Molosser

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Seekor anjing mastif Brazil, menunjukkan binaan molosser tipikal.

Molosser ialah satu kategori baka anjing yang binaannya pejal yang semuanya diturunkan daripada leluhur bersama. Namanya diperoleh daripada Molossia,[1] sebuah rantau di Epirus purba,[2] tempat anjing gembala besar dikenali sebagai anjing Molossus.[3]

Molosser biasanya mempunyai tulang berat, telinga loket, leher agak pendek dan sangat berotot, dan muncung pendek.

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  1. Dogue De Bordeaux: A Comprehensive Owner's Guide oleh Joseph Janish, ISBN 1-59378-215-2, 2003, ms 10, "The Dogue de Bordeaux falls into a group of dogs classified as molossers, descendants of the Molossus, a dog that lived around the time of 700 BC"
  2. The Mini-Atlas of Dog Breeds by Andrew De Prisco,ISBN 0-86622-091-7,1990,page 136,"... Mastiff prototypes , such as the Molossus of Epirus and Babylonian Mastiff, were used as flock guards against wolves and other predators. ..."
  3. The molossid bats are named after this breed of dog: The Mammals of the Southern African Sub-region oleh J. D. Skinner, ISBN 0-521-84418-5, 2006, ms 277, "The name of the [free-tailed bats] family is derived from the Greek molossus, a kind of dog used by Greek shepherds in ancient times."

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