After so many years of breeding Mastiffs, many of our "puppies" are now oldies but goodies; and many more are now gone,... but not forgotten.
Let Me Grow Lovely
Let me grow lovely, growing old -
So many fine things do: Laces, and ivory, and gold,
And silks need not be new;
And there is healing in old trees,
Old streets a glamour hold;
Why may not I, as well as these,
Grow lovely, growing old.
- Karle Wilson Baker
No Funeral Gloom
No funeral gloom, my dears, when I am gone,
Corpse-gazings, tears, black raiment, grave-yard grimness.
Think of me as withdrawn into the dimness, Yours still, you mine.
Remember all the best of our past moments and forget the rest,
And so to where I wait, come gently on.
- Ellen Terry
We appreciate all the super families who have bought a Banda Mastiff and provided them with loving homes. We have had some memorable people and puppies, who have gone on to great accomplishments. There have been many Champions and titled dogs in several fields. We have a Best Puppy In Show winner and a National Specialty Winner. We have an actor - and some that are just hams! Most importantly, they are wonderful pets. Please, we invite you to look through the pictures of our extended family.
Hero At Vimy Ridge (Ridge,
apricot brindle) and Banda's
Bare Ridge At Vimy (Bare,
Getting ready for a boat ride! Both boys owned by the Pearson Family of Lindsay, Ont. (I had registered Bare as a fawn, and he deepened into the most beautiful apricot as he matured!)
|Banda's Battling Blade Bukin
Bukin owned by the Byers Family of Uxbridge, Ont., is about 6 months old in the picture.
|O.K., O.K....not a Mastiff - but related! Dogue de Bordeaux, Gus, graduating from obedience classes! Owned by good friend and Mastiff supporter, Ronald Faltus of Que.||Banda's Tiff in The Trenches
Tiffany is pictured at about 6 weeks old. Owned by the Summers Family of Aurora, Ont.
|My son Patrick with a visiting Banda & Buckstar
T'Nours is about 14 months in the picture, owned by the Pelletier Family of Mascouche, Que.
|Judy and Don Campbell with Monolithic's Barnum and Bailey (Barnum) left of Judy; and Banda N Cluny Dream Come True (Bailey) right of Judy.
They were visiting from Chester Basin, N.S.
|Banda Cluny Emily Fawn Perfect owned by the Bloemberg
family of Brantford, Ont.
Emily is about 7 months old in this picture.
|Boris Big Boy, CDX, owned by Dr. Renald and Sylvie Perusse of Beaumont, Que.
Boris was the number one Obedience Mastiff in Canada for 1993 and 1994. He was a Higgins son.
|Banda N Cluny's Hedda Nelson owned by the Nelson family of Thorold, Ont.
Hedda is one year old.
|Ch. Banda Cluny Gallant Melomaiden owned by Connie and Owen Hachey of Gallant Mastiffs, Millbrook, Ont.
Maiden is shown finishing her championship.
|Banda's Poin Dexter at about 10 months old.
Dexter is an actor, and can be seen in a couple of upcoming movies. He is owned by Shawn and Viola Felek of Oakville, Ont.
|Banda N Cluny's Butch. Sadly, Butch's first home was not what it was represented to be. Thankfully, Butch is now in a loving home with his new owner Emilio and his wife, where he is doing - and feeling - much better!|
|Banda's Fabulous Fedor at about 8 mos.He is owned by the Zanko family in Minsk, Belarus, Europe.||Ch. Banda N Cluny's Lucius, finishing his championship. He is owned by Dave Dekker of Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ont. He is being handled by Melody Dorian.|
|BPIS Ch. Banda Cluny Show Me The Molly, at just 9 mos. old, winning Best Puppy In Show!
She's all legs, at this age, but what a lovely moving girl. The judge said she was the best Mastiff he had seen in a long time. Molly is owned by the Love family of Utopia, Ont. In the picture is Adam Love; handler, Bill Francis; and respected judge, Walter Pinsker.
|Banda N Cluny's Neala, pictured in the Group ring after having won Best of Breed. A tank of a girl, and litter sister to Molly, left. Neala is owned by the Strassburger's of Amherstview, Ont. Nice job of owner/handler, Michelle!|
|Banda N Cluny's Lou Kellison.
One of my favourite pictures! Lou is owned by the Kellison family in Rouses Point, New York
|My son, Patrick, with my father's dog, Hills' Tiger.
Tiger lived to 11 years. Note the grey face and feet. What a sweet boy.
|Banda's Sweet Sappho at the cottage.
Sappho is about 3 months, and owned by the Ellis-Hale family of Waterloo, Ont.
|Banda's Rooby Doo, at about 8 weeks.
She is owned by Dale Stevenson and Rick Hillier. Litter sister to Rosie and Sappho - what beautiful girls!
|Banda N Cluny's Monster Magnus at about 7 months.
Owned by Rob Stanley of Toronto, Ont.
|Banda's Herbie Luvbug at about 1 year with my daughter Lauren.
He matured into a monster of 250 lbs. Owned by the Marsden family of Dundalk, Ont.
|Ch Banda's Winston of Bannockburn, just shy of his 9th birthday.
Owned by the deRuiter family of Collingwood, Ont. What a sweet old gentleman!
|Banda N Cluny's Sir Thunder owned by the Lotoski family of Keswick, Ont.|
|Ch. Winchester Wood Anova at 7.5 yrs.
A Higgins son. Anova owned by Dr. Neville Winchester of Victoria, B.C.
|Banda N Cluny's Titanic Storm.
Titan owned by Dale Stevenson and Rick Hillier of Port Perry, Ont.
|Banda N Cluny's Lil Niagara.
Zoe owned by Lisa Gautreau and Gerald Spelier of Brampton, Ont.
Zoe was owned by a couple that worked for Children's Aid, and Zoe greeted and comforted many children brought in under very stressful circumstances.
|Banda N Cluny's Littlest Lunk, (aka Charlie), visiting.
Charlie is owned by Veronica Gerow and Tom Haberer of Toronto, Ont.
|Ch Banda's Starburst Sheba at about 22 months - yet to mature into a little tank.
She appears to be an apricot brindle, but she lay down in some spilled bleach to get that look!
|Banda N Cluny's King Saul with friends.
Owned by the Probst Family of Kirkfield, Ont.
|Banda N Cluny's Luca at 9 years young!
Owned by the Mitchell Family of Kitchener, Ont.
|Luca's sister, Banda N Cluny's Margot Baranov at 9 years!
Luca and Margot are litter sisters to Nike. Owned by the Dorey Family of Pugwash, N.S.
|Banda N Cluny's Bronx, celebrating Christmas!
Bronx is 3 in the picture. Owned by the Schulze Family of Midland, Ont.
|Banda's Mystery Inc, (Scooby), owned by the Jeffery Family of Oakville, Ont.|
|Banda N Cluny's Argusey Brutus, owned by the Cameron Family of Rexdale, Ont.||Banda
Cluny Majestic Lady Fawn is owned by the Paul Family in New York state.
Fawn is a lovely, gentle girl, who goes on visitations to schools, etc.
|Banda N Cluny's Jaimie
Jaimie owned by the Askew Family of Lindsay, Ont. A lovely little brindle girl, who was lost too young.
|Banda N Cluny Skys The Limit
Skylar owned by the Savoie Family of St. Anthony, New Brunswick. Pictured with Devan, one of her young masters.
|Banda N Cluny's Rocky
Rocky owned by NHL player, formerly of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Nik Antropov. Rocky is pictured at about 1 year old, still growing, with a new female they had purchased.
|Banda's Ebony Rose
Rosie, owned by the Prussky Family in Shelburne, Ont. Rosie is just 15 months in this picture - a lovely head shot.
|Banda's I Love Lucy
Lucy, owned by the Garrett Family of Toronto, Ont. Here is Lucy pictured with one of the Garrett's grandchildren.
Sydney is just 3 months in this picture - maturing into a lovely girl!
|Banda N Cluny's Tiny Dancer - Tehya.
She is also owned by the Perlmutter Family.
Mabel lives with her owners the Perlmutter Family in Mt Albert, Ont. Shai is a behaviourist/trainer and currently owns several cadaver dogs, used for searching. This is their second Banda dog.
|Banda's Behemoth Boris
Boris is owned by the Mondor/Connor Family of Beaconsfield, Que. Here he is pictured with one of his young masters.
Ramblin Rosie owned by Don Lorusso and Elaine Cecconi of Toronto, Ont.
What a beautiful face! Sister to Sappho and Rooby.
|Chaos owned by the MacDonald Family of Dennisport, Maine.
Sadly, Chaos was lost at an early age.
|Banda's Little Eva Marie owned by the Osborn Family in Ft. McMurray, Alta.
Here is little Eva, sharpening her agility skills!
Don't Call Me Bob,
RN, CD, CGN owned by the King Family of Vegreville, Alta.
Congratulations to Caleya on getting Marlie's Rally Novice title and Canine Good Neighbour on the same weekend! A lovely girl with tons of personality!
|Banda's Hat Trick Neely, owned by the Scott Family in Waterdown, Ont.
Do they get any cuter? What a sweetie keeping the hat on!
Girl Rocks, owned by the Sisson Family in Orillia, Ont.
Roxy cooling off on a hot summer day - this girl has things figured out!
|Banda's Brinson Montgomery M (Brin) owned by the Amadio Family of Wellandport, Ont.
Full name is actually Banda's Brinson Montgomery Max Amadio - LOL!
|Banda's Minnehaha (Mini), owned by the Dandreta Family of Middleboro, Maine.
One exhausted puppy - 8 mos old, 110 lbs.
|Banda's Play It Again Sam, (Sam) owned by Erika Benn, of Parham, Ont.
A gorgeous boy, pictured here as a puppy.
||BISS CH Banda N Cluny's Darwin,
(Darwin), owned by Wanda McTaggart and Mike Burton.
Darwin won the Canadian Mastiff Club's National Specialty in 2003 before he was even 2 years old - he still had a lot of maturing to do! A beautiful boy!
|Stella, Banda Diamond Inthe Sky Stella, owned by Sue Tully and Ryan Collis of Oakville, Ont.
Stella is a beautiful, active, apricot girl, who brings joy wherever she goes!
|Camille is Banda Dymac's Classic Camille - owned by Nicole Schuchard of Douglas, N.B.
Camille looks happy in a house full of dogs!
Marvelous Miranda - owned by Alex Robertson of Simcoe, Ont.
What a stunning puppy!
|Banda Cluny's Maggie Maguire - owned by the Askew/Allan Families of Lindsay, Ont.
This picture looks so much like one of my girls, lying with our old April!
|Banda's Bulwark Rampart - owned by Rob Stanley of Toronto, Ont.
A gorgeous deep apricot boy!
|Banda's What's For Lunch Askur - owned by the Lamb Family of Brantford, Ont. What a patient girl!
Askur was originally sold to Ross MacDonald of Brantford, but he died suddenly. The Lamb Family were good friends of Ross' and so adopted this special girl, with my blessings.
|Banda's Instant Karma - owned by the Ames Family in Winnipeg, Man.
|Banda's Classic Chevy - owned by the Irving Family of Lewis Lake, N.S.
What a gorgeous deep apricot!
Hallie pictured settling into her new home with the Dorey Family of Pugwash, Nova Scotia
|Here is Banda's Michael's Dog (Jake). Pictured at 9 months.
He was born with terribly deformed front legs and it was suggested that he be euthanized or he would need major surgery several times as he grew. But we did some homeopathy on him and he is looking fabulous and running and walking well. In fact, he can keep up with the snowmobiles in the winter!
|Banda N Cluny Bmkt Skyedigger
Skye was a beautiful pup living amongst a bunch of French Bulldogs! She loved them! Owned by the Gravestock Family of Burlington, Ont.