Envy becomes first UK Dogue champion


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BRITAIN’S first Dogue de Bordeaux champion was crowned at National Working and Pastoral Breeds show last weekend. Andrew and Nicola Nattriss’ Soultime Emberez Envy took her third CC under Richard Kinsey, following her first at Crufts under Jeff Horswell and a second at the Northern Dogue de Bordeaux Club from Peter van Montfoort from the Netherlands. 

  At Crufts the breed received its first set of CCs and as the BOB came from Italy Envy is also the breed’s first UK-bred and owned CC winner.

  She was bred by Mr Nattriss in partnership with Nik Burnikell and Becky Swanston and is by Emberez Intrepid, a son of the breed’s first UK championship show group winner Dutch Ch Tyrannus Skyejacked by Emberez, ex Emberez Silhouette at Soultime.

  One litter sister is an American champion and another won the RCC at the Northern club.

  Envy was joint top puppy in 2014 and top bitch ’15 when she was BOB nine times, BOB five times and was shortlisted in the group at Paignton.

As the breed is in the Kennel Club’s category three, she had to pass a veterinary check at the National W/P Breeds so that she can claim her title.