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Bullmastiffs - week 17Updated : 20/04/2017

WELL, I bet Peter Myers wouldn’t have swapped the result on Easter Saturday for an Easter egg whatever its size and content! At W/PB Association of Wales Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac for Optimus (Am Ch Leathernecks Stealin Hearts ex Norw Ch OM Echo Springs) celebrated the spring weather by winning BOB, the group an...

Bullmastiffs - week 16Updated : 12/04/2017

PERHAPS this year will prove to be a showstopper with good weather for all shows, but then again perhaps it won’t, so we had better rejoice on each individual occasion when it does happen!      The SBS held its open show at Chieveley in glorious sunshine. Caroline Ashby was the judge and she found ...

Bullmastiffs - week 15Updated : 05/04/2017

I DON’T know how they do it, whether they have a hot line to heaven or what but the British Bullmastiff League have done it again! Yes, it held its open show at Polesworth, outside and in glorious sunshine! Perhaps they are the harbingers of spring and I have only just realised it?      Debbie Stan...

Bullmastiffs - week 13Updated : 23/03/2017

WE HAVE come to the end of the respective AGMs for our clubs and the attendance was along the lines of one man and his dog but without the dog. I hope that this is because you are satisfied with the way the club is being run and not because you are suffering from that painful affliction called apathy. Clubs are struggling to...

Bullmastiffs - week 12Updated : 16/03/2017

WELL I told you that Steve Hall would do his own thing and I bet very few of you had money on the final winners!      DCC and BOB was Bown and Wilfort’s Sundabish Mr Majeika (Ch Optimus Barrington ex Ch S Suzie Wong) from post graduate. BCC was Dempsey’s Optimus Daphne (Barrington ex Ch Optim...

Bullmastiffs - week 11Updated : 07/03/2017

I WOULD just like to point out that I am not Mystic Meg and that I am writing these notes before Crufts even begins so do not expect any information about who did what! You will have to look elsewhere in the paper to find the results. All I can say is that I hope you had a good day, enjoyable but not too exhausting and I wil...

Bullmastiffs - week 10Updated : 01/03/2017

ARE YOU ready for the fray? Even if you don’t go to Crufts, you will not be able to ignore it totally so try to take an objective view of all the razzamatazz and appreciate some beautiful dogs.      Each year I ask our Crufts judge if they would be kind enough to introduce themselves. This year our...

Bullmastiffs - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

THE NORTHERN held its open show with John Purnell judging. BB and BIS was Lindley’s Hyerdunscar The Big Tease (Ch/Aus Sup Ch Costog Mompessons Home Bru ex Hyerdunscar Summer at Coulbymoor). BD and RBIS was Spencer’s Shadowguard High Octane at Islekeeper (Licassa Captain Archembeau ex S Rythm N Joy). RBB and BV we...

Bullmastiffs - week 8Updated : 17/02/2017

THE BULLMASTIFF Winner event took place at the Royal Court. Before I talk about the winners themselves I think it only appropriate to point out that were it not for a small team of incredibly hard working individuals, an event like this could never take place.      If you are already a member of a breed ...

Bullmastiffs - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

CRUFTS is getting nearer by the minute so start thinking about it sooner rather than later! In the next couple of weeks I will share a few ideas with you on how to survive ether the ordeal or the highlight of your showing year, depending on your point of view.      In the meantime let me draw your attent...

Bullmastiffs - week 6Updated : 01/02/2017

AT LICHFIELD the breed was judged by Simon Luxmoore and he found his BOB in Davies’ Hyerdunscar On A Mission with Coulbymoor, who went on to take the working group under Mick Taylor and then to cap it all took RBIS under John Thirlwell. It was generally a good day for Bullmastiffs.      At the Winn...

Bullmastiffs - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

MANCHESTER was an amazing experience and I am not quite sure where to begin! I think I will try to deal with the day in chronological order, so that I don’t forget anything.      At 9am in the Annexe Richard Aston began judging his entry of 75 dogs, a record entry when you remember that there were ...

Bullmastiffs - week 3Updated : 11/01/2017

AT BOSTON Rebecca Bull was judging and found her BOB in Turner’s Ch Optimus Barrington (Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac for O ex Ch P Scarlet) and BB in his daughter, Dempsey’s Optimus Daphne (Barrington ex Ch O Labelle).      RBD was Simpson’s Klaus Blood Lust and RBB was Smith&rsqu...

Bullmastiffs - week 2Updated : 05/01/2017

IF YOUR dog has qualified for the winners event, you will know about what and where it is, but if you are not in that category let me tell you about it! The date is Saturday Feb 11 and the venue is the Royal Court Hotel, near Coventry and the idea is to celebrate the Bullmastiff by bringing together the most successful dogs ...

Bullmastiffs - week 1Updated : 30/12/2016

PLEASE accept my apologies for a lack of notes over the Christmas period. I have been having terrible teething problems with my laptop and am still struggling, so communication has been difficult. Please note my new email address – pamela.bourgueil@gmail.com.      I hope that you had a pleasant a...

Bullmastiffs - week 50Updated : 08/12/2016

I AM ABOUT to live up to my reputation as a grumpy old woman, not to mention a female Scrooge! There are some things which are intended to bring pleasure to humans and which do exactly the opposite for our canine companions. Grapes and raisins are favourite snacks for us, and the latter seem to form an especially appropriate...

Bullmastiffs - week 49Updated : 30/11/2016

AS I WRITE these notes, we have survived Storm Angus and are now facing a very chilly few days. It must be very boring to live in a climate that is constant and offers no surprises!      One warning, if winter temperatures are to continue, local councils will be concerned about the wellbeing of their c...

Bullmastiffs - week 48Updated : 24/11/2016

ONCE THE northern show has happened, Christmas is in our sights and that is a frightening thought for those of us who are not organised! I have friends who have already bought all their presents, written their cards and are now smugly watching the rest of us struggling. I hope that you are somewhere between the two extremes!...

Bullmastiffs - week 47Updated : 17/11/2016

THE BULLMASTIFF breed council held its annual judging seminar with Dr Ron James giving the talk on the Standard. We are very fortunate in having so many highly qualified people ready to come and participate as assessors, examiners and mentors, all quite happy to get involved in discussions about the finer points of the breed...

Bullmastiffs - week 46Updated : 10/11/2016

ALTHOUGH bonfire night has come and gone, we are still living through World War Three with some fireworks going off at midnight. What is the matter with people? Some of our dogs are totally unmoved by the whole noisy experience but others find it hard to cope. We are feeding early in the afternoon to avoid any risk of stress...

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