The Neapolitan Mastiff breed are known as the “giant guard dog of Italy” and can trace back to the Roman Army. While they were used in battle and arena combat back in the day, the breed has evolved to protect the property and to serve as a loyal family companion. The Neapolitan Mastiff is a huge, powerful guarder and can be wary with strangers. They can form a great bond with their people and are very affectionate with their owners.
Common Health Conditions
- Hip and elbow dysplasia causes the hip joints to form improperly and leads to arthritis.
- Obesity can be a significant health problem in Neapolitan Mastiffs. It is a serious disease that may cause or worsen joint problems, metabolic and digestive disorders, back pain and heart disease.
- The Neos are susceptible to bacterial and viral infections such as parvo, rabies, and distemper.