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Sybyll
September 30, 1992 -- January 2, 1997


Sybyll was one of those flames that burns bright and hot but burns out fast. She attained her championship at the age of 14 months. We showed her for only three months in 1994 and yet she was ranked #4 in the nation for Best of Opposite Sex points by the Mastiff Club of America. She had eight puppies in her short lifetime, two of whom are champions and a third who is pointed. We still miss her deeply as she had a joyful zest for life.

 
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Marduke

OFA Good Hips, OFA Clear Elbows, CERF, PRA DNA Clear
(CH Sagi Maximum Joy x Sagi Sweet as Sugar Shasta )
October 31, 1991 -- March 22, 2003

Marduke was our first Mastiff and it was because of him that we fell in love with the breed. He was a beautiful apricot boy who exemplified the Mastiff temperament. He was truly the perfect combination of grandeur and good nature that the standard calls for. We finished his championship in six months -- all owner-handled. He then went on to take over 40 Best of Breeds, owner-handled, from 3 years of age to 6 years. He even won Breed from the Veterans class at 7.5 years of age over younger dogs. The above picture shows him winning Best Veteran Dog at the Bucks County Kennel Club Show in May of 1998 under David Blaxter, who is a noted Mastiff Breeder from England and the co-author of "The Complete Mastiff". Marduke was bred on a very limited basis. He produced several champions in his litters. He is one of the foundation dogs for Nittany Mastiffs, nearly all of our current dogs have him in their pedigree. One of his sons, in Canada, Can. Ch. Superior Lynnspride Sgt Bilko won at least 3 Best in Shows in Canada. Marduke lived to be nearly 11.5 years old. He is sorely missed by all who knew him. (Both people and dogs)

 
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Axyl

OFA Fair Hips, OFA Clear Elbows, OFA Clear Patella, CERF
Marduke x Sybyll
July 21, 1995 -- November 16, 2002

Axyl was a big boy with a beautiful head. Not only did he have a wonderfully broad head and muzzle but he also had a scissors bite. He had a lot of pigment that he passed on to the few puppies that he sired. Joey,his firstborn daughter took first in her class in the Mastiff Club of America's Puppy Sweepstakes in 1999. Due to a puppyhood back injury that left Axyl stiff in the rear, he was never able to finish his championship, although he was singled out and took several Best of Breed wins. Axyl was a big kind hearted goof who went through life as our own little “Danger Prone Daphne.” If a situation could go freakishly awry, it would happen to Axyl. We even made sure we didn’t put any type of metal collar or tags on him as we just knew he would be the one to get struck by lightening even on a sunny day. Axyl lived to be nearly 7.5 years old. Like his Dad, Marduke, he is sorely missed by all who knew him. We have gotten more comments from our friends and family about the passing of Axyl than any of the other dogs that we have lost. Axyl had a way to get into your heart and he has left many a pawprint in the hearts of those who knew him.

 

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Marcus

OFA Fair Hips, OFA Clear Elbows, CERF
(CH. SG Dogwood Rebel Warrior x Rykki)
August 17, 1998 -- January 2, 2003

Marcus was a very energetic fawn boy with both size and substance. Joan and Bob Daley, Kirsten’s parents, whose house he ruled, nicknamed him “Johnny on the Spot” because he was always right there ready and willing to do something, anything to help. He had a broad head with a short muzzle not often seen in today’s mastiffs. He took Second Place in a class of 15 in the puppy sweepstakes at the 1999 MCOA National Specialty in St. Louis. He was lost to us far too early at the age of nearly 4.5 years.

 
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Billie
September 30, 1992 -- July 21, 2004


Billie took her time at everything in life including growing old. She took forever to grow up and forever to wind down. She was well suited to her nickname "Grandma Billie" as she aged.

 

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