Cinco Deseos Ranch Livestock Guardian Dogs

I offer honest, practical consultation and advice to those seeking sound direction from a reputable, honest, experienced breeder and rancher. I had the opportunity to be around legendary horseman Tom Dorrance and many other great horsemen in my youth.  Dorrance's philosophy has strongly influenced my LGD rearing and training philosophy, along with the teachings of renowned dog behaviorist, trainer and writer, Turid Rugaas.

YOUR TRUSTED SOURCE FOR THE BEST IN NON-LETHAL PREDATOR CONTROL AND PROTECTION. I ADVOCATE THE RESPONSIBLE USE OF LGDS TO ENABLE CO-EXISTENCE WITH PREDATORS AND WILDLIFE.

Spanish Mastiffs


Pyrenean Mastiffs


& Occasional LGD Crosses


Cinco Deseos Ranch was the first and only LGD breeder to advocate running LGDs in the right numbers from the start, using the right breeds for each situation, and FIRST in promoting the many benefits of dog pack dynamics in the rearing of puppies, a practice that consistently produces highly advanced, confident, stable minded pups. I write extensively about running LGDs in the right numbers and how to better understand pack dynamics, pack conflict resolution and LGD pack psychology.  While everyone else preaches "hands off LGD rearing" and treats LGDs as if they were disposable tools, since I began, I have promoted regular and consistent  socialization and handling of these dogs - giving them the respect they deserve - and working WITH them as a team.

I come from a ranching background. Since the 1980's I have published dozens of articles about rearing and using dogs.  This website has a huge library of these articles and more to help those who are serious about making their working partnership with their LGD the best it can be. My dogs are working in 20 states and 2 Canadian provinces and I have many repeat customers and excellent references. I am a licensed kennel and business with the State of Nevada and Pershing County.

lgd Consulting & advice

proven credibility

the power of the pack

Beautiful, rock solid, trustworthy, healthy dogs with sound, keen minds.
Dependable guardians from the best imported working bloodlines in Spain and other European countries. In the pasture, on the ranch, on estates, farms, vineyards, in homes, or providing crisis emergency response and specialized therapy, my pups and dogs are continually proving their incredible flexibility, intelligence, depth, stable temperaments and courage.

straight and strong and true

Livestock Guardian Dogs

Est. 2009


Cinco Deseos Ranch