Photo by Alan V Walker
Best in show at the Mastiff associations tenth championship show was Towgoods brindle bitch Farnaby Fallen Woman of Wickaven seen here with the judge David Blaxter
Mastiff Association was founded in 1984 and formally approved
by the Kennel Club in January 1987 as a registered club
the second to serve the Mastiff breed. Its first open show was
held at Kempsey, Worcester in September 1987 with an entry of
112 Mastiffs for competition; and the KC subsequently granted
championship status for February 1994.
The tenth Anniversary Ch Show held on 22nd February 2003 at Colmers Farm Leisure Centre, Birmingham, proved to sustain the high standards and success of previous shows with judge, David Blaxter, having a prestigious entry of 112 (again!) Mastiffs for competition in an arena around which the exhibitors and visitors, some from overseas, were happy, friendly and supportive.
The Mastiff Association exists for the benefit of all Mastiff folk show people or not - and the small membership of approx 50 in 1984 has now grown to in excess of 600 in the current membership year.
Details of the full programme of events for 2003 can be found by visiting the website www.mastiffassociation.co.uk