These are photos of my previous litter on day 5 (December 30, 2006.).
January 12th 2007, (day 18)
February 4th Pups are about 6 weeks old and weigh about 18 pound. They are weaned and nibbling on raw chicken and pork bones.
This is Momo at 16 months- photo taken November of the year 2000. He passed his preliminary O.F.A. hip x-rays with a "good" rating. He also passed his O.F.A. heart exam. He passed his M.S.U. thyroid function exam. Can pups you have bought/ breed say as much?
Passed his O.F.A. hip exam with a "good" rating.
Eyes opening- mobility increasing.
Week four: Teething has begun in earnest.....Mom not thrilled. Pups have been wormed. Mom has been sharing her raw beef liver and raw beef kidney with the pups. They have started supplementing their breast milk with goats milk and rice cereal from a bowel. Raw chicken wings will be given to the pups in the next few days.
O.K......So what do the pups look like now at seven months? Dr. Reder is the one in the center.
Gopher Canyon's Atlas
I wish to take this opportunity to thank Ms. Carol Bardwick of the Canine Cryobank, Inc. for her past and continuing guidance in my Neapolitan Mastiff breeding program.
This page describes the Neapolitan Mastiff and my relation to this unusual dog. I have set forth some of my personal feelings and experiences , as well as provided the views of others acquainted with the breed. If you obtain a Neo- as they are also known, expect to spend a greater than average amount of time with and money on it. This is a complex animal with needs many cannot meet. These dogs expect to be with you and to protect you and your family. I do have a wonderful family. Although I am a Pediatric Dental Specialist now, surely I was a Neapolitan Mastiff in a former life. Unless my family or I are threatened, I'd just as soon sleep as anything else. This is the Neapolitan Mastiff way of life.
We dedicate this effort to those who brought the Neapolitan Mastiff beast
back from the edge of extinction and to those who love and care for their
descendants today. I quote Immanuel Kant " De gustibus non est
disputandum" "There is no disputing taste". Surely this describes those
bitten by the love of the Neapolitan Mastiff.
Gopher Canyon's Mikki
Passed her O.F.A. x-ray, takes NO thyroid supplementation
I have several night lights of the neo available. The image is roughly 3" X 4". The cost, which includes shiping and handling in the continental United States, is $25.00 Send orders to:
Dr. Barry Reder
836 Grove View Rd.
Oceanside,Ca. 92057 (760) 940-2051
A brief slide show of the Neapolitan Mastiffs inside..
Introduction and History of the Neapolitan Mastiff by Dr. Carl Semencic. Dr. Semencic's new book "Gladiator Dogs" has just been published by T.F.H. Check out the bottom of page 198.
Restoring the Neapolitan Mastiff by Dr. Barry Reder. Note this article first appeared in the July 1998 Rare Insight magazine and is reprinted by permission.
Neapolitan Mastiff adult and puppy registration
can be done via the A.K.C.- Foundation Stud Service. Call (919) 233-9767
Early photos of Mr. Mario Zacchi's Neapolitan pup Bartolo- born Sept. 20, 1997
pictures from Mr. Mario Zacchi's book (with his permission) The Neapolitan Mastiff
Champion Sansone I di Ponzano, 1977 and Mose, Italian Champion, 1985 considered by the author
to be a good example of the midway point of northern and southern Italian
breeding. Mr. Zacchi feels Carnera della Grotta Azzurra is now one of the best specimens of the Neapolitan Mastiff breed seen in
the last forty years.
Would you like to B.A.R.F.? You might check out Jane Johnson's page. She explains the Dr. Billinghurst method of feeding (b)ones (a)nd (r)aw (f)ood to your pups and grown dogs for a life time of optimal health.
Here is a sample menu to get you started.
I add a few supplements to my B.A.R.F. diet- namely Ester-C powder and Brewer's Yeast powder.
We have been awarded the "Rare Paws Award" for a breed site of excellence. Thanks!
Please say no to the A.K.C.
Why Say no to the A.K.C.?
Neapolitan Mastiff Breed Standard The Italian standard... not the corrupt A.K.C. standard.
New List of Foreign Neapolitan Mastiff Breeders and Photos of Their Dogs
The 1995 ATIMANA Neapolitan
Mastiff Show in Italy
Neapolitan Mastiff reference reading
General Dog Sites
and other Moloser Breed Links
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or my fledgling Pediatric Dental Page.
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