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Can BISS, Am & Can CH
StarBright Bouquetiere


Female Belgian Tervuren  3/7/1978 - 9/1/1993
Color: red charcoal w black
Owner: Edward & Sharon Redmer
Breeder: Edward & Sharon Redmer
AKC WD968411
OFA Hips BT-524   normal   (33mo)
CERF BT-590   clear   (160mo/16Jul91)
Sire: multi V1, Am & Can CH
Yamin van’t Hof Melyn
Dam: Am CH
Brillance de Mont Cenis (EP)

dam developed epilepsy years after this litter was born

Best of Breed Canadian National Specialty
Canadian Group Winner
multi Select

Owner's comments: Words like "type" and "femininity' can be empty abstractions until one looks at Boo. Shown as a champion only at two Nationals and under breeder-judges, she has won two Selects and is undefeated for Best of Breed at all-breed shows, save her BOS at the 1984 AKC Centennial Show. She was BOB at the 1980 Canadian National Specialty and is a multiple Canadian Working Group winner. The depth of her beauty also is evident in her offspring. Eight sons and daughters from her first litter are champions and two others are major-pointed. Her son Dollar was the first Belgian Tervuren in Great Britain to win Best Puppy in Show. Boo has earned the coveted BAR in both obedience and conformation. Boo's beauty lies also in her heart and mind. As trusting and guileless as the flower girl for whom she is named, she is a happy worker and willing participant in all of Sharon's projects. Most importanly, she is for Sharon the most special dog in a lifetime of special dogs. There will be others to love; there never will be another Boo.
1986 ABTC Gene VolIII p213

I thought I had the world on a string...healthy, outgoing, beautiful dogs who were winning in the show and obedience ring. Then something profound happened.
Understand that back in the 70s in the USA, Belgians in general certainly did not resemble the continental dogs of today. While they were handsome animals, powerful, smoothly moving, full of life and noted for their intelligence and trainability...they were rather more rectangular in shape than square, and the heads had less length and were wider in the backskull. I had flown to the National Specialty Show in California, hoping to find the perfect match for Bria's second litter. I had quietly selected a fabulous American bred dog when I saw the dog that changed my vision of Belgians forever! I was walking by ringside and actually stopped dead in my tracks - there on a grooming table in front of me was a Belgian that looked like no other Belgian I had EVER seen - Ch Yamin van't Hof Melyn. I was simply amazed. He was so beautiful - square body, elegant long head, full flowing black mane, and the sweetest Belgian expression I had ever seen. I thought...aha so this is what they are supposed to look like!
Bred in Belgium, 'Koning' was a son of the famous European dog, Tarass de la Pouroffe. I had found my next mate for Bria. I just knew that if I could produce puppies that looked like this dog, I would be moving in the right direction. It was a fateful litter for me. Bria whelped eight puppies (1978). They were soooooo different from the first litter. Six of the eight became Champions, and three of the six earned the American Belgian Tervuren Club's highest recognition for a breeder - the BAR - Breeder Achievement Record, awarded for producing excellent offspring in both conformation and performance trials. Ch StarBright Bonne Chance CDX TD BAR became foundation stud for Dana Mackonis' Cachet Noir kennel. Ch StarBright Black Brocade BAR (Best in Sweepstakes at our National Specialty) became foundation bitch for Lara Deckert's Yessit kennel. Ch StarBright Bacho Noir UD TX introduced now nationally known tracking judge Maureen Foley to the world of Tervs. Most importantly, I got my 'Boo' - Ch StarBright Bouquetiere CD TD BARX.
Boo, was my dearest companion for 15 1/2 years, carrying on the StarBright name. She herself was a Group Placer, Select at three National Specialties and Best of Breed at the Canadian National Specialty over all the varieties. She was the kindest dog I have owned, eager to please, and very beautiful. She had a long elegant head, highset ears, excellent neck, red color with just a little blackening, and good structure. She was truly my once in a lifetime dog, and was widely recognized as one of the finest examples of breed type in the late 70s in North America.
(Ed & Sharon Redmer, StarBright) 1999 YB p103-104

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

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Book  (1999 BSDA of GB Year Book p103-104)
Stud Book  (1981 Jul AKC stud book p120, AKC & OFA)


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