Health and Temperament Testing

                  
The value of genetic health testing is so that over time, we as responsible breeders can help eradicate inherent genetic diseases specific to our breed.  We do this by electing NOT to reproduce a mastiff that has been tested and proven to carry a genetic disease, or that did not meet the minimum requirements of a genetic test, as set forth by the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals), other genetic testing agencies, and/or the criterion of a responsible breeding program.

Many careful decisions must be made with regards to any breeding, and health testing provides us with such an important tool to make these important decisions.  As a responsible breeder, no dog or bitch will be used in my breeding program unless he/she has been health tested and I have thoroughly researched all health testing in their entire pedigree.

ALL DOGS USED IN OUR BREEDING PROGRAM HAVE BEEN TESTED AND PROVEN CLEAR OF CYSTINURIA.

Equally important, is temperament testing.  Having had the privilege of being raised with several mastiffs as a child, and having many, many more as an adult, I pride myself on being able to properly evaluate the temperament of this breed.   After all, I have sat on them, ridden them, and literally spent over half a century with this specific breed and I draw from my experience.  As a rescue volunteer for both the Mastiff Club of America and FORM (Friends of Rescued Mastiffs), I have been entrusted to accurately evaluate the temperament of a mastiff as he/she has been fostered here with us.
 

As a responsible breeder, no dog or bitch will be used in my breeding program unless I have evaluated and considered his/her temperament to be representative of these gentle giants.
 
             
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