Name: Neapolitan Mastiff
Other names: Italian Bulldog, Italian Mastiff, Mastino Napoletano, Italian Molosso, Can’e presa
Country of origin: Italy
Size Type: Large Breed Dogs
Group: Working Dog Breeds, Guard Dog Breeds
Life span: 8 – 10 years
Temperament: Obedient, Stubborn, Dominant, Protective, Fearless, Teachable
Height: Females: 58-70 cm; Males: 63-77 cm
Weight: Males: 60-70 kg; Females: 50-60 kg
Color: Black, Blue, Mahogany, Dark Yellow, Brindle
Price of puppies: $2,500 – $4,500 USD
It is an ancient dog breed recreated in Italy in the 1940s. The Neapolitan Mastiff is a mass of muscles and bones that act as a watchdog; the breed was bred to protect, protect the owners and their property. The breed is characterized by sagging skin covering the entire body, the tilted head has a huge number of folds. The classics of this breed exhibit the appearance of a monster, an intimidating head shape and posture, and a very memorable appearance. Due to the general structure of the body, the dog’s gait is characterized by sweeping, awkwardness, grace, or lightness is not noticed in it.
This breed represents strong and loyal dogs, non-aggressive by nature, and not inclined to bite for no reason. The Neapolitan Mastiff is an attentive, vigilant, intelligent, noble, and simply fabulous protector for the owners and their property.
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This breed was originally used by the Roman’s, as a first line in War. The assessment that this breed is not inclined to bite for no reason is very misleading. Socialization is of paramount importance and yet, their instincts can take over and biting can be a risk. Some believe giant breeds are “gentle giants”. Not the case with all Mastini. It is a learned trait, and not a breed expectation without training