Obituary - Multi Ch Enferno Van De Paterhoek
OUR DOGS is sorry to record the passing of Enferno,
possibly one of the UK’s most well known Dogue de
In the UK he became Top Dog and also the first of the breed to ever win Best of Breed at Crufts in 2009. His champion titles include Dutch Champion, International Champion, Belgian Champion, Hungarian Champion, French Champion, World Champion, European Champion. Other wins include Bundessieger Winner, Brussels Winner, Twice Dutch Winner, Twice Best in Show UK Club Shows, Twice Dutch Clubmatch Best in Show, French Clubmatch Best in Show, Belgian Clubmatch Best in Show, Hungarian Molosser Clubmatch Best in Show, eight International Shows Group wins, four Best in Show International all breeds, three Res Best in Show all breeds", two Group 2 International, three Group 4 at UK Championship shows and 37 Best of Breeds.
He was owned and campaigned to all these titles by Nik Burnikell and Becky Swainston of Emberez Dogue De Bordeaux.
After his UK, and European success Enferno later moved to the USA to carry on his legacy through his progeny there. The Dogue de Bordeaux world has lost a great ambassador. For all that Enferno achieved in breed history, dogue enthusiasts should be thankful for his existence.
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