When it comes to choosing a dog that exudes strength and power, few breeds are more impressive than the Neapolitan Mastiff (or Neo). Besides being a powerhouse, the Neapolitan Mastiff is a very affectionate and peaceful breed that is social and enjoys being with people. While these dogs have many positive characteristics, it’s important for potential Neapolitan Mastiff owners to know the ins and outs of sharing their life with such a large dog.
The Neapolitan Mastiff is a rectangular looking dog with a wide flat head. Their expressive, deep set eyes are buried in the folds and wrinkles that this breed is known for. Because of their impressive power, a Neapolitan Mastiff may be a bit much for an inexperienced dog owner. Obedience training and an assertive owner are important to help this breed live up to expectations.
Grooming is an easy task on this short haired dog. The breed comes in gray, blue, black, chocolate, mahogany and tawny coats. They can also have brindle and white markings. This giant dog is a joy to look at.