Breeder: NC Foothills Mastiffs

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Breeder Info: NC Foothills Mastiffs

Breed(s): Mastiff

Janet Rink is from North Carolina and breeds Mastiffs. I raise Old English Mastiff's as a hobby. I fell in love with the breed about eight years ago, when I found my first mastiff. She was owned by a single mom, with  an autistic child, a 5 year old, and an infant. When that 5 old little girl lead that 80 lb. mastiff out of the house and the yard, without being pulled of dragged around the yard , I was amazed.But, then when the dog came into the house , off-leash, she went directly to the autistic  child, made sure he was ok, then circled the infant and laid down at her feet. I told my husband I want that dog, because I had 2 children myself.   Needless to say, I bought the dog, and she stole my heart. She grew to be a 187 lb. baby.I named her Star, because she was my shining star and the best dog I ever owned. She was the biggest, most gentle, protective dog I ever owned.She wouldn't hurt a fly,but a stranger could never get to me or any member of my family of my friends, and their children. She would always put herself between us and at that size, no one ever bothered us.  Do I show dog's?No. But that doesn't mean I don't raise quality dogs. I've been trying to raise these dogs for 6 years with only getting 3 small  litters. They are difficult to breed.Ask any breeder. I stay up around the clock with my girls when they are giving birth, whether it is 12 hours or 2 days.    I am not a puppy mill. I love these dogs and cry just about every time  a pup leaves with it's new owner.My husband and I own 10 acres of land where my dogs have free reign when we are home. Any other time I regretfully have to contain them in 20 by 20 kennels while we work. I don't like it, but it is reality. If they were to get out of the fenced property, I would die if they got hit by a car, or stolen.    I currently own 3 females, that I am trying to breed. 2 have had 1 litter each and the 3rd has not yet. My dogs are health tested for PRA, and CMR1 both a genetic disease that could cause blindness.They are clear of both.I also have their hips, and elbows OFA'ed for dysplasia, they have passed.I offer a Health Guarantee with each pup and each person has to sign a puppy contract. I only want my pups to go to good homes. AKC proudly supports dedicated and responsible breeders. We encourage all prospective puppy owners to do their research and be prepared with questions to ask the breeder. Make sure you are not only choosing the right breed for you, but also that you’re getting it from the right individual.

Kennel Name: NC Foothills Mastiffs

Breeder Name: Janet Rink

Breeding for: 10 years.


Breeder's Location: Taylorsville, NC 28681

Contact By Phone: 8283812901

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I provide AKC individual dog registration applications to the puppy buyer.


I am a member of an AKC Parent Club.


I am a member of an AKC Specialty Club.


I am a member of an AKC licensed or AKC member all-breed club.


My dogs compete in AKC events

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