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Welcome to our website

The aim of this website is to provide information about our club and general information about the Bullmastiff for members, non-members, breeders or anyone with an interest in Bullmastiffs.
We hope you enjoy looking around and that you find the information you are looking for.

Annual General Meeting 2024

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 18th February 2024 and will commence at 1.15 pm
At - Sons of the North,
Brooke’s Mill, North Light Gallery,
Top Car park, Bank foot Lane,
Armitage Bridge,
Huddersfield HD4 7NR

The agenda will be circulated at the meeting.
Gary Shirt
Secretary of The Northern Bullmastiff Club.

Important - Bullmastiff Health Survey

The Bullmastiff Breed Council's breed health co-ordinator has put together a brief online survey to help gather information on the broader health of the breed, please see the link below. The survey is anonymous and is open to everyone worldwide. The only requirement is that the dogs you are referring to are pure bred Bullmastiffs.
It shouldn't take long to complete, please answer as honestly as you can.
Many thanks in advance for taking the time to complete this - Magda Porter - Bullmastiff breed health co-ordinator.
Please click here to go to the survey (opens in a new tab).

We are updating our Judges list

The Northern Bullmastiff club are currently updating their judging list.
For anyone that would like to be considered for inclusion, please send your judging CV to Club Secretary Gary Shirt or fill in our application form which you can find by clicking here (opens in a new tab).

Or contact Club Secretary Gary Shirt via email click here for contact details (opens in a new tab).

As a follow up to the statement below concerning the publication of the Breed Council meeting minutes in our last Year Book before they had been approved, I am pleased to advise that on the 23/04/2023, at the combined AGM and Breed Council meeting the minutes were passed by The British Bullmastiff League, The Bullmastiff Society of Scotland and The Southern Bullmastiff Society as a true and accurate account of the minutes of the meeting held on 26/11/22. (The Northern Bullmastiff Club voiced no opinion to avoid any undue influence. The Association & Welsh and West delegates did not attend the meeting).
This means the minutes published in our Year Book remain a true reflection of this meeting. As I stated previously this was an error on our part and they should not have been published without being approved by the Breed Council, which once again, I apologise for any upset caused and it will not happen again.
Thank you to everyone who has purchased our Year Book this year, we have had a record number of sales.
Gary Shirt
Secretary, Northern Bullmastiff Club

Dear Members and Bullmastiff fraternity.
Our Year Books were printed and delivered to me the week before Crufts, they were taken to Crufts for Members and the Bullmastiff fraternity to purchase. This year the Chairman of the Breed Council, Billy Brittle, provided an article about the Breed Council Perspective and as we have had permission from the Breed Council to reproduce the minutes of Breed Council Meetings in our newsletters etc. since a meeting in October 1994, we decided to add the last set of minutes which had been sent through to our Club’s delegates on the 29/12/2022, to give our Members an insight into how the meetings are run and what topics are covered surrounding our breed; names or derogatory issues were omitted and these minutes were added as a continuation of the article from Billy Brittle, as he states ‘it is not a secret society and minutes and accounts are freely available to the member of any constituent club’

We only realised that the minutes we had added needed to be approved when the Secretary of the Breed Council, Pamela Jeans-Brown, brought it to my attention at Crufts. I apologised as we had not realised and it was a mistake on our part, and I said so at the time, as I am repeating now, if the minutes are not approved as a true reflection of the meeting, I will make an amendment in our next Year Book, put a statement in the dog paper and on our website / social media page.
Secretary Northern Bullmastiff Club
Gary Shirt


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Northern Bullmastiff Club Championship Show 2023
Club Open Show 2024

Thursday 18th January 2024
Judge:- Mr Peter Simmons (Simmovon)

Online Entries close on Wednesday, 3rd January 2024 at 23:59. Held in conjunction with Manchester Championship Show.

Thank you to Burns Pet Nutrition for sponsoring our show

Northern Bullmastiff Club Open Show January 2024

Click here for more details about our show
Northern Bullmastiff Club Open Show 2023- BIS Copperfield Dubbley
Club Open Show 2023

Sunday 17th September 2023
Judge:- Mr Martin Esders (Roxiga)

The results & critique for this show are now on the website.

Click here for the results page and archive.
Northern Bullmastiff Club Championship Show 2023
Club Championship Show 2023

Sunday 25th June 2023
Judge:- Mrs Marion McArdle (McArmadale)

The results & critique for this show are now on the website.

Click here for the results page and archive.
Club Year Book & our latest book of UK Champions

The latest Year Book and the third book in the series of UK Bullmastiff Champions are now available.

Click here for more details

Please note subscriptions need to be paid on or before 1st January each year. All fully paid up members for 2023, on request, will receive one free year book per membership fee. (while stocks last). Terms & conditions apply.

Click here for details
Book of Champions

Limited numbers of the "Millennium book of Bullmastiff Champions" and the follow on "Book of Champions 2000 - 2010" are also available from the club.

Click here for details
Latest News

Keeping you up to date on Bullmastiff & Kennel Club News

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Thank You

To the companies below for supporting our Year Book

2023 Year Book

The club would like to say thank you to all that placed an advert or provided an article for the year book.
All members adverts are shown on our website for a 12 month period, please click the link below to view them.

Members Year Book Adverts
Breed Statistics for 2020

New Registrations - 361

59 Litters,  6 Exports,  11 Imports

Number Of Dogs Hip & Elbow Scored

Hips - 26,  Elbows - 20

New Ch., JW, VW & ShCEx Awards

New Ch. - 0,  JW - 3,  VW - 0,  ShCEx - 0

New Breed Health Award Scheme

The former Bullmastiff Breed Council's breed health co-ordinator, Trudy Talbot, with the help of our breed clubs, put together a Bullmastiff Health Award Scheme which comprised of 3 levels of award. Unfortunately for the moment the scheme has been put on hold for the time being.

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Club Mission Statement.

To work in partnership to create a positive future for the health and wellbeing of the Bullmastiff.

  • Promote the Bullmastiff in every way
  • To work alongside the Kennel Club on all aspects of health and the wellbeing of this beautiful breed.
  • To liaise with medical experts and assist them in research to combat any health problems the breed is identified to have.
  • To provide education initiatives to owners to ensure a long term healthy future for the Bullmastiff.
We at the Northern pride ourselves on our Code of Ethics, which is incorporated in our Club Rules, these are a clear indication of our intentions and condemn any variation. All members of the Northern Bullmastiff Club are to abide by the above aims.

Northern Bullmastiff Club