Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Our upcoming Spanish Mastiff litter

Our F litter of Spanish Mastiff's is due any day now and I am extremely excited to finally see these lovely pups from our beautiful Zoe (Agora del Viejo Paramo) and Ivan (Iker de Picu Xiana)! I adore both of these dogs for their temperaments, personalities and working ability and am impressed by them daily (as are the thousands of people who have met them). I think that they will produce some spectacular pups!
This litter is so important for not only the genetic diversity that they will provide here in the US, since they'll be completely unrelated to all but one other dog, but for their temperaments, health and soundness as well. 

Neither Zoe or Ivan have ever had any health issues whatsoever and are structurally sound with excellent movement and agility. Both are exceptional working dogs (tho Ivan still has occasional issues with the birds) and are extremely intelligent. Their temperaments are near perfect and these two are my easiest dogs to take along to all the educational and fun events we attend yearly around the Midwest. They always take the excitement of these events in stride regardless of being surrounded by hundreds to thousands of people at each one.
above photo from November '12

We gave Zoe a bath today and brought her inside in preparation of her whelping. The bath was necessary since she had had a run in with a skunk a few weeks ago! Since the weather is still unpredictable, and I like to stay close by the first two weeks in particular (I actually sleep within 15 feet of the pups), she'll have her pups in our walk in pantry which makes it easier for me to keep an eye (and ears) on things.
Zoe is not used to being inside and each time I took her outside, she has headed straight back to the barn and pasture. She's missing her goats and work buddies...
 Ivan was very happy to see Zoe!

When I called Zoe to go back inside, she had to think long and hard about leaving the goats again before responding!
I'll be posting lots of pictures once the pups are born!
Lois Jordan http://www.fallcreekfarm.net


  1. Deep seated instincts hard to pull away from. Beautiful Looking Dogs, great demeanor, going to be some beautiful puppies.


  2. I love a bitch who's topline & pasterns stay strong even at the very end of a pregnancy!

  3. I do too Anna! Not only that, but she has remained very active throughout and at no point has she shirked her duties out in the pasture. I love everything about this girl and hope for an entire litter of pups just like her :-)

  4. All it would have taken for a simple blood test to MAKE SURE Zoe was epi free was $150 but you are too fucking tight to spend even that???? Now we wait to see if you go down in history ad the woman who ruined the breed in the USA ......just sickening Lois

    1. Why is this potty mouthed puppy miller so obsessed with you Lois? Too funny! She is so "ethical" that she breeds dogs with severe hip dysplasia, lol. L. O. L.

  5. Sorry, but I am not the person that will have that reputation! That belongs to the puppy mill in NV. as she mass produces the structural train wrecks that also have HD that she tries to convince people are what a SM should be!? Not! It is so sad for the breed and the poor saps that have bought into her line of crap.
    Why should I test for something that my dog doesn't have? Unlike Patron, my dog is healthy and always has been. With the exception of one brother that died from bloat, all the other dogs from this litter have always been healthy (as is their mother), and according to the breeder, the father of the litter died from heat stroke (tho Brenda insinuated that HE was an EPI carrier too). How is it that all of a sudden the story goes from Patron being the "only Spanish Mastiff in the world to have EPI" to a pandemic? If she is so worried about EPI in these genetics, why would she try to buy more puppies from the same lines in Spain???
    IF Patron even has EPI (where have those results been posted?) there is little doubt in ANYONE'S mind that it was brought on because of the lousy diet he was raised on (we all remember her posts about mixing pasta, animal fat, etc. into the Diamond Dog food to "make it go further") and left him in poor condition for over a year before he was self diagnosed, and then waited months more before she did anything about treating him. In that time I'm sure there was damage to his pancreas. Chronic Pancreatitis can also cause EPI.
    From Whole Dog Journal
    "For example, chronic inflammation can put such a strain on the pancreas that the production of digestive enzymes ceases or is greatly reduced. Consequently, when the TLI blood test is analyzed, it accurately depicts lack of enzyme production, even though the dog may not actually have EPI."
    Have you re-tested him Brenda, or would that mess up your latest story about my dog having it? You know, that same dog that you posted all over hell and back "Could NOT get bred because of Lepto"? Your ignorance just keeps raising it's ugly head.

  6. Zoe delivered 6 beautiful pups today (5/17/13). Zoe and the pups are doing very well. They are already so active and have very good appetites :-)
    She gave us 4 males (3 black/1 wolf) and 2 females (both black). All are reserved.

  7. Hello Lois, are the pups solid black or black and tan like their father?