A sincere Thanks & Hello to all who have visited Ky’s Website
Pedigree have a caption “It’s a Dog Thing” & that totally sums up owning a family pet & outstanding friend & companion!
A brief background to ourselves Brian & Ann, dogs have been a part of all our married life (30 years). Previously to Ky we owned Rottweilers Chino & Jay, after Jay passed away so suddenly we decided after a time to change breed & had always loved the Bullmastiff, which is the reason we have Ky! Fate,luck, call it what you will, but this lad will be a hard act to follow!
Ky is our first Bullmastiff & we have to thank Duncan Ferguson & Lynn McGroarty of Ferdhu Bullmastiffs. For allowing us to own such a true Ambassador of the breed.
The other Breeding Line of Ky is Bunsoro, Bill & Fran Harris of whom we have great respect from their years of dedicated breeding & their advice since owning Ky.
Ky himself is unassuming, totally laidback (that’s also in the show ring) outgoing, friendly, a great family member & have yet to find anything to phase him!
Some of you will know Ky as Champion Ferdhu Rostar JW, the name Rostar derives from the first three letters of our son Ross & the first three letters of our daughter Tara. Ky’s name came from the first two letters of the name Kyle, who was Ross’s twin brother, & we firmly believe has guided Ky, throughout his Showing Career. From the start of showing Ky at 6 months & 2 weeks, we have never held back on who we have shown under. Junior Warrant gained at 14 months & English Champion at 18 months! First Bullmastiff to win Pedigree Champion Stakes Heat which we would like to dedicate to Mr Michael Boothroyd who sadly died early 2006. A well respected Judge in many Breeds. To top these award Ky has received Reserve CC’S at Crufts 2004 & 2005, 1st Open Dog 2006. Which puts in perspective his achievements, as we are not known in the Bullmastiff World as a Top Breeder or Handler, which proves Ky consistently at Championship level against the best of the best Ky has won on pure merit, judged on himself alone. Ky’s other talents have included appearing on BBC Television “Test your Pet”, with Rolf Harris!
The photographs you will see include a few real favourites of ours, one of which sums Ky up, included a young lady called Audrey in wheelchair, taken on the main street of Killarney in Ireland by our friend David Niall, which we have called “A Moment in Time”. But the one part of the picture we cannot share with you all was Audrey’s laughter, reduced quite a few bystanders to tears! Ky is also a registered PAT Dog (Pets as Therapy), has had many assignments of Old Peoples Homes, Hospice’s & Special Handicap Schools & Young Adults Centre with learning difficulties. Our other favourite photo’s of Ky in our garden looking over the fence at a cat in the field. Another sincere thanks must go to Gabor our friend in Hungary whose picture has fully encapsulated Ky!
Through owning Ky we have gained many new friends in UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Hungary, Denmark, Holland, Germany, France, Italy, Finland, Norway, Belgium, Switzerland & USA! You all know who you are & we are very honoured to call you friends thankyou all for your support & encouragement.
Ky is used at Stud to approved Bitches Worldwide & are thrilled with the offspring he has produced with the chosen Bitches to-date. We are always pleased to find out their progress as they mature in life.
Once again our sincere thanks to all who have visited Ky’s website, & a special thank you to Hilde of Old Manilla Bullmastiffs for the beautiful drawing of Ky, which she captured perfectly!