Moonshadow Belgian Shepherds, Australia

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D.O.B. 16/9/2008


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 Ari is now living happily with a couple on 25 acres in rural New South Wales near Canberra. He also has an elderly Tervueren female, Tiffy, and the family cat to keep him entertained. Shown below is Ari with his new “Mum” and “Dad”, Pearl and Laurie, in April 2011 - smiles all around!


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Sadly, since Ari’s arrival, Pearl has passed away, as has Tervueren Tiffy. However, Laurie regularly keeps Rob and Les up to date with Ari’s home life and adventures.


In October 2014, Laurie’s sister and brother-in-law from the USA visited Ari, and were delighted to meet him, as shown below.


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In another recent photo, we see Ari at home on his 6th Birthday, in September 2014.


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Two other photos from the same period are shown below.


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Laurie was able to join Les and Rob and some other dog-loving friends on a trip to Europe in July 2014. Ari also went on holiday, as shown below. Laurie reports that Ari was very well looked after and had a good time even if he didn’t get to visit the home of his ancestors.


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Here we see Ari relaxing at home in March 2014 (left) and again relaxing,

 this time in his new study in October, 2013 (right).



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Laurie has also reported that Ari has become a hit at the dog parks in the Canberra area.

Below are some shots of him and his mates hard at play in April-May, 2013.


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He has also taken to swimming and playing crocodile as shown below.


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And he appreciates his cuddles from Granddaughter Heidi


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And in November 2011 we see Ari out inspecting the border line of his country cottage.


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Finally we see Ari celebrating his 3rd Birthday in September 2011 by relaxing by the fire on a cold Canberra night, with Terv Tiffy and of course Simba the cat in front of the fire.


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  “Ari" lived with John and Jenni and family (below), before 

he returned to us at Moonshadow in late 2010.

During this period, he was shown by Ashley Hoffman of Ashendael Kennels





 As a part of his show career, below we see Ari at the NSW Belgian Shepherd Specialty Show on 31 July 2010, where he was Graded “Excellent” by a European Breed Specialist Judge


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Thanks to Ashley Hoffman for these pictures below of Ari taken in July 2009,


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Next we see Ari with Ashley winning Best Baby Puppy in the Working Dog Group

 at the Penrith Kennel & Obediance Club show on 10 January, 2009.





The following weekend, Ari joined Grand Dad "Fax" (Hun Gr Astn, Svk & Int Ch SR Bergerac Faust [Imp Hun]) and friend "Amper" (HJCH HCH HSCH SKCH OCH Amper Oridix [Imp Hun]) and Amper's exhibitor, Tania, at the beach on the way home from the Dapto Show. (In the pictures below, Fax is the adult Groenendael, Amper is the adult Tervueren, and Ari is the baby Groenendael.) Many thanks to Ashley for sending these lovely pictures!


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