We are located in the village of Aurora in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. Our primary goal is the preservation of the Italian Greyhound and Neapolitan Mastiff through selective breeding of correct and sound dogs. We strive to maintain proper movement and breed type; yet we believe breed enthusiasts must never lose sight of the ultimate goal: the future health of our beloved breeds.
We are active members of the Garden State Neapolitan Mastiff Club and the Empire Italian Greyhound Club, and we abide by their code of ethics.
Over the years, we have imported several mastini from Italy, Norway, Australia, and Canada. We are eager to collaborate with other fanciers who share our vision for the future of the Mastino and IG in the United States, and we occasionally offer import/export assistance to our international collaborators. We rarely breed or have puppies available.
Our dogs have participated in important research projects at Iowa State University, Cornell University, Michigan State University, and the University of California-Davis. Our IGs are included in the NIH Canine Genome Project. Our dogs have donated to the CHIC DNA Repository. All of our IGs are CERF'd annually.
Dan is an associate professor of sociology at Wells College, which overlooks beautiful Cayuga Lake. He completed his doctorate at the University of Washington. He has always had a passion for dogs, and he has only rarely been without one.
We hope you enjoy visiting our website, meeting some of our dogs, and getting to know more about our passion for these breeds. If you would like additional information about us or our dogs, please feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail. We would be happy to speak with you.
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