As the name suggests, the Mastino Napoletano is an Italian dog native to Naples. With the right education, the Mastino is a balanced and calm dog with a big heart for his family. Mastino’s are excellent watchers that don’t just warn of danger. They will also boldly defend home and home. The Mastino Napoletano will not hesitate to intervene when his owner is in danger or when intruders enter his property. They are hardy animals that can be quite dominant. By nature they are territorial. They love to be close to their family and feel involved in everyday life. So don’t hesitate to give them concrete tasks.
Despite the gentle nature of the Mastino Napoletano, it has an intimidating appearance. He is best known for his massive wrinkles. The males of the Mastino Napoletano are between 65 and 75 cm high. The females usually reach a height of 60 to 68 cm. Males are also usually a bit heavier. They weigh an average of 50 to 70 kg while the weight of bitches varies between 42 and 60 kg. Mastinos have a short, dense coat with smooth and fine hair. Blue-gray is the most common coat color. In addition, the colors black, gray, brown and fox red are also possible. All shades appear both solid and brindle. There may also be a small white mark on the chest and toes.
The coat of a Mastino Napoletano requires relatively little maintenance. You should occasionally brush his coat with a rubber brush to remove loose hair. This purebred dog sheds on average. Mastinos need at least two long walks daily to stay healthy and active. That’s why they really need a medium-sized garden. Training from a young age is a good idea anyway to avoid this breed becoming overprotective. The average age of this Italian purebred dog is 9 to 11 years.