RAYVONLEY FOSCO "LEO" CRUFTS CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW: 12 MARCH 2016: 1ST IN CLASS & RESERVE BEST MALE IN BREED
RAYVONLEY MASTINI 2016 CRUFTS RESULTS:
BEST PUPPY OF BREED: RAYVONLEY HENRIETTA (Julie Harrison)
BEST FEMALE OF BREED: RAYVONLEY FELISA
RESERVE BEST MALE: RAYVONLEY FOSCO "LEO"
RESERVE BEST FEMALE: RAYVONLEY EVELINA (Michael Embery)
Rayvonley won the breeders Group ATIMANA in Italy 2012 & 2013
RAYVONLEY HOME BRED MASTINI "AMBRA & HARTU" BOTH PART OF OUR WINNING GROUP FOR 2 YEARS RUNNING ATIMANA ITALY
The Neapolitan Mastiff, or Mastino as called in it’s country of origin, is very much the property guard dog of Italy. It’s roots go back to the war dogs of Italy used by the Romans in battle who would send the dogs in against the attack of the oncoming foe and even further back to the massive molasses dogs of Alexander. Today's mastino is a great guardian for the estate, home and the family. It is said that the Italians purposely created a dog to astonish and amaze the onlooker, and consequently the mastino looks and moves like no other dog. It is also said by many that the mastino’s fantastic wrinkle and head, massive bones and lumbering movement create an incredible and indeed astonishing animal whose looks alone, just as a glance are quite enough to stop an intruder firmly in his tracks.
For over 20 years I have had a burning passion for Neapolitan Mastiffs. I have bred, shown and collected them throughout this time, have won many shows all over the world and exported puppies to many countries. The dogs have given me great pleasure, which has even touched on a small amount of 'Dog Celebrity' TV fun some times.
For the past two decades I have concentrated on importing many beautiful specimens from almost all regions of Italy and sometimes other countries to continuously introduce new blood to what was once a generally small gene pool in the UK paying special attention to dogs that are not only traditionally in breed type but displayed correct measures of health and fitness, to ensure that the future of the Neapolitan Mastiff in the UK would be a dog that not only looks impressive but can also do the job that it was bred for and for this the Mastino has to be able to see, hear and breath properly it must have the correct uninhibited construction and powerful well angulated back legs to enable it to explode into action if required.
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