Gothic Mastiffs is located in Mesa, Arizona. My name is Lisa Eddy, and I have been working to better the breed since 1996. Jack has grown to be a great representation of the breed, winning multiple Best of Breeds and Group placements. Please feel free to visit "Jackpup", along with his friends and his kids.
I acquired my first Mastiff in 1996 and have been involved with Mastiffs since then. I believe that education about dogs in general and Mastiffs in particular, is extremely important when exploring whether to acquire a Mastiff. In my opinion, Mastiffs are wonderful dogs, but it is important that people obtain information about the breed before actually acquiring a Mastiff.
Gothic Mastiffs fully guarantees all of our puppies for all genetic defects and stands behind all of our puppies. Our puppy contract is very detailed and gives complete care and feeding instructions as well as all of the health guarantees on the puppies. First and foremost, we believe that education about the Mastiff breed, standard, health issues, and general care are extremely important and that taking the time to understand these topics is critical. In addition, our breeding program strives to improve the Mastiff breed by breeding true examples of the Mastiff breed standard that have been tested and cleared for genetic health problems and have sound temperaments. Please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to share any information we can about our perspective on our dogs, food, training/conditioning, and socialization.
My top priority is that my dogs are exceptionally cared for and socialized as well as possible, and I receive compliments constantly on how well my dogs appear and behave. For example, I believe that with respect to food, we really do get what we pay for. I look for food with high quality meats and grains, without fillers or unnecessary chemicals and/or preservatives. Although I am vegan, I believe that the dogs are and should be kept carnivorous. Please contact me if you would like more specific information on my thoughts on food. In addition to food, I have a specific plan on socialization for adults as well as puppies and young dogs. Appropriate socialization is critical for any dog, but I believe it’s particularly important for giant breed dogs such as Mastiffs. I cannot stress how important socialization is for Mastiffs, and it is fun for us humans as well to take our beautiful dogs out in public for all to see!
Moreover, I always have always placed a high priority on making time either in person or on the phone for people who already have or are considering a Mastiff as an addition to their family. I strongly believe that information on dogs in general, Mastiffs in particular, along with potential maladies such as orthopedic problems, is critical and that continuous learning is beneficial to everyone. Since I realize that our information set on dogs and Mastiffs is continuously evolving, I try very hard to keep current by subscribing to various publications. Similar to the food, I would be happy to discuss any of this information with you and to help identify any resources that could potentially be helpful to you.