The Neapolitan Mastiff absolutely thrives on human companionship. Newborn puppies can range anywhere between $1000 to $3000 in accordance with the color and the litter.
He will want to be within patting distance of you at all times and will follow you from room to room, whether he'll fit or not. Being excluded from the family can result in serious behavior problems. They are prone to separation anxiety.
Obedience training is important for this breed because of his size and strength. The Neapolitan Mastiff is harder to train than most other dog breeds. He learns new commands more slowly than the majority of other breeds. You will need to be extra patient when Training him.
Early socialization is also important because shyness is common in the breed. Neapolitan Mastiffs are often intolerant of other dogs, so early socialization helps with this too. It is not recommended to have two same sex Neapolitan Mastiffs in one house.
They do well with children, and are protective of them, but many breeders will not let a Neapolitan go to a home with young children, simply because the Neapolitan Mastiff is so large that he could accidentally injure a child.
The Neapolitan Mastiff needs daily exercise, but a spirited walk around the neighborhood should suffice. They do not make good jogging companions. And this breed does not do well in extreme heat, so you need to make sure he is able to stay cool.
Neapolitan Mastiffs like to sleep a lot. They can move with alarming speed if he thinks his family is being threatened. The Neapolitan Mastiff is a fulltime pet, a high maintenance commitment, but he makes a devoted, loving, and charismatic companion.
The Neapolitan Mastiff sheds a fair amount of hair. You'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home. The short coat of the Neapolitan Mastiff only requires an occasional brushing.