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Watch Me Grow

Spanky at 8 months (154 lbs)

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Target Practice

Please check your firearms at the door. I’m talking about training targeting behavior in dogs. Basically, it is teaching your dog to touch a specific body part to an object. Spanky knows “Touch” means to touch an object with his … Continue reading

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One Proud Papa

We went to the Chesapeake Mastiff Club Fun Match today and one of the best parts is getting the opportunity to get Spanky together with his Big Daddy Lincoln. For the full set of photos from the day, click on … Continue reading

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Gee Whiz… Cheez Whiz!

Just a fun little photo progression from today.  I was trying to take Spanky’s 16 month photos, but the heat was sapping his energy.  So I decided to make it worth his while to participate and whipped out the Cheez Whiz.

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Spanky Turns 1

It was a year ago that Spanky came into this world (bred by Robert Miller – Leeds Hall Mastiffs, and Scott Phoebus – Iron Hills Mastiffs). Looking back, I can appreciate how much the important people in my life cared … Continue reading

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Woodmarks Diesel RE, CGC, TDI (07/05/2005 – 09/04/2010)

I know that this is Spanky’s blog, so you’ll have to excuse this little excursion.  Today is the Rainbow Bridge Anniversary for our first mastiff, Diesel.  It feels right to post this here, since I know we never would have … Continue reading

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Camp Jarvis

Spanky visited Camp Jarvis for the first time since he was only a few months old. He had a blast running around with his big brother Jaybear, who can still make him look like a pipsqueak! I was happy to … Continue reading

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Blue Ribbon Baby!

It’s official!  Spanky is a show dog. For his debut, we competed in the Southern Maryland Kennel Club Dog Show at the Bel Alton Fairgrounds on July 2, 2011.  Thanks to Pat Jarvis for the wonderful photos!  The show catalog and results: http://www.infodog.com/RESULTS/2011172903/201117290336300.HTMContinue reading

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Spanky Learns to Swim

So I had this crazy idea that I wanted Spanky to learn to swim. My logic was as follows: any mastiff who lives long enough is probably going to get arthritis. So I thought, wouldn’t it be great to introduce … Continue reading

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Say Cheese!

My friend Bryan is a talented photographer who would probably own all manner of giant smooshy-faced puppies, if he could. He has a knack for capturing the animal’s spirit and personality, that can only come from being a true lover … Continue reading

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