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Mastiffs - week 22Updated : 25/05/2017

AT SKC last week Terry Munro awarded DCC and BOB to Mr B and Mrs S Baker’s fawn dog Lloyd du Ranc de Bannes (Gordon). RDCC was George Zadeh’s Ch Faynad Frankincense. George’s dark brindle girl Faynad Black Rose (Betty) took BCC but the RBCC was withheld. BP went to Tracey and Steve Coulman-Hole’s fawn...

Mastiffs - week 21Updated : 17/05/2017

THE MA and the OEMC held a joint seminar for would be Mastiff judges last weekend. Hopefully this will, in time, increase the number of judges able to give Mastiff CCs. I would like to thank all the people who brought their dogs for the would be judges to go over and those people who helped with the organisation and operatio...

Mastiffs - week 20Updated : 10/05/2017

AT THE National in Stafford Simon Andrews was awarding CCs for the first time and it was good to see a judge taking time to go over the dogs so thoroughly. DCC and BOB was awarded to George Zadeh’s Ch Faynad Frankincense and Tracey and Steve Coulman-Hole’s fawn boy Faynad Fifty Shades, aka Christian, taking RDCC....

Mastiffs - week 19Updated : 04/05/2017

AS THE weather gets warmer, hopefully, I thought it may be useful to reiterate advice issued by the RSPCA about what to do if you see an animal in a car on a hot day: “Never leave your dog alone in a car on a warm day. If you see a dog in distress in a hot car, dial 999.      “Many people sti...

Mastiffs - week 18Updated : 27/04/2017

THE OEMC held its open show last weekend with judge Marion Sargent having a bright clear day for the occasion. BIS went to Colin Hills’ fawn bitch Fragilis Goldfrapp (Birch) and BOS was Malcom Clark’s brindle boy Cwmtysswg Madoc (Dave). BP was Caroline Hesketh’s apricot boy Karysmhor Dylan’s Star (Dyl...

Mastiffs - week 17Updated : 24/04/2017

I HAD A phone call from a lady in Spain a few days ago who was having a problem getting her Mastiff into the car. Getting Mastiffs into a vehicle can be tricky. Some are athletic and can jump into any height vehicle while others need a helping hand. Many years ago we had a high entry 4x4 and we used an old supermarket rigid ...

Mastiffs - week 16Updated : 12/04/2017

HAVING commented that both dogs were well last week, and I know I shouldn’t have tempted the fairies, Sakura began behaving strangely. He had been squeaking throughout the day and been reluctant to move. We both went over him minutely but nothing seemed to hurt so we continued to monitor him. Mid-afternoon he began qui...

Mastiffs - week 15Updated : 06/04/2017

I HAVE heard from Sylvia Darragh that her lovely fawn boy Penhallian Raising Storm had been awarded the DGS and BOB under Italian judge Mr F Cochetti at Portadown all breed championship show last week.      Now Sylvia has very little, if any, competition with her Mastiff in Ireland and would love some co...

Mastiffs - week 14Updated : 29/03/2017

THE CRITIQUE for the MA has just been received from judge Janet Brownlee (Australia). What a pleasure it is to read critiques which are so detailed. No show news this week again.      Yesterday I was barged out of the way in a garden gateway by Nesbo. Enough was enough so I decided to reinforce his puppy...

Mastiffs - week 13Updated : 24/03/2017

NO SHOW news this week and no shows until the OEMC open show in April.       Strange mixture of weather here in Shropshire. One minute we’re sitting outside in the sun enjoying our coffee and the next day I look up and see hailstones. The dogs have been enjoying the good weather when it’...

Mastiffs - week 12Updated : 15/03/2017

CONAL Coan was the judge at Crufts and he chose George Zadeh’s handsome dark brindle boy Ch Faynad Frankincense as DCC and BOB. This judge had already given Frank a CC two years ago so is obviously consistent in his judging. Malcolm Clark’s gorgeous brindle boy Cwmtysswg Madoc aka Dave took the RDCC. I have remar...

Mastiffs - week 11Updated : 07/03/2017

A MASTIFF judging seminar (run jointly by the MA and the OEMC) will be held on Sunday May 14 at Kingsbury Youth Centre, Pear Tree Ave, Kingsbury B78 2LN.      The seminar will be run in accordance with Kennel Club guidelines. Registration will be at 9.30am and the seminar will begin at 10am. In the morni...

Mastiffs - week 10Updated : 02/03/2017

I SAID that I’d give the details for the British and Irish Vulnerable Native Breeds competition at Crufts. If anyone is visiting Crufts and happens to be visiting on the Friday Emma Herring would really appreciate your support. Ch Cedwalla Country Boy by Heffalump (Hovis) is the Mastiff representative at seven years ol...

Mastiffs - week 9Updated : 22/02/2017

AT THE MA championship show, Janet Brownlee (Darkling Australia) awarded the DCC and BOB to Dave and Lyn McKevitts’ gorgeous fawn boy Ch Glaciers Edison the Inventor at Tyketarn. Edison is quite the kissiest Mastiff I have met in a long time and he didn’t disappoint. He loves the show ring and his tail wags all t...

Mastiffs - week 8Updated : 17/02/2017

I RECEIVED the news that Betty Baxter has died at the age of 92. Betty was a global legend in the world of Mastiffs. I have never met anyone who knew as much about Mastiffs as she did. She came for tea with us last year along with Janine Morffew, her friend from Australia, and although her short term memory was poor she was ...

Mastiffs - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

IT IS THE MA championship show on Saturday and all are welcome.       The sun is shining and the ground is frosty so my dogs are enjoying being outside today. I know it’s good for them to play outside and let off steam after spending so much time indoors over the past few weeks when the rain h...

Mastiffs - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

ALL IS quiet here at present. Nesbo now has a new ‘expedition’ cover on his bed which is sturdy but not as nice and soft as the one he destroyed. He wants Sakura to use the new bed cover so he can have the comfy one but Sakura is a wise old boy and he’s not giving up his soft bed nearest the wood burner for...

Mastiffs - week 5Updated : 25/01/2017

AT MANCHESTER with no CCs and with Miss D Spavin as judge, BD went to Ronnie Miller’s lovely brindle boy Mullak Handsome Hugo and RBD went to Sue Whiteley’s gorgeous junior dog Mulaloo Magic Touch.      BB and BP went to Colin Hill’s Fragilis Fausta and RBB went to Debbie and Archie Har...

Mastiffs - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

I’VE HEARD this week that Maureen Taylor has died. Keith and Maureen Taylor donated a wonderful silver trophy, the Lucy Lastic Memorial Trophy for the RBCC to the Mastiff Association. I have no details of when the funeral will be but if I do find out in time I will publish them here. Our thoughts are with her family. ...

Mastiffs - week 3Updated : 12/01/2017

I’VE HEARD from Emma Herring that she has entered Ch Cedwalla Country Boy, who is now a veteran, into the vulnerable breeds competition at Crufts. I don’t know if there are any other entries and the Mastiff with the most points entered will be the breed representative. This will be the first time there has been a...

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