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Development of the Shepherd 2000 years ago was often treasured without a dog. With expansion of pastoral areas in sprawling, confusing mountain regions, the influence of predators was big. The use and occupation of the high altitude was associated with domestic dogs as vigilant, defense and protectors. Later, these dogs not only had to fend off predators, but also human attacker and sheep thieves. Those shepherd dogs were strong fighters, often protected by thick hair. Partially these dogs had cropped ears and a reversed worn spiked collar. An example of this type of dog is the Tibetan Mastiff.

These dogs, usually kept on a leash to protect the stately Wildes then learned the hustle and bustle of the animals to the water source and new grazing grounds. The more frequently a pasture change was necessary, the more agile and light the dog had to be. Often they were white in color, as they were easier to distinguish from predators. The strong population growth in the 18th century, caused an intensification of agriculture. At the same time it came through the liberation of the peasants to more private owners, and the real division conditional smaller fields.

The repressed wasteland, the loss of rough pastures new arable and forage crops meant that the shepherds kept watching over the dogs on dirt roads, and narrowing harvested or sown to feed sheep fields. The increase in the narrow stance and the roads forced the shepherd for the selection of agile and intelligent herding dogs. On the narrow grassy lanes, the sheep had to be dragged out. This was best when the shepherd went to the stove top and on each side of the herd there was a dog watching to make sure the crops stayed unscathed. This long and narrow foci requires the dog independence and good nerves, especially with vehicular traffic. Under this influence the attitude circumstances developed in the various countries of Europe, in England later on the Continent, very similar herding dog types.

The BSD is a down to earth Shepherd type, which occurs in 4 different varieties. Long-haired are the black ones called Groenendael and Tervueren are the red-brown ones. Wire haired the Laeken and the short-haired Malinois. The history of pure breeding of the BSD started at the end of the last century. The first international exhibition in Belgium took place in 1880 in Brussels. Nearly 1,000 dogs, especially hunting dogs, were reported. Also 7 Continental Shepherds were reported: German, French, Dutch and Belgian, but there was no detailed description of this (default). In the weekly magazine named “Chasse et Pêche” (French for hunting and fishing) in 1889 they found out that the English are much more advanced since they would have a standard for the Collie and Bobtail. Even when there where many Shepherds in Belgium at the time there was still no club or Commission who accepted them.

At the end of 1891 some dedicated German Shepherd lovers came together in Brussels, who wanted to learn to appreciate the physical and moral qualities of the native shepherd dog. As a result, the Club du Chien de Berger Belge (Club for BSD) was founded in 1891. This club stood under the auspices of the Société Saint Hubert, who later joined the FCI and Chasse et peche was the weekly magazine. 117 dogs from the area around Brussels and Brabant came together in the veterinary school to Cureghem-Brussels on November 15, 1891. This was the actual birth of the Belgian Shepherd Dog as a separate breed. M. Vanderrnickt, chief editor of “Chasse et peche” and zoo director of Ghent and Dusseldorf, wrote the following: It was found during this selection process, that different types of Belgian Shepherd dogs exist. The average height of the dog is 50-55 cm, individual specimens, however, were 62 cm tall. The colors and hair types are different, they are consistent in high set triangular erect ears, brown eyes, broad forehead, fine muzzle, well developed jaws and a long tail. The racial origin of the BSD is also closely linked, as in most other breeds with a man’s name: Professor Adolphe Reul (1849-1907). He graduated from the veterinary medicine degree with honors and was the author of several dog books. Professor Reul based his division of BSD in the Collie, which was then long-, short-, and described wire haired in 3 varieties, just as it was made to the BSD. He described the breed and worked from the standard. The colors varied: there were black, red, brown, gray and brindle dogs.


Interesting is that in the Belgian population there where no white dogs, unlike the neighboring populations (example: GSD – from the white copies of the US-Canadian German Shepherd was bred). 1898 gathered the best specimens of the breed. 2 families convinced most: the family, “Picard”, beautiful long-haired black dog owned by Mr. Rose in Groenendael and the family “of pouts,” red gold wire-haired dogs owned by Mr. Janssen at Laeken. In the short-haired Samlo and Mouche were remarkable. After this meeting, the division into three varieties established. It was started to enter the dog in the stud book of the Saint-Hubert Society. In the same year, the black long-haired BSD were called Groenendael. For a short time they even questioned to ban the short-haired, because they had a bit of style missing. However, M. Reul defended this variety, he said they where beautiful dogs and perfect esthetical with more alert intelligence and a remarkable flair. During this first year M. Reul was the only judge for BSD. Mr Reul was an avid supporter of inbreeding. He said: inbreeding, with healthy and temperamentally well-established animals, breeding would bring the most remarkable results. 1901, the tenth year of the BSD club, the short haired Tjop, Vos (father of the famous Dewet) and Cora won the price. In the same year, the first BSD were entered in the Belgian studbook of Saint-Hubert (LOSH). The registered BSD is the before mentioned Vos, who was cast in 1897 and got the number 5847. Then followed years of controversy. The main issue was the allowed colors, in 1899 they decided the following: the long-haired BSD is black, short-haired red-brown with Charbonnage and mask and the rough-haired gray.The Long-haired-contrast-colored, today Tervueren and the reddish brown wire-haired were ignored. The main population of Laeken was red-brown, but these dogs were in the Flemish-speaking region and their owners could not linguistically prevail. In the short-haired blotched, the Black and the Red and white/yellow were banished. Dogs with these colors disappeared. But one of those very pale dogs with no Charbonnage, Cora I (LOSH 6134),



was mated with Tomy and gave birth, in 1899, to Tjop, a dog of all the requirements of the club for BSD corresponded: elegance, beautiful reddish-brown color, good Charbonnage. A period of established new Belgian clubs started. About colour there where ongoing arguments.  Some clubs recognized the long-haired red-brown (Tervueren) and the black short-haired, and red-brown. The emergence of the Malinois in particular. This story is connected with the name Louis Huyghebaert. He lived from 1868-1952 and was an honorary member of the Saint-Hubert Society. He was the founding father of the Malinois and all his enthusiasm was especially the obedience and the tracking. He often wrote in Chasse et peche and he also brought out a tracking book. He bred Malinois under the name Ter Heide and was a show and working judge. His brother Frantz was the owner of Tjop. Louis often rode his bike professionally legally over the country. He said: I take pleasure in searching the most beautiful Shepherd types near Mechelen and in the north of the province of Antwerp. There is a Belgian Sheepdogs type with short hair, from Wolf to Fox size, with a reddish brown brindle fur, the ears are small, set on high, pendent tail. The dogs are very intelligent and have a very good nose. 1898 a club for short-haired BSD in Malines was founded. The members preferred a well-trained dog. He had to be a working dog primary. The appearance was not the main thing, these dogs were talented and well built also they were intelligent and friendly. 1903 a major exhibition was organized in the botanical garden of Mechelen (Malines), the Club of Malines, for pastoral and draft dogs, which also included water work. They wanted that the BSD’s showed their qualities: intelligence, obedience, and reliability. The first prize was won by Cora I, the mother of Tjop. At the time they were thinking of different working jobs for the dogs to replace the old herding dog trials. The implication is that the German Shepherd should be a house dog and companion. Control tests should simply have the goal to advance the three fundamental characteristics of the Shepherd: intelligence, obedience, and reliability. The Club of Malines brought a brochure and postcard in Flemish under the name “Mechelse Herdershonden” out in French Malinois. Because of this the name of the short-haired BSD was born. In 1900, the mask of the Malinois was strengthened by inbreeding. 1899 the city of Ghent had the permission to do an Experiment: 3 BSD as police dogs. Due to the encouraging results, the number was eventually increased to 16 dogs.

The ancestors of the Malinois breed, in particular Tjop and Dewet the ancestors of the Laeken Malinois and breeding – the parent dogs were Vos (Dutch word for fox) and Liske de Laeken. They belonged to the shepherd Janssen. 1892 Vos won the third Price at the last sheep hats examination by the BSD club, because it was not financially viable. He himself, a yellow wired haired dog was the progenitor of the Laeken. Frantz Huyghebaert, the brother of Louis was the owner of Tjop LOSH 6132, one of the most important dogs of the Malinois breed. Tjop was born on November 1, 1899. His father Tomy was an extraordinary guard dog. His father was Samlo, his mother Cora I won in 1903 the first Campagne prize. Tjop was of exquisite appearance, perfect bone structure and angulations, good color, but without a mask, a very good working dog, but extremely nervous. He had 57cm shoulder height. His back was a bit long, the paws a bit too fine and he was a little wire-haired on the rump. Dewet was at the dog show in Brussels in 1902 described as followed: 60 cm in size, a remarkable dog, well built with exquisite coat, remarkably good shoulder and chest. Good topline and croup, good head, flawless tail carriage, small triangular ears, excellent overall appearance. Only the color is slightly pale. This error is compensated by very good mask and shoulders. Both dogs Tjop and Dewet were quite different, but we find their names in almost every Malinois pedigree. To claim these ancestors is to know the origin of our dogs today. We’ll also find the Laeken on the ancestors panel. Snap -(Fram-de-Jolimont) – An important male for the working dog breed: Snap was born as Fram de Jolimont 1917. His owner trained this intelligent dog very well, as he was initially very aggressive and a bity character. He inherited this vicious character of his paternal grandfather Sips Ter Heide from the kennel of Louis Huyghebaert. Snap was not only brilliant in the ring sport, he was also an excellent field dog (Campagne-work) and also of waterwork and tracking. In 1925 he was working champion. He was a working dog of exceptional qualities and a very good defending and guard dog. Even as a show dog, he stood at the front. In the twenties he was a very important stud dog. He was the father of many famous working Malinois like Sam you Thiriau, the second in the Belgian Grand Prix in 1926. Another son: Killer was working champion in 1924 and in 1928 his dauther Mascotte du Tigre Royal came tracking dog champion.



The short-haired BSD, where not the Malinois at the time there were also some short-haired dogs with black fur. It was about after every 20 red-brown short-haired there would be a black shorthaired BSD. Often they were from the crossing between Groenendael and Malinois. Anatomically they were built the same as the Malinois only they often had longer hair. The short-haired black BSD was reconized in 1929. There were strict breeding regulation that variaties were not to be crossed. So in 1920 dogs with the same hair style, but different colors were crossed. After 1945 Malinois could be mated with Tervueren and all without regard to color. Even in 1978 the colors of them were defined as follows: red, black, brindle and the gamut from red to gray to black. 1989, came to the following standard change in the Malinois: Only red, with black trace and black mask. Again the black ones were once again no longer reconized. The first accurate description of the BSD in German language is found in the book by von Stephanitz, he already deals specifically with the Malinois. The following excerpts from the book: The German Shepherd Dog in Word and Picture of Captain Von Stephanitz; 7 Edition, after 1921 In Belgium, the land impact corresponds naturally also the ours. Shepherds are very strongly represented there, perhaps even more than in Germany, also the above-mentioned wire-haired cattle dogs (Bouviers). There were also Cattle dogs in 1915 in Belgium, possibly from the war. In the Wallonei, south of the Meuse, led me to the evil conclusion that the dogs were all confiscated already. In West Flanders, I found out, the first year of the war the German Shepherd was still everywhere as farm protector, almost on every farm. In the cities they outweighed the short stock-haired, Brussels in the neighborhood. A lot of the dogs were used to pull. Even prior to and next to a medical chair I saw dogs tense for pulling. I did not see single pullers there were more than one dog pulling; often a trio of strong Bouvier’s goes in the middle. Sometimes a powerful dog, one or two dogs in front, one under the car, even in front of the car in the fork of a small light horse. The coachman often perched on the light carts, even raced with the trains that went pass, only in the 30-km speed. The land wind in Flanders was usually quite strong, of good shepherd expression, in hair and color rarely pure, ie after the race sign of amateur breeders, often with short tail, probably a consequence of Bouvier introgression. The black long haired ones were pretty closed to the ones nowadays in size, although the hair was different. The other types, the short haired and the wired ones were smaller and weaker boned than the black ones. The Belgians are avid and skillful breeders, but leave in the lovers of the breed shepherd dog use considerations entirely out of respect – just put value on minor appearances. Head cut, ear and tail carriage, hair color and especially apply to them all, and what does not exactly match the color of hair and in one of the many breed clubs prepared for the race racial character, does not purebred as. The consequences of the increasingly fierce necessarily inbreeding will therefore not fail because fresh blood by dogs from the land impact is impossible in such narrow terms. From the original three hair blows lovers breeding has yet then now made pure colors and strokes in the insatiable addiction to be separated from each other divorced externals even six strokes. From the place names of the various recognized strokes already shows that they are all grown in a limited circle lovers: Mechelen, Laeken, Tervueren, Groenendael are all in close proximity of Brussels. In addition, the race marks correspond to ours, and the shoulder height is given as 55cm on average. Dogs with short tail and those that are not yet defined their ears, nor recognized as different colors or impure in the hair. Long stick haired shepherd dogs were asked about the turn of the century, first in Ghent in the police service, and the service use has, however, limited to the pure security service, has neither the spread nor the high level achieved, as with us. The Belgian lovers have turned to dressing their dogs under German example. They are as clever dresser as breeders, but also place here, as after all is their predisposition to minor appearances and gageds the principal value. You achieve as highly commendable, but hardly for the use under consideration jump performances, but deal not yet or only in not to be taken seriously manner, with the nose job. With the popularity of the indigenous shock is not surprising that our Shepherd was relatively rarely found in front of the wars in Belgium and did not have its own representation. (Thought: now jump performance in collaborative testing on the edge of cruelty to animals; advent as I see the problem, but protection against HD / Ellbogendysplasiekomplex as main stud dogs are selected from competition lines, this idea could Stepanitz not then capture) History of collaborative testing in Belgium before I. Worldwar up now No other breed than the BSH ever won one of the three main competitions in the ring sports that are organized in Belgium. Never won a DSH, a Doberman or a different breed. 1913, the first championship was held in the Belgian Ring Sport. This was organized by the Belgian Kennel Club (KCB). The first winner was the Groenendale Jules du Moulin (LOB 2884).  Second was also a Groenendael and Tervueren a third. Fourth place went to the Malinois Tom of Crosnes. 1914 Jules won the championship again. His handler was Joseph couplet of 1908, a standard book entitled: “Guard, defense and police dog” issued, which was often published. He helped in the development of the Belgian ring sport. He was Vice-President of the Belgian Shepherd Dog Club and later became Chairman of the Kennel Club. Since the First World War until now only won the title Malinois, except for 2 exceptions, in 1927 and 1960/61, as the Laeken won the title. The best result of a non-Belgian on the championship was the 2nd place of a Bouvier de Flandres 1950. There were several dogs brought more than three times the title. How Snap van den Leeuw in the thirties, Jack de Beka in the late forties, Torro van ‘t Rolushof in the sixties, Rex van de Welkom in the Endsechzigern and finally alk with 5 wins in the seventies. In 1926 the first championship under the name “Grand Prix of Belgium” organized in the Belgian Ring Sport of the Société Royale Saint-Hubert (SRSH). The first winner was the Malinois bitch Sadi, the second Samox. Both papers had the Kennel Club, which were not recognized and which have been registered under a different name in the stud book of the Saint-Hubert. Since then, the big prize was always won by Malinois, with two exceptions – 1929, a Belgian Malinois had to share the title with a Groenendael and Tervueren 1952 was won by Xavier, the Malinois parents had. The best result of non-Belgians were second prizes in 1935 for a DSH and 1952 by a Bouvier de Flandres. Two dogs won the title more than four times: Metteko (ALSH 21704) in the seventies, and clip (LOSH 412 720) in the eighties. Championship from “nationaal Verbond the Belgian dog experts (NVBK)”. In 1963, after a previous dispute, among other things, the ring rules, the Antwerp decided to become independent and split off from SRSH and formed a Dissidenzverein. Many job clubs, working in the ring sport, joined in, as well as very famous dog handler. Kiener (LOSH 197 867) won in 1963 nor the Belgian Grand Prix at Saint-Hubert and then start the NVBK, where he won the title three times. Kiener was very talented and extremely intelligent. But also too large, brought him back problems, he also had very large ears. Kiener was about his mother Criquette LOSH 166749 grandson of the legendary and famous Sirol. Sirol has great influence on today’s working dog lines. About CARAK and Notter was introduced with Xjelaba and especially his son Othar Noaillerie his bloodline in France. Equally Cibo Meulderhof and his son Ultra Domaine Caméléon. Next is one of his descendants Sandor of Foudriots and especially cartouche. His descendants Ivan, Horsy Deux Pottois, Athos and especially G.Bibber have great influence on the breed. M.Varlet has the very interesting idea that this diversity of associations and clubs, each with different ring tests is an opportunity for the Malinois. It allows working dogs from completely different breeding lines to see which are tested in different test types. The main Malinois working dogs kennel After the first world war were the main Malinois working dogs kennel Kennel Club “you Thiriau” with the Champions Djeck and Sam “you Rupel” (Champions Flup, Jimmy and Margot). After World War II the kennel “Van de Reep” and “Van de Welkom” were the most important. From the last kennel came Flap aka Blackie Van de Welkom, which constituted the basis for the French and Swiss Malinois working dogs breeding. The big kennel in Saint-Hubert between the WK were “the Hallattes” and “you Forgero” with the Champions Abello and Benny and “de Grand Rabot” with the Champions César and Ecapi. After second world war the kennel “Fraternité” with the Champions Tibi, Rex and Rachid and “van de Molenbeek” with the Champions Snap, varactor, Vabil, Sito, Gary, and Eros were. Also important to the kennel “van de ÖWA” with the sons and Champions Carack and Cabil and Hab. Among modern kennels are to be mentioned: “Deux Pottois” by Luc Van Steen Brugge in possession G.Bibber was, the Belgian Ring Champion 1987. Today the kennel “du Boscaille” and “Hantjeshook” and “Moulin Tombroeck” are important. France After the war M.Poix is to say, had the kennel “du Bois d’Emblise”. He had very good contacts with the Belgian Kennel Club, which is why the famous Flap came to breeding. After 1965, drew a Belgian breeder, Mr. Léon Destailleur, the Malinois in the dog sport environment. He lived in the Belgian-French border area and bred under the name “you Mouscronnais”. Genetic selection and improved training led to dogs as Quacha Mouscronnais, who won the French Championnat 1972. The dog took a total of 6 times part of the French Ringchampionnat. Important in the seventies was the kennel “de Ventadour”, a kennel of the three working Champions brought forth of exquisite exterior: Tzar, Utha and Teddy. At the same time the german shepherd kennel “you Turenfels” with the champion Vico and Urgo was very successful, he brought the bloodline of Rusky in the French breeding. A later beauty kennel was the beginning of the seventies with 2 working Champions (Nelko and Urf) that we receive the kennel “du Mas des Lavandes”, today’s President of the French Club, the dogs but had by far not the influence on the later working malinois- breeding as the aforementioned three kennel. Flap aka Blackie of Welkom, a very fast, very spirited dog came out strong by his children LEOPAR Léobaro and Nerk, Norbanus, Nesi and Nesina v. Greenstraat in breeding. Léopars daughter Orane Ventadour was mated with the Nerksohn Quacha Mouscronnais. For females this compound arose three very famous kennel namely “Fontaine du Buis” with the ring champion bitch Utha Ventadour, “du Domaine Caméléon” with litter sister Ulla and finally the third in the league: Uranie was bred in Noailleriezwinger. Dogs from the Flaplinie were very fast and spirited, and very beautiful.Often, however, very sensitive leader. Later, the blood was crossed by Sirolnachkommen in this line. These dogs had a very strong character and full grip. For the first time this blood was introduced with Xjelaba, its most famous son was Othar Noaillerie the 1981-84 Championnatssieger in French ring was. Today, famous kennel: Des Loups Mutins, Cami Catheric, Creux Thatcher, Loups Mackenzie and more. Later NVBK blood on Cibo Meulderhof with its famous son and Ultra Domaine Caméléon and Nardo, called Rocky Also introduced dogs from the Deux Pottoiszwinger were being imported. Example Itusk and Ivan. Recently, well-known dogs and sires Robin Fontaine Buis, Voltaire, Cheyenne Loups Mutins, Dusty Clos Savoie and G “Bang Virginie. Switzerland The famous kennel Colombophile began with Tervueren and Malinois then moved on. Only the kennel was more beauty emphasized, but the dogs were even then always performed in SchH III. First major successes in championships followed. After the death of Mr Belet, his wife took over the kennel and put the working dog breeds in the foreground. This year was Nelson World Champion in IPO III. Also new breeds originated Ex: Vigna Secca, including Holland The most important Dutch bloodlines are based on Sirol and his brother Stroud. Cabil, CARRAK, and Criquette and KIENER came from this bloodline. A lot of speed, but also a certain sharpness came across Gladdy van de Heide Purpere by Jeff Vandenbroek in breeding. Austria It began with the import of Löwenfels dogs. Again, the Malinois claiming more and more on exams. Later dogs from the kennel Deux Pottois were imported, so in the kennel “siefeler Mountain”, which also has French lines and especially in the currently most influential kennel “le Bosseur”. Germany The first registered Malinois was Ruka from Murky and Prisca of Turenfels. She was born in 1968 and was led into SchH III. From this bitch unfortunately I do not have a picture, but a judge’s report from the show in Colmar 1972 at a special show for BSH was attached. The Judge was Mme Deygas from France-Working Class: Excellent 1-Ruka: Large bitch with complete scissor bite. Good coat, worn with maroon Charbonnage, flute-shaped head, the ears are too long, but good, the zygomatic arch is a little too strongly emphasized. Good physique, good limbs and good tail. Good Expression. The owner was very involved and took the president of the French club M.Wasels as a judge for the first German specialty show. The first Malinois litter in Germany coincided with this bitch after the famous work males Rusky on 01/10/71. There were 4/2 puppies in the kennel of the Malinoislodge, Anja Malinoislodge. Then the dog was sold, it was followed by 1974, the B-litter from Bäckerstüble and heat after 1975, the C-litter. In both litters Urgo de Turenfels was a famous ring III finalist father. The puppies were almost all sold to France. Influence on the German breeding they have to this day and although the German Tervueren breeding over the Bessie, which ring C had (old name for ring III) and stood in the kennel King Lorraine. Your descendant Pop Companions Vie, a Tervuerenrüde with Ring III had several litters in Germany. But in Germany this line was not pursued further. It follows the episode Nasser: the breeding vd Valleyer height of a Colombophile bitch. Mr. Nasser imported the adult female Etoile du Colombophile and let them cover from a Colombophile males, the litter was born in 1976. The bitches were often issued. The male Andre was sold to Switzerland. His daughter Bessie Fire Dancer Kennel became the mother of the youth winner DM Bjelo Stutengarten. Then the male Molosse was imported. This dog made 50 times the SchH III and was made of pure Mouscronnaislinien. 1980, fell at his owner kennel sun of the A-litter after the French import bitch Well Bois Muguet. A bitch from the litter Anja had a litter in 1982 after the single cover of the SchH III-D male “Jack Boscaille was owned by Mr. Peter Engel. From this litter Basti was known by the shepherds joy that VDH Champion and was breeding bitch in the kennel Tettenbacher sheep farm was. Now a very big break comes in the German Malinois breed! This is one with the name Peter Engel. This had begun with long-haired Belgian Shepherds. Unfortunately, he had to fight with his Tervueren with health problems and and the training of dogs was not easy. On a trip to the ceiling, on the occasion of the French specialty show, he saw a demonstration of the French ring sport. The Malinois dog, he saw there was the French Working Champion Tzar Ventadour. He was enthusiastic about the Malinois and this other type of protection dog sports. It was followed by the import of three adult females and one male Duchesse Lancaumont, nor beauty emphasizes Chris Boscaille, and the main female for the German breeding Erika deux Pottois. On 1/10/81 was the first litter of Chris Boscaille, which was still covered in their previous kennel of Cadiz Boscaille in the kennel of Löwenfels. In the beginning was still a strong French bloodlines of the stud dog, such as Vicquy Faubourg Postes-Othis Maison Neuve. At that time, Peter Engel still interested in resessive long hair lines, ie from Tervuren Malinois parents such as Dick Jago, jury ancestress of the working Tervueren by the Red plate. Unfortunately, as Tervueren friend I have to say he’s gone off by these lines. At that time the development of their time was ahead – today there are many such breeds: Virlevent-Silver Rail Musher Siefelerberg the breed with working Tervueren from Malinois. Problems with the then club the DKBS, who had no interest in dog sports, followed. It was not a concept to be developed beyond one generation. This led to the formation of DMC. It was not until the company was registered puppies into VDH book, in its own DMC-stud book. Peter Engel and more now imported many Deux-Pottois dogs. Now was the time the Belgian stud dogs that are all legends: G “Vitou Figure 60-Haddock-Eik / followed by G.Bibber and his sons, later Dutch lines on Sorba Hoveld were introduced into the German breeding. Initially, the Löwenfels dogs were sold much to France, the most famous was the European champion and double Working Champion Fico Löwenfels. Beginning of the eighties was the kennel of the Wirth mill with the French import bitch Sarah Companions Vie. In 1984, the Kennel of Kronenbühl with an illicit mixed pairing his ancient Tervueren male Boris of Hassenstein with the Belgian import bitch genes Deux Pottois. It was important then the B-litter of genes with Haddock Deux Pottois with Basti, finalist of the French Cup in IPO III and breeding bitch and Boris in 1991 at the French Selectif participated in the ring. Slowly successor breeds developed from the existing Löwenfels dogs: the most important thing was the Zwinger vom Roten Falken, unfortunately the breeder has died, but the kennel is currently at the zenith of competitive sports. Next emerged in the late eighties / early nineties following breeds: From the Wautz, the Teutonnes, Breuker Heath, Bonum Bono, Airport Hannover, Fast Fox, Forest House Augustendorf to call from the bad guys to some important. Also developed in the new federal states breedings: Greifenring, Ihleburg and Penz and others. Two important dogs formed the German Malinois population – the two licensed dogs Oskar Löwenfels and Colossus Deux Pottois. For many years, in particular, these two dogs clearly the German breeding. In 1986, for the first time in part a Malinois in the DM, it was gayal Deux Pottois. A year later started already 3 dogs, gayal and Harro Deux Pottois and Duc. Gayal it was German champion. In the following years, mostly start 3 Malinois. 1990, repeated the success.


Igor Löwenfels in American possession was German Champion! 1991 already 12 dogs were then reported, including 5 from the kennel of Löwenfels. In 1992, DM and runner-up of German Malinois breed. It was Sam Löwenfels and Alpha Lehrbacher castle. A year later Malinois were reported again – 19 pieces! It has been ranked 1 to 4 was won by them. 1993 Onix Löwenfels German Champion and Sam Löwenfels runner-up. A year later, Sam was DM 1995 won for the first time, a Belgian Malinois bitch

again – Zahra Löwenfels. 1996 won for a long time once again DSH.1997 – Emir de Teutonnes of Atra Wautz.Meanwhile, the Malinois are numerically the most represented breed at German Championships – .1998 and 1999 won clamp red hawks, 1999, the American dog Shane of Vitosha was runner-up.

Shane of Vitosha


Further dissemination of the Malinois: USA This currently buy diligently European Working Dog Malinois on, initially Löwenfels dogs, then Belgian Deux Pottois dogs and now many other French and Dutch animals. That in addition to protection dog sport now Mondioring and French-ring worked, has something to do with the increasing of popularity of the Malinois. However, one must also see the problem: the commercialization of the dog – it will pay high prices for top-trained dogs, so finalists from France, bought what was formerly impossible. An example: Finalist Eyra Calvaire Acacias to Germany and Ch Travail campagne Duc Creux Thatcher in the United States. Scandinavia: Known to us, with a lot of German blood lines: the kennel Daeneskjoeld from Denmark – Sweden in the kennel Blackneck’s. The separation according to beauty and breeding performance In the early seventies after the separation of work and beauty dogs was not as accomplished as today. Que rack Bois Emblise of Belgian Kennel breeding is still known connoisseurs of working and show lines. But since then a strong fracture can be seen. In Berlin, we had a very interesting lecture by a Belgian judge beauty for BSH, taught at the large CACIB show in Berlin. He talked a lot on the type and term of the Belgian, knowledgeable well from the Malinois lines, said much of the famous Zwinger Assa. But he knew and did not mention the great working dog sires as Sirol, Cartouche and G.Bibber. These worlds of beauty and the working dog breed are separated at the moment and both sides have no great interest to come into contact. The beauty of breeding is ongoing, especially in Belgium and France. Two kennel have since mainly influence they possessed by some quite close inbreeding over a very uniform type. In Belgium, “Do you Maugré”, a kennel which has ceased, but its lines are to be found in many modern breeds, such as Hameau St. Blaise and has been used in France with great success for new blood from the Mas des Lavandes dogs. Important nor the kennel Terre Aimée with 2 different lines a beauty breed of woman Varlet and working dogs from the famous Lord. Varlet, who wrote my deeming the best book about Belgian Shepherds .. Also Scandinavia, England and Italy have beauty farms. Overall, however, is vanishingly small in the number of puppies compared to the working dogs. In conclusion, how can the triumph of the Malinois explain? The very different work tests in the main distribution area are geographically close to each other (KPVN-SchH-Belg Ring French Ring). No country has strong organizational obesity, as with similar distribution area of the GSD has that. is certainly not to be expected from the discordant Belgians. This results in different countries a different selection for a dog types. Versatile with nose work and horribly accurate subordination – the guard dog – should stand in contrast to the stick hard KPNV-dog, the strong blows of confident, unknown conflict situations manageable Belgian Ring Dog and the rapid spectacular french ring dog not to forget the high jump requirements for the 2 last disciplines. A tremendous genetic potential is moderate country selected on different properties different – for example, firm grip in Germany or high jumping power in France and Belgium. My plea: Let us keep this versatility, this is also why the Malinois is suitable for so many things because there is not just one type of dog training as the only truth is true. Today, the Malinois is as unique, with most events work the dog is doing, he is almost always found in the top spots. Since the seventies, first performed in France a tremendous increase in litter sizes, and later in other countries. This attracts responsibilities, because for each Malinois puppy also needs the right owner to find and not to everybody fits a Malinois.


Written by Anne Weitz-Heeland

Edited by me

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