Neapolitan Mastiff

Pier Giovanni Staderini and friends
Tuscan painter and ceramicist Pier Giovanni Staderini has a  far-ranging style, from abstract works to curvaceous studies of the female form that are as brooding as they are sensuous. The Neapolitan Mastiff occupies a special place in his heart – and on his easel. 
Robin White, a veterinarian who also breeds and owns Neapolitan Mastiffs, shares a story of jumping to conclusions. Brace yourself for a happy ending.
The Neapolitan Mastiff is under siege in the United Kingdom. Will the rest of the world follow suit?
How do you pronounce "Cane Corso"? What exactly is a "giogaia"? Our guide to the most common terms used with the Neapolitan Mastiff and Cane Corso will have you "al corrente" -- up to speed -- in no time!
The "zaccaro" is a style of Neapolitan Mastiff that distills the essence of the breed, with great bone and mass. But many do not know it was also the name of a breeder from Naples who bred this distinctive type.
Part two of our pronunciation guide for Italian words used in the Neapolitan Mastiff and Cane Corso standards, from "canna nasale" to "zigomi." 
Diehard Harry Potter fans can rattle off every particular of J.K. Rowling’s phantasmagorical saga of wizardry and adolescent angst — including the fact that Hogwarts gameskeeper Rubeus Hagrid’s beloved dog Fang was played on the big screen by a series of Neapolitan Mastiffs.
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. 

Guido Vandoni awards Best Group to Neapolitan Mastiff kennel Allevamento dello Stradone Vesuviano.
In this wide-ranging interview, Italian breeder-judge Guido Vandoni discusses ideal Mastino temperament, problems of hypertype, and his favorite memories of the breed. */

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