Paul's family exhibited Cocker Spaniels for many years and following a brief stint in the late 1970?s and early 1980?s showing and breeding both Cocker Spaniels followed by Rottweilers (photos 1, 2 and 3) he decided to look for something different to show. In 1985 he made contact with Marcelle King (Belamba) having seen photos of Tervueren and appreciating their beauty and versatility. Marcelle became the first of many people who were to give their invaluable help and advice over the years. With Marcelle's help he acquired a Tervueren bitch CH Foxpits Nothern Dancer (photo 2) who was the first Tervueren to appear in the show ring in Ireland and also the first Irish Champion. A daughter of Ch Belamba Barley Wine'Dancer' was a sweet natured bitch of the old type, who was looking for a new home at 12 months as her owner was returning to the USA. 'Dancer' quickly made a huge impact on the family and all who came in contact with her and very quickly helped to establish this variety in the Irish show ring where she had much success being appreciated by the All Round Judges for her movement and ring presence. 'Dancer' was very quickly followed by two more Tervueren, a male Ch Belamba Harvey Wallbanger,CH & GB CH Belambe Irish Coffee (photo 4), a Bandol daughter. 'Harvey Wallbanger', a wonderfl Ambassador for the breed in the early days in Ireland, won numerous Working Groups, a Reserve Best in Show and also a Reserve CC in the UK before his sudden unexpected death while still in his prime. 'Irish Coffee' was a very feminine bitch born in 1987, she was to be the first Belgian Shepherd to gain her titles on both sides of the Irish Sea and gave us the enthusiasm and motivation to compete extensively in the UK.
In late 1988 Paul met Jean, who experienced her first dog show a few weeks later when she handled 'Harvey Wallbanger' (photo 1), winning the Major Green Star and Best of Breed with him at the Irish Kennel Club St. Patrick's Show. From then on she was thoroughly hooked and so we decided to expand into variety.
An impulse saw the arrival in 1995 of our first Malinois in the shape of CH Lanaeken Savoire Faire (photo 1), born in quarantine from Belgium. She won numerous Best Puppy and Diploma of Merit Awards in the UK, culminating in a CC win at Blackpool in 1996, She gained her Irish Title quickly but it was a few years before she was mated.
(photo 5) who was Top Tervueren Ireland 2001 and CH Revloch Millennium Babe (photo 6) who won 4 CACIB's, Top Tervueren Ireland 2002 and Top Bitch 2001 and 2003.
Back to Groenendaels and in February, 2004 we took Revloch Norma Jean to the handsome SR Urgyen De Lligabosc in Belgium, a dog we had admired a couple of years previously at the Dutch Speciality, This produced Revloch Sugarbabe (photo 1) who won numerous Green Stars and also NOR CH Revloch Supertramp (photo 2) who went to Kennel Shirocky in Norway
In March, 2005 we celebrated the arrival of our Belgian Import, the Groenendael IR, LUX, NED, GB CH Diego du Pre du Vieux Pont at Revloch (photo 3) a grandson of both Multi CH Milan and Multi CH Boetsch. He is an elegant dog of excellent type and temperament who has been of great benefit to our gene pool. He has won Best Puppy Awards in Holland, Belgium, France and Ireland, CAC's and CACIB's in Holland and Ireland, RCC at Crufts and is a multiple Group Winner in Ireland. He has been Top Stud Dog in the UK for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
A Tervueren litter born in January, 2005 produced just three puppies, two of which were shown with great success. 'Zayra' was mated to Revloch Jumanji, a Tervueren son of 'Black Jack' producing the U Litter and at just eighteen months old CH Revloch Unique JUN CH (photo 4) is the youngest BSD to gain the Irish title under the old Green Star system and also qualified from an entry of 85 puppies to compete at the Pup of the Year Final in 2005. She is also a Group Winner. Her brother Revloch Undercover at Belsharose (photo 5) was Top Tervueren Puppy in the UK in 2005 and a multiple Puppy Stakes winner. For 'Zayra's' third litter we mated her to a young dog GER CH Corsini Don Giovani at Protegimus, puppies were born in April, 2006 and Revloch Vialli and Revloch Valentino (photo 6) have both competed successfully in the UK, with 'Vialli' also win Green Stars and a Group in Ireland.
Our next Tervueren litter was born on 4th August, 2007, the W Litter from 'Zayra' to the beautiful Dutch Import GB CH Vegas Van Moned at Domburg, has produced excellent type and temperaments and three Champions to date. CH Revloch Wishful Thinking JUN CH,(photo 3) overall 3rd in the Junior Champion of Champions Contest and Top Tervueren Bitch in Ireland, 2008. CH Revloch Won to Watch at Whitandon JUN CH, (photo 4) a multiple Green Star and CACIB winnner, Pup of the Year Qualifier and BIS/BPIS at the Irish Speciality in 2008. CH, LUX & GB CH Revloch Wannabe JUN CH (photo 5) is the first BSD to gain the Junior Champion title, Best of Breed at the European Winner Show in 2009, multiple Green Star & CACIB winner. Revloch Witchcraft (photo 6) a multiple Green Star winner and Res CC winner and IR/GB CH Revloch Weather Girl at Fivannte JW, (photo 7) Top Tervueren Puppy in the UK in 2008 and Bitch CC Winner at Crufts in 2009.
Our next Groenendael litter was born in November, 2008, a mating between MULTI CH Diego du Pre du Vieux Pont at Revloch and MULTI CH Xanova Magique Noir avec Revloch which produced 1 male and 5 females, the X Litter. CH, LUX, GB CH Revloch X Factor, photo 1) at her first show in the UK at only 8 months old won the Bitch CC and Best Puppy. She also qualified for the prestigious Combined Canine Pup of the Year Final in April, 2010 and was BOB Puppy and Puppy Group 2 at the European Show in 2009. In 201 she travelled to the World Show in Denmark where she won CAC, CACIB, Best of Breed and World Winner and on return to Ireland won a Champion Stakes qualifying her for the Champion of Champions final. She had a great start to 2011 winning the Bitch CC at Crufts and finished the year Runner Up Top Groenendael Bitch in the UK. Her sister Revloch Xquisite of Fivannte JW (photo 2) was Top Groenendael Puppy in the UK in 2009, won Res CC and Best Puppy at 9 months at the BSDA Speciality. The presently has 2 CC's. The only male on the litter CH Revloch Xerox (photo 3) is a multiple Green Star Winner.
In August, 2009 after receiving permission from the Irish Kennel, the Z litter was born from an inter-variety mating between the Tervueren CH Revloch Ready To Rumble with Nulikim and Groenendael CH Duchesse du Pre du Vieux Pont at Revloch. This mating produced the outstanding sr, se CH, GB, NED, LUX, GB CH Revloch Zidane (above). 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 in September 2013 but our world was turned upside when he took ill quite suddenly and unexpectedly and tests revealed he had lymphoma cancer 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 that his legacy lives on in his offspring. He will never be replaced or forgotten.Zidane has two litter sisters CH Revloch Zweet JUN CH and JAP CH/INT CH Revloch Zola.
A second Inter-Variety mating in March 2010 between GB CH Vegas Van Moned at Domburg and MULTI CH Xanova Magique Noir avec Revlochproduced the B litter. CH, GB, LUX, NED CH, BISS Revloch Bewitched (photo 1) has had a fantastic show career so far, at only 19 months she had gained both her Irish and GB Titles, won CC, BOB, Res Best in Show and Best Puppy in Show at the NORBEL Speciality in June, 2011 at 15 months, is Top Groenendael Bitch in the UK for 2011 and at the Amsterdam Winner show won the CAC, CACIB and Res BOB in 2011 and 2012. She won the Bitch CC at Crufts in 2013 and Res CC in 2012. Her brother CH Revloch Breizh du Pheonix (photo 2) is a Group Winner in Ireland and at 17 months won RCC, RBOB and Res BIS at the BSDA Speciality in August, 2011.
In July 2011, the C litter was born from MULTI CH Diego du Pre du Vieux Pont at Revloch out of CH Duchesse du Pre du Vieux Pont at Revloch, four males and four females. This combination has produced GB CH Revloch Celebrity Status (photo 3) who gained her GB Title at only 15 months, taking two of the CC's from Puppy and the third from Junior. Multi CH, World Winner '13 Revloch Could It Be Magic (photo 4) is winning major awards in both breed and Ring of Honor in Europe and at home CH Revloch Cartier Jun Ch An Ch '12 (photo 5) was Top Groenendael for 2012 in Ireland, CH Revloch Commander in Chief, (photo 6) CH Revloch Champagne Charlie (photo 7) has 2 CC's and Revloch Classic Edition Jun Ch (photo 8) is close to his champion title.