I AM A MASTERPIECE aka EGO
Ego is a lovely fawn boy, and a brand new addition to our family!! He was born here on March 21, 2020. Ego and his siblings were born in March during the height of the pandemic! To say this year has been challenging would be an understatement! We hope to get him out to shows very soon! Until then we are enjoying this boy. My son Jake and Ego are developing an amazing relationship!
**update** On Oct 16, 17 and 18, 2020 this young dog attended to his first shows! At 6.5 months he made us incredibly proud and gave us a good idea of what to expect in the future! He went in the ring with a Junior handler, Miss Skylar Finn, and was simply amazing! Happy, silly, and definitely at times comical... his tail never stopped! This boy was everything we hoped for in this breeding temperament wise, and just outstanding with his handler who did a truly great job wrangling this silly 162lb 6.5month old!!!! At the end of the three days he was looking like a true show dog! Never taking less than third in his age class, and winning his class TWICE, he showing beautifully, he really impressed us all!!
We were especially happy that Shannon Daniels owner of his dad, Graham was able to travel to the show and watch his debut!! Thank you for coming!
Ego is out of our Ripley and a wonderful boy Graham, (CH Tailcreek's Ripley of Eastwind, x CH Stonehaven's Oxfords Talk of the Town). A huge "thank you" to Grahams mom Shannon Daniels for making this breeding possible! She was amazing to deal with, and we couldn't be happier with the results!
Ego has parents who are clear for DM, Cystinuria, PRA, CMR, so he is already 'clear by parentage' for many things. We will still be doing his testing as we go along... but so far we are very happy with how this young boy is developing, both physically and mentally!
OFA and Health Testing
*As Ego is just months old his health testing is pending, however~ both mom and dad are "clear" for most every DNA related test. Results will post as they become available. OFA link will post when available.
***We rarely keep "stud dogs" so we will not be offering his services now or in the future to any outside kennels. We will be allowing him to grow, fully mature, and see if this boy has the qualities that our breed standard requires before ever offering him to "stud". As much as we adore these boys, their future is very much undetermined, as things change, and not every boy becomes (or should become) a "stud dog".
Epics Make Me a Masterpiece aka Axel
Axel comes to us from the amazing breeders at Epic Mastiffs, Lisa and Trent Armstrong. Axel is co owned with them, and we really look forward to showing him in AKC events!! Out of Rubyrae x Hercules, he has a wonderful pedigree to match his amazing disposition!
Rubyrae. Axel's mom, is a full sibling to our Eve (who came to us from Epic Mastiffs). We all love Eve so much! When the opportunity to share this boy with Lisa and Trent presented itself, we jumped at the chance!! We certainly expect big things from this sweet boy!
**Update**October 16th,17th and 18th, 2020 Axel attended his very first show weekend! Axel was 9.5mos at this time was silly, happy, with a constantly wagging tail! Axel took first in his class twice, never placing less than third in his age group! What is most important is that Axel loved the show ring, and did everything that was asked of him! Thank you Lisa Armstrong for your expert handling of our boy!! He was amazing, thanks to you!!
We look forward to showing Axel on the east coast after his return from attending some shows in the Midwest. This boy has a truly bright future ahead of him, and we couldn't be more excited about the boys that are here right now! We will be cheering for him from home until he returns late November!
We have not yet done Axel's testing, but the results will be posted when each test is complete. He comes from two parents with "excellent" OFA rated hips, so we are not expecting any issues! He is just as athletic and happy as his aunt Eve!
At 10months, and 170+ lbs he is a stunning growing boy! He will have the size and bone that every male Mastiff should have! Axel loves every person, and every dog that he meets! (This should make the showing him a lot of fun!!)
At home Axle is a sweet, goofy boy! He will do things like steal my slipper, cry when dad leaves (as he LOVES the car!) and climbing in a lap when there really is NOT room!! He has a silly, sweet personality that EVERYONE who meets him adores! When people visit us, he is always a favorite!! Axel's favorite activity is riding in the back of the SUV when the windows are down and the air is the strongest! He loves the car!!
OFA and Health Testing
*As Axel is just 9 months old, results will post as they become available. The OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) link will be posted when available.
***We rarely keep "stud dogs" so we will not be offering his services now or in the future to any outside kennels. We will be allowing him to grow, fully mature and see if this boy has the qualities that our breed standard requires before ever offering him to "stud". As much as we adore these boys, their future is very much undetermined, as things change, and not every boy becomes (or should become) a "stud".