2021 MCOA National Specialty

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 that I’ve shared my life with.  I will always be so grateful to all of the mastiff people who I’ve met through the years and dogs that have allowed me to grow my breeding program.  I look forward to my next litter, which will be the 8th generation of Thousand Oaks Mastiffs.

I have been a founding member of the Guadalupe Valley Dog Fanciers, holding the positions of president, secretary, board member and show chairman.  In 2003 I had a dream to get mastiff fanciers together in Texas.  At that moment the Lone Star Mastiff Fanciers was formed.  We have held 2 nationals, countless regionals, and most recently hosted our A match.  It’s been a very long road for our club, and I can’t thank everyone enough for the continued support.

My future goals include getting approved to judge mastiffs/pointers in 2022.  I am beyond honored to have this opportunity to judge futurity/maturity at this year’s national.

I urge everyone to please get involved in their local kennel clubs and help support the sport that we all love so much!

Good luck at mastiff nationals to everyone!