My introduction to the Belgian Shepherd was in 1986 when I attended a dog show especially to see some Belgians “In the fur”. There were both Groenendael and Tervueren present, but it was the Beautiful black Groenendaels that caught my eye. I fell in love with two girls in particular “Belle” Ch Peaties Black Brooke CDX and “Dusty” Ch Nairam Star Dust CD. It was some months later that I learned “Dusty’s” mother “Tempest” Ch Belwarra Elissa CD was having a litter, so, after contacting her owner Marian, in June of 1987 I became the besotted owner of my own gorgeous fluffy black bundle, which I named Ebony (Ch Nairam High Light). Thus began my love for this beautiful breed.
It was Ebony, the High Light of my life, that was the inspiration for my prefix LUMINEUX – pronounced “Loom in oh” (meaning luminous, brilliant).
My dogs are much loved members of the family, they like to be inside when I am and will lounge around on any available chair or bed, being the active breed they are they, they also like their time outside where they can have a good run and play.
Whilst I don’t show as much as I used to, I try to get to as many Belgian Shepherd Specialty shows as I can with Breed Specialist Judges from overseas, (these are Champoinship shows held by the Belgian Shepherd clubs in Victoria NSW & Qld). I also take part in as many pet expo’s, dog walks and other activities as I can in order to do my part to promote this lovely breed and have the Belgian Shepherd Dog recognized and appreciated for the intelligent and loving companions they are. Over the years, along with some good friends, I’ve organised fun days and dog walks to enable our puppy owners, other Belgian Shepherd owners and anyone interested in the breed, to get together and share their love of this beautiful and loyal breed.
I am dedicated to producing Belgian Shepherds which are sound in mind and body and able to share long and happy lives with their new families. Whether they’re destined for the show ring, performance or beloved family companions, our puppies are only available to genuine and caring “Dog Lovers” wanting a Belgian Shepherd as a lifelong companion. When choosing dogs for breeding, much care is taken to select dogs of excellent characters, in excellent health that have been Hip and Elbow x-rayed/scored and are Eye tested and certified “Clear of Inherited Eye Disease”.
We love to hear from our puppy owners and are always available for questions. We will also look after any Belgian we have bred (or for that matter any Belgian) when their owners go on holiday.