RE76, multi V1, Lux & NL CH
Quowboy du Long Spinoy
CAC, CACIB, SelB72
This photo (Hubert & Quowboy) was taken in the village next to mine, in Courcelles-Belgium. Quowboy was the father of the first litter of the Maugré kennel. He is in a lot of Malinois (and now also Laekenois) pedigrees.|
(Catherine Purnelle, du Hameau St Blaise)
54x Best Belgian Shepherd
3x Luxembourg Champion
sire of 3x World Champions
1975 Dec CFCBB Le Berger Belge p299
The red Quowboy du Long Spinoy - has died on January 23, 1982, after having been in a coma for 48 hours, at home with his owner M Vanderbeque.
His career was exemplary. It started with the CAC de la Speciale d'elevage de L'Hay-les-Roses 1969, which was a reward for Madame Aubry because, up till then, he had only had a few excellents in Belgium, finishing behind excellent dogs like the named recommended stud dog Rustick des Hauts de Bievre, under the judgements of M Marchand. As soon as he had obtained the French CAC, his career was as successful in France as outside Quievrain and he was seldom beaten although at times could quite well have been. Selected as recommended stud dog in France since 1969 he was rewarded consecutively 57 CACIB and 26 CAC in total. He was the best Belgian Shepherd Dog numerous times, Champion of Luxembourg 5 times, title holder of the Grand Prix de Belgique 6 times, won 4 times at Courtrai and Champion of d'Alsace-Lorraine (won at Reims, Strasbourg and Metz).
A nice medium dog with an excellent red coat with good black overlay, he had a super conformation and was an excellent type with a masculine head, without being coarse, nicely chiselled, and he was very well turned out. He had an abundance of coat of a very good texture. His heavy forequarters were not impeaccable but adapted well to his movement, which was fast and fluent. He was an excellent all-round type of grand presentation with an unmistakable liveliness.
After having been used at stud in Belgium for all varieties, he became top stud dog in 1976 thanks to four litters of Tervuerens, Groenendaels and Malinois. But without a doubt his best offspring, through with he will leave a mark on the history of the breed, are the very beautiful red dog Tarass de la Pouroffe, who was appointed as recommended stud dog in France, If du Puits d'Ombelle, sire of numerous French dogs, and the recommended bitch Ipsy du Puits d'Ombelle, who regularly contributed to the breeding of the Bois de Joland.
It is said he has put his mark on the history of the Belgian Shepherd Dog in France and that he has influenced especially the temperament of our present dogs - certainly some of his best decendants have inherited some of his most distinctive characteristics and they appear in our most dominant bloodlines. On the other hand, this dog had demonstrated beautifully that, which we prove all the time: the success of the combining of good dogs of the different varities has, as long as the combination is reasonable and well-thought-out.
The contribution of his two bloodlines allowed the birth of Quowboy, although unfortunately, we have never seen his litter-sisters and brothers and the heterogeneity of these dogs explains on the other hand that the character is not completely inherited and that the descent from which luckly we can count numerous excellent dogs, is necessarily a little bit heterogeneous all the same.
Because he has rendered undisputed services to the breed, made the colours of the Tervuerens sparkle enormously and because of his having contributed to the supremacy the variety knows, Quowboy will remain an important figure in the keeping of this variety and the selection of today. Died at 14 1/2 years old, he had proven the long lifespan of certain representatives of our breed. by Dr Vet Y Surget..The BS by Andrews & Cloutt
VFBSO pedigree lists breeder as Leon Bottermane
sire Groenendael Ogam de d'Artamas LOF 17207
Courtesy of: dhuckestein