Home of the Neapolitan Mastiff, Mastino Napoletano!


A Neapolitanworld continuation of the old Il Colosseo dedicated for the Neapolitan Mastiff, Mastino Napoletano, Mastin Napolitano.

The History of the Mastino Napoletano

History contributed and written by Arch. Alessandra Giuseppe. From powerful Sumerian guardians to the iconic Neapolitan Mastiff, embark on a historical odyssey! Witness the breed's transformation through millennia, from Roman war dogs to Renaissance hunters. This captivating journey traces the Molossus lineage, revealing how ancient ancestry shaped the gentle giant we know today. Explore the influence of emperors, artists, and passionate breeders who safeguarded this unique heritage.

The Standard of the Neapolitan Mastiff!

FCI-CLASSIFICATION: Group 2 Pinscher and Schnauzer, Molossoid breeds and Swiss Mountain- and Cattle Dogs.
General appearance
Large, heavy and massive dog with a bulky appearance. The length of body to exceed the height at the withers.
Short and massive, with the skull wide at the level of the zygomatic arches; Ample skin with wrinkles and folds, the most typical and best marked goes from the outer palpebral angle down to the lip angle.

History, Knowledge, and Passion

Dive into the rich tapestry of the Neapolitan Mastiff through a dedicated network of Facebook groups.

NeapolitanWorld rises again!

NeapolitanWorld initially launched in 2003 and swiftly emerged as the leading platform for the global Neapolitan Mastiff community. Now, after a decade, NeapolitanWorld is making a necessary return!

"Santa Maria Capua Vetere was the most important arms and breeding center of the empire. It was there they bred and trained men, horses, and war dogs. So it is not true that from Rome, the capital of the empire, the mastiffs descended into Naples. The opposite is true, they were already there. Yeah, that's right: they were Neapolitan Mastini already... Bred and selected for a specific purpose: war!"

Girolamo De Lucia


Neapolitan Mastiff Breeders

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