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multi BIS, BISS, Can BIS, Am CH
Corsairs Beaujangles


Male Belgian Tervuren  5/20/1979 (deceased)
Color: mahogany w black
Owner: Steve & J Sorenson
Breeder: Steve & J Sorenson
AKC WE430308
OFA Hips BT-617   normal   (34mo)
CERF BT-442   clear   (135mo/06Aug90)
Sire: Am & Can CH Achates Esprit de Joie CD, C/O-BAR
Dam: Am & Can CH
Debonair Debra de Vedette Noir

photo (bottom) In 1983, Ch. Corsairs Beaujangles was the first Tervuren to win the newly formed Herding Group. Beau, and his owner handler Steve Sorenson are shown here winning the Herding Group at the Westminster Kennel Club Show.
(courtesy of ABTC archive photos)


1981 C/O-BAR

1983 BISS ABTC National Specialty
1985 BOS ABTC National Specialty

1983 first Terv to win the newly formed Herding Group in US
1983 Group 1 Westminster Kennel Club
multi Group winner & placer

Group placements are somewhat rare for the Belgian breeds at Westminster, though the first Herding Group ever (after the split of Working and Herding in 1983) was won by a Belgian Tervuren - CH Corsairs Beaujangles with Steve Sorenson.
(Debra Eldredge, The Examiner, February 15, 2011)

Owner's comments: Beau is a Tervuren of true greatness making his presence felt everywhere he has shown. He is a Tervuren very true to the breed standard who has never been outmoved in the ring. He can let his record speak for him rather than flowery descriptions of clearly obvious qualities. In his third year as Top Tervuren, his daughter is in her second year as Top Bitch. Between Beau, his BIS son, and Beau's grandfather Nik, they have 25 of the 39 BIS won by Tervuren. Not having the place to train nor time, obedience has been played with but not worked at right now. Beau's sister is holding up that end, being a Ch UD. So far in his career at the age of only five, Beau has almost tripled all the previous records for Tervuren, having 153 Group Placements, including 64 first and 54 seconds, and 17 Bests in Show. In 1982 Beau doubled all Tervuren Working Group records. 1983 was the benchmark year with 68 placements-38 first and 21 seconds; 11 BIS National Specialty winner; first Herding Group winner at Westminster; group winner at prestigious Chicago International KC, Detroit KC, and Minneapolis bench shows; and #2 Herding Dog all national systems. Beau has defeated 1270 Tervuren, 400 more than anyone else, and is the first to defeat more than 400 in one year with 528 in 1983. He has won 126 BOB including streaks of 52 and 46 in a row resulting in 119 Group Placements. He has defeated 35,270 dogs in all breed competition. Beau is an ultimte showman, but, above all, he is a very loving, sensitive lap dog with his own individuality and personality.
1986 ABTC Gene VolIII p245-246

Courtesy of: dhuckestein ****** Black Breed Manager

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Book  (1986 ABTC Belgian Terveren Genealogy VolIII p245-246)
Stud Book  (1981 Aug AKC stud book p129, AKC & OFA)


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