Mastiffs of Middle Earth

Subtitle

Mastiffs of Middle Earth

Gentle Giants Breeding for Temperament and Health
We are located in North East Texas. A little about me. I have been an animal lover my whole life, I have volunteered in shelters since I was a teen and am an advocate for spay and neuter. I have always admired and respected quality breeders and while I always wanted to be a breeder I wanted to do it right. I was so blessed to meet my mentor and dear friend Terri Latva from North Texas Mastiffs. She helped me to know the breed that stole my heart and learn how to strive to breed quality dogs. While I respect and admire show breeders and handlers, I have never felt that is the only way to tell a truly great dog. I have seen gorgeous show dogs that would not be great family pets, as well as ones that are just as comfortable in the show ring as they are on a couch. I have chosen not to base my breeding around a show, I do plan to enter some of my dogs in some small shows as a fun thing to do as a family, but my focus is to bring families an amazing family member that will be happy and healthy for a very long life. I worked in the veterinary industry long enough to discover that while some things are inherited many things are environmental. I am not a huge believer in OFA testing as law. While I do think it is great to make sure you are starting with healthy dogs, I have seen dogs with excellent OFA results throw a dysplastic pup. That is why I try very hard to know my lines as well as possible and know personally as many dogs as I can as well as have my dogs evaluated by a vet. Most of my dogs are or will be OFA tested at or around 2, but it is not my #1 priority for my health testing. I do however firmly believe in Genetic Health testing, all my dogs have all genetic testing available at this time for our breed. I believe fully that genetic testing helps breeders to make sound decisions in their breeding programs to make sure to not pass genetic disorders on. I became a breeder of mastiffs because I wanted every family to be able to have this amazing breed in their family if they wanted one. I wanted to make sure they got a steady and solid temperament and gorgeous dog that meets the breed standard. I also wanted to try my best to give them a family member that will be healthy as long as possible. I know as hard as I try that some things just can not be predicted with health, but I do all I can to start with quality dogs that exceed what I expect from a mastiff. If you are looking for a quick mastiff from a breeder that you never have to talk to again, then I am not your breeder. When you get one of my pups you get a lifetime of honesty and support from me. I stand behind every dog I breed and will always be there for my puppy parents for the life of my pup and beyond.
All health testing and pedigrees of my babies are available. I choose not to post them for security reasons.