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Mastin del Pirineo - Pyrenean Mastiff

Club Americano del Mastin del Pirineo

PMCA Est. 1996



The Pyrenean Mastiff Club of America (PMCA) was established by Karin S. Graefe (De La Tierra Alta Kennel) on July 25th , 1996. It was important for this new breed to the USA to have ethical representation so it would become known and loved in this big country. The arrival of the first two PM's from Spain from the kennel of Tajadera del Tio Roy - Zoy - Minero de la Tajadera del Tio Roy (Manolo) and Elena de la Tajadera del Tio Roy became the first USA champions. This prompted the establishment of the club. Judges in the USA had never seen the breed before - these two pioneers paved the way for those that would come to follow in their path. Since these early days the breed has seen a great following and many admirers. The PMCA is the original breed club to represent the Pyrenean Mastiff in the USA. The club maintains the most extensive pedigree data base for both PMCA and FCI registered dogs, keeps records of all USA litters and health data. In addition provides information to new owners and those interested in the breed. We also provide a list of responsible breeders - those that have actually had litters and have had the experience and much of it and not said "they are a breeder". You can read more about the early days for our breed in the USA on this web site at:

PMCA (Pyrenean Mastiff Club of America):

De La Tierra Alta Kennel - Pyrenean Mastiffs:

This goal would not have been possible without the support of many European friends and breeders and the early USA breeders who followed. Tejas Acres, Liongate and many others mentioned on the Facebook pages. Their support in the early days was amazing. Those in most recent years are ColourFast and Porta della Speranza. We have been asked many times about taking this breed AKC and for the foreseeable future, we have no intentions of becoming an affiliate. If you would like to learn more about this decision please read the following articles and information:……/a-prime-source-of-canine-overpopu…/…/what-are-the-differences-between-……/AKC-registered-puppies.…

News 9.5.2018

The Champions page has been updated with new photos and click to zoom in on photos.

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News 2.24.2017

Our Club email address has changed! Please use our new address for communication:

A documentary and history of the Pyrenean Mastiff (Mastin Del Pirineo) filmed twenty years ago in the Spanish Pyrenees mountains. In 1998, our travels took us to Spain to meet with the Spanish breeders and learn more about this wonderful breed.


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Announcing I Congreso Internacional Mastin Del Pirineo - May 16th & 17th 2015



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