Archive for February, 2012

I no longer have the fabulous Bulhaven camera and my external hard drive is waiting for a new cord so I might be without photos for a few posts… I’m currently without a lot of the beautiful things and people I’ve enjoyed for the past few years but I’m not without my closest friends and sweetest dogs!! Thank you to everyone who has been there for me, friends absolutely make the heart grow!!

Mid February and we are listening to the birds chirping in the sunshine, odd? What’s next for us besides unpacking boxes for the next few weeks? The Connecticut Working Group Dog Shows and Regional Bullmastiff Specialty Shows in West Springfield, Massachusetts. These shows are usually held on St. Patrick’s Day weekend but this year they are the first weekend of March, March 3rd and 4th..which is just a few weeks away!! Entries sometimes are 50-100 Bullmastiffs so be sure to get up in the morning and join us in Springfield to watch the Bullmastiffs along with all of the AKC’s Working Breeds.

Cassanova winning the Bullmastiff Specialty at the CT Working Dog Show, 2010 and 2011

Cassanova winning the Bullmastiff Specialty at the CT Working Dog Show, 2010 (7 years old) and 2011 (8 years old)

Cassanova is now 9 years old and showing as a Veteran for several years now, still taking Breed wins over the younger, Top Ranked Bullmastiffs. We are excited to take Cassanova again to West Springfield to the CT. Working Group Shows and Regional Bullmastiff Specialties, Saturday and Sunday March 3rd and 4th.

I entered only Cassanova so I will have plenty of time to chat and meet friends while we are there. I am not showing my younger dogs yet, not at this show at least.

I look forward to seeing my friends, new and old and making new friends… feel free to say hello at the show!!

Stay Tuned!

Mary at Bulhaven



Posted: February 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

Well, rightfully so, my beautiful “Cassanova” should be the cover of this Blog Post and he could, should and would… but we are now on the Day After of the Romantic Holiday and I have nothing but smiles in my heart. Sharing Valentine’s Day with the breed I love at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, NYC and with the man who holds my heart… what a day! Who could ask for a better Celebration?

Now that the Big Day is behind us…

Ch. Leathernecks Stealin' Hearts

Ch. Leathernecks Stealin' Hearts

The dogs and I are all settled into our NEW home in Huntington, CT and Cassanova has put forth his unique way of sharing my bed once again. He has always taken his job of watching over me very seriously, so where else would be better while I am sleeping than right there next to me?!

Temporary fences, furniture, boxes, packing and unpacking.. we are very fortunate now for our fresh start and anxiously excited for 2012 to ring in as a *NEW* year for Bulhaven Bullmastiffs. We are now in Fairfield County, CT and really looking forward to all of our new experiences here.

As Springtime approaches (is winter really going to pass us by this year?) our girls have started their heat cycles starting with Nocello who (poor puppy girl) is having her first season. Noci is 8 months old which is the expected age, she’s right on time. Next I expect Clara’s cycle within a few weeks. I’m currently indecisive about breeding Clara this cycle for her final litter… she absolutely loves being a mama and not only is she extremely good at it, she produces the most amazing puppies. Stay tuned for the news either way and announcement regarding “who’s the daddy”.

Bulhaven's Matter Of Fact (Clara's 2010 "puppy")

Bulhaven's Matter Of Fact, "Bravo" (Clara's 2010 "puppy")

My special boys, “Bravo” (Clara’s son) and “Cassanova” (Clara’s sire) are both such lovely examples of Clara’s potential as a dam. If I were to go ahead with a litter, Clara’s puppies would have a May due date, a special time of year for puppies to explore the outdoors. Butterflies and flowers! 🙂

Stay Tuned

Mary at Bulhaven