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The Neapolitan Mastiff is a member of the Working Group. This Italian Mastiff is a direct descendent of the dogs used to fight in the Roman Coliseum. Over the past 2000 years it was refined to its present form as a guardian of the family and estates in northern Italy. (Note that we use the abbreviation Neo, yet the name for the breed is Neapolitan, not Neopolitan. The common misspelling is a pet peeve for true Neo-folk.)
The Neapolitan is a guard dog and is protective by nature. Even though they have a fierce appearance, they are generally peaceful, steady dogs with even temperaments. They are usually wonderful with their own families but wary of strangers. If they have a personality flaw, it is that, like many mastiffs, they can be stubborn and can be shy. It is important to socialize the Neapolitan and to get it accustomed to different people and places. It is also critical that owners never forget the instinctive nature of the dog. Raising a Neo requires an awareness of how dogs think and behave, and a consistent sensible discipline.
~Read more about this magnificent breed~
Check out our Photo Gallery.
These are photos of some of the Neos we have rescued.
See how Goofy, Gooey, and Gregarious they are.
Hope for Tomorrow"
"Learn from Yesterday,
Live for Today,
NeoRescue Inc. is a National non-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation that exists to place stray, abandoned, abused or neglected purebred Neapolitan Mastiffs in permanent adoptive homes, which will provide a high level of care and where the spirit of the NRI Code Of Ethics is observed.
The number of Neapolitan Mastiffs needing a new home continues to rise. The number surrendered by their owners and abandoned in shelters is a sad commentary on our society in general and what is happening to this breed in particular.
We want to thank all of you for being involved in Rescue and for your continued support of our cause. Money alone won’t move a dog from a shelter to a new home. It takes compassionate volunteers willing to dedicate time, some financial burden and a huge heart. It also takes a great amount of support from the general public and breed fanciers.
NRI is the only purebred Neapolitan Mastiff Rescue in the United States that is endorsed by the United States Neapolitan Mastiff Club, the American Kennel Club parent club for the breed.
Please take your time in visiting our website and considering if the Neapolitan Mastiff is the right breed for your family and lifestyle. We've provided you with additional information on our "Breed Info Page".
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