This big hound is a powerful, solid and very massive dog. His heavy and stocky appearance gives him a bear-like gait.
His furtive cat-like stride is slow, and the Neapolitan Mastiff very rarely runs. This immense dog with a slightly grumpy appearance displays a robust and powerful physique.
Between 75 and 85 cm (29.53 to 33.46 inches) for the male
Between 70 and 80 cm (27.56 to 31.50 inches) for the female
Between 75 and 90 kg (165.34 to 198.41 pounds) for the male
Between 70 and 85 kg (154.32 to 187.39 pounds) for the female
The colour of his coat is mainly lead. However, grey, black, fawn, mahogany or deer fawn are also accepted.
Black or grey can sometimes be sprinkled with small white spots on the chest or fingers. The Neapolitan Mastiff can also be brindle (tiger-like).
His coat is tight, smooth and short and his skin is wrinkled mainly on the neck and head.
His head is short and rather huge. Eyes are wide apart and round. Ears are relatively small compared to the size of the hound.
They look like triangles and are located above the zygomatic arch (malar bone). His nose is voluminous and his lips are very hanging. His tail is usually cut off.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 2, section 2 and is #197