Last two puppies.

BKs Trinity whelped this litter on 5/09/14. The sire of these puppies is Sir King Leonidas. Trinity is from Mountain Valley Mastiffs out of CA. Her sire is Hogan Farley whose sire is “Conan” of the “Windfalls Kennel”. He has 8 best in shows and over 100 points in 2008. Her dam is Allie, Allie is from the Grepetti CH lines and is 31″ at the shoulders. Leo is a great family dog with a great personality. Leo’s dam, Harley, is from us and you can see her on the sold puppies page. Her dam is BK Mia Girl and her sire is KT Winston Von Bubba. These puppies will be great family dogs. The puppies with collars are sold. They are $1000 for limited or “pet” registration or $1200 for full registration.

Puppies June 21st

BKs Trinity whelped this litter on 5/09/14. The sire of these puppies is Sir King Leonidas. Trinity is from Mountain Valley Mastiffs out of CA. Her sire is Hogan Farley whose sire is “Conan” of the “Windfalls Kennel”. He has 8 best in shows and over 100 points in 2008. Her dam is Allie, Allie is from the Grepetti CH lines and is 31″ at the shoulders. Leo is a great family dog with a great personality. Leo’s dam, Harley, is from us and you can see her on the sold puppies page. Her dam is BK Mia Girl and her sire is KT Winston Von Bubba. These puppies will be great family dogs. The puppies with collars are sold. They are $1000 for limited or “pet” registration or $1200 for full registration.

Puppies June 22

BKs Trinity whelped this litter on 5/09/14. The sire of these puppies is Sir King Leonidas. Trinity is from Mountain Valley Mastiffs out of CA. Her sire is Hogan Farley whose sire is “Conan” of the “Windfalls Kennel”. He has 8 best in shows and over 100 points in 2008. Her dam is Allie, Allie is from the Grepetti CH lines and is 31″ at the shoulders. Leo is a great family dog with a great personality. Leo’s dam, Harley, is from us and you can see her on the sold puppies page. Her dam is BK Mia Girl and her sire is KT Winston Von Bubba. These puppies will be great family dogs. The puppies with collars are sold. They are $1000 for limited or “pet” registration or $1200 for full registration.

Fawn female puppy

Fawn female puppy born May 9th. She is a really smart puppy with a great disposition. $1000 for limited or “pet” papers or $1200 for full registration.

Mastiff Info

Vital Stats

Dog Breed Group
Working Dogs
Height
General: 2 feet, 3 inches to 2 feet, 8 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight
General: 130 to 220 pounds
Life Span
6 to 10 years
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Summary

The Mastiff is one of the most ancient types of dog breeds. His ancestor, the molossus, was known 5,000 years ago. Then, he was a ferocious war dog, very different from the benevolent behemoth that he is today. He makes a fine companion for anyone who can accommodate his great size and doesn’t mind a little drool slung here and there.

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Reference

Dog Time (2012) Mastiffs Retrieved from http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/mastiff

Living Conditions and Exercise for Mastiffs

Living Conditions

The Mastiff will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are relatively inactive indoors and a small yard will do.

Exercise

Mastiffs are inclined to be lazy but they will keep fitter and happier if given regular exercise. Like all dogs, the American Mastiff should be taken on daily regular walks to help release its mental and physical energy. It’s in a dog’s nature to walk. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the personholding the lead, as in a dog’s mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. They should always be leashed in public.
Nova at 6 months old.

Nova at 6 months old.

Reference

Dog Breed Info Center (1998) Mastiffs. Retrieved from http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/mastiff.htm

More Mastiff History

The mastiff is the prototypical breed of the ancient mastiff group of dogs. The confusion between the mastiff breed and the mastiff family makes it very difficult to trace the history of the breed. Even though the mastiff family is one of the oldest and most influential, the breed is undoubtedly of more recent, though still ancient, origin. By the time of Caesar, mastiffs were used as war dogs and gladiators. In medieval times, they were used as guard dogs and hunting dogs and became so widespread as to become commonplace. Mastiffs later stepped into the arena of dog fighting, bull-baiting and bearbaiting. Even when these cruel sports were banned in England in 1835, they continued to be popular events. The modern mastiff descends not only from these pit dogs but also from more noble lines, being descendants of one of the most famous mastiffs of all time: the mastiff of Sir Peers Legh. When Legh was wounded in the battle of Agincourt, his mastiff stood over him and protected him for many hours through the battle. Although Legh later died, the mastiff returned to his home and was the foundation of the Lyme Hall mastiffs. Five centuries later the Lyme Hall mastiffs figured prominently in founding the modern breed. Some evidence exists that the mastiff came to America on the Mayflower, but the breed’s documented entry to America did not occur until the late 1800s. The breed was nearly decimated in England by World War II, but sufficient numbers had been brought to America by that time to keep the breed going. Since that time, it has gradually risen in popularity.

Nova and Trinity, Nova is 6 months old.

Nova and Trinity, Nova is 6 months old.

Reference

Animal Planet. (2013) Mastiff Guide. Retrieved from http://www.animalplanet.com/breed-selector/dog-breeds/working/mastiff.html

Health and Care

The adult mastiff needs daily moderate exercise, consisting of either a good walk or game. It does not enjoy hot weather. It can live outdoors in temperate or cool weather, but it does not do well in warm weather; in fact, even though it may be physically able to live outside, it is a breed that should live inside with its family so that it will be inclined to fulfill its role of devoted guardian. It tends to drool. Coat care is minimal.
Nova at 6 months old.

Nova at 6 months old.

• Major concerns: CHD, gastric torsion • Minor concerns: ectropion, PPM, vaginal hyperplasia, elbow dysplasia, PRA • Occasionally seen: cardiomyopathy • Suggested tests: hip, elbow, eye • Life span: 8 &150; 10 years • Note: Obesity can be a problem.

Is a Mastiff Right for You?

The massive mastiff is heavy-boned with a powerful musculature, being slightly longer than tall. It combines great strength with endurance. Its power and strength are evident in its gait, which should have good reach and drive. Its double coat consists of a dense undercoat and a straight, coarse, outer coat of moderately short length. Its expression is alert but kindly. The overall impression should be one of grandeur and dignity.

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The mastiff is innately good-natured, calm, easygoing and surprisingly gentle. It is a well-mannered house pet, but it needs sufficient room to stretch out. This is an extremely loyal breed, and though not excessively demonstrative, it is devoted to its family and good with children.

FAMILY: livestock dog, sheepdog, mastiff

AREA OF ORIGIN: England

DATE OF ORIGIN: ancient times

ORIGINAL FUNCTION: guardian

TODAY’S FUNCTION: guardian

AVERAGE SIZE OF MALE: Height: 30 Weight: 175-190

AVERAGE SIZE OF FEMALE: Height: 27.5 Weight: 175-190

OTHER NAME: English mastiff

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Reference

Animal Planet. (2013) Is the Mastiff Right for You? Retrieved from http://www.animalplanet.com/breed-selector/dog-breeds/working/mastiff.html