About Our Kennel

We are a family of Neapolitan Mastiff breeders and enthusiasts located in Penetanguishene Ontario. Our goal is to better the breed with every Canadian Kennel Club registered litter we produce through showing and selective breeding. By doing this we maintain the original awe inspiring Italian aesthetic combined with the loyal, loving and protective temperament, all while striving to improve the overall health of this majestic breed.

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A few words about us

  • We are not only Canadian Kennel Club members but we are also active members of the Canadian National Neapolitan Mastiff Club. 
  • We are preservation breeders. This is breeding to preserve the bloodlines of this rare breed and to keep the qualities and characteristics that make Neapolitan Mastiffs what they are. 
  • We feel that showing our dogs is an important aspect of preservation breeding. Having an unbiased judge critique your breeding stock helps breeders see where they need to improve.
  • Since we are breeders that are committed to producing the healthiest dogs possible, we make sure to health test all of our dogs before breeding as well as track any issues that arise in our litters. 
  • We provide prospective puppy owners with an in-depth puppy package to make sure a Neapolitan Mastiff is the right breed for them.
  • Our puppies are raised in our home with the help of our children. We work hard to make sure the puppies are exposed to different people, sounds, smells and textures.
  • We are always available to support our puppy owners in anyway we can. We believe that the relationship between puppy owner and breeder is for the lifetime of your puppy and beyond.

From the Canadian National Neapolitan Mastiff Club

“The Neapolitan Mastiff is a guardian breed from Italy. Characterized by his heavily wrinkled face, loose skin and imposing size, he has strong protective instincts and is commonly found as a family companion or show dog. The Mastino, or Neo, as he is sometimes nicknamed, is a giant breed, weighing 130 to 150 pounds or more.

The Neapolitan Mastiff has many good qualities, but he is not the easiest dog to live with. If you want a calm, confident dog that is the Neo at his best, be prepared to do a lot of homework to find him and put in plenty of effort training and socializing him once you bring him home.

The confident Neo is not a gentle giant; he's protective of his family and quite suspicious of strangers. He needs an experienced owner who can command his respect without being physically or verbally abusive. He can form an extraordinary bond with his people and is affectionate with them. Since he's big on drooling, get used to carrying a towel.

While his protective nature is attractive, the Neapolitan Mastiff is not an appropriate choice for a novice dog owner. He needs someone who can guide him with kind, firm, consistent training, never force or cruelty. He is an independent thinker but responds well to routine.

The Neapolitan Mastiff has a low activity level, even as a puppy. A brief walk will give him the exercise he needs and won’t stress his growing skeleton. Avoid taking him to dog parks since he may be aggressive toward dogs he doesn’t know. He is best suited to a home with a large yard surrounded by a solid fence that is at least five or six feet high. This is a territorial breed, and he must learn his boundaries. Do not rely on an underground electric fence to keep him contained. The shock it provides may not deter him from leaving the yard if that’s what he wants to do.

Like any dog, Neapolitan Mastiff puppies are inveterate chewers and because of their size can do a whole lot of damage. Don’t give them the run of the house until they’ve reached trustworthy maturity. And keep your Neapolitan Mastiff puppy busy with training, play and socialization experiences. A bored Neapolitan Mastiff is a destructive Neapolitan Mastiff.

The Neo drools. When he shakes his massive head, slobber goes flying. You’ll need to get in the habit of carrying a hand towel with you at all times so you can wipe his mouth, especially after he drinks.

Chaining a Neapolitan Mastiff out in the yard and giving him little or no attention is not only cruel, it can also lead to aggression and destructive behavior. While it’s good for the Neo to have access to a fenced yard, he should live indoors with his family.”

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