So you’re looking to adopt an Neapolitan Mastiff, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Unless you’ve been to Jurassic Park, you’ve never seen anything like a Mastino. These majestic guardians of startling appearance are massive, powerful dogs. The U.S. Neapolitan Mastiff Club describes their dog’s head as “astounding”—and give them credit for hitting upon just the right adjective. The profuse hanging wrinkles and folds, and pendulous lips, make a Mastino look like a marzipan Mastiff that’s been out in the sun too long. And yet, the breed’s inner dignity and nobility can only be described as beautiful. The Neapolitan Mastiff is a huge, powerful guarder whose astounding appearance has intimidated intruders since the days of ancient Rome. Wary with strangers, the profusely wrinkled Mastino is sweet, placid, and steady among loved ones.”
An Neapolitan Mastiff typically ranges from 60.96cm to 78.74cm in height, and weighs from 49.895160700000005kg to 68.0388555kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Neapolitan Mastiff breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Neapolitan Mastiff insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.