photo Snap (LOSH 10050), malinois, a M Hanssen|
L'Historique du Berger Belge Georges van Ceulebroeck p362
1925 Belgian Field & Tracking Trial Champion
Trained by his master, Snap grew into the unquestionable star of all the trials at this time. This was, of course, a great propaganda for the Malinois among the training enthusiasts of this time. BBA p54
His master had trained this intelligent dog well since at first he was quite an aggressive and biting character. He inherited his biting from his grandfather on father’s side Sips ter Heide.
Snap was not only an ace in ring competition, but also in field trials (which included exercises in the water) and tracking. He obtained many CAC in every discipline, he was an all-round athlete. He was always obedient and defended his master with passion when this last one was attacked. He obtained the title of "Champion de Travail (S.R.S.H.)" in 1925, or "Full Champion" as the English would say. He was a working dog with exceptional qualities and high capacities of defending and guarding. He is a dog from whom important bloodlines of working Malinois have resulted.
Snap obtained high marks at dog shows. He was a well proportioned dog and a beautiful model. He was an important stud dog or breed maker in the years 1920.
These are the motifs on which Snap is a great Malinois. He is one of the best Malinois. Also add that he was decorated for his heroic deed and is one of the "Hero-Dogs". He had to rescue a late consumer from five or six attackers, not without injuring some of them. Belgiandogs.org
1920 Kennel news: at kennel du Lion d'Or, a Henri Hanssen, of Anvers, the male Fram de Jolimont was bred 18 and 20 Aug, to female malinois Dellv (RSH 10465), a F Brugmans, d'Anvers.