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Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff vs Cane Corso – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff vs Cane Corso" Compare Mastiff and Neapolitan Mastiff. Which is better: Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff or Cane Corso?
Name Mastiff Neapolitan Mastiff Cane Corso
OriginsEngland Italy Italy
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank2810737
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Other Names English Mastiff, Old English Mastiff Neo, Italian Bulldog, Italian Mastiff, Mastino Napoletano, Italian Molosso, Can39;E Presa Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2004 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
No set American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
National Kennel Club
Price $1200-$1500 $1500-$2000 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff vs Cane Corso

Size Giant Giant Large
Weight Male: 150-250 pounds (68-113 kg), Female: 120-180 pounds (54-82 kg) Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg) Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 200 pounds (90.5 kg), Female: 150 pounds (68 kg) Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg) Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg)
Height Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) Male: 26-30 inches (65-75 cm), Female: 24-28 inches (60-70 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) Male: 28 inches (70 cm), Female: 26 inches (65 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care - Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff vs Cane Corso

Coat Dense Dense Dense
Colors Apricot
Fawn
Brindle
Mahogany
Blue
Tawny
Black
Chestnut
Brindle
Gray
Red
Fawn
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Mastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Neapolitan Mastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Mastiffs shed moderately.
Neapolitan Mastiffs shed moderately.
Cane Corsos shed moderately.

Characteristics - Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff vs Cane Corso

Temperament Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Protective
Alert
Courageous
Loyal
Protective
Fearless
Stubborn
Dominant
Obedient
Trainable
Cheerful
Loyal
Social
Courageous
Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Average: Mastiff's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Mastiffs are quite easy to train.
Neapolitan Mastiffs aren't famous for their trainability.
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Playfulness
Mastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Mastiffs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Mastiffs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Mastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Neapolitan Mastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Barking
Low: The Mastiff barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Neapolitan Mastiff rarely barks.
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Mastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Mastiff has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Neapolitan Mastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Mastiffs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Neapolitan Mastiffs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Mastiffs are not the biggest explorers.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are not the biggest explorers.
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Mastiffs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Neapolitan Mastiffs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Mastiffs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Mastiffs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Neapolitan Mastiffs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Cane Corsos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff vs Cane Corso

Stranger Friendly
Mastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Mastiffs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Mastiffs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are average friendly towards cats.
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Mastiffs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are not dog-friendly.
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Neapolitan Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Mastiffs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Mastiffs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are generally with other pets.
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Mastiffs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Neapolitan Mastiffs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cane Corsos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Mastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Neapolitan Mastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cane Corso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff vs Cane Corso

Health Issues
Mastiffs are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Bloat
Cancer
Cystinuria
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Seizures
No set Arthritis
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Demodectic Mange
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 8-10 years 10-11 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Mastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Neapolitan Mastiffs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Mastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Neapolitan Mastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Mastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Neapolitan Mastiffs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: If you are feeding a high-quality dry food, your Corso will probably eat 4 to 5 cups a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Neapolitan Mastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Mastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
The Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Neapolitan Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Neapolitan Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Cane Corso drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Mastiff vs Neapolitan Mastiff vs Cane Corso

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 3-5 puppies 6-12 puppies 4-6 puppies

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