About Masterpiece Mastiffs
We are the Falvo family of Massachusetts. We first became interested in the Mastiff breed because my husband as a boy entered the foster care system at just 11 years old. He was understandably devastated being separated from his family. The very best memory that he has of that time in his life was the big Mastiff his first foster family had.. a giant apricot male named Brutus.
Brutus became his best friend, protector, and confidant. Brutus made him feel safe, and slept on the bed with him each night. He still recalls stories how he played pranks with the help of his giant friend, and how Brutus was such a big part of that time in his life. Mastiffs are the gentlest of breeds, but are also protectors. For a small boy having a giant Mastiff to protect him, the dog made him feel safe. Brutus gave him confidence in a very difficult situation... something he has never forgotten.
Years later he remembered that big dog Brutus, and his continued affection for the breed prompted him to purchase our first mastiff. 'Kitty Kitty Boom Boom' , aka "Boom Boom" would became the first of many mastiffs, and later, the mom and grand-mom to many of our puppies.
As a family we are completely devoted to the Mastiff breed! We love the amazing temperaments, and are constantly amazed by their gentle, but protective nature. They are the most intuitive of dogs! We have taken our dogs to the local adult group home to visit the residents. The residents all love when the dogs visit, because they are so very kind, gentle, and loving to each and every person that they meet.
We made the decision to start our own kennel/breeding program years ago after we have found that not everyone has the same standards regarding testing and health, or even temperament.
We intend to do our best to breed healthy mastiffs, by using the technology afforded us by the advances in DNA and health testing. Our health testing results are available, and will always be shared. We do everything in our power to make sure that our dogs are given the best chance at a long and healthy life. None of the dogs from our breedings will ever end up in a shelter or rescue, because we will always take back a dog from one of our breedings at any time, at any age, for any reason.
We hope you will come to enjoy and love this amazing breed like we do.
Debby and Lou
We are a small family based breeder of AKC registered, health tested Mastiffs. We believe ALL dogs intended for breeding should be health tested! Health testing is a tool, and is used as such. Our dogs are family, and raised in our home with attention, supervision, and socialization. We stay in touch with our puppy owners, and they all become extended family. We enjoy sharing pictures, and stories as the puppies grow! We are here for our puppies and their families for the life of the dog.
We are a part of the 'Good Dog' program, recognized as a 'Good Breeder', and carry an "Excellent" rating for health testing.
Mastiff Club of America Member
Prior to going to their new homes our puppies have all of the following:
First set of shots
Microchip w/lifetime registration
Physical/Health examination by our Veterinarian
When you leave with your new puppy, he/she will have their AKC registration papers prepared, including pedigree, family photos, and booklet explaining early care of your puppy. The booklet has a contract- including our health guarantee.
Our puppies are raised using the puppy culture method.
Weather permitting, all puppies are well started on potty-training.
We are always available to help in transitioning your puppy to becoming a well-behaved member of your family. We make ourselves available to answer questions for our puppy owners, for the life of the dog.
Due to the all that we put in to each puppy, we do reserve the right to not sell a puppy for ANY reason.