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StarBright Black Brocade


Female Belgian Tervuren  3/7/1978 (deceased)
Color: fawn w black
Owner: Laura Barlow Deckert
Breeder: Edward & Sharon Redmer
AKC WD959282
OFA Hips BT-500   normal   (26mo)
CERF BT-685   clear   (166mo/04Jan92)
Sire: multi V1, Am & Can CH
Yamin van’t Hof Melyn
Dam: Am CH
Brillance de Mont Cenis (EP)

note: dam developed epilepsy years after this litter was born


Owner's comments: "Cadie" zipped through her championship, was Best in Sweeps at both the 1978 American and Canadian Nationals under breeder/judges, and was "Select" at two Nationals, the second time in the company of two offspring. Just before retirement, and just for me, she placed in the group at our local show. Bred twice, Cadie at this writing, has 7 Champion kids and 3 Champion grandkids. Several are exceptional obedience competitors and trackers. Cadie, along with several littermates, opened many an eye as to what a Terv COULD look like, and began what I see as an ernest search for that "type", hopefully not at the expense of structure or temperament. Cadie's contribution to the breed is yet to be fully felt and honestly judged. Her contribution to MY life, however, has been imeasurable. 1986 ABTC Gene VolIII p67

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 conformationa 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.
(Ed & Sharon Redmer, StarBright) 1999 YB p103

note: OFA mistyed DOB as 24Apr78

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

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Book  (1999 BSDA of GB Year Book p103)
Stud Book  (1980 Aug AKC stud book p108, AKC & OFA)


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