The Neapolitan Mastiff has been created to fight in wars and in arenas. In recent years, he has been used by security agencies as well as ordinary citizens who wanted protection for themselves and their properties. This breed has earned a good reputation when it comes to security, is very suspicious around strangers and will attack whenever needed. Even so, we see this dog very little in the United States.
The Neapolitan Mastiff is a fearless race, and for this reason it will do whatever is necessary to defend family and property. Also the Neapolitan Mastiff dog is gentle and affectionate but not recommended to be left alone around babies or small children. It is aggressive or combative if not irritated or provoked. Being a smart and stubborn dog, the owner is not recommended to be without experience as he needs an owner that is experienced and dominant. However, compared to other breeds, it is not difficult to train if the training is consistent and firm.
The coat is straight and short, and the colors that can be present are: blue, black and brown. Dark color helps to camouflage the dog in the dark so that prey can hang about without realizing it. Unlike other breeds that shed very much, this one sheds less. Although its size is intimidating the Neapolitan mastiff is not aggressive. It's actually very gentle and affectionate. It is protective over its owner and perceives the territory that is keeping as his but will not attack without being provoked. The male will not get along well with other males, but can socialize well with other animals if trained small. The female is not as aggressive and stubborn with families. This dog is gentle with children, but will behave better around some children than are somewhat bigger than infants, yet there are exceptions.
If this is not your first experience, then this breed is not right for you since it needs a dominant owner. However, if you want very much a Neapolitan Mastiff, be sure to read the necessary information about the breed to know what to expect. A large dog means more responsibility than a small dog that eats 8 kg of food per month. The male grows to 75 centimeters and reaches a weigh of about 60 to 70 kilograms, while females measure between 60 to 68 centimeters and weigh between 50 to 60 kilograms.