this massive breed has been a protector in southern Italy since Roman times. He is a descendant of the ancient Molossus that were brought to Rome to fight in the arenas. his average weight is 110-154 pounds. Coat type - dense, with a coarse texture. Colors - permitted are colors black, blue, gray, mahogany, and brindle.
This breed originated in Africa. It was originally used to hunt native game. It is an AKC recognized breed, colors consist of only one allowable one. Short coat. Intelligent, family oriented, good hunter. Size averages 24-27 inches, and 70-85 pounds. It has a distinct feature that sets it apart from other breeds.
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This breed has the appearance of an active, intelligent, muscular dog of heavy bone, smooth coat, compactly built, and of medium or small structure. Expression alert, curious, and interested. average weight 22-28 pounds. the colors are All brindle, fawn, white, brindle and white. they are aften refered to as "little clowns"