Guardian angels 2019 +

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.

Author unknown...


Ch. Knighterrant's Heavy duty "diesel"

March 21, 2010 - December 8, 2019

He was an excellent ambassador to the breed. Number 2 Mastiff in Canada in 2012 and received an award of merit at the National Canadian Mastiff Specialty in 2015.  He fathered many litters and was a great great grandfather at his time of passing.

Parents: Sire: Ch. Therecco's Dragon Knighterrant (apricot brindle) Dam: Knighterrant's Cookie Monster (fawn brindle)  

Owners: Dave and Joanne Swift and David and Jennifer Gabriel

Breeder: Dave and Joanne Swift        

Testing: (certificates are below) PRA clear by parentage, CERF done (breeder option), Canine Multifocal Retinopathy (CMR1) clear by DNA, OFA Cardiac, OFA hips good, PennHip tighter than 90% of the mastiffs x-rayed to date, Elbows x-rayed, Coat length DNA clear - does not carry the long haired gene. Von Willebrand's normal, Thyroid normal. OFA Results page 

Proven: Yes 

Colour: Brindle

Weight: 250 pounds  

Pedigree: listed below  

Diesel has given us many awesome puppies. In 2012 Diesel was 4th Top Mastiff in Canada. He is older now and unable to produce. He will retire and enjoy the good life with his family, Dave and Jennifer.


CH. abellio's sweet aggie

 CH. ABELLIO'S SWEET AGGIE Nov. 17 2010 - Apr. 20 2019

Ch. Abellio's Sweet Aggie Nov. 17 2010 - Apr. 20 2019

Dam: AM CAN Ch. Fireside's Major League Delight (Delhia)
Sire: AUST. Ch. Yanoor Tip O The Iceberg (Clinton)

Testing: CERF, PennHip Normal and tighter than 60% of the mastiffs that have had PennHip done. OFA elbows normal.  OFA Test Results Page. See documents above.
Proven: Yes, 2 prior litters, 2 and 4 puppies.

Colour: Fawn Brindle

Weight: 225 pounds

Aggie gave us 2 wonderful litters of puppies including our Molly. We tried to breed Aggie unsuccessfully several other times. She retired to live the good life with us. 

June 20th at 409 p.m. our sweet Aggie joined so many over the rainbow bridge. The bladder cancer had spread and for two days she would not get up. Aggie got up and went outside when the vet called to say they were on their way to help her to cross the bridge...always doing things on her terms. For the first time in three days the sun came out and she lied in the sun. With the help of the vet Aggie wagged her tail and passed. In that instant all power went out in the area. Not sure but., believe it was the fur angels escorting her over. Goodbye sweet Aggie thank you for being our Aggie and for all that you have given including many puppies, grand puppies and great grand puppies. Run free, God speed. We will miss you. You were truly an ambassador to the breed.