Bullmastiff Breed Representative:
Developed in English midlands, based primarily on the English
Mastiff and the English Bulldog, the Bullmastiff worked as a
gamekeeper's night dog. This was an early name for the breed. The dog
assisted the gamekeeper by downing and holding poachers. The dog has a
keen sense of self, is territorial, and strong willed. It is a loyal and
loving companion, but because of its size, power, territorial nature and
strong personality, should be owned only by those who are willing to be
in charge. The breed comes in various shades of red, fawn and brindle
with a distinctive black or very dark mask. Males range from 25 to 27
inches at the shoulder, weighing 110 to 130 pounds. Females range from
24-26 inches at the shoulder, weighing 100 to 120 pounds.
CH. TAURALAN RED TEDDY -Best
of Breed at National Specialty, Multiple Best In Show Winner, Top 20
Working Dogs 2001, #1 Bullmastiff all systems 2001 Sire: Tauralan To The
Victor, Dam: Ch. Tauralan Te Amo Owner/ Breeder: Carol Beans, Tauralan
Tauralan Bullmastiff: Carol has
owned Bullmastiffs 36 years, bred them for 32. Published two
publications on the breed for over 24 years. Published a handbook on
Bullmastiffs. Bred 40 champions. Owned and bred the first Bullmastiff
Top Producer to reach 30 champion offspring. Served on the Board of the
American Bullmastiff Association for 13 years, 3 as President. Chairman
of the ABA's Judge's Education Committee. Judged numerous Sweepstakes
and Futurities. Judged at Championship shows in England. Lives with her
husband in Southern California. Has three children and seven
grandchildren. Still actively showing and breeding Bullmastiffs.
Bullmastiff Breed Representative:
When judging, we need to make sure that the dog being awarded can do
what it was bred to do. This breed was bred to knock down and hold
poachers until his master arrived to control the situation. To do this
the dog needs to be strong, heavy, and the right size. The nearly square
outline is short backed, well boned, and very muscular with a nice big,
blocky head. No long noses but even more important is a nice wide under
jaw because they were bred to hold, not to rip and tear. A strong
muscular rear is very important to be able to knock down a poacher. We
need to breed more for correct movement, dogs that move with
determination and a purpose instead of breeding for the group ring, the
flashy sporting dog movement. They should be straight coming and going
and not over-angulated. Generic looking heads are not our breed type.
One other thing I feel is important is color. Brindle was our original
color. A poacher would never see a brindle dog coming. A good dog is a
good dog no matter what color. Lets reward the best dogs that conform to
the American Bullmastiff Standard.
CH Leatherneck Ishannas
Shadowboxer OFA hips and elbows, thyroid clear. Specialty BOW, BOS, and
Group Winning Dam, CH Leatherneck Hope To Tell. Sire: CH Noland Wyloway
Square Root. "TAE" was BOS in Sweeps and Best of Winners at the New York
Supported entry and finished with four majors in six shows. Tae also won
Best Brindle and won a first award of merit at the 2001 National
Leatherneck Bullmastiffs: Bullmastiffs
since 1989. Since Jean's first litter in 1991 she has had over 70
champions! Consistently producing Top 10 dogs and bitches, breeding for
type, soundness, and temperament, Leatherneck has produced or owned
three Best in Show Bullmastiffs including the youngest Bullmastiff to
ever win this award. Jean has Owner-Handled many of her dogs to
Futurity, Sweepstakes, and Specialty wins. A true believer in quality
not quantity, her dogs are raised as housedogs, not kennel dogs. Chosen
to judge the 2003 Nationals Sweepstakes, she is honored and says she is
ready for the prestigious assignment.
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