On Friday Ollie went Winners' Dog under Breeder Judge Teresa L. Hudspeth for a 4 point major (his second major).
On Saturday, Ollie went Winners' Dog and Best of Winners for his second 4-point major of the weekend under Breeder Judge James Hudspeth.
Ollie is from our Vidalia and Willie Litter. He is pictured above winning Winner's Dog for a 5 point major, Best of Winners, and Best of breed under Judge Don Teague his second time in the ring! To make this Best of Breed win all the more sweeter--It was over several special including 3 national ranked dogs. Quite a nice win for a 19 month old dog. Ollie certainly made heads turn that day! Needles to say his owner, Geri Hillgress of Canton, Georgia was speechless.
Ollie also went Winner's Dog for three days back-to back wins for two 4-point majors, and for a 2 points win to finish his championship at the Priceville, Ala. shows which were also SSMF supported entries. Anytime a dog can stand toe to toe with other Mastiffs from across the southeast and win under two breeder judges--you have an exceptional dog. What a great way to finish a championship!!
Ollie is Geri's first Mastiff and first show dog. Geri did all the right things--she took him to puppy obedience classes, socialized him and raised him to be a good canine citizen. He is a happy go lucky boy in the ring full of piss and vinegar. He is a handful but he is expertly shown by C. J. Farve, PHA. Than you CJ for ALL your hard work! Your expertise made Ollie look his best and you made both Geri and myself very proud of Ollie.
Ollie was co-bred by myself and Karen & Micheal McBee of Stonehouse Mastiffs and is a wonderful tribute to his late sire, Ch. Stonehouse Steamboat Willie. Although he was bought to be a "pet", Geri and family recognized what an exceptional dog Ollie is and agreed to show him. Boy, are we happy she did!!
Thank you Geri and family for giving our boy a wonderful loving home and letting him show the Mastiff world that a beautiful, funloving family Mastiff can be an exceptional show dog.
Here is Wesley winning Winner's Dog and Best of Winners for his second 3-point major under Judge Dr. Ronald L. Spritzer shown by his co-breeder, Catie Arney.
Wesley is a littermate to Ollie and is owned by Karen and Miceal McBee of Stonehouse Mastiffs. Wesley is a combination of his sire and dam's best qualities. He is funloving and a bit hard-headed, but tempered with a loving and kind demeanor. Karen and Wesley visit local schools, where Wes is a "reading" dog. Wesley makes the third generation of school therapy dogs owned by the McBees.
I am so very proud of this lovely boy. We expect to see him finish his championship.
Mirra is our pick puppy from our Reba (Kiokee Get "Er Done) and Oscar ( Ch. Morrigan's Cu Mac Shimidh) litter whelped 3/7/2007. Mirra is pictured above winning Winner's Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex ( over an adult special) . She is being handled by her co-breeder and co-owner--Jennifer McKemie of Lithia Springs, Georgia. Mirra is also proudly co-owned by Sandra McCurry of Snellville, Georgia. This was just Mirra's second weekend out on the show circuit. What a wonderful win to begin a show career!
Athena is also from our Reba & Oscar litter. She is owned and loved by the Tammie & Dean Anderson family in Bellevue, Nebraska. Although placed as a family companion dog, Athena is blossoming into a therapy and obedience dog. Tammie enrolled in puppy classes--just as we advise and instruct all our puppy buyers--and discovered the absolute joy of a true working dog.
Athena showed herself to be an outstanding student; so much that Tammie and Athena are now enrolled in the Bellevue Obedience Club and have begun Beginner's Classes. Her puppy class instructor and her Vet have recommended her to enroll and begin training as a therapy dog.Jennifer, Leila, and I are so very proud of this lovely girl. Athena is just what we were hoping to produce when this litter was planned. Our goal was to produce dogs with good conformation but that were also intelligent, trainable, and loving to all. Beauty and brains--what more could you ask for in a dog?
Thank you Tammie & Dean for raising your girl to be a good canine citizen.
Kiokee Lionhearted Cleo
Cleo at 6 months of ageCleo belongs to the Hampel Family here in North Carolina where she is the beloved family companion and pet. Cleo is out of our Mona and Max litter and is a litter sister to Paris, Hope, and Grace.
If you have any questions about our planned breedings, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. Catie Arney