Victorian champions

 

Successful show Mastiffs born in the Victorian era

 

In the early days of dog shows there were no particular rules for the title of champion . So , for the comfort , the first set of rules dating from 1877 are used for designating successful specimens in regards to early show results . It meant that a a male or female had to win three first prizes at the then major shows in order to become a champion . Here below an overview which does not claim 100% certainty but rather may be considered as some tool to get an idea about the names which were common within the circles of the then Mastiff fancy .