When I was looking for my foundation bitch, I went to Dorothy Kay of Irresistabull Bullmastiffs, as Dorothy had created a strong legacy of working dogs with correct type and structure.
I will always be grateful to Dorothy for co-owning Sky with me and allowing Sky to be my foundation bitch. Sky was the kind of bitch that every breeder dreams of.
Sky was beautifully handled to her championship by Dorothy's daughter, Lisa Cambell. She finished in a handful of shows. She had multiple specialty wins and best of winners over other dogs every time, except for once. She also had two best of opposite sexes, over champion bitches from the classes at the Connecticut Working Dog Specialty weekend. The following year, at Connecticut Working, as a champion, she was again best of opposite sex, with me handling her.
Sky was a very substantial bitch at 25 and 1/2 inches and 122 lbs. She had a pleasing head and expression, beautiful front, topline, and rear, with a beautiful secondary thigh. She was a very balanced bitch with outstanding movement. She could have been a tad shorter-backed and could have had a little stronger bite.
Sky's most notable prodigies were Heavensent The Good News CD, RA, NAP, OAP. Gospel was either the first or second All Breed High in Trial Bullmastiff in the history of the breed in the United States.
Gospel is currently serving as a certified service dog and adding quality of life to her new owner, and Champion Heavensent Prayer Warrior was co-owned by Amy Herbert and me. I finished Gabriel with multiple specialty wins. Then he was handled as a specialty by Amy as her first show dog in a handful of shows with multiple group placements.
Sky was everything a bullmastiff should be, structurally and mentally. I was very blessed to know her. I was blessed to have shared in her life and to have had her as my foundation bitch.
Sky at 11 months Sky at Connecticut Working Dog
Sky at 2 years (both pics)
In Loving Memory of a wonderful companion, whom I was blessed to know and love.