Neapolitan Mastiff

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Breed Group: Working
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
165 lbs
Male: 26-30; Female: 24-28 inches
blue, black and sometimes chocolate
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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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 $2,900.00. 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 $2,400.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $2,900.00
Average Price: $2,400.00
Top Quality: $5,700.00 to $8,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 2220 Neapolitan Mastiff puppies across the United States on

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.

Most Popular Neapolitan Mastiff Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 2220 Neapolitan Mastiff dogs.
  • 1. Blue
  • 2. Baby
  • 3. Kimba
  • 4. Nebo
  • 5. Antique
  • 6. Bella
  • 7. Boss
  • 8. Neo Mastiff
  • 9. London
  • 10. Summer
  • 11. Kit Kat
  • 12. Fabio
  • 13. C Litter
  • 14. Gino/ Blue
  • 15. D Litter
  • 16. Antik
  • 17. Beauty
  • 18. Boo
  • 19. Butterfly
  • 20. Beebee

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Member Since: August 2010
Location: Columbia / Jeff City, Missouri
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Now taking deposits on the spring breeding of Red Hook's Arlo X Giovanna Della Vecchia Roma. Red Hook Farms is located on twenty acres just outside Columbia, Mo. We adhere to the highest ethical standards, take great pride in our Neapolitan Mastiffs and are committed to contributing to the betterment of the breed. Our foundation stock is Norwegian Champion Illimani Mida from Italy's Michele Palazzo and il Drago Lira of Cassandra Boczars il Drago Kennel. Please visit our website to see pictures and learn more about us.

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Anonymous asked:
How is the Neapolitan Mastiff as a service dog for mobility?

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The Neapolitan Mastiff is a loyal, protective breed of dog that is very calm and low key. Their appearance makes them intimidating and so they are used for guarding purposes quite often. However, as a Service Dog, I would not suggest this breed. It takes an average of 2 - 2.5 years for a dog to be full grown + trained as a Service Dog. The dog then works until it is roughly 8 - 10 years old. The problem is that the average life span of this breed is 8 - 9 years. This means that the dog would have to retire much earlier in his/her life + the owner would have to have another dog raised up and trained during that time. Only getting roughly 4 - 4.5 years of Service out of this breed is not fair to the handler or the dog. Also, because this breed has a lot of sway to its walk, the person with mobility issues would have a difficult time walking with this breed. It is best to pick a breed that is sturdy, but also has a straight walk to be able to ensure the person with the disability is safe at all times.

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



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


I have had a French Mastiff, he was my baby and was VERY awesome with children. Only downfall is I just lost him to cancer at not even 5 years old yet. He would have been 5 in April. French Mastiffs lifespan is shorter than the Neos.

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?



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.


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?



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.


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.


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.

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Updated: 5/28/2022