owned by Dermott Young is located in
Canada, approximately 45 km south-west of Calgary.
(Home of the famous Calgary
Stampede.) Klaar Belgians is interested in
developing the tervuren
variety here in Western Canada, but I also have a
few beautiful healthy malinois, who are
very near and dear to my heart.
All sired by the great multi Ch. BISS BPIS s.r. Gildas Du Mas des Lavandes CDX.
I chose the flemish word
"Klaar" because it means "clear", or "clean", and
also can mean "finished".
This had special meaning for me
because my very first, locally purchased Tervuren
By the time I knew this I had already achieved no. 2 and
no. 3 status in the obedience
standings in Canada and I was hooked by the
ability and beauty of this breed. Showing these dogs
in obedience, and one
in conformation had already taught me that these dogs
were not of the best breed
type. I was determined to find breeding stock that
was more typical and healthy......
I started researching
European lines and my efforts were fruitful. In
1991 I went to the French
National show and brought back three dogs I am
extremely proud of:
1. Am/Can CH Perfect
of the Two CD C-BAR. Perfect has had a tremendous
influence on the breed
already from East to West coast in both Canada and
the US. Over the
years it has become clear that he is not afflicted with
the dreaded seizuring
problem, and has so far, with almost 450 direct offspring,
has not produced it in any
of the combinations the various breeders have made
with him. Perfect
passes on his beautiful side profile, his clean
movement, his wonderful
coat, and super personality.
2. s.r. Am .Can CH Gildas
du Mas des Lavandes CDX. Gildas' has a long list of
accomplishments that I
hope will make all owners of the malinois variety
Gildas started his show
career at 7 months of age by winning the Herding
Group, and then making
Canadian history by winning Best Puppy in Show at an all
Gildas has had numerous group wins and placements, won his sujet recommende,
won the US Malinois Specialty and the Candian Specialty in the same year
consistently gave the
coated variety here in Canada a run for their money!
Gildas won his American
Championship with three 5 point majors..all at American specialites
In 1993, 1995 and 1996,
Gildas taken to the UBSDA National. Each
time he has been awarded
Best Male of Variety with two excellent, and one
excellent plus ratings.
Twice, Gildas has taken the "test de championnat"
at the UBSDA nationals
and passed with an excellent rating.
3. Can CH Gabelle
de la Douce Plaine. Gabelle, is the dam of the 1995
UBSDA National Specialty
Winner, AM Can.U-CH Klaar Altesse La Foi v Kouros.
In 1993 I took Gabelle
back to Europe to be mated to a son of the famous
Int CH Grimm van de Hoge
Laer - CH Kouros of the Two. This mating produced
some very nice females,
in particular Tess, and Abbe, who was mated to U-CH
Rigel de Breez for her
first mating in 1996.
Over the last few years
I have been back to Europe several times a year.
I have attended the Dutch
National Specialty six times, the World show
in Brussels, the Belgium
Clubmatch, the French National and other all breed shows.
I encourage anyone from North America
interested in owning or breeding Belgian
Shepherds to attend one
of the European National Specialties. Apart from
having a tremendously
fun time, there is so much to learn!
I have purchased several
more tervuren for breeding since 1991 from
Europe, most notably a
beautiful adult female, Ombre de la Quievre,
(interestingly, a tervuren
from two groenendael parents) who, when mated to
Perfect produced a litter
of beautiful, clean moving dogs of sound
of the bitches from this combination was Best Tervuren,
Best Canadian Bred and
First Award of Merit at the 1996 Canadian National
Another famous littermate is "Ghosty" s.r. BISS and best
Canadian Bred two years in a row.
I keep the number of
dogs I have at home to about six, and I have many
of the stock I have imported
in local show and working homes where these
dogs can live a normal
family life, while still participating in my
On the other hand, I have a small number of dogs, so
I can devote the time and
energy needed into keeping them trained and happy
members of the family.
All my dogs are house pets and take turns sleeping
on my bed (in Twinny's
case with her head on my pillow!).
My hopes for the future
centre around the offspring from Perfect to Ombre
de la Quievre and the
two females I have purchased from the van de Hoge
Laer kennel in Belgium
Twinny van de Hoge Laer from Glam du Sart des Bois
and Kleo van de Hoge Laer,
a daughter of CH Beggy of the Two, and Za Za van
de Hoge Laer, from
Imhotep de Condivicnum and Quasi-Noire Van de Hoge Laer
Both bitches contain in
their pedigrees the two lines that have, together,
worked best for Klaar - those
of Grimm van de Hoge Laer and those of Kadour de
Don't want to forget my Mals..
Tara the multi group placer.
She will also produce Tervs...
has Perefct, Wanda and Gildas in her blood.
At Klaar I strive for
excellence. Excellence in breed type, in
temperament, in structure
and in health. One day I hope to produce that
And in the meantime, I want to thank all the people who have
purchased puppies from
Klaar, who have used my stud dogs, allowd me to use
theirs, and who have supplied
me with breeding stock. Thanks for your
friendship and support
and for having fun with me!
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