VAN DE VAARDEKENSHOEVE AT GOLDMALI (IMP BEL)
Malinois dog, d.o.b. 7th of April 2013
Red with black mask
Luxembourg Champion Django Des Ardents Fauves
Iris Van De Vaardekenshoeve
Stijn Van Hamme, Belgium. Website: Van
De Vaardekenshoeve Malinois
KC Good Citizen Bronze certificate
score: 8/4 = 12 Eyes last tested clear October 2021.
DNA clear for SDCA1&2, DM, JCM.
1 CC, 2 RCC. Reserve Best Dog & Best Veteran Crufts 2022, sire of the Crufts 2022 Malinois BOB winner.
gained CC and BOB at just 13 months of age, after 2 months in
Top Malinois 2014 Belgian Shepherd Dog Association of GB.
Few photos really do him justice -he has the most amazing DEEP red colour.
Mats is small for a male dog but puts a lot into a small package -he has a lot of drive. He is a working dog in a show dog costume.
is the sire of the amazing K litter which includes a CC
winner, several flyball dogs including Kaylee who was seen on
TV from Crufts 2020,
Fen the assistance dog, Wish a top frisbee dog, etc, as well as the O litter with agility competitors, search and rescue and BOB Crufts 2022.
Crufts 2022 RDCC & BV, photo by Yvonne Davis. A month off 9 years of age.
I have always felt that a good dog should be able to do it all -why should breeds have to be split up into working and show types? So when I found a Malinois breeder in Belgium who felt the same way, and who breeds dogs that actively DO work AND win at shows, I knew I wanted to buy a dog from him! When I was offered Mats I jumped at the chance. Hence on the 2nd of March 2014 John and I travelled to Belgium to collect Mats, 11 months old.
First photo, at the pets passport reception in Calais, France, before boarding the channel tunnel
Blurry photo but it still shows how beautifully Mats moves
Mats after just 6 days with us
On a walk with Penny
Mats with Benjamin