GCh. Owenspride Better Weight Than Never RN " POTAMUS"

PRA DNA cleared by parentage OFA prelim mild subluxation unilateral OFA elbow prelim normal OFA cardiac normal ECHO Degenertive Myelopathy negative Cystinuria DNA 1:1

Pedigree 19940

CH. Brookside's Worth the Weight CGC

Born 12.6.1996 OFA Hips GOOD ; elbows normal CERF'd normal thyroid normal dominant PRA homozygous normal UPENN cystinuria negative

Pedigree 19926

CH. Brookside's Abraham

d.o.b.10/5/1994 STUD reg.11/96 MCOA Award, 10/1995 fawn

CH. Brookside's Brutus

DOB 11/91 apricot

CH. Brookside's Emily

apricot 1993 M.C.O.A. Hall of Fame

Pedigree 19934

CH. Iron Hills Orpheus

fawn photo courtesy Scott Phoebus

Pedigree 19930

CH. Brookside's Goliath

apricot WP31604905 2001 M.C.O.A. Hall of Fame

Brookside's Moses

OFA Excellent MF745E24M apricot akc # WG008741 STUD 2/90

Brookside's Hannah

d.o.b. 3/12/1988 fawn

Pedigree 19938

CH. Lionsire Grizz

OFA90E brindle 1993 M.C.O.A. Hall of Fame

Pedigree 19941

CH.Sherwood's Anticipatience RE CGC ,TDI

OFA prelims GOOD, elbows NORMAL, OFA Cardiac NORMAL ( practitioner and ECHO) PENNHIP .53/.50 40th percentile, no DJD; PRA DNA clear by parentage; CERF(#194754) retinal folds; UPENN cystinuria negative

Greiner Hall Egan

OFA good, PRADNA, brindle

Greiner Hall Nicholas

Greiner Hall Tuppence

Knight's Grizzlys Caliente

PRA DNAP CERF fawn

SW DEN NOR FIN CH Alvedor's Aragorn

CH Greiner Hall Knights Isa-Tai

Pedigree 19943

INT AM CH. Chagrin's Olivia

OFAgood, elbows, PRA,cardiac

Pedigree 19954

Pallone's Crowning Glory

courtesy Deborah Pallone

Chagrin's Matilda

Chagrin Danny Boy

Greiner Hall Chagrin Stars and Stripes

Potamus, 7 years old at Nickerson State Park.

Potamus, 7 years old at Nickerson State Park.

3.8 years old

Potamus around age two,  stuck in a cranberry bog!! That is how deep the mud was.  Don't worry; he was right on the edge and solid ground was just beyond the photo edge. He stepped out easily.

Potamus around age two, stuck in a cranberry bog!! That is how deep the mud was. Don't worry; he was right on the edge and solid ground was just beyond the photo edge. He stepped out easily.

Madison Square Garden

West

Westminster 2011

Yummysteak

Two Q's in Rally!

 CH.Owenspride
Better Weight than Never
aka "Potamus"
D.O.B. 4/25/08

(Ch. Brookside's Worth the Weight CGC  X  Ch. Sherwood's Anticipatience  RE CGC)
Potamus is everything a MASTIFF should be.
He is one of the most perfectly balanced mastiffs I've ever seen; and I can't believe my luck at having produced him in my first attempt at breeding a litter!
His angulation fore and aft is textbook.  Many mastiffs have straight stifles or bizarre looking rears; but Potamus has lovely angulation and again, balance.
He has a topline that has been lovely all along and NEVER was butt high! Very rare.
He takes my breath away when I watch him, just being his amazing self.
He has a silly side too; and a guardian side as well.

He gives very gentle face lickies and loves children, babies, and all people he meets.

 He is a mix of Owen and Patience's personalities;
he has some of Owen's "observer" traits ; warmed by Patience's "sugar".




Potamus Shows at Westminster!

Show Stats- NEW CH.!


January 2012 ; Potamus gets his third leg in Rally, and now has his RN as well as his Ch.

"A truly balanced dog has a title at BOTH ends!"



 * 
Nationally Ranked for six months during 2010.
 ( utterly amazing, with only a handful of B.O.B.'s!!)

Recieved an invitation to the 2010 Eukanuba Invitational !!

Bucks and Trenton 2010
Potamus took back to back five point majors, became a
new Ch., and took his first B.O.B
 win all in one weekend! And not just any weekend;
he did so at the MASTIFF NIRVANA
which  is the Bucks/ Trenton weekend in May!! This is a huge
supported entry with
over 100 mastiffs present each day; and it is judged by very
prestigious breeder judges
from overseas; who are experts in True Mastiff Type.


As close to perfection as you can get....:)







 
Every time we've stepped into the ring with Potamus; he has impressed the judge and been 
in the ribbons!! . You will see that the only time
that he did not place at LEAST first as a class dog, was his  Fourth place win under the extremely highly regarded
European judge Mr. Bas Bosch; on a day when the mastiff entry was well over 100!
A fourth place in any of the classes on such a day is an extreme honor and one which we will always treasure!

Thank you to the following judges for recognizing our efforts
:




Dog Record Lookup for: Owenspride Better Weight Than Never*



Framingham District Kennel Club, Inc. 11/08/2008          Rick Gschwender          Puppy, 6-9 Mo Dogs 1
Souhegan Kennel Club, Inc. 11/09/2008          Dr. May S. Jacobson          Puppy, 6-9 Mo Dogs 1
Merrimack Valley Kennel Club, Inc. 01/11/2009          Mrs. Catherine Bell          B.B.E. Dogs 1
Rhode Island Kennel Club, Inc. 04/12/2009          Mrs. Lenora M. Riddle          B.B.E. Dogs 1/R
Bucks County Kennel Club, Inc.  SUPPORTED ENTRY05/02/2009          Ms. Erica Tortorella          Swp, Jr,12-18 Months Dogs 1/BOSSW
Bucks County Kennel Club, Inc. SUPPORTED ENTRY 05/02/2009          Bas Bosch          B.B.E. Dogs 4
Trenton Kennel Club SUPPORTED ENTRY 5/3/2009 Mr. Mike Reid  __          
Trenton Kennel Club SUPPORTED ENTRY 5/3/2009          
Framingham District Kennel Club, Inc. 05/31/2009          Thomas R. Squicciarini          B.B.E. Dogs 1
Naugatuck Valley Kennel Club 07/05/2009          Mrs. Cathy H. Daugherty          B.B.E. Dogs 1/W/BW
Newtown Kennel Club, Inc. 08/22/2009          Ms. Myriam Vermeire          B.B.E. Dogs 1/R
South Shore Kennel Club, Inc. 09/12/2009          Mrs. Lowell (Arlene) K. Davis          B.B.E. Dogs 1/W/BW
Cape Cod Kennel Club, Inc. 09/13/2009          Lowell K. Davis          B.B.E. Dogs 1/W
Albany Kennel Club, Inc. 10/17/2009          Ms. Bonnie Linnell Clarke          B.B.E. Dogs 1/W/BW
Troy Kennel Club, Inc. 10/18/2009          Col. Joe B. Purkhiser          B.B.E. Dogs 1/R
Souhegan Kennel Club, Inc. 11/06/2009          Mrs. Jean Fournier          B.B.E. Dogs 1/W/BBBE
Connecticut River Working Group Association SUPPORTED ENTRY03/20/2010 Dr. Anthony D. DiNardo          B.B.E. Dogs 1
Connecticut River Working Group Association  SUPPORTED ENTRY03/21/2010 Dr. Kenneth A. Doeg          B.B.E. Dogs 1/R
Bucks County Kennel Club  SUPPORTED ENTRY   WINNERS DOG        
Trenton Kennel Club SUPPORTED ENTRY    WINNERS DOG, BEST OF BREED! NEW CH!       



Potamus has sired two litters; one of nine puppies and one of twelve  puppies.
He is available at stud to very select bitches. Contact us for further information.

 

Stud Inquiry

22 months old

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16 months old

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12 months old

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Potamus's Pedigree:

GCh. Owenspride Better Weight Than Never RN " POTAMUS"

PRA DNA cleared by parentage OFA prelim mild subluxation unilateral OFA elbow prelim normal OFA cardiac normal ECHO Degenertive Myelopathy negative Cystinuria DNA 1:1

Pedigree 19940

CH. Brookside's Worth the Weight CGC

Born 12.6.1996 OFA Hips GOOD ; elbows normal CERF'd normal thyroid normal dominant PRA homozygous normal UPENN cystinuria negative

Pedigree 19926

CH. Brookside's Abraham

d.o.b.10/5/1994 STUD reg.11/96 MCOA Award, 10/1995 fawn

CH. Brookside's Brutus

DOB 11/91 apricot

CH. Brookside's Emily

apricot 1993 M.C.O.A. Hall of Fame

Pedigree 19934

CH. Iron Hills Orpheus

fawn photo courtesy Scott Phoebus

Pedigree 19930

CH. Brookside's Goliath

apricot WP31604905 2001 M.C.O.A. Hall of Fame

Brookside's Moses

OFA Excellent MF745E24M apricot akc # WG008741 STUD 2/90

Brookside's Hannah

d.o.b. 3/12/1988 fawn

Pedigree 19938

CH. Lionsire Grizz

OFA90E brindle 1993 M.C.O.A. Hall of Fame

Pedigree 19941

CH.Sherwood's Anticipatience RE CGC ,TDI

OFA prelims GOOD, elbows NORMAL, OFA Cardiac NORMAL ( practitioner and ECHO) PENNHIP .53/.50 40th percentile, no DJD; PRA DNA clear by parentage; CERF(#194754) retinal folds; UPENN cystinuria negative

Greiner Hall Egan

OFA good, PRADNA, brindle

Greiner Hall Nicholas

Greiner Hall Tuppence

Knight's Grizzlys Caliente

PRA DNAP CERF fawn

SW DEN NOR FIN CH Alvedor's Aragorn

CH Greiner Hall Knights Isa-Tai

Pedigree 19943

INT AM CH. Chagrin's Olivia

OFAgood, elbows, PRA,cardiac

Pedigree 19954

Pallone's Crowning Glory

courtesy Deborah Pallone

Chagrin's Matilda

Chagrin Danny Boy

Greiner Hall Chagrin Stars and Stripes

You Tubes

Potamus, two years old stacking practice: POTAMUS 12 months old,stacking practice video: Potamus and Pickle at Crosby Beach, about five months old:
Potamus and Pickle on the Beach from owenspride on Vimeo.

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