History breeding Neapolitan Mastiff

Mastiff type dogs have existed for millennia. First mastiffs are believed to have been bred in Tibet, about 5,000 years ago. Massive dogs were used in battle, and served as guards.

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A dog that was called Neapolitan mastiff, was developed in southern Italy, near Naples, from which it takes its name. Attention breeders in breeding of this breed has been focused on creating massive size dog with a thick, loose skin that protects it as armor in case of attack. In addition, these dogs were to be faithful and loving family members.

Neo Mastiff or, as they are called, could remain in obscurity in Italy, but the occasional visit in Naples exhibition in 1946 of journalist Pierre Scanziana changed everything. He noticed Neopolitan Mastiff breed and recognized for what it reminded him of the remainder of the Roman Empire, and was a descendant of mastiffs of Epirus, who accompanied the Roman Consul Paolo Emilio during his triumphal entry into the city after the victory over Macedonia.

Scanziani showed interest in the breed and effort to make Neopolitan Mastiff more famous. He played an important role in the formation of the breed standard and Neo Named to the national registry of dogs in Italy. Dogs were called Mastiffs.

The breed was recognized in the international registry of dogs, the Federation Cynologique Internationale organization (FCI), in 1949. In the early 1970s Neo gained some popularity in Europe. Neo first appeared in the United States was imported Pampalone Jane in 1973.

Neapolitan Mastiff Club of America (NMCA) was formed in 1973. In the 1990s, the American Association was formed in the United States dedicated exclusively to this breed. The American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 2004. Today, Neo takes 112th place among the 155 breeds registered by the AKC.

Since then and until today, the breed standards remain unchanged. Neapolitan Mastiff size - from 26 to 31 inches at the withers and villages from 150 to 200 pounds. Females 24 to 29 inches tall and weigh 120 to 175 pounds.



Mastiff type dogs have existed for millennia. First mastiffs are believed to have been bred in Tibet, about 5,000 years ago. Massive dogs were used in battle, and served as guards.

A dog that was called Neapolitan mastiff, was developed in southern Italy, near Naples, from which it takes its name. Attention breeders in breeding of this breed has been focused on creating massive size dog with a thick, loose skin that protects it as armor in case of attack. In addition, these dogs were to be faithful and loving family members.

Neo Mastiff or, as they are called, could remain in obscurity in Italy, but the occasional visit in Naples exhibition in 1946 of journalist Pierre Scanziana changed everything. He noticed Neopolitan Mastiff breed and recognized for what it reminded him of the remainder of the Roman Empire, and was a descendant of mastiffs of Epirus, who accompanied the Roman Consul Paolo Emilio during his triumphal entry into the city after the victory over Macedonia.

Scanziani showed interest in the breed and effort to make Neopolitan Mastiff more famous. He played an important role in the formation of the breed standard and Neo Named to the national registry of dogs in Italy. Dogs were called Mastiffs.

The breed was recognized in the international registry of dogs, the Federation Cynologique Internationale organization (FCI), in 1949. In the early 1970s Neo gained some popularity in Europe. Neo first appeared in the United States was imported Pampalone Jane in 1973.

Neapolitan Mastiff Club of America (NMCA) was formed in 1973. In the 1990s, the American Association was formed in the United States dedicated exclusively to this breed. The American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 2004. Today, Neo takes 112th place among the 155 breeds registered by the AKC.

Since then and until today, the breed standards remain unchanged. Neapolitan Mastiff size - from 26 to 31 inches at the withers and villages from 150 to 200 pounds. Females 24 to 29 inches tall and weigh 120 to 175 pounds.

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