Neapolitan Mastiff – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Working Dogs
Height:
24 to 31 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
120 to 200 pounds
Life Span:
8 to 10 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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Neapolitan Mastiff is a huge dog of 31 inches and 150 pounds (these dimensions are common for males).

Powerful as this breed is and large, they tend to have a shorter lifespan compared to medium-size or small-size dogs, living between 7 to 9 years. This powerful guarding dog dates from the old Rome.

They will respect and love their humans, but they will be more than wary of strangers. They are wrinkled and it just adds to their general appearance and original expression.

This wrinkled dog is sweet, gentle, and reliable. This is not a breed for first time dog owners and those who cannot handle walking peacefully this large dog on a leash.

They shouldn’t be left in the sun for too long, since they are prone to heatstroke. This breed is closely related to the Cane Corso but is two separate breeds.

The preferred coat colors are black and grey, although they coem in different colors as well. All coats may be brindled with white markings on the toes and chest.

On average, they live up to 10 years, although in practice they tend to live most around 7 years.

Life expectancy is definitely something that should be taken into consideration when it comes to choosing this breed.