The Neapolitan Mastiff existed back as far as places such as Asia, Mesopotamia, Persia and Egypt and was also used as a war dog by the Romans. Later he was used by farmers to protect property in the Northern part of Italy. This dog has a huge head, large body and big bones. Despite seeming fierce, he’s actually a calm, peaceful dog.
His trademark is the amount of loose skin on his body and the numerous wrinkles on his head. His short coat can be tawny, black, mahogany or gray/blue in colour. He may also have white or brindle markings. He’s loyal to his family and very protective when strangers are around. He’s not ideal as a first time pet or for anybody with small children, due to his size. He needs some exercise but not too much as he can overheat in hot weather. His short coat is simple to look after but he does drool! His height is 24 – 31 inches.