January 2015

One of my breeding goals is to preserve the "classic" type of Tibetan Mastiffs, according to FCI standard and free from currently fashionable exaggerations like extreme big heads, lips, size and excessive coat and overly much weight (see colour picture). May these in the breed increasingly present dogs be considered to be desirable and impressive by more and more people – this kind of dog you will not find in my breeding. Many of them cannot deny the influence of other breeds, for the benefit of weight, size, coat and lips, and also many of them "use a good portion" of Photoshop.

I also clearly disassociate from breeders who advertise with aggressive* dogs (see also colour picture) or breeders who go for breeding aggressive temperaments. Puppy inquiries asking for a "sharp lion" will not get a Nandari puppy.

*aggressive in negative, colloquial sense, not in zoological/biological sense. And please don't let us mix overly 'aggressive' with 'guarding' or 'protective'!

Photos of first imports to Europe plus other illustrations of ancient type:

Choice of pictures that appears nowadays when you search the web for Tibetan Mastiff [Screen Shot Google]:

Please take some minutes time to read the FCI standard: PDF

I spent great attention to excellent socialisation and character.
To achieve as much fur, weight and size as possible is none of my breeding goals.

Nandari dogs pass all available health examinations available: HD, ED, thyroid, eyes. I also try to find stud dogs for my breeding which have as many health examinations as possible.

It is not possible to give a health guarantee for puppies. Dogs are living beings and no commercial products – at least they shouldn't be. Like in many other breeds, we meet health issues in Tibetan Mastiffs, as they are PRA, HD, ED, HOD, panostitis, low thyroid, epilepsy... The small gene pool doesn't help to easily fight them. But to maintain the Tibetan Mastiff was a thoroughly ill breed is as unserious as to deny the existence of these illnesses.

We offer you life-long support and advise when a Nandari puppy moves to your home. You also get a written contract.

Nandari puppies are verifiable children of the parents given in the pedigree and have a DNA test like their parents. When they leave to their new homes, they are vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped and have a veterinary health certificate.

We are conscious of the fact that Do Khyi puppies are often sold at dumping prices of 400 € or even less nowadays. Even though I do not breed for money there are no puppies available for knock down prices in Nandari kennel. Apart from the immense time a serious breeder spends on excellent care for the bitch and attentive upbringing of the puppies, he or she has to deal with a remarkable amount of costs (trips to the stud dog including fuel and accomodation, medical care for the dogs, fee for mating, nutrition, microchips, DNA testing, pedigrees etc.).

Do not support puppy millers!!