While our kennel actively participates in conformation events with excellent success, we feel that Championship are simply but one of the many tools available to guide us to breed quality representations of the breed. Our own breeding program is focused on producing sound (in mind & body), functional and typey bullmastiffs, and always with the goal of preserving, protecting that which IS bullmastiff. We use the CKC Standard as our model in our quest. Our bullmastiffs are very social animals who interact with our young family of 5 children, so stable, ‘people social’ temperaments are a prerequisite, as it should be for all breeders. This is a large and powerful working dog in which stability of the mind is a necessity and ill-temperaments must be removed from the gene pool, without exception.
At Garroway, every breeding is carefully planned and extensively researched, to optimize our chances of producing the very best WE can. This takes time to do properly. We incorporate various health testing on our dogs such as hips, elbows, heart, thyroid and eyes (whenever CERF is available in our area). We do not breed often (usually only one litter per year) and then only when we need something for our own breeding program. All of our pet puppies are placed on a CKC Non-breedingregistration with a spay/neuter agreement, and our show/breeding potential puppies are placed on a CKC Co-ownership registration until certain criteria have been met. (health clearances, championship).