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Liza del Pirata Nero


Female Belgian Groenendael  4/10/1954 (deceased)
Color: black
Markings: white on chest
Owner: Ed & Marge Turnquist
Breeder: Angelo Colombo
LOI unknown
AKC W515479
OFA Hips   clear   (not verified)
Sire: 51BS, IT CH Zordoff (LOI 87294/51)
Dam: Sjla del Pirata Nero

photo (bottom) 1957 Jan Dog World p57

exported from Italy to US (Geier Tal)


1956 American Champion

1957 CD

1956 BOS & WB BSCA Midwest Specialty

Thirty-five years ago a couple of city dwellers moved to the country outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Things were a little on the primitive side in those days. The lady of the house, in a pique, named it "Vultures Gulch". But when we started raising dogs, we decided that some people might take a dim view of such a name. A friend of German decent came to our rescue and the name Geier Tal was born. Geier means birds of prey and we certainly had plenty of them. Tal refers to a valley which we also had. "Geier Tal" has been our kennel name ever since.
Originally, we raised German Shepherds. Then we also became interested in the Belgian Sheepdog as a breed. We fell in love with a young Belgian by the name of Liza del Pirata Nero, who was one of a litter that Rudy Robinson had imported from Italy. She became our foundation bitch. Liza was only bred two times.
Liza was a very dominant bitch who put her stamp of quality and nobility not only on her own litters, but on the generations that followed her. We were very fortunate to have had the opportunity to build our line on this special dog.
BSD Hndbk VolI p102

Winners Bitch at less than a year old at the 1955 National Specialty. Winner Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex at the 1956 National Specialty. Liza finished her championship undefeated. She produced at least 8 Champions from only 2 litters.
BSD Hndbk VolI p159

(Note: The litter by Zordoff out of Sjla del Pirata Nero, was imported to the United States in 1954 and included Tzair III del Pirata Nero and Liza del Pirata Nero, Handbook, p188 & p159)
About this time, the kennel of Pirata Nero ceased its activity. BBA p119

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

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Stud Book  (1956 Oct AKC stud book p160)


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