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Vos I (Vos de Laeken)


Male Belgian Laekenois  1/1/1885 - 1/1/1897
Color: pale yellow
Owner: Jan Baptist Jansen
Sire: Unknown
Dam: Unknown


photo Flemish shepherd Jan-Baptist Jansen, whose fawn Laekenois were denigrated, mocked and written out of the standard by Prof. Reul & Co. (courtesy Christian De Boeck)

Laekenois foundation sire

1892 3rd place herd dog

The rough-haired variety has it's origin in the park area at the Castle of Laeken, where the shepherd family Janssen lived with their sheep and dogs. The dogs which were known as hard-biting, were not used for herding but for guarding the laundries against theft. The family spoke only Flemish, and therefore, they had very little contact with other breeders. Some of Janssen's dogs were short-haired while others were rough-haired. Janssen himself said: "The quality of a dog has nothing to do with its length of coat, neither its colour".
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Jan-Baptist Jansen purchased a yellow rough haired male, Vos, in the area of Boom, Belgium. Vos, born in 1885, became the foundation sire for the Laekenois and Malinois varieties of the Belgian Shepherd Dogs, and can also be found in the extended pedigrees of several Dutch Shepherds and early Bouviers, in the Raad van Beheer’s NHSB studbooks.
Vos (later designated Vos I) was mated to a brown/brindle shorthaired female known as Lieske, or Lise de Laeken. From this mating came Diane and Mouche, (short hairs who played important roles in the development of the Malinois), Tom de Vilvorde, a grey rough hair, and Spits, also presumed a rough hair. Spits was bred back to Vos to produce Moor, a black rough hair who is also apparently one of the first recessive blacks in the history of the Belgian Shepherd Dogs. Moor, bred back to her grandsire, Vos, produced Poets, a light fawn rough haired Laekenois female who did well in several exhibitions at the end of the 19th Century....
(Early 20th Century Interrelationships between the Laekenois, Dutch Shepherd, and Bouvier written by Mara Lee Jiles)

unregistered
sire & dam unknown

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

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Sources:
Book  (Berger Belge Anthology & Belg Malinois Genealogy Vol 1)

 

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