Bonsai

benigna hokori of the kochi castle

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A SPECIAL GIFT

It would be my first "keeper". I solemnly swore to rationally consider all the pros and cons of all the pups, so that I would make the best possible choice for future breeding. A choice of which I firmly believe it should not be based on emotions. But she caught my eye the very second she was born. When I opened her amniotic sack, I have apparently said "I think this is my special gift..." Weeks later, when white smoke signaled that the difficult choice was definitively made, it turned out that what I said that day was no lie. The girl in red would stay with us forever.

GOOD-HEARTED PRIDE

Her official name translates to "our good-hearted pride", and that's exactly what she is. Without a shadow of a doubt she is the most amiable dog that we were ever allowed to enjoy the company of in our home. Already on the verge of being world-famous, Bonsai is a living legend that really sets an example for the Tosa and where the breed should be heading: correct, compact, functional, healthy, happy and self-confident.

COUNTERBALANCE

Even her call name, Bonsai, is a statement. Being the smallest pup out of an otherwise very homogenous litter of twelve, she has always remained the dog with the lowest whithers, despite the presence of quite a few very large ancestors. Considered the fact that the breed standard has no mention of a maximum size or weight for the Tosa, a trend tends to arise across Europe that "the bigger, the better". We strongly oppose this and hope to counterbalance this trend with the breeding of functionally built, relatively medium-sized dogs. This choice brings about more manageable dogs in size and also helps in obtaining better health and preserving longevity.

WINNING HEARTS & TITLES AROUND THE WORLD

Ever since her first big dog show in 2016, Bonsai's unique combination of soundness and frivolity wins the hearts of judges, connoisseurs, dog enthousiasts alike, young and old - even those who are normally not too keen on big dogs at all. She loves the shows - we can tell from her reaction when she spots us packing our dog show bags the night before. Unfortunately it is an expensive and time-consuming sport so we cannot compete as much as we would like.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2019

We are proud that Bonsai and her siblings from the immaculate B-litter are all such wonderful representatives of the breed and we are looking forward to a very promising year in 2019, in which we hope to welcome Bonsai's first and much anticipated-on litter of pups and her mom Poema's third and final litter.

 gender  female

 date of birth  June 6th, 2016

 country of origin  the Netherlands

 Sire  Agiro Tosadar

International Champion, WW '12 i.a.   HD-A   ED-0

 Dam  Chinmi z Horowych Bagien

International Champion i.a.   HD-A   ED-0   ECVO-clear

 breeder  M.J.C.E. van Strien

 Litter  12 pups (6 male, 6 female)

 DNA profile  Yes      Including parentage check

 HD  A (norberg 33)

 ED  FREE

  HEIGHT  67 cm at the whithers

 WEIGHT  49 kg at age 3½

 SHOW TITLES  

  •  best puppy in show #2 
    age 6 months old @ the Amsterdam Winner 2016
     

  • Junior champion of the netherlands

  • junior champion of belgium

  • junior champion of luxembourg

  • junior champion of Germany

  • junior champion club für molosser

  • vdh europajügendsieger 2017

  • VDH bundesjügendsieger 2017
     

  •  best brace in show #3 
    With Hummer @ Int. Dogshow De Kempen, Eindhoven

  • DUTCH clubwinner 2018

  • Amsterdam Winner 2018

  • nominee for dog of the year 2018 
     

  • VDH Annual Trophy Winner 2018 

  • VDH BUNDESSIEGER 2018

  • VDH WINNER OF THE YEAR 2018

  • Alpensieger deutschland
     

  • BENELUX WINNER 2018

  • Benelux winner 2019
     
  • National Champion of The Netherlands

  • National CHAMPION OF BELGIUM
  • National Champion of Germany

  • National Champion of Luxembourg
     

  •  C.I.B. INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY CHAMPIOn
     

  •  junior WORLD winner 2017 

  •  VICE WORLD WINNER 2018

Last update: September 2019

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