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Neapolitan Mastiff

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.


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


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


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


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


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