Cascadia Tibetan Mastiffs was born from a love of dogs and the great Pacific Northwest. My name is Shana Ruess, and together with my husband Andrew, we welcome you to the wonderful world of Tibetan Mastiffs.

Since 2010 we have been fortunate to share our lives with this majestic and ancient breed. The Tibetan Mastiff is a fascinating dog, aloof yet loyal, with a serious work ethic tempered by a playful streak seen rarely outside the family. We have found this breed to be challenging beyond most dogs, but in that challenge is a great deal of reward.  

Sunrise over Mt Hood

Sunrise over Mt Hood

Our dogs are our family, first and foremost, but they are also AKC Champion show dogs, or working on their titles, and the adults have all been health tested with OFA, Penn-Hip, and CERF, their hips, elbows, thyroid, hearts and eyes screened by certified specialists. Living at the edge of Portland, our puppies are exposed to many of the sights and sounds of city life, and all our dogs live in our house. We make every effort to produce healthy puppies, being sound in body and mind. Please contact us for information on upcoming litters, and the health test results on any specific dog we have.