Close

September 15, 2014

History of the Neapolitan Mastiff

The Neapolitan Mastiff, or Mastino Napolitano, is a breed that has it’s roots in antiquity along with many of the other giant Molossers.  According to different sources, the progenitor of this mastiff is a Tibetan dog which directly affected the phenotype of the Persian Mastiff used in battle by King Porus against Alexander The Great….   Continue

Read More

August 26, 2014

Top 5 Health Issues

In a recent poll the top 5 health concerns among Neapolitan Mastiff breeders included: Cardiac: Dilated Cardiomyopathy Hip Dysplasia: Elbow Dysplasia: Bloat Prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid: Cherry Eye Autoimmune Deficiency/Disease: Skin: (Demodicosis) Although at BluHouse Mastini we perform health tests on all of our dogs to try to minimize the chances…   Continue

Read More

August 26, 2014

Mastino and Children

The Neapolitan Mastiff is not a ‘kid-friendly’ breed, with a Neo you can never get a 100% guarantee that your new puppy will be good with children.  Like any giant breed the Neo can be dangerous around children simply because of their sheer size. Simple innocent play from a rambunctious puppy or a nip from…   Continue

Read More

August 26, 2014

AKC Registration

All of our dogs are AKC registered. All of our puppies come with AKC registration. Pet-only dogs will come with limited AKC registration. Limited registration means the dog is registered with the AKC but no litters produced from that dog are eligible for registration and a dog with limited registration is ineligible to compete in…   Continue

Read More

August 26, 2014

Is a Mastino right for me?

A puppy is a huge responsibility and a Neapolitan Mastiff is a lot more work then the average Lab or Jack Russell so please do some research and reading before jumping into this breed.  A Mastino is not a good choice if…. Your family budget is tight. A Neapolitan is an investment in time and…   Continue

Read More

August 26, 2014

Dog Supplies

We have a number of products that we have found work great with our dogs. We cannot guarantee these products will work good in your specific situation, but for us they withstood the drool, wear and damage a Mastino can inflict, without being outrageously expensive. Toys Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff® SPORT balls. Kong toys, especially the…   Continue

Read More

August 26, 2014

Movement in the Mastino

The AKC Standard The Neapolitan Mastiff’s movement is not flashy, but rather slow and lumbering. Normal gaits are the walk, trot, gallop, and pace. The strides are long and elastic, at the same time, powerful, characterized by a long push from the hindquarters and extension of the forelegs. Rolling motion and swaying of the body…   Continue

Read More