BISS, Am CH
photo (left) from 1972 Oct Dog World p79|
photo (right) from 1973 ABTC Genealogy Vol I p97
1971 BISS ABTC National Specialty
Owner's comments: "Butch" finished at two, then served a three year forced retirement due to extensive damage to his right front leg caused by a reaction to anesthetic. His "second debut" was his 13th show, and he became the first homebred to win the National Specialty in a record entry of 61 Tervuren, including 25 champions, in April 1971 at Denver, Colorado, under judge Harold Hardin.
He is a sound, powerful dog of good type, well-proportioned and balanced through-out. He excels in movement, is keen, alert and sweet of nature, and displays ideal color and testure of coat. He has full dentition with a level bite. His get, several titled and pointed, are proof that, in the tradition of his distinguished ancestors, his blood is a valuable addition to selected pedigrees.
1973 ABTC Gene VolI p97
Sondra Miller passed away on January 12, 2014. She was a very early breeder of Tervuren under the kennel name Wayfarer. Her first litter was born in 1964 and she produced a number of notable dogs including the1968 national BOS Ch Wayfarer's Placide CD and 1971 national BOB Ch. Wayfarer's Pacemaker. (posted 20Jan14 ABTC)
Sondra Jean Hughes Miller passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, after a brief fight with cancer. She was born May 29, 1940, in Henryetta to Josephine Pearl Blackburn and Alvin Chester Hughes.
Sondra had many hobbies, including gardening, showing dogs and judging dog shows. Her favorite breed was the Belgian Tervuren. As a sweet friend of Sondra’s pointed out, those beloved dogs will be waiting for her at the rainbow bridge. Though she loved her Belgians, mom had a soft-spot for all animals. After her last Belgian died in 2009, she found her final K-9 companion at Second Chance. Loco, a Basenji mix, had been adopted twice and brought back because of her rambunctious nature. Mom knew that if she didn’t adopt her, Loco would spend the rest of her life in a shelter. Though mom rescued Loco, we believe Loco rescued mom, as well.
(Norman Transcript, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014)
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