Moonshadow Belgian Shepherds, Australia


2007News Items


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2 December 2007 - Happy 10th Birthday Paco!


Lots of pets and cuddles to our Paco, who turned 10 today.


16 - 18 November 2007 - Championships achieved,  and a new "Personal Best" for Moonshadow Belgian Shepherds


Moonshadow went to Newcastle on the weekend of 16-18 November for three shows. Magic won Best Junior in the Working Dog Group on the Friday, and by winning BOB each day, he and his sister Avalon both achieved the required number of Challenge Points to qualify for the title of Australian Champion.  The rules for this award now require not only a total of at least 100 Challenge Points, but at least 25 of these points must be earned while over the age of 1 year. We were very pleased that both Avalon and Magic achieved this within three weeks of their first birthdays!  Big congratulations to our boy and girl!! For the latest photos of them at the Newcastle show grounds, see Magic's Page and Avalon's page


And finally, with Magic, Avalon and Paco winning that weekend, Moonshadow Belgian Shepherds surpassed their 2005 record of 530 Challenge Points won in a year.

Good work Zulu, Paco, Magic and Avalon!


9 - 11 November 2007 - Paco's Weekend


Bemboka is a small village on the Snowy Mountains Highway, and on 9-11 November 2007 was the site for the Far South East Kennel Club's weekend of shows.  Our Paco had a very good weekend. His Best of Breed win on 10 November saw him pass a total of 800 challenge points, and at the same show he was awarded a "Best Veteran in Show" sash. The following day he won Best Open Dog in the Working Dog Group. Well done for a dog just 3 weeks shy of his 10th Birthday!


31 October 2007 - Happy First Birthdays!


We wish all of our Halloween 2006 puppies the Happiest of Birthdays.  Shown below left Magic on the right waits for his Birthday Cake whilst Mother Rhianne and Dad Paco are ready to help (Paco was the only one to keep his party hat on). Below right Rhianne and Magic close in on the cake.


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19 October 2007 - Happy 10th Birthdays!


Happy10th Birthday wishes to our first litter - Zulu, Mali, Peppy,

sadly-missed Peggy, and Pixie.


Shown below left Mother Shadow reaches for the Birthday cake while son Zulu waits patiently;

on the right daughter Peppy shares her cake with her constant companion Baxter.


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19 October 2007 - Avalon wins Best Junior in Group


We were very pleased when our little girl won her second

Best Junior in group at the Tuggerah Lakes K&O Club show.


28 September 2007 - Magic wins again


Magic does it again! Under Ms Beth Warman, a New Zealand judge, Magic again won first place

in the 6-12 month old sweepstakes event at the 2007 Pedigree Canberra Canine Carnival


17 September 2007 - Bayer Breeder Programme


Moonshadow Belgian Shepherds joins the Bayer Breeder Champions Programme!


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16-19 September 2007 - Visitors


Roger and Janice Clifford of Ebontide Kennels in the UK,

breeders of Rhianne, visit us.


9 September 2007 - Birthday


Happy 3rd Birthday to Rhianne!


11-15 August 2007 - A Magic weekend


It was a very good long weekend of showing for our little boy Magic, who was 9 1/2 months old.  At the four Tullamore shows, Magic won first place in the 6-12 Months Sweepstakes four times in a row! He followed this up the fifth day at Trundle with a third place. In the Working Dog Group competitions at the same shows, Magic won Best Puppy in Group three out of five times, and on one of those times was awarded the Runner up Best Exhibit in Group prize. Quite an accomplishment for our "baby boy"! Sister Avalon also played her part, winning Best Junior in the Working Dog Group on one of these days. Big congratulations to our young ones!  Shown below are at the left, Magic wins the first of 4 consecutive first places  in 6-12 Months Sweepstakes on 11 August at Tullamore, and at the right, Magic winning his third Best Puppy in the Working Dog Group on 15 August at Trundle.


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13 and 14 August 2007 - Birthdays


Happy 13th Birthday on 13 August to Shadow, and Happy 12th Birthday on 14 August to Baxter!


August/September 2007 - "Highlife" Magazine


We were happy to be interviewed recently about Belgian Shepherds by Judith O'Connell, a regular Feature Writer on Dog Breeds for the Highlife Magazine. Her article on Belgians along with photos of our Paco and his son Magic appears on page 161 of the August/September 2007 Issue. Hopefully it will help win a few more converts to this beautiful breed.


5 August 2007 - Belgian Shepherd Specialty Show


Paco is having a good year, running up to his 10th Birthday in December 2007.  On 5 August, 2007 he competed at the Belgian Shepherd Dog Club of NSW Specialty Show held in Picton, NSW under the famous Belgian Judge Firmin Aertgeerts. Paco and Lesley are shown in the ring below. Paco went on to win Reserve Challenge Dog against a strong field of 11 younger entries. The "critique" given by Firmin is reproduced below:

"Almost 10yrs old, complete scissor bite, good constructed tall male.  Good parallelism and stop, dark eyes and almond, nice ears could be higher set.  Excellent pigmentation and mask, nice sweep of neck and good strong back, sloping croup.  Excellent angulations, good bone structure, excellent developed chest, excellent coat, warm and excellent charbonne, and very good stance and temperament.  Could be a little more compact.  Very good movement.  Grade:  Excellent"


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9-10 June 2007 - Parkes Shows


Magic enjoyed his weekend at the Parkes shows, winning Best Minor Puppy in Group on both days. He also won 3rd place in the 6-12 months Sweepstakes on the first day and 1st place on the second day! Father Paco picked up a 2nd place in the Veteran's Sweepstakes and both Magic and sister Avalon gained their first Challenge points. See "Show Results" for details! Or click for the latest pictures of Magic and Avalon.


15 April 2007 - Royal Easter Show


We are delighted to announce that our Paco this year won Best of Breed Belgian Shepherd Tervueren at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on Sunday 15 April, 2007. Paco, at 9 years of age, was in the Veterans Class and he went on to beat all the younger dogs to take the prize! Photos of Paco and Lesley taken at the Royal Show by the Official Photographer can be seen on Paco's Page!


17& 19 March 2007 - Magic at Canberra


Our Halloween born Magic wins his first Best Baby Puppy in the Working Dog Group on St Patrick's Day at the ACTCA Canberra Autumn International Festival. Mrs Honey Glendinning, the Canadian judge, praised both Magic and Avalon, but decided it was his on the day. When we returned on 19 March, Magic again won Best Baby Puppy in the Working Dog Group, this time under Ms Cheryl Egerton, another Canadian judge. We were very proud of our little boy! For pictures, see the Magic webpage under our Puppies page!


9-11 and 16-19 February 2007 - Sapphire Coast

First dog shows for our puppies Magic and Avalon at Bermagui and the Sapphire Coast. At the 18 February show, by winning Best of Breed, Zulu surpassed 700 Challenge points.

Congratulations Zulu!



Lesley and Magic in the line up at Sapphire Coast


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