Thursday, July 5, 2007

Our Boys-

Everyone always asks, "How big are your dogs?"; and since it's the males that are the largest, everyone wants to see the boys. I do not place a premium on size--size alone does not make a good Mastiff. I prefer a well balanced dog who carries a proper weight for his age and overall size. Having said that I can truthfully state that my boys do not finish filling out and growing until they are 2 1/2 to 3 years old and most average 190 to 220 lbs.. My line matures slower than some, but my dogs stay sound and healthy well into old age. I will take that trait any day over a faster maturing line that has health problems later in life.

Ch. Kiokee Drunk in Publick Too --"Cooter"

This is Cooter at 22 months and at about 185 lbs.

Paternal Grand Sire-C. Skamania's Tug Beau-T HOF
Sire-Ch. Skamania's Dusk to Dawn
Paternal Grand Dam-Storm Sweet Dreams Skamania
Maternal Grand Sire-Ch. Ironhills Doorman to Mt Moriah
Dam-Kiokee Private Dancer
Maternal Grand Dam-Kiokee Warrior Princess

Cooter is co-owned by myself and my daughter, Leila Airhart. Cooter is a very large boy--about 33 inches at the shoulder with a very large frame and bone size. He has a level topline and a well angle rear. He also has a deep chest and nice wide chest. He has a very dark mask and eyes with a slightly undershot bite. He is friendly and outgoing and very non-aggressive.
Cooter's health testing is listed on the OFA site. He is available to health tested bitches of merit.

Here is Cooter on His big day finishing his AKC Champioship from the Bred BY Exhibitor Class going Winner's Dog, Best Of Winners, and Best of breed under Judge Mrs. Carylon Herbel.

Spicewoods Power Stroke--"Diesel"

Paternal Grand Sire-Ch. Enchanted Acres Trust Me
Sire-Ch. Spicewoods I Go To The River
Paternal Grand Dam-Ch. Elizabeth of Heavensgate
Marernal Grand Sire-Ch. Spicewoods I Go To The River
Dam-Ch. Spicewoods It's A Good Thing
Materanl Grand Dam-Ch. MistyMeadows Forget-Me-Not

Diesel was bred by Gina and Mike Moore of Spicewoods Mastiffs in Fort Royal, Va. and they have graciously agreed to co-own this beautiful boy with me. He is line bred out of Ch. Enchanted Acres Trust Me and Hedgestone's Big Man--two more of my favorite mastiffs. I consider his pedigree to be pure gold. Diesel is a proven stud dog and a natural breeder--the boy knows his "stuff"! Like most Mastiffs, he needs a a moment or two to warm up to you, but the he is sweet, loving, and friendly to all. He will wrap himself around you like a big cat!

We will be completing his health testing--he is has an OFA excellent for his hips and a normal for his elbows, Thyroid and cardiac OFAs. He is DNA PRA clear by parentage. We will be completing a CERF exam, and Cystinurnia testing in the near future. He is a dog that can contribute positively to a breeding program.

After we gave him a few weeks to settle in, we began his show career and he only needs one more major to complete his AKC Championship! We have a couple of very exciting litters planned for him in 2010. Diesel is available to health tested bitches of merit.

If you need any information about any of "Our Boys"--contact me at