2019 NEWS FLASH!!!

September 2019 
     *Cimer (Musical Instruments) finished her MX agility title and earned a QQ and points toward a MACH.
     *Finn (Blessings Litter) earned a leg toward a RATCHX4 barn hunt title and points in Crazy 8s.
     *Victor (Blessings Litter) earned two QQs and points toward a PACH and finished his MFP agility title.

August 2019 
     *Cimer (Musical Instruments) earned legs toward the MX and XFP agility titles.
     *River (Blessings Litter) finished her BN obedience title and RN rally title.
     *Victor (Blessings Litter) finished his MJP agility title.
     *Shine (Classic Musicals) double qualified for a leg towards an RAE rally title. He also earned his NADAC TN-N and TG-N agility titles.

July 2019
     *Cimer (Musical Instruments) earned a leg toward an MX, MXJ, and PAD agility title. 
     *Finn (Blessings Litter) finished his RATCHX3 barn hunt title. He also earned legs toward a RATCHX4 and points in Crazy 8s.
     *River (Blessings Litter) earned legs toward a BN obedience title and RN rally title.

June 2019 
     *Mai (Dance Litter) earned points toward her NW3-Elite ELT3 nosework title.
     *Maizie (Dance Litter) finished her SEA scent work title. She also earned legs toward her SBA, SCAE, and SIAE titles.
     *Cimer (Musical Instruments) finished her T2B agility title, as well as earning legs toward her MXP, MJP and MFP.  She also earned points toward her bronze grand championship.
     *Finn (Blessings Litter) finished his CZ8P2 barn hunt title and earned a leg toward a RATCHX3.
     *Reyna (Classic Musicals) finished her CA coursing title.
     *Shine (Classic Musicals) earned two legs toward his RM rally title and completed his BCAT coursing title. He also earned legs toward his NA and NF agility titles and a point toward his conformation championship.

May 2019
     *Mai (Dance Litter) earned points toward her NW3-Elite ELT3 nosework title.
     *Sparkle (Soda Pop) finished her SCN, SIN, and SEN scent work titles, as well as earning a leg toward an SBN title.  She also earned points toward a BCAT coursing title, making the top 10 fastest Belgian Tervuren lifetime list.
     *Harper (Musical Instruments) earned points toward her bronze grand championship.
     *Victor (Blessings Litter) finished his MXP agility title. He also earned points toward a T2BP agility title, as well as legs toward the MFP and MJP titles and two QQs toward a PACH title.
     *Reyna (Classic Musicals) earned a leg toward a RATO barn hunt title.
     *Shine (Classic Musicals) finished his TD tracking title and RE rally title, and he earned a leg toward a CDX obedience title and points toward his conformation championship. He also finished his NAP and NJP agility titles and earned points toward a T2BP title, as well as points toward a BCAT coursing title.
     *Cash (Sonata BT) earned his herding instinct certification.
     *Ripple (Legacy Litter) won WB/BOW for a major win toward a conformation championship, and she earned her herding instinct certification.

April 2019
     *Fizz (Soda Pop) earned a leg toward an HSCs herding title.
     *Sparkle (Soda Pop) earned legs toward the NAP and NJP agility titles.
     *Piper (Musical Instruments) earned legs toward the SCN, SIN, and SBN scent work titles.
     *Finn (Blessings Litter) earned two legs toward a RATCHX3 barn hunt title and points toward a CZ8P2 title.
     *Shine (Classic Musicals) earned two legs toward the NAP and NJP agility titles, as well as a leg toward the RE rally title. He also finished his RATM barn hunt title and CZ8S title.
     *Cash (Sonata BT) earned two legs toward a RATM barn hunt title with high in class.
     *Ripple (Legacy Litter) earned two legs toward a RATOX barn hunt title with high in class.

March 2019
     *Mai (Dance Litter) earned points toward her NW3-Elite ELT3 nosework title.
     *Sparkle (Soda Pop) earned legs toward the SCN, SIN, and SEN scent work titles.
     *Cimer (Musical Instruments) earned a leg toward an XFP agility title.
     *Harper (Musical Instruments) finished her NJP agility title. She also earned a leg toward an OFP.
     *Finn (Blessings Litter) finished his CZ8PG barn hunt title.
     *Victor (Blessings Litter) earned legs toward the T2B, MXP, MJP, MFP, PADP, and PJDP titles, as well as two QQs toward a PACH title. He also earned his TKI trick dog title.
     *Shine (Classic Musicals) earned two legs toward a RATM barn hunt title and points toward a CZ8S title.

February 2019
     *Harper (Musical Instruments) finished her NAP and NFP agility titles. She also earned a leg toward an NJP.
     *Finn (Blessings Litter) finished his CZ8PS and RATCHX2 barn hunt titles.
     *Victor (Blessings Litter) earned legs toward his MXP, MJP, PJDP, and MFP agility titles, as well as a QQ toward a PACH title.
     *Shine (Classic Musicals) finished his RA rally title.
     *Cash (Sonata BT) finished his RATO and RATS barn hunt titles with two high in class awards. He also earned points toward a CZ8B title.
     *Ripple (Legacy Litter) finished her RATO barn hunt title and earned points toward a CZ8B title.

January 2019
     *Harper (Musical Instruments) earned two legs toward an agility NFP. She also earned a leg toward an NAP and NJP.
     *Victor (Blessings Litter) finished his XFP agility title and earned a leg toward a PJDP.

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