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Neapolitan Mastiff

A massive, powerful dog, the Neapolitan Mastiff is recognised by his loose, wrinkly skin and slow, bumbling gait. His serious demeanor and natural protective instincts make him an excellent watchdog, but he is calm and affectionate unless provoked. The Neapolitan Mastiff is a heavy drooler, especially in hot temperatures or after eating and drinking, so it helps to keep a towel handy. He should be taken on walks twice a day.
Living Considerations
  • Suitable for children only when raised with children from puppyhood
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Not suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
An ancient breed used by the Roman Army during wars, the Neapolitan Mastiff was rediscovered in the 1940s in Italy. A Neapolitan Mastiff played “Fang” in the Harry Potter movies.
Also Known As:
Italian Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Size Large/Giant
  • Height Males – 66 to 79 centimetres
    Females – 61 to 73.5 centimetres
  • Weight Males – 68 kilograms, Females – 50 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy Low
  • Colour Black, blue, mahogany, or tawny
  • Activities Conformation, Obedience, Guarding
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both