Cynological Curriculum Vitae Bas Bosch
Bas Bosch’s first serious experience with pedigree dogs started when he was sixteen years old. He became a kennel hand in one of the most established and well known Mastiff kennels in the Netherlands (Sanguis Nobilis) owned by Bert van de Vorst. He was an excellent teacher. Both him and his good friend Louis van de Meeren, an internationally respected Bloodhound breeder, were very influential in developing his eye for a dog and teaching him about dog husbandry. They also influenced his decision to start breeding Bloodhounds, later followed by Mastiffs. Under the Bardolynn’s prefix Bas bred also other breeds like Basset Hounds, Bullmastiffs, Dandie Dinmont Terriërs and Pugs. Currently he breeds Mastiffs and Dandies. In all these breeds he has owned and bred champions. In Bloodhounds, Mastiffs and Pugs he also bred and owned Clubwinners. In the eighties he owned the Bulldog male Dutch Champion Beefeater Bulls Ever More Irish who ended up as reserve Best Dog of the Year in the Netherlands.
Over the years Bas Bosch has been active in various Dutch breed clubs as a committee member/president. The latter function he had in the club for Bloodhounds, Bulldogs, Deerhounds, Dogues de Bordeaux, Mastiffs and Pugs.
Professionally dogs have played an important part in Bas Bosch’s life too, but then as an author/editor/publisher. He was for more than ten years editor-in-chief of the then leading Dutch monthly ‘De Hondenwereld’. His publishing house BBPress is internationally renowned for his high quality dog books. Among them there are the very special Centenary publications – five so far – have been written/edited by him, including one on the Dutch breeds (in Dutch and English), celebrating the Centenary of the Dutch Kennel Club. He also has written the Centenary publication of the Hollandse Bulldoggen Club.
The Mastiff was the
first breed Bas Bosch qualified for as a judge, in 1983, at
the age of 23. 25 Years later he received the Golden Honorary
Pin of the Dutch Kennel Club. The Bulldog followed soon after.
In the mean time he judges various breeds in seven FCI-groups,
but he is perhaps best known as a judge of Molossers, English
and French Bulldogs and other ‘Flat Faces’. From the early
beginning of his judging career until this very moment he
feels very privileged to judge at those events in literally
all parts of the world where normally only breeder-judges
officiate, the championship breed club show of the respective
national breed clubs, often more than once. He has judged at
various World and European Shows too and twice at Crufts. The
last ten years he often combines judging appointments with
giving seminars and forums, especially on the Molosser and