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Harley and Dixie

I’ve decided to sell Harley and Dixie, I will only allow them to go as a pair. They are both very experienced working dogs and do need a job together wherever they go. They both have experience guarding sheep, goats, including Nigerian Dwarfs, Kune Kune pigs, turkeys, and chickens. They have both been through a few lambing and kidding seasons, and are currently guarding my Nigerian Dwarf does and their kids. Both are health tested and certified through PennHip. You can see both girls by clicking the link to Females on this site. If interested contact me via email here: hoofandfang@hoofandfangfarm

Marcia…

Just to let everyone know, I took Marcia this morning for a preg check, no litter this time so I’ll be breeding Harley and likely Dixie both to Tomas on their next heats. Which likely means two last litters instead of one. I’d like to say I know when that is, but apparently when I got my new phone not everything transferred over from One Note so I am not sure when either is due to cycle although I think it might be this month. Sorry I can’t be more precise😑

Winding Down….

It is with a tremendous amount of sadness and relief that I am announcing the end of HaF Spanish Mastiffs breeding program. I have one litter expected in March, parents are Tomas and Marcia. You must be able to drive to me to pick your puppy up. I may have a few young adults available to very select homes in the Western part of the US. I’ll post a For Sale page sometime later this week, when I decide. If interested, please contact me via email here: hoofandfang@gmail.com

At the moment, there are no active Spanish Mastiff breeders here in the US I can recommend , although there may be some in the future. I will, as always be available to my puppy buyers and hope you will all continue to stay in contact and send photos of your beautiful babies.

I get asked a lot if all my dogs work….the answer is yes they do. They also all started out in the house. Purpose bred puppies don’t need to sit in a pen next to livestock to develop instincts,they’re born with them. They don’t need to be left in a pen alone next to livestock to form a bond…they need to form a bond with you first, the rest will come and it won’t take 2 years for it to happen. Bring your puppies in, love on them, take them with you to do chores, and even run errands. No, leaving the property with you won’t instill bad habits either! It will just give your dog more experiences which actually helps them develop better threat assessment skills. If you have older guardians, sometimes they’ll teach by example. Livestock guardian breeds are meant to work in packs, or at least pairs. Leaving a puppy in a pen to “figure it out” is never going to substitute time spent with your dogs and livestock.

Tomas
Harley
Tiles “Cabo” giving Bakira kisses
Besi, our old girl doing her favorite thing….
Faith x Tomas litter at 5 weeks
Harley is my best puppy nanny

Bella’s Puppies Have Arrived❤️

On September 29th Bella’s trio of puppies arrived; two males and one female. Because we’re just starting the Halloween season, we decided ghost names would be fun….introducing Phantom, Spectre, and Banshee. All puppies are spoken for, but we do have a waiting list started for our Bakira x Cabo litter expected in November.

Phantom
Spectre
Banshee

Going Home Day

The pups are almost all on their way to their new homes. Good luck sweet babies, I can’t wait to hear how they are getting along. Here are photos of pups with their new owners, and for four of the puppies, with our favorite transporter Aaron and his lovely wife Liezel, owners of PhilAm Transport, thanks for getting them to their homes!

Wednesday….

Cabo and Bella waiting at the vets office. Her for a preg check, him for his annual health and dental checkup. She’s due at the end of the month, we’ll have a puppy count on the 25th and I’ll start contacting applicants. Cabo got to stay to have a cleaning and two broken teeth removed, poor guy. He’s home recovering now…but he’s still giving me dirty looks.

The Willis’s (Almost) 8 week Individual Photos

Here they are! They were NOT thrilled about having their photos taken as they were all pretty involved with wanting to rip the towel in the above photo to shreds. I’d been using it to make sure their faces were clean and they didn’t have any straw hanging off their noses…so they of course wanted to make sure it was dead, and really resented being pulled off for photos, and having to have the sun in their eyes…..and yes, they are huge!

Baby Willis’s 7 weeks old….

Puppies are all doing well. They’re getting very familiar with the sheep, as you can see in one or two of these videos. Unfortunately, our air quality is still pretty awful.We’ll be doing individual photos over the weekend when I have a helper to hold puppies. If I haven’t scheduled a phone call with you yet, I’ll be contacting you soon. For now enjoy these stills and videos, all but the first one is from this morning. The other is from last week when the skies cleared for a bit.

Dad trying to figure out if he should break up that wrestling match….
Sin found a feather…
Moonlight using her sister to get a boost…
Harley getting kisses from Diehard

Sin and Diehard
Mercury and I think Boy Scout
Six
Armageddon
Fifth Element trying to steal a drink.
Diehard was the first to wander away from the group to go exploring….Bella and Yamir are on pig duty on the other side of the fence.
Puppies rough housing and stalking Dixie
Boy Scout just taking a stroll….
Puppies taking advantage of this ewes good nature. She’s one of our older girls and gives very gentle warnings, but I decided they were pushing their luck.

Happy National Dog Day!

Everyone enjoying the cool morning before breakfast….