BISS, Am CH
Scorpio de Fauve Charbonne
CD, TD, C/O-BAR
photo (top) advertisement from 1978 Feb Dog World p115|
1972 BOB ABTC National Specialty
multi Group winner
Owner's Comments: Scorpio finished his championship with a five point major when he was just under two years old. Three months later he received his first group placement. In the next year (1972) Scorpio placed in group seven more times. He also won Best of Breed under Maxwell Riddle at the ABTC first annual National Specialty held in Reston, VA in April, 1972. Scorpio has also done well in obedience attaining a score of 197 and first place his first time out in Novice. Scorpio is richly colored with profuse blackening. Scorpio was rated Number five Belgian Tervuren in 1971 according to Popular Dogs-Phillips System and number three in 1972 according to the Kennel Review System.
1973 ABTC Gene VolI p95
Just about the time I began to think "I've got this breeder thing down pat" Mother Nature stepped in and dealt us quite a blow. Bria (Brillance de Mont-Cenis), at age six, had a Grand Mal seiure. I was devastated. I, like many other Americans, knew that there had been seizures in the breed, but ignorantly thought it was pretty much contained in one line of dogs. Never one to hide a problem, I called Bria's breeder and the owner of her sire. They, too, were clueless as to where this may have come from. I called or wrote a number of people who had bred dogs in my bitch's pedigree. God Bless Barbara Krohn, de Fauve Charbonne kennel. She was honest and forthright in her response, and helped me to gather more information. Its funny, when you tell your troubles out loud, many people will share what they thought was just their own little secret problem. I began hanging pedigrees of Tervuren with seizures on large butcher-paper sheets on the walls of our study. I kept telling Kay, then the columnist for the National Club in the AKC Gazette, that we had a big problem in the breed...I showed her my notes and postings. Kay went on to courageously write an article in the Gazette about seizures, asking the Terv readers to send information to her. She was censured by some ABTC members who felt she was 'washing our dirty linen in public' by opening up this discussion in a National magazine read by literally every serious breeder of dogs in the USA.
(Ed & Sharon Redmer, StarBright) 1999 YB p105
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