Mastiff Index

Ch. Southern Gentleman, CDX

  AKC#: WF745200     BORN: 2/14/1980     DIED: 2/12/1992     PROVEN: yes
  COLOR     : brindle			WHITE MARKINGS: none
  MASK      : standard, black ears	COAT          : short
  HEIGHT    : 30			WEIGHT        : 155-170
  BITE      : scissors			EYE COLOR     : medium
  BONE SIZE : medium			TAIL          : standard
Health Exams:
  HIPS     : X-rayed			ELBOW: unknown
  EYES     : unknown
  THYROID  : unknown			vWD  : unknown
Temperament: not tested
  ATTITUDE TOWARD STRANGERS	: aloof / friendly
  ATTITUDE TOWARD NEW SITUATIONS: curious / bold / at ease

					-Am.Can.Ch. Tiberius Of Kisumu
			-Rosewall Omar
					-Willowledge Freya
  SIRE: Ch. Wyldewood Chopper
					-Applewood's Max-I-Mum
			-Majestic Sheba Of Maplewood
					-Imperial Aggie Of Applewood

					-Count Paul
			-J & C's Lord Byron
					-Peach Farm Fleur
  DAM:  Watson Bassart
					-Bowat Roar & Rumble Of Corgeen
			-JM's Madam Princess Ann
					-Blondie Of Old Mill

Comments: 12/94 - Not available as a stud dog

"Chopper" was my soulmate. He was clever, bold, brash, loving, and in my eyes, the most beautiful dog in the world. He was my first mastiff, bought from a newspaper ad. Despite my ignorance, he became the first champion, CDX male mastiff in breed history. He was trained to a utility level, tracked like an expert bloodhound, and excelled at schutzhund class. His titles reflected his intelligence, not my abilities. He should have been a UD and TDX. I (being young and foolish) discovered "boys", and spent too much time with them.

"Chopper" was a small, plain brindle with effortless movement. He was tireless. It was a typical day when we went on long trail rides with the horses, and jogged 6 miles each evening in the park. He loved to jump: for fun he would jump the 36" horse jumps and soared over park benches to show off. He was an excellent swimmer and a regular crew member on my sailboat. Chopper's intelligence sometimes made him difficult to live with. He could get out of or into almost any crate or kennel. He also knew how to open doors. On several occasions he let all the dogs loose, opened the french doors and they all traipsed in.

He was a fantastic retriever. He loved to seek, and if he couldn't find what I sent him for, he'd grab anything he could as a substitute. As a protector he was unsurpassed, a simple "watch him" from me, and he'd be on instant alert. He was fearless. He loved people and other animals and enjoyed showing off.

I miss him terribly. Twelve years was not nearly enough time...

Published Photographs:
  MCOA Journal, 1991#3, page 51.
Published Offspring:
  Amber Kelly Star Cotton
  Gold Coasts Delilah
  Gold Coasts Gideon
  Gold Coasts Lady Diva, CD,TDI
  Ch. Gold Coasts Lord Aragorn
  Ch. Gold Coasts Sir Ognom
  Kirrmans Duchess Of Heather
  Lawmans Sir Galahad
  Ox Von Haus Rodbros
  Sassy Lady
  Southerns Lady Amber Lawman
  Thumper Princell Cotton
Published Full Siblings:
  Benson Mart
  Kirrmans Golden Nugget, CD
  Lady Brindle Of Devonshire
  Magnum Of Mastiff Hollow
  Ch. Stonestills Best Friend
  Ch. Stonestills Lady Chimene
  Ch. Stonestills Red Sonja
  The Duke Of Franz

  NAME       : Lisa J. Nicolello
  KENNEL NAME: Gold Coast Mastiffs
  ADDRESS    : 11669 152 St N,  Jupiter, FL 33478
  PHONE      : (407) 575-7211
Breeder: M. Scherer

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