Dog breeds Group 2 – Section 2 FCI – Molossoid

Molossoid is a term that identifies a family of dog breeds, known above all for their powerful muscles and robust physical structure. Let's see what are the general features of this family, how many kinds of Molossoid exist and what are the characteristics of each of them.

Group 2

We will conclude this guide with some tips on how to train dogs Molossoid, that being a family of particularly strong and energetic specimens requires extra care compared to other families of dog breeds.

The FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) recognize 337 races and each one is ‘property’ from a specific country, where it had its origin. All of them are included in 10 Groups under one registration number, a section number and a group number.

Standard – classification FCI

  • Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs.
  • Section 2: Molossoid.

1 Aidi – Atlas Mountain Dog


The Aidi is highly energetic, protective and extremely vigilant. Despite its resemblance to Sheepdogs, the Aidi is not

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2 Bosnian and Herzegovinian - Croatian Shepherd Dog

Bosnian and Herzegovinian - Croatian Shepherd Dog

The Bosnian and Herzegovinian - Croatian Shepherd Dog It is a very sensitive and quiet dog.

The Bosnian and Herzegovinian - Croatian Shepherd Dog, also called Tornjak, It

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3 Boxer


The Boxer It is docile and boasts an unmatched loyalty with his family of the BOXER

The Boxer It is a breed of working dogs

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4 Broholmer


The Broholmer It was used as a watchdog for large farms and feudal lands.

The Broholmer it's interesting, partly because it's a breed of

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5 Bulldog


The Bulldog Currently he is a dog known for having a good humor.

The race Bulldog or English Bulldog, It was initially used for bets

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6 Bullmastiff

Although affectionate and sweet nature, the Bullmastiff he's a great watchdog with a mind of his own.


The coexistence that you go is important

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7 Cane Corso

Cane Corso

The Cane Corso It is a versatile and balanced dog that can adapt to all.


The coexistence that you are going to have is important

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8 Castro Laboreiro Dog

Cão de Castro Laboreiro

The Castro Laboreiro Dog It is an excellent guard dog and companion

The Castro Laboreiro Dog (Cão de Castro Laboreiro) is a race

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9 Caucasian Shepherd Dog

Caucasian Shepherd Dog
The Caucasian Shepherd Dog It is a healthy animal and stable temperament.


The coexistence that you are going to have with your new one is important

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10 Central Asian Shepherd Dog

Central Asian Shepherd Dog

The Central Asian Shepherd Dog It is a cat with dog skin, sensitive and partner.

The dog Central Asian Shepherd Dog (среднеазиатская овчарка or

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11 Cimarrón uruguayo


The Cimarrón uruguayo also called Cimarrón dog or Creole cimarrón is the only breed developed entirely in Uruguayan territory.

The Cimarrón uruguayo is a

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12 Dogo Argentino

Dogo Argentino

He is a fierce guardian and defender. It is not convenient to stimulate their aggressiveness.


The coexistence that you are going to have with your new one is important

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13 Dogo Canario

Dogo Canario

The aggressiveness of Dogo Canario should not be overly stimulated. It is an optimal guardian and defender without the need for training.

The Dogo Canario

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14 Dogue de Bordeaux

Dogue de Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux It is very faithful to its owner and loving with children.

The Dogue de Bordeaux, it's a molossian in size

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15 English mastiff

English mastiff

The English mastiff He is extremely loyal and faithful to his family.

The English mastiff It is a breed of dog of large size type trotting

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16 Estrela Mountain Dog

Serra da Estrela Dog

The Estrela Mountain Dog is a big dog, rough lines and powerful appearance

The mountain dog

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17 Fila Brasileiro

Fila Brasileiro

The Fila Brasileiro it is a rare dog in Europe, which implies that it is difficult to find a good puppy.


It is important to

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18 Great Dane

Great Dane
It is an expensive dog, that he eats in proportion to his size and that when he is young he needs some care


It is important

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19 Hovawart


The term Hovawart derives from medieval German, in which -hova- meant “Court” y -wart-, “guardian”.

The dog as guardian of the house and

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20 Kangal Shepherd Dog

Kangal Shepherd Dog

The Kangal Shepherd Dog is quiet, bold, independent, Intelligent, docile.

El Pastor Kangal It is a large and very strong watchdog that is very

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21 Karst Shepherd

Karst Shepherd

The Karst Shepherd a typical guard dog. Acts largely independently, which is also essential for the

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22 Landseer


The nature of Landseer and Newfoundland is very similar, considering the first one as something more agile.

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23 Leonberger


Once you get to know Leonberger dogs better, you will be enchanted by them forever.

The Leonberger He is a very big dog and

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24 Majorca Mastiff (Majorcan mastiff dog)

Majorca Mastiff
The Majorca Mastiff is a gentle dog, extremely affectionate with their owners, faithful to his master


It is important the coexistence that

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25 Neapolitan mastiff

Neapolitan mastiff

Despite his fierce appearance, the Neapolitan mastiff It is a balanced dog and friend of children.

“Neapolitan mastiff”

The Neapolitan mastiff, to the

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26 Newfoundland


The Newfoundland radiates majestic serenity.

The Newfoundland was born on the east coast of Canada. The great island of Newfoundland, which is in front

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27 Pyrenean Mastiff

Pyrenean Mastiff

The Pyrenean Mastiff he is very tolerant and sweet with children, Watch them as if they were his flock.

The Pyrenean Mastiff It

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28 Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Pyrenean Mountain Dog

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog is a guardian and protector with territorial claims.

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog is a

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29 Rafeiro of Alentejo

Rafeiro of Alentejo

The Rafeiro of Alentejo It is an excellent watchdog in the haciendas and houses of the Alentejo.

The Rafeiro of Alentejo (Mastiff

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30 Rottweiler


The Rottweiler is a quiet dog, docile and faithful family.

The Rottweiler is one of the breeds of German origin that

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31 Saint Miguel Cattle Dog

Saint Miguel Cattle Dog
The dog's Saint Miguel Cattle Dog It is a breed of dog Portugal, specifically the Azores Islands.

With the settlement of

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32 Shar Pei

Shar Pei

The Shar Pei he is affectionate with his owner; he is quite reserved with strangers.

Dogs like breed Shar Pei have existed in

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33 Spanish Mastiff

Spanish Mastiff

The Spanish Mastiff, He is regarded as the oldest Spanish race.

The Spanish Mastiff (also called Leonese Mastiff) is a breed of dog type

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34 St. Bernard

St. Bernard

The St. Bernard It is very affectionate and has an innate sense of relief especially in the snow.

The St. Bernard is a race

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35 Tibetan Mastiff (Do-Khy)

Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff It is not a dog to live with children.


The coexistence that you are going to have is important

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36 Tosa


The Tosa is quiet, serene, dignified and extraordinarily peaceful.

The Tosa It is a breed of dog originating in Japan. Molosser appearance

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37 Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog Sharplanina


The Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog Sharplanina is a brave dog, quiet, safe and reserved with strangers.

As it is the case with many breeds,

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