Knatchbull Bullmastiffs :: Perm. Reg :: Dedicated to the breeding of championship dogs for over 2 decades!  We are located in South Western Ontario, Canada!

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The Breeders

Affiliations :: Organization which are of interest to Knatchbull!

These are just some of our organizations of interest.

Canadian Kennel Club

American Bullmastiff Association

Canine Academy


Knatchbull's Onan

Knatchbull's Three Amigos

Knatchbull's Liberty Debbie

Knatchbull's Congo

Knatchbull's Eythan

Knatchbull's Rumblin Pawz Sudden Storm

Knatchbull's Onan

Knatchbull's Three Amigos

Photos of some of our most loved dogs.

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Meet the Breeders

Helene Hansmann ::

           Helene Hansmann with Dakin's Solution


:: Andy Hansmann

Andy Hansmann spent his childhood years in Berlin, Germany until the family immigrated to Canada in the mid-60's.  Andy always was a "dog person" and he grew up with an old-type Boxer.  Once in Canada, he couldn't wait to get another dog.  Andy eagerly read up on the various breeds and his #1 choice was the Bullmastiff which undoubtedly reminded him of his large-boned fawn Boxer.  Alas, he could not convince his parents so this had to be put on the back burner.

Andy met Helene in the mid-70's and they got married in '79.  They both loved dogs and Helene worked as an Animal Health Technician in Toronto. Andy had previously told Helene about the Bullmastiff breed and naturally Helene had never heard of them.  One day the vet where Helene worked had a Bullmastiff in for boarding and a meeting was arranged.  Naturally, both Helene and Andy decided that their first dog had to be a Bullmastiff!

In '82 they purchased their first Bullmastiff, a male puppy (Marquinn Lord Eythan).  The opportunity for starting a kennel arose when the couple moved to their rural home located in Nassageweya (now part of Milton).

Knatchbull Kennels was founded as a partnership business back in '87.  By the way, "Knatchbull" is a ghost town located close to where they live.  Their main objectives in their breeding program were (and are) to breed Bullmastiffs true to type, to stabilize and improve the breed's temperament and to further brindle bloodlines.

Andy has previously been active in the Bullmastiff Fanciers of Canada as Liaison Officer, Ontario representative, and President.  Nowadays, he rather associates with Bullmastiffs directly and his kennel-related activities include looking after the dogs at home (he makes a great "dog stew"), supporting show activities, and decision-making and planning future litters.

"Onan" is his special buddy and if Andy is not at work or at home chances are that are bush whacking it in one of the nearby county forests.


Knatchbull Bullmastiffs
Ontario, Canada

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