I want to commend Norma Roman-Ortiz for her incredible devotion and dedication to our wonderful breed! I am so proud of what she has accomplished with our pup Diva (call name Tatyana)! Diva is only the second Spanish Mastiff in the USA to earn her Canine Good Citizen certificate (CGC)! Anyone who is familiar with the Spanish Mastiff breed and the LGD personality understands how challenging this can be! The fact that the Spanish Mastiff was bred to work independently of their owners coupled with their intelligence and stubbornness proves this accomplishment monumental!
Could Canine Therapy work be in Norma and Diva's future???
A well trained, well behaved Spanish Mastiff that is out and about in public with their owner does more to educate the public and promote the breed than any written word ever could.
I am also very proud to announce that Diva is the first Spanish Mastiff to earn a Champion title in the USA! Norma has been showing her on the east coast in ARBA (American Rare Breed Association) shows and is doing a fabulous job there too!
Not to make light of her work in the show ring, but I am so incredibly impressed with Diva's CGC certificate - especially considering her mother Delilah's sometimes daunting intelligence and independent nature!
Congratulations to you Norma and thank you for providing Diva such a wonderful home!
Lois Jordan http://www.fallcreekfarm.net