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'nih-aitheantas go h-aointios' .... 'to know beauty one must live with it' " old Irish proverb

In Memory

'Toyah'

13.01.16   A big personality is gone from our lives this morning.......the one and only 'Toyah' (Bonvivant Cause Celebre at Tiggertoo x Ch Lanaeken Savoire Faire) loved by everyone who knew her, the time had come to give her sleep, we will miss her so much.

2015 was a sad year with the passing of a number of our dogs..

04.08.09 - 11.09.13

Sire: CH Revloch Ready To Rumble with Nulikim    Dam: CH Duchesse du Pre du Vieux Pont at Revloch

Zidane was born on 4th August, 2009, the result of an inter variety mating carried out after receiving permission from the Irish Kennel Club.  His sire was a tervueren that we bred IR CH Revloch Ready To Rumble with Nulikim  and his dam was our Belgian imported groenendael IR CH Duchesse du Pre du Vieux Pont at Revloch.  He was the only groenendael male on the litter of 9 and stayed at home with his us….little did we know then just what he would achieve in his short life.

His show career began in Ireland in February, 2010 at 6 months when he won the Dog GS and BOB under Irish all rounder Vincent O'Brien who remarked on the day that he thought he was something special and predicted he would go far.

Zidane's first CC came in August, 2010 when he won the Dog CC, Res BOB, Res Best in Show and Best Puppy in Show at the BSDA of GB Club Ch Show, under breed specialists Sandra Smith, Lebeau (breed) and Kathy Bird, (BIS).  He finished up Top Puppy in the UK that year and Top Groenendael in Ireland, having won more then the required 7 Green Stars for his Irish Title but this didn't come until after he had reached the age of 15 months in November, 2010.

Over the next three years he amassed a total of 18 CC's (12 with BOB) and 3 Res CC's, including the CC and BOB at Crufts in 2011 and 2012 and the Res CC in 2013, plus CC, BOB and BIS at the NORBEL Club Ch Show in August, 2012 under Jesper Anderssen from Sweden (breed) and Gil Cooper, Zantal (BIS).  He won the Pastoral Group at Belfast Championship Show in 2011 under Jean Lanning  and was Top Groenendael in the UK in 2011 and 2012. Also a multi Group and Champion Stakes winner in Ireland and Top Irish Show Dog qualifier 2011.  His 18th CC (with BOB was won at East of England in July, 2013 under Gordon Rual.

Zidane also gained his Luxembourg and Dutch Champion titles, won the CAC at the Paris International Show in 2012 and at the prestigious French Speciality the following August, he was placed 16th Ex from an entry of 59 dogs in the Open Class, passed the CSAU (Social) and TAN (Gunshot) tests, and was only one of 5 Groenendael males selected SR  (recommended for breeding) the following day.

Zidane has also sired some successful winners.   In a litter born in Norway early last year two were exported to the US and Canada and have become Champions before the age of 9 months. .....

Another one from that litter exported to Portugal was Junior European Winner and placed 2nd BIS Junior in Geneva.  In the UK he is the sire of the young female CH Chrisvale Loving Feeling at Vanisticawho gained her 3rd CC at only 14 months at Bournemouth Ch Show in August, under specialist Jeff Luscott. Another young female Ebontide Vision in Black at  Groenveld has 1 CC and 8 Res CC's and our own youngster Revloch Figo won his 1st CC from puppy at National Working & Pastoral Breeds in July at just 9 months under breed specialist Lyn Salt (Woodlyn) and is currently Top Groenendael Puppy in the UK.

Besides being an outstanding Belgian Shepherd of excellent type with a beautiful head, eye and expression and typical harmonious silhouette, Zidane also had the most wonderful character and made a huge impression on people from all around the world. Those who met him in the flesh were completely won over by his lovely personality and have been firm admirers and supporters of his many successes. He has passed on this outstanding temperament to his puppies.

We had hoped to have Zidane back in the ring for Darlington Ch Show but our world was turned upside when he took ill quite suddenly and unexpectedly and tests revealed he had lymphoma cancer (linked to pesticides) which was aggressive. Despite immediate treatment he failed to respond and the decision was made a few days later on 11th September to spare him from any further suffering.  His passing has left us devastated and in shock.  He had only turned 4 years and was just entering his prime years. We were looking forward to enjoying many more years with him in the ring as he was the ultimate showman and loved the limelight. But aside from the wins and glory, he was just quite simply a much loved companion, a joy to live with, a 'dog in a million'.

We have been overwhelmed by the hundreds of messages, posts and calls of sympathy and support on the news of his passing from his admirers and supporters around the world, we are so proud that he touched so many people and thathis leg acy lives on in his offspring. 

Rest in Peace 'Zidane', you will never be replaced or forgotten.   Paul, Jean and Kelly  xx 

Apr 2004 - Nov 2013


Sire: Urgyhen De Lligabosc x Revloch Norma Jean


Sad news from Norway that 'Pheobe' has passed away from stomach cancer.  Our sympathies to her family who gave her a wonderful life over the last few years. RIP 'Pheobe'

8/12/2001 - 16/10/2013

Sire: GB CH Bonvivant Cause Celebre at Tiggertoo
Dam: IR CH Lanaeken Savoire Faire

 'Dudley was given sleep to save further suffering.
A brother to our own 'Toyah', he lived in the UK with Dave and Yvonne Brason with whom he lived a wonderful life. 'Dudley' was the sweetest of dogs, a real gentleman and our sympathies go to his owners Dave and Yvonne Brason (Flambards), we know you will miss him lots and thank you for giving him such a happy and caring life.



Died October, 13


To lose on much loved pet is hard but to lose two within a few days is heartbreaking and we were so sad to hear that Bernard and Jo Keogh had lost their beloved 'Rico' first and then 'Spencer.  Our thanks to Bernard and Jo for giving them a wonderful, happy life since adopting them both when they were very young.


15.09.12 - 02.07.13


Sire: CH Revloch Ready To Rumble with Nulikim
Dam: CH/GB/LUX CH Xanova Magique Noir Avec Revloch


Breeding can be the most rewarding thing in the world with many highs, successes and achievements but this can all be forgotten in a moment with the kind of news that we received.  It was discovered that 'Storm', not yet 11 months, had an aggressive tumour on the liver and the prognosis was bad, vets said it was a one in a million condition...he had, at best, 6 months if treatment was started.   His devastated owners made the difficult decision to spare him any suffering and our thanks to them for putting his welfare first and foremost..we know he holds a very special piece of their hearts.

11/11/98 - 02/07/13


'Tiggy' was our first Silky Terrier, a present for Kelly.  Together they had great success in both the Junior Handling and Breed rings.  Kelly handled her to win Runner Up Top Junior Handler in 2005 and Top Junior Handler in 2006.  They also won the Veteran Stakes at Newtonards in 2005 under Susan Kealy and after accumulating enough points under the old system, came back and won her crowning green star at Deise under Linda Mills
She retired from the ring and spent her last few years with Paul's parents Paddy and Sally, where she was the Queen of the house! Today the heartbreaking decision was made to let her go to prevent any more suffering. RIP 'Tiggy-Wiggy'  you'll never be forgotten.

08.12.2000 - 12.12.12 


Sire: Bonvivant Cause Celebre  Dam: CH Lanaeken Savoire Faire

Owned by Val Neff
We were so sorry to hear the sad news that 'Peile' had passed away suddenly a few days after his 12 birthday. He was Val Neff's constant and faithful companion and she is devastated at his loss.  Not only was he successfull in the show ring, having won the Dog CC at Crufts in 2007 but he also excelled in obedience and worked on the farm with Val throughout his life.  Our thanks to Val for  giving 'Peile' a wonderful and happy life.

08.08.2000 - 01.05.11


Sire: CH/GB CH Woodlyn Black Jack at Revloch  
Dam: Zellik Absolutely Fabulous at Revloch

'Kiely' lived with and was adored by Bernard & Josephine Keogh

She is now at Rainbow Bridge with her dad 'Felix', mum 'Demi' brothers 'Dexter' , 'Justice', 'Keano' and 'Token' having succumbed to stomach cancer. She had the most loving gentle nature and loved children especially. 

Our thanks to Bernard and Josephine Keogh who loved and spoilt her over the last 5 years.  She will always be remembered

05.02.2000 - 04.10.10

Sire: Revloch Dig Dis 
Dam: CH Monamour French Connection at Revloch

Owned by Liam and Nuala O'Brien

We were very sad to receive the news that 'Misha' has passed away. She was Liam and Nuala's first Belgian and dam of their Nulikim Tervuerens who have excelled in both Agility and Show rings in Ireland.  Our sympathies to Liam and Nuala who we know will miss her terribly.  We remember her with pride and fondness.

23.05.2000 - 10.02.2010 

Sire: FR CH Milton de la Clairiere aux Louves 
Dam: PE Elite Vismey di Scottatura

A shock came totally out of the blue when we suddenly and unexpectedly had to say goodbye to our lovely sweet little 'Zayra' after she was diagnosed with stomach cancer. She wasn't yet 10 years old and we can't believe this has happened, so soon after losing 'Felix'.

'Zayra' was a total sweetheart, a fantastic mother and producer and is the Dam of our successfull "R", "U" , "V" and "W" litters.

It still hasn't sunk in yet that she is gone...sleep tight 'Zayra' xx

Paul, Jean, Kelly and Stephen (Revloch)


Dam of :

Grand Dam of :

09.07.95 - 02.02.2010
Sire: Grandee de la Douce Plaine of Woodlyn 
Dam: Goya de la Douce Plaine of Woodlyn)

Today we made the difficult decision to say goodbye to 'Felix' our beautiful, sweet, gentle 'big boy'. We shared some fantastic experiences together over the years. A one in a million dog who has left us with some great memories. 

 From the time 'Felix' made his debut in the ring at 9 months old he made a big impression and won many admirers.  He won 20 CC's in the UK and was Top Groenendael Dog there for 5 years.  He won BOB at Crufts in 2000 and was Best in Show at the BSDA of GB Club Show in 2001.  He was a multi-Group Winner in Ireland and sired numerous Irish Champions including IR & GB CH Revloch Notorious.

We are so very lucky to have had him in our lives.  

He can never be replaced and it won't be the same without him here at Revloch.  RIP 'Felix'  xx

Paul, Jean, Kelly and Stephen (Revloch)



We would like to thank everyone who sent messages, cards and flowers of condolence, they are all very much appreciated


CLICK HERE TO GO TO FELIX'S PAGE AND READ SOME OF HIS TRIBUTES 

December, 1998 - December, 2009

Sire: IR CH Revloch Incognito 

Dam: IR CH Monamour French Connection at Revloch 


We were very sad to hear of the passing of 'Shania' who was loved and adored by Rachel Hayes and family who she lived with for 11 happy years.  'Shania' was a daughter of our dear 'Perry' CH Revloch Incognito and she inherited his outstanding character and personality.  

She lives on in her grandchildren who are currently doing so well in the ring here in Ireland.


8th November, 2008 - 15th May, 2009

Sire: IR/LUX/NED CH Diego du Pre du Vieux Pont at Revloch

Dam: IR, GB. LUX CH Xanova Magique Noir avec Revloch


It is always hard to lose an elderly dog that has given many years of pleasure and devotion but to lose one that is young is equally heartbreaking and we were devastated to learn of the tragic passing of one of our last litter on 15th May, 2009.  'Mira' failed to recover following a routine operation at only six months old.   Our deepest sympathy to her devastated owners Ines and Jim Casey who are lost without her.  

We remember 'Mira', the smallest of the five girls, who was the one first out of the box as soon as she could walk and the one who loved to explore everything.

"Good bye my wonderful and beautiful 'Mira',I was so proud of you. You were so special, ma petite cherie. I shall never forget you. Adieu ma merveilleuse Mira,qu'est-ce-qu'on a pu s'amuser toutes les deux,tu vas tellement me manquer. La vie est trop dure parfois!"  
Ines Casey

14th May, 1997 - 15th November, 2008


Sire: IR & GB CH Woodlyn Black Jack at Revloch 

Dam: IR/GB CH Vanistica Giorgio


'Danie' was truly a once in a lifetime dog and there will never ever be another one like him. The space beside the bed and the huge hole in ours hearts shall forever remain empty' 

Sheila and Claire Denby (Shelair)


We are saddened to hear of the passing of 'Danie' who was Sheila and Claire's first Belgian and first Champion.   He played an enormous part in their lives and now leaves a huge gap after succumbing to bone cancer.  We know that 'Danie' had a very happy and fulfilling life with Sheila and Claire and we wish them happy memories of him for many years to come.



01/03/96-15/11/08


Sire: GB CH Bergerac Intermezzo of Zantal 
Dam: IR/GB CH Alcyon Reuilly Rose


'Perry' was a total pleasure to live with, he was an only pup and survived a difficult birth, but this didn't effect his outlook on life.  "The eternal optimist", he lived every day with a happy enthusiastic attitude, he didn't have a bad bone in his body and loved everybody. 

 A born showman, 'Perry' made us so proud in 2000 when he won Reserve Best in Show at the Irish Kennel Club St. Patrick's Show.  His children from the 'R' litter include a multi Group Winner, a Premier Agility Dog and a Norwegian Champion. 

His last show was the BSD Club of Ireland Breed Ch Show in 2005 where he won Reserve Green Star and Best Veteran in Show at the age of 9. 

Even up to the end 'Perry' was happy which is how we will always remember him.  The light is dimmer without him!

Paul, Jean and Kelly Lawless

23/06/02-22/04/08
Sire: IR/GB CH Woodlyn Black Jack 
Dam: CH Zellik Absolutely Fabulous at Revloch


We are very sorry to hear of the passing of 'Keano' from stomach cancer, a much loved companion of Lisa Davies.

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"I can not find the words to explain what great company he was or how much he is missed, or how brave he was towards the end of his time such that we did not realise how poorly he was. Unfortunately he was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer and given sleep on 22nd April 2008"   Lisa

23/06/02-10/03/08 


Sire: IR/GB CH Woodlyn Black Jack 

Dam:  Zellik Absolutely Fabulous at Revloch 


'Token' was given sleep to prevent further suffering from seizures. He was much loved and cared for by Julie Tweed and family who did everything possible to make his life a good one.  

 So deeply missed...but happy to know he no longer suffers




08/08/2000 -  2007

Sire:  IR/GB CH Woodlyn Black Jack 
Dam:  Zellik Absolutely Fabulous at Revloch

'Dexter' was given sleep after he was diagnosed with cancer of the stomach.  A dog with a wonderful character he bore his illness very bravely and had many happy years with Monica and Mary Teehan who miss him a lot

05/01/1995 - 17/03/08


Sire: IR/GB CH Vanistica Parisien Moon

Dam: IR/GB CH Vanistica Georgio


'Sophie' was the constant companion of Christy Whelan for 13 years who misses her terribly.
She was shown lightly as a puppy and won two Res CC's

Revloch High Society of Huron

09/95 - 29/12/06

Sire: IR/GB CH Vanistica Parisien Moon 
Dam:  IR/GB CH Vanistica Giorgio

We are sad to hear of the passing of 'Harlem'.  Owned by Rachel and Frankie Hayes and their children, he was a much loved family dog.  Shown lightly as a youngster winning Major Green Stars he was given sleep after suffering a stroke and is very much missed.

20/01/03 - 25/02/07

Sire: Bonvivant Cause Celebre at Tiggertoo 
Dam: CH Lanaeken Savoire Faire

Owned by Rachel Hayes and family, 'Chloe' was killed in a freak accident way too young.   Shown lightly, at her debut show at the back to back Club Shows in August 2003 she won Best Malinois Puppy at NORBEL and Reserve Best Puppy in Show at the BSDA. She also won Major Green Star at IKC International Show



02/09/94—05/10/06

Sire: Fram de la Terre Aimee   Dam:  Quartro van Balderlo


'Aimee' was given sleep to save further pain and to keep her dignity after being diagnosed with cancer in August ‘06. 
'Aimee' was a joy to live with and we are proud that she has passed on her outstanding qualities to her children and grandchildren and that she was Top Brood Bitch in the UK 2007
She has left an empty space in our home but we have nothing but happy memories of her which we will always carry in our heart

Paul, Jean, Kelly and Stephen '

23/06/03—17/06/06


Sire: Ir/GB CH Woodlyn Black Jack at Revloch

Dam: Zellik Absolutely Fabulous at Revloch


'Justice' was given sleep to prevent further suffering from seizures. A much loved and cared for companion of Jackie and Martin Hotton who strove to give him a good quality of life during his illness and who miss him terribly.

17/09/89 - 08/08/03

GB CH Bergerac Love Kills Dam X GB CH Vanistica’s Galaxy Pursuit


'Aza' came into our lives  for a weekend and stayed.  She was a wonderful Ambassador for the Breed, a 'one in a million dog, who we adored.  She was loved and remembered by all who knew her. Her passing has left a huge gap in our hearts and in our home.

Paul, Jean, Kelly and Stephen (Revloch)


1990 - 2001

GB CH Norrevang Bacchus of Belamba x GB CH Alcyon Khamsin

A totally sweet, and gentle girl, 'Shelly' was tragically killed after suffering internal injuries when she was attacked by a ram while trying to defend her family's children.   She has left us with some great memories and her legacy lives on through her son, grandchildren and great grandchildren

Top Belgian Shepherd in Ireland 1993  **  Irish Pup of the Year Finalist 1992 Working Group Winner Ireland

1991—2003


IR/GB CH Vanistica Parisien Moon x CH Vanistica Obsession


Owned by Louise and Pat England

1989 - 2000

First dual (IR & GB) Champion Groenendael
3 CC’s and 3 Reserve CC’s

Dam of CH Revloch Geisha Girl (3 CACIBs) and Revloch Giselle (2 Res CC’s)

1987 - 1993

Multiple Working Group Winner
Reserve Best in Show Winner
1 Reserve CC

1993—2004  

Revloch Dig Dis   X   IR & GB CH Alcyon Reuilly Rose

Top Tervueren 1995


1990 - 2003

GB CH Bergerac Love Kills x CH Foxpits Northern Dancer

1990 - 2000


First dual (IR & GB) Champion Groenendael male
3 CC’s and 2 Reserve CC’s
Multiple Working Group Winner
BIS Northern Belgian Shepherd Dog Club Ch Show (UK) 1994
Working Group Winner & 4th Overall World Congress Contest of Champions Competition (IKC) 1994

1987 - 2000

The first (IR & GB) Champion Tervueren 
3 CC’s ; 1 Reserve CC

Grand Dam of Revloch Millennium Babe and Revloch Mr Blue

1984 - 2000 
First Irish Champion Tervueren

Grand Dam of GB CH Ailort Dark Adder /GB CH Ailort Dorothea (G)

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