The committee of the Mastiff Association would like to wish you a Happy New Year and are pleased to bring you some good news. We have managed to reschedule our Champ show which will now be held on Saturday 19th June 2021 at Tomlinsons Canine Centre, Markfield and will be judged by Elaine Knight (Kumormai). Our plan will be to hold the AGM on this day also, saving on an extra journey.
We are looking forward to being able to welcome you and your dogs to our show and meeting all the new additions that have not yet been out.
We will keep you informed of any further details via our website, Facebook page and Newsletters.
We hope that by June we will be in a safer and more secure Covid world in which dog showing may return.
Hopefully you are all aware by now that the Mastiff Association committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the Championship show which was due to be held in February 2021 due to the current issues and challenges surrounding Covid 19.
The committee are very keen to have a Championship show in 2021 and are working to hopefully hold the show later on in the year. Once we have finalised the details and all has been approved by the Kennel Club please be assured we will let you know.
May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
It is with great sadness that this morning, Friday 11th December, saw the passing of our Vice Chairman Mr John Bromley. The officers and committee of the Mastiff Association send their deepest condolences to his wife Margaret and their children and respective families.
I was very sorry to learn that Yvonne Richardson passed away
peacefully in hospital on 3rd November 2020.
Yvonne served as an active and hard working M.A. committee member
for some years and was elected Chair(person) from 2005 to 2009.
Her assistance with the M.A. Shop, particularly, was very much
appreciated during that period where her engaging personality was
a great asset in boosting sales of Mastiff memorabelia at Crufts and
Yvonne was a frequent exhibitor in the breed during the 1980s and 1990s and may be best remembered for her bitch CH. BULLIFF WALKESKA OF APPOLON winning B.O.B. at Crufts in 1986 under judge Percy Whittaker. As an occasional breeder her home bred apricot bitch CH APOLLON NOMHLE SINDISWA also achieved much success which gave Yvonne considerable satisfaction.
Yvonne had a busy professional life in nursing which culminated in her appointment as matron of the Christadelphian Home and Hospital in Birmingham. Following her retirement she moved to Somerset but this was marred in her later years by failing health and some incapacity.
On behalf of the M.A. I have sent our sincere condolences to her house partner, Kate Hayter, at this sad time and hope that it will be of some comfort to her to reflect on the legacy that both Yvonne and Kate (behind the scenes) made to the M.A. and the world of Mastiffs.
Robert Brown 28th February 2020
It is with the utmost sadness that we pass on the news that Robert Brown, husband of our Chairman Pamela Jeans Brown and a valued member of our committee, passed away peacefully yesterday at the Marie Curie Hospice West Midlands, where he spent his last few weeks in tranquil and loving surroundings. It will be a private family funeral. Robert was a well loved and respected member of the MA committee and will be very much missed by all. We send Pamela our deepest sympathy at this very sad time.
10th February 2020
Sadly we have to announce the news that Dr David Collinson passed away on Monday 3rd February. He leaves his wife Allison and two sons, Daniel and Ronald.
His funeral is being held at Landican Cemetary and Crematorium in Birkenhead (on the Wirral) at 09.00 am on Friday 21st February 2020.