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Gydo van’t Belgisch Schoon at Ebontide


Male Belgian Groenendael  2/28/1992 - 7/21/2008
Color: black
Markings: tattoo QK456
Owner: Roger & Janice Clifford
Breeder: Bertus "Barry" Barbe
NHSB 1807843
BVA Hip   4:4   (29Oct93)
BVA Eye   eyes clear   (24Apr97)
EP   epileptic progeny   (EP half sibling)
Sire: sr, pE, W89-91 & 93, 91BS, Belg, Lux & NL CH
Othiz van’t Belgisch Schoon
Dam: Nice Nady van’t Belgisch Schoon

1993 14Mar exported from the Netherlands to UK (Ebontide)

1994 13Jul UK Champion

1994 Roll of Honour
1994 'Commended Elite'
1995 Winner of Our Dogs Top Sire Competition
2001 Crufts Groenendael BOB, CC & 1st Special Veteran dog
2002 Crufts Groenendael 1st Special Veteran dog
2003 Crufts Groenendael 1st Special Veteran dog
Character Assessed 'Excellent'
4x Diploma of Merit
14x CC
12x RCC

Whilst staying with "Othiz" breeders (the Barbes) we fell in love with a young Groenendael male (Ch Gydo v't Belgisch Schoon at Ebontide) who had recently been returned to them and who was sired by Othiz ex Nice Nady v't Belgisch Schoon. We immediately bought him and he was released from quarantine in September 1993. The rest they say is history. "Gydo" gained his crown in July 1994 and he is now siring offspring which will hopefully prove to be of some value to future Groenendael.
(Janice Clifford) 1995 YB p218

Gydo was only shown once in Holland, and that was at the Dutch Belgian Shepherd Dog Specialty in March 1993 where he won the Breeders Class.
Since Gydo's release from quarantine in the middle of September 1993 he has been making quite an impact on the show scene and has achieved the following awards:
Championship Shows:
BSDA of GB 1st Sp Yearling 2nd Limit R Baer
Driffield 1st Sp Yearling 1st Limit CC and BOB L Salt
WB Scotland 1st Limit Reserve CC M King
LKA 1st Limit M Glenton
Open Shows:
Alton & Dist Best of Breed A McLaren
Stourbridge Best of Breed J Luscott
NBSDC 2nd Graduate L McNamara
SWWB Best of Breed R Williamson
Chesham Best of Breed L Buckton
Colchester Best of Breed p Amos
Gydo has a lovely temperment and excels in breed type. Our sincere thanks go to Angela and Bertus Barbe for giving us the opportunity to own such an outstanding dog. (Janice and Roger Clifford, Ebontide) 1994 YB p130-131

Gydo fulfilled all our hopes and dreams when he gained his crown in July. Our sincere thanks to the judges concerned and to fellow exhibitors and friends for all their support and encouragement whilst campaigning this lovely extrovert dog. Never out of the cards his awards were as follows:
Manchester 1st Limit BSD Carol McNichol
Working Breeds Wales 2nd Limit Groen Caroline Harvey
Birmingham 1st Limit BSD Judith Cloutt
Bath 2nd Limit BSD Zena Thom Andrews
NBSDC 1st Limit Groen & Reserve Best Groen Mme A Heraly
Three Counties 1st Open Groen, CC & BOB Ken Croad
Border Union 2nd Limit BSD Yvonne Lyon
Windsor 4th Limit BSD Steve Hall
NWB 1st Open Groen, CC & BOB Hazel Pond
East of England 1st Limit BSD & RCC Jacky MacAndie
Leeds 1st Limit Groen & Reserve CC Vic Salt
Gydo then took a well earned rest from the show ring, but was still kept busy siring a litter to our Ebontide Faberge (1 CC, 2 RCC) and to other suitable young ladies.
The 1995 show season will hopefully see Gydo children, including our own making an impact in the show ring, and we wish their owners much luck for the future. (Janice and Roger Clifford, Ebontide) 1995 YB p100-101

1995 was a quiet year at Ebontide, as we only attended a few shows due to work commitments.
However, Gydo still added 1 CC, 2 Reserve CC's and 4 Diploma of Merits to his long list of credits, as well as being BEST IN SHOW at the BSDA Autumn Open Show, where he also gained the top accolade of being graded EXCELLENT in character.
More importantly, Gydo is proving to be a noteworthy sire, producing dogs and bitches of both excellent type and character.
In their first year of showing, his kids have won numerous Best Puppy awards, Best Puppy in Show awards, and Kris, Jude and Tish's 'Foryd Jai' has won her first CC whilst still in puppy.
1996 will see more Gydo kids hitting the show scene (literally!!!), and we wish them and their owners much luck for the future.
Coming soon. Something Special from Ebontide.
(Janice and Roger Clifford, Ebontide) 1996 YB p118-119

The year started with the safe arrival of the "T" litter and continued with Gydo winning all classes, except one (where he was still Best Groenendael) and adding a futher 2 CC's, 2 RCC's and numerous Diploma of Merits to his ever lengthening list of credits.
Looking to the future, repeat of the "T" litter planned Spring 1997.
(Janice & Roger Clifford, Ebontide) 1997 YB p125

Gydo came out of retirement at the BSDA of GB show just to prove he's still got what it takes and guess what, he was Dog CC, Best Groenendael, Reserve Best in Show, Best Opposite Sex in Show as well as Best Veteran in Show. Then he popped along to a Local Open Show and went Best in Show.
His daughter, Rilla [photo unavailable] looks set to follow in his footsteps. Already she is a multiple Best Puppy and Best of Breed winner.
We are looking forward to showing the Groenendaels separately next year.
(Janice and Roger Clifford, Ebontide) 2000 YB p248-249

The boy just gets better!!!
BSDA of GB Spring Open 2000 BOB, BIS, Best Vet in Show
BSDA of GB Ch Show 2000 Best Veteran in Show
BSDA of GB Autumn Open 2000 BOB, BIS, Best Vet in Show
NBSDC Ch Show 2000 CC, BOB, Res BIS, Best Op Sex in Show, Best Vet in Show, Best Progeny Group in Show
A special mention to his daughters who have done so well winning CCs this year, thereby making him "TOP SIRE" in breed (Dog World Competition)
Ch Ebontide Infatuation
Ch Delark Ace of Spades
Ch Foryd Jai
Benelux Aria at Baudwin
(Janice & Roger Clifford, Ebontide) 2001 YB p191

A truly wonderful year at Ebontide due to our lovely male Ch Gydo v't Belgisch Schoon at Ebontide (13 CCs and 7 RCCs)
At 9 years of age he officially came out of retirement to see how he would fare against the youngsters and he achieved far more than we could ever have imagined. This year he has won an incredible 5 CCs and 1 RCC making him the 2nd top winning Groenendael in the country.
Crufts CC and BOB
Blackpool CC and BOB
SKC (August) CC and BOB
He is also Top Groenendael Stud (Dog World) with the following children winning CCs this year.
Ebontide Lady in Black Crufts
Ebontide Infatuation SKC (May)
Ebontide Infatuation SKC (Aug)
Ebontide Just in Black NBSDC
The above wins also mean that we are Joint Groenendael Top Breeders (Our Dogs).
Now 10 years of age, Gydo will retire once more (well maybe!)
(Janice and Roger Clifford, Ebontide) 2002 YB p199

Gydo was imported from Holland at 13 months of age and took the show scene by storm immediately he came out of quarantine. He produced a number of champions and CC winners, but it is for his outstanding character and personality that we will remember him for. His health deteriorated very quickly and he was given sleep to save any suffering. The house is very quiet without him. He is irreplaceable. (Ebontide)

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

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Stud Book  (1993 NHSB p46 & 1995 BSDA of GB Year Book p245)
Show Entry Catalog  (2001 Crufts p281)


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