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News Flash!!!

August 2023

     *Mars (Copper and Gold) earned his CGC good citizen certificate.

July 2023

    *Maizie (Dance litter) finished her NW1 nosework title.

    *Ripple (Legacy litter) earned legs toward an RA rally title and finished her conformation championship.

    *Cali (Copper and Gold) earned legs toward an RN rally title.

June 2023

    *Maizie (Dance litter) finished her SEE, SIE, and SCE scent work titles.

    *Finn (Blessings litter) finished his RATCHx10 barn hunt title.

    *Dyna (Board Games) earned her CGCA and CGCU canine good citizen certificates.

    *Ticket (Board Games) finished her SCN, SIN, SEN, SBN, and SWN scent work titles.

 

May 2023

     *Maizie (Dance litter) finished her NACSW ORT scent work title.

 

April 2023

    *Cimer (Musical Instruments) earned legs toward the SIA and SEA scent work titles.

     *Piper (Musical Instruments) earned a leg toward the SIA scent work title.

     *Finn (Blessings Litter) earned legs toward the RATCHx10 barn hunt title and finished his CZ8P4G title.

     *Cash (Sonata’s Show Tunes) finished his SIE and SWE scent work titles with high in class. He also earned legs toward the SCEE, SBEE, and SEEE titles.

     *Ripple (Legacy litter) earned legs toward the SIM, SCM, SEM, and SBM scent work titles.

 

March 2023

     *Maizie (Dance litter) earned legs toward the SIAE, SEAE, and SCAE scent work titles and finished her SBA and SWA scent work titles.

     *Cimer (Musical Instruments) earned legs toward the SCN, SEN, SBA, and SIA scent work titles.

     *Finn (Blessings litter) earned points toward the FCAT2 coursing ability title.

     *Victor (Blessings litter) had qualifying clean runs in STD, JWW, and Hybrid at the National Agility Championships.

     *Dyna (Board Games) earned points toward the DCAT coursing ability title.

     *Ticket (Board Games) earned legs toward the SIN, SEN, and SBN scent work titles.

 

February 2023

     *Harper (Musical Instruments) earned a leg toward the XFP agility title.

     *Finn (Blessings litter) earned his RATCHx9 and CZ8P4S barn hunt titles as well as points toward the FCAT2 coursing ability title.

     *Victor (Blessings litter) earned legs toward the MXP6, PADP, and PJDP agility titles.

     *Shine (Classic Musicals) earned legs toward the Open Touch and Go, Elite Tunnelers, and Elite Grounders NADAC agility titles.

 

January 2023

    *Harper (Musical Instruments) won Best in Veterans Sweepstakes at the BTCSC regional specialty.

    *Victor (Blessings litter) won Best Opposite in Working Sweepstakes at the BTCSC regional specialty.

    *Cash (Sonata Showtunes) finished his RN rally title.

    *Ripple (Legacy litter) finished her RI rally title and earned a leg toward the CD obedience title.

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I began in Belgian Tervuren in the early 1970's, when there were only a few in Arizona.

 

We obtained a female puppy and she became the love of my life and very soon,  I became hooked on obedience training, showing in conformation and the whole dog show atmosphere. I loved the look of the breed and what they had to offer.

 

As time went on, we acquired more and more dogs and became very interested in this beautiful and versatile breed and met so many wonderful people along the way.

 

I believe that the Belgian Tervuren has the ability to do  whatever you want them to do. They have an inherent desire to work with their humans; they like to stay busy and also enjoy learning.

As the years have passed, I've noticed some changes in our breed - some exciting and some that concern me. Our breed standard calls for a moderate dog, and many of the more European dogs are showing up with extreme heads that sometimes are quite lovely; however the part that really bothers me the most is the structure and what is lost when you move away from moderate to extreme. I always keep in mind that if the BT cannot herd sheep all day long, then it is not put together properly.

 

It is of utmost importance to me to keep Form & Function at the forefront of my breeding program, so my goals are to produce healthy Belgian Tervuren who are structurally sound, could do the work they were intended to do if asked, and to have sound temperaments so that they can move around in public places with the confidence of an animal who is aware of his surroundings, but not over vigilant to the extent that they draw attention to themselves.

Puppy Poppy and Elle

Jo Fain

Phoenix, Arizona

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