Neapolitan Mastiff dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Italy
- Group: Working
- Weight: Male: 60-70 kg Females: 50-60 kg
- Height: Males: 63-77 cm Females: 58-70 cm
- Colors: black, brown, mahogany, blue, brindle
- Training: Medium
- Grooming: needs space and movement
- Temperament: protective, obedient, stubborn, fearless, dominant
- Health: Beware of genetic diseases
- Litter size: 6 - 12 puppies
- Lifespan: 9 - 11 years
- Other names: Mastino Napoletano, Italian Mastiff, Mastino - plural Mastin, Neo, Neapolitan Mastiff dog
Neapolitan Mastiff dog is a native of Italy, dating back to the year 300 i.Hr when ancestors race appeared alongside Alexander the Great. In ancient Roman times, Alexander the Great was known for raising and breeding of large breeds cateorva the creation of a short-haired dog, know as the Molossus (molos).
Neapolitan mastiff is considered to be a descendant of the Molossus.
In southern Italy, livestock producers have wanted to create a mastiff that keep Molossus size and strength. They wanted a dog with a stately allure for protection, but friendly enough and gentle enough to stay at home with family.
Molossus from crossing the Tibetan mastiff appeared Neapolitan mastiff that had all the desired features.
Until World War II, the Neapolitan was an Italian secret price. After the war, the Italians began to promote the breed worldwide. Until 1973 race, eventually it was popularized in the United States Neapolitan Mastiff Club and was born in America.
Neapolitan Mastiff population has grown dramatically in the US, so that in 2004, the American Kennel Club accepted the breed as a member of the group utilitarian.
Food Neapolitan Mastiff
To ensure a good diet Mastiff Neapolitan, we will have to ensure that 24% of its daily food protein is represented.
Although a dog is extremely high, its mass must not be very rich nor very much food should not be put forward.
That's because it tends to gain weight, so the balance will determine exactly through a smaller portion of food.
Relax, if not learned to be greedy, it will not have problems.
You will need to delete the mouth after every meal, since that tends to eat very disorganized, making dirt and around the vessel in which it is set the table.
Description Neapolitan Mastiff
The coat is straight and short, and the colors that can be presented are: blue, black and brown. Dark color to help this dog so it can hide in the darkness hovers prey without realizing it. Unlike other dog breeds that shed very much, this breed sheds less.
Although its size is intimidating, Neapolitan mastiff is not aggressive. It is actually quite gentle and affectionate. It is protective towards his masters and with what it perceives as the territory it guards but will not attack without being provoked.
The male will not get along well with other males, but can socialize well with other animals if trained small. The female is not as aggressive and headstrong being recommended for families since it is subject in front of their owners desires. This dog is gentle with children, but will behave better around some children older than infants or around some of young children. However, there are exceptions!
If you're first experience, then this breed is right for you since it needs a dominant owner. However, if you like very much a Neapolitan Mastiff, make sure you read the necessary information about this breed to know what to expect.
A large dog is a responsibility larger than a small dog eating 8 kg of food per month. The male grows up to 75 cm and reaches weigh around 60-70 kg, while a female measure between 60-68 cm and weigh between 50-60 get kg.
This dog needs daily walks and exercise to keep energy and health. Like other breeds, and it loves to run free without a leash from time to time.
Behavior Neapolitan Mastiff
This dog is very affectionate, loyal, a great company for people.
Gets along particularly well with children or other animals in the house, especially if they have been accustomed to low.
Can become very dominant compared to other breeds or other dogs if they are not used to small, so if you also have other dogs, it is better to socialize with them in infancy.
If the owner or those he knows and accepts are attacked, you should FIIT sure you can master the anger that is included, its size is not very easy restrained.
Training Neapolitan Mastiff
This dog is very difficult to train but still it is recommended that the training be done by an experienced person.
Dressage needs a gentle, balanced, consistently with patience.
How are small should not be allowed to make more effort to consume energy at a rate too high.
Mature, feels no need to do too much movement.
Characteristics Neapolitan Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiff requires regular brushing to maintain a clean and shiny fur.
Neapolitan mastiff is a dog that needs a reasonable space of movement to be happy.
As with other mastiff them, mastery and firm obedience training should be started early to prevent possible attacks of domination later in life animal.
Health Neapolitan Mastiff
Torsion (dilation) is a disease gastric sudden life threatening dog associated filling its stomach with air and twist.
Hip dysplasia is a malformation of the hip joint that results in pain, lameness and arthritis consecutive.
Cataracts cause a loss of the normal transparency of the lens. The problem can occur in one or both eyes and can lead to vision loss over time.
The average life of the Neapolitan Mastiff is 9-11 years.
Neapolitan Mastiff is prone to hip dysplasia and a condition called "cherry eye". To avoid these complications, make sure you do regular checks at the authorized veterinarian since she is chicken. Must receive injections and medication from an early age.