This video features a bunch of Neo Mastiff puppies meeting their dad for the first time and they all proceeded to play hide and seek together. So adorable!
The Neapolitan Mastiff is an ancient dog breed. Their ancestry is thought to date to back to 3000 BC! These dogs were originally bred to be guards and defenders of family and property due to their protective instincts and fearsome appearance. They will cast their intimidating stare towards strangers but they are far from being fighting dogs. Their main goal is to be with their owners and to defend them with ferocity if needed. They are not aggressive towards people without reason.
If you are a neat freak, getting a Neo Mastiff is not a good idea. They drool after eating or drinking or when nervous, and they are notorious for passing gas. When they shake their heads, you will be toweling saliva and slime off your clothes, furniture, and walls.
Neos aren’t especially suited for life in an apartment or condo unless they have enough room to sprawl. Otherwise, they’re likely to shove your furniture out of place or knock objects over in their attempt to find a comfortable resting spot. They do best in homes with a big yard they can patrol. An adult Neo will benefit from a couple of short walks daily. They are very sensitive to heat and humidity, so it is important to schedule the walks on cool mornings and evenings and to give them a shady place to hang out in the daytime.