This is a collection of mastiff and bulldog pictures and painting from before they were bred to ruin by the show/money breeders.
A Great Dane with an old style body with the English Boar hound head type
Old type, tucked and athletic English Mastiff
Very nice old type Neapolitan
Old working Bullmastiff
These pictures reflect a function over form breeding strategy, all these dogs were bred for what they could do not to satisfy some twisted standard. A working dogs function is first and foremost to do the work for which it was bred. If a standard requires a change in the dogs form that will prevent them from doing their job, the standard is wrong. Nature does not beauty breed, wild predators are selected by their ability to survive and reproduce. Most of them are beautiful animals, without the insane distortions we’ve inflicted on dogs. Function over form naturally produces better form and function.
This links to my page for the bizarre mutants produced by “beauty breeding”