Here at Avalon, we do NOT breed frequently, and we screen our homes carefully. We have learned from hard experience that you can't be TOO picky when it comes to finding the RIGHT home in which to place a precious puppy.
The pictures on this page are from previous breedings we have done, but will give you an idea of what we produce. We have a waiting list and the pups from our litters when we do breed are usually committed before the litter is old enough to be evaluated.
All the little guys from our last litter went to their new homes nearly 18 months ago, and today, they look GREAT!!! Their attitudes are superb. We will be breeding Katie, Ch. Avalon's Airs and Graces one more time. This will be her second and LAST litter. We have not selected a male at this time, but will put up pictures when we do.
We bred two bitches on their last heats. This was the first time we have ever tried to breed more than one litter in a year and to our disappointment, neither of them took. We plan to breed Avalon's Tapestry of Hope back to her uncle, Ch. Avalon's Tucson Warrior in the future in hopes of producing some lovely apricot babies from this breeding.
Our girls both qualify to be "5 STAR" bitches...they are OFA certified hips (Katie is good, Hope is fair), elbows clear, eyes CERF'd, thyroid normal, and vWD normal.
We do not know who the stud for Katie will be at this time. However, testing is important and we hope that we will be able to find both the quality AND pedigree that we desire in a tested male. Tucson is OFA good, elbows clear, thyroid normal, vWD normal, and CERF tested. He has macroblepheron (shows a little haw)in the eye. NONE of our dogs and NONE of our dogs ancestors have ever had PRA or any type of genetic blindness.
We look forward to our upcoming breedings and will be providing more information in the near future. Let us tell you a little more about the girls.....
"Katie" was nationally ranked in the Best of Opposite Standings when she was competing. She has competed only six times as a Champion in all-breed shows. Three times, she went Best of Opposite to the incomparable Ch. Pinehollow Caledonia Jackson, 10 time Best in Show dog. Three times, she went Best of Breed over male specials under such well known judges as Mrs. Annie Rogers Clark.
This is a picture of Hope taken on January 1, 1999 at the Edisto River here in Orangeburg, SC. She is a big girl, with lots of depth and her bright red color is beautiful. Hope been shown only twice. On one of those occasions, she went 4th in the Apricot Bitch Class at the MCOA National Specialty. Hope did not care for the show ring, but she is a working therapy dog and has never met a stranger.
Tucson is shown here winning the breed under the late, esteemed judge, Sam Pizzino. He is the son of the great Ch. Iron Hills Warwagon, who was the top all time winning mastiff during the time that he competed. Tucson's career has been memorable, to say the least. He has been nationally ranked for 5 years, including finishing at the #3 mastiff in the USA and the #2 mastiff in Canada. He is a multiple group placer, and will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a top producer of Champion offspring in May of 1999 at the MCOA National Specialty in St. Louis, MO. He is loved and owned by Randy Harper, an MCOA member from Columbia, SC.
If you are interested in pups from our upcoming breedings, we will be happy to send you information. Just drop us an e-mail if you want to know more. Contact: Cat Angus, Avalon Mastiffs. You may also call us with questions and we will be happy to talk with you. You can reach us at (803) 534-1573 most weekends and between 8:30 and 10 PM eastern time on most week nights.
If you want a puppy before we are able to provide one, we will happily refer you to a reputable breeder who subscribes to a code of ethics, guarantees their dogs, and breeds correct type and temperament.