WELCOME TO GREEN PASTURES SPANISH MASTIFFS!
~Raising quality Spanish Mastiffs as guardians and companions since 2019~
Located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains of extreme southwest VA, we have a small working farm with sheep, cattle, horses, chickens, rabbits, cats, and dogs...including our Spanish Mastiffs!
Recent pictures of previous pups...thank you to our puppy families!
Some of our Spanish Mastiffs and pups enjoying the snow, 1/17/24
Our Spanish Mastiffs enjoying life on the farm...
The Spanish Mastiff is a dog of great size, well-balanced, very powerful and muscular. He has a massive head and a body covered with a medium-length coat. His bark is raucous, low pitched and deep, very sonorous and audible from a considerable distance. The Spanish Mastiff comes in a range of coat colors, including black, fawn, red, gray, and yellow, and can be seen with brindle or white markings. Used for guarding and defense, the breed is closely related to the seasonal moving of livestock, especially the Merino livestock, which he accompanied at the time of the “Mesta.” In the Middle Ages, this was an association of sheep ranchers who journeyed seasonally to distant locations to find grazing pastures. The Spanish Mastiff was in charge of defending them against wolves and other predators throughout their travels. Either sedentary or wandering, he performs in the same way for farms, people and properties in general.
(Information borrowed from the AKC website)