Welcome to Midwest Mastiffs. We hope you enjoy your stay as we show you a little bit about this magnificent breed, the Mastiff.

From the moment we got our first mastiff, we completely fell in love with this breed. I can't imagine ever being without at least one. Because we love this breed so much, and have reached a point in our life that we have the time necessary to devote to them, we decided to take it to the next level and become a hobby breeder. We are not a kennel. Although we occasionally produce a litter, our dogs are not just breeding stock. They are friends, companions and members of our family. If we have a breeding planned, it is carefully thought out with health, temperament, type, and soundness in mind. We breed for quality, not quantity. Our goal is to produce healthy, happy puppies that live up to the breed standards set by the American Kennel Club. All of our dogs are full blooded Mastiffs and AKC registered. In addition, any litters we produce are also registered with the AKC. All of our dogs are kept fully up to date on their shots and also receive monthly heartworm preventative.

We are breeders of the true "Mastiff", sometimes referred to as the "English Mastiff" or the "Old English Mastiff". Please do not confuse us with the "American Mastiff", which is a cross between the Mastiff and the Anatolian Shepherd. The AKC recognizes Mastiffs but does not recognize the American Mastiff. The documented history, health and temperament of the foundation dogs of this mix is sketchy at best. Before you decide on an American Mastiff, please research all aspects, especially the temperament, of this mixed breed very thoroughly.

American Mastiff Info



A Little Bit About Us

We live on ten acres in rural east central Missouri, and our home is surrounded by hundreds of acres of hardwood trees and fields for our dogs to romp in. We have two grown daughters, Amy and Amber, and 4 grandsons. Currently we are owned by seven English Mastiffs, Richardson's Might Of Samson (Sammy), Miss Pris Cleopatra (Cleo), Midwest's Sadie Rose (Sadie), Midwest's Show Me The Money (Cash), Midwest's Dressed For Success (Bella), St. Patrick's Penny For Your Thoughts (Penny), and Midwest's Ellie May (Ellie). Additionally, we also have an assortment of cats, of which, there are far too many to list their names.

Thanks for stopping in, take a look around and stay as long as you would like. If you have any questions about our breeding program or would just like to talk Mastiffs, feel free to contact us. We would love to chat with you.

Thanks again,
We have retired from breeding Mastiffs and have no breedings planned. While we have throughly enjoyed the experience and all those we have come in contact with in the Mastiff community over the years, we have chosen to close this chapter in our life and look forward to beginning the next. We want to give sincere thanks to all those who have purchased puppies from us.


Midwest Mastiffs
John & Donna Richardson
Jonesburg, MO 63351

Phone: (314) 920-7871 or (314) 750-4190