"What the Lion is to the Cat the Mastiff is to the Dog,
the noblest of the family; he stands alone,
and all others sink before him.
His courage does not exceed his temper and generosity,
and in attachment he equals the kindest of his race."
"Cynographia Britannica 1800"
At Nittany Mastiffs we strongly believe in a balanced Mastiff. We compete
with our Mastiffs in the conformation ring to verify that we have correct
breed type. We thoroughly test all of our Mastiffs for genetic diseases
before we breed them to verify that the parents are healthy and to increase
our chances for healthy puppies. We also train and show our Mastiffs in
such performance events as agility and obedience to verify that our dogs
have the soundness of structure to be athletic. All of these aspects help
assure us that our dogs not only look like Mastiffs but they will most
likely have healthy, long lives and will be able to be an active member
of our family.