Moonshadow Belgian Shepherds, Australia



Vale Baxter



(Australian Champion Barakuma Knight Errant)


Our sweet, handsome and very much beloved Baxter left us on 10th December, 2009, after we were blessed with over 14 years of his company.


We will never forget our lovely boy, and will always be grateful to Pat Marchevsky for entrusting us with his care.


In his younger days, he was a successful show dog and obtained his Australian Champion title in September 1996. He won 328 Challenge points from February 1996 through to March 2003 when he retired from the show ring.


He will be greatly missed by Lesley and Rob, his foster mother Shadow, Peppy his lifelong constant companion, and the rest of us here at Moonshadow.


Some of our favourite pictures of Baxie over the years are included below.


A Shadow and Baxter 1995a


Our baby Baxie with "foster Mum" Shadow in 1995


  Baxie and Shadow by sea 11-96a  A Baxter headshot


Baxie and Shadow near Port Stephens in November 1996 (l), and Baxter as a young Show dog, 1996 (r)


Baxter Webpage1a   A Baxter and Rob2  


Early days - Baxie and Rob coming out of the ring victorious (l), and enjoying nature at Bo Bo Creek (r)


Baxie and Peppy 12-97b


December 1997 - Baxie meets Peppy (Moonshadow Peppercorn), who was to become his lifelong companion


Baxie 300 points April 02a  Baxie and Rob at Bermagui Feb 03a  


Baxie and Rob celebrate his achieving 300 Challenge Points in April, 2002 (l),

 and together at Bermagui in February, 2003 (r)


Baxie sleeping Dec 2004b


Baxie snoozing in his favourite chair in December 2004


Baxies 10th BD Aug 2005  DSCF4044a


Celebrations! Baxie celebrates his 10th Birthday in August, 2005(l),

and helps Peppy celebrate her 12th Birthday in October, 2009 (r)


We miss you!






Blg Ch Prince Van T Sparrebos  (Imp Blg)

Millo Van de Hoge Laer (Blg)

Cartoon du Perigord Vert (Frn)

Ijes van de Hoge Laer (Blg)

Nanette van de Hoge Laer (Blg)

Bellman de Perigord Vert (Frn)

Kleo van de Hoge Laer (Blg)


Aust Ch Barakuma Enrique

Aust Ch Niavana Jump the Gun (Imp UK)

Fanfare of the Two at Niavana (UK)

Niavana Dubonnet Vou (UK)

NZ Ch Blustag Czarina (Imp UK)

Blustag Adams Brandy (UK)

Zhale Copper Glow of Blustag (UK)



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