About Cinciripini's


Joe and Lisa Cinciripini currently reside in Olympia, Washington USA. Joe’s family settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from Ascoli Piceno, Italy. Joe and Lisa came together to combine a mutual passion for the Mastino Napoletano. Lisa grew up on the West Coast and began her love of dogs with the Doberman, as a junior handler at age 9 she was at the Schutzhund field every Saturday Morning thru much of her childhood. Although, Lisa still admires the Doberman it is the Neapolitan Mastiff that captured her. Both have been and are still involved with providing breed education to AKC judges, Rare Breed Judges and Veterinarians.

Both Joe and Lisa have assisted with several publications over the years, donating photos and assisting with editorials. Joe’s dedicated passion for the breed can be seen in many of his wonderful photographs. Cinciripini’s Mastini have contributed to several noteworthy canine research projects over the years. Although originally a veterinarian student, Lisa’s passion for research led her to finish her academic career with a major in research. Lisa was one of the founding members and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Mastino Health Foundation, is a member of the AKC Parent Club Neapolitan Mastiff Health Committee and assists other scientists in numerous canine research projects.

Joe’s passion for the mastini is firmly rooted in his Italian heritage and he is passionately committed to ensuring that the history, honor and integrity of Il Mastino Napoletano is maintained in the United States. Ensuring that the Mastino is owned, bred, handled and represented with respect should be the guiding principle of any who wish to be involved with the breed. The Neapolitan Mastiff is a protective, loyal, intelligent and awe inspiring creature. This ancient breed has had owners' dated back to Julius Caesar, Aristotle and Ghengis Khan. The rich history and myths which surround the Neapolitan are intriguing and fascinating.

The Neapolitan Mastiff is a breed of integrity, careful selection of breeding quality specimens is necessary to ensure the perseverance of type and soundness. Cinciripini's Mastini takes the pedigree and appearance of both the dam and sire into careful consideration prior to mating. By calculating the strengths and weaknesses of each dog we are able to produce mastini which have structure, type, good bone structure, superior movement and a sound temperament.

At Cinciripini’s Mastini the Neapolitan Mastiff is not just a dog... it is a life dedication. Every litter is produced with years of forethought, meticulous planning and enormous expenditure.

Joe and Lisa encourage any person interested in the Mastino Napoletano to engage in serious research and carefully consider if you have the time and willingness to dedicate to such an incredible dog.

The Neapolitan Mastiff Standard

20 July 2018

December 17, 2015
FCI-Standard N° 197
FCI-St. N° 197

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20 July 2018

HEAD Short and massive, with the skull wide at the level of the zygomatic arches; Ample skin with wrinkles and folds, the most typical and best marked goes from the outer palpebral angle down to the lip angle. The upper longitudinal axes of the skull and the muzzle are parallel.

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20 July 2018

BEHAVIOUR/TEMPERAMENT: Steady and loyal, not aggressive. Guard dog of property and its inhabitants, always vigilant, intelligent, noble and majestic.

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2901 Friendly Grove Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98506

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