About the Neapolitan Mastiff

Intelligent, steady and loyal, lacking in aggression or snappiness unless provoked, Neapolitan Mastiffs are majestic and noble dogs that carry more of an implied threat, which makes them well suited to guarding and protective duties.

Neapolitan Mastiffs are one of the oldest breeds native to Italy. Despite their imposing size and looks, these dogs are known to be incredibly gentle and calm. That being said, due to their size and strength they are not suited to first-time owners.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 2, AKC Working Group
Very large
Avg life expectancy
8–10 translations.feature.breeds.years

Alert / Calm / Confident / Friendly / Gentle / Independent / Intelligent / Loyal / Sociable


  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Enjoys training
  • Needs a lot of space