Mastiff type means a large molosser dog. The term "mastiff type" has been used synonymously with the term "molosser".  For example, the bulldog breeds, the Great Dane, mountain dogs, pit bulls and even smaller dogs such as the Boston terrier, may be considered "mastiff types" in this broad sense.  The descriptive term, mastiff type, should not be confused with the breed, the English mastiff that is commonly referred to as the Mastiff.
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