Neapolitan Mastiff

region Italy
cut 60 to 75cm
weight 50 to 70 kg
behaviour Good-natured and kind to familiar people.
federation FCI Nomenclature Group 2 Section 2 n 197
Care: Very easy to care for, brush daily Utility: He must accept the authority of his masters early. An early education can only help the good integration of this companion whose guarding instinct is innate and sufficient. Life expectancy: 10 to 12 years
He comes from the oldest canine families and was the companion of Alexander the Great as well as that of Cyrus and the Phoenician navigators; he animated for a long time the arenas of the Colosseum in Rome. Despite the fall of the Roman Empire, he remained the guardian of the villas of southern Italy and the dog of the farms in Campania. Saved in extremis from extinction, it was not until 1946 that we began to encounter it in exhibitions.