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Neopolitan Mastiff

Overview of Neopolitan Mastiff



Neopolitan Mastiff dog breed is Pure breed Large in size. Fur of Neopolitan Mastiff is shorter . Basic origin of Neopolitan Mastiff is Italy. Neopolitan Mastiff is Good With Children and Good With Other Animals and Easiest to train, Neopolitan Mastiff is commonly Protective, Obedient, Stubborn, Fearless, Dominant, Trainable. According to Wikipedia The Neapolitan Mastiff is fearless and extremely protective of its home and family. They prefer to be with their family. The Neapolitan Mastiff rarely barks unless under provocation, renowned for sneaking up on intruders as opposed to first alerting them of its presence. Neapolitan Mastiffs, as a breed, are extremely intelligent dogs with a tendency to be independent thinkers. They learn quickly, which is both good and bad, since this guardian breed needs extensive proper socialization to learn to accept strangers, especially within the home; without proper early socialization and training, these dogs are likely to become aggressive towards strangers and unfamiliar dogs. The Neapolitan Mastiff is not a breed for most people, and certainly not a dog for beginners. Neapolitans must be well socialized with people (especially children), as they are large, powerful dogs and do not always know their own strength. Additionally, young children have young friends, and even with extensive socialization and training, Neapolitans will be wary of strangers and protective of their family, which can be disastrous for small children. Most of the time, they will protect their owners with their lives.
Neopolitan Mastiff is available in black, gray, blue, chocolate, mahogany and tawny colors Colors.

Height and weight of Neopolitan Mastiff

Adult Male of Neopolitan Mastiff is about 60 – 70 kg and adult female of Neopolitan Mastiff is about 56 – 65 kg in Weight.
Height of Neopolitan Mastiff is commonly 66 – 79 cm.

Common Health Issues of Neopolitan Mastiff


Neopolitan Mastiff has tendency to suffer from Hip dysplasia, Ectropion, Entropion, Elbow dysplasia and Sebaceous adenitis  

Appearance of Neopolitan Mastiff

Neapolitan Mastiff have the most dangerous appearance of any dog, and this dog was purposefully bred in order to scare away intruders without the dog having to act. Its massive muscular body can knock down almost any intruder. Its huge head with short, powerful jaws and large teeth can crush or hold an opponent. The skin is tough and hanging, adding to the imposing impression of size as well as formidable expression.

Working Class of Neopolitan Mastiff

Basically Neopolitan Mastiff is Guard dog but is also used as Watch and Companion dog.

Training of Neopolitan Mastiff

Neopolitan Mastiff is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your Neopolitan Mastiff.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your Neopolitan Mastiff should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of Neopolitan Mastiff

Daily exercise for your Neopolitan Mastiff is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your Neopolitan Mastiff is recommended Fetching,Tuging,Walking regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of Neopolitan Mastiff with children and other pets

Neopolitan Mastiff must be well socialized with people (especially children), as they are large, powerful dogs and do not always know their own strength. Additionally, young children have young friends, and even with extensive socialization and training, Neapolitans will be wary of strangers and protective of their family, which can be disastrous for small children. Most of the time, they will protect their owners with their lives.

Special instructions related to your Neopolitan Mastiff

Additional protection training is unnecessary because they are natural guard dogs and always have been.

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