Where do I begin? To tell the story of how great a love can be?
The sweet love story that is greater then the sea. ok, you get
it, we love our TMs!
We owe our search for a true-hearted family guardian to Bear,
a large Great Pyrenees mix.
Bear was a gift to our 12-year old son and he was one of the most
loved dogs our family has ever had the privilege to own. Our home
is along the Nooksack River and our kids grew up playing in the
woods or along the river. Bear adored all children and, because
he was their constant companion, I never worried about them. He
was aloof with strangers but he had the sense not to be overly-protective
for no good reason. He was my great fishing partner, always there,
ever watchful. When Bear died, I realized how secure our family
had been under his gentle watch and care.
For the first time I realized that there are specific characteristics
attributed to individual breeds and I began to look for breeds
with those qualities that had endeared Bear to us. During my quest,
I found the personality description of the Tibetan Mastiff and
it sounded very much like what I was looking for. Then I saw my
first picture of a TM. Absolutely beautiful. I was determined to
see one in real life. We made a journey north to Canada and met
with a family there that had many TMs. After meeting and seeing
these wonderful dogs, we began our search for a new family member
and we have been involved with Tibetan Mastiffs ever since.
CFAR Tibetan Mastiffs is located in the scenic foothills of the
Cascade Mountains in Washington State, USA. We enjoy our rustic
log home and surrounding acreage along the Nooksack River. We were
first introduced to the Tibetan Mastiff breed 10 years ago and
we celebrate the sweet happiness of being owned by them ever since.
do plan for occasional litters but our selective breeding choices
are secondary to having the dogs participate and interact with
us and our at-home activities. They are an important part of our
family and when we are home they are right beside us as we do our
chores. They have proven themselves to be trustworthy in performing
their guardian duties by watching over our cows, cats, and protect
the chickens from predators. It's not all work though and our 4
Tibetan Mastiffs have plenty of acreage to play and explore freely.
Our dogs are wonderful companions when we are hiking and have perfect
manners when going out in public or when we have company drop in.
It must be stressed, however that this behavior is due to the fact
that we take the proper time to socialize our dogs.
While Tibetan Mastiffs are very loyal, loving and sensitive dogs,
we firmly believe this breed is not for everyone. Anyone considering
a Tibetan Mastiff should talk to as many breeders and owners as
possible to learn about this challenging breed. Spending the required
time to train, discipline and socialize pups is essential. Some
TMs are nocturnal barkers and due to their independent nature,
ALL Tibetan Mastiffs require a well secured, fenced yard when not
We look forward to learning more about this remarkable breed and
having the opportunity to meet and share with those who are passionate
about the Tibetan Mastiff.
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