Breeding Quality Spanish Mastiff Livestock Guardian Dogs
& Nigerian Dwarf Goats with emphasis on Milking ability
and correct dairy Conformation
We will be breeding our Spanish Mastiffs Delilah & Ivan in December!
For updates on whats going on with the dogs, check out my Blog!
Winner of the 2012 & 2013 Wisconsin State Fair Premier Breeder Award!
1st place Breeders Trio
1st Place Dairy Herd
1st place Exhibitors Herd
1st Place Dam & Daughter with MCH Fall Creek Spice 2*D & Fall Creek Nutmeg
MCH Black Locus Porchia - photo courtesy of Sharon Dean
Welcome to Fall Creek Farm! We are located in southwestern Wisconsin, near the Illinois
and Iowa borders, approximately one hour SW of the state capitol, Madison.
My daughter Hilary and I moved to our 24 acre farm in 1996 from Chicago, fulfilling
my childhood dream of having a farm of my own. I then proceeded to fill it up! We
recently moved to a beautiful new farm that is much better suited to our animals needs.
We are currently raising Nigerian Dwarf Goats and Spanish Mastiff Livestock Guards
(one of the rarest of the Mastiff breeds found in the US) and a myriad of other animals
both in and out of the house! We will usually have a good selection of animals
available for sale in the Spring and Summer months.
We bought our first Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats in 2001 and I feel that our herd is
represented by what I consider some very strong bloodlines, in both dairy character
and conformation, which include Brush Creek, Caesar's Villa, Goodwood and Willow's.
These long established, productive lines are the foundation of my herd.
We imported our first Spanish Mastiff in 2003 and have been so extremely impressed
by their working ability and temperament that we began breeding them so that we
could introduce and share this amazing breed with others here in the US too!
We attend as many goat shows as we can every year so our miniature dairy goats
can be judged and evaluated. I'm very proud to say our Nigerians have consistently placed at the top of their classes in the show ring.
I am a firm believer that if you are going to raise something, you should do it right.
Quality is our goal and responsibility. Animals should be selectively paired only to
improve conformation, temperament and character over the previous generation.
I am very pleased with the progress we have made in a relatively short period of
time towards this goal.
Our goats over 12 months are tested annually for CAE and Johnes. Depending on
date of birth when the tests are run, some may be older than 12 months before
testing...Our latest Johnes tests were done September 2013. I'll be happy to
share the negative results upon request.
Our kids are raised on a strict preventative regardless of our negative test results
(pulled at birth, fed pasturized milk and housed seperately from the adult herd).
We use a more holistic, natural approach to health care for our animals and I have
really appreciated the results we have seen.
Our dogs are fed a premium and raw diet that has gone a long way towards improving
long term health and general appearance. Because our birds and goats range,
we avoid chemicals and have found many successful natural alternatives to
bug and weed control. Guinea Fowl being one of the best for bugs!
I hope you enjoy your visit! Please feel free to contact me via e-mail or phone with any questions or comments. I am always willing to talk about animals!