Although we have had an interest in and liking for the Dogue De Bordeaux breed for quite some time, our direct involvement didn’t start until August 2003 when we whelped a litter for Ken and Kelli Weber of Oakview Kennels. We were very grateful to Ken and Kelli for allowing us to have two of the litter which we named Brutus and Blondie and had the pleasure of showing them through to their titles – Champions Oakview Dutchcourage and Oakview Going Dutch [ sire: Ch Zamadeus Garde D’Honneur Du Monde (Imp BLG), dam Ch Rinderkraal Holly ].
We purchased and successfully campaigned Durhamdogues Anastasia [ sire Ch Oakview Dutchcourage, dam Brytanskie Wini Chesta ] to her title and she also proved a ‘champion’ in the whelping box producing seven champions from two litters. Another great acquisition for us has been Ch Runderkraal Cherie Amour [ sire Maximilien Centurian (Imp UK), dam Runderkraal Miende Vlieg ].. Our thanks to Robyn and Leo Spierenburg for allowing us to have ‘Ruby’ who has been a consistent winner for us including three times winning Runner Up Best in Show at the All Mastiff Breeds Championship Shows. Quite an achievement for a Dogue De Bordeaux to win three 25 point Best of Breed certificates.
Although relatively new to the Dogue De Bordeaux world we look forward to doing what we can to promote and improve the breed.
We continue to breed and exhibit and have expanded our interest to include judging on the national and international stage.