Dogue de Bordeaux Club of Australia

Aust Ch Bellarouge Genevieve


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Viva is the daughter of Ripley and UK import from Emberez, Roman.

Viva is a girl of real substance, wide and deep, thick neck, heavy bone, muscular. Weighing 70kgs, she is not carrying any excess fat, actually she is kept lean, so it's all bone and muscle, bone she has inherited from her father. She is also a big girl, at about 25.5 inches tall.

Critique by Mr Bas Bosch (Belgium) Breed Specialist in April 2011.
Massively built bitch. Plenty of shape. Lovely type. Solidly built and very nicely constructed. Would prefer shorter body shape. Strong but feminine head with superb balance between skull and muzzle. Excellent skull shape, stop, eyebrow. Lovely coloured and well placed eyes. Beautiful expression. Very strong muzzle with surprisingly wide underjaw. Incisors well placed but should be larger. Excellent nose placement and chin mark. Well placed and carried ears, decent size. Nice furnishing. Highly typical broad and deep front.
Superb underline. Extra strong bone but clean. Strong front feet. Plenty of rib, decent strength of back, strong loins, superb hindquarters. Excellent condition and quality of coat. Typical balanced mover with a decent length of stride, drive ok.
Grading: Excellent

Mr Bosch commented that she is of the type of the dogues of old, and he thought that although she is on the large side for a female, she keeps the feminine type and is nicely balanced. Just beautiful. I am thrilled with this assessment from a breed specialist.

Hip score: 9

We sadly lost Viva suddenly on the 8th of November 2013. Viva was an excellent ambassador for the breed. She was wonderful with the public, and was the first to greet our foster dogs, and let them know they were in a safe place. She was one in a million and is sorely missed.

Sire : Aust Ch Rhodonite Roman Emberez S: Fr.Ch. Int.Ch. Ndl.Ch. Blg.Ch. Emberez Apollo S: Ir Ch. Laruscades Miracle Boy
D: Belle Star for Tex Red
D: Rhodonite Rhonda S: Dancing Brave at Tex Red
D: Rhodonite Red Magic
Dam : Aust Ch Chienamour Kiara 'Ripley' S: Int Ch.Ndl Ch.Aust.Ch Grandrouge Lucciano by RedRhino (Imp UK) S: Harvey's Redrhino
D: Colpaul Ham
D: S:
D: Aust.Ch Ataraxia The Jazz