Neapolitan Mastiff

Columnist Bas Bosch on the most operatic of the Molossers: the Neapolitan Mastiff.
In this brilliant essay, Molosser expert Bas Bosch explains how wrinkling can be a bellwether for hypertype in the Molosser breeds.
Through her evocative photographs, Lorene Cantarella captures the essence of the Neapolitan Mastiff. Here is a gorgeous sampling.

Martha, the world's ugliest dog, gets her shake on at the beach. All photos courtesy Shirley Zindler.
Martha the Neapolitan Mastiff was crowned the world's ugliest dog in 2017. But she's really just your average Neo.
Nicola Imbimbo remembers the great dogs, and the great men, of the Neapolitan Mastiff's native Naples.
Official Book of the Neapolitan Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiffs are living, breathing relics — and they are as misunderstood as they are imposing.
Uberto Gasche and Neapolitan Mastiff in the heart of Rome
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.
Neapolitan Mastiff
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.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are often relegated to the sidelines because many judges are simply not knowledgeable or comfortable enough to reward them.
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?
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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