CH.XANOVA MIST MAIDEN who lives with us at Xanova
My first experience of this lovely breed was in the 60s when I was a veterinary nurse and met the first two groenendaels imported into the UK ,I was smitten
but on my wages could not afford one !
It was a few years later in 1989 I was lucky enough to get my first tervueren from the Corsini kennels.I had 4 females in all from them,one of whom (CH.Corsini
Bitter Sweet) was to hold the the CC record in England for a few years !
In 1996 I met Tommy and we moved in together where the girls weaved their magic on him and he now adores the breed as much as
I do !
I did not start breeding litters until 2001 ,under our affix Xanova .Ths name was made up from the names of my first two tervueren,which were called Xany and Nova ,hence Xanova !
We love to travel and show the girls and enjoy meeting friends who share our love of these beautiful dogs and a glass or two of wine ! The social side of dog showing is as important to
us as the actual show , having said that to win is wonderful , it makes me feel I am breeding the correct type .
I enjoyed helping out with functions and shows for a few years whilst I was on the committee
of the BSDA of GB but have stepped down to let some youngsters carry on ,I still help out where I can
Tommy and I live in a little village called Thorpe not too far from Heathrow where we have
an occasional litter which are raised in the house with our other girls (7 at the moment!) Our dogs are firstly our pets whom we share our sofa with (must get a bigger sofa ?)
We have sent our puppies
to many countries to friends and have had a lot of success with them there,our first priority is a good home and living a quality life!
We have a great record of of wins with our breeding
,our proudest moments are the 2 times we have achieved BEST in SHOW at the prestigious French National D'Elevage in 2008 with Multi.CH.Xanova Femme Noire then again in 2014 with her son Int.CH.Xanova Wolf Walker , we have won the CAC there 6 times now with
CH.Ebontide Nocturne,Xanova Venerada,CH.Xanova Gunthar at Invanse and CH.Xanova Mist Maiden.We are very proud of our record of wins there , this show attracts an entry of around 600 dogs from all over the world
With Xanova Femme Noire we have had the privilege of breeding the first British Bred Groenendael to become a French Champion which is not easy , it involves not only showing but a basic obedience test and a gunshot and passing the sr (recommended
We have also won a wonderful Best in Show 3 times now in Holland at the NVBH ,once with our lovely tervueren UK/NL.CH.Hexen House Guinevere , then with Multi.CH.X.Femme Noire and
finally in 2015 with INT.CH.Xanova Wolf Walker
At the BSDA of GB Championship show we have won BEST in SHOW a record 3 times with HH.Guinevere and once with Multi.CH.X.Femme Noire
in 2011 CH.Ebontide Nocturne was also WW11 (World Winner belgian show)in Belgium as well as achieving the CAC at the National D'Elevage of France !
as these wins are we still come home with the best dogs who share our life as well as our house ,bed and sofa !!!
I now enjoy travelling to different countries where I have had the honour to be
asked to judge this beautiful breed ,it is a privilege to see these lovely dogs all over the world
We will always strive to breed belgians who have a sensible and happy character and conform as
closely to the standard as possible and who love to just be with their family and enjoy whatever they are asked to do ?
whether that is agility,showing ,flyball or just couch potatoes (after a long walk of course)
We live quite close to Heathrow Airport and 5 minutes from the M25 motorway
our email is email@example.com
and telephone number is 0044 (0)1932 560066