SabertoothLionessFeatured By OwnerApr 28, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm impressive. The dog appears to have the characteristics of the Cane Corso aka Sicilian Mastiff which has close ties to the Roman Legion. The ancestor of the Cane Corso known as the Molossus is present in the family trees of hundreds of dog breeds from the American Pit Bull Terrier all the way to the Golden Retriever. Molosser type dogs are still prized but endangered(blame Breed Specific Legislation, dog fighting and animal cruelty) in this day and age. Their many functions include guarding, hunting, family companion, draft work, seeing eye dogs, weight pulling and Schutzhund.