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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/ | March 12, 2024
Expert Advice 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 other [...]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/meet-the-neapolitan-mastiff-formidable-with-intruders-loyal-and-loving-with/ | March 12, 2024
Expert Advice 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 [...]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/neapolitan-mastiff-history-italian-guard-dog/ | March 12, 2024
Neapolitan Mastiff laying down on a stoop.
Expert Advice 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 12, 2024
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 would be part [...]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/the-newest-akc-recognized-breeds/ | March 12, 2024
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Neapolitan Mastiff Learn about Neapolitan Mastiffs [accordion] [accordion_panel title="Rescue Organizations"] Matino Rescue, Inc Gretchen Wright; email: gretchen@mastinorescue.org [/accordion_panel] [/accordion] Newfoundland Learn about Newfoundlands [accordion] [accordion_panel title="Rescue Organizations"] Newfoundland Club of America [/accordion_panel] [/accordion] Norfolk Terrier Learn about Norfolk Terriers [accordion] [accordion_panel title="Rescue Organizations"] Norfolk Terrier [...]
https://www.akc.org/akc-rescue-network/rescue-network-n-breeds/ | March 12, 2024
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 July 1, 2004 and for competition [...]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-approves-three-new-dog-breeds/ | March 12, 2024
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. Notable Italian [...]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-celebrates-italian-dog-breeds-in-honor-of-columbu/ | March 12, 2024
Press Releases The 15 Largest Dog Breeds: More Dog To Love
Some people live by the motto "bigger is better," and it extends to their dogs too. There are many large dog breeds, each with different care and training needs. Exercise Most large dog breeds were bred for a purpose or function. Some breeds were meant to be hunters, others guard dogs. Dogs with great endurance [...]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/the-15-largest-dog-breeds-more-dog-to-love/ | March 12, 2024
Expert Advice Can You Guess The Dog Breed By Its Bark?
Those who watched the 2008 Westminster Dog Show will fondly remember Best in Show winner Uno prancing around the ring bellowing the trademark Beagle sound, “A-roo!” Each breed has its own distinctive bark (or in the case of the the African Barkless Dog, the Basenji, more of a yodel). To highlight each of those [...]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/guess-breed-by-its-bark/ | March 12, 2024

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