What's going on at Gryphon Mastiffs...
Monastic Sunnydale Gryphon's Weight of the World Joins the Gryphon Mastiffs Family!
DOB: January 17, 2017
Gryphon Mastiffs Update, January 2016
We purchased a 150 acre farm in Randolph County, MO in August and moved in. We love it! It's like a hiking trip for the dogs every day, they get to help me take care of all the barn critters, there are several ponds to play in and open fields and woods to explore.
Boone and Brinkley still rule the roost so to speak, they are spoiled rotten and love the new farm and the adventures they have there. Boone will be 6 next month, I just can't believe this adventure started that long ago. Brinkley also just turned 5 in October. They spend just as much time sleeping and eating and playing as when they were puppies though. Molly the evil cat is still evil and likes to attack us, but she’s 10 years old now and fat, so it’s harder for her to get to us before we notice her coming and we can flee. The newest farm additions are quail, chickens and rabbits. The quail we are raising for eggs and meat, the chickens for eggs and the rabbits for meat as well, but I do love playing with their fuzzy little butts.
Other than a rescue puppy I took in and fostered a few months ago, we haven’t had puppies in 2 years. I was going to breed Miss Brinkley again since we only got 4 puppies from the first litter and they were all so nice, but it turns out she had some ovarian cysts and it was in her best interest to spay her. She has no regrets about the decision. We are planning on getting our next puppy, still undecided who from, in the next year or two.
Patsy and Clover have both accomplished a lot in their not even 2 short years on this planet!
Patsy (Gryphon's Try Your Luck at Harvest Haze) is an American Champion, and a Canadian Champion. At the Mastiff Club of America National Specialty she took 3rd in her class in Futurity, 2nd in her class in Sweepstakes, and 3rd in her class in the Regular classes. At the Mastiff Club of Northern Ohio Independent Specialty she took 4th in her class in the Regular classes (12-15 Month Bitches). She also did stellar at the Bucks and Trenton Shows in May, winning 1st in her class, and BOS in the Sweepstakes show and 1st in her class and Reserve winners bitch at Bucks on Saturday. She was 4th in her class on Sunday at the Trenton show and 1st in her class at Monday’s show. Finally, at the Canadian National Specialty in October of 2015 she took Reserve Winners Bitch.
Clover (Gryphon's Rockee Top Fields of Clover at Harvest Haze) has also earned her American Championship. At the Mastiff Club of Northern Ohio Independent Specialty she took 3rd in her class in Sweepstakes (12-18 Month bitches) and took 3rd in her class in the Regular classes (12-15 Month Bitches). At the Trenton show in May she was She was 3rd in her class on Sunday at the Trenton show and 2nd in her class on Monday. Then in October of 2015 Clover took Best Bred by Exhibitor at the Canadian National Specialty.
I can’t tell you how excited I am the Brinkley and Wally made such nice kids.
Roman and Jasmine are both doing very well also, Jasmine spends her time playing with the grand kids and visiting grandma in the nursing home and Roman spends his time getting whatever he wants from his mom who spoils him rotten. He was a recent poster boy for Banfield Vet Clinic and has done various photo shoots and videos for several ad agencies.
Patsy takes BOS in Sweepstakes at Bucks KC Show and RWB at just 13 months. Way to go Patsy!
Clover's show career starts off with a bang! At not even 9 months old she has 3 majors, several single points and is just a few points shy of finishing her championship.
Brinkley's babies are here!
On March 17th, 2014 the world welcomed Lana, Archer, Pam and Cheryl!
Brinkley's pregnancy was confirmed by ultrasound on Feburary 11th.
See Our Puppies Page for More Info
Boone was featured in the Columbia Missourian!
Boone made the paper! He’s such a good boy and such a great ambassador for the Mastiff breed. Here’s the beginning of the article as is was published in the Columbia Missourian. Read the Full Article Here.
The Gryphon Mastiffs news feed; A Mastiff Blog is now on Pinterest!
In the year that we've been blogging about Mastiffs we've had over 5700 pageviews! (UPDATE: Now 2 years into blogging we have had over 44,000 views. I'm so happy our blog can be such a great source for Mastiff owners!!) Plus, we guest blog regularly on the online pet magazine, Keep The Tail Wagging. If you haven't checked our blog out yet, now is the time.
Brinkley earned her International Championship in the beginning of November. We didn't get a picture, but here she is posing for the camera last weekend.
Boone got neutered!!! Well, not really news, but it was a pretty big deal for him. He wants everyone to know he's still all man!
Brinkley takes 4th in her class at the National Specialty!
Thank you Carrie Klaiber for showing Brinkley so beautifully.
Brinkley is a Top 5 Cutest Pet!
From Inside Columbia Magazine
by Haley Adams, Ashley Carman, Lauran Fitzpatrick & Jame Hausman
The first thing you notice about Brinkley is her size. The English mastiff weighs more than her owner, Amanda Griffin. Her neck is so big that Griffin has to make her collars. But once you get over Brinkley’s size, she is anything but intimidating. Her calm demeanor and leisurely walk is the mark of a gentle giant, not a dog that requires a “Beware” sign. Click here to read the full article.
Boone selected for Chippendog All Stud Revue!
The Chippendogs All-Stud Revue is a handsome group of studs of each of the breeds of gentle giant dogs that Big Dogs Huge Paws, Inc. specializes in rescuing! They are drooling for the chance to steal your heart! The goal is to reach as many lovers of giant dogs as we can, share stories, chat, and change the world one rescue giant at a time.
Their motto: "Snuggle up with a muscle-bound stud of your own tonight! Adopt a rescue dog!"
Boone & Brinkley featured in American Dog Magazine!
From American Dog Magazine,
Winter 2011 Edition
"...Boone spends he time harrassing his little sister Brinkley and chasing the cat. He lover to go swimming and hiking, enjoys playing, and pretty much doing all things dogs love..."
"...She (Brinkley) likes to spend her time being lazy and playing with her big brothe Boone, Brinkley is active in the show ring, and with her family, she is involved in various fundraising efforts for animal rescue..."
Check out the digital edition at: www.theamericandogmag.com
Brinkley Earns Her Canine Good Citizen (CGC) at 9 months!
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