"Edd" Hyerdunscar's Notorious Edd of Carothan

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"Edd"
Hyerdunscar's Notorious Edd of Carothan

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Edd, September 2010
2nd Mascot of the Order of the Bullmastiff
In office:
24 April 2014 - 4 April 2017
Preceded by: "Rose" Bramarley Paloma of Carothan
Succeeded by: "Lily" Carothan Lilly of the Water
1st Guardian of the Imperial Residence
In office:
16 May 2016 - 4 April 2017
Preceded by: Office established
Succeeded by: Baby
Personal information
Sire: Champion Wonderbulls Amaretto of Copperfield
Dam: Black Current of Hyerdunscar
Kennels: Carothan, Hyerdunscar
Bloodlines: Frankental, Graecia, Jobull
Born: 29 December 2008
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Died: 4 April 2017 (aged 8)
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Edd, whose pedigree name was Hyerdunscar's Notorious Edd of Carothan, was a bullmastiff owned and loved by the Austenasian Imperial Family, who lived with them in the Imperial Residence. Edd was born in Bolton and bought from there by Emperor Terry in March 2009, joining Rose, another bullmastiff (his fourth cousin once removed). After Rose's death in April 2014, Edd succeeded her as Mascot of the Order of the Bullmastiff, a position he held until his own death in April 2017.

Edd was descended from the Frankental and Graecia kennels, both known for producing superb Champions in Britain and overseas. He qualified for Crufts 2010, 2011, and 2012 - attending the latter - and had a hipscore of 26.

Emperor Terry planned that if Rose never had any puppies that the Imperial Family kept, then Edd would succeed her as Mascot of the Order of the Bullmastiff. It was unknown if Emperor Esmond III would follow this plan after the birth of Lily, Rose's only puppy, but after Lily was sold Esmond III announced on 16 September 2010 that unless Rose ever gave birth again, he would upon her death make Edd the new Mascot. Emperor Jonathan I passed an Imperial Edict on 19 February 2013 confirming that should Edd still be alive at the time of Rose's death, he would immediately succeed her as Mascot, which he did so on 24 April 2014. He was later given the title Guardian of the Imperial Residence by Jonathan I on 16 May 2016, the day before Pets Day.

Edd suffered from a mild stroke on 27 December 2016, but a visit to a veterinary surgery the next day showed him to have mostly recovered. He had a second stroke on 4 April 2017, and passed away later that day. His age at death - over eight years and three months - is considered a good achievement for a male bullmastiff. On 25 April, an urn containing his ashes was buried in Wrythe Pet Cemetery during a short ceremony attended by members of the immediate Imperial Family and Princess Consort Hannah.

Show results

Having such a good showing pedigree, Edd was taken to many dog shows in his first few years, and consistently come in the top three of his class.


Date Show Judge Award Photo
5 July 2009 British Bullmastiff League Open Show Mrs. C Freshney 1st Minor Puppy Dog
"6 months light red, straight front, cat feet, short back, nice bend of stifle. Very happy little boy at his first show, just wanted to play."
25 July 2009 Leeds City & District Canine Association Championship Show Sue Hewart Chambers 1st Puppy Dog
"Showing promise. Everything is in the right place."
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2 August 2009 Southern Bullmastiff Society Championship Show Mr. B. Warren 2nd Minor Puppy Dog (Qualified Crufts 2010)
"Excellent head with beautiful expression and lovely pigment. Straight front, with cat like feet. A little weak on hind quarters with a steep croup at present moved OK."
20 September 2009 Welsh & West of England Bullmastiff Society Open Show Mrs. M. Presland 2nd Minor Puppy Dog
"Another of good quality and type, lovely head coming, good body with plenty of bone and substance, super hindquarters moved well."
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18 April 2010 Bridgeford and District Canine Society Open Show Bradley Richards 1st Junior Dog Edd18apr10.jpg
2 May 2010 Welsh & West of England Bullmastiff Society Championship Show M. Rayman Soulat 3rd Junior Dog (Qualified Crufts 2011)
12 June 2010 Three Counties Championship Show Mr. D. Webster 2nd Junior Dog (Qualified 2nd time for Crufts 2011)
"He has a very pleasing skull and muzzle and a first class expression. Moderately arched neck leading to a back that's short enough but not level. His chest is broad and deep with good bone and straight front. Good rear angulation."
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1 August 2010 Southern Bullmastiff Society Championship Show Mrs. Mary Jones 1st Post Graduate Dog (Qualified 3rd time for Crufts 2011)
"Good head & expression, with correct pigmentation, good reach of neck, well laid shoulder, broad front, would prefer better tailset, but a good strong dog. Shown & moved well."
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1 May 2011 Welsh & West of England Bullmastiff Society Championship Show Mrs. Tracey Walker 3rd Post Graduate Dog (Qualified Crufts 2012)
"Good strong head, strong firm neck, strong straight front, nice let down chest and large spring of rib, good strong rear angulation, he was presented in good hard condition and no doubt he could have worked all day, fittest in the class, just preferred the overall balance of 1st and 2nd placings although really liked this boy."
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10 March 2012 Crufts 2012
(Bullmastiff)
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Descent

The Mascot must be descended from Champion Ambassador of Buttonoak, and Edd was therefore qualified, being descended in the following way:


  • CH Ambassador of Buttonoak (b: 3 May 1953)
  • CH Bulstaff Brobdingnag (b: 31 March 1959)
  • CH Bulstaff Achilles (b: 2 January 1961)
  • Sherharazade of Mureken (b: c. 1963)
  • Camelot of Mureken (b: c. 1966)
  • CH Thorfin of Oldwell (b: c. 1968)
  • CH Nicholas of Oldwell (b: 25 December 1971)
  • Leyrigg Bonny Kirsty (b: c. 1974)
  • Leyrigg Lady Isla (b: c. 1977)
  • Struanmor An Nuna (b: 26 February 1979)
  • CH Graecia Centaur (b: 14 October 1981)
  • CH Saturn of Graecia (b: 7 July 1987)
  • Iron King of Evenstar (b: 6 April 1989)
  • CH Ironbru of Evenstar (b: 17 April 1991)
  • Graecia Ambition For Troumaca (b: 14 December 1992)
  • Troumaca Antillian (b: 22 December 1994)
  • Graecia Black Opal (b: 11 March 2000)
  • Black Current of Hyerdunscar (b: 9 February 2004)
  • Hyerdunscars Notorious Edd of Carothan (b: 29 December 2008)
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A painting of Edd by HIH Princess Christine.

Pedigree

Edd was descended from the Graecia and Frankental kennels of bullmastiffs, both well-known kennels of British and international Champions.

In popular culture

Edd starred in the sci-fi series Cool Barbie, playing himself in Cool Barbie III (2009), IV (2009), and IX (2015).