Kennewick Dog Show 2015

Anna, Kieshia and Jewels did great at the dog show over the weekend, September 26 & 27, 2015. Anna won the Junior Novice Handlers class and got to go back into the championship round on the 27th, we were so happy, it was both Anna and Jewels first dog show. Jewels won the Mastiff Females class, Kieshia did a great job showing and grooming her. Thanks Robby and Kieshia for everything and teaching Anna what to do.

September Puppies

We have a planned breeding with Thunder to a neighbor’s mastiff, If you are interested in a puppy call or Text the owners of the female at 509-845-7453. They will be due around September 14th.

LARGEST DOG BREED IN TERMS OF MASS

Naming the “largest dog breed” is inexact, because it depends on what parameters we used to define size. The Great Dane and the Irish wolfhound are taller than the mastiff, but in terms of sheer mass, mastiffs take the cake. Its imposing size is this breed’s most defining trait. Mastiffs are broad, heavy dogs with enormous heads. An average adult mastiff weighs as much as an adult human, between 140-200 pounds.

Gabe
References

Ciampanelli, P. (2015) 10 Cool Facts About English Mastiffs. Retrieved from http://mom.me/pets/dogs/19368-cool-facts-about-english-mastiffs/item/english-mastiff-dressed-/

A MASTIFF WAS ABOARD THE MAYFLOWER

You didn’t think the Puritans sailed all the way to the New World without man’s best friend in tow, did you? Of the 102 passengers aboard the Mayflower, we know of one who brought along his two dogs. That man was 25-year-old John Goodman. The names of Goodman’s dogs are lost in the sands of time, but they were a mastiff and a Springer spaniel. Goodman died in 1620, during his first winter in America, but the other Pilgrims continued caring for his dogs.

2012 Puppy

2012 Puppy

References

Ciampanelli, P. (2015) 10 Cool Facts About English Mastiffs. Retrieved from http://mom.me/pets/dogs/19368-cool-facts-about-english-mastiffs/item/english-mastiff-dressed-/

WHEN KENNEL CLUBS SAY “MASTIFF” THEY USUALLY MEAN “ENGLISH MASTIFF”

The name “mastiff” can be confusing, because there are several dog breeds with that word in their names, e.g. the Neopolitan mastiff and the Tibetan mastiff. Officially, these breeds are known as “mastiff-type dogs.” When kennel clubs use the name “mastiff” without qualification, it’s usually safe to assume they’re referring to the breed also called the English mastiff or the Old English mastiff.

Nova at 7 months

Nova at 7 months

Reference

Ciampanelli, P. (2015) 10 Cool Facts About English Mastiffs. Retrieved from http://mom.me/pets/dogs/19368-cool-facts-about-english-mastiffs/item/english-mastiff-dressed-/