Neapolitan Mastiff Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:Mastino, Neo
  • Size:Gian
  • Ease of Training:Low
  • Grooming:Low
  • Shedding:Low
  • Exercise Needed:Daily walk and a few sprints
  • Energy Level:Low
  • Protection:High
  • Good with Children:Yes, when brought up with them
  • Health Clearances:OFA
  • Weight:165 lbs
  • Height:Male: 26-30; Female: 24-28 inches
  • Coat Colour:Blue, black and sometimes chocolate

Neapolitan Mastiff Coat

The Neapolitan Mastiff, known for his massive wrinkles, has a very short and dense coat. The coat should be of the same length all over the body. Hair should remain straight, and should not have any fringe.

Neapolitan Mastiff Character

The Neapolitan Mastiff is a very loyal guardian and will protect his family and territory. This breed is large and powerful, and should not be left unsupervised around small infants, however is very affectionate.

Neapolitan Mastiff Temperament

The Neapolitan Mastiff, no matter how large or intimidating, is not aggressive. He is very affectionate, and surprisingly gentle. However, he has a strong protective drive making him regularly used as a guard or watchdog. This powerful breed does well with children if they are older, and can do well with other pets if properly socialized and trained.

Neapolitan Mastiff Care

The Neapolitan Mastiff is very easy to care for grooming wise. Brushing with a rubber brush occasionally will remove dead or loose hair. This is an average shedding breed.

Neapolitan Mastiff Activity

The Neapolitan Mastiff should always have regular exercise, meaning at least two long walks per day to remain healthy and active. This large breed should have an average sized yard.

Neapolitan Mastiff Health and Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Neapolitan Mastiff is short compared to many smaller breeds, and these dogs tend to live to around 8-10 years of age. There are a number of health problems associated with this Neapolitan Mastiff, and this includes OCD, thyroid problems, bloat, entropion, heart disorders, HD and elbow dysplasia, heatstroke, and sensitivity to chemicals and drugs. The parents of the Neapolitan Mastiff puppy should have OFA certificates.