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Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

SOME SHOW news for you. Chris King’s Bonvivant Voltaire (Soli) (Ch B Esprit ex Baarbeekhoeve Brizo) qualified for the Aberystwyth Limited Show Dog of the Year match. This is open for dogs having won BIS, RBIS, BP, RBP, BV and RBV at limit shows in Wales. Soli qualified by winning BVIS at the hosting society’s lim...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 8Updated : 16/02/2017

AT NATIONAL W/PB open show Ms L Wilcox (Shellach) was officiating for all four varieties. There was just the one Laeken for her to go over in Felicity Ashford’s homebred Wilash Dastardly Dave (From Laeken Paradis Livry ex Kilimanjaro v Moned), but still a worthy BOB. There was only one Mal as well, so BOB to Val Neff&r...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

WE HAVE an entry of 11 for Crufts made up of four dogs and seven bitches for judge Paul Lawless. Mals get an entry of 28, eight dogs and 20 bitches, so all things considered we’ve done pretty well.      Well the new series of Secret Life of Dogs has started. As I write this my youngest Griffon Kevi...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 6Updated : 01/02/2017

SAD NEWS from the States this week: Cindy Fitzgerald has lost her fight with cancer. Cindy was a very knowledgeable Laeken owner and lover. Condolences to her family and friends.      Not much else to report on this week, so I will tell you of Rodney’s joy this week. Since puppyhood, Rodney has alw...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

NO CLASSES for us at Manchester but we had a good turnout for rare breed working/pastoral. Anne McDonald was officiating. Another good day for Felicity Ashford’s homebred litter. Miss J Wade’s Wilash Dangermouse was first puppy dog, Felicity’s Wilash Dastardly Dave was first junior dog and RBD. Bred by Flic...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

NO NEWS this week, so make it your new year’s resolution to contribute regularly to your Laekenois notes. We have so few shows with classifications that I have a lot of gaps to fill. So open show news, obedience, agility, rally, HTM, KCGC tests or general chit chat. I am on Facebook but not what I would class a regular...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 3Updated : 10/01/2017

AT BOSTON, specialist Lynn Church was judging all four varieties. I have to say that our numbers were great – we had four, beating the Mals, who only managed three, Groen seven and Terv 11, so certainly keeping up with the Joneses, as the saying goes!      BB and BOB went to Felicity Ashford&rsqu...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 2Updated : 06/01/2017

A FEW CONGRATULATIONS to start the year off. We have previously covered top dog, but not top stud dog and brood bitch.      Both owned by Jan Ralph, top stud goes to Ch Bonvivant Esprit. He is in fact a Malinois, siring the well-known V litter to the top brood bitch, the lovely Van de Baarbeekhoeve Bri...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 1Updated : 28/12/2016

FELICITY Ashford’s From Laeken Paradis Livry has finished top Laekenois in the Dog World top dog competition. It’s been a great year for Flick and her Laeken in the show ring and at home with her first litter, which are now starting to make their mark in the ring.      Boston has an entry o...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 52Updated : 19/12/2016

I THOUGHT we’d have a show round up for the year. There are 26 all breed championship shows of which 18 do not give us classes. Of the remaining eight, one had no entries, the other seven BOBs were split between Laeken Paradis Livry (Zodt), who got three; Ajke Baranella (Ajke) took one; Bonvivant Ave A Go of Okami (Rod...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

AT LKA Felicity Ashford’s homebred puppy Wilash Dastardly Dave (Laeken Paradis Livry ex Kilimanjaro v Moned) won the puppy dog class in NSC pastoral and BP. His sire Zodt was RBD. I was gutted that I hadn’t realised they were there as I would have looked them up. I was with my Griffons at the far end of the hall ...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 50Updated : 07/12/2016

ON DEC 3 and 4 the Facebook page, National Purebred Dog Day, showcased the Laekenois. Chris King, Felicity Ashford and myself shared pictures to the page and odd comments. It was interesting reading as questions were put forward for breeders etc to answer. I should imagine a numerically high breed will get lots of input but ...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 48Updated : 24/11/2016

NO NEWS at all this week, I’m really going to need your input over the next few weeks as with no major shows except LKA at which we are not scheduled classes anyway, there is quite a lull.      I will tell you that I am rather pleased with myself for completing my Christmas shopping. Always good ...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 47Updated : 17/11/2016

I HAD AN extremely busy weekend. I am chief steward for Crystal Palace and as our show was on Saturday (12th), I had the lead up in the week preparing all the breed folders for the show. Out for 12 hours on show day with travelling, dismantling and a committee meeting and boy was it cold at Ardingly. Unfortunately I had to r...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 46Updated : 09/11/2016

I KNOW this will be covered in the Terv’s notes, but I would like to add my personal congratulations to the Hutchings/Hutchings-Brooks on making up their very first champion in Leea (Domburg Love Games with Jenerelena). Although not close pals I have known Jenny, Eric and Helena for many years, supporting Helena at the...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 45Updated : 03/11/2016

CONGRATULATIONS to Jacqui Avery and her partner Larry in Ireland on the birth of their daughter Charlie Jean Elizabeth, weighing in at 5lb 6oz. I believe she was a little early, delivered by c-section. Jacqui had been in and out of hospital for several weeks being carefully monitored. Charlie initially had some problems but ...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 44Updated : 26/10/2016

I JUST spent a busy and tiring weekend at Discover Dogs, sharing my time between the Picardy Sheepdog and Griffon Bruxellois booths. Sorry I couldn’t promote the Laekenois, but Rodney is not sociable enough.      I stayed at the Travelodge on Saturday night where my Griffons kept me awake from 3a...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 43Updated : 20/10/2016

BONVIVANT Voltaire of Grizwold (Solli) has been carrying on with his winning ways, having a great day at South Wales. I missed this win as we were not given classes but owner Chris King went anyway and supported the NSC. Solli won BNSC pastoral under Paul Wilkinson. The same judge also gave Solli third in the veteran stakes....

Belgian Shepherds Dogs, Laekenois - week 42Updated : 13/10/2016

FELICITY Ashford’s From Laeken Paradis Livry (Zodt) is top Laekenois in the Dog World top dog competition at the three quarter mark. Think I am right in saying he cannot be beaten now.      I nearly scored a couple of extra days on my holiday. The Greek air traffic controllers were to strike on t...

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