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American Mastiffs

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Our foundation stud - Max

We are an American Mastiff Breeders Council approved breeder. 

As an approved breeder, we are committed to the ongoing development of the bloodline through a stringent breeding program, placing our puppies in homes where they will thrive and serving as ambassadors for the breed.

We love to share our dogs and encourage you to visit and see them for yourself.  We are available to help in anyway we can with questions you may have about our dogs, the general breed, and what life with a giant is like.

Why the American Mastiff?

The American Mastiff offers companionship, loyalty, and love all rolled into one giant hugable package.  These dogs need the companionship that their families provide.  They make excellent watch dogs which provides an added measure of security and peace of mind.

They are quiet dignified dogs with a loving and loyal disposition.  They are protective but not aggressive.

A terrier thinks and acts like it is a big dog....just in a little package.

An American Mastiff thinks and acts like it is a lap dog....just in a big package.

Beware of imitators. 

There are breeders crossing mastiffs with other breeds and calling their offspring American Mastiffs.  How can you know you are getting the original American Mastiff? 

All American Mastiffs Breeders Council (AMBC) approved breeders can trace their dogs back to the foundation stock originating with Fredericka Wagner of Flying W Farms and are registrable with the Continental Kennel Club.  Do your homework to ensure that you are getting the genuine article; you won't be disappointed.

American Mastiff Breed Standards
Height : 28-35 In.
Weight:140-200+ lbs.
Coat:  Dense, Short and Thick

Color: Fawn, Apricot And Brindle, All With Black Mask.

Description: Head: Wide, heavy and rectangular in shape. Eyes: Amber in color, the darker the better. Ears: Rounded and set high on head. Muzzle: Medium size and well proportioned to head. Nose: Black. Bite: Scissor. Neck: Powerful, and slightly arched. Chest: Deep, broad and well-rounded, descending to the level of elbows. Ribs are well-sprung and extend well back. Body: Back is straight, muscular and powerful, with well muscled and slightly arched loins. Legs: Forelegs are strong, straight and set well apart. Hind legs are wide and parallel. Feet: Round and compact, with arched toes and black nails. Tail: Long, reaching the hocks. Movement: Strong and driving, yet very agile. Temperament: Dignity rather than gaiety; quiet, calm, loving and loyal. Protective, but not aggressive.
* This breed was developed by Fredericka Wagner of Piketon, OH.

What colors do Mastiffs come in?


A light tan.  There are very light fawns that are called "silver fawns" and there are very dark fawns that are called "dingy fawns", but these color variations all fall within the recognized color of  fawn.


A reddish chestnut color.  Apricots come in color variations similar to the fawns, with the lightest apricot often called a "strawberry blonde" and the darkest "chestnut".  In fact, some consider the dogs to come in fawn and brindle only and consider the apricot to be deeper tones of the fawn.  


Swirled like a marble cake. The brindles are wonderful because of the infinite variety of possibilities.  There are apricot brindles, fawn brindles, and to further complicate the question there are reverse brindles in both apricot and fawn. There are even black brindles where the body of the dog is primarily black with minimal striping in either apricot or fawn.