The first Groenendael owned by Kennel de Sincfal.|
January 8th, 1992, while we were absent, we had some un-welcome visitors. Our dog, Filou, a Malinois aged 14 years, could not prevent the burglary. For that reason we decided it was time to get a new guard dog.
Remembering the excellent experience I had in my childhood with a GROENENDAEL, the choice was easily made. We informed us in detail on available Groendael puppies and so we obtained the addresses of some kennels and one address of a private breeder. We visited all these kennels and as last we went to Mr Verhaeghe, the private breeder. The difference between the litters we saw in the visited kennels and the litter here, was enormous. We left Mr. Verhaeghe with our first Groenendael! We called him Phil. At that time, we could not presume this purchase would be the beginning of our passion for Groenendaels.
In Oktober 2000 Phil died at the age of nearly 9 years. For a while already he was suffering with the kidney. Finally we had to take one of the hardest decisions to release him from the pain. Probably "de Sincfal" never would have existed without Phil. He is at the origin of most of our succesfull dogs, such as Sonny, Sky, Telly, Sharay, Unica,Vint, Vogue,Yessie, Carizma and Zjava. Therefore he will always be remembered by us as "The Progenitor" of de Sincfal. (Kennel de Sincfal)