Moonshadow Belgian Shepherds, Australia

 

English Champion & Australian  Grand  Champion

 Corsini Lysander

"Paco"

Eyes:  Clear              Hips:  7:3

D.O.B. 2/12/1997

 

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5 April 2010

 

Our lovely Paco has gone. He passed away today at the age of 12 years. We miss him greatly.  For a tribute to him, please click here. For more information about his life, please read on.

 

1 August 2009 Belgian Shepherd Dog Club of NSW Specialty Show

 

Paco was nearing 12 years of age, but still had what it took to win another Best Veteran in Show under Mr Glenn Moore from Victoria at another specialty show.

 

25-26 October 2008 Illawara and South Eastern BSDC Specialty Show

 

Paco does it yet again! He was awarded Best Veteran (10+ years) in Show and Best Sire in Show at the Illawara and South Eastern BSDC Specialty Show in October 2008 under Mme M F Varlet from France!

 

 

2-3 August 2008 Belgian Shepherd Dog Club of NSW Specialty Show

 

We were very pleased when Paco was awarded Reserve Challenge Dog at the annual BSD Club of NSW Specialty Show in August 2008 under Ms Chris Malinowski from the UK. We were then delighted when on the second day of this show Paco won Challenge Dog under Mrs Janet Andrews, also from the UK. On that day he also won Best Veteran in Show.

 Well done Paco!

 

Paco Achieves his Australian Grand Championship Title!

 

By winning Best of Breed at the St George and District Kennel Club show on 31 May, 2008, Paco achieved the 1,000 Challenge Points need to qualify for the award of Australian Grand Champion!  It has been a long road for our boy who was already 5 years old when he arrived in Australia as an English Champion. Very big congratulations are due to our lovely Boy!!!

 

Paco in the Snowy Mountains

 

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.   Paco's 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

 

5 August 2007 Belgian Shepherd Dog Club of NSW Specialty Show

 

On 5 August, 2007 Paco 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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Paco wins Best of Breed Tervueren at the 2007 Sydney Royal Show!

 

We are delighted to announce that Paco won Best of Breed Belgian Shepherd Tervueren at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on Sunday 15 April, 2007, under an international judge. Paco, at 9 years of age, won the Veterans Class and went on to beat all the younger dogs to take the BOB prize! Two photos of Paco and Lesley taken at the Royal Show by the Official Photographer are included below, followed by another recent photo taken by another professional photographer when Paco attracted her attention at the Erskine Park Dog Showground in March 2007.

 

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We imported our magnificent Paco, (Eng & Aust Grand Champion Corsini Lysander) from the UK in late 2002.  We remain extremely grateful to Amanda McLaren of Corsini, and Audrey Maguire of Suerike, for enabling us to bring over this wonderful boy.  Paco had a very successful show career in the UK having been awarded numerous CC's and BOB's at UK Shows and achieving his English Championship Title (see below).  He has continued to excel in the Show Ring here in Australia having achieved his Australian Championship Title in minimal time, going on to obtain his Australian Grand Champion title, and consistently being awarded many CC's, BOB's and Class in Group Awards.

 

Paco is descended from a very distinguished lineage with both his father (Eng Ch Magnum de la Clairiere aux Louves) and his sister (Eng Ch Corsini L'Air du Temps) winning Best In Show at the world renowned and highly prestigious French Belgian Shepherd Speciality Show in 2000 and 2002.

To see Paco's British relatives, visit Corsini Belgian Shepherds

 

Paco is well-known throughout Australia and the UK for his magnificent looks and his affectionate and fun-loving personality.  He adores his Stud duties (!!) and many of his progeny here in Australia, have done extremely well in the Show Ring with many Class in Speciality Show Awards.  This has resulted in Paco winning the title of Best Sire in Show at 5 Belgian Shepherd Speciality Shows (see below). His daughter Zoe (Ch GraeShadow Camomile) won Best of Breed at the distinguished Sydney Royal Show in April, 2006 , with Paco winning the Dog CC and Runner up Best of Breed, so a very successful day with a father-daughter win under the Finish Judge Mr J. Juslin. As mentioned above, Paco followed this up at the 2007 Sydney Royal Show by winning Best of Breed himself!

 

 

      PACO'S PEDIGREE:

SIRE:

Eng Ch Magnum de la Clairiere aux Louves (Frn)

Femto du Bois du Tot (Frn)

Day Dreem de Condivicnum (Frn)

Tiakie du Sart des Bois (Frn)

Eden de la Clairiere aux Louves (Frn)

Blg & Multi Ch Grimm van de Hoge Laer (Blg)

Altesse de la Clairiere aux Louves (Frn)

DAM:

Lauren de Condivicnum at Corsini (Frn)

Isar du Royaume de Bucksye (Frn)

Carey du Bois du Tot (Frn)

Chirga de Condivicnum (Frn)

Brennie du Sart des Bois (Frn)

Uhgor du Sart de Bois (Frn)

Tohalai du Sart de Bois (Frn)

 

 

Paco's Major Wins in the UK

 

Name of Show

Award

Manchester Championship Show 2001

CC and Best of Breed

Northern Belgian Shepherd Dog Club Championship Show 2000

CC and Best Tervueren Dog

Border Union Championship Show 2000

CC and Best of Breed

Leeds Championship Show 2000

CC and Best of Breed

Bath Championship Show 2000

CC

Darlington Championship Show 2000

CC and Best of Breed

Midland Counties Show 1999

Reserve CC

Darlington Championship Show 1999

Reserve CC

 

 

Paco's Best Sire in Show Wins in Australia

 

Name of Show

Date

Judge/State/Country

Award

6th Illawara and South Eastern BSDC Specialty Show

25-26/10/03

Dr Marie-France Varlet (France)

BEST SIRE IN SHOW

8th Illawara and South Eastern BSDC Specialty Show

26/03/05

Mr Jeff Luscott (UK)

BEST SIRE IN SHOW

Belgian Shepherd Dog Club of NSW Specialty Show

30/07/05

Mr Eric Desschans (Belgium)

BEST SIRE IN SHOW

9th Illawara and South Eastern BSDC Specialty Show

22-23/10/05

Mr Gert Christensen (Denmark)

BEST SIRE IN SHOW

12th Illawara and South Eastern BSDC Specialty Show

25-26/10/08

Mme M F Varlet (France)

BEST SIRE IN SHOW

 

Comments, questions or like more information? Email us, Rob & Lesley Kane, at robandlesley48@ozemail.com.au

 

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