2018 NEWS FLASH!!!

June 2018
     *Shine (Classic Musicals) finished his BN obedience and RI rally titles in Chugiak, AK.

May 2018
     *Fizz (Soda Pop Litter) earned her first T2BP agility leg with a first place in Grand Junction, CO.
     *Cimer (Musical Instruments) won BOB, finishing her grand championship in Pomona, CA. At the Ventura, CA specialty, she won an AOM and earned her herding instinct certificate.
      *Finn (Blessings Litter) won a 5-point major at the specialty in Ventura, CA, and earned his herding instinct certificate. 
      *River (Blessings Litter) won a 5-point major and an OH Group 3 at the specialty in Ventura, CA.
      *Victor (Blessings Litter) finished his OAP and OFP agility titles in Pomona, CA. He also earned two legs toward an OJP and a leg towards an AXP title. In Ventura, CA, Victor won SD for a 5-point major and an AOM his first time out as a special. He also picked up his herding instinct and farm dog certificates.

April 2018
     *Sparkle (Soda Pop Litter) earned her RATN barn hunt title and her FMD messenger dog title at the Belgian Nation Celebration in St. Louis, MO.
     *Harper (Musical Instruments) and Victor (Blessings Litter) earned their CGC in Las Vegas, NV.
     *Finn (Blessings Litter) finished his RATCHX title at the Belgian Nation Celebration in St. Louis, MO, and earned the second leg towards his RI rally title.
     *Cord (Classic Musicals) finished his RATO title at Central Bark in NY.
     *Shine (Classic Musicals) finished his RATO title at the Belgian Nation Celebration in St. Louis, MO, and earned the first leg towards his BN obedience title.

March 2018
     *Zeb (Dance Litter) won WD and BOW in Tallmadge, OH, for points toward his championship.
     *Cimer (Musical Instruments) earned her CGC in Pomona, CA.
     *Victor (Blessings Litter) finished his championship with a major win in Vallejo, CA. 
     *Reyna (Classic Musicals) won a 4-point major at the specialty in Janesville, WI. 
     *Shine (Classic Musicals) won WD and BOS in Anchorage, AK, for several points towards his championship.

February 2018
     *Finn (Blessings Litter) finished his CZ8G barn hunt title in Phoenix, AZ.
     *Victor (Blessings Litter) earned his NFP agility title in Boulder City, NV.
     *River (Blessings Litter) earned her CGCA certificate.
     *Reyna (Classic Musicals) earned two legs toward her SEN, SBN, and SCN scent work titles, as well as the first leg toward an SIN title in Columbia, MO. She also finished her RATN barn hunt title in Columbia, MO.
     *Shine (Classic Musicals) finished his RN rally title in Anchorage, AK.

January 2018
     *Maizie (Dance Litter) earned her SCN, SIN, SEN, and SBN element titles at her first scent work show in Louisville, KY, finishing her SWN title. She also earned the first two legs toward her SHDN title.
     *Cimer (Musical Instruments) finished her XF agility title in CA.
     *Finn (Blessings Litter) finished his RN rally title in Phoenix, AZ.

I began in Belgian Tervuren in the early 1970's, when there were only a few in Arizona.

We obtained a female puppy and she became the love of my life and very soon,  I became hooked on obedience training, showing in conformation and the whole dog show atmosphere. I loved the look of the breed and what they had to offer.

As time went on, we acquired more and more dogs and became very interested in this beautiful and versatile breed and met so many wonderful people along the way.

I believe that the Belgian Tervuren has the ability to do  whatever you want them to do. They have an inherent desire to work with their humans; they like to stay busy and also enjoy learning.

As the years have passed, I've noticed some changes in our breed; some exciting and some that concern me. Our breed standard calls for a moderate dog, and many of the more European dogs are showing up with extreme heads that sometimes are quite lovely, however the part that really bothers me the most is the structure and what is lost when you move away from moderate to extreme. I always keep in mind that if the BT cannot herd sheep all day long, then it is not put together properly.

It is of utmost importance to me to keep Form & Function at the forefront of my breeding program, so my goals are to produce healthy Belgian Tervuren who are structurally sound, could do the work they were intended to do if asked, and to have sound temperaments so that they can move around in public places with the confidence of an animal who is aware of his surroundings, but not over vigilant to the extent that they draw attention to themselves.


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Jo Fain

Phoenix, AZ