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'
Dam: IR CH Lanaeken Savoire Faire
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
08.12.2000 - 12.12.12
08.08.2000 - 01.05.11
'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
23.05.2000 - 10.02.2010
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)
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
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.
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.
'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
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of 'Keano' from stomach cancer, a much loved companion of Lisa Davies.
"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
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
'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
Revloch High Society of Huron
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.
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
Paul, Jean, Kelly and Stephen '
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.
'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.
Top Belgian Shepherd in Ireland 1993 ** Irish Pup of the Year Finalist 1992 Working Group Winner Ireland
IR/GB CH Vanistica Parisien Moon x CH Vanistica Obsession
Owned by Louise and Pat England
Top Tervueren 1995
1990 - 2003
GB CH Bergerac Love Kills x CH Foxpits Northern Dancer
1990 - 2000