Neopolitan Mastiff

Neopolitan Mastiff

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All about the Neopolitan Mastiff

Although it has an intimidating appearance, the Neopolitan Mastiff is a quiet and relaxed breed which makes it good with children and other dogs and pets, provided it is socialized at an early age.

It is known for being a fantastic guard dog as it is reserved with strangers and has a strong protective instinct as well as looking quiet scary.

This breed needs to be trained and socialised at an early age when it is a manageable size.

Grooming a Neopolitan Mastiff

Hair type: The straight, dense, short coat of the Neopolitan Mastiff comes in gray, blue, black, chocolate, mahogany and tawny, sometimes with brindle and white markings. A little white is permitted on the chest and toes. No white should be on the face. Chocolate dogs are rare.

Daily coat care: These giant, shorthaired dogs are easy to groom considering their huge size. All that is required is to remove loose, dead hair with a rubber brush. This breed is an average shedder.

Recommended groom frequency: Neopolitan Mastiffs don’t require extensive professional grooming. They have an easy to care for, low maintenance coat and grooming frequency is at the discretion of a responsible owner.

At Petmania Grooming Studios we have a full range of treatments available for your Neopolitan Mastiff. If you get puppy, we recommend our Puppy’s First Visit at around four months, once your puppy has received all his vaccinations.


Depending on the size and age of your Neoploitan Mastiff, you will need to feed between 550g and 730g of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.

Our pet advisors in-store can help you find the most appropriate food for your dog, while you can find out more about the different dog food brands we stock here.

Activity Level

Although it is a very quiet and docile breed, it requires a lot of exercise when fully mature. Long walks several times a day are important for physical and mental well being.

Where to get a Neopolitan Mastiff

There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100’s of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.

However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.