MCOA National Specialty

75th Annual MCOA National Specialty


in loving Memory of Laura Watson.

Laura Watson Packer passed peacefully at her home in La Selva Beach,
CA, with her family and faithful mastiffs, Keshi and Musashi, at her side.
Laura became involved in the Mastiff breed in the 1990s joining both the
Redwood Empire Mastiff Club and the Mastiff Club of America. In the
early years, Laura could often be seen actively chairing the Banquet
Committee for the MCOA Nationals as one example of supporting the
breed she loved. Laura owned, bred and sponsored many of the top
confirmation Mastiffs. She also contributed as participant and helper for
Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog assessments. Those who knew her
could easily describe her as tenacious, strong spirited, opinionated,
friendly, and generous. Bidding against Laura at one of the Clubs live
auctions could be entertaining and from time to time, a competitor may
find themselves going home with the item they had “lost” to Laura as her
goal was supporting the breed not obtaining a sometimes a rare piece of
Mastiff treasure. The family has requested memorial contributions be
made in Laura’s name to your local humane society or to the MCOA
Junior’s Scholarship Fund. 


2023 Now open for reservations!
Regional Specialty – Monday May 15
National Specialty- Tuesday May 16- Saturday May 20
Reservations can be made by:
Online- you will also need to call with your reservation number to pay for one night
– mention your coming for the Mastiff Club of America to receive our rate of
$124-$154 plus tax per night
Rate is offered 3 nights prior and post National
Options are:
Double Queen
Queen suite
King Suite
Concierge suite
One time Pet Fee $50.00 non refundable per room. (4 dogs Max per room)
Thank you Maria Ruoto for the 2023 Logo Design