MBISS AM/CAN CH Tru Grit Muscle Mayhem RN
a.k.a. "Primo"

DOB 2.26.2005
OFA Patella # BMF-PA6/25M/P-PI
OFA Hips # BMF-3534F27M-PI
OFA Elbow # BMF-EL1354M25-PI
Canine Brucellosis tested Negative


Primo wins an outstanding Best of Breed at the National Specialty under breeder judge Helene Nietsch, October 15th 2011 in Fort Mitchell KY, becoming the first VETERAN to win the breed at the national specialty from the veterans class since 1989! WHAT AN ABSOLUTE DREAM COME TRUE! Primo retired from the ring at the 2011 National, thank you to ALL of the judges, fans and friends who supported this incredible Bullmastiff over the last seven years, this incredible journey will never be forgotten!

THANK YOU Helene Nietsch for this incredible honor

Here are some highlights of Primo's Exceptional show career:

  • 2011 ABA National Specialty Best of Breed/Best Veteran, Best in Maturity - Breeder Judge Helene Nietsch (Banstock)

  • 2011 #10 Bullmastiff (1 Breed Win - Breed)

  • 2010 #9 Bullmastiff (3 weekends, 5 Best of Breed wins - Breed)

  • 2010 Sunshine States Bullmastiff Club Specialty Winner

  • 2009 #1 Bullmastiff (Breed)

  • 2009 Westminster Award of Merit

  • 2008 Eukanuba National Championships Best of Breed

  • 2008 National Specialty Award of Merit - Breeder Judge Shiela Polk (Tri-Ivory)

  • 2008 Ontario Regional Specialty Best of Breed

  • 2008 #6 Bullmastiff (Breed)

  • 2007 Midwest Bullmastiff Fanciers Annual Specialty Winner - Breeder Judge Geraldine Shastid (Ladybug)

  • 2007 #17 Bullmastiff (7 breed wins - Breed)

  • 2007 #6 Bullmastiff in Canada (one month showing)

  • ABA Top 20 - 2007, 2009, 2010, Ranked #1 in 2010

  • Group Winner in Canada and the USA

  • Primo came to dal Primo from TruGrit Bullmastiffs on April 26th 2005. As soon as he barreled out of his crate I knew he was destined to be a great show dog. Combining the confidence of his father Rudy as well as his grandfathers Jaeger and Jack, Primo grew to be a confident, happy dog that loves the ring EVERY time he is shown. Primo is exclusively owned and adored by dal Primo Bullmastiffs.

    Primo is a substantial Bullmastiff measuring 26 inches and weighing 140 lbs of lean muscle. Primo is free from allergies of any kind, has an OFA number for hips, patellas and elbows. Primo has a beautiful headpiece with a dead straight reverse scissors bite. Primo is clean and honest coming and going, he has a beautiful front with outstanding reach, with a powerful, driving rear, creating a lovely side gait.

    My life would not be complete without Primo. He is hands down the most loyal and loving dog I could ever imagine owning. He is ALL Bullmastiff and ALL gentleman. I am forever grateful to have had the pleasure of owning this fantastic dog - Crystal

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    Please enjoy this Tribute Video created to cherish the years Katie and Primo spent together as a truly fabulous team. The #1 Bullmastiff and Handler team in America 2009!

    Please click here for the highlights of Primo's Exceptional show career from 2006 through 2009

    We are so proud to announce Primo finished 2009 as the #1 Bullmastiff in the country. This was an amazing accomplishment as he was only selectively shown 29 weekends in 2009!

    Primo returned to the ring in April of 2010. Taking the weekend by storm in Perry GA, Primo went Best of Breed the first three days under judges Marjorie Martorella, Dana Cline, and Charlie Olvis. Primo finished the weekend in his usual style by winning ANOTHER BEST IN SPECIALTY under Judge Judy Harrington! Thank you to the Sunshine States Bullmastiff Club and all four judges for these incredible wins for our boy who came out of retirement to defeat over 150 Bullmastiffs over the weekend!

    A short month later Primo took a break from being ruler of the house to once again rule the ring, winning Best of Breed the Great Lakes Bullmastiff Association Supported Entry for the second year in a row, thank you Judge Kenneth Buxton. Primo finished his last all breed show by wining a Group 3 under Judge Skip Stanbridge.

    These two exciting weekends landed Primo in the top five where he remained until September 2010. We are thrilled that as of November 2010 Primo is still in the middle of the top ten in Breed Rankings, and in the top 20 All Breed rankings.

    September brought the 2010 ABA National Specialty in Boxborough MA. Judge Billy Brittle awarded Primo second place in Stud Dog and Primo brought home the BEST IN MATURITY trophy for dal Primo, along side his daughter
    Fame (who had also won an Award of Merit under Mr. Brittle), and his grandson Spanky. Primo also watched his double grandson Tony win Best Puppy at the National Specialty! Primo was also announced a TOP PRODUCING SIRE at the National Specialty for his five Champion get; Tune, General, Fame, Fabio, and Micah!

    Happy 6th Birthday Primo!

    PRIMO returns to the ring for ONE day, at 6 years old and win's first Award of Merit under Judge Bill Sahloff in York PA!


    Primo is exclusively presented by his handler and friend Katie Martin