At Midgard Kennels my goal is to produce a superior working mastiff. A dog not only large but strong, healthy, family safe, and full of working drive. My primary reason for owning and breeding dogs is to give the mastiff back the strength it once had, when it was a warrior breed. Since the gun changed warfare the mastiff has lost its place as a warrior, and has sadly become a giant, lazy, show dog.
My goal is to produce a dog who is large enough, powerful enough, brave enough, and driven enough to confront any threat to his family and give his life to protect his family if need be. Since the best place for any guard dog is in the house with the family he’s protecting, I’m also working to correct the cosmetic problems involved with mastiffs in the house. One of the major problems is the floppy drooliness that is so popular in the shows. My goal is a dog between 150 – 170 pounds, 30+ inches at the shoulders, tight skinned, dry mouthed, and free of hip, eye, heart, skin, and any other health problems.
This is a long term multi-generational project that I’ll probably be working on for the rest of my life. There will always be improvements to make, but I have to say, the dogs I have now are by far the best dogs I’ve ever had. I test every puppy I produce for drive, temperament and working potential to aid in the selection process for the next generation. These tests continue until the dog is old enough to work and start PP training. Then we get the opportunity to see what the dog is made of, and how they handle pressure. Testing a breeding dog’s working ability is critical to breeding working dogs.
I don’t produce lots of pups, but when I do they’ll be listed on my For Sale page. In between litters I take names and numbers for my waiting list. If you’d like to be on it call or email, and I’ll call you back when the next litter is ready.
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