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March 10, 2016

Carpal Laxity

Carpal laxity syndrome is a common issue in the Neapolitan Mastiff. The predisposition for laxity is undoubtably genetic although environmental factors clearly determine the degree of manifestation of the condition. Signs typically begin begin between 4 and 8 months with a gradual plantigrade stance being the most common manifestation of the condition in the Neapolitan Mastiff,…   Continue

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December 29, 2015

Noses

Basic Anatomy The front facial anatomy of the dog is straightforward. There is the plane of the nose (A) the nares (B) the philtrum (C) lips (D) tongue (E). Idiopathic nasal Hyperkeratosis Hyperkeratosis of the plane of the nose (A) is characterized by raised roughened skin on the top of the nose. The roughened skin…   Continue

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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

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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

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