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New Dutch Champion from the UK

AT THE Kynologenclub de Baronie International Championship Show in Roosendaal, history was made when a Dogue de Bordeaux bitch Laruscades Biba at Brandoux, owned by Alan and Kerry Bates, from Ripple in Kent, gained her qualifying CAC under Bas Bosch to become a Dutch champion.

In the UK, ‘Dogues’ are still on the Imported Breeds Register, and therefore cannot be scheduled as a breed in their own right, so this achievement is all the more credit worthy.

Biba has attended eight shows on the continent and has achieved high placings at each one.

Terry Thorn