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Bonheur’s Wish Come True


Female Belgian Tervuren  12/1/1987 (deceased)
Color: red w black
Owner: Joe Hubbard & Alleyne Dickens
Breeder: Alleyne Dickens
AKC D676775
OFA Hips BT-1735G47F   good   (47mo)
GDC Hips OFA9789H47GN   good   (47mo)
CERF BT-511   clear   (80mo/14Aug94)
Sire: multi Am & Can BIS, Am & Can CH
Bonheur’s Star Treader
Dam: Zahara Khasmin de Loup Noir

Group winner

The first dog of any breed to win BIS from the Herding Group, 'Treader' went on to earn three all-breed Best in Show awards and several National Specialty Selects. Like his mother, Treader proved that quality always surpasses quantity. He sired only six litters, one of which was the Bonheur 'W' litter. Treader is the sire of the 1990 ABTC National Specialty Winners dog and 1991 National Specialty Select, AKC Ch Beauxchien Top Priority CD, as well as other group winning and "well-rounded" Ch-UDT Tervuren.
We are all immensely proud of the accomplishments of the 'W' litter. To accomplish this breeding, we leased a bitch. She was Zahara Khasmin de Loup Noir, a daughter of AKC Ch Dali de la Pouroffe and AKC Ch Sandyhills Bardot de Loup Noir. This was not our first foray into 'European' bloodlines, but it was our most successful. The star was my sister Carrole's AKC Ch Bonheur Wildest Dream. 'Djinn' won her class at the 1989 National Specialty Sweepstakes and placed fourth in heavy competition in the Bred-by Exhibitor class at the 1990 National Specialty. In 1991, Djinn achieved a rare milestone for a bitch. She went Best of Breed at the Westminster Kennel Club show, America's most prestigious dog show event. Also a luminary, AKC Ch Bonheur World Shaker UD earned his CD with a perfect 200 score and his CDX with another high in trial.
'Midas' was always slated to be my sister's puppy. The only request she made was that I bring her back a red male. I had all the males to choose from, but couldn't resist this grey chap. And I think she's glad now that I picked him! Midas' color was against him in this country, but he still became a champion with relatively little fuss, even earning a group placement along the way - Carrole's first.
Midas' real value to us has been his contribution as a stud dog. He sired his first litter at only a year of age. We don't usually do this, but the bitch we wanted to breed him to, Djinn's sister AKC Ch Bonheur Wish Come True, was still a maiden at five years of age - and he was perfect for her! Our assessment was correct, the combination was outstanding. Most notably are AKC Ch Bonheur Absolute Conspiracy (Cinder) and AKC/CKC Ch Bonhuer Crime Spree CD HS (Moxie). Cinder was the winner of the 1994 ABTC National Specialty Puppy Sweepstakes and later, was Winners Bitch at a Regional Specialty. She has had only one litter for Sandy Liebman's Absolute kennel, where she is the foundation bitch.
Moxie (the second of this name) is the foundation bitch for Betsy Keating's Arlequin kennel. Grey like her sire, she became a Canadian champion with ease and an American one with a little effort. Along the way she placed at two ABTC Nationals, under breed specialist Skip Stanbridge and Sharon Redmer, and won a large Open class at the Canadian National over American Champion and top ten winning bitches. Moxie is also an outstanding working dog, earning obedience as well as herding titles in both the US and Canada.
(Alleyne Dickens, Bonheur) 1999 YB p56-58

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

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Stud Book  (1993 May AKC stud book p302, AKC & OFA)


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