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Simple Beginnings

In the mid 70’s, we had just lost our pet to old age and in my search for a  puppy, I met my first Bullmastiffs. The puppies were adorable and the way the  momma established her watchful tolerance yet protective attitude as I played  with her puppies, left a lasting memory. For some reason, I went on searching  and found another breed of puppy, but remembered the Bullmastiffs. So, in 1991,  when that great family pet was also lost to old age, I deliberately sought out a  Bullmastiff puppy for us. I’ve had a Bullmastiff ever since  


Our First

That first Bullmastiff, Merlin, was everything I expected from my memory and so much more. He was a playmate for the children, their giant protector, and a dedicated guardian of the family. 


Merlgwen is Born

However, he had no interest in being a show dog. After a few attempts at showing in AKC Confirmation, I gave in to his preference to be the family dog. Not unexpectedly, after having gotten a taste of the show scene, I found my first show dog; a female, Gwen. She was from the same line as Merlin and went on to earn her AKC Championship.  As my first Bullmastiff, Merlin’s name became the first part of the new kennel name; Gwen added the second part. Thus in 1995, Merlgwen Bullmastiffs came to be.

About Us

Merlgwen Bullmastiffs is a small kennel located in Coker Creek, Tennessee; that has produced a number of American Kennel Club (AKC) and Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) Champions.

I am a member in good standing of the    American Bullmastiff Association (ABA), the Bullmastiff Fanciers of Canada (BFC), the SouthEast Bullmastiff Association (SEBA), the Sunshine States Bullmastiff Club (SSBC), the  All-Breed Chattanooga Kennel  Club,  and the  All-Breed North  Georgia Kennel Club.

My Bullmastiffs are shown in AKC and BFC Conformation events.  I actively support my club events through sponsorship and personal participation.

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Merlgwen Bullmastiffs

197 Ironsburg Road, Tellico Plains, Tennessee 37385, United States


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