Welcome to the Old English Mastiff Club

Protecting and advancing the interests of The English Mastiff Since 1883

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The English Mastiff is a GIANT breed and one of the oldest breeds in the UK.  They are as fit for function and fit for purpose as any other breed - substance supports their size. 

The Mastiff is listed by the Kennel Club as a Vulnerable British breed. In 2009 the KC recorded 252 registrations but by 2018 the number had decreased by 43% to 143. Mastiff’s are currently listed as a Category Three breed. 

Find out what it’s like owning a Mastiff with two of the Club’s members, Diana Yemm and Mark Fox. Filmed by the www.naturallyhappydogs.com website.



18th April 2019

2nd March 2019

On the 27th February 2019 at Winchester Crown Court, Mr Stephen Pass entered a plea of guilty to the charge of Fraud by Abuse of Position.  The case was adjourned until the 18th April 2019 for sentencing reports.  Steps are being taken to recover the amount of £110,000 for the club and we will update you with further news when we receive it.

OEMC Committee


OEMC Open Show

Sunday 28th April 2019 at Bearley Village Hall, Stratford on Avon. CV37 0SB

Judge: Debbie Harding (Mulaloo)

Please note the revised start time. the show opens at 10am, Judging commences at 10.30am

Cash prizes offered for Best Dog, Best Bitch, Best Puppy and Best Veteran

Refreshments available.


Oemc 2018 Mastiff Winners

Mastiff of the Year 2018 - Ch. Faynad Frankincense, owned and bred by Mr George Zadeh.

Best Dog 2018 - Ch. Faynad Frankincense, owned and bred by Mr George Zadeh.

Best Bitch 2018 - No outright winner.

Best Puppy - Mulaloo Midwinter Spirit, owned and bred by Mrs Debbie Harding

New Champions - 2018

Faynad Morticia for Womlu, owned by Mr & Mrs Coulman-Hole, bred by Mr George Zadeh

Faynad Storm in a Teacup, owned and bred by Mr George Zadeh


next CH. Show entry dates (pdf list)


Bath Canine Society - 25th May 2019 (Schedule) Judge: Mr Jeff Luscott

Closing date: Monday 29th April 2019 (postmark). Online at www.dogbiz up to midday on Monday 6th May 2019. https://www.dog.biz


Blackpool & District Canine Society - 23rd June 2019 (Schedule) Judge: L M Pinto Teixeira (Portugal)

Postal entries close 1 May 2019 (postmark).  Online at www.fossedata.co.uk by midnight 8 May 2019

Historically, the Mastiff was predominantly used as a guard dog to protect livestock from the bears and wildlife that roamed the forests and woodlands of the country.    When the Romans invaded England they were so impressed by their courage, size and strength that they took them back to Rome to fight Bears and Lions in the arena's.  Over the centuries the Mastiff continued to suffer from great cruelty.  Due to their characteristics they were used in wars and in Medieval times for much the same purposes as the Romans.  

Ch. Canonbury Autobiography

Ch. Canonbury Autobiography

By the eighteenth century though they were being used for guarding estates and were known for their courage, loyalty and protectiveness towards their owners whilst having gentle and placid temperaments making them great companions. 

Sydenham Edwards, a natural history illustrator, wrote in the Cynographia Britannica in 1800 'What  the Lion is to the Cat, the Mastiff is to the Dog, the noblest of the family; he stands alone, and all others sink before him'. 

If you are interested in sharing your life and home with a Mastiff please have a good look at our site and if you still think this is the breed for you, we hold an Open show in April and a Championship show in August and you would be more than welcome to come along and meet our beautiful breed and chat to their owners.

Mr T - 2 weeks

Mr T - 2 weeks

puppies born

13 puppies born 27th Feb 2019 - 6 boys and 7 girls - Apricot, Fawn and Brindle. Contact Mal Clark hallberdmastiff@yahoo.com   07824998060

Litter Born 16th February 19 - 1 bitch puppy available. For further information contact Mr G Zadeh. email: georgezadeh@gmail.com

Sando's Puppies in a Basket.

Sando's Puppies in a Basket.

Puppy LiNE

For litter information and advice before buying a Puppy visit the Puppy Line pages.