Before marring Kathy, we only had one family dog, that changed drastically once married. I was a MD for a small printing firm from which I am now retired. We have three daughters and six grandchildren. As a family we have owned dogs continuously for the last 38 years. Kathy & Katie eventually persuaded me to get Orsino, our first Neapolitan Mastiff in 1998, after nearly 18 months of introducing me to the breed. Due to family commitments we have only ever shown our dogs lightly but at one stage I brought a camper van as we seemed to be at dog shows or seminars nearly every weekend. Having been a committee member of a general canine club as well as the Neapolitan Mastiff breed club I have found that I have covered most roles relating to running a dog club, from tea maker to President and everything in between.