Category: Working Dogs
Facts about Neopolitan Mastiff Dogs, "Scientific name for Neopolitan Mastiff Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Neapolitan Mastiff is a big-size variety of dog that hails from Italy. This ancient dog variety is massive, and is habitually employed as a defender and protector of property and family, owing to their defensive characters and their frightening look. The other names of the Neopolitan Mastiff Dog breed include Italian Mastiff, Italian Bulldog, Mastino Napoletano, Can'e Presa and Italian Molosso.
Average body temperature for a Neopolitan Mastiff Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Neopolitan Mastiff Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Neopolitan Mastiff Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Neopolitan Mastiff Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
Neopolitan Mastiff Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
The average height of the male Neopolitan Mastiff Dog is 26 to 30 inches (65 to 75 cm). The average height of the females 24 to 28 inches (60 to 70 cm). The average weight of the Neopolitan Mastiff Dog is 125 to 165 pounds (56 to 74 kg)
The largest male Neopolitan Mastiff Dogs may be nearly 200 pounds (90 kg)
Neopolitan Mastiff Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Neopolitan Mastiff Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Neopolitan Mastiff Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Neopolitan Mastiff Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Neopolitan Mastiff Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
The Neapolitan Mastiff breed is a solemn, influential dog. The body of this gigantic, rather rectangular appearing breed of dog has plentiful, suspending crinkles and folds on their head and an extremely large dewlap. The Neopolitan Mastiff Dog head is large, flat and wide when compared to the remaining part of the body. Their muzzle occupies one-third length of their head and is as wide as its length with a definite stop. The big nose has wide nostrils, with the color that matches the coat.
The teeth of the Neopolitan Mastiff Dog breed, meet in a scissors, pincer or small undershot bite. The Neopolitan Mastiff Dog amber to brown colored eyes, are set deeply, which are virtually covered by the dipping upper lids and the eye color depends upon their coat color. The ears of the breed may be cropped or left as they are. The straight tail of the Neopolitan Mastiff Dog breed is carried up and bends over the back. The circular feet are big with well-curved toes. The straight, thick, short fur comes in different colors, such as blue, gray, black, chocolate, tawny and mahogany.
The Neopolitan Mastiff Dog breed is not an ideal dog for everybody. This dog breed appears a bit threatening, but is, in fact, loving, calm, nonviolent and affectionate. They like to be in the company of family and friends at all times. The Neopolitan Mastiff Dog breed is a heavy droller, chiefly in hot climate or subsequent to getting a drink. Male breeds may drool more than the female ones. They are very enthusiastic to the commands of their owner. The Neopolitan Mastiff Dogs are clever, very defensive, brave, serious and gentle-mannered. Generally, they are calm, and they are inclined to bark only when necessary. The Neopolitan Mastiff Dog breed can be aloof with unfamiliar people.
A Neopolitan Mastiff Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Neopolitan Mastiff Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Neopolitan Mastiff Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Neopolitan Mastiff puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Neopolitan Mastiff Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
The massive, shorthaired Neopolitan Mastiff Dog breed is trouble-free to groom. This dog breed is a medium shedder.
The average lifespan of the Neopolitan Mastiff Dog breed is normally short that extends up to 8 to 10 years. The number one heath problems amongst Neopolitan Mastiff Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Neopolitan Mastiff Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. Some other health problems that Neopolitan Mastiff Dog will get Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Demodicosis, Cardiomyopathy, Cherry Eye, Cleft Palate, and Fold Dermatitis could be some of the diseases the Neopolitan Mastiff Dog breed can get can get. The the AKC recognized the Neapolitan Mastiff in 2004.
Neopolitan Mastiff Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Neopolitan Mastiff Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Neopolitan Mastiff Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Neopolitan Mastiff Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.