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Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 17Updated : 19/04/2017

AT W/PB of Wales our judge was Carol Friends-Rees. Standing alone was Chris Kings’ Solli, Bonvivant Voltaire of Grizwold (Ch B Esprit ex Baarbeekhoeve Brizo for B), who was awarded BD, BOB and BV. Solli was also entered in rare breeds and won open dog, BD and BV. Very well done Chris and Solli.     ...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 16Updated : 13/04/2017

WELL, EVEN though the classification is not great for us at the champ shows, I am sure many of you do some open shows. The agility season is in full swing I believe, then there is rally, heelwork to music, obedience, working trials etc. We may not be great in numbers and that is why I really need your support and input for t...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 15Updated : 05/04/2017

THE BSDA held its spring show at the usual venue of Tomlinsons Dog Centre. Judge for Laeken was Sophie Jouannet. Just an entry of one unfortunately. BB and BOB was Jan Ralph’s Nova Esperanca for Bonvivant de Casa Mont’alves (Spi) (Dancing With Wolves da Casa Mont’alves ex Bonvivant  L’air Du Temp...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 14Updated : 30/03/2017

NO NEWS this week so some ramblings from my Crufts experience. During the duration of Crufts I am lucky enough to stay in a local hotel with my best mate. She spends some time working on a stall and I steward much of the time, though I did show my Griffons on the Friday, I am extra lucky to have a friend who brings them up f...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 13Updated : 22/03/2017

WELL, A successful Sunday for me at Woolwich and Bexley where Bonvivant Ave A Go of Okami (Rodney) won a strong open NSC pastoral class, BNSC pastoral and G1 under Gail Saffer (Ragemma). Unfortunately his luck ran out in the BIS ring despite still going a dream. Rodney was seven at Christmas and bred by Jan Ralph by B Vos fo...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 12Updated : 17/03/2017

WELL THAT’S Crufts done for another year. I had an extremely busy time but will share bits of it over the next couple of weeks as I obviously have breed news this week and can rattle on as I do, when I have nothing next week.      Our judge was breed specialist Paul Lawless (Revloch). He had an ent...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 11Updated : 08/03/2017

VERY SAD news to start with. Jan Ralph has lost the lovely Van de Baarbeekhoeve Brizo for Bonvivant (Brizo) just three days short of her 15th birthday. Jan says she was the kindest soul, a fantastic show dog, mother and most of all companion. She is by Ch Van de Baarbeekhoeve Spock ex Van de Baarbeekhoeve Taifun and was bred...

Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Laekenois - week 10Updated : 02/03/2017

JAN RALPH had a good day at Newark. Malinois were judged by Jacky Savill where Ch Bonvivant Tete A Tete took BOB and G4, and was fourth in the veteran stakes.      Jan’s Nova Esperanca for Bonvivant de Casa Mont’alves took best rare breed under Marita Rogers.      I&rsquo...

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 ...

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