Tito is our "first round draft pick" male from the 2nd ever litter from two parents who have OFA Excellent Hips for our breed. He is a very impressive looking dog with a ton of super nice features both physically and mentally that are an asset to the breed, and we are super excited to see what the future has in store for him!
Tito is a total love bug with his humans and regularly invades our space demanding attention or moral support while he plays with his toys and "shows us" what he's doing. He reminds me a lot of Woodsie this way - he wants you to be included in whatever he is doing and is almost always within arms reach as you move throughout the house doing chores. Tito is a free spirit that enjoys exploring his environment but most importantly, loves to roll everywhere. Whether he is playing with a toy, out for a walk, or taking a break...chances are, you will find him rolling around on the ground. He LOVES playing with his toys and rubber squishy balls definitely seem to be his toy of choice but he's not picky. He will do just about anything for a good ChuckIt ball and will play fetch for as long as you let him. Tito does not seem to have separation anxiety, he settles wonderfully in his crate and has good impulse control with food and treats. He is a willing participant in care tasks such as bathing, teeth brushing, ear cleaning and nail trims.
Tito, much like his parents, has a lot of enthusiasm but is not overly motivated to be a high level sport dog. However, if you are wanting a companion that is happy to participate and dabble in things, he is your guy! He has done formal training in rally obedience, weight pull, and scent detection. He was exposed to gerbils for barn hunt and did not show much interest as he really has no prey drive or desire to find/chase small animals - though I'm sure we could teach him to alert on the odor for treats if his owner has a strong desire to be involved in it. We will continue to work on life skills and sporty foundations with him as long as we have him, with a strong focus on rally obedience, weight pull and scent detection.
He keeps us laughing constantly with his silly "big head, no thoughts" antics and we have no doubt that his new home will love him as much as we do. He is a total pleasure to have in the home and a super easy guy to keep happy - you bring the activity and he will bring the enthusiasm!
Ronin is a beautiful mix of both of his parents. He has great bone, a robust chest, well set shoulders, and a pretty rear all wrapped up in a nice yellow package (correct name for his colour is "Blue Fawn")! He has a beautiful white chest and then he just has a light sprinkle of white on his nose and tips of his toes.
Height = Approx. 19"
Head = Approx. 22" in circumference
Weight = Approx. 68lbs
Results & Future Plans
OFA Cardiac Prelim - Normal (2020)
OFA Cardiac - Normal (2022)
OFA Patella - Normal
OFA Dentition - Normal
Embark - Clear of all 160+ Genetic Diseases including:
Canine Multifocal Retinopathy
Hereditary Cataracts, Early-Onset Cataracts, Juvenile Cataracts
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 1, Cerebellar Ataxia (NCL-A)
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 10
Hyperuricosuria & Hyperuricemia or Urolithiasis
Hips, Elbows, Trachea, and Shoulders will be done in the Winter of 2023.
All health test results are available online. If we are not the breeder for you that is perfectly fine, but make sure that you "fact check" your future breeder to make sure that they are not using fancy words or lying about their dog's tests. Ask to see the links to their results as well as photos of their certificates from the company! Any responsible breeder will be happy to provide these things.
Tito's OFA Link
Tito's Embark Link
RL1 - Rally Obedience Level 1 with WCRL
NTD - Novice Trick Dog
ITD - Intermediate Trick Dog
ATD - Advanced Trick Dog
Requirements & Expectations
RESPONSIBLE OWNERSHIP: Tito is an intact male bull breed and though he is quite easy going and happy, he needs to be kept under physical control at all times. This includes but is not limited to having a secure backyard, never leaving in the backyard unattended, keeping on leash or long line when exploring in high traffic areas, etc.
TRAINING & PHYSICAL EXERCISE: Because we see value in keeping Tito in our breeding program, we would expect that his new home keeps up on his training and sees value in keeping him in good physical condition. This includes but is not limited to feeding a good diet, participating in safe exercises, and enrolling in group training classes to brush up on obedience or sport skills.
CO-OWN CONTRACT: Tito is a very special piece of our hearts and home - we would like to hold onto that tightly, so he will be available on a co-own contract only. This means that the owner will have to responsibly keep him intact, prevent any accidental breedings, and make him available to us should we ever need to use him as a Stud Dog in the future. Our co-own contract is laid out with the intention of protecting the dog for their lifetime, and includes lifetime breeder & training support.
VET CARE & HEALTH MANAGEMENT: It is really important to us that Tito's owners stay on top of maintaining his health, and have a plan on how to manage an emergency if one should ever pop up whether that be pet insurance or a savings account.