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January 2014

Top Bullmastiff 2013

  • We are so proud of our boy Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac for Optimus JW on achieving Top Bullmastiff 2013.
    Thank you once again to his breeders Hilde Kjeldby and Glenn Hall of Old Manila Kennel (Norway) for letting him come to live with us in the UK.
    Mac now has 12 CCs all with BOB, he has also had 5 placings in the working group at Championship Shows.

Top Bullmastiff Bitch 2013

  • Ch Optimus Alicia Of Copperfield is Top Bullmastiif Bitch 2013
    Congratulations to her owners Paul & Debbie Lovatt

Top Bullmastiff Puppy 2013

  • Congratulations to Cathy and Paul Latter of the Stoneglad kennel for their Top Puppy 2013 (all breeds) with Stoneglad Rumour Has It, what a great achievement.
    Rumour is sired by "Mac" Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW

Boston Ch. Show

  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins BOB.
    Judge: Mrs M Harding.
  • “Mac” Later went on to be placed 1st in the Working Group under Group Judge Mr. Frank Wildman.
  • “Mac” Wins Reserve Best In Show
    Judge: Mrs. Margaret Wildman.

Manchester
Ch. Show

  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins BOB.
  • Mac's son Millkeeper's Norseman won Puppy Dog and Best Puppy In Breed.
    Judge: Mr Graham Hill.

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February 2014

UK Bullmastiff Of The Year - (BOTY) 2014

  • We are so proud of Mac and once again very grateful to his breeders Hilde and Glenn of the Old Manila Kennel. Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW is the UK Bullmastiff Of The Year 2014.
    A big thank you to "all rounder" Judge Jeff Luscott and "breed specialists" Julie Jones and Derrick Higginson Jnr.

Optimus Bassey

  • Congratulations and thank you to Lukas Lorant - Optimus Bassey is now a Romanian Champion, following in the footsteps of her litter sisters, Ch Optimus Labelle and Ch Optimus Alicia of Copperfield JW.

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April 2014

Southern Bullmastiff Society Open Show

  • Optimus Rhondda wins Puppy Bitch, Reserve Best Bitch and Best Puppy in Show.
    Judge: Mr. David Gaffney

WELKS
Ch. show

  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins CC and BOB.
  • Optimus Rhondda wins Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Breed.
    Judge: Mr. Dave Webster (Evenstar).
  • We were delighted when “Mac” later in the day went on to win the Working Group under Group Judge:-
    Mr. Luis Pinto Teixeira.

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May 2014

Welsh and West Of England Ch. Show

  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins CC and BOB.
  • Ch Optimus Alicia of Copperfield JW owned by Paul & Debbie Lovatt wins the Bitch CC.
    Judge: Mr. Colin Powell

17th and 18th Scottish Kennel Club Ch. Show

  • A great weekend for us up in Scotland!
  • On Saturday 18th May, Mac had a day off from showing as he had already been awarded the CC and BOB under our breed judge, but his daughter Optimus Rhondda competed in her class and won Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Breed.
  • Congratulations go to Mac's Daughter Stoneglad Rumour Has it owned by Paul and Cathy Latter who won the RBCC
    Judge: Miss. Fiona Miller (Meitza)

  • Rhondda later in the day went on to win the Working Puppy Group under Puppy Group Judge Mr. K A Nathan

  • On Sunday 18th May and straight after competing at the club show in Alva, Rhondda returned to SKC and we are delighted to say she was awarded Best Puppy in Show! thank you once again to Mr. Nathan our BPIS Judge.


Sunday 18th Bullmastiff Society Of Scotland Ch. Show

  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins CC and BOB.
  • Optimus Rhondda wins Puppy Bitch.
    Judge: Mr. Billy Brittle.

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June 2014

3 Counties
Ch. Show

  • Congratulations go to Mac's Daughter Stoneglad Rumour Has it owned by Paul and Cathy Latter who celebrated winning her 3rd CC (making her up to a champion on the day) by winning second place in a very strong Working Group under Group Judge Mr. K Baldwin

Blackpool Ch. Show

  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins first place in Open Dog, the Dog CC and BOB
    Judge: Mrs Sally Grant (Jagofpeeko).

Windsor Ch. Show

  • Optimus Rhondda wins Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Breed.
    Judge: Mrs. Kirsten Cole (Alwencourt).

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July 2014

East of England
Ch. Show

    A great day for us here at Optimus.
  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW Wins Open Dog the CC and BOB.
  • Optimus Rhondda wins Puppy Bitch, Best Puppy in Breed and the RCC.
    Judge: Mr. Brian Hill.

  • Later in the day "Mac" went on to compete in and win a very strong working group. Our thanks go to Group Judge Mr. Steve Hall

National Working and Pastoral Breeds Ch. Show

    WOW! what a fantastic day we had!
  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW Wins Open Dog the CC and BOB.
    Judge: Mr. Ewart Grant. (Jagofpeeko)
  • "Mac" then competes and once again wins the Working Group, returning a short while later to go head to head with the winner of the Pastoral group - the Hungarian Pulli.
  • After another few laps of the ring and working his socks off for the judge "Mac" Wins Best In Show!

  • A very big thank you to Breed Judge - Ewart Grant, Group and Best in Show Judge - Mr. Terry Munro for thinking so highly of our boy and making our day, we are so proud of what this boy had achieved so far!

Leeds Ch. Show

  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW Wins Best Dog and BOB.
  • Mac’s Son, Millkeeper's Norseman wins Junior Dog and Reserve Best Dog. Well done to Cath and Frank Lewis.
    Judge: Mr. Tom H Johnson.

  • Later in the day "Mac" went on to win second place in the Working Group.
    Judge: Mr Espen Engh (Norway)

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August 2014

Southern Bullmastiff Society Ch. Show

  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins CC and BOB.
  • Optimus Rhondda wins first place in Yearling Bitch.
  • Optimus Barrington wins first place in Yearling Dog. Well done to his owners Scott and Julie Turner.
    Judge: Mrs Susan Cox (Colom)

Paignton Ch. Show

  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins CC and BOB.
  • Optimus Rhondda wins first place in Junior Bitch.
    Judge: Mr. Billy Warren (Copperfield).

Bournemouth Canine Association Ch. Show

    A great Sunday at Bournemouth - we did the double!
  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins CC and BOB.
  • Mac's daughter Optimus Rhondda wins first place in Junior Bitch and the Bitch CC.
    Judge: Mr R Oldham.
  • Later in the day "Mac" went on to win a very strong Working Group under Group Judge Mrs S Garner.
    Mac wins Reserve Best In Show!
  • Mac returned to Bournemouth the following day to compete with the other group winners for best in show, he once again showed his socks off in the challenge and we were delighted to be awarded Reserve Best In Show by BIS Judge Mr. Tom H Johnson.

Welsh Kennel Club Ch. Show

  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins CC and BOB.
  • Optimus Rhondda wins first place in Junior Bitch.
    Judge: Mr. K Young.
  • “Mac” Later went on to be placed 3rd in the Working Group under Group Judge Mr. Dave Killilea.

SKC
Ch. Show

  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins CC and BOB - this was his 23rd CC all with BOB.
    Judge: Mrs B Banbury
  • “Mac” Later went on win his 12th Working Group place - this time it was a Group 2 under Judge Mr. J Luscott.

City Of Birmingham
Ch. Show

  • Ch Optimus Alicia JW wins the Bitch CC.
    Judge: Mrs L Sanderson.

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September 2014

Richmond
Ch. Show

    A great Saturday at Richmond - we did the double again!
  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins CC and BOB.
  • Mac's daughter Optimus Rhondda wins first place in Junior Bitch and her second Bitch CC.
    Judge: Mrs Frances Krall.
  • Later in the day "Mac" went on to win another very strong Working Group under Group Judge Mr Robin Newhouse.

Darlington
Ch. Show

  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins BOB.
    Judge: Mrs B Bodle.
  • Later in the day "Mac" once again won the Working Group under Group Judge Mr P Harding.

Driffield
Ch. Show

  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins CC and BOB.
  • Optimus Rhondda wins first place in Junior Bitch.
  • Congratulations go to another of Mac's Daughters - Ch Stoneglad Rumour Has it owned by Paul and Cathy Latter who won the bitch CC - we were delighted and very proud to see her once again standing next to her father "Mac" in the challenge for Best of Breed.
    Judge: Mr. Brian Hindley.

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October 2014

British Bullmastiff League
Open Show

  • Very proud of Optimus Rhondda who at the age of 14 months won Best Bitch and Best In Show.
    Judge: Mrs. Ruth Baines

Optimus Rhondda

  • Optimus Rhondda gains her Junior Warrant award.

Midland Counties
Champ Show

  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins RCC.
  • Optimus Rhondda wins Junior Bitch and the Bitch CC, this was her 3rd CC making her up to a Champion on the day.
    Judge: Mr. Colin Jones.

Optimus Rhondda

  • Rhondda is now a UK Champion, and another of our 4th Generation of Champion Optimus Bitches.

Working and Pastoral Breeds of Scotland
Champ Show

  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins BOB.
    Judge: Mr. Dave Killilea.
  • “Mac” Later went on to be placed 2nd in the Working Group under Group Judge Mr. M. S. Quinney.

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November 2014

Northern Bullmastiff Club
Ch. Show

    A great day out at The Northern Bullmastiff Club Champ Show.
  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins CC and Best In Show.
  • Mac's daughter Optimus Rhondda wins first place in Junior Bitch.
  • Optimus Barrington litter brother to Rhondda owned by Scott and Julie Turner wins first place in Junior Dog
  • Mac's son Millkeeper's Norseman - owned by Cath and Frank Lewis wins first place in Yearling Dog.
  • Mac's Daughter - Millkeeper Hidden Treasure at Dreadnot who is litter sister to "Norseman" - owned by Mr. and Mrs McNaught won second place in Yearling Bitch
    Judge: Mr G Arthur Senior.

Bullmastiff Association
Ch. Show

    Another great day out at The Bullmastiff Association Champ Show.
  • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins the Dog CC and Best In Show. This was the 6th Club Show of the year and the 5th where Mac has won Best in Show!
  • Mac's son Millkeeper's Norseman - owned by Cath and Frank Lewis wins first place in Yearling Dog.
  • Judge: Mr Jose Sastre (Spain)

Gladys has had a litter

We are delighted that a mating between Ch Old Manila's Whisky Mac For Optimus JW and Ch Optimus Labelle (Mac and Gladys) has produced 8 puppies - 5 boys and 3 girls. Both parents have excellent hip scores Mac - 3:4 and Gladys - 4:4, mother and babies are doing well.
  • Click here to view the pedigree

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    December 2014

    LKA
    Ch. Show

    • Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac For Optimus JW wins the Dog RCC
      Judge: Mr Stuart Mallard (Tuckles).

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