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Neapolitan Mastiff

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Neapolitan Mastiff Facts

Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
Neapolitan Mastiff
The area where the animal first came from
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
70cm (28in)
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
74kg (165lbs)
How long the animal lives for
10 years
The domestic group such as cat or dog

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Neapolitan Mastiff

The Neapolitan Mastiff is fearless and extremely protective of its home and family. They prefer to be with their family and to remain in and around the home always. They are not a dog to go and wander off.

As a guardian breed, they are very wary of strangers, but usually if seeing that their master is relaxed, will soon accept them. The Neapolitan Mastiff rarely barks unless under provocation, renowned for sneaking upon intruders as opposed to alerting them of their presence first.

As a breed the Neapolitan Mastiff can be extremely stubborn, but learns things very quickly. Once it understands what its master wants, it obeys. They have a very dominant attitude and must be taught from puppyhood that its master is the boss, not the other way around.

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First Published: 11th November 2008, Last Updated: 10th September 2018

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