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Venus de la Grange aux Cerfs

Female Belgian Malinois  6/13/1972 (deceased)
Color: fawn charcoal
Owner: Jane Lane & Elizabeth "Liz" Richardson
Breeder: Vinet
LOF 2874
KC REG170428/73
Sire: sr, Fr CH Raky de Ventadour BTr, CAC, CACIB
Dam: Sarah de Ventadour CAC

1972 exported from France to UK (Sabrefield)

1975 one of the first Malinois shown at Crufts

Roll of Honour

The third variety to arrive in Great Britain, the Malinois, made its appearance in 1972 when Mrs Richardson and Miss Lane imported a bitch, Venus de la Grange aux Cerfs who was bred by Mme Vinet and chosen by M Charbonnel. She became foundation bitch for breeding in this country.
All the Malinois in the UK stem from the first pair imported by Jane Lane and Liz Richardson in 1973. Both came from France.
The BS by Andrews & Cloutt

Ybo van Bouwelhei was imported by Barbara Simpson. Venus was to produce a good litter to him, but all dogs, all had good steady temperaments. Some did well in the show ring, among them Sabrefield Cheers for Youki, Sabrefield Calling Card and Sabrefield Climbing High who remained with Jane, a lovely dog who also showed good aptitude for obedience.
From these matings of the Ventadour and van Bouwelhei lines, a keen interest was taken up by new admirers of the Malinois. Thanks to Liz and Jane the Malinois was now well on its way.
(Gerry Hughes) 1995 YB p313-314

Twenty years seems a long time ago - but that's the span of my involvement with the Malinois. Going back to 1971 I was at Crufts with Jane (Lane) and in those days we showed Racing Greyhounds. Wandering around we came across a Vet chart of dogs and saw the Malinois - it looked so like my old x-bred who recently died - from that moment the Malinois moved in.
Dogs have always been a passion, in childhood I was given a Scottish Terrier (called Ginger 1) and later a Pembroke Corgi, so when married and moving to Guildford with small baby it was on the understanding (mine at least) that I would have a dog, and that was Buster the x-bred. Then my first Greyhound arrived followed by four more and a Poodle called Tangy. I had my first litter of Poodles in 1962 and of course to register them I HAD to have a prefix! I sent in various names - all refused - so thinking again - I always preferred sharp, alert, pointed faced dogs, so....SHARP - POINT - SWORD TO SABRE, living amongst fields and trees - added FIELD and there it was - SABREFIELD! After the Poodles came Cavaliers and Whippets until.....1972.
Jane and I decided to plung in and so to the beginning of the Malinois here in Britain. The arrival of Venus de la Grange aux Cerfs into quarantine caused great excitement followed by Vidock du Clos des Ondes. Their first litter was the first magic highlight - 5 dogs and 1 bitch born at Jane's house - a lovely litter. Jane became joint prefix holder as we owned them together and also the next import Yosie van Bouwelhei. Later we decided to revert it back to my own when we had our own bitches and Jane then chose her prefix "Jalaknaka".
(Liz Richardson) 1993 YB p241-242

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

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Book  (Belg Malinois Genealogy Vol 1 and The Belgian Shepherd J Andrews & J Cloutt)
Show Entry Catalog  (1975 Crufts p280)


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