Our lovely Toto is born 23th of may 2010. His father is Midnight Express for Rozeldogue -Victor- and his mom is our beautiful Italian Toezzz-daughter Honey Bee del Tridentum. He comes from an excellent litter, with -besides himself- very nice brothers & sisters.
About his personality: Already at puppy age it was obvious Toto had his own special attitude; … look at me, this is me, worth having a look at, confident and calm, a perfect dogue de bordeaux temperament in development.
He definitely grew out to be a dogue de Bordeaux with this perfect temperament; confident, calm and extremely affectionate towards us. A minor problem about his affection …. He shows his affection to everybody who enters our home and he demands to be around people visiting us. We cannot lock him out when we have human- or dog company in the house, he just demands to enter the room, jumping around in the dogues room, making noises, crying ….. well just a clown, until he gets what he wants, which is ….. jumping on the couch and laying down his head on our visitors lap, as if he says hi here I am look at me being a sweety …. He doesn’t realize his weight of about 80 kilo’s at all. But well the clown is forgiven for this minor problem. It is nice to observe Toto being the absolute leader of our pack of dogues with his confident and calm temperament.
Just some more about Toto on Show: Entering the showring at the age of nine months in Groningen (Nl) 2011, gaining his Dutch Junior Champion Title in four out of four shows, we made a fantastic kick off with Toto’s impressive show carreer. In this year our young boy Toto was awarded with six Best of Breeds. We like to mention just some of these results …… At the European Show in Leeuwarden (Nl) he was selected Best Youth Dog in Group 2! Three times selected for the prestigious Dutch Top Dog Show (invitation only) and three times selected with the last six in Group 2! He also entered the Crufts show for three times, of course we can continue … but just check out the archives! Although he is mentioned often in our archives we like to present an overview of his show results. Let’s begin in 2011 at the time he was ‘just a youngster’. His career started with 6 Best of Breeds in this year. Amongst his titles some certainly worth mentioning: A very short follow up of the start of his show career, certainly worth mentioning: Junior World Champion – Junior European Winner – Dutch & Luxembourg Youth Champion, Best of Breed at the famous Dutch Molosser Show. This young male qualified for two prestigious shows in the upcoming year, 2012. The Dutch Topdog Show & Crufts. This all happened before he reached the age of 20 months! His career started with 6 Best of Breeds in this year. Amongst his titles some certainly worth mentioning: Junior World Champion – Junior European Winner – Dutch & Luxembourg Youth Champion, Best of Breed at the famous Dutch Molosser Show. This young male qualified for two prestigious shows in the upcoming year, 2012. The Dutch Topdog Show & Crufts. This all happened before he reached the age of 20 months!To read more about his results and his littermates please check our archives.
Successes continued: Since Toto hasn’t reached the age of 27 months yet, he still is not a Dutch Champion, at that time, despite of titles already gained! Of course, since we are Dutch, this is an important title to us and at this point in the beginning of 2012 we can only hope he will have some more successes, especially after he reached this age -…. It’s funny to write this in 2016, because we already know what happened. Still it impress us so much that it is worth mentioning! Oke let’s try to remember. January 2012, At a Belgium show Toto not only became BOB, but also he was second in the Group. This FCI Group 2 is such a big group so it certainly is extraordinary to be placed so high in this difficult group. In the years to come, Toto has written many more show wins in his name, just too much to mention. We can also write lot about his most perfect temperament, but we decided from time to time one picture says more then 1000 words … who knows, maybe he steals judges hearts showing the typically ‘gentle giant’ dogue de bordeaux temperament, maybe it is his exterior qualities, our guess is, BOTH!
We could continue with so much more special showresults and stories of Toto,
but we prefer to end his story with mentioning those results in his show career
that are the most important and precious ones for us personally ……..
Three years in a row Winning CRUFTS,
2013, 2014 and 2015!!
It is difficult to put in words how much this means to us.
After his 2015 CRUFTS win we decided to retire Toto from the showring.
In our opinion the best way to end a fantastic show career.
♥ Toto now spend his days in leading his pack ♥
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