Torrie 2017

Puppies are here.  Check out their beautiful 1 week old photos below.  Photos were taken Juy 7, 2017

Torries Pups Yellow Collar Female One week photos

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Red Collar Female One week photo

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Green collar Female One week photos

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Orange Collar Female One week photos

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White Collar Female One week photos

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Blue Collar Male. One week photos

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Tan Collar Male. One week photos

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 16 days old  Photos taken July 16th, 2017

Green Collar Female 16 days

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Yellow Collar Female

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Orange collar female 16 days Puppy reserved Ohio bound

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White Collar Female 16 days

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Red Collar Female 16 days

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Blue Collar Male 16 days
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Tan Collar Male 16 days, Reserved Missouri bound
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Puppies are now four weeks old

Yellow collar-female Reserved–New Name is Lela

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Orange Collar-female-Reserved

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Tan Collar-Male-reserved

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Green collar-female 4 weeks old-Reserved

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White collar-female-Reserved

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Blue Collar-Male-Reserved

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Red Collar-FemaleReserved

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 5 weeks old.  Photos taken August 2nd

 

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Polly and Moose

Puppy has arrived.

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Polly gave birth to one female puppy on January 9th, 2017.  This puppy is already sold.

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Update–Puppy at two weeks old.  Puppy will be known as Rosie

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Rosie at 3 weeks old

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Rosie at 3 1/2 weeks old.  She is absolutely beautiful

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Upcoming Breeding Schedule:

Tribute to Vladimer and Gracie

Vladimer and Gracie were our two original bullmastiffs that started our breeding program.  They both passed away this past year and are sadly missed.  When they passed a piece of our hearts were taken with them.  For this reason, we have made this special tribute page for them.

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Gracie and me

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Vladimer and Gracie-True Love!

Vladimer and Gracie-True Love!

Our Gracie

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Always together-True Love

Always together-True Love

See more of Vladimer here

See more of Gracie here.

Litter W

Litter W born to Vladimer & Tosha on August 16, 2014.  4 Bridle males and 1 fawn male

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Puppies at three weeks

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Puppies at four weeks of age

Waylon is now Gunner. Will be residing in Georgia!

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Puppies at 5 weeks

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Puppies at 6 weeks

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Puppies in their new homes

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Walker now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willie-Dozer

Willie now known as Dozer went to his new family in Georgia

 

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Wiley from Litter W and Thadeous from Litter T now known as Moses-updated photo on 10/2014 sent in by happy owners

Wiley from Litter W and Thadeous from Litter T now known as Moses-updated photo on 10/2014 sent in by happy owners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated photos of Litter W updated September 14, 2015

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Gunner Updates:

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Did you Know?

Did you Know?  Bullmastiffs are a very popular large breed of dog. They are a cross between the Bulldog and the Mastiff – a very successful cross that combines the best of both dogs. They have the size, power and courage of the Mastiff with the speed and aggressiveness of the Bulldog.

In the early 19th century, they were given the nickname of “Gamekeeper’s Night-Dog” for their work at night catching poachers. To this day, they are still remembered from their work catching and holding poachers. What made them so unique was that they would capture the poacher and perhaps knock them down, but they would never attack. They need no training to be a guard dog as this comes naturally to them. Other breeds have to be specifically trained to know how to stop a stranger and detain them but not attack them. They would hold them until their master came. To the Bullmastiff, this comes naturally. The Bullmastiff was chosen over the Mastiff for the poaching duties which were also due to their great obedient nature.

If you have any questions as to how big this dog can be, just remember Hercules, the Mastiff that made the Guinness Book of Records as the largest dog in the world at 284 pounds. Granted, he was 100% Mastiff, but the Bullmastiff is not far behind them! This is definitely where they got their size from. There have been a few different “world’s largest dogs” that were Mastiffs.

One Bullmastiff was a star on television; you may remember seeing him. His name was Mac and he’s owned by Brian and Tracy Ferrick. Mac (CH. Keeper’s Midnite Marauder) appeared in a Honda Odyssey commercial for a moving advertisement in 1998. Karl Lewis Miller, a world famous trainer, trained Mac. This particular commercial was also shown during the Super Bowl in 1999. How many dog owners can say their dog was part of the whole Super Bowl experience?

The Bullmastiff was registered in the American Kennel Club in 1934 and today has an AKC ranking of 53, which is very good considering all the dogs that are in the registry. When cross breeding the Bulldog and the Mastiff to create the Bullmastiff, England prefers the mixture to be 50% Mastiff to 50% Bulldog, whereas Americans wants them to be 60% Mastiff with 40% Bulldog.

The Bullmastiff has become such a popular dog that there are stores that sell many different merchandise items with the Bullmastiff emblazoned on them. Whether it is shirts, coffee mugs, hats, flags, or bumper stickers, these items are loved by the many owners of this wonderful animal. In addition to the many items that are available in many of the online stores, many of them will custom design items for the Bullmastiff owners. These make great gifts for that hard-to-buy person.  We at Kampbell Kennels Bullmastiffs, have our own line of great bullmastiff items that you can view here.

Growth Changes

The day has finally arrived when you can bring home that cute bundle of eight week old puppy. A nice square head, broad muzzle and underjaw, good stop, dark mask, slight wrinkle, well arched feet, tail reaching to the hocks, a good bite, bluish/grey eyes and those lovely correct ears, are all the qualities of a good Bullmastiff puppy.

Red and fawn puppies may have darker markings on their chest and down their back and tail. This will fade as the puppy gets older.

You may see amongst the litter other traits such as white markings, crank or short tails, long or narrow snipey muzzles or dome shaped heads. The only white that is permisible is a small white mark on the chest. These features don’t stop the Bullmastiff from being a good guard dog or family pet, they are just unsuitable for breeding or showing. If the bite is under at 8 weeks, the chances are that it will finish up fairly undershot. The standard requires that the mouth be, when fully mature, level to slightly undershot

Suddenly within the next few weeks everything starts to change –

Teeth & ears: at about 10 weeks of age teething commences and the ears that were sitting perfectly are now flying away from the head or folding back. Massaging the ears forward, giving the puppy large (uncut) marrowbones to chew on, or taping the ears in the correct position all help. This changing process can last until the puppy is approximately nine months. Maintaining the ears folding over helps to give the head the square appearance.

Eyes: from this early age (8 – 10 weeks) the eyes also commence to change from the bluish/grey to finish up dark brown or hazel.

Feet: this is a common problem with young puppies – down on pastern and splayfeet. Too much bounding around, overweight, jumping up and down stairs or in and out of the car, spending too much time on shiny surfaces (i.e. linoleum or smooth concrete), can all attribute to this. Correction can be aided by cutting back on food intake, calcium increased, raising off the ground of food and water bowls and by placing small rough stones (screenings) in kennel runs. Regular trimming of the nails may be necessary during the early months.

Head & body: while all these changes are happening, the head and body are also changing. Suddenly you have a leggy, pin headed, ugly duckling on your hands; don’t despair. When you see other Bullmastiffs around the same age as your one or its litter mates, don’t compare. All Bullmastiffs are individuals and grow and change at different stages. If you don’t like your puppy at 8 – 9 months, remember what it was like at 8 weeks and “hang in there” until it is 14 – 16 months. Maturity cannot be rushed along by trying to change your leggy youngster into a solid dog by fattening them up to fill them out, this will only damage the bones. Some Bullmastiffs can be mature by 14 months whilst others not until 2 1/2 – 3 years of age. Give the dog time and all body parts will equal out and you will end up with a very nice, square headed, compact bodied Bullmastiff.

Even if your Bullmastiff is not for the show ring, remember your little puppy will grow very fast and if training is not done, before you know it you will have a large dog that does what it wants. Training can begin once your puppy has settled in. The most effective form of training is in small time frames, 2 – 5 minutes at a time, once or twice a day. Whilst still a youngster don’t take your puppy for any walks longer than 10 – 15 minutes. Once inoculations have been completed, socialize your puppy, not necessarily in the showing environment, just down to the local shops or market before the crowds arrive. The first few months makes all the difference. Be sure to have a kennel that your puppy can be confined in if need be.

By Barbara Wright