our first Bullmastiff in December 1982, with no plans on becoming
dog breeders. We attended a local dog show and entered our
red-fawn male just for fun and got hooked. We enjoyed the dog show
scene. It was a fun beginning with our dog on these special
outings at the shows. We did get our championship, owner handled
all the way and making every possible mistake along the way. So
begins the start to our experience into the dog world. Our first
Bullmastiff was Canadian Champion Marquinn Lord Eythan.
Can. Ch. Marquinn Lord
attending a dog show in Bradford, we
saw a beautiful red-brindle Bullmastiff which just delighted us.
A brindle Bullmastiff bitch was to be our next color as a possible
mate for Eythan. Since we recently moved to the country from
Etobicoke (near Toronto), a second dog became a reality. It took
us over a year to acquire our first; female, but she was worth the
wait. She was imported from the United
(Maryland) and selected by Virginia Rowland of Blackslate’s
Bullmastiffs, as our search led us to this kennel. Canadian
Champion One Hawk Inka Noire, CD, TT. CGC, ROMC was sired by the
famous Int. Span. Am. Ch. Blackslate’s Boston Blackie, ROM. She
became our first foundation bitch and we had to decide on a kennel
name for our future puppies.
name that we choose was “Knatchbull” as it is an old ghost town in
our area (Halton Region). In Knatchbull, there was a blacksmith
business and a mail service route and the couriers used a horse
when the roads were good, but often in the winter came on foot, or
with snowshoes. The mail was always delivered in the town of
Knatchbull during those years under some difficult conditions.
The town Knatchbull is only a memory and all existing buildings
Kennels has produced over 50 Champions in Canada, the
and Holland and one Obedience Trial Champion.
Knatchbull's Historic Lineage >>
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