The Neapolitan Mastiff is a large guard dog that originated in central Italy. The breed was originally used to guard houses and protect livestock.
Appearance & Grooming
The Neapolitan Mastiff is an extra large dog. They have a short and dense coat in black, blue, mahogany, and tawny. The Neapolitan Mastiff sheds seasonally and requires weekly brushing when shedding.
Behavior & Disposition
The Neapolitan Mastiff is known for its loyal, trainable, stubborn, fearless, and protective personality. Adult supervision is recommended when playing with children and other dogs.
The Neapolitan Mastiff has a moderate activity level. Because they grow fast, it is recommended to feed them balanced, nutritious foods with high fat and low protein.
The Neapolitan-Mastiff requires consistent training with positive reinforcement. Early socialization and obedience training in puppyhood are recommended.