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Expert Advice: Fun Facts Meet the Neapolitan Mastiff – Formidable With Intruders, Loyal and Loving With Family
The Neapolitan Mastiff (also known as the Neo or Mastino) is a huge, heavy-boned dog with awe-inspiring features. These members of the Working Group are enormous, and the average male weighs 150 pounds, but the bigger the better. There is no other breed that looks quite like the Neo, and they can be distinguished from […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/meet-the-neapolitan-mastiff-formidable-with-intruders-loyal-and-loving-with/ | October 31, 2016
Neapolitan Mastiff standing in the grass outdoors.
Dog Breeds Neapolitan Mastiff
The Neapolitan Mastiff is a huge, powerful guarder whose astounding appearance has intimidated intruders since the days of ancient Rome. Wary with strangers, the profusely wrinkled Mastino is sweet, placid, and steady among loved ones.
https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/neapolitan-mastiff/ | November 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Neapolitan Mastiff History: Get to Know the Giant, Italian Guard Dog
You don’t have to speak a word of Italian to understand opera: With a universality that transcends spoken word, its arias plunge a listener into the depths of our most primal human emotions – love and hate, jealousy and revenge. You also don’t need to know anything about dogs to register the similarly strong emotions […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/neapolitan-mastiff-history-italian-guard-dog/ | March 11, 2021
Neapolitan Mastiff laying down on a stoop.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Meet the Mastiff Breeds
Majestic. Massive. Muscular. Mastiffs are among some of the oldest breeds known to humans. They feature in legend, as well as recorded history, and were among the first canines to accompany humans on their migrations across the globe. The mastiff family is full of powerful breeds, each with its own unique personality. Mastiffs have been […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/the-mastiff-breeds/ | March 29, 2017
Press Releases AKC Approves Three New Dog Breeds
  The American Kennel Club has announced that effective May 1, 2004, the Black Russian Terrier and the Neapolitan Mastiff have been granted regular status as AKC-recognized breeds and are eligible for competition in the Working Group, effective July 1, 2004. In addition, the Glen of Imaal Terrier is approved for AKC registration as of […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-approves-three-new-dog-breeds/ | April 23, 2004
Press Releases The Newest AKC Recognized Breeds
  Effective July 1, 2004, the Black Russian Terrier and the Neapolitan Mastiff became eligible for competition in the Working Group.   The Black Russian Terrier first bred true in 1956 and its history is a compelling one. During the 1930's a military kennel named the Red Star started work on a native breed that […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/the-newest-akc-recognized-breeds/ | July 2, 2004
Press Releases AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Draws Record-Breaking Entry
  The American Kennel Club and The Iams Company announced today a total of 2,451 entries were received for the 2005 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on January 15 and 16 in Tampa, Fla. The event will be simulcast live on Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel, starting at 8 p.m. (EST) both nights. In addition a […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-eukanuba-national-championship-draws-record-breaking-entry/ | December 30, 2004
Press Releases AKC’s Complete Dog Book 20th Edition On Sale Now
All 153 AKC-Recognized Breed Standards and Histories Included with Photographs The American Kennel Club has released the 20th edition of The Complete Dog Book, published by Ballantine Books. Previously revised in 1997, the volume has been a bestselling dog book for over seventy-five years (with over 2 million copies sold).   The newly revised The […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akcs-complete-dog-book-20th-edition-on-sale-now/ | January 30, 2006
Press Releases Highlights from the February 2007 Board Meeting
  Highlights from the February 2007 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows: The Boykin Spaniel will become eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective January 1, 2008. The Board approved specific activities that a club must meet in order to maintain its eligibility to hold shows. The specifics are included […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/highlights-from-the-february-2007-board-meeting/ | February 14, 2007
Press Releases American Kennel Club Celebrates Italian Dog Breeds In Honor Of Columbus Day
New York -- In honor of Columbus Day on Monday, October 11th, and to celebrate the upcoming Meet the Breeds ™ event at the Javits Center on October 16th and 17th where pet lovers can meet over 200 breeds of dog and cat, the American Kennel Club® (AKC) celebrates the loveable breeds of Italian descent. […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-celebrates-italian-dog-breeds-in-honor-of-columbu/ | October 7, 2010

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