Cascade Northwest Bullmastiff Club began a new tradition in December of 2014 to honor participating Veterans. The overall feeling that "more should be done" to honor the veteran bullmastiff weighed heavily on some show commitee members. More than having their own classes in Sweeps. More than applauding them as they make their way around the ring, perhaps for their last hoorah. And so more was done and more will continue to be done to honor all veterans who participate in Cascade Northwest Events.
The "Rose's Of Our Breed" is the tradition of the Cascade Northwest Bullmastiff Club honoring Veteran's. The Veteran Bullmastiff, their owners, handlers, and breeders.
Their is much meaning behind the title "Roses Of Our Breed."
Many of these Veterans are the foundation stock of your breeding programs, maybe your first show dog, perhaps your first Bullmastiff, or simply the love of your life and the center of the family. The stalk of the rose.
Although you have all trained these Veterans and raised them up, they have taught you much. Many life lessons are learned living with these beautiful and though aloof at times highly intelligent creatures. The learning, love, loyalty, companionship, silliness and even frustration of everday day of their lives you share is represented by the deeply colored petals of the rose.
Of course as our veterans age and pass we are faced with making hard decisions and they are faced with all of the issues age brings. The thorns of the rose.
Thank you for sharing your Veteran with us. We honor you and the commitments you have honored in having a Veteran.
From Left to Right:
"Pippa" CH Pippa's Sweet Poptart CD RAE CGC with Jill Roman
"Stella" CH Kingslynne's Simply Stellar with Leslie Thompson-Savage
"Widgett" CH Barb'Eric's Blt A Better Widgett with Julie Lohr & Teri Winston
"Fletcher" CH Kingslynne-Kimo NW Connection with Jane Treiber
"Pilgrim" Pilgram Royal Zara Of Inglwood with Linda Del Bianco
"Prudence" CH Barb'Eric's Dear Prudence with Morgan
"Abby" CH Barb'Eric's Abby Of NCIS Fame with Alexis Carter
"Ziva" CH Barb'Eric's Ziva BN RN with Autumn Fortin