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AM/CN CH Merlgwen’s Redernred Tuck

My first litter was a close line breeding and produced 7 gorgeous  puppies. After my first show dog, Gwen, achieved her AKC Championship,  I wanted the next Bullmastiff  to be a show male out of her breeding. Tuck was the fifth puppy to welp. My  youngest son picked him out almost immediately. I had my eye on him and two  other red males. However, puppy #5 just came out ahead every time the three  were evaluated and compared. So, I had to agree with my son, something he still  likes to remind me of. I registered that gorgeous dark red puppy as Merlgwen’s  Redernred Tuck. While Tuck may not be a flashy call name, my first pick of  Friar Tuck or Friar for short would sound too much like a name for poultry.

    Although his name wasn’t flashy, he sure was a show stopper. As a puppy, our  first venture out to a show site, Perry, GA, earned him many complements and two  on the spot offers to purchase him. Once we started showing, he went on to win a  number of Best of Breeds and earned his AKC Championship just after turning 1  year of age. Eleven months later, at age 2, he earned his Canadian Championship 

Tuck was a nearly square structured dog at around 135  pounds. His bite was great, checked out OFA “Good” and passed his other health clearances.  He is DNA registered. Tuck’s greatest attributes were the attention  getting deep red coat and an excellent  temperament. He loved everyone and exercised his top dog  status, at home and when out, by a confident  attitude.

    Of the 7 litters he produced, the first and last are  especially notable, because they were at home Merlgwen litters with multiple  Champions. That first litter had 3 AKC Champions; one of those also attained  her Canadian Championship. His last litter produced two AKC Champions.

    Unfortunately, he passed away just before that last litter  whelped, just 3 months shy of his own 10th birthday. Merlgwen’s Redernred Tuck  was a fantastic ambassador for our Breed and is sadly missed by his family. Tuck  carries on through his offspring. You can just look for that signature red; a  red which he continued to throw. Since he was collected, his structure,  sweet disposition and that  deep red  color will continue to flourish in future generations. 


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