AMERICAN MOLOSSUS: THE WORLD’S LARGEST PUPPY


– [Narrator] Dogumentary
TV, producing the best breed documentaries on YouTube. (dog barking) (tribal music) – My name is Marcus Curtis
of Old World Molossus. (groovy music) Yeah, as of right now
we’ve been closely tracking the first litter. And, we’re shocked and amazed at, the litter is way above schedule. They’re much bigger than we anticipated. We thought they were
going to be really large, but not quite at this level. One of the puppies in
fact, Old World Euphrates, recently was recorded as the
largest puppy in the world. At nine months, 180 pounds. In fact, the entire litter,
they just turned 10 months, and the entire litter, the smallest one I think is probably in
the 170 to 172 range. So, they’re humongous. Today, we’re looking
at Old World Sasquatch. He’s the male of that litter. We’re really proud of him, and he himself is just about 180 at 10 months. The world’s biggest
puppy is just something that kind of found us. When we created, or actually
resurrected this breed, the goal was never, “We’re gonna produce the
biggest dog in the world.” That wasn’t the goal. The goal was just to bring
back that ancient dog. Now, keep in mind that dog was huge. It was a big dog. It had a really thick torso,
a massive square head. It was just a big dog. And, it had to be because
it had to contend with mountain lions, sometimes lions, bears. I mean, it had to be a huge dog. Multiple people attacking, it had to be able to contend with that. So, the goal was to produce a big dog, but just not at this scale. Like for instance, the average
Neopolitan Mastiff male is 150 pounds plus. This entire is litter is
almost 180 pounds at 10 months, including the females. So, they’re extremely huge. When you go off the growth
chart for Mastiff’s, which are known as the
biggest dogs in the world, they’re ahead of them. And, there’s been talk,
and I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback from
other breeders out there, people that are fascinated with them, and I’m thankful for that. The positive feedback. But, they said that,
perhaps it’s like the Liger. The tigers and the lions,
when they cross them they ended up being a
bigger, healthier specimen, but they got much larger. And, perhaps we could be seeing that. Or perhaps because of the
DNA that goes behind them, all the way back, the
infusion of those dogs have worked on that. I’m not sure, I cannot tell you honestly that that was the target, and I knew that because I didn’t. But, I knew they were going to be big. But, the world’s biggest
puppy it’s pretty crazy, they did research on it,
Dark Mountain Molossus, one of the breeders that
partnered up with us, he approached the Guinness Book Records and they documented it. They have nothing ever
on record of a puppy being that big at that age. But, what they did is,
they didn’t wanna actually record it in the Guinness
Book Of World Records because they said that
they thought it would stimulate a whole bunch of people trying to stuff their
dogs, and get ’em fat and unhealthy, and I totally respect that. Because, the last thing
I wanna do is promote something that would be unhealthy. So, we’re just keeping it as it is. It was documented, they
did an article on it, and we’re fascinated. I mean, I love the breed. I’m so happy with them. Just a blessing. (mellow music) To kind of explain this
whole thing is that, when doing research about
the Neopolitan Mastiffs that I’ve bred for 18 and a half years. I was in love with the breed. Put my heart and soul into ’em. And through, I’m an avid reader, and through doing research,
that’s how I found out about the ancient Molossus. It was around between
3,200 B.C. and 5,000 B.C. They were around a long time. There were statues of them in the Metropolitan Museum Of Art. And, they show the whole thing, the torso, the head, the cropped ears. Everything about ’em. There’s a lot of studies that were done, writings, they were talking
about the temperament. And so, that kind of
got me into wanting to bring these dogs back. What’s interesting is
that, I don’t want to say that I created the breed, ‘cuz I didn’t. What actually happened is they existed. Alexander the Great, it’s written that he crossed them with a long haired white dog. And, there’s … The jury’s out on what
exact breed that was. There’s some ancient breeds right now in Afghanistan and
different areas in Europe that they believe are
descendants from that dog. But, that is ultimately what created the Old English Mastiff. And then, the Neopolitan
Mastiff came from the Molossus. They used the Molossus
and bred them with a smaller fighting dog. So, they had more tenacity,
more of an attack dog that would fight. And, they used them in the Colosseum. But, the DNA and the
genealogy path goes back to the Molossus, and you can
see their characteristics. You can see the temperament,
you can see the guardian attributes to them. Going back to that dog. So, the dog really didn’t
completely go extinct, so to speak, their DNA, their gene pool is still within those dogs. But, I was so excited
about it that I wanted to hand select the
correct dogs, that had the perfect temperament, the
type, put ’em back together and go back to that dog. It’s gonna take a lot of work,
but it’s a dream of mine. It’s a passion, and just like everybody who ever started any of the breeds, they had to start with a passion. They had to have a
purpose to why they were creating the dog. Whether it was hunting, whether
it was catching water nets, whether it was herding,
everybody had a vision in mind of what that purpose was. And, I just thought when
a dog was around for thousands of years, and their
main duty was to ward off, like a giant security person, so to speak. Not necessarily to
attack, but generally to ward people off. Protect, and protect not just their owner but the family, the village,
the property, other animals. There’s a real need for that nowadays. I mean, there’s a lot
of stuff that goes on. You don’t have to look at the news to see all the craziness that goes on. So, I wanted to bring that dog back, and for people to have
the comfort of a dog that loves them, very
loyal, wants to spend time with ’em, very
intimidating without having to get crazy to do it. At the same time, health. I mean, anytime you
introduce larger gene pools that helps bring an influx of health. If you use the right selection
of healthy specimens. So, there was a whole lot
of things that went into bringing this breed back. And, I understand they’re
not for everybody. It’s not a sales pitch to
try to push this on anybody, but the dog existed. It still was around through
genes of different dogs, and I’ve brought ’em all together, and brought ’em back
for a serious purpose. And, there’s nothing that’ll ever stop me. They’re here, I’m motivated. There’s a ton of people behind me. There’s four different … The ADF, the USBR, the UBBR, the ADF, they’re all behind us. And, we’re excited. (mellow music) We’ve been pleasantly surprised. You’d like to say that,
you want to hit a home run on every single puppy,
on every single litter, and that’s always not the case, when you’re being quite honest. But, this litter is exceptional. We’ve posted pictures
and video of all of them, and every single one of ’em is consistent. They have similar traits. As far as the aesthetics
of what we envisioned was a black brindle, just like the original ancient Molossus from Mesopotamia. We wanted ’em to have little to no white. We wanted to have a broad, thicker body, which they all have. We wanted to have a passive
temperament at home, around the family, but
a guardian temperament when it came to the home to their family, to other animals. We’ve tested them, we’ve
had different people come from different points of the property off leash, on leash just to kind of see how alert they are at a young age. We did some testing early on
at five weeks, eight weeks just to test their temperament
and their tolerance to noises, to different people and so far we’ve been really surprised. Obviously at 10 months
there’s still a lot to go, but we’re really, really excited about their development so far. (mellow music) All Mastiff breeds, both
in the Neopolitan Mastiff, Old English Mastiff, or Mastiff, generally after about 16 months, you can
go ahead and test their hips, and get ’em certified,
if you want to do that. We obviously are going
to test them as well, because we’re gonna be breeding ’em. And, that’s really important. The good thing is, is when
we’re selecting these dogs, we made sure that I knew my
line from multiple generations. And then, talking with
the breeders of the dogs that we brought in, used really
good sound stock as well. Really happy with that. The expectations moving forward is, to continually watch their development both on their temperament, their health, how they look. So far, they’re on point
as far as everything that we were expecting or hoping for from their body, and
from the look, the head. Basically from the type
that we envisioned. We’re gonna just continue to do that, and we’re gonna work on
this as a never ending evolution we’re doing. So, we’re gonna selectively take each one, including Sasquatch, and
find the right female to enhance what they have. And, anything that we see
that needs improvement, we’re gonna look for that. And then just try to
double up on everything. But, we’re really happy to have, it’s eight different
breeders now that have come aboard to work with us. We’re all gonna be
working together closely. And, we also registered with the four different registries now. They wanna see this breed progress, ‘cuz they’re recently resurrected. But, it’s a lot of momentum already. A lot of momentum. (mellow music)

100 thoughts on “AMERICAN MOLOSSUS: THE WORLD’S LARGEST PUPPY

  • This guy is deluded. Your breeding mastiffs. Isolating mastiff genes. To make a mastiff. Molossers are long since gone from us. Also, where do you live fella? Looks nice. Is slicing your pups ears really necessary?

  • Dear Marcus, you are only at F1, this is only the very first step in creating a breed. You will have to work at least 25 years to fix characters, so don't boast anything ok? You have nothing else than a F1, you do not have any breed but just a mix as yet.

  • This guy is such a doofus what a delusional dumb ass, why would you breed a dog to look like this I can already see this dog is suffering he’ll be lucky to live 6yrs

  • I just commented on the first video. And now, I rest my case. Poor, poor dog. You forgot to give him rear leg muscles. He runs like a sea lion now. Please don’t play God anymore.

  • with 9 months that dog have less energy than a 12 years old mastiff kind dog..
    so, he talks about guard dogs, I can tire this dog just by running for 2 minutes….
    loyal dogs? all breeds MUST be loyal dogs…
    company dog? This dog looks more like a big vet bills on the long run.

    This is not healthy breeding, just mixing breeds for size. Nothing else, just size is all I see.

  • The Neapolitan Mastiff itself has only been around since the end of World War 2 when the number of original Cane Corso was greatly decreased and people started introducing other breeds into the Corso blood.
    These dogs are nothing like the ancient dogs. The old world dogs where not unbalanced, awkwardly moving dogs. This first generation will most likely have some serious health issues. If he outcrossed to South African Boerboels, Turkish Malki or American Mastiffs then these health issues would be corrected. I wish him well with his endeavors.

  • Oh look this fucker again. What an idiot. Please stop giving this dude airtime with his abomination of a "breed".

  • That breed should be a working line.. The Italian line of Neapolitan look very different than the American Neapolitan Mastiffs. Furthermore, this breed and Corso are in fact the same dog! If you study you will see what I am saying is true.

  • As always I loved the video. I have deep respect for OLD WORLD, and watched his work with neo's over the years with admiration. I think the Tibetan Mastiff and Caucasian Ovcharka are potential examples of breeds with ancient molossus background. I like the short coat and more reliable temperaments of the parent breeds of the A.M. much better. Size and look alone are deterrents for bad guys. I hope they look only to preserve innate molosser-type breed temperament protection abilities, as opposed to trying to harden or sharpen that. I love and respect all molosser type breed descendants and have spent 35 years specifically studying, working with, and promoting these breeds. I'm an activist on the front line fighting b.s.l. and hope we all never fuel the fire already burning against us. I love the stated goals and intent here, as well as the humility and desire to produce quality over quantity. God bless these breeders.
    REV. CLINTON NUSBAUMER ✌️

  • So if they ressurected the breed,why call it American Molossus?This guy doesn't even know what its
    history is and just spouts nonsense

  • Lovely features but the potential vet bill scares me. While I got caught up in size and markings I'm still considering the Malinois for overall health and agility.

  • if i wanted to recreate the MOLOSSUS i would take a Presa breed it to a Beoreboel . take the result breed it to a turkish Kangal. then breed that to dogo. Neo's are good dogs but realistically they seem really slow and not athletic. thats just me.

  • always thought english mastiff was the largest breed ,past a few of those no matter how much money you invest to buy the best gene , their life is short and they all end up sadly

  • Very unimpressed. I didn't see anything special, just a big, ugly, lazy, drooling dog that struggled to breathe. Everyone knows that the smaller the dog the longer it lives so from that perspective this is a terrible investment. No protection work was shown because the dog would pass out from exhaustion.

  • You can smell the shady on this guy through the screen. Don't want to even think about the graveyard this cunt is has amassed. No thought for health and longevity.

  • 9 month 180? Just read a post on a 10month 200lbs Irish Wolfhound. My EM just turn 1 year and isn't close to those numbers either. His both side of grandparents over 200, but his daddy was a run so I'm guessing he's going to be at most 180. We're 150lbs now.

  • I love this channel…but I don’t wanna see this guy again. The dog looks unhealthy, its gait is off. Hind legs are obviously bothering him.

  • I dont think people realize that this dog no longer exists because there is no use for it. We bred it into other breeds to advance our then breeds. Sadly he is creating a dog that doesn't fit into current society, it maybe a nice trophy dog , but the way people love their "pure" breeds no one will see them as anything other than a mutts.

  • All of you sorry ass people that had a negative reaction to this man's dog, should be ashamed of yourselves fuckin haters!!!! Beautiful dogs Marcus

  • The liger is not a bigger healthier combination of the lion & tiger. They’re actually very unhealthy and could never live in the wild

  • Mark can a sasquatch out grow in an English mastiff in weight,Could
    They even grow taller then a great
    Dane.

  • Why not call it a neoenglish? There’s only two breeds going into this. The mollosus would have looked like a central Asian shepherd/bully kutta/ovtcharka type mostly long coat

  • The Turkish mastiff is the closest relative of the ancient breed along with the dog that’s still around called the mollosus of Epirus

  • Yall need to stop hating on these dogs, yes there are certain problems, but keep in mind these are just prototypes, so they still have some things to work out. And once they do, these will be amazing

  • The real Molossus is alive though lol Legit the real breed is not extinct it was just thought to be extinct, the hellenic mastiff variety is the actual one in some of his pictures with the black dragon being the ones that are serious ones known as molossus of epirus. The black dragon are known as the protectors usually and fought in most wars. These are all coat colors of Molossus in Greece where they are registered. They have always been around just not as known and I think mostly do to financial problems of greece…. this guy is a scam artist. I think he should call it the pseudo molossus or change the name to something else.

  • One litter of mixed breed puppies doesn’t make a new breed. He simply has a cross breed or hybrid dog. You only have achieved a new breed when those dogs can mate with each other and produce litters that exhibit the breed characteristics. For example, breeding two Yorkiepoos doesn’t produce a Litter of Yorkiepoos.

  • I actually enjoy this breed and it IS functional if in shred weight. Like a fortress of a dog, but by no means is this the healthy Molossus of Epirus. I am working on importing best stuff from Greece. Look up Molossus of Epirus, they are still around they just were labeled that extinct label as they were low amounts. This dude is Italian even right lol?! Like where did you get extinct from….wikipedia even says at bottom that they are still around….. like he just read the top part and goes ima be the expert on the "extinct" molossus, the molossus are in the greek kennel club and are supposedly going to be introduced to fci under molossus of epirus which is the main one. The other alexandrou and pyrou and hellenic mastiff ones that are part of molossus of epirus and different colors ones too. The epirus ones without the other colors are the best look to me as they are what is known as black dragon warrior mastiff during wars by greeks. Black and tan being best color of those. They have ACTUAL kennel club shows with molossus. I am supposed to get ones from best dog breeder in greece for them. Will see but this is the largest lie on your page.

  • I wish you luck! From the bottom of my heart! Specially when you speak about bringing better health for those wonderful animals. Your aproach to the matter deserves my respect. I use to read people very well and I suppose I'm not mistaken about yourself. You are a good man! Greetings from Brazil! By the way, he is a great dog!

  • If you want to see what an old world mastiff looks like, look up Molossus of Epiru or Kurdish mastiff. That's what a mollosser type dog most likely looked like. Not this poor over weight dog. I'm sure if the dog lost weight he would look like a proper mollosser dog, but then he would look just like a regular neapolitan mastiff.

  • Lol this guy is full of shit. It was definitely a big dog but a good and healthy dog! A dog that can actually function and move correct. This dog can’t even last 1-2 minutes running or working on a farm. Plus a puppy that big at his age is definitely not right. This dog is a fake neopolitian mastiff. The real ancient molosser is the mastino aka neopolitian mastiff

  • I am not sure about this. Click my pic, that is a true Neo. Lean strong muscle while remaining 160ish as an 8 year old adult. That is not skin shaking on his giants as they should, it's fat. They are overfeed, under exercised. I'm a little worried. I'd like to see health records at 5-9 years old. Does anyone know the lifespan on his? Neo's are already old at 8. You shorten that and the window of life is too short.

  • I congratulate what you doing man. Good stuff. Keep doing your research, tracking records, n a keen eye. I can see your dream coming true. You know what you want n you know what you looking for. Good stuff.

  • If you wanted to create a giant sized molossus, because I do not use an Aksaray Malaklisi or kangal, the English Mastiff is one of the most problematic breeds that exists.

    Take the test with a Neapolitan Mastiff and an Aksaray Malaklisi, you will have a giant molossus and a stamina.

  • There's probably a good reason the ancient breeds went extinct. And who needs a bear-dog in 2019? We're not farmers on the plains fending off large beasts anymore. So what place do these animals have when being brought back?

  • Nice, but I'm getting a cane Corso,180lbs @10 months,I'm cool,to big to quick, it just looks like a brindle neo mastiff

  • Amazing… but i see so many defects, from cancer, hip problems, ectoprion and so on. So unbalanced breed.

  • Dogs way too fat and baggy. I’d most likely be able to run away with my running back juking motions and explosive acceleration.

  • uh the first of all his dog is FAT, this is some disgusting irresponsible breeding. they're just making BIG dogs, in no way does size equate to power with this breed.looks like it'd tire out and die from exhaustion before taking anything down. PLEASE REMOVE THIS VIDEO AND IGNORANT "breeder"

  • We should breed dogs for health to improve the quality of their life instead of inflating our own oversized egos.

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