| 27 September 2009
The Neapolitan Mastiff is covered with large amounts of skin as per our standard, a few skin related concerns do frequently occur in the breed. Pyoderma and Demodocosis are the most common. During puberty Neapolitan Mastiff puppies are often affected by acne under the chin and during the time when they shed their puppy coat they appear to look slightly molted. Both puppy issues usually resolve within a month or two.
If your Neapolitan is showing signs of skin discomfort, infection or demodocosis consulting with a dermotologist is the best course of action.