Origin


An ancient breed used by the Roman Army during wars, the Neapolitan Mastiff was rediscovered in the 1940s in Italy. A Neapolitan Mastiff played “Fang” in the Harry Potter movies.


Description

 

Loose, wrinkly skin and slow, bumbling gait

Size Giant
Colour Black, blue, mahogany, or tawny
Coat Length Short
Weight/Height Range HEIGHT MALES - 26 - 31 INCHES (66 - 79cm), FEMALES - 24 - 29 INCHES (61 - 74cm) WEIGHT Males – 150 pounds (68kg), Females – 110 pounds (50kg)






Personality

 

Serious demeanor and natural protective, calm and affectionate unless provoked

 

Energy Medium
Suitability for Children Medium
Overall Exercise Requirement Twice a day   
Suitability as a Guard Dog High

Grooming

 

Heavy drooler, especially in hot temperatures or after eating and drinking, so it helps to keep a towel handy


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