With the scenic beauty of Bass Lake as a backdrop, Great Lakes
Tibetan Mastiffs is located in Traverse City, a small town in
My love for animals came at a very early age. A lifelong passion
for both dogs and horses means that I now have over 30 years
of experience of breeding and handling both. After many years
of showing my horses, I became a licensed judge. This has given
me great opportunity to learn about correct structure and conformation.
I was first introduced to the Tibetan Mastiff 8 years ago and
this magnificent breed has been a part of my family ever since.
I value correct structure, gait and overall balance of each of
my dog companions and I am now actively involved in the TM conformation
At Great Lakes each breeding is planned by thorough pedigree
research and careful attention to the health of the parents.
Those dogs included in my breeding program are evaluated for
general health by a veterinarian with special consideration to
hip and elbow clearances. To help ensure quality Tibetan Mastiffs,
I strive to breed vigorous, strong and genetically sound puppies
with correct temperaments for companionship, guardianship, breeding
and the show ring.
All of my Tibetan Mastiff puppies are given the best possible
start in life. They are introduced to a well-balanced raw food
diet and grain-free kibble. Puppies are raised in a family atmosphere
and emphasis is placed on positive training. And while their
time with me is important, I truly care about what happens to
the puppies when they leave for their new homes. Life-long contact
with this breeder is encouraged and I am always available to
answer questions and offer support. All of my puppies are placed
with a written contract so that no Great Lakes Tibetan Mastiff
will be resold, given away or dropped off in a shelter. New owners
can expect an assurance of a lifetime return guarantee should
new owners ever feel the need to relinquish their dogs. My ultimate
goal, however is to work with those who approach dog ownership
with a serious and responsible manner and who have every intention
of offering a loving home for the lifetime of a Great Lakes companion.
Thank you for visiting my site and please feel free to fill
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may also reach me by email or by phone.