This is one of the largest groups of breeds. It is descended from the southern branch of the descendants of Tibetan mastiffs. Initially, these large short-haired dog urban civilizations of Asia Minor and Mesopotamia was used as a military. Huge, sometimes dressed in special armor and collars with spikes, dogs terrified enemies, because they were very vicious and stubborn. Used them for baiting wild animals, such bloody spectacles were quite common in the Roman Empire and beyond. Part of the modern molosser Western Europe, of course, comes from the mixing of the etching and short-haired dogs with true wolfhounds. In dogs, these rocks are characterized by the physique. Even medium-sized animals are heavy and have a massive skeleton, large are recognized giants in the dog world. The type of addition varies from strong to rough and even loose. Behavior most often balanced, sometimes phlegmatic. Dogs have extreme tenacity and independence. To outsiders, typically, distrustful and aggressive. Territoriality is inherent in all members of the group, but the sociality is very different: in other breeds selection for fighting qualities was conducted until recently. Naturally, dogs vivodina to fight their own kind, little tolerant of each other. All molossers in our climate can only be used for personal protection and for indoor work. No blankets and overalls will not protect the dog, devoid of natural protection, from the December frost, besides any clothing prevents the dog to fight with a man.