Multi BIS, RuBIS & 4 x BISS Winner

Australian Grand Champion
 Beljekali Desert Storm, HT

Hips 3:1, Elbows 0:0, Eyes Normal, ATTS Temperament Test Pass
Seizure Free

"Storm"

Picture on the right drawn by Artist, Barbara Liliom, Kennel Mucius, Victoria
Many thanks Barbara ~ you have captured the "true" essence of our Storm :-)

Storm ~ January 2010 ~ 10 & half years old ~ and still magnificent!
 

Born: 14 April 1999
Sire:  Aust CH Vadim du Pré du Vieux Pont (Imp Blg)
Dam: Aust GRAND CH Darkfire Vegas Vacation

View Storm's Pedigree

Stormy.  How can we describe him...  He is a calm, happy, friendly Belgian with an easy-going temperament which makes him a dog that is wonderful to have around the home.  He is a good sized male with superb Belgian breed type who we, as breeders and judges, are extremely proud to have bred.  We thank all those Judges, who have had the pleasure of judging him, who obviously saw the excellent qualities Storm possesses.  To his credit, he is a Multiple Best in Show & Best in Specialty Show winner, Runner Up Best in Show, Best in Group, Class in Show & Group winner.  Storm's Speciality Show results since entering Intermediate Class (18months), October 2000 are as follows:

31 Speciality Shows (Now retired at 9.5 years)
4 x Best Exhibit in Speciality Show
1 x Runner up Best in Speciality Show
6 x Best of Breed
7 x Runner up Best of Breed
15 x CC Male (Best Male Groenendael)
8 x RCC Male (2nd Best Best Male)
15 x Classes in Show
So in  speciality show career spanning over 8 years, Storm from 23 out of the 31 times shown at speciality shows, was RCC Male or better - An incredible record over such a long career under specialists from all over the world!!!
To top that at his 2nd last & last show speciality show he took Best of Breed and Runner Up Best of Breed respectively.  Storm was beaten for Best of Breed at his last specialty show by our truly stunning 6 x BISS Gr CH Dionarah du Pre du Vieux Pont (Imp Blg)

There isn't another Belgian in this country that can boast such a record!
A phenomenal record by a phenomenal dog! 
Stormy - The Enforcer!

!!!!!Storm the Enforcer!!!!!

 

Qld Belgian Shepherd Specialty Show ~ Judge Jesper Andersson ~ June 2008
Best Veteran in Show & Reserve CC Male

Thanks Cath Clark for the lovely pictures of our beautiful boy! :^)
 

 


Storm at 9 years - following being awarded RU BEST IN SHOW!
Group Judge: Mr RJ Ellem  Best in Show Judge: Mr T Valli (NSW)

 

26 Jan 08 ~ Australia Day Best of Breed & Best Australian Bred Exhibit in Group ~

DogsNSW Library & Archive Show, Judge: Mr J Sheppard (NSW)

As you can see from this picture - he STILL has it all! ;^)
Storm at 8 & half years

Picture courtesy of Kurt Morton

 

New/old pictures of our daughter, Jessica, (aged 20), showing Storm in January 2006


Pictures courtesy of Amy Stevens

 

Stormy's holiday in Bermagui ~ RUNNER UP BEST IN SHOW ONE DAY ~ Beaching it the next! ;^D

Storm gains his Herding Title ~ July 2007


You know you're a good boy!  Way to go Storm!!  :~)

Some of Storm's major wins in more detail:

The Illawarra & South Eastern Belgian Shepherd Dog Club Inc Specialty Show Results

Storm, pictured below, being shown to 1st Exc, Best Australian Bred in Show
October 07, Championship Show  ~ Breed Specialist Judge: Mrs Jean Lawless (Ireland)

 

 

2nd Exc, Open Class, Reserve Challenge Dog, April 05, Championship Show  Breed Specialist Judge: Mr Jeff Luscott (UK)
1st Exc, Open Class, Challenge Dog, 24 October 04, Championship Show  Breed Specialist Judge: Mr N Deschuymere (BLG)
1st Exc, Australian Bred, Challenge Dog &
Best of Breed & BEST IN SHOW, 26 October 03, Championship Show  Breed Specialist Judge: Mme Varlet (FRN)
Runner up Best of Breed & Best Open in Show , 24 October 03, Open Show, Mr Daidone (NSW)
1st Exc, Open Class, Challenge Dog,
Runner up Best of Breed, 20 October 02, Championship Show Judge: Ms Amanda McLaren (UK)
1st, Open Class, Best Male,
Best of Breed, Best Open in Show, BEST IN SHOW, 19 October 02, Championship Show Judge: Mrs Betty Stepkovich (NSW)

Runner Up BEST IN SHOW, Best of Breed & Best Australian Bred in Show, 20 October 01, Open Show  Judge: Mrs Diane Grant (ACT)
BEST IN SHOW, BEST OF BREED & BEST AUSTRALIAN BRED IN SHOW, 21 October 01, Championship Show, Mrs Pat Thomas (NSW)

The Belgian Shepherd Dog Club of NSW Inc Specialty Show Results
 

1st Exc Veteran Class, Challenge Male, RuBOB, Veteran in Show BSDC of NSW, August 07, Judge: Mr Aeergerts (Blg)-(BS)
2nd Exc Open Class, Reserve Challenge, BSDC of NSW, August 04, Judge: Ms Sharon Redmer (USA)
BEST IN SHOW, BEST OF BREED & BEST AUSTRALIAN BRED IN SHOW
, Specialist Judge: Mr Anders Lyrholm (Sweden) August 02
1st Exc & Best Junior Groenendael in Show
, BSDC of NSW, April 00, Judge: Mr F Aertgeerts(Blg)-(BS) with the comment "Typical Belgian Shepherd"
1st Exc Australian Bred Class, Reserve Challenge, BSDC of NSW, August 01, Judge: Mme Heraly (Blg)-(BS)
2nd Exc, Junior  Class
, BSDC of NSW, April 00, Judge: Ms Myriam Vemeire (Blg)-(BS)


The Belgian Shepherd Dog Club of Victoria Inc Specialty Show Results

Runner Up Best of Breed, CC Groenendael Male, 1st Exc, Best Australian Bred in Show, 
BSDC of Vic, November 01 Judge: Mme Benoit Thevenon (France) (BS)

1st Exc,
Best Intermediate in Show, Reserve Challenge
, BSDC of Vic, November 00 Judge: Mme Berton-Sarlat (France) (BS)

The Belgian Shepherd Dog Club of Queensland Specialty Show Results
1st Exc, Reserve CC Groenenael Male & Best Veteran in Show
BSDCQ, June 08 Judge: Mr Jesper Andersson (Sweden) (BS)
1st, Best Australian Bred Groenendael BSDCQ, June 07 Judge: Mr Sonny Strom (Sweden) (BS)


Runner Up Best of Breed, CC Groenendael Male, 1st Exc, Best Australian Bred in Show
BSDCQ, June 06 Judge: Mme Anny de Prez (Belgium) (BS)

 

 

Show Results - All Breeds

9 June 2008 ~ RUNNER UP BEST EXHIBIT IN GROUP Newcastle & Merewether Combined Canine Club, Judge: Mr T Valli (NSW)
25 May 2008 ~ Best Exhibit in Group & RU BEST IN SHOW AGAIN!
1 March 2008
~ BEST EXHIBITI IN GROUP AGAIN!!!  ~ Robertson Agricultural Show, Judge: Mrs C Mulcahy (NSW)
17 Feburary 2008 ~ Best Exhibit in Group & RU BEST IN SHOW  ~ Saphire Coast Valley KC, Judges: Mrs S Monk (WA) /Mrs R Kemp (SA)
10 Feburary 2008 ~ Best of Breed & Best Australian Bred Exhibit in Goup ~ Bega Valley KC, Judge: Mr W Burton (NSW)
26 January 2008 ~ Best of Breed & Best Australian Bred Exhibit in Group ~ DogsNSW Library & Archive Show, Judge: Mr J Sheppard (NSW)

12 January 2008 ~ Best Open Exhibit in Group ~ Albion Park AH&I Association, Judge: Mrs D Banks(NSW)

6 January 2008 ~ Best Australian Bred in Group ~ Manly & District ABKC, Judge: Mrs L Warren-Powell(NSW)

 

2007

1 Oct ~ Storm wins Ru BEST EXHIBIT IN GROUP  ~ Judge: Mrs L Darling (NSW)
10 June ~ Storm wins BEST EXHIBIT IN GROUP  ~ Newcastle & Merewether ~ Judge: Mrs M Long (NSW)
26 May 2007 ~ RU Best Exhibit in Group & Best Australian Bred in Show ~ Ku-Ring-Gai KC ~ Judges: Miss  C Stuart/Mrs Y Sydenham-Clark(NSW)

13 May 2007 ~ Best Australian Bred in Group ~ Cootamundra ABKC, Judge: Mrs B Skilton(NSW)

11 May 2007 ~ Best Exhibit in Group & Best Australian Bred in Show ~ Cootamundra ABKC, Judge: Mr J Ellem (NSW),Mrs G Lesh (NSW)

5 May 2007 ~ Runner Best Exhibit in Group & Best Australian Bred in Show ~ Albion Park KC, Judge: Mr P Bennett (SA)
31 March 2007 Lithgow Kennel Club Best Australian Bred in Group under Breed Specialist: Ms Jeneene Ford (NSW)
1 April 2007 ~  Best Australian Bred in Show ~ Judge: Ms A Courtney (NSW) Ms C Rafton (NSW)
11 March 2007 - Blacktown Kennel & Training Club
 
BEST EXHIBIT IN GROUP  under Mrs C Mulcahy (NSW)

17 Feburary 2007 - Kangaroo Valley RUNNER UP BEST EXHIBIT IN GROUP  Mrs M Markatony (NSW)


2006 NSW Show Dog of the YEAR!!! Storm made it to the quarter finals - best 27 show dogs out of 73!!!
December 2006 - St George District Kennel Club BEST EXHIBIT IN SHOW under Mrs M Long (NSW) & General Specials Judge, Mrs B Stepkovitch (NSW)

Best of Breed, Best Intermediate in the Working Dog Group, Best in the Working Dog Group, Best Intermediate in Show and Runner Up BEST IN SHOW
under Mr J Sheppard (NSW) & Mr W Burton (NSW) at the ACTJKC December 2000.

Runner Up Best Exhibit in the Working Dog Group, under Mrs PE Smith (NSW), when only 10 months.
Challenge Male & Best of Breed, Working Dog Club of Vic, November 2000, Judge: Mrs G T Fristedt (Sweden)
....and numerous Class in Group & Sweepstakes wins in the All Breeds ring.

Storm being shown at the Belgian Breed Specialty, Best Male, Runner Up Best of Breed and Best Australian Bred in Show
June 2006 at 7 years old....  shown by owner & breeder, Craig Fynmore
Best Male, RUBOB & Best Aust Bred in Show! ^..^ Head Study -  Storm at the BSDCQ Specialty Me & my Dad, Craig....  now where's Mum?  Oh there she is!

 

Storm, 10 Feburary 2007 - Enjoying the breeze at Bermagui Headland

 

Storm gaining his first pass in a Sheep Herding Instinct Certificate Trial - August 2005
Keeping them together... No getting away! Am I not clever!!!

Storm 6 Years
Storm 6.5yrs Storm - 6 & half years - day of his Grand Championship status! Storm 6yrs - Picture Courtesy I&SEBSDC NSW photo by Cath Clark Storm 6yrs - Picture Courtesy I&SEBSDC NSW photo by Cath Clark

Storm 5.5 Years
Storm 5.5yrs
Storm, 5 & half years

2 New/old pics        at         Storm 4.5 Years

The Wild Look! :^) Storm 4.5yrs

Storm 4.5yrs

Storm - pictures taken January 2003 - 3 1/2 years old

Wanna play ball Truffle? Throw it, Throw it!!!!

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More pictures taken of Storm from puppy to adult....

Storm 8 weeks
Storm 14 weeks
Storm 4 months
 
Storm 2.5yrs Storm 2.5yrs Storm, Vadim & Ari August 2001
 
Storm 2.5yrs Photo - Ross Favell RU BEST IN SHOW Judge: D Grant, Photo - Ross Favell Storm 2.5yrs Jess & Storm, Spring 2001...

 

Storm 3.5yrs Storm 3yrs Best in Show, Picture courtesy of I&SE BSDC of NSW, taken by Johanna Lynch

 

... Storm & Julie - "A moment..." - captured by Ross Favell

 

"Do you know YOU ARE A WINNER!" Yep - aren't I clever Mum! :o) I just LOVE this winning!!  ;o)

 


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