Here at Shanti Soul we breed from the very best dogs from around the World.
Not only do our dogs have many World Winners and International Champions behind them - they themselves are Inter-Continental Champions and stunning examples of the breed.
We have imported many of the most beautiful dogs from around the World.
Shanti Soul is home to the giant sized Tibetan Mastiff with incredible type, huge coat and mane and big, strong bone.
But breeding from beautiful looking dogs is not enough for us.
Importantly our dogs are all thoroughly tested before they are part of our breeding program.
Every dog has X-rays taken on their hip and elbows and these X-rays sent interstate for formal assessment before being considered to produce puppies.
Also our dogs have their overall health checked and we also thoroughly assess temperament.
We encourage people to only buy puppies from breeders who work hard for the breed in all respects and who are active members of a Canine Association. Very importantly buy only from registered dogs who are registered with a Canine Control Association - not simply with a Council and most importantly, dogs who have been hip and elbow x-rayed, health checked and temperament tested.
To us temperament is equally important to health because we are merely the custodians of this incredible breed and our actions can either secure and benefit the breed or ruin it.
Whilst remaining true to type, our dogs are very well socialised, confident, happy dogs.
We can run all of our dogs together to interact and play and invite people to come and meet them.
First and foremost our dogs are our family. They also attend dog shows and our kennel is No. 1 in Australia.
*** Shanti Soul is home to: ***
Nationally The No. 1 Best of Breed TM 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Nationally The No. 1 All Breeds TM 2009, 2011 and 2012.
Nationally The No. 1 Rising Star TM 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
And home to Best In Show and Best In Specialty Show Winning TMs.
But our dogs also go for car rides, walks down by the river, through the mall and to the dog park. They watch tele with us on the couch and often snuggle with us in bed!
The puppies we bring into the world are our most precious contribution in life.
They are raised with great care, devotion and love.
Puppies at Shanti Soul are given every opportunity to grow, learn and to trust.
They receive a lot of socialisation with other dogs, strangers and children alike as well as crate training, pen training, toilet training and loads of handling.
We play music and various strange noises to our fur babies, work hard to ensure they are comfortable with having their nails clipped, paws touched, ears checked, etc so that when puppy is a huge dog he or she will let you and others do what is needed for their general health and care. Nothing is worse than watching a dog scared and struggle to get away while their mum is just trying to cut their nails for their own good. I have seen a dog taken to the vets and have to be held down by 3 people while he screamed and fought to get away just to have his nails clipped. How sad this was when none of this was needed and could so easily have been overcome during puppyhood.
Before puppies leave us they are themselves temperament tested, structurally checked and their overall quality assessed - not only by us, but 3 independent experts during a formal assessment day. They are health checked by veterinarians and come wormed, vaccinated, microchipped and registered. They come to you with their health certificate, their puppy folder, puppy pack and their favourite toy!
We are here for our puppy families for the entire life of their puppy and we have a vet nurse on board who is available for any inquiries which I may need more advice on before helping you. Over the years we have written training guides which we send to our puppy parents to help them in every aspect of raising their puppy. To the best of our ability, we are here to help and we love to share in the joy your Shanti Soul puppy brings you!
To produce healthy, happy, well socialised and empowered puppies which grow into sound dogs who live long wonderful lives loving their families and enjoy all sorts of experiences during their lives.
We aim to produce the VERY BEST examples of the breed and will never stop striving to be the most caring and attentive breeders we possibly can be for the sake of our dogs, the puppies we bring into the world and for the families who become part of the extended Shanti Soul family.