The Mastiff by MH Wynants

 A Detailed 

Mastiff History

My research on the Mastiff breed started in 1984 and has never stopped since then. The marvel thereto has been only on the increase. Visiting regularly its home country Great Britain has helped me in many ways. In 1984 there was no www. Present-day almost everyone has the opportunity to share information on a world-wide scale and, taken personally, it's a privilege to  work out this site  and hopefully   it may be of some  interest in  each one' own quest after the genuinity of the Mastiff breed.

In order to structure information a book form became an obvious option. Presently 'The Mastiff Revisited' counts more than 2100 pages,  illustrated with relevant images of all kinds; it treats the early breed history until WW-II and the menu  provides a short onlook into it.

More recent - mainly English - Mastiff history is to be found in  the pages - the fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties and the XXI century. The following Miscellanea pages, a potpourri of breed related  backgrounds in an attempt to sketch an in-depth  context, are still under construction.

Below  - Photographs of Beaufort' great-grandson, the iconic  PETER PIPER b 1893 at 6+ years old and as youngster

Of course, not perfect but based upon a substantial  lot of written documents & illustrations, imo,


His 4 generations pedigree representing a 0.4%  COI 

nearest common ancestor being  ch Crown Prince’ son ch Montgomery.

Latest updates to be found under  EPILOG

Disclaimer – This website does not claim any level of veracity regarding pedigreed information as it only 'provides'  data recorded by the Kennel Club , old pre-KC charts , &c ; it thereby must be stressed that  historical references are presumably often of mere anecdotal evidence and secondly, that ' opinion' is  always subjective. And therefore, not bothered by any sceptical criticism re the contents of this website.  - Copyright  ©  All Rights Reserved .

Below - Our 'Newton' Enjoying Summertime Meadow.

With thanks to his breeder Mr Laurent Herbots of Domaine des Popeyes - Belgium.

Website since January 12th 2013      

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After seven years this website will cease to exist on 4th May 2020.