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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