The Neapolitan Mastiff is extremely loyal and balanced breed. He is often used as a guard and defender of the family and property, due to his protective instincts and his fearsome appearance. Additionally, this dog is very suspicious of strangers, so this quality is further enhanced.

Weight: Up to 200 pounds Height: 24-30 inches  Lifespan: 9-11 years


Neapolitans, as a breed, are extremely intelligent dogs with a tendency to be independent thinkers. They prefer to be with their family. The Neapolitan Mastiff barks only if he notices an intruder, thus alerting the owners of its presence.


Regardless of his colossal body, The Neapolitan Mastiff is affectionate and surprisingly sensitive. He gets along well with older children, and with properly conducted socialization and training, peacefully coexists with other animals in the house.

Coat / Care

The Neapolitan Mastiff is covered in skin folds which are forming wrinkles. He has short and dense hair of the same length all over the body, perfectly straight without any signs of a wave. Grooming is quite simple. Regular brushing in order to remove dead hairs is enough. They shed moderately.


Since this is a dominant breed, training and socialization must begin at early age. The coach must stay calm and balanced while showing persistence and consistency. Since Neapolitan Mastiff has a tendency to show aggression towards strangers, quite a steady hand is required.


In order to stay healthy and active, Neapolitan Mastiff requires regular exercise. Neapolitans should be exercised lightly with long walks and moderate safe-training. The ideal environment for this breed is its home with a large, fenced yard.

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