are living in a house on the outskirts of Berlin and share it currently with two
dogs, ten snakes, three guinea pigs, several rats, various leopard geckos
the love of dogs was already inhered in Viviane, Dirk first had to be convinced
that a life without dogs actually is no life at all.
first two years of their marriage, Viviane was occupied with convincing Dirk of
owning a dog and of agreeing with him on a breed that would be suited to them.
from the beginning, it was clear that it should be a bitch. Furthermore, she
should be athletic, vivacious, funny, of medium height, short-haired and also of
a strong built.
there exist so many breeds in the world, there are unfortunately not that many
which accomplish all those criteria and ARE NOT listed in any of those famous
respectively notorious lists of dangerous breeds. As we were still living in a
rented flat at this time, also the house owner had to agree with us on the
choice of our favourite breed. After a long period of going forth and back and
of visiting for several times areas where free movement of dogs is allowed –
only in order to observe different dogs -, we decided us for purchasing a yellow
German Boxer bitch.
things went different: in the summer of 1997, all coloured bitches in Berlin and
the state of Brandenburg already were promised to others. As we were only
looking for a buddy and companion dog, our decision went to the white "Rieke
vom Bullengraben", a wrong-coloured bitch with prohibition to participate
in breeding and showing.
did not even know before that white Boxers do exist and were completely
enchanted by that little pink puppy. We visited Rieke every week until she
finally went home with us at the age of 8 weeks. And for the 9 years to come,
she enriched our lives and accompanied us in almost everything.
breeders draw our attention to the German Boxer Club and we became members.
Viviane regularly trained Rieke on the dog’s training ground and also
participated in competitions until at the age of 2,5 years a severe spondylosis
was diagnosed with Rieke. That set an abrupt end to her sporting career. Even
though there were no possibilities to take part in any dog sport, Rieke still
led a happy life.
sudden and unexpected death in the summer of 2006 left us and our Boston Terrier
Garbo incredibly upset. We quickly got aware of the fact that a life without a
Boxer for us not is a life at all anymore.
looking for a new family member, this time it was clear for us that we
absolutely wanted a puppy in show quality and with breeding prospect which also
should have a disposition for dog sports because Viviane did want to participate
in the training organised by the club once again.
a long and intensive research, in September 2006 the gold-brindled “Elmira vom
Ostenmeer“ moved in and since then is keeping us on the go.
already through all three health tests of the BK and is free off hip dysplasia (HD=A1) as well as spondylosis (SP=0) and also diagnosed completely free on inherited heart diseases (HZ=0).
In relation to dog sports, she also has accomplished
our expectations if not even having exceeded them. So we asked the BK München e. V. for permisson to breed Boxers under the kennel name Vivid Gem's, too. Since September 18th 2008 our kennel is officially confirmed by the BK.