This article is from the Neapolitan Mastiffs Breed FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org (Barry Reder).
No they are not fully recognised. They are recognised by almost every
other country in the world and so far have been accepted into the
AKC-FSS for record keeping and effective March 1, 2001, they will be
allowed to compete in AKC-obedience trials, AKC-agility trials, and
AKC-tracking trials. There are people who feel full recognision will
be bad for the breed and those who are working to get the breed fully