Cinco Deseos Ranch

Pack raised, beautiful, rock solid, trustworthy, healthy and confident dogs with sound, keen minds and safe, stable temperaments. Dependable guardians from the best imported working bloodlines in Spain and other European countries.  Successfully guarding sheep, cattle, goats, swine, fowl, property and people... In the pasture, on the ranch, on prestigious estates and huge commercial sheep outfits; small family hobby farms and homesteads; wine vineyards, in homes, or providing specialized crisis emergency response and certified therapy, Cinco Deseos Ranch pups and dogs are continually proving their incredible flexibility, intelligence, depth, guarding instinct, stable temperaments and courage.

straight and strong and true

​​​​​​​​Livestock Guardian Dogs

Est. 2009


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.  World renowned dog show judge and Molosser Magazin founder and editor Christofer Habig was a mentor and inspiration to me as well, and a cherished friend.  What these people taught me, and what I have learned from them, I strive to pass on to others.  I learn something every day from my pack; you can learn something new every day too from your LGDs.

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Spanish Mastiffs


Pyrenean Mastiffs


& Occasional LGD Crosses


proven credibility

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

lgd Consulting & advice

Cinco Deseos Ranch was the first and only LGD breeder to regularly  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.  Finally, from Day One I have been an advocate and champion of running LGD SIBLING PAIRS AND TRIOS, and my customers have followed suit with sibling success.

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.

the power of the pack

Cinco Deseos Ranch Livestock Guardian Dogs