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Molossus Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Molossus so you can get to know the breed more.

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Molossus
OriginGreece
Other Names
What other names does the Molossus have? The dog breed also known as...
Molosser, Mastín, Molossian hound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Molossus recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Molossus recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Molossus puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Molossus price:
Unavailable
Unfortunately the Molossus is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.

Molossus General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Molossus size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Molossus weigh? Molossus weight:
90-120 pounds (41-54 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Molossus? Molossus average weight:
105 pounds (47.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Molossus? Molossus height:
20–30 inches (50-76 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Molossus average height:
25 inches (63 cm)

Molossus Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Molossus have? What does this canine coat look like?
Fluffy
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Molossus's coat?
Brindle
Grooming
How to groom the Molossus and how often?
Easy to groom: The Molossus doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Molossus is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Molossus dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Molosser? Molossus shedding level:
Molossuss are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.

Molossus Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Molossus have? What characteristics does the breed have?
FierceFerociousLoyalGuardingHuntingProtective
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Molossus? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Molossus's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Molossus dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Molossuss are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Molossuss are not the most playful dog breed. Sometimes they do like playing, but that's not their favorite activity.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Molossus sensitivity:
Molossuss have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Molossuss are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Molosser need? Molossus social needs:
Molossuss are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Molossus dogs bark a lot? Why does my Mastín bark?
Average to high: The Molossus is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Molossus good as a watchdog?
Molossuss are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Molossus dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Molossus dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Molossuss strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Molossus bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Molosser? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Molossus? Why do dog bites happen?
High
The Molossus has a high chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Molossus do?
Molossuss have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Molossuss need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Molossus to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Molossus roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Molossus is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Molossus have high prey drive?
Molossuss have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Molossus dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Molossus good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Molossuss are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Molossuss adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Molossuss do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Molossus dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Molossus Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Molossuss are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Molossus dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Molossus and children:
Molossuss are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Molossus dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Molossuss are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Molossus good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Molossus dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Molossuss are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Molossuss good office dogs? Do Molossuss make good office friendly dogs? Can Molossuss be office dogs?
No
Molossus is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Molossus dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Molosser temperament with senior people? Are Molossus dogs good for elderly owners?
Molossuss are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Molossus dogs get along with other pets? Are Molossus dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Molossuss usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Molossus breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Molossuss are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Molossus be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Molossus is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Molossus be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Molossus is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Molossus be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Molossus is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Molossus be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Molossus is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Molossus be a boat dog?
Not really
Molossus breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Molossus be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Molossus is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Molossus Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Molossus dogs have health problems?
Molossuss tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Molossus dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Molossus be?
11-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Molossus breed hypoallergenic?
No
Molossuss don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Molossus have?
Molossuss have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Molossus dogs require per day?
Molossuss need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Molossuss are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Molossus need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Molossus risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Molossus's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Molossus's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
High
The Molossus has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Molossus drool?
The Molossus is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool much more than others, just like the Molossus. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Molossus Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Molossus: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Molossus have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Molossus have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
1-14 puppies

Molossus Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Molossus's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Molossuss are very easy to train.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Molossus doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Molossuss are low shedders.
  • Watchdog Ability: Molossuss are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Molossuss are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Molossuss tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Molossuss don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Molossuss are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Drooling tendency: The Molossus is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
  • Stinkiness: The Molossus has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Mouthiness: Molossuss have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Molossus is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Molossuss do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Molossuss are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Molossus is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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