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Opium van de Hoge Laer at Corsini


Male Belgian Tervuren  4/3/1990 - 9/1/2006
Color: mahogany w black
Owner: Amanda McLaren & Karen Ellis then Amanda McLaren
Breeder: Jean Louis Vandenbemden
LOSH 645494
BVA Hip   1:1 = 2   (25Jul91)
BVA Eye   eyes unaffected
Sire: Re96 Ares de la Clairiere aux Louves CAC, CACIB, tan
Dam: Re Cartouche du Perigord Vert

1990 Jun exported from Belgium to UK (Corsini)

1993 02Oct UK Champion
1993 Roll of Honour
1993 BSDA Club Ch Show Reserve Best in Show
1994 BSDA Club Ch Show Best in Show
1995 Top Belgian Shepherd Stud Dog
1996 Top Belgian Shepherd Stud Dog
1996 9th Top Stud in Britain All Breeds
1997 Top Belgian Shepherd Stud Dog
1998 Top Belgian Shepherd Stud Dog
4x CC
2x RCC

This year we feature our young male, Opium (hip score 1:1) who was imported from Belgium with his grey sister, Opera van de Hoge Laer at Corsini (dob 03.04.90).
"Carlos" (Opium) is currently siring puppies of excellent breed type and superb character, and a mating is planned for the latter part of 1992 between Carlos and Corsini Bitter Sweet (hip score 0:6). (Corsini) 1992 YB p92

Our Belgian import, Opium van de Hoge Laer at Corsini, an elegant, slow-maturing dog is siring puppies of excellent breed type. (Karen Ellis & Amanda McLaren, Corsini) 1993 YB p115

Ch Opium (Carlos) delighted us last year by winning Best of Breed at both Belgian Shepherd Breed Club Championship shows under top Continental judges (this followed on from Corsini Bitter Sweet who accomplished the same feat last year). These wins in addition to the CC under breed specialist Pauline Ballard at National Working Breeds gave 'Carlos' his title and we would like to thank all judges concerned. (Amanda McLaren & Karen Ellis, Corsini) 1994 YB p161

Carlos (Ch Opium)
Producing a remarkable consistency of type, elegance and quality and above all puppies that are a joy to live with.
(Amanda McLaren, Corsini) 1996 YB p128-129

In 1996 'Carlos' was Top Belgian Shepherd Stud Dog for the second year running. We were very proud when he also achieved the distinction of being the 9th Top Stud Dog in the country of all breeds, a significant accomplishment as he has only sired 12 litters since he was imported into the UK in June 1990.
Aside from being an extremely prepotent stud dog, Carlos charms all who meet him with his happy extrovert nature. We are very grateful to Jean-Louis Vandenbemden and Firmin Aertgeerts for this beautiful, elegant boy, and to those breeders who incorporated his lines into their breeding programmes.
(Amanda Mclaren, Corsini) 1997 YB p140

For the third consecutive year, Carlos is Top Tervueren Stud Dog in Britian. In '97 he was also the third top Stud Dog in the Working Group. (Amanda Mclaren, Corsini) 1998 YB p201

Courtesy of: AmandaMcL

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Book  (1994 BSDA of GB Year Book p235)
Dog's Current/Last Owner  (Suppressed for privacy)


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