My name is Jann Lanz and my husband Mark and I live in the small northern California town of Ukiah.
Our friend and mentor, Bob Goldblatt, who passed away, began the Goldleaf line over 30 years ago and
had bred many wonderful dogs. We purchased our first mastiff from Bob a few years ago and he
introduced us to the world of breeding and showing these wonderful dogs.
After the purchase of our first mastiff, Emma, Bob would stop by to visit at least two times a week. We
became very good friends and within a short time were going to dog shows together. He generously passed
along his years of knowledge about mastiffs and spent many hours helping us with anything we needed.
Our goal is to continue producing masiffs that are sound in mind, structure and temperament. We have Bob
to thank for the many years he devoted to this breed.
Below is a brief history of some of the past mastiffs of Goldleaf.............
Gulph Mills Lord Kether (Ch. Lord Mountbatten of Colossus ex Dame Winifred) was just six months
when he won Best Puppy and RWD at the 1978 Mastiff Specialty and he championed at 11 months.
Virgil, Ch. Goldleaf's Coeur de Lion (Ch. Little's Atlas of Massalane ex Ch. Gulph Mills Dame Catherine)
and Ch. Greenbranch Dolly Malone who when bred together produced Ch. Goldleaf's Coeur de Sol (Gail)
who was bred to Mulcher to produce Ch. Goldleaf's Montana (Number 3 Mastiff in 1987) and Ch. Gulph
Mills D'Artagnan (Number 1 Mastiff in 1988), Ch. Goldleaf's Hope and Glory and Ch. Berengaria's
False Hope and Lies.
One of the best known Goldleaf Mastiffs in Ch. Blu Ridge Goldleaf of Blk. Pt., Daisy (Montana x Ch.
Southports Jez of Blue Ridge). Daisy made her presence known early, finishing at nine months. She went
on to become the Number 1 Bitch in 1991 and 1992, and the Number 2 Mastiff in 1992. In 1994 Ch. Gulph
Mills Moonshine (Ch. Goldleaf's Montana x Ch. Gulph Mills Legacy) became the Number 3 Mastiff.