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Tacara’s Surget de Epris


Male Belgian Tervuren  3/13/1987 - 12/31/2000
Color: mahogany w black
Owner: Dottie Lee & Linda Newsome
Breeder: Doni Zahn
AKC D638429
OFA Hips BT-1612G106M   good   (106mo)
CERF BT-527   clear   (48mo/09Mar91)
Sire: Am CH Tacara’s Sojourn Soignes CD, C/O/P-BAR
Dam: Am CH
Whirlwinds Danseuse de Epris

sadly died from cancer at 13 years of age

1988 American Champion

multi Group placer

Surget finished his Championship at the age of 14 months and also took a Group 4 the very same day...
Surget was my wonder dog! Someone left the gate open at my duplex and he was lost for 2 years 3 days and Terv rescue got him from a shelter!!!! He went back in the ring and still showed like a veteran!
(Dottie Lee, August 2012)

By Dottie Lee
I'm sure most, if not all, of you are familiar with the two television programs, UNSOLVED MYSTERIES and RIPLEY'S BELIEVE-IT-OR-NOT. Well, "believe-it-or-not", my "mystery" has been solved!
The BSCA RESCUE and Terv RESCUE deserve your support in any way you can help. If you're skeptical, I hope the following story will inspire you to believe in what the RESCUE can do with the support of Club Members:
On Friday, January 6, 1989, Lisa Leffingwell and I spent the entire day whelping puppies. Upon my return home at approximately 6:00 p.m., I let my Belgian Sheepdog (Ch. Mawrmyth Nastase Mika at Geka - "Stase") and my Belgian Tervuren (Ch. Tacara's Surget de Epris - "Surget") out into the back yard. About 15 minutes later, I went to check on them only to find that someone had left the back gate open and the boys were gone! Horrified, I immediately began looking for them and started driving the neighborhood but could not find them. The next evening, I found "Stase" about three blocks away from my home, and Boy, was he glad to see me! Unfortunately, "Surget" was not with him. I learned a very valuable lesson - I will NEVER let my dogs go without identification tags!
My search continued and I put up Reward posters and distributed pictures to the area dog pounds, vet clinics, and humane societies. I checked the two area dog pounds every day for weeks. I even went so far as to check the City of Dallas Dead Animal pickup lists. I can't tell you how many dogs I went to see that resembled a Terv. While in Houston (some 250 miles away), I went to see a Terv that had recently been found. I even talked to at least three psychics -- one even told me he was dead.
Local BSD and Terv friends/owners were so wonderful in helping me search and put up more Reward posters in a widespread area in the freezing rain. I can't thank them enough for their help and support through this great loss!
On January 9, 1991 (exactly 2 years and 3 days since the disappearance of "Surget"), Susan Hervey, a Terv owner and member of the Terv Rescue, called around 6:30 p.m. and told me she might have "Surget". Without any outward distinguishing marks, the only "ace in the hole" was a very small black spot on the back of his tongue. To keep me from getting too excited and making another unnecessary trip, Susan checked his mouth and came back to the telephone and with excitement in her voice said, "Oh, Dottie, it's there!" Needless to say, it took me less than 30 minutes to pick up Lisa and get to Susan's house.
Being the very dear friend that she is, Lisa did everything she could to keep me from getting too excited and accept the possibility that there could very well be another Terv (or cross-breed) out there that had a small black spot on his tongue; however, when we both walked into the room where Susan had the dog in an x-pen, it was "Oh, my god, it's Surget!!!!!" We were both so dumb-founded with excitement that tears could not be held back! He immediately stood on the side of the x-pen, wagged his tail, and bounced until we let him out! He had on the same collar -- with not tags. He truly seemed so glad to see me! He knew his name, but, then, Lisa said he would respond to "Macaroni" if I called him that -- he's just that kinda guy!!!
If it weren't for RESCUE, "Surget" (this wonderful companion and show dog) would not be with me today. I urge everyone to support our RESCUE in some way -- donations, facilities, etc. -- because the RESCUE REALLY WORKS!!!!!

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Dog's Current/Last Owner  (Suppressed for privacy)
Stud Book  (1991 Dec AKC stud book p467, AKC & OFA)


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