Neapolitan Mastiff

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Breed Group: Working
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Overview
The Neapolitan Mastiff is very loyal and steady. This breed can be rather intimidating making him a good watchdog. This dog can be wary of strangers, making him seem more intimidating.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Training
Training this dog should be started at an early age to avoid dominance issues. The handler should always remain firm and consistent. This breed can become over-protective so he should always be trained with a firm hand.
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.
Weight
165 lbs
Height
Male: 26-30; Female: 24-28 inches
Color(s)
blue, black and sometimes chocolate
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Neapolitan Mastiff puppies.

How much do Neapolitan Mastiff puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Neapolitan Mastiff varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Neapolitan Mastiff puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Neapolitan Mastiffs sold is $2,375.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Neapolitan Mastiff with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $5,700 upwards to $8,500 or even more for a Neapolitan Mastiff with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Neapolitan Mastiffs sold is $2,300.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $2,375.00
Average Price: $2,300.00
Top Quality: $5,700.00 to $8,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 1905 Neapolitan Mastiff puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Neapolitan Mastiff puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Neapolitan Mastiffs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Neapolitan Mastiff Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 1905 Neapolitan Mastiff dogs.
  • 1. Blue
  • 2. Baby
  • 3. Kimba
  • 4. Nebo
  • 5. Antique
  • 6. Bella
  • 7. Neo Mastiff
  • 8. London
  • 9. Boss
  • 10. Kit Kat
  • 11. Summer
  • 12. C Litter
  • 13. Fabio
  • 14. Gino/ Blue
  • 15. Antik
  • 16. D Litter
  • 17. Beauty
  • 18. Boo
  • 19. Butterfly
  • 20. Beebee

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Featured Breeder of Neapolitan Mastiffs with Puppies For Sale
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Member Since: March 2008
Location: Flint, Michigan
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Pups are due 12/28/12.Neapolitan Mastiffs for the Connisseur. Type , fuction, movement, health and proven excellence in the ring. AKC Registered. 13 year national parent club member. Call today about reserving your next family member. Home of AKC CH. Maximum's Envious Karma, AKC CH. Maximum's Daphne & AKC CH. Maximum's Integra. visit us at www.AkcNeo.com. We normally have two litters a year. We are not a puppy mill,that lives off our dogs. We are very active in the show ring. Check out my site for pictures. All pups are AKC.Shipping available in US. Please call 1-810-564-8105 for more information.

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Anonymous asked:
Which is better with children Neo Mastiff or French Mastiff?

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The Neapolitan Mastiff is better with children, as they are calmer and easier-going when it comes to more boisterous children.

Anonymous asked:
Are Neapolitan Mastiffs prone to seizures?

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The Neapolitan Mastiff can be prone to seizures if it is in the bloodline of the dog. Consult the breeder you are looking into and ask about seizures and if they are present in his/her bloodlines.

Anonymous asked:
Some Neapolitan Mastiffs are less wrinkled than those pictured in AKC photos. Is there a reason for that?

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Anonymous

When purchasing a Neapolitan Mastiff, no matter how cute and wrinkly it looks as a baby, it will probably not be a more typey or wrinkly adult than its parents. So it is imperative as a buyer that you look into the pedigree of the puppy you are purchasing. That is why you see pictures of really typey AKC Neos but also see less typey, poor bone pictures also. With Neos, you really do get what you pay for. If the breeder can't show you pictures of the dogs in the pedigree, or the dogs are not typey, the puppy p[probably won't be either.

Anonymous

As it as been said in the post above, every breeder is different. Some work hard to make sure that their adults retain the wrinkles and look like the AKC standards; while others don't. If you are looking for an AKC standard Neo with lots of wrinkles as an adult, make sure you ask to look at previous puppy pictures (when they are adults), the dam and sire as well as pictures of the grandparents.

Anonymous asked:
How common are Neapolitan Mastiffs in black?

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Anonymous

Blue is the most common coloration of a Neapolitan Mastiff; however they can come in black as long as the sire and dam have black in their pedigree. Your breeder should have that information for you as well as tell you if they've had black puppies before.

Anonymous

In order to get a Black Mastino one of the PARENTS must be BLACK. The only other way to get black would be if one of the parents is mahogany bred to any color other than a Tawny.

Anonymous

Neapolitan Mastiffs come in 4 colors. Blue, Black, Tawny, and Mahogany. Tawny is genotype bbdd. Mahogany is genotype bbDd or bbDD. Blue is BBdd or Bbdd. Black is BBDD, BbDd, BBDd. Two blue dogs will never produce black. A tawny to tawny or to mahogany will never produce black. A mahogany to blue may produce black. So one of the parents do not have to be black. If the blue is BBdd and the mahogany is bbDD all of the offspring will be black.

Anonymous asked:
What kind of health problems do Neapolitan Mastiffs have and how long do they live? We have had a 120-pound chocolate lab for 23 years, now gone, and a special need adult child and really like the bigger dogs.

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That is incredible to hear that you had a Labrador that weighed 120 lbs, since Labradors should weigh 80 lbs at the most and live an average of 10 years; 23 years is unheard-of for dogs, in general, so that is unbelievable. The Neapolitan Mastiff lives an average of 7 - 9 years. Giant breed dogs do not live very long sadly. The average health issues the breed faces include cherry eye, hip dysplasia, bloat, pano-ostiosis (joint pain from growth can occur at 4-18 months and usually goes away on its own).

Anonymous

Common Health issues for the Breed are Hip/Elbow dysplasia, Heart, Thyroid issues, Bloat, Auto-immune and Skin issues. Many die from Cancer or Bloat. But I agree that a 120 pound Lab is unheard of and IF they are 120lbs they are morbidly Obese. I can't even imagine what a 23y old 120lbs Lab looks like..

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Updated: 9/21/2017