Cane da presa

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Cane da Presa Meridionale
Common nicknamesCane da presa
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
Today´s cane da presa meridionale

The Cane da Presa Meridionale (Italian for "Southern Catching Dog") is the old, functional working variant of the Neapolitan Mastiff. Before 1946 there was no distinction between Neapolitan Mastiff, Cane da Presa and Cane Corso, these were simply three different names for the same dog. The modern Neapolitan Mastiff is unlike the original, a dog created by dog shows. Fans of the original mastino have started an organisation which is trying to gather the remaining specimens which would fit the 1946 standard of the Neapolitan Mastiff.[1]

This is the second rescue that is made of this proto-race.[2]


  1. ^ "Neapolitan Mastiffs,Cane Corso and Cane Da Presa Meridionale is the Neapolitan Mastiff worth having?". 11 February 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  2. ^ Peri, Angelo (23 July 2018). "Vocabolario cremonese italiano". Feraboli. Retrieved 23 July 2018 – via Google Books.

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