ABOUT OUR CLUB
The idea of having a Mastiff breed
club had been discussed
between a few owners during the early months of 1989, however it was not until
October of that year that a steering committee was formed to work toward the
development of the Club as we know it today.
It was June 1990 before the Mastiff Club was officially opened as a social club. A committee of office bearers and general members worked together in promoting the breed in the show ring, building a membership base and fund raising.
By May of 1991 we had 9 double memberships and 17 singles, a total of 35 members.
Our Social Club had met the requirements of the Kennel Control Council, now the Victorian Canine Association, and was eligible to apply for affiliation. The Mastiff Club Of Victoria submitted its official application for affiliation on the 14/5/1991 and it was with great pleasure that on the 23/7/1991 we received official approval from the management of the Kennel Control Council.
Although approval had been received, the Club was not to become an official affiliate until January 1992.
During 1987, there was usually the same three Mastiffs at any given show. Numbers began to increase to the point that between 1989 and 1991 our breed had show entries of up to six with a maximum of seventeen at one Royal Melbourne Show.
Over the years entries at Club shows have been as high as 55, and we now have members in most states of Australia and have many overseas members.
The Club publishes an informative quarterly newsletter and a breeders� list to help prospective puppy buyers find a puppy. It also holds one show each year, organises social days for Mastiff owners to meet and organises educational lectures designed to share information to those interested in the breed. The Club has, amongst its members, people who have many years of experience in the breeding, care and showing of Mastiffs and who are happy to help those who are newer to the breed. If you intend to purchase a Mastiff puppy or you are just in the process of considering whether the Mastiff is the breed for you, you are invited to contact the Club for assistance and information and to apply for membership if you wish to do so.
Puppy or breed enquiries and membership enquiries should be directed to a member of the Club�s committee.
You can catch up on lots of Mastiff information on this web site, but there is no substitute for being a member of the Club. The quarterly newsletter contains heaps of valuable information, and fun days and social events are only open to Club members.
If you own a Mastiff, or are thinking of getting a Mastiff, and you are not already a member of the Club, please join.
To email the Mastiff Club of Victoria please select the person you wish to contact from the list on the Committee page