Dog breeds Group 2 – Section 2 from FCI – Molossoid

Molossoid is a term that identifies a family of dog breeds, known primarily for their powerful muscles and robust physical build. 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 is ‘property’ from a specific country, where it had its origin. All of them are included in 10 Groups under a registration number, a section number and a group number.

Standard – classification FCI

  • Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer Dogs - Molossoids - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs.
  • Section 2: Molossoid.

1 Aidi – Atlas Mountain Dog


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

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2 Pastor of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia

Pastor of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia

The Pastor of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia It is a very sensitive and quiet dog.

The Pastor of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, also called Tornjak, is one

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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 Bullmastiff is a guard dog, Intelligent, discreet

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7 Italian Corso Dog

Italian Corso Dog

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

Something small and elegant that the Read more

8 Castro Laboreiro Dog

Castro Laboreiro Dog

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

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

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9 Pastor of the Caucasus

Caucasian Shepherd

The Pastor of the Caucasus It is a healthy animal and stable temperament.

“Pastor of the Caucasus”

A Pastor of the Caucasus it's a big sheepdog and

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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 the Cimarrón dog or cimarrón criollo, it is the only breed fully developed 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 Dogo Argentino (Argentine Dogo) is a breed of dog, created by the doctor

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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 It

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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

Cão da Serra da Estrela

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

The Dog of the Sierra de

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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.

The Fila Brasileiro has its

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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

The Great Dane is the

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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

Anatolian Shepherd

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 watchdog. Acts largely independently, which is also essential for protection

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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 it is a very big and beautiful dog.

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24 Bou CA (Ca de Bou)

Bou CA

The Bou CA is a gentle dog, extremely affectionate with their owners, faithful to his master

The Ca de Bou, also known as

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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 Mastiff in the Pyrenees

Mastiff in the Pyrenees

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

The Mastiff in the Pyrenees 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 Spanish Mastiff) is a breed of dog type

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34 San Bernardo

San Bernardo

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

The San Bernardo is a race

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35 Tibetan Mastiff (Dogo del Tibet)

Tibetan Mastiff

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

of the “Tibetan Mastiff”

The Tibetan Mastiff or Bulldog

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36 Tosa Inu

Tosa Inu

The Tosa Inu is quiet, serene, worthy and extraordinarily peaceful.

The Tosa Inu 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, the

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