Our Mastador Breeding Program here at Faulkner Natural Farms started only after we were convinced of the exceptional health, orthopedics and temperament of
this combination of the Labrador Retriever and the English Mastiff. The Mastador Breed is easily adaptable to a variety of contemporary lifestyles.  For the past
10+ years, we have been observing and testing  the breed's abilities in independence, athleticism, intelligence, willingness and protective instincts. Just as
important  we have also been observing the conformation quality of each and every puppy, and we have not been disappointed in our Mastadors.
Our home accommodates the multiple stages of our Mastadors life from birth through puppyhood to meeting their new parents or staying on with us on the farm
to be an integral part of the next  generation.  For birthing we have a climate controlled whelping room designed to prevent disease or injury. When the babies are
ready for that first outdoor adventure we have a puppy proof yard that encompasses a grassy half acre enclosure with ample shade and protection,  where we
observe constantly to add to each puppy's bio.  Our puppy playyard is disease and chemical free.
The Mastadors from Mastador Gracious Guardians are truly the epitome of  the combination of the English Mastiff  and the Labrador Retriever and that genetic
balance continues through our
F1  and  F2 Puppies.
Please enjoy our "Morning Patrol video below as it shows the tranquil environment of our farm


We, Mastador Gracious Guardians, pledge to not participate in the industrialization of living beings. As a Responsible Breeder we practice and provide the highest
Professional Breeding Standards. We are always directly involved in the reproductive process, homing and care-giving of each puppy and will conduct the
business aspects with the greatest amount of Professionalism and trustworthiness.

Mastador Gracious Guardians (the Breeder) believes in a “whole life” approach to our Breeding Program. Inclusiveness, equality and graciousness in the
arrangements and in the needs of the whole litter, their parents, the sustainability of all that encompasses the future of the Mastador, and the pup’s future
Families (the Purchaser) is our goal. The “whole life” approach includes a good perspective of all the precious lives and years surrounding the capricious event
(the Litter).  Sometimes, adjustments, adaptations, and changes in costs and policies will be made, as needed for the protection and propagation of our
companions and the Mastador as a future Breed.

We maintain a quantity limited Breeding Program to prevent communicable canine diseases and to help assure all puppies in each Litter will have forever homes.

REFUND–As there are so many things that can happen in life (including to Breeders) most of the burden for adjusting to “acts of nature” will be the
responsibility of Mastador Gracious Guardians. In the event there is a catastrophic loss, which means there would be no Mastador puppies available for 1 year,
we would refund a pre-paid Reservation.

APPLICATION–Caring about future homes for every puppy in the litter is of interest to all involved, so Mastador Gracious Guardians takes extra time to
provide further assurance for each puppy  through our Family Planning Options.  APPLY BY EMAIL is found on Option 2, Announcement List and Option 3,
Public Notification pages.

VACCINATIONS–WORMERS—From our research, Veterinarians world-wide have discovered each puppy’s immune system becomes under active sometime
between 8 through 12 wks of age. Ideally, it is better the litter remain in its familiar, disease free, environment until almost 12 wks when it is sure their immune
system is stable.   In the U.S., 8 wks is the norm for breeders and customers. So to compensate, Veterinarians decided to give 3 sets of shots, 3 wks apart.,
starting at 6 wks of age. This makes the first 2 sets non-functional, unnecessary, making them sick, adding stress on their liver and kidneys, and still leaves pup
susceptible to the very diseases they are being vaccinated for.  Plus, most of your Veterinarians will likely want to give their own set of puppy shots (even when
our Veterinarian Health Certificate is provided).

Because Mastador Gracious Guardians is currently canine disease free, we are able to safely eliminate the extra sets of vaccines; providing one set of vaccinations
before departure (usually between 7-7 ½ wks of age). Vaccinating a week before departure allows your puppy time to cope with side-effects.

MGG recommends alternative methods and products be given to your dogs.  Only lifestyle required pup/dog vaccination injections (except for legality reasons
with Rabies, daycare, etc) should be administered and should not be needed more that 1-2 times in the life of a dog,  Vaccinations should be spread out and not
administered in a group.   Pharmaceuticals in general, should be kept to a minimum throughout your Mastador’s lifetime.   At least 2-4 weeks is required between
vaccinations or pharmaceuticals to reduce the stress on their organs and immune system… checking for side-effects and going on “poop patrol”.

Molly’s Herbal wormers are given as soon as the weaning starts and continues until departure.  Pure DE Powder is applied externally, as needed and where
needed, for fleas, ticks, flies, ants, etc.  We have used these two natural products since 2005, having great success without side-effects, allergies, nor damage to
any organs.

SOCIALIZATION–TRAINING—Our Puppies have safe, trained adult handling and an appropriate amount of  socialization to various travel noises, carrier,
vehicles, people, farm animals and dogs. Puppies are whelped in our house and go outdoors for recreation.  Potty training is on going to different mediums (soil,
grass, mulch, shredded paper, pads) and even Momma dog helps us out.

CERTIFIED REGISTRATION PAPERS—Mastador Gracious Guardians offers Registrations Papers through Designer Breed Registry.  We also test each
puppy to verify the beloved Mastador Temperament and lifestyle versatility.

HEALTH––FAQ—Because all large, x-large and giant breeds physically grow slower… it means they have a longer period of time when injuries from aggressive
playing, jumping and/or inappropriate activities, duration of activities, types of activities for their individual age and during growth spurts may cause structural
damage. Congenital Hip or Knee Dysplasia can be identified soon after birth. We have not seen nor experienced any hereditary ACL, hip or knee dysplasia, nor
other orthopedic anomalies on our farm nor have any been reported from our Mastador Families.  

“Stomach Torsion” or “Detached Stomach” has not been seen in the Mastador Hybrid (F1) and is not expected in our F2, F3, etc.  A Veterinarian should be able
to physically feel along the rib cage during your Mastador’s visits to detect this condition.  Often, Veterinarians will offer to surgically prevent this possible
condition, during spaying/neutering.  We recommend examinations by your trusted Veterinarian, as the condition would present itself around the 1st year as
Mastadors usually finish growing from 18-24 months.

“Hormone Hounds” — The less invasive Sterilization methods is preferred, resulting in the removal of only the reproductive hormones, instead of spaying and
neutering.  From our research with the available studies, Veterinarians, and our own experiences….There is no significant difference in weight, growth,
orthopedic, nor comparable diseases when a dog or Mastador is spayed/neutered anytime after they have reached puberty.   When considering a dog’s whole-life
and the consequences from being a “hormone hound” and living with one—we recommend “fixing” any dog after puberty who is not involved in a long-term,
responsible breeding program.

BREEDING–This purchase is for non-breeding puppy(s) and guarantees cover only non-breeding/bred puppy/dog.  A separate Breeding Agreement is available
for those wanting to be long-term, responsible Breeders of the Official Mastador.

LIFE-TIME–each Mastador puppy has a life-time guarantee of MGG providing or working with the Purchaser, in a sober manner, with a whole-life perspective
about any health or training information, lifestyle adjustments or re-homing in extreme cases.  

RE-HOMING–Behavior, which buyer deems intolerable and irreversible within 12 months of purchase, must show Breeder proof of sufficient socialization,
obedience classes, and other structured training methods before rehoming. Breeder must be given written rehoming address/contact info and reason(at least 30
days prior).

CONGENITAL DEFECTS–From D.O.B., a 3 year puppy replacement or reimbursement of sale amount for this puppy if has a congenital defect that is life
threatening or has died from same.

MGG has guarantees throughout its different Options and Programs, which are specific to each, and can be found at the corresponding pages.

Melinda Faulkner, Mastador Gracious Guardians,