The “Antonio Crepaldi Editore” publishing house of Porto Viro (Rovigo), locality Contarina, Italy,
announces the publication – in Italian language – of the monographic book entitled


(Zootechnical objective on the Neapolitan Mastiff)

368 pages – 90 colour photos – Euro 50,00 (plus shipping cost contribution)



of the specialized literature on the dog in the world

Request in twenty-one nations of three continents

The book of the breed more request in the world

“Top Best Seller” in Italy

North America Distributor: Mr. Tommy Chang (Canada)

The widest and detailed treatment of the Neapolitan Mastiff in the world-wide survey of the specialized publishing, thanks to a very exhaustive and technically unexceptionable study. More than three hundred among beauty (show) champions, reproducers and others significant subjects, as for breed selection, are described in this publication together with their morphologic-functional characteristics, both in Italy and in the rest of the world. The Fci/Enci official breed standard in force is deeply examined and the book also includes remarks on each of the previous official editions. Suggestions concerning the historical breed standard proposals, planned by the “breed fathers” (Ruggero Soldati and Piero Scanziani) are analysed. Remarks on standards and the opinions and advice that traditional breeders, specialist judges and others Neapolitan Mastiff-lovers (mastinari) experts have expressed on the monographic and encyclopaedic books published in Italy have been examined. The publication, based on typicalness and functionality, strengthens the importance of zootechnical beauty and includes the innovative proposals of a synthetic morphologic breed standard suggested to single out the basic features of this breed more easily. Moreover, it contains an aptitude test and its working breed standard. The publication deals with the role of the Neapolitan Mastiff as watchdog, both in towns and in the country and comes to the scientific conception of the typology of the ideal breed prototype by showing some representative models chosen looking throughout the breeding chronology. This book, therefore, is unique of its kind in the universal monographic dog literature of any breed. The inclination towards study of the author and his initiative as an publisher have, as a matter of fact, filled a gap. This book offers, for the first time, as such a work has been published nowhere before, a useful instrument to those who wish to study in depth the typological and genetic pillars of the Neapolitan Mastiff from the zootechnical point of view.

The publication was presented in world preview at the meeting of the 14th A.T.I.Ma.Na. (Neapolitan Mastiff International Technical Association) Championship on 2nd October 2004 in Mexico.

Author: Antonio Crepaldi

Journalist, writer and professional publisher. He began practising journalism in 1990. He has been publishing articles on several Italian dog magazines since 1993. He was one of the ex-editor – as survey editor and columnist – of the Italian specialized magazine “Molossi” (also in the French version “Molosses”). Member of the Dog’s Press Office (as text author) “Logogest” (www.logogest.it). Author and publisher also of the books of the Bobtail (Old English Sheepdog) in 2005 (official text for breed specialist judges of the Italian club), of the Volpino Italiano in 2006 and an other book (in three languages: Italian, French, English) on the Neapolitan Mastiff in France in 2007. Publisher also of the book of the Sarplaninac (Yugoslavian Herder) in 2006. He breeds the Volpino Italiano in his breeding called “del Birocciaio” (kennel). He is an Fci / Enci (show) judge, he qualified in 1998 for the Volpino Italiano and from the 2004 also for the Neapolitan Mastiff, Fila Brasileiro, Boxer, Bobtail, Siberian Husky, Chow Chow, Cirneco of the Etna, Samoyed, Alaskan Malamute, Akita, Saint Bernard, Cane Corso Italiano, Dogo Argentino, moreover he is going to be qualified for the more breeds. Judge in the “Nationale d’Elevage” (National Specialty) 2006 of the Neapolitan Mastiff Club of France, in the National Specialty Erba 2005 of the Bobtail Club of Italy (articles and photo in the club official web site: www.bobtailitalia.it), in the National Specialty 2006 of the Cirneco of the Etna Club of Italy, in the National Specialty 2000 and 2001 of the Volpino Italiano Club of Italy. Nephew of Ettore Crepaldi, well-known Neapolitan Mastiff-lover (mastinaro), owner of International (Fci) and Italian Champion Ombrone di Ponzano and Italian Champion Saia di Ardea, Samn (Italian Official Club of Neapolitan Mastiff) ex-councillor, current Chairman of the Board of Auditors of A.T.I.Ma.Na. Promoter of National Specialty shows and Samn meetings as well as of the two A.T.I.Ma.Na. championships that took place in Contarina of Porto Viro in 1995 and 2002.


This publication – which has a limited edition – is available only at:
Antonio Crepaldi Editore
Via A. Manzoni, 29 – Località Contarina
45014 Porto Viro (Rovigo) – Italia
E-mail: info@cinofilia-crepaldi.it
  Fax: +39 0426 321531 – Tel.: +39 338 5909114 (Italian only)


Order by international money order or bank transfer to Crepaldi Antonio: Banca Antonveneta, Filiale di Porto Viro (Rovigo) 45014, Località Contarina, Italia, Via C. Battisti, 16 – bank details “IBAN: IT54B050406873000000014997A” / “BIC – Bank Identifier Code: ANTBIT2PV67” / “SWIFT Code: ANTBIT2P”, paying the cover price, plus Euro 5,00 (as Your contribution to shipping costs). In total, Euro 55,00.
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