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Breed Standard for Neapolitan Mastiff

 

 

General Appearance:

A strongly built dog has a very majestic bearing and is a devoted and loyal guard of both owner and property.

 

 

Skin:

The skin fits rather loosely over the body, but although this is a feature of the breed it should not be excessive.

 

 

Coat:

Short, dense, even, fine, and of hard texture with good sheen.

 

 

Color:

Black, blue, gray and brown, varying from fawn to red.

 

 

Size:        

Height is 26 – 29 inches; weight is 110 – 154 lb.

 

 

Temperament:

It is reputed to be of reliable temperament, attacking only upon command.


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