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Cora I (LOSH 6134)

Cora van't Optewel/Opdebeeck

Female Belgian Malinois  3/24/1897 (deceased)
Color: fawn charcoal
Markings: white on chest & toes
Owner: Louis Opdebeeck
Breeder: Louis Opdebeeck
LOSH 6134
Sire: Unknown
Dam: Unknown

photo (left) M Opdebeeck & Cora I
L'Historique du Berger Belge Georges Van Ceulebroeck p129
photo (right) 1903 CCBB show catalogue &
L'Historique du Berger Belge Georges Van Ceulebroeck p61
photos (both) Cent ans d'Histoire du Chien de Berger Belge
Jean-Marie Vanbutsele p48

Malinois foundation dam

Owned by Louis Opdebeeck of Malines, a laudry man by profession and an excellent trainer. She won the first prize of the first dressage trial of 12th and 13th of July 1903 in Malines.

Le chiens de berger a Malines
Concours de dressage - Preuves d'obeissance et d'intelligence
Rapport du juge M le professeur Ad Reul
A Belgian Shepherd under tawny hair dog charbonne, of a perfect conformation, having won five years first prizes and prize in the main competition of the country, a conservation award and a premium for breeding in Brussels.
Cora I is a type of beauty of breeding: it is also a type of intelligence and obedience, as it provided evidence to the dressage competition. I would add that it is like to be in the hands of a di primo trainer cartello, gentle, patient, vigilant, knowing to be obey by the couceur. Also, M Opdebeeck is loves his dogs, which do not look, lose the waiting with an impatience fibrile gesture that serves as them a command.
Competition dogs working group
(fig 7, see progeny Fritz or Thylla)
One group took part in the competition, the second registrant withdrew, the remaining group consists again of Cora I, associated with has Fritz and a daughter of Cora, otherwise for Thylla, age 10 months only and barely dressee this is design.
(L'Historique du Berger Belge, by Georges van Ceulebroeck p127 & p131-133, translated)

In December 1897, Louis Huyghebaert, disturbed by the Club du Chien Berger Belge’s plans for conducting herding trials, noted that there were very few sheep left in Belgium at the time. He recommended that different trials be started to “bring forward the three fundamental characteristics that a shepherd dog should possess: intelligence, obedience and loyalty.” This recommendation led to the development of dressage trials, with individual exercises testing a dog’s ability to leap over high and long obstacles and to perform swimming exercises. When combined with protection work, the dressage trials developed into the Belgian Ring Sport and “Campagne” (field trials). The first dressage trial, held on July 12, 1903 in Malines, was won by Louis Opdebeeck and his Malinois, Cora van’t Optewel, the dam of Ch. Tjop LOSH 6132. (workingdog)

From his charcoaled fawn mother, Cora I, Tjop got his fiery and intelligent character, a solid but elegant construction , a fine demeanor and great tracking abilities.

1899 2nd prize national class, 1st prize of honor Spa
1899 2nd prize Bruxelles (CSR)
1900 1st prize comico agricole Hasselt
1901 prime conservation prize & special prize in couples, 2nd prize & special prize Bruxelles (CCBB)
1902 very promising Brussels (SRSH)
1902 prize of excellence Brussels (CCBB)
1903 prime d'elevage Brussels (CCBB)

sire & dam unknown (origine inconnue)

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

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Show Entry Catalog  (1903 July 12-13 CCBB)
Stud Book  (1902 LOSH p290)
Book  (Genealogie des Bergers belges 1901-1920, Jean-Marie Vanbutsele, 2003)


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