Mastiffs of Cluny
Mex/Cdn Ch Banda N Cluny's Angus
Angus is pictured finishing his championship at the tender age of 18 months, with very limited showing. He still had a long way to go to fill out. (My lines tend to be slow maturing.) Angus was a litter brother to Nike, and he OFA'd Excellent on his hips - could this dog move!
Cluny Mastiffs WAS Betty Isserstedt.
Betty passed away in May of '05. A good friend, who loved, (and spoiled) her Mastiffs. She lived between Mexico and her permanent residence in Toronto, Canada. She also had a kennel of breeding Mastiffs in Pennsylvania. We did a lot of Mastiff things together, and I miss her terribly. Cluny was one of the top kennels in North America, with some of the top Mastiffs, in the breed history residing there. Below, are some of her memorable dogs.
Am/Cdn Ch Groppetti Down Under, CD
Quigley was one of the top Mastiffs in the U.S. He is pictured here, showing what an incredibly balanced dog he was.
Cdn/Am Ch Matts Joshua of Dogwood Knoll
Josh was an MCOA National Best In Show winner;
Best of Breed at Bucks; group placer in both Canada and the U.S.
A gorgeous, huge, dog, very laid back.
Am Ch Groppetti Sir Arthur, TT,TDI
Arthur was the sire of our Krissy. Arthur did get his Cdn Championship, but was never registered in Canada to receive it. He had an incredible record. He was a Mastiff Club of America National Specialty Award of Merit winner in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991. He was the sire of two MCOA National Specialty winners out of two different females. He took the #1 stud dog at the MCOA Specialty in 1992; 1988 stud dog of the year (tied); first Mastiff to get a TDI; 1991 National Veteran dog; group placer; sire of a Best In Show winner; in the MCOA Hall of Fame. He left his mark!