Posts about Mastiffs

Torino - Photo credit: @torino_nova_canecorso

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Disclaimer: Cane Corsos are not technically considered “gentle giants”, but they are giant dogs who are loyal to their families and we love them all the same!

This is the second post in my “Your Gentle Giants” series. You can read the first guest post about Pua, the Neapolitan Mastiff here. Today, we have Lindsey, Torino and Nova’s mom, sharing her love for Cane Corsos and her babies in particular. If you would like to share your story, contact me.

My name is Lindsey I’m a 25 year-old stay at home mom. I’m a photography buff, addicted to tea, and can’t say “no” to chocolate. We are located in Pennsylvania on 5 acres of land with a beautiful pond that the dogs like to take a dip in every once in a while on a hot day.

My fiancé and I are quite the muscle car enthusiasts (hence our dogs’ names). Torino has a lot of different meanings behind his name. The Cane Corso is considered an “Italian Mastiff.” Torino is a city in Italy and the Grand Torino is a Ford muscle car which translates in English to “large bull.” We thought it was an appropriate name, being as we love a good muscle car and the size he would later become.

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Photo Credit: @puathemastiff


We are doing something new today! We are featuring one of your gentle giants. Today, we have Carol, Pua’s mama, talking about her furbabies and what it’s like to raise and live with a Neapolitan Mastiff. If you would like to share your story, contact me.

My name is Carol and I have been an animal lover for as long as I can remember. I grew up with dogs all my life (most of which were rescues from the local shelter).

Photo Credit: @puathemastiff

Photo Credit: @puathemastiff

Ah… The Neapolitan Mastiff. Well, the main reason why I adopted my first Neo back in 2002 was because I had 2 young children (both in elementary school at the time) and discovered that these big fur babies were known to be excellent with young kids. The term “gentle giant” was a perfect fit. They are big, lumber some, affectionate, and protective all rolled up into a loveable and wrinkly mountain of a dog. (click to read more)