(original plate from Chasse et Peche 08Sep 1903)|
Sam, Belgian shepherd dog has long hair black a M F Martens
photo Sam, designed by Clarys, born in 1897, a M. Martens, de Laethem-Iez-Gand, was 62cm
L'Historique du Berger Belge Georges Van Ceulebroeck p115
Most well known owner was F Martens.
Other owners were Henri van Albada de Haan Hettema,
H Bricteux (1899), S Van Houtte (1901) & E Giron (1902)...
The kennel Charlemagne of Mr. H. Brictaux of Liege, has acquired the famous stud dog Sam from Mr. F. Martens of Brussels.
(November 12, 1899 Chasse et Peche announcement)
The Laethem kennel, Van Houtte, aquired Ch. Sam (NHSB 1488), who has won 22 first prizes, and prizes of honor, previously owned by Mr. Bricteux.
(1901 Chasse et Peche announcement)
Mr. Van Houtte of Lathem St-Martin sold to Mr Giron of Boenendael, the Groenendael Sam (NHSB 1488), 18 first prizes and prizes of honor.
(Aug 3, 1902 Chasse et Peche announcement)
Color described as black with some brown and grey guard hairs mixed with the black guard hairs on his rump.
1898 Sam NHSB 1488 received his championship
Berger Belge of this time period were not accepted by LOSH, therefore he was not registered with LOSH. The Societe Royale Saint-Hubert did not accept any Belgians until 1901. Sam was apparently registered in Holland before 1901.
The female Berger Belge of Dr. Byl of Saventhem was bred on January 24th to Tom, a Berger Belge of grey brindle belonging to Mr. Hettema of Bruxelles. Both are long haired.
(Feb. 1897 Chasse et Peche announcement)
Cartouche of Dr. Jean Byl of Saventhem had a litter October 17, 1898 of 8 puppies (3 males) by her son Sam (NHSB 1488).
(Chasse et Peche announcement)
Topsy, Groenendael of Mr. Roussel of Binche had a litter the 9th of February, 1902 of 3 males, 4 females by Sam (NHSB 1488), the two having numerous prizes of honor.
(1902 Chasse et Peche announcement)
sire Tervuren Tom de Saventhem (grey brindle) unregistered