Dogs have lived alongside man for thousands of years since the first wolves were domesticated.
Wolf-like traits make the animal less likely to attack protectively but they retain a strong prey drive making them a real risk around other small pets, and potentially young children.
On size alone this massive mutt has the ability to intimidate.
Reaching up to 90kg (200lbs) that more than an adult human.
The Neapolitan Mastiff is thought to be the direct descendant of the ancient Roman Molossus used for both war and the bloodthirsty arena.
In essence this dog was bred to be a capable killer making it a popular guard dog and defender.