note: reg in LOSH as black|
He was born in 1934 but wasn't exhibited until 1942 at 8yrs of age, in Binche. His remarkable qualities of type and construction were noticed by the Belgian directors who advised the Belgian breeders to use him. He never again appeared in shows becuase of an accident which broke his thigh. BBA p22
Born from a black male and silver grey female, he was black but showed grey hair intermixed with black in the collerette and the culottes, as well as on his chest and belly. BBA p40-41
1942 - The first Belgian war-time gathering of Berger Belge to evaluate the existing stock. Ilion, a black with a grey undercoat, out of the grey Filoza, is highly recommended for breeding.
1945 - Birth of the famous black, Tan de l'Infernal, sired by Ilion. BBA p8
atat chch - Phenotype (a dog's external appearance): These recessive blacks will show traces of grey at the tan points. Genotype (a dog's genetic potential): Depending on the mate, these dogs may produce either dominant-recessive black, fawn or grey offspring. (note: both Sam NHSB 1488 and Ilion LOSH 68122 were 'atat chch'.) BBA p128
dam Tervueren Filoza LOSH 54950