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We are located approximately 40 minutes southwest of Denver in the foothills. We are not a full time breeder and our dogs are part of our family. We strive to raise healthy Tibetan Mastiffs. I would like to share my experiences with other breeders such as Drakyi, Timberline, Northstar Acres (Wisconsin) , Taboo, Treasure House, Solstice, Endless Mountains, and Kayakyi. It is my hope that my experiences as a "newcomer" may avoid you loss of money, time, and stress. I would be happy to share emails to support my experiences and you can question them yourself :). During puppy season some breeders will "discredit" and spread rumors about other breeders. Since many breeders have the same lines in their pedigree, I recommend buying the puppy with the look you like and being comfortable with your breeders requirements and/or restrictions!
Having a "CHAMPIONSHIP" doesn't mean the dog is better. Their are many reasons for a dog not being CHAMPIONED out. "MAKING THEIR OWN MAJORS" to become a Champion. Most importantly, talk directly to the breeders and don't listen to "hear say".
THE TIBETAN MASTIFF'S COAT
The coat of a Tibetan Mastiff lacks the unpleasant "big-dog smell" that affects many large breeds. The coat, whatever its length or color(s), should shed dirt and odors. Although the dogs shed somewhat throughout the year, there is generally one great "molt" in late winter or early spring and sometimes another, lesser molt in the late summer or early fall, making it a good breed for allergy sufferers.
CHOOSING A BREEDER CAN BE FRUSTRATING! MY ADVICE IS TO NEVER RELY SOLELY ON WEBSITES! TALK TO THE BREEDER PERSONALLY AND DON'T LISTEN TO "RUMORS."
All our future puppies will be sold as pets (no papers), to GOOD HOMES, NOT SHOW BREEDER HOMES, because of the deceitful business practices, treatment, and hypocritical information in my opinion that I have been given by several breeders and their friends that condone the behavior I have experienced with them while being told that I should just "suck it up". They have lied, and cheated me and no dog is worth giving up my morals or ethics to deal with any of them Their are plenty of good dogs out there so I refuse to support the bad breeders. It's not the dogs that are bad, it's the people breeding them like puppy mills just to make a living off them. Please feel free to contact me and I can share emails with you regarding their behavior. You could pay more from show breeders for the same lines; buy why? These dogs are part of our family, sleep inside at night and are free to come in and out of the house during the day.
I recommend carefully researching both the sire and dam for structure, temperament, and to be comfortable with your breeder"s requirements and restrictions. Ask to see any test results to be sure your puppy will be more likely not to have hip or elbow problems. Research the breeder you are interested in personally and not on "hear say". I have read articles on other websites that offer advice similar to the following: "Avoid breeders who make it their mission to criticize and bash other breeders' dogs and programs. It is not constructive to listen to a breeder bad-mouth others. I personally think they bear part of the blame for creating homeless TMs by preventing beautiful, healthy, puppies from finding good homes and then blaming the breeder they have "bashed". Reputable and dedicated breeders should be more concerned with the welfare of their own dogs." I think this is great advice! I had a contract with a long time kennel here in Denver on a dog that was bred by his friend and AKC judge in California which was breached for simply for speaking with a breeder they didn't like while using his dogs in their breeding program. (I would be happy to share our emails with anyone that asks) Good thing though as my co-owned dog bred by the breeder in CA cousin suffers from this (Please scroll down and read about URI's Story
(Please scroll down the page to see URI's story). I don't recommend picking a breeder just because they have been in the breed for many years. Sometimes this is a license to do things that would be very "hypocritical" or getting too comfortable riding on your reputation :)
I live in a state where the competition is extremely competitive. Many dogs go back to the well the Kesang Camp kennel. Many of the breeders in my state wanted this line and did not go directly to Kesang Camp, instead getting his line "behind his back", after the unfortunate death of another local breeder. Knowing that Kesang's Camps dogs were to go back to Kesang Camp as stated in emails from before the breeder's death, they offered the family a small amount of money in order to get the dogs. I know I wouldn't want to deal with anyone who whould use such a devastating occasion to get someone else's line behind their back. I find it to be disgusting! I believe in going directly to the breeder if you want their lines. Going behind their back is very unprofessional in my opinion, especially if you are going to "bash" them and use their line. If you are going to do that, then get someone else's line. Kesang Camp is highly professional based on my experiences with them. I highly recommend Kesang Camp.
What is the breeders motive?
Is it about control, or monetary gains through web site sales, promotions. and contests or because they truly respect and love the breed? Some breeders are quick to judge others and it seems as if they want everyone to "do as they say, not as they do". I think this is hypocritical. I believe that things can get nasty when money and competition are involved. Some breeders will defame others for advertising anywhere except the website that they are making a business of and are being dishonest about their own motives. They will bash other breeders on any social media, especially during the puppy season. Is it to protect their own puppy sales? It is almost as if they want to be the "gatekeeper" of the breed. Why do they want to know of and have control of every TM sold? With so much competition in the breed it might be hard to get an honest recommendation. Some web sites are good for some information but don't rely on them for referrals - you don't know if you are getting a biased "opinion". Are you comfortable spending $1500.00 or more, having what seems to be a "background check", and then being told you can only have limited registration unless they deem you dog worthy of full registration? If they want you pay $1500.00 or more and won't give you full registration, I would definitely look somewhere else. If not, I would not pay more than $500.00 for the dog. Are you comfortable spending $1500.00 or more and being told you must spay or neuter your pet? I keep asking myself what the motive is, health or control? Why? Is spaying or neutering good for the dog? There are differing opinions on this subject. Could spaying or neutering change their personality and make there coat difficult to manage? These are questions you need to ask. Don't tolerate being talked down to - go to someone else! If they make you feel stupid - it's probably intentional:) When someone makes an accusation or starts a rumor about another breeder's dogs, RUN THE OTHER WAY! It's probably jealousy. I would be wary of some breeders that dominate the web and claims to be the information authority TMs. Be diligent in doing your own research. Contrary to what the "TM Gods, you are not stupid! I would be wary of those who "know too much" :). This will be your companion for the next 10 to 15 years so don't let anyone make that decision for you. When they can't find a valid reason to criticize someone, it seems they resort to testing. If you do one test, they come up with another and pretty soon it's just about who can "out test" and "out spend" the next guy! How many times are you going to submit the poor dog to radiation and poke them with needles? They say it is all about healthy dogs but now I am really starting to wonder. I am so happy to be a human and not have to be scrutinized by some of these "TM Gods / N _ z_s" standards. Try to imagine if every human with any genetic problem was immediately sterilized. These are beautiful, loving dogs regardless if they should wind up with a fault - but even humans with unforeseen illnesses have made great contributions to mankind :) Nobody is perfect - same with dogs! We all get old or sick and die - same with dogs! No human can guarantee a perfect dog, it just isn't possible, and those that say they can are simply not being honest. You have to ask yourself if a guarantee no one can make is worth giving up your rights to the dog? As I mentioned earlier, these are only my opinions based on my experiences. Nobody can guarantee what puppy will grow up to be - it just isn't possible. I think it is very dishonest to claim to be able to do so. Some breeders "think" their dogs are beautiful and worthy of great merit just because they bought them a championship. Trust your eyes, not what others "think".