2021 MCOA National Specialty

Judges

Courtney Dieckman

My journey of mastiffs began in 1997 after I made a call to Barbara house with Brite Star mastiffs.  Later that year my foundation bitch arrived, Ch/INT Brite Star’s Gwenevere of Addision.  Addie showed me what a fun-breed mastiffs were and began the line Thousand Oaks for me.  There have been so many wonderful dogs …

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Jim Brown

Jim obtained his first purebred dog, a Saint Bernard, while stationed in Italy in 1972.  He began exhibiting in 1974.  He served as president of the Saint Bernard Club of the Finger Lakes for many years and has served as an Eastern Governor of the Saint Bernard Club of America.  He held many positions in …

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Justin Scoffield

After my 10th birthday my grandmother asked if I wanted to learn how to show dogs. I said it was something I would be willing to try and from the first show I attended I was in love with showing. Over the last ten years I have shown our Alaskan Malamutes and American eskimos, plus …

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Chris Jones

Hello, my name is Chris Jones. I live in Maple Park, IL and have been involved with the sport of pure bred dogs for 40 years. Technically, I guess, it’s a little more than “been involved”. It’s the air I breath- the way I live! Because of dogs, I earn a living. Because of dogs, …

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Chris Murphy

For those who may not know me, I am Chris Murphy of Lazarus Mastiffs.  Lazarus is located in central Kentucky.  I have been very fortunate in the sport of dogs and most of that fortune was due to a young start and an early mentorship by the Napotniks of Greiner Hall Mastiffs.     All …

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Carla Sanchez

Joe and Carla Sanchez began their long and dedicated journey with the breed in 1982 because of a promise they made to one another: once they purchased their first home together then they would get a dog. That dog was their first Mastiff, CH Stonebrook Southports Byron, who not only introduced Joe and Carla to …

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Tim Collins

Hello, I’m Tim Collins of CollinsWall Mastiffs. First off, I would like to say how honored I am to have been given this opportunity of judging this year’s MCOA Independent Specialty Sweepstakes. I have called Western Washington my home for the past 30 years but my passion for dogs began early in my birth state …

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Valerie Thomas

Hello my name is Valerie Thomas of Castle Creek Mastiffs. I am very honored to have been asked to be part of the judging panel for the Breeders Cup Competition. It’s been a hard road for all of us dog fanciers with shows being cancelled for 2020. I am so happy that the love for …

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Debra Thornton

Since 1983, Debra has been breeding and showing dogs.  She has bred approximately 150 Champion Newfoundland.   These include a number of Best in Show, Best of Breed (at the Newfoundland Club of America’s National Specialty Show) and a number of #1 Nationally Ranked dogs under the Cypress Bay Kennel prefix. In addition to Newfoundlands, Debra …

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Karen Dyer

Tena Koutou Katoa Hello all, my name is Karen Dyer and I am from the ends of the earth, Aotearoa/New Zealand! My love affair with this breed began with my first Mastiff in the late 1980’s, a boy called Chief! I never really got over losing him and later in life when the time was …

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