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Am & Can CH
Bonheur’s Crime Spree
CD, Can CD, NA, SST, HS, STDsd


Female Belgian Tervuren  1/2/1993 (deceased)
Color: grey fawn w black
Owner: Betsy Keating & Alleyne Dickens
Breeder: Joe Hubbard & Alleyne Dickens
AKC DL46334405
OFA Hips BT-2353G24F-T   good   (24mo)
OFA Elbows BT-EL202F24-T   normal   (24mo)
GDC Hips OFA9787H24GN   good   (24mo)
GDC Elbows OFA9787E24N   normal   (24mo)
OFA Cardiac BT-CA7/60F/C-T   normal   (60mo)
CERF BT-1239   clear   (89mo/03Jun00)
AKC DNA P37865
Sire: UCD, Am CH Moorslede Golden Touch CD, NA, C-BAR
Dam: BIS, Am CH Bonheur’s Wish Come True

Back to late in 1991, the British litters I had been waiting for were born - both sired by Ch Ferry de la Douce Plaine at Belamba. The first was from Phil and Barbara Huntley-Gate's lovely Whyalla's Golden Sunset at Limburg. The second was from Marcelle King's Belamba Jeuness Doree (Zara). Determined to fulfill our need for males to breed our bitches to, I booked males from each litter. As fate would have it, Zara whelped a litter of seven bitches. The timing was excellent, however, as the pups were ready to travel to the US the week of the Crufts show in January 1992. The puppies I brought home were Belamba Lynet, who I owned in partnership until 1995 when she returned to Bonheur and quickly became the best friend of my then three year old daughter, and AKC Ch Moorslede Golden Touch NA.
'Midas' was always slated to be my sister's puppy. The only request she made was that I bring her back a red male. I had all the males to choose from, but couldn't resist this grey chap. And I think she's glad now that I picked him! Midas' color was against him in this country, but he still became a champion with relatively little fuss, even earning a group placement along the way - Carrole's first.
Midas' real value to us has been his contribution as a stud dog. He sired his first litter at only a year of age. We don't usually do this, but the bitch we wanted to breed him to, Djinn's sister AKC Ch Bonheur Wish Come True, was still a maiden at five years of age - and he was perfect for her! Our assessment was correct, the combination was outstanding. Most notably are AKC Ch Bonheur Absolute Conspiracy (Cinder) and AKC/CKC Ch Bonhuer Crime Spree CD HS (Moxie). Cinder was the winner of the 1994 ABTC National Specialty Puppy Sweepstakes and later, was Winners Bitch at a Regional Specialty. She has had only one litter for Sandy Liebman's Absolute kennel, where she is the foundation bitch.
Moxie (the second of this name) is the foundation bitch for Betsy Keating's Arlequin kennel. Grey like her sire, she became a Canadian champion with ease and an American one with a little effort. Along the way she placed at two ABTC Nationals, under breed specialist Skip Stanbridge and Sharon Redmer, and won a large Open class at the Canadian National over American Champion and top ten winning bitches. Moxie is also an outstanding working dog, earning obedience as well as herding titles in both the US and Canada.
Moxie has also proven herself as a producer. I will mention the two of her offspring that I own. The first is AKC/CKC Ch Arlequin Alouette de Bonheur, who lives with her co-owner Penny Cowie of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Allie burst into the show ring in the Spring of 1998. She earned her Canadian Championship in two weekends, then traveled into the US to be shown by Betsy. She won the Novice class at the 1998 ABTC National Specialty. She was an American Champion within weeks and winning multi-Best of Breed awards during the late spring and early summer. All this was before her second birthday. Allie's sire is sr Gabatchou du Val des Ours.
The other Moxie kid is my won 'Frasier', UKC Ch Arlequin Bonheur Buccaneer. Shown to multiple major reserves at AKC shows, Frasier's undeniable style and character brought its real reward at UKC shows. The United Kennel Club recognizes the Belgians as one breed with four varieties, and allows only breed specialists to judge them. Frasier became a UKC Champion in five shows at ten months of age. He is the youngest ever UKC champion Belgian Shepherd Dog. Frasier's sire is RE UKC Grand Champion, AKC/Monaco Champion Gourou du Crepuscule des Loups.
(Alleyne Dickens, Bonheur) 1999 YB p59-60

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

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Stud Book  (1997 Apr AKC stud book p337, AKC & OFA)


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