Welcome to Mountainheel English Mastiffs, where our West Virginia Mountaineers and North Carolina Tar Heels roots coexist as one. We've been asked where in the world we came up with our "Mountainheel" name and this is self explanatory, Mountain for WV and Heel for NC. We are located in the beautiful Greenbrier Valley in Lewisburg, West Virginia.
"A House is not a Home, without a Mastiff" -unknown.
Here at Mountainheel Mastiffs, we are committed to breeding the AKC English Mastiff standard: health, temperament, confirmation and size. The most common statement I hear from people is, "We want a big 200# Mastiff"- but Mastiff weights vary considerably! The average adult weight for a male is approximately 160-200 lbs plus, and the average adult weight for a female is 120-180 lbs or more. So with that said, it is a very broad range. Our Mastiffs are strictly AKC registered and we have no affiliation with any other registrations; their pedigrees are posted under their individual pages for your viewing. We are not a kennel, we are just a family who loves, enjoys and understands the needs of this unique and special breed. Our dogs were selectively chosen after doing an excessive amount of research including, but not limited to, being mentored from other breeders/friends from all across the country most currently a show breeder with 24+ years of experience. We are members of the Mastiff Club of Florida.
Our dogs are members of our family and they live in the house with us. They have a huge fenced in area where they can run freely when they go outside. They are fed a raw diet. They are very sweet and loving dogs, and we take great pride in them. Our Mastiffs are healthy and beautiful creatures with great dispositions. They have been raised in the house with our three children whom they love and instinctively protect. These are our pets, they are not kenneled, we share our home with these giants. A Mastiff needs to be close to his family, and that Mastiff should be inside living as a member of the family, no exceptions in our opinion!
Our plans are to breed Ivanka and Phoenix in 2018 (everyone is excited about that pairing!) We get so many requests and are unable to fulfill wishes of puppies because we had limited ourselves to just one female, and that female has never bred successfully. Especially with Mastiffs, it is very common a breeding doesn't take so with only one female it takes that much longer to provide you with a baby. Mastiffs are difficult breeders. C sections are very common, and a lot of times scheduled on the due date with many breeders. We have one sire- Phoenix and two super nice females that can hopefully be bred successfully in the future: Ivanka and our girl Zelda. We will make one last attempt to breed Kaya January 2018.
We do health test our dogs before attempting any breeding. Genetic Health Tested OFA PRA, CMR, DM. OFA Hips/Elbows and Cardiac Cleared by Licensed DMV.
Some lineage inlcudes: Tamarack, Cyclones, M & M's, Semper Fi, Tigerline, GCH CH Mystery Mountain's Crimson Cornerstone, CH Eklesias Prophetic Voice, CH Ridgerunner Ultimate B.L.T., CH Smok'n Lad's Touched by Grace, CH Gropetti's Lord Henry Of MMRB, CH Bodinmoor Sky, CH Lazydhrtland How Do U Like Me Now, Mystery Mountain, Eklesia Mastiffs, Grenier Hall, Briarcreek, CH Wileyways Cedar of Sherwood, CH Chagrin's Olivia, CH Pallones Blonde In Da Skies, CH Wileys Calamity Jane, Dralion, Sherwood, CH Brijas Gunslinger, CH Creekside's Doc Beauregard Unscripted at Sherwood, CH Sunshine MTN Zaire of Lazarus, CH Bluegrass One Legacy, Coppertop and Beaver Creek.
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