|Our Goals and Philosophy
GENERAL: We are living one of our dreams of loving and being loved by our Mastiffs. Even though it has only
been a short time compared to the years many have devoted to this breed, we have spent almost every day since
our first Mastiff came home learning more and more about the breed.
We named our Mastiff home Harmony because we feel it encompasses many of our goals. It begins with the
proper environment to raise our Mastiffs in, then our research in finding the line of Mastiffs we feel will be sound in
temperament, structure and health, which will give us a fabulous foundation for continuing to better the Mastiff
breed. In order to maintain our Harmony here at home our Mastiffs are taken out to obedience classes, they are
socialized with many humans, other animals and get along well with each other. Maintaining Harmony within our
own home and the pack environment that our dogs live in is of the utmost importance to us.
OUR BREEDING GOALS: Our goal in breeding is to breed as closely to the standard as we possibly can while
concentrating on a Mastiff with a sound temperament, good health and consistent type. In using the term "type", I
am referring to a Mastiff with substantial bone, head and depth of body, while maintaining a balanced structure
enabling a smooth and consistent gait. In the time we have been involved in Mastiffs we are constantly learning
more about breeding a correct mastiff. We have started with a nice pedigree of mastiffs.
Although, as of the new year (2012) we only have one breeding planned and do not planned to breed again for
an indefinite period of time, we will work diligently towards our goal to produce healthy, well tempered, quality
Mastiffs that will first and foremost become a beloved, trusted and healthy family member to either us or a home
that we feel appropriate for placing a puppy in when that day comes. We feel showing and/or breeding a Mastiff is
an extra special "perk" that should not be taken for granted nor should a Mastiff ever be purchased or kept for the
sole purpose of the "perks" he or she might possess. A Mastiff is a pet and valued family member first and
foremost and non of our mastiffs will go home on full registration. Even if you desire to show, the registration
papers would need to be upgraded once I evaluate a puppy at 6-12 months of age. We also do not feel anyone
should own more than 4 mastiffs at one time unless they have a full day and schedule to devote to their mastiffs.
We are in the process of making sure we keep our mastiff limit to 4.
OUR BREEDING PHILOSOPHY: We believe in fully heath testing all of our Mastiffs and will endeavor to do so
before they are bred. When we breed any of our females to a male or any of our males to a female, whether we
breed within our line or go outside of our line, it will be for the sole purpose of producing a puppy that is an
improvement upon one or both of the parents used in the breeding. We strive to select breedings based upon
different factors. Most likely it will be based upon the attributes that are physically seen by the human eye.
Sometimes the attributes seen are not reproduced in a breeding. In the same vein, a dog or bitch may be known
for throwing quality attributes into a breeding that a dog or bitch does not possess in appearance themselves. We
do believe that the appearance of the dog or bitch used in a breeding along with the pedigree behind them is a
key component to a quality breeding.
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