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The Dogue de Bordeaux Club of Great Britain was officially recognised by the Kennel Club in 2001. It is the oldest DDB club in the UK.
The Club’s objectives, in its constitution, are to:
In the early days the Club worked hard to establish the breed in this country and was rewarded in 2001 when the KC accepted an interim Breed Standard for the Dogue de Bordeaux. This meant that our breed could be exhibited at KC licensed shows for the first time since 1897.
The next milestone came when the Club successfully campaigned for the Dogue de Bordeaux to be elevated from the KC Imported Register to the full Breed Register. This meant that, from 2008 onwards, the Dogue de Bordeaux could be exhibited in Breed Classes (rather than AV Imported Register classes) at KC shows. As a result our Bests of Breed were now eligible to compete in Working Groups. Also suitably qualified dogs were allowed to enter Crufts from 2009 onwards.
Most recently the KC has accepted a detailed submission from the Club making the case for the Dogue de Bordeaux to be granted Championship Status. Thus from 2016 onwards our breed will be able to win Challenge Certificates (CCs). Initially CCs will be available at seven Championship Shows per year starting with Crufts 2016.
Since 2008 the Club has held two KC licensed shows every year. Typically this has been a Limited Show in the Spring and an Open Show in the Autumn. In November 2016 the Club will hold its inaugural Championship Show.
In addition the Club organises general breed seminars and judging seminars. In the past seminar speakers have included acknowledged experts such as Raymond Triquet, Bas Bosch, Anne-
President: Raymond Triquet
Chairman: Mark Rainger
Secretary: Adrian Bicknell
Treasurer: Claire Colman
Karen Mostacci (co-