This #mastiff popularity in England came to an…

This #mastiff popularity in England came to an abrupt end when the Kennel Club put in place their anti-cropping rule. The breed suffered greatly with the onset of World War I and II, to the point of almost being extinct. Historians tell us that Adolf Hitler ordered that the breed be killed on sight because of their guarding devotion to their families. At that time in Europe, only three breeding pairs were left after World War II.

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Name the breed….

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In my next posts, I will be doing a more thorough write up about this breed and it’s interesting history.

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