Cimbri Mastiffs

Carrying the noble past of the English Mastiff into the future...one litter at a time!


 

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AKC English Mastiffs

Call: (903) 292-6325
 Canton, TX 
 

 

ABOUT US

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WHO ARE WE?

We are Laurie & Daniel Ackerman, and we are ‘owned’ by 8 amazing English Mastiffs who make us laugh 99 times a day!  We’re a married couple who are lucky enough to work from home, so we’re able to be with our Mastiffs every hour of every day. 

Our ‘babies’ are far more than pets!  We see them as our children, and we love them and care for them with all the heartfelt devotion of a tightly knit human family.   Our Mastiffs live in the house with us (yes, all 8 -lol), so they receive constant attention and affection.


WHERE ARE WE LOCATED?

We live in a beautiful rural area near Canton, TX (one hour east of Dallas).  Northeast Texas is very scenic, so you’ll enjoy the drive if you decide to pick up your pup!  J

Our 12-acre property has a wide variety of beautiful trees and a great view from the front porch (rocking chair, lol)!  Our Mastiffs go in and out of the house as they please, so they have 24/7 access to our 4-acre fenced yard (which we call our “puppy park.”)  Our favorite pastime is playing with our puppies outside, so simple “country livin” is definitely the life for us!  
 

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Our front yard (you can barely see our house in the back)                 Mastiffs 'grazing' - lol

 WHY ARE WE BREEDING MASTIFFS?

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To sum it up, we are absolutely and completely in love with English Mastiffs, and after years of research, we decided to assist the efforts of those who strive to promote the health, protection, and continuation of the breed. 

In 2006, AKC reported 6,913 registered Mastiffs in the US, but today that number is much lower, and experts debate whether the Mastiff population is decreasing or people are simply failing to register their pups.  Either way, efforts should be taken to ensure the continuation of purebred, healthy Mastiffs in order to preserve their genetic heritage. 

In addition to our passion for English Mastiffs, we also care deeply about our nation's unwanted pets, so we regularly sponsor dog/cat adoptions at multiple animal shelters.  We’ve saved the lives of 40+ pets this year, and we've adopted a rescue English Mastiff, as well.  J

Our family has owned numerous dog types (large and small) over the years, and though we've loved them all, the Mastiff (in our opinion) stands far above the others in terms of personality, humor, and emotional family bonding.  Mastiffs are very human-like, and their unique ability to communicate with people allows them to quickly and easily become cherished family members.  If you’ve ever owned a Mastiff, you know exactly what we mean.  ;-)


WHO WERE THE CIMBRI?

The Cimbri, for whom our Mastiffs are named, were a Germanic/Celtic people (originally from Denmark) who developed a very large Molosser (Mastiff ancestor) around 200 BC.  These devoted warrior dogs were well known for their valiant protection and self-sacrifice during the Cimbric War (112 BC to 101 BC) against the Romans.  Although the Cimbri were ultimately defeated at the Battle of Vercellae, their Germanic relatives and allies would eventually (half a millennium later) unite and overthrow the Roman Empire.

The Cimbri must have appeared as giants to the Romans, for most of the men were over six feet tall, and their Molossers were equally massive.  Cimbrian women (also “big and tall,” and noted in Roman journals as being “incredibly strong”) were known to train hordes of Mastiffs, and the Cimbri commonly used them to guard their laagers (wagon forts).  After the catastrophic Battle of Vercellae, resulting in the loss of 140,000 Cimbrian warriors, Mastiffs were instrumental in preserving the lives of the 60,000 remaining Cimbri-- mostly women and children.

Preserving the Mastiff genetic template of the ancient Cimbri can be achieved by honoring the selective breeding efforts they sought to improve.  In essence, Mastiffs can be big and healthy, and we aim to assist today’s breeders in the hope that this noble giant will be around for many, many generations to come.   


    Cimbri Mastiffs, 2013
Cimbri Mastiffs, 2013 

Cimbri Mastiffs, 2013
Daniel with Saphy, Pistol, & Levi

 

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Bumble (18 mos) wearing a Medium
 dog jacket as a hat!  Too funny...


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Fall colors

 


 Bumble & Z
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Young Bumble kissing our son, Zack

   

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  Cimbrian Warriors



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Bumble & Pistol ~ "Lovebirds"
(They always cuddle when they sleep!)

 

 

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