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NEAPOLITAN MASTIFF CLUB WEBSITE
The USNMC is the official AKC-recognized parent club for the Neapolitan Mastiff Club. Formed in 1991, the USNMC is young as Parent clubs go, nevertheless, we are rich with history and a strong core of dedicated members, the numbers of which continue to grow. Explore this site for information on our breed, our club, and how you can become involved.
The USNMC has a lot to offer the mastino lover and fancier. One can find information ranging from health concerns, local shows, past National winners, network with other mastino owners and how to locate a breeder. A newcomer to the breed can find the breed standard, browse pictures of mastinis from around the world, and meet a diverse group of mastino lovers who share the common interest of raising, training, breeding and competing. The USNMC sees the need to take a more proactive role in protecting the rights of dog ownership and strives to stay informed on current dog legislation. The Neogram is the club magazine which offers current articles from the club committees, show wins, brags, and advertisements. Browse the website. The USNMC looks forward to you joining the club and the wonderful world of owning a Neapolitan Mastiff.
What is a Neapolitan Mastiff?
Where do they come from?
What are they used for?
This section will cover such topics as the history, purpose, temperament, living with a Neo as a house dog, exercise, weather tolerance, breeding and much more.
An ancient breed, rediscovered in Italy in the 1940's, the Neapolitan Mastiff is a heavy-boned, massive, awe inspiring dog bred for use as a guard and defender of owner and property. He is characterized by loose skin, over his entire body, abundant, hanging wrinkles and folds on the head and a voluminous dewlap.
In order to reach its goals, as a non-profit entity and AKC parent club, the USNMC needs volunteers most of all to do the work of the club. Fortunately the club has a group of hard-working members!
But the USNMC also needs money! Members pay a (relatively nominal) membership fee annually which nearly covers the expenses of maintaining the membership roles.
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