A Family Tradition
Tibetan Mastiffs have been a part of my
life from my earliest recollections. As a young man in
Northern India, I was able to acquire dogs that were directly
from Tibet. The home in exile of His Holiness the Dalai
Lama is but a three hour drive from my residence and the
border of Tibet is just over 230 miles.
While the TM is hardly a common dog in India , its origins
in the Himalayas that form the border between India and
Tibet are well known. It is true that over the centuries,
the indigenous Tibetan Mastiff found its way into many
other lands. Along the way, this breed left its mark on
the less ancient molosser breeds as well as on enumerable
sub-varieties. In Tibet as well as India and the rest of
the world, the ancient forbearers have been preserved and
also changed by those who have known, owned, used and loved
the Tibetan Mastiff.
My family's history with the Tibetan Mastiff precedes
my birth. The earliest photographs of the Thibet dog known to
have come from Tibet were taken of dogs owned by my family.
So what then is the Tibetan Mastiff? This breed
is best described as impressive, powerful, agile and intelligent.
Unlike some giant breeds who have long since lost their agility
and longevity, this is a large breed with strength and stamina
and a remarkable lifespan. Wary and watchful, they are perfect
The Saras Kennel was founded on our unwillingness
to compromise on the basics of preservation of the Tibetan Mastiff
in its original form. We breed only those litters which we believe
will preserve and improve those qualities that exemplify the
Tibetan Mastiff. Our dogs do their work as family and property
guardians as naturally as their ancestors did 1000 years ago.
Bred at our home in Amritsar Punjab, our
puppies are raised as family companions with our children.
We have formed close friendships with premier Tibetan Mastiff
breeders throughout the world and Saras dogs continue to
be shown around the world on four continents. The judges'
comments and awards reflect their appreciation of the total
Saras Tibetan Mastiff. Our dogs are placed in some of the
most impressive Tibetan Mastiff breeding programs and are
producing remarkable results.
Each Saras litter is planned with the objective
that the offspring will be placed where they are most likely
to be able to continue to make a contribution to the future
of this noble breed.
While shipping is always an issue, we are happy
to work with prospective homes to make transport arrangements.
We have successfully exported all over the world and welcome
all serious inquiries. Puppies are by reservation to approved