Reputable Neapolitan Mastiff Breeder

Discussion in 'Breeder Discussion' started by Budgie, May 12, 2021.

  1. Budgie

    Budgie New Member

    Hi everyone

    New member here

    I found this forum after searching for reputable Neapolitan mastiff breeders.

    I am planning for a female puppy but not for about 24 months yet. I do have experience with this breed.

    Unfortunately it is a minefield when it comes to this breed as they have myriad health issues and I will be very selective this time round and am prepared to wait for the right mating.

    I'm from UK (willing to import) and these are my requirements:

    Mother and father hip tested, eye tested, heart tested
    Standard type, not typey and DEFINITELY not excessive
    No excessive flank and no loose skin around joints.
    Dogs must look and be athletic and not sloppy.
    Both parents must not have had cherry eye or treatment for it with veterinary proof
    No ectropion and no entropion visible on either parent

    Must be registered of course

    If anyone can offer assistance or knows of a breeder who meets all these requirements I would be extremely grateful

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry I can't help you. We haven't had any active Neo members for quite some time. I'm sure you've done looking yourself. Have you come across anyone that looks good to you? If so, I'd be happy to take a look at them and see if I see any red flags. I'm no expert at anything, but I'm very careful with breeder choice. Too picky, I've been told, lol. I'm sure our other members would give their opinions too. Good luck with your search.
     
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  3. glen

    glen Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum, i cant help with your search, im also in the uk.
    Boxergirl isnt picky, shes passionate about the best practice and health testing ect of these beautiful breeds. So she will help you and be very honest
     
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  4. Budgie

    Budgie New Member


    Hello!

    Sorry, I thought I would receive email notifications so didn't think anyone had replied until I checked!

    Maybe we are in the same boat then about being strict on the health testing.

    I have really really searched hard and I haven't found anyone in the UK who I would feel comfortable getting a pup from. It's sad but with this breed, I really think it is important to be picky. There seems to be a complete lack of care for their health and more of a focus on their looks.

    I have even looked globally and I'm telling you it is an absolute minefield.

    Part of me is actually considering having to prepare for never being able to have one again. As much as I love this breed it would be irresponsible of me to purchase a dog whose parents I feel should not have been bred.

    Thanks for your reply
     
  5. Budgie

    Budgie New Member

    Thanks - I agree. It is such a shame the turn mastiff breeds can take.. all in the name of breed standards and romanticised fictional looks.
     
  6. glen

    glen Super Moderator Staff Member

    Totally agree, iv looked on the advertising sites for mastiffs, i wouldnt purchase a single one, its gone crazey during this last year, every owner thinks they are a breeder,
     
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