Dog breeds Group 2 - Section 2.2 of the FCI – Molossoid, mountain type

The group 2 of the FCI is reserved for dogs type Molossoid.

Group 2

Section 1: Pinscher and Schnauzer type

Section 2: Molossoid

2.1 Molossoid, mastiff type

2.2 Molossoid, mountain type

Section 3: Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs

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. 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 2.2: Molossoid, mountain type.

Today there are two categories of dogs Molossoid; dogs mastiff type and dogs mountain type. In this box we will focus on the Molossoid, mountain type, that the molossians more primitive, with long fur , or failing that, very dense, very tall stature at the cross and traditionally associated with keeping livestock.

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 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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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 Karst Shepherd

Karst Shepherd

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

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10 Landseer


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

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11 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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12 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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13 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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14 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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15 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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16 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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17 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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18 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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19 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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