Neapolitan Mastiff Appearance
Neapolitan Mastiff is a large breed of dog with a powerful and massive body built, they weigh around 50-60 kg. for females and 60-70 for males, their height is around 58-70 cm for females and 63-77 cm for males. The skin on their head is abundant and loose that hangs in heavy wrinkles.
The Neo mastiff coat is short and dense, it has the same length and smooth in texture all over its body, it comes in grey, black, mahogany, and tawny or in tan brindle, fawn, fulvous, hazelnut, dove-grey and isabelline are also acceptable, minor white markings on the toes and chest are tolerated. They shed too and like other breeds of dog, it is better to bathe and groom them as necessary, used the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good.
It is best to keep their dental hygiene and nail care properly too, periodontal disease is very common to dog whatever their size, brush their teeth several times a week to help remove tartar and bacteria and maintain the good condition of their teeth. Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs and our legs too from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.
Dog Ear Infections is a common condition in dogs that can affect one or both ears, check their ears at least once to twice a week for redness or a bad odor it is the indication of Ear Infections. To prevent ear infections in dogs always make sure that it is clean, use a dog ear cleaner and gently wipe it using a cotton ball dampened with an ear cleaner to your dog’s ears.
Neapolitan Mastiff Personality
The Neo mastiff is a good choice as a dog companion and guard dog, they are alert, aloof, and are very protective dogs they can be very aggressive toward strangers. They are very affectionate to their owner and loves to cuddle with them for a long period of time. Neapolitan Mastiff is not suited to live in a small place like the apartment because of their large-sized, it is better if you have a yard and fence where they can run to release their energy and to know limits of the property they are protecting.
Neapolitan Mastiff Health
Neo Mastiff has an average life span of 8 to 10 years, They are generally healthy and don’t suffer from any known hereditary health problems, but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.
|Cherry Eye||It is a condition in which the gland under the third eyelid protrudes and looks rather like a cherry in the corner of the eye.|
|Periodontal Disease||it is an inflammation of some or all of a tooth’s deep supporting structures, it happens when food and bacteria build up along the gums and form plaque that when combined with saliva and minerals will transform into calculus or also known as tartar.|
|Canine Eye Inflammation||If your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the outer skin and middle (muscle, connective tissue, and glands) of the eyes it is classified as Blepharitis, and if your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the iris and ciliary body of the uvea of the eye it is classified as anterior uveitis, this may affect your dog’s vision and needs meditate veterinarian attention.|
|Allergies||It is a misguided reaction to foreign substances by the body’s immune system of your dogs.|
How much is Neapolitan Mastiff?
In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $1000– $2800 to Neapolitan Mastiff puppy.
The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs. The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.
Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay for the rest of their life.
Note: The expenses of taking care of dogs do not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your dog you must provide their necessary needs, like visit vet once a year for their health check-up, complete and follow up vaccinations, foods and provide vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…