Life with the Neapolitan Mastiff
My expectations are high with my dogs. I do not feel that they should be carried, ran inside if the temperature is over or under a certain degree, or be treated as they are made of glass. These are working dogs and are treated as such in my house. If you are looking for a dog to sit around and need very little training this is not your site or your breed in my opinion. We live on a farm, all dogs with me spend a lot of time outside running the fields. I do not limit what they are allowed to do.
Owning a Neapolitan Mastiff is a lot like trying to manage a bull in a china shop. Most do not understand their power and size, can easily knock down a adult with their excitement not to mention can and will damage your finest possessions. To cultivate a healthy relationship with this type of dog takes time, patience and understanding. I highly recommend hiring a trainer to assist you in making a balanced safe pet for you to enjoy for many years to come. This breed does best in a experienced home, as they can be difficult, dominant and head strong. With that being said, they are also extremely loyal, intelligent and when properly introduced great with children. I find the breed to be versatile and in general enjoy being involved in just about any activity I have trained them withi