Mastino Neapolitan – one of the oldest breeds of dogs in the world. Despite its formidable appearance and gigantic size, the mastino is a calm and confident dog. Thanks to the developed intellect and flexibility of character, the mastino does not need exhausting trainings and quickly learns to fulfill the owner’s commands. However, it should be remembered that the owner of a mastino must from the very beginning demonstrate this dominant position to this strong dog. When training, a calm, confident approach should prevail. Mastino can treat children loyally if they themselves are calm and restrained.With the proper upbringing of mastino, they are peaceful and benevolent creatures devoted to the owner, brave defenders and reliable companions. Mastino needs to drink a lot of fresh water, which is better to keep in a strong bowl-spill. Do not forget that mastino is not the cleanest breed. They love to put their huge head with sad eyes on the lap of the owner or guest, slobbering all the trousers. In addition, these giants not only do not differ in exquisite manners in food, but also have a special structure of the muzzle, so be prepared to clean up the mastino after each meal.
Each owner wants to see his dog healthy, active and cheerful.
And, as you know, the basis of health is a proper, complete and balanced diet. Even if you purchase the freshest and highest-quality products, buy vitamins and mineral supplements, without a biochemical laboratory you cannot determine the exact nutritional value of the food you cook at home. That’s why PEDIGREE® has developed a special app that helps you evaluate how your pet’s diet meets its needs.
Proper nutrition in the first year of a puppy’s life largely determines how healthy and joyful your puppy will be in the future. Caring for the health of your pet, PEDIGREE® recommends a combination of dry and wet rations, which allows you to fully utilize the benefits of both. You can read more about this in the article.
Characteristics of the breed:
– A solid and huge dog
– Calm and affectionate with proper training
– Adores the owner and his whole environment
Height: 60–75 cm
Age: up to 10 years
Weight: up to 74 kg
Mastino dogs do not get along well with each other and other dogs, but they are tolerant of other pets, especially if they are used to them from puppyhood.
Mastino will be happy in the family of a strong master, prone to the same royal slowness as he is.
Mastino has short hair, which does not require special care. It is enough to comb it from time to time, removing dead hair.
Conditions of detention
Due to the solid dimensions, the mastino will be crowded in a city apartment, so this breed is more suitable for owners of country houses.
Until the baby’s mastino has completely formed bones, you should not let him play and run too much. In adulthood, an hourly walk twice a day is enough.