As strong and majestic as the appearance of Mastino Napoletano is, so is his character. Many of his qualities benefit him for his frequent use as a guard or Schutzhund.
A big, strong dog with such a strong protective instinct as the Mastino Napoletano may not be in the hands of beginners, but it proves to be reliable and loyal with good, professional dog training and animal welfare.
Mastino Napoletano and its properties
Usually the Mastino Napoletano shows his calm and relaxed nature. He is also aware of his strength. In order for him never to come up with the idea of proving it, it is important that he has experienced a very early and good socialization and that the hierarchy between him and his owners has been clearly clarified.
Anyone who dares to educate him well, experiences him as a gentle and affectionate family dog, but also has a wonderful guard or guard dog in the self-conscious animal: If he feels responsible for something, the four-legged friends would do anything to protect it, no matter if it is his owner or a property.
Reliable character depends on conditions
Aggression and biting are in principle not part of the essence of this large, Italian dog breed. As with any other dog, but only a very good socialization and education, a species-appropriate attitude and treatment guarantee that he is absolutely reliable as a pet.
The very smart animal learns quickly and is skilled in tasks that require his intelligence. Overall, he is a versatile, interesting but not suitable for everyone dog.