The only Tervuren who beat his father for the prize of honor. A remarkable dog, with a sadly stranger character, which became meaner as he grew older. Belonging to an individual, this dog was used as stud by the Clos Saint Jacques kennel, who sheltered him at the end of his life, and by the Chemin des Dames kennel, where he sired a litter of Groenendael, without a single fawn. BBA p92|
Caprice du Clos St Clair, the great French winner, who left for Switzerland at the age of 5 or 6 years, was bred to Dina von Hummelwald, gave birth to Beda von Falkenhorst.
(Note: Caprice, born in 1953, was bred to Wanick de l'Oree du Bois at the Chemin des Dames kennel and produced Etna du Chemin des Dames. In 1955 he was sold to Switzerland, but returned to his native France, to Clos St Jacques to spend his remaining years.) BBA p118
Seizures are but one of several undesirable genetic traits. FE Verbanck, on p26, describes the genetic transmission of aggressive behaviour from Fram de l'Ecaillon, to his son Ideal de l'Ecaillon, to his grandson, Matelot. (Verbanck owned Ecaillon) Mme Aubry on p92 discusses the sadly aggressive behavior of Caprice du Clos St Clair, the Tervuren great grandson of Matelot. BBA p150