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Hoyt - Neapolitan Mastiff (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Neapolitan Mastiff Dog For Adoption in Perry, NY, USA


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Date Listed: 01/27/2017
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Breed: Neapolitan Mastiff
Gender: Male Male


Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Fawn
Size at Maturity: Huge
Availability Date: 01/27/2017
Location: Perry, NY, 14530
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Neapolitan Mastiff Dog For Adoption in Perry, NY, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs No
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Neapolitan Mastiff (short coat). Ready to Apply? You will want to have your veterinary and/or personal reference information handy, as well as landlord information if you are a renter, to fill out the application completely. • We will not pursue an incomplete application • Once complete, you can speed up process by contacting your vet's office and giving them permission to release information. We may dismiss the application if this is not completed. • Volunteers handle dozens of applications at a time so we do not guarantee contact with everyone. We try our best, but we are working around jobs, kids, and of course, dogs. •Adoptions generally take longer than 4 days to process but there is no set time frame. We do the best we can as a non-profit, so please be patient. Hoyt is a very large boy who is in need of a special home. Please note, we have set specific criteria for him to ensure a positive placement, not to be strict. He is a great boy who doesn't know his own strength and has some fear & anxiety issues that are very workable but someone MUST commit to his training in order to adopt him. Hoyt is looking for a home with no kids under 6yrs old. Hoyt has done well with many dogs in a play setting but does get very jealous at home and would be best if he was an only dog. He has not hurt another dog or person, but he has growled on occasion at dogs when they are in his space. He has been fine around the cat. He is also in need of a home that will take him to training to continue learning skills and confidence and better ways to manage fear. He loves to use his crate as his safe place. He tends to be more fearful out in public and when guests come over so this cannot happen without additional training to know it is ok for him. He would do best in a home where they agree to keep him on Prozac not have him left home alone more than 5hr stretches. Hoyts adoption fee is $200 which includes his neuter, rabies, vaccinations, heartworm test (neg) and microchip.

Neapolitan Mastiff

Overview: The Neapolitan Mastiff was first bred by the Romans for use in war and fighting in the arena. They are best for dominant owners with experience training strong dogs.
Breed Group: Working
Weight (lbs): 150-200
Height (in): 24-30
Colors: Blue, black, mahogany and tawny. Some brindling allowable.
Coat: The coat is short, smooth and thick
Character: The Neapolitan Mastiff is intelligent, but can be strong willed. They are generally calm, if not provoked.
Temperament: The female Neapolitan Mastiffs are better with children. Males are more dominant, but will get along with other pets, if they are raised together from puppies. Two males generally aren't a good choice, as they will fight for dominance.
Care: The coat only needs the occasional brushing and infrequent bath.
Training: Neapolitan Mastiffs need obedience training with a trainer experienced with dominant dogs.
Activity: This breed needs to be walked twice each day. Avoid rough play when the puppy is young to ensure a calmer adult.
Country of Origin: Italy
Health Issue: hip dysplasia, eye condition known as cherry eye
Life Expectancy: 8-10

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