Dog Breed Group: Workiing Dog
Life Span: 8-10 years
Weight: Male: 65-68, Female: 45-50
Height: Male: 28-31, Female: 24-29
Origin of Name: The Neapolitan Mastiff or Mastino Napoletano is an Italian breed of large dog.
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If the Mastino looks like strange visitors from antiques, it is because they are really the same. The breed can go back as far as 700 BCE, depicting canines such as Mastino with artifacts from many ancient civilizations. In the Roman Empire, they found employment as war dogs, gladiators, and guardians, whose best form and gigantic frame were calculated to inflame fear of Jove among their supporters. Today, those characteristics are sufficiently gruesome to send an ill-intentioned intruder still running for the hills.
This is an intelligent breed, does not require a lot of grooming and are the best watchdogs
This breed is difficult to train, is prone to allergies and is not recommended for apartments