Neo owners! Looking for some feedback!

Discussion in 'Neapolitan Mastiff' started by Kathy Pickup, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Kathy Pickup

    Kathy Pickup New Member

    We have 5 mastiffs. 4 English and 1 Neo. Floyd is just 2 years old now and he is wonderful. He is silly. Goofy. Cuddly. nothing like the breed info we read about before we bought him. We were so used to the English boys that we wanted to make sure they would all get along. Anyhoo, we are thinking about getting another Neo and I am wondering if our Floyd is just unique or if these beauties are typically like Floyd? Now, don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want to rob our house or anything, he is protective for sure, but in general he is just a goofball. A beautiful, sweet boy. I appreciate the feedback!
     

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  2. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing. He is absolutely beautiful. <3
    I don't have experience with neos but we do have members that are a wealth of information with neos so hopefully they will chime in. :D

    Keep sharing photos and stories of your boy and keep us updated about whether you end up adding to your pack.
     
  3. Kathy Pickup

    Kathy Pickup New Member

    Thanks so much!!
     

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  4. 7121548

    7121548 Active Member

    Wow, 5 mastiffs?! That's pretty awesome! What is your question about neos--whether they are all sweet and cuddly like Floyd? I can tell you mine is not. He doesn't like strangers or other dogs at all, even after all the training he's been through (and continues to do). He is not overly affectionate either. He's pretty much the usual description of neos, haha. I don't think all are like that, but you definitely got lucky with Floyd!
     
  5. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Welcome! I don't have Neo experience, so I can't help there. I just wanted to say that your dogs are beautiful and I love the name Floyd. I am also so impressed that you have five shed machines and your floors and rugs look so great. Holy crap. My rug looks awful half an hour after I vacuum and I only have two boxers and a mastiff.
     
  6. Kathy Pickup

    Kathy Pickup New Member

    Hahahaha! I vacuum constantly!!! We actually have 9 dogs in total with 2 yellow labs, a bloodhound and a coonhound (rescues) in the mix too! They are such a joy and a chore, but all in all great kiddos! People,are a,axed that they are all in the house lol. I'm like well yeah?? You want to tell them to stay out??
     
  7. Kathy Pickup

    Kathy Pickup New Member

    Yes! That is exactly the feedback I am looking for. Everything I read said they were sort of anti-social, all business and pretty serious dogs. Floyd is just silly, all the time. He can be very protective but only when the situation calls for it. I don't know if it is because he grew up in a pack and learned from them, or if he is just unique? I would love another one, but if 9/10 of them are not like Floyd than we will probably stick with the English boys. Just trying to reach out to as many Neo folks to hear what they have.
     
  8. DennasMom

    DennasMom Well-Known Member

    Hmmm... goofy, silly, big dog? Sounds more like a Great Dane to me, than a Neo, but I don't have any experience with Neos, either.
    Love that face, though. Beautiful pack you've got!
     
  9. Kathy Pickup

    Kathy Pickup New Member

    I guess I'm wondering if he's just that way because he was brought up with the pack. I adore him!!
     

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  10. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    So Teodora has a little pack that includes 2 neos. She has posted quite a bit about her pups on the site and has discussed the personality differences between her two neos. You should check out her old threads. :)
     
  11. Belmas

    Belmas Member

    I have a 4 yr old male Neo and he is silly and puppy like around us but does not like any other dogs other than my bulldog which he grew up with and is very cautious with people as well. He was trained and socialized as a young puppy and through adulthood but to this day still is aggressive with any dog he meets. I recently got an English Mastiff puppy and Opie (my Neo) actually wanted to kill the puppy the first few days. But with a lot of patience and persistence getting them together to socialize under safe circumstances, he is actually being really good with the new puppy. Sorry I'm rambling on, I have had 4 Neos over the years and all 4 have been great with us but not so great with other dogs, my females as well.
     
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  12. Kathy Pickup

    Kathy Pickup New Member

    Wow. Thanks so much. Makes me nervous about getting another one for sure. We had the 6 older dogs when Floyd arrived at about 10 weeks and he was great from the beginning. Leo our coonhound/beagle rescue followed when he was 8 weeks and they became best friends and then Wyatt our youngest English mastiff came very soon after that at 8 weeks. We had the three of them under a year growing up together and no problems at all. Maybe he is just unique. We also have a very dominant older English mastiff who doesn't put up with any garbage and I wonder if he just sets the tone. Ah well. I will consider ourselves lucky
     

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