Vesper Junior Club Champion & DDB Junior Winner 2018

What a weekend!! The Danish Dogue de Bordeaux Club had a doubleshow this weekend with the Club Match on Saturday judged by breed specialist Mr. Jürgen Sauer. North-End Bordeauxs Akane “Vesper” was entered both days in Junior Class and won the class both days, thereby achieving 2 Junior Club CACs making her JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPION! ;oD The Club Match on Saturday also gave her the title DDB JUNIOR WINNER 2018. She went 4th best female on Saturday – on Sunday she went all the way winning Best Female and ending up as BOS. I’ll just repeat myself – what a weekend!! ;oD

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Vesper Danish Junior Champion & POAG results for the X-litter

On May 11, 12 and 13 the Danish Kennel Club had a 3-day show in Roskilde. We only showed Vesper, as Carla just had her puppies and Penny is not yet 2 years old and therefore don’t need more certificates until after her 2 year birthday. Vesper did very well and took the Junior CAC all three days – which means she became Junior Champion on the last day!! 😀 On top of that, she also managed to take the CAC two out of the three days – so she now only needs one CAC after her 2 year birthday to become Danish Champion. Needless to say, we were over the moon and very happy with her achievements! 😉 And more good news from Vesper – she has had her elbows x-rayed and received the official status: AD/0! So right now we can’t ask for more from her. 😀 Speaking…

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Playtime ;o)

The puppies are developing fast and are now getting very curious about the other dogs, Penny and Vesper. Vesper has completely fallen in love with the entire gang of petits and is ready to adopt all 7 puppies, if Carla gets tired of them… ;o) Videos below of playtime with “aunt Vesper”. The litter has now been registered with the kennel club, which means that all 7 names have been chosen, however not all puppies have been picked out yet by their families… We will put the names on the X-litter page, once the puppies have been picked out – so far the two boys and two females have been picked out, their names are on the X-litter page. ;o)

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Carla’s belly & happy birthday Vesper

Carla now only has one week left of her pregnancy and her belly is now quite obvious, to say the least! She has certainly slowed down her tempo, and she has given up on chasing the birds in our field – Penny has to do the job alone now. ;o) Carla is doing good and doesn’t seem to be too bothered with the growing belly – and she still enjoys flatting out in the couch in the evening… ;o) Today is Vesper’s 1st birthday. We are so very happy with our big girl and she is everything we could have hoped for – and then some! ;o)

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DDDBK Show 18.11.2017 and ECVO eye test of the PBGVs

The last show of the year for us was the Danish Dogue de Bordeaux Club Christmas show on November 18th. North-End Bordeauxs Akane “Vesper” was entered in Puppy class at 8 months of age and did very well. She was awarded Best Puppy out of a total of 6 puppies, so we ended the show year in the best possible way. ;o) We think she is developing very nicely, still looking really harmonic and well put together, and we are looking very much forward to showing her next year, when she will be a Junior. As to the PBGVs, our two girls Around Yes Powerdrop “Carla” and Soletrader Penny Lane “Penny” went for an ECVO eye test last week. Carla is POAG clear and Penny is POAG carrier, however we wanted to do the ECVO test as well to check for other potential eye conditions. Both dogs got perfect tests…

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DKK Int. Show 23.-24. September 2017

This weekend was the Danish Kennel Club Copenhagen Winner Show and we had entered PBGV Around Yes Powerdrop “Carla” and DDB North-End Bordeauxs Akane “Vesper”. Carla was showing on Saturday in Open Class and did very well, ending up as Best Female and BOS. With that, she achieved her third CAC and became Danish Champion as well as Copenhagen Winner 2017! BOB was Taglines Double The Fun with Soletrader. Vesper was showing on Sunday in Puppy Class. She too did very well and ended up as BOB Puppy. Obviously we are very excited and happy with the results this weekend. ;oD  

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Planned PBGV litter and Vesper growing up

Our latest addition to the kennel – North End Bordeaux Akane “Vesper” – is growing up fast and turns 5 months tomorrow. She is developing very nicely, although at this age most DdBs look slightly funny with big ears, big feet and no body – but for her breed, she is developing according to plan. ;o) New pictures of Vesper in her gallery. As to the PBGVs we are expecting our first litter in the spring of 2018! We will be breeding Around Yes Powerdrop “Carla” in her next heat, which we expect will be in Dec17/Jan18 and the puppies will arrive in Feb/Mar 2018 if all goes well.

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Penny shows & a new dog ;-)

Since our last update, Soletrader Penny Lane has been shown three times in junior class – and has achieved three CACs and one BOB! We are very happy with the way she has developed, she looks absolutely gorgeous and we love her type. Her biggest challenge is the fact, that she doesn’t like showing that much… :-/ Hopefully the anxiety has to do with her age and her second heat and we hope in time (and with a lot of socialization) it will better. Also – we have a new addition to the kennel. 🙂 We lost Yolene – our last Dogue de Bordeaux – late February. Ironically enough, the day before Yolene’s injury, we had decided to get in touch with Kristine Schoubye from Kennel North-End Bordeauxs, as she had an upcoming litter, that we very much wanted to have a female puppy from. The litter was born a…

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Krondal’s Yolene 19.07.2008 – 26.02.2017

The previous days have been some of the worst in a long time… Last Friday started like any other Friday, the dogs were let out in the garden, but when they came back in, Yolene was walking on only 3 legs. She wouldn’t use one of her hind legs, and the vet confirmed our misgivings in the afternoon – Yolene had torn the ligament in her knee. The message was clear – Yolene needed to go through surgery or be put down. Off course we had discussed the alternatives before we went to the vet and we agreed that she shouldn’t go through surgery at the age of 8½ years – but standing there with Yolene at the vet, I was not at all ready to make the decision. So we went back home with our dog and a big package of morphine pills, and spend the weekend considering the…

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