SA Gr Ch (Breed), Ch A-Te-Ell’s Fanta for Beitshemesh
Imp Sweden
Hips D/A; Elbow 0/0; Complete Scissor Bite; Spayed.

Best in Show - Highveld Belgian Shepherd Dog Club Championship Show 2016, NAPC Top Dog 2016 Adult Qualifier, Crufts 2018 Qualifier
First Belgian Shepherd Grand Champion (all varieties) in South Africa (May, 2017)

I really thought that I had come to the end of the line with regards to Groenies. Though I still miss my Katie very much and think of her every day, I really did think that Cardis would be IT until my “end of time”. This was until I saw Adri Van Staden’s puppy at the Working & Herding Breeds Show. I just had to pick her up and cuddle her and as I held her in my arms there was a melding of spirit that highlighted that this still is my breed. Immediately after I got home from the show, I started surfing BSD breeder websites out of “idle” curiosity. One of the first websites I visited was Carin Lyrholm’s A-Te-Ell kennel. I obviously had a look at her “Current Litters” page and immediately zeroed in on Fanta. I hadn’t intended getting a puppy and I didn’t even look to see if she was available (or just didn’t notice). I took one look at her and thought that she was great.

Carin and I had been corresponding for a while – we “knew” each. So I wrote to Carin to compliment her on the litter as a whole and especially to tell that I absolutely loved Fanta. I wrote to her several times about Fanta, and eventually plucked up the courage to ask Carin if Fanta was available and if I could have her and she said YES! From that point on my fate – and Fanta’s – was sealed. From the various photos and a video clip that Carin sent me, I could see that Fanta has the type of character that I love in a pup but especially in a Groenie.

I asked Carin to write something for Fanta’s page on my website, and she wrote the following:
“Fanta is the result of a combination that I have great faith in.
Her mother Alizia is a powerful female with good bone and elegance. Alizia is fantastic in her temperament and her way of being, she is not afraid of anything and is always happy and positive. She has a lot of coat, square body, black eyes and correct tail.
Fanta’s father Ulius, who lives in France, is an ideal sized male with lovely bone, dark eyes, a wonderful temperament and of a type that you can see from a long distance. He has a beautiful head and good ears so I hope he can help a little there. He is sure of himself and would never pick a fight with another male.
Both parents have a wonderful on-and-off switch, quiet indoors and active outdoors. Fanta has inherited her parents' lovely temperament. She is very curious and always cheerful and happy. She likes other dogs, she loves people, always wants to be around and loves to travel by car.
I hope that she will make a positive contribution to the breed in South. If she can, I would be very happy. I really hope so and I will follow her progress.”

I am really looking forward schlepping Fanta all over the country with me and showing her off. I am mostly looking forward to having “my Groenie” here with me.

To view Fanta’s page on her breeder’s website, click on her name in this sentence.


PEDIGREE OF SA GR CH (Breed), CH A-TE-ELL'S FANTA FOR BEITSHEMESH
Sex: Bitch
D.o.B: 2013/06/27
Breeder: Carin Lyrholm
Owner: E. Sundelowitz

Ulius du Clos des Agapornis If du Crépuscule des Loups Carey du Bois du Tot Briska du Bois du Tot
Tiakie du Sart des Bois
Fidji du Castel d'Argences Ares du Bois du Tôt
Vanille du Chemin des Dames
Rehane de la Douce Plaine Jason de la Douce Plaine Briscar du Sart des Bois
Dyna de la Douce Plaine
Joy de la Douce Plaine E'rick de la Douce Plaine
Gaby de la Douce Plaine
A-Te-Ell's Alizia Gerro vom Philippshof Scudo di Torre d'Arese Gourou de la Fureur du Crepuscule
Orma di Torre d'Arese
Echinoidea Aurinko Valkohampaan Decameron
Jelfene du Mas de la Galandie
A-Te-Ell's Madame Soya Greco Comme un Reve Noir Vendredi des Terres Bergeres
Vörös Pimpernell Tosca
Chili van't Belgisch Schoon Jason de la Douce Plaine
Gailly van't Belgisch Schoon

 

 

EL Kennel Club Championship Show 2 - Saturday, 9 September 2017 Ch Class 1
EL Kennel Club Championship Show 1 - Friday, 8 September 2017 Ch Class 1, BOB
SA Ladies KA FCI CACIB Show - Friday 18 August 2017 Ch Class 1, Excellent, CACIB, Best Opposite Sex
Eastern Districts KC (1) Champ Show - Saturday, 8 July 2017 Ch Class 1, BOB
Highveld Belgian Shepherd Dog Club - Championship Show
Sunday, 18 June 2017 (Judge: Marion Ten Cate)
Excellent, Ch Class 2
KUSA Championship Show - Saturday, 27 May 2017 Ch Class 1, Best of Breed, Crufts 2018 Qualifier
KUSA FCI Show - Friday, 26 May 2017 Excellent, Ch Class 1, CACIB, Best Opposite Sex, Final CACIB to complete her FCI Int Championship
Northern Tshwane KC 2 - Sunday, 14 May 2017 Ch Class 1, Best of Breed
Northern Tshwane KC 1 - Saturday, 13 May 2017 Ch Class 1, Best of Breed
NTKC FCI Int Show - Friday, 12 May 2017 Excellent, Ch Class 1, CACIB, Best of Breed
Highway KC - Saturday, 29 April 2017 Champ Class 1, Reserve Best of Breed
Natal Working and Herding Breeds Ass - Friday, 28 April 2017 Champ Class 1, Best of Breed
Western Gauteng KC (1) - Saturday, 15 April 2017 Champ Class 1, Best of Breed
Western Gauteng KC (2) - Friday, 14 April 2017 Champ Class 1, Best of Breed
Witwatersrand KC - Sunday, 26 March 2017 Best of Breed
Transvaal Midlands KC - Saturday, 25 March 2017 Best of Breed
Vereeniging and Districts KC - Saturday, 18 March 2017 Best of Breed
Goldfields Kennel Club Open Show - Sunday, 12 March 2017 Best of Breed, Herding Group 3
Highveld Belgian Shepherd Dog Club Open Show -
Sunday, 19 February 2017
Reserve Best of Breed
NAPC Top Dog 2016 Competition - Sunday, 12 February 2017 Adult Qualifier
SALKA Championship Show 2 - Saturday, 11 February 2017 Best of Breed
SALKA Championship Show 1 - Saturday, 11 February 2017 Reserve Best of Breed
NTKC Open Show 2 - Sunday, 5 February 2017 Best Champion, Champions Group 3
NTKC Open Show 1 - Sunday, 5 February 2017 Best Champion, Champions Group 3
TKC Ch Show 2 - Sunday, 9 October 2016 BOB
TKC Ch Show 1 - Saturday, 8 October 2016 BOB
TKC FCI Show - Friday, 7 October 2016 Excellent, CACIB, RBOB
Orion KC Qualifying Show - Sunday, 11 September 2016 BOB
Bloemfontein KC Ch Show - Saturday, 27 July 2016 BOB
Northern Free State KC Ch Show - Friday, 26 July 2016 BOB
W & H Breeds Assoc Ch Show, Golden Reef - Sunday, 14 August 2016 RBOB
TKC Kennel Club Open Show - Sunday, 24 July 2016 Champion Group 2
Highveld Belgian Shepherd Dog Champ Show - Sunday, 19 June 2016 BOB (Groenendael), BIS (of four varieties)
KUSA International F.C.I. (CACIB) Show - Friday, 27 May 2016 Excellent, CACIB, BOB
Northern Tshwane Kennel Club F.C.I. (CACIB) Show - Friday, 13 May 2016 Excellent, CACIB, BOB
Junior Kennel Club of Gauteng Open - Sunday, 1 November 2015 BOB, Herding Group 4
Hibiscus Kennel Club - Saturday, 27 September 2015 RBOB
Goldfields Kennel Club - Sunday, 23 August 2015 BOB
Pretoria Kennel Club Open Show - Sunday, 9 August 2015 BOB, Herding Group 4
Eastern Districts KC Champ Show - Saturday, 11 July 2015 BOB
Highveld Belgian Shepherd Dog Club Championship Show -
Sunday, 21 June 2015
BOB (Groenendael), Best Head in Show
Vereeniging & Distr KC Open Show - Sunday, 7 June 2015 BOB
KUSA Championship Show - Saturday, 30 May 2015 BOB
Port Rex KC - Sunday, 24 May 2015 BOB
East London KC - Saturday, 23 May 2015 BOB
Quinera Working & Herding Breeds - Saturday, 23 May 2015 BOB
Pretoria KC - Saturday, 16 May 2015 BOB
Western Gauteng Kennel Club - Saturday, 18 April 2015 BOB
Witwatersrand KC - Sunday, 29 March 2015 CC Bitch, BOB
Junior KC - Sunday, 22 March 2015 CC Bitch, BOB
Vereeniging & Distr KC - Saturday, 21 March 2015 CC Bitch, BOB
Goldfields KC Open Show - Sunday, 15 March 2015 BOB, Herding Group 1
Pretoria KC Open Show - Sunday, 25 January 2015 BOB
TKC KC Open Show - Sunday, 25 January 2015 BOB
Roodepoort & Distr KC Open Show - Sunday, 11 January 2015 BOB
Western Gauteng KC Open Show - Sunday, 9 November 2014 BOB
Fanta at Shows:
Eastern Districts Kennel Club - Saturday, 12 July 2014 CC Bitch, Best Junior, BOB, Main Group 3
Highveld Belgian Shepherd Dog Club - Sunday, 22 June 2014 Best Puppy, CC Bitch, RBOB (Groenendael), Graded EXCELLENT, Best Puppy in Show (All Varieties), Best Head in Show (All Varieties)
Pretoria KC - Sunday, 18 May 2014 Best Puppy, CC Bitch
Northern Tshwane KC - Saturday, 17 May 2014 Best Puppy, CC Bitch, RBOB
FCI International (NTKC) - Friday, 16 May 2014 Excellent, Best Junior, Best Opposite Sex, Reserve Best Junior in Group
Natal Working & Herding Breeds Assoc - Friday, 02 May 2014 Best Puppy, CC Bitch, BOB
Western Gauteng KC - Sunday, 20 April 2014 RCC Bitch, RBOB
SA Ladies Kennel Association - Saturday, 19 April 2014 Best Puppy, CC Bitch, RBOB
Junior KC - Sunday, 30 March 2014 Best Puppy, CC Bitch, BOB, Puppy Group 2
Vereeniging & Districts KC - Saturday, 29 March 2014 Best Puppy, CC Bitch, BOB
Witwatersrand KC - Sunday, 23 March 2014 Best Puppy, CC Bitch, BOB, Puppy Group 2
Tvl Midlands KC - Saturday, 22 March 2014 Best Puppy, CC Bitch, BOB, Puppy Group 2
Highveld Belgian Shepherd Dog - Open Show - Sunday, 23 February 2014 Best Puppy, BOB (Groenendael), Best Puppy in Show (all varieties), Reserve Best in Show (all varieties), Reserve Best Head in Show and Best Coat in Show (all varieties)
Roodepoort & Dist KC - Open Show - Sunday, 12 January 2014 Best Puppy, BOB, Puppy Group 2, Group 4
Junior KC of Gauteng - Sunday, 3 November 2013 Best Baby Puppy, BOB, Best Baby Puppy in Group