Adronicus Mastiff

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
This breed is also known as
American Adronicus Bandog
A relatively recent American creation that many have heard of, yet only a few have seen in the flesh, the Adronicus Mastiff was developed by California pastor, consultant and fitness equipment producer Cary Mejia. The Adronicus Mastiff is said to have been created from eight different types of mastiff, but the actual breeds have not been divulged as they are seen by Mejia as a trade secret. However, it is suspected that some varieties of Bandogge, as well as Cane Corso, Neapolitan Mastiff, Great Dane, American Bulldog, Presa Canario, American Staffordshire Terrier and Bullmastiff were used in the program, but these claims have yet to be confirmed. The Adronicus Mastiff has gained great popularity with Hollywood celebrities and some of the better-known athletes, mainly boxers and mixed martial arts competitors. Promoted as a "very expensive exotic rare breed", without highlighting or proving many of its working qualities, this creation has yet to be accepted by the general public, but it has also received very little if any support from the working dog community, most of whom regard it as more or less a fast-money scam and an insult to proper bandogging. The only organization that officially recognizes the breed is the Olympia International Dog Registry, which was founded by none other than the creator of the Mastiff Adronicus himself.

The dogs themselves are rather handsome and apparently functional, but as there were so many different breeds to create the Adronicus Mastiff, there isn't much uniformity in terms of appearance. This is explained by the creator as evidence of breed-specific "lines", which are supposedly bred to slightly different standards on purpose. Whatever the case, the Adronicus Mastiff seems to be an extremely expensive designer dog, with mostly "hyper" and great marketing skills from its creator as its main selling points.

Perhaps the future holds great things for this breed and it miraculously becomes a proven working dog, but for now it's pretty hard to take the Adronicus Mastiff seriously. Although there is very little mention of temperament, guarding abilities or even the breed's actual purpose by its promoters, the Adronicus Mastiff is supposed to be a superb personal protection and property dog, as well as an intelligent, devoted and obedient companion. Apparently, most of these dogs differ only slightly from Cane Corso or other bandogge types, having compact, muscular, broad-chested bodies, broad, round heads with reasonably short, broad muzzles and well-developed cheekbones. Ears can be either cropped or left in their natural state, while tails are generally unchanged.

The coat is short, smooth and flat, most often seen in shades of black, blue, fawn or brindle, with or without white markings. The average height is around 71 centimeters, although larger dogs do exist.

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