Neapolitan Mastiff

Nicola Imbimbo remembers the great dogs, and the great men, of the Neapolitan Mastiff's native Naples

Nicola Imbimbo remembers the great dogs, and the great men, of the Neapolitan Mastiff's native Naples.

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An excerpt from the definitive book on the Italian Mastino demystifies this often misunderstood breed

Neapolitan Mastiffs are living, breathing relics — and they are as misunderstood as they are imposing.

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In one of Rome’s trendiest neighborhoods – and on one of its most age-old streets – lives Uberto Gasche, descendent of an ancient royal family, and a Mastino Napolitano breeder of worldwide note.

Every serious Neapolitan Mastiff lover eventually makes the pilgrimage to Uberto Gasche’s kennel in Rome, as surely as other tourists ogle the Coliseum or crane their necks at the Sistine ceiling.

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United States Neapolitan Mastiff Club Celebrates 20 Years

Starting the club off on its third decade, breeder-judge Nicola Imbimbo of Italy judged this anniversary Neo show

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Michele Palazzo explains the reasons behind proposed changes to the Mastino Napoletano standard.

The proposed FCI standard is an attempt to fine-tune certain aspects of breed type that define the Mastino, particularly in terms of head and body proportions.

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Why the Neo is the Rodney Dangerfield of dogdom

In American show rings, Neapolitan Mastiffs are often relegated to the sidelines because many judges are simply not knowledgeable or comfortable enough to reward them.

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Here's the new Mastino Napoletano Standard – fewer extremes and more vaguenesses

On January 1, the FCI published an updated standard for the Neapolitan Mastiff. Here is what has changed, for better and – some might argue – worse.

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Sherilyn Allen VMD explains why she decided to 'forget' her beloved Neapolitan Mastiffs

An excess of excess had prompted this Neapolitan Mastiff devotee to walk away from the breed she loved. But is there a glimmer of hope in the offing?

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Treating Cherry Eye in the Neapolitan Mastiff (and Cane Corso)

If you are getting a Neapolitan Mastiff puppy (or a Cane Corso, for that matter), this veterinarian-vetted article about a common eye problem is a must-read.

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Neapolitan Mastiff fanciers debate the value of their catchy acronym

WHaM - that stands for "Wrinkles, Head and Mass." But some Neapolitan Mastiff fanciers argue that the catchy acronym has outlived its usefulness, and encourages a caricature of the breed.

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