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Some good books that you should try to read if you are thinking of buying a Nealopitan Mastiff.

Neapolitan Mastiff

By Carol Paulsen. Published by Interpet 2000.

Good little handbook of the American type, where half of the book is written by a breed specialist

and the other half is standard information that could apply to any breed. Carol Paulsen has

obviously done her research though, and it’s culminated in a good little reference book covering all

aspects of Neapolitan Mastiff ownership and husbandry.


The Mastiffs The Big Game Hunters

. By Colonel David Hancock.Published Charwynne in 2000.

A well studied publication highlighting many of the Mastiff breeds, recognised by Kennel Clubs

worldwide, including the Neapolitan Mastiff. A very comprehensive collection of facts, figures and

statistics, David Hancock has been very thorough in his historical research and his words make

for an extremely thought provoking read.


The Ultimate Book of Mastiff Breeds

. Edited by Douglas Oliff. Published by Interpet 1999.

Excellent reference book featuring 9 of the Mastiff breeds recognised across the globe. Each

breed chapter is written by a breed specialist. The Neapolitan Mastiff chapter was written by

Douglas Oliff, prior to his passing in 2008. Douglas had an innate understanding of the

Neapolitan Mastiff that stemmed from his passion, knowledge and understanding, Douglas lived

with the breed, learned about the breed and loved the breed, and this is evident in his chapter..

The Official Book of The Neapolitan Mastiff.

By Sherilyn Allen. Published by TFH Publications

Inc. USA 1995. This publication is out of print but from time to time we do have copies for sale.

Again, is an Excellent reference book, Written methodically and knowledgably by Veterinary

Surgeon and Mastino breeder, Sherilyn Allen. This publication is a 10-year project and covers all

aspects pertaining to the History, Health, and Husbandry of the Neapolitan Mastiff.


The Neapolitan Mastiff.

By Mario Zacchi. Published by La Moye 1987.

This publication has been out of print for some time however, our book searching agencies do

provide us with copies from time to time but they are expensive. This book is a ‘must-have’ to

anyone serious about the Neapolitan Mastiff; the book oozes knowledge and is the bible of books

to our Mastino enthusiasts. Written by a true breed connoisseur, the author takes you on a journey

along which, he shares with you the knowledge he has gained through his own experiences of il

Mastino Napoletano.

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