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Ch Old Manila's Whisky Mac for Optimus JW
Am. Ch Leathernecks Stealin’ Hearts
Nor. Ch Old Manila’s Echo Springs
B.V.A Hip Score:
3 : 4
B.V.A Elbow Score:
0 : 1

We are very proud of Mac's achievements so far

The Bullmastiff CC Record Holder

Top Bullmastiff for a record 4th time! 2017, 2016, 2014 & 2013

Overall #2 Top Dog "All Breeds" 2014

Top Working Group Dog 2014

UK Bullmastiff Of the Year 2018 (B.O.T.Y)

UK Bullmastiff Veteran Of the Year 2018 (B.O.T.Y)

UK Bullmastiff Of the Year 2014 (B.O.T.Y)

He now has:-
52 CCs (50, 51 & 52 won from the Veteran Class one with BOB) - 44 CCs with BOB and 31 RCCs
3x Best Puppy
11x Club BISS,
4x Best In Show at General Champ. Shows
28 Working Group Places - 13 x Group 1,
10x Group 2, 2x Group 3, 4x Group 4
5x Working Veteran Group 1

Best Veteran In Show & also the winner of the Working Group - Darlington 2018
Best in Show - Blackpool 2017
Best in Show - Working & Pastoral Breeds of Wales 2017
Best in Show - Border Union 2016
Best in Show - National Working and Pastoral Breeds 2014
Reserve Best In Show - Bournemouth 2014
Reserve Best In Show - Boston 2014

Sire of the Bullmastiff Bitch CC record holder - Italian Ch & WW2015 Ch Optimus Rhondda JW

Optimus Rhondda

Mac Takes The Record

At Midland Counties 2016 Mac became a record breaker, winning his 41st Challenge Certificate in style with Best of Breed & 2nd place in the Working Group making him the new Bullmastiff CC record holder; the previous record of 40 CCs had been held by Ch Jaynos Big Bopper JW. To date Mac now has 52 CCs.

A very big thank you to his breeders Hilde & Glenn for allowing us to have Mac and supporting us in every step along the way. Thank you to all the judges that have thought so highly of our boy and made this possible:-

Fiona Haslam, British Bullmastiff League 2012, CC & BOB • Christopher Quantrill, Southern Bullmastiff Society 2012, CC & BOB • Albert Hope, Welsh Kennel Club 2012, CC & BOB • Frank Wildman, Manchester 2013, CC, BOB & WG 2 • Julie Carter, Working and Pastoral Breeds of Wales 2013, CC & BOB • Sue Hewart-Chambers, Bath 2013, CC, BOB & WG 4 • Paul Harding, Border Union 2013, CC & BOB • Bradley Richards, British Bullmastiff League 2013, CC & BOB • Catherine Ambler, Paignton 2013, CC & BOB • Steve Hall, Welsh Kennel Club 2013, CC & BOB • Alan Rostron, City Of Birmingham 2013, CC, BOB & WG4 • Liz Pope, LKA 2013, CC, BOB & WG 2 • Dave Webster, WELKS 2014, CC, BOB & WG 1 • Colin Powell, Welsh and West Of England 2014, CC & BOB • Billy Brittle, Bullmastiff Society Of Scotland 2014, CC & BOB • Sally Grant, Blackpool 2014, CC & BOB • Brian Hill, East of England 2014, CC, BOB & WG1 • Ewart Grant, National Working and Pastoral Breeds 2014, CC, BOB, WG 1 & BIS • Susan Cox, Southern Bullmastiff Society 2014, CC & BOB • Billy Warren, Paignton 2014, CC & BOB • Rodney Oldham, Bournemouth 2014, CC, BOB & WG 1 • Kevin Young, Welsh Kennel Club 2014, CC, BOB, & WG 3 • Brenda Banbury, SKC 2014, CC, BOB & WG 2 • Frances Krall, Richmond 2014, CC, BOB & WG 1 • Brian Hindley, Driffield 2014, CC & BOB • Arthur Senior, Northern Bullmastiff Club 2014, CC & BOB • Jose Sastre, Bullmastiff Association 2014, CC & BOB • Christine Davies, SKC 2015 CC & BOB • Brian Russell, 3 Counties 2015 CC • Pamela Jeans Brown, Border Union 2015 CC, BOB & WG1 • Lynn Jenkins, National Working and Pastoral Breeds 2015, CC, BOB & WG2 • Glenn Sparham, Southern Bullmastiff Society 2015, CC • Steve Myring, Paignton 2015, CC & BOB • Margaret Wildman, City Of Birmingham 2015, CC • Tracey Walker, Northern Bullmastiff Club 2015, CC • John Bissat, Bullmastiff Association 2016, CC & BOB • Richard Kinsey, Working & Pastoral Breeds of Wales 2016, CC & BOB • Andrew Walker, Border Union 2016, CC, BOB, WG1 & BIS • Sue Garner, Bournemouth 2016, CC • Marion McArdle, Richmond 2016, CC, BOB & WG2 • Stuart J Mallard, Midland Counties 2016, CC, BOB & WG2 • Tom Johnson, Working & Pastoral Breeds of Wales 2017, CC, BOB, WG1 & BIS • Joe Smith, Birmingham Dog Show Society 2017, CC • Jeff Horswell, Welsh & West Of England 2017, CC & BOB • Elina Haapaniemi, Blackpool 2017 CC, BOB, WG1, BIS • Steve McArdle, National Working & Pastoral Breeds 2017, CC & BOB • Maggi Bryant, Bournemouth Canine Association 2017, CC, BOB & WG1 • Jackie Stubbs, Welsh Kennel Club 2017, CC, BOB & WG4 • Peter Jolly, SKC (August) 2017, CC, BOB & WG2 • Mr Ben Reynolds Frost, East Of England 2018, CC, BVIB & WVG1 • Mrs M Gonzalbo, Birmingham Dog Show Society 2019, CC, BOB, BVIB, WVG1 & BVIS • Mr Espen Engh, Midland Counties 2019, CC •

Ch Old Manilas Whisky Mac For Optimus JW - age 8 weeks

“Mac” arrived here in January 2012 and is the result of careful breeding from the very knowledgeable Hilde Kjeldby & Glenn Hall of the Old Manila kennel in Norway.
His Dam is the stunning Nor Ch Old Manila’s Echo Springs (litter sister to BOB and working Group 4 winner at Crufts 2013) and the Sire is the impressive & powerful moving Am Ch Leathernecks Stealin’ Hearts.

We have enjoyed introducing Mac to the UK show scene; full of life and confidence he has taken to the ring in his stride and we are very proud of his achievements so far.

Mac gained his UK Champion title at the age of 13 months which is a testament to his qualities, 2 of his CC's came at Breed Club Shows.

At Manchester - the first Champ Show of 2013 Mac took the CC with Best of Breed and then went on to win Working Group 2. We ended 2013 on a high - finishing the year in style at the last Champ show of the year - LKA where Mac continued his success in the show ring by winning the CC with Best of Breed and then once again going on to win Working Group 2 - what a year!
(You can read more about our success in the show ring during 2013 by clicking here)

At his first show of 2014 Mac delighted us by winning BOB, Working Group 1 and Reserve Best in Show - what a great start to 2014!. Click here to watch Mac in the challenge.

At the National Working and Pastoral Breeds Championship Show having gone Best of Breed under breed specialist Ewart Grant and winning the Working Group, Mac then went head to head with the winner of the Pastoral Group the Hungarian Pulli who had won a group 4 place at Crufts earlier in the year. Mac pushed hard in the challenge and impressed Judge Terry Munro so much he awarded him BEST IN SHOW! Click here to watch Mac in the challenge.

Mac ended 2014 not only topping the working group in the Dog World/Arden Grange Top Dog competition 2014 he came second overall in the competition for the title of "Top Dog" in the country. Our congratulations go to the first place winner the record breaking Wire Fox Terrier "Ch Travella Striking Steel"

Mac has now sired 3 Champions - "Ch Stoneglad Rumour has it" who was also joint Top Puppy 2013 "All Breeds" our own girl "Rhondda" - Italian Ch & WW2015 Ch Optimus Rhondda JW. (Rhondda is only the second UK bred Bullmastiff to gain a World Winner title; the first was another Optimus dog - her uncle Franklin.) and Rhondda's litter brother Ch Optimus Barrington Sh.CM.

Optimus Rhondda

Mac goes all the way at Border Union!

An unforgetable 2 days at Border Union 2016. Firstly Mac won his 38th CC & BOB under breed specialist Judge Andrew Walker, he was still on top form later in the day when he went on to win a lovely Working Group under Judge Keith Baldwin.
The following day Mac returned to compete against all the other group winners from the show, it was a quality line up of dogs for Judge Keith Nathan to go over; but Mac didn't stop showing and pushed hard in the challenge.
After giving all the dogs one final look over it was decision time, we held our breath, Mac stood proud, he had showed his socks off in the challenge and it paid off when Judge Keith Nathan walked towards us, held out his hand and awarded Mac BEST IN SHOW!
A very proud day for us at Optimus and for Mac's breeders Hilde & Glenn at Old Manila in Norway.

Ch Old Manilas Whisky Mac For Optimus JW with Ch Stoneglad Rumour Has It and Optimus Rhondda

Mac and his girls

Ch Old Manila's Whisky Mac For Optimus JW, pictured with his two daughters, Ch Stoneglad Rumour Has it (age 18 months) bred by Paul and Cathy Latter and Optimus Rhondda (age 10 months)

Ch Old Manilas Whisky Mac For Optimus JW winner of the UK Bullmastiff Of The Year 2014 - image copyright Cath Lewis

UK B.O.T.Y 2014

Mac winning the UK Bullmastiff Of The Year 2014 with Judges (L - R): Jeff Luscott, Julie Jones and Derrick Higginson Jnr. (Photo by Cath Lewis)

Ch Old Manilas Whisky Mac For Optimus JW - Crufts 2013

Crufts 2013

(Photo by Glenn Hall)

Ch Old Manilas Whisky Mac For Optimus JW age 8 months - image Copyright Cath Lewis

8 Months old

(Photo by Cath Lewis)
Ch Old Manilas Whisky Mac For Optimus JW - age 8 weeks


Mac at 8 weeks old

Pedigree - Ch Optimus Major JW

Ch Old Manila's Whisky Mac For Optimus JW

Am Ch Leatherneck's Stealin Hearts Am Ch Newcastle's Love Struck Romeo Am Ch Bulhaven's Hot August Knight Am. Ch. Abbey Road's Full Moon Fever

Am. Ch. Blazin' Summer Daze

Am Ch Blazin's Butterfly Kisses Am. Ch. Blazin's The Buck Stops Here
Am. Ch. Blazin's Dream Lover
Am Ch Leatherneck Ever Ready Am Ch Leatherneck Bit Of Happylegs Ch. Happylegs Luke of Hartford
Ch. Cheers Better Up The Ante
Am Ch Leatherneck Hope To Tell BIS Am. Ch Leatherneck's Grizzley
Am. Ch. Cheers Better Up The Ante
Nor Ch Old Manila's Echo Springs Ferdhu Highland Laird Ch Ferdhu Hudson Ch Bunsoro Bymesen
Little Miss Naughty For Hollyhatch
Ferdhu Hoozahunni Ferdhu Major Valour at Dakora
Bunsoro Youphoria Jump For Joy
Nor Ch Sister Of Mercy Am Ch Blackslate Super Mario Am Ch Oakridge Theo The Red Baron
Am Ch Blackslate's Mighty Aphrodite
Nor Ch Tullamore Dew INT. Ch Dogmatic W'Axl Rose
Nor. Ch Rosy Willow Herb
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