Neapolitan Mastiff Breed Profile
Among the endearing traits of the Neapolitan Mastiff is that they are peaceful, steady, intelligent, protective, fearless, wary of strangers, and willful.
This breed of dog can be good with children provided that the children show leadership skills towards the dog. If they don't, then the dog will take advantage of them.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 10 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 165 to 200 lbs.
The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to hip dysplasia, pano-ostiosis and cherry eye.
Housebreaking and Shedding
Housebreaking can be done with alot of patience. Shedding is average, brush every other day.
Best Owner Compatibility
Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give with a place for them to sleep inside at night that is soft and warm.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
You can expect to pay upwards of $1,400 or more per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.
This breed of dog can be aggressive if not socialized. Normally affectionate with family and friends though.
This breed of dog makes for a great guard dog.
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