Our Champions

(There was a time, there really was,
When I was sweet and tender;
When Show Dog meant a Disney Star,
and b**** was not a gender.  

I went to bed at half past ten;
I went to church on Sunday;
On Saturday I baked the beans
and did the wash on Monday.  

But then I got a certain pup,
And an erstwhile friend said "SHOW",
And so I did and so I do,
OH! What I didn't know.  

I used to dress with flair and style,
That was the life, don't knock it.
But now each dress from bed to ball
Must have a good bait pocket.  

I used to have a certain air,
I wallowed in perfume,
I used to smell of Nuit D'Amour,
Now I smell like Mr. Groom.  

My furniture was haute decor,
My pets a tank of guppies.
Now I've furniture unstuffed,
And well-adjusted puppies.  

Once I spoke in pristine prose,
In dulcet tones and frail,
But now I'm using language,
That would turn a sailor pale.  

I was taught to be well groomed
no matter where I went.
Now all the grooming that I do
is in the handler's tent.  

I used to long for furs and jewels
And a figure classed as super,
Now the thing I yearn for most
is a nice new pooper scooper.

 I adored a man who murmured verse,
through intimate little dinners,
But now the words I thrill to hear,
Are just three-"Best of Winners".  

I rise at dawn and pack the car,
the road ahead 's a long one.
The one I routed on the maps,
Invariably 's the wrong one.  

I really love this doggy life,
I wouldn't care to change it.
But when I get that Best in Show,
I plan to rearrange it.  

When my time on earth is done,
I'll go without much nudging.
Just give me three weeks closing date,
and let me know who's judging!


Ch. Skill of Great Pleasure
° 03/10/1994
European, Dutch, German, Luxemburg, VDH, Slowakian, Canadian Champion
Sire: Ch. Bright Flower's Elegant Danish Boy
Dam: Ch. Lyonhouse Arbella Stuart
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg / Bart Weytjens

Ch. Star of Great Pleasure (Kayla)
° 03/10/1994
Dutch, Luxemburg, German, VDH Champion
Amsterdam Youthwinner 1995, Amsterdam Winner 1995
Luxemburg Youth Champion, Bundesjugendsieger 1995, European Youth Champion 1995
Sire: Ch. Bright Flower's Elegant Danish Boy
Dam: Ch. Lyonhouse Arbella Stuart
Owner: Fam. van de Langenberg

Ch. Vasally of Great Pleasure (Sally)
° 30/03/1997
Dutch, Luxemburg, German, VDH Champion
Sire: Ch. Decoymans Piper Hemstead
Dam: Xavierha Shaggy under the Red Sky
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. XaroPepper of Great Pleasure (Pepper)
° 12/06/1998
Dutch & Luxemburg Champion
Sire: Ch. Red Tollers Van See
Dam:  Ch. Bona Dea Luwin v.d. Echtinger Grift
Owner: Francien van Lent

Ch. XTC of Great Pleasure (Nova)
° 12/06/1998
Canadian, Dutch, Luxemburg, German, VDH, Slowakian and World Champion 2001
Sire: Ch. Red Tollers Van See
Dam:  Ch. Bona Dea Luwin v.d. Echtinger Grift
Owners: Fam. van de Langenberg

Ch. X-Files of Great Pleasure (Bootsman)
° 12/06/1998
Owners: Fam. van de Langenberg

Ch. Yucca of Great Pleasure
°05/03/1999
Canadian Champion
Sire: Ch. Steady-Line's Summersnow
Dam: Ch. Kymin Lunar Frost
Owner: Elaine MacDonald, Caltansis Kennels - Canada

Ch. Yessy of Great Pleasure (Yucca)
° 19/03/1999
Dutch, Luxemburg, VDH, Canadian Champion
Sire: Ch. Caltansis One of Great Pleasure
Dam: Ch. Lyonhouse Davinia Stuart At Freelane
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. YndianGem of Great Pleasure (Inka)
° 19/05/1999
Luxemburg, German, VDH Champion
Sire: Ch. Rödravens v.d. Echtinger Grift
Dam:  Ch. Velvetlace of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. van de Langenberg

Ch. Ynuittotem of Great Pleasure (Kai)
° 19/05/1999
Dutch, German, Luxembourg, VDH, Canadian, Slowakian, European Youth, Luxembourg Youth, German Youth, European, Spanish Champion
Sire: Rödrävens v/d Echtinger Grift
Dam: Ch. Velvetlace Of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Yarmouth of Great Pleasure (Jamie)
° 24/08/1999
Dutch, German, VDH, Luxemburg, Slowakian Champion
Landensieger Bayern 1999, VDH-Sieger Leipzig 2002
Sire: Ch. Skill of Great Pleasure
Dam: Ch. Beinnbhreagh's Alliance Delavie
Owner: Fam. van de Langenberg

Ch. ZZ-RedHead of Great Pleasure (Red)
° 12/05/2000
Dutch, Luxemburg, German, VDH, Slowakian and Canadian Champion
European Winner 2002
Sire: Ch. Decoymans Piper Bracken
Dam: 'n Just des Delieuses of Great Pleasure
Owner: Helma van der Hamsvoord

Ch. ZafiraMéra of Great Pleasure (Piper)
° 13/07/2000
Dutch, VDH, Slovakian & Luxemburg Champion
Sire: Ch. Decoymans Piper van de Echtinger Grift
Dam: Ch. Velvetlace of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. van de Langenberg

Ch. Zinderella of Great Pleasure (Geni)
° 13/07/2000
Canadian Champion
Sire: Ch. Decoymans Piper Bracken
Dam: Ch. VelvetLace of Great Pleasure
Owner: Elaine MacDonald

Ch. Angie of Great Pleasure (Ruby)
° 06/01/2001
Luxemburg Champion
Sire: Ch. Decoymans Piper Bracken
Dam: Ch. Vasally of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. van de Langenberg

Ch. Axaluca of Great Pleasure (Luca)
° 22/03/2001
Dutch, Luxemburg, German, VDH, Slowakian Champion
European Winner 2003
Sire: Ch. Picsou des Delieuses
Dam: Ch. Xplosions of Great Pleasure
Owner: Ingrid Kuyken

Ch. Applejack of Great Pleasure (Jack)
° 28/08/2001
German Youth Champion, Luxembourg Youth Champion, VDH-Jugendsieger, Luxembourg Champion, Slovakian Champion, Saarlandsieger 2004, Dutch Champion 2004
Sire: Bernache's Autumn Fancy

Dam: Yessy Of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Autumlace of Great Pleasure
°
21/09/2001
Canadian, Luxemburg Youth, German Youth, European Youth,  Luxemburg Champion 2004
Sire: Beinnbhreagh's Great Pleasure
Dam: Velvetlace of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Bluff of Great Pleasure
° 04/10/2002
Luxembourg Youth Champion, European Youth Champion, Luxembourg Champion
Sire: Beinnbhreagh's Great Pleasure
Dam: Zoë New Year Of Great Pleasure

Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Brilliance of Great Pleasure (Brill)
° 12/10/2002
Canadian Champion
Sire: Ch. Beinnbhreagh's Great Pleasure
Dam: Ch. VelvetLace of Great Pleasure
Owner: Elaine MacDonald

Ch. Color Of Great Pleasure
° 08/01/2003
Slowakian Champion
Sire:
Beinnbhreagh's Great Pleasure
Dam: XTC of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Chinook Of Great Pleasure
° 14/01/2003
European Youth & Luxembourg Champion
Sire: Ch. Bernache's Autumn Fancy
Dam: Xplosions Of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Cc-Whisper of Great Pleasure
° 14/01/2003
Slowakian Champion, Landessiegerin Bayern, VDH Champion
Sire: Ch. Bernache's Autumn Fancy
Dam: YndianGem Of Great Pleasure
Owners: Guido & Ingrid Claes-Kuyken

Ch. Chenna of Great Pleasure
° 05/2003
Luxembourg Youth Champion, German (VDH) Champion, VDH Sieger 2004, Bundessieger 2005, Slovakian Champion
Sire: Ch.
Picsou des Delieuses

Dam: Xorbonne Of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Cayenne of Great Pleasure
° 15/05/2003
Europajugendsieger 2004, Oost-Europasieger Bratislava,
Slowakian Champion 2005, Luxemburgs Kampioen
Sire:
Littleriver's Gypsy King
Dam: Star Of Great Pleasure
Owners:
Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Cinnamon of Great Pleasure (Spice)
° 23/08/2003
Luxembourg Champion
Sire: Ch.
Decoymans Piper Bracken

Dam: Autumn Leaf Of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Cashmere of Great Pleasure
Amsterdam Youth Winner 2004, Luxembourg Champion, Amsterdam Winner 2005, Slowakian Champion
Sire: Bernache's Liard of Caltansis
Dam: Autumnlace of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Chantta of Great Pleasure
Luxembourg Champion, European Champion
Landessiegerin Thüringen
Sire:
Picsou des Délieuses
Dam: VelvetLace Of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Chintz of Great Pleasure
° 18/12/2003
Slowakian Champion
Sire: Bernache's Liard of Caltansis
Dam: Autumnlace Of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Cylas of Great Pleasure
° 18/12/2003
Luxembourg Champion, Landessieger Thüringen, European Junior Champion
Sire: Bernache's Liard of Caltansis
Dam: Autumnlace Of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Davinci of Great Pleasure
° 08/12/2004
Sire: Ch. Beinnbhreagh's Great Pleasure
Dam: Velvetlace Of Great Pleasure
Owners: Elaine MacDonald

Ch. Dymphna of Great Pleasure
° 08/2004
European Junior Champion, German VDH Champion
Sire:
Bluff of Great Pleasure
Dam: Caltansis Noël Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Estée of Great Pleasure
° 16/03/2005
Duits VDH Kampioen
Sire: Ch. Beinnbhreagh's Great Pleasure
Dam: The Rhineferry Tales of my Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Elja of Great Pleasure
° 19/06/2005
Junior World Winner 2006
Sire: Axaluca of Great Pleasure
Dam: Color of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Eureka of Great Pleasure
° 21/06/2005
Luxemburgs Jeugdkampioen, Landessieger Thüringen,
Slovaaks Kampioen, Luxemburgs Kampioen
Sire:
Banty-Red Rudolfovska Skala
Dam: Cayenne of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Enigma of Great Pleasure
° 01/07/2005
Luxemburgs Kampioen
Sire: Ch. Beinnbhreagh's Great Pleasure
Dam: Ch. Velvetlace of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Epsilon of Great Pleasure
° 01/07/2005
Luxemburgs Kampioen
Sire: Ch. Beinnbhreagh's Great Pleasure
Dam: Ch. Velvetlace of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Einstein of Great Pleasure
° 08/10/2005
Junior World Winner 2006
Sire:
Banty-Red Rudolfovska Skala
Dam: ZafiraMéra of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Eriënne of Great Pleasure
° 13/10/2005
Slovaaks Kampioen
Sire: Bluff of Great Pleasure
Dam: XTC of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. ElmaKymin of Great Pleasure
° 21/11/2005
Slovaaks & Luxemburgs Kampioen
Sire: Cashmere of Great Pleasure
Dam: Kymin Zest for Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Fergie of Great Pleasure
° 29/01/2006
Luxemburgs Kampioen
Sire: Ch. Cylas of Great Pleasure
Dam: Zoë New Year of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. FürElise of Great Pleasure
° 01/2006
Canadees Kampioen
Owner: Terry Newey

Ch. Foxtrot of Great Pleasure
° 20/04/2006
Luxemburgs Kampioen
Sire: Hedera's Rolling Stone
Dam: Chinook of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Frick-a-Duck of Great Pleasure
° 26/06/2006
Canadees & Luxemburgs Kampioen
Sire: Nitric Duck is my Drug
Dam: Cayenne of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. FlaminStar of Great Pleasure
° 26/06/2006
Slovaaks Kampioen
Sire: Nitric Duck is my Drug
Dam: Cayenne of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Floral-Dans of Great Pleasure
° 26/06/2006
Slovaaks Kampioen
Sire: Nitric Duck is my Drug
Dam: Cayenne of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Firestone of Great Pleasure
° 11/09/2006
Slovaaks & Luxemburgs Kampioen
Sire: Andelokkeren's Rode Oskar
Dam: Color Of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Geronimo of Great Pleasure

° 17/08/2007
Luxemburgs & Nederlands Kampioen
Sire: Foxtrot of Great Pleasure
Dam: Dark Velvet of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. GoldenEye of Great Pleasure

° 26/12/2007
World Winner 2009 & Slovaaks Kampioen
Sire: Ynuittotem of Great Pleasure
Dam: Eclipse of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Highfive of Great Pleasure

° 2008
Luxemburgs & Slovaaks Kampioen
Sire: Frickaduck of Great Pleasure
Dam: ZafiraMéra of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Highlander of Great Pleasure

° 23/01/2008
Luxembourgs Kampioen
Sire: Marshland's Offshore Adventure
Dam: Estée of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Hillbilly of Great Pleasure

°18/10/2008
Canadees Kampioen
Sire: Dearghan Rasmo v.d. Echtinger Grift
Dam: Floral-Dans of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam: Van de Langenberg

Ch. Hawkeye of Great Pleasure

° 31/12/2008
Canadees Kampioen
Sire: Kylador's Bustin Thru Th'reeds
Dam: Edera of Great Pleasure
Owners: Fam. Van de Langenberg

Ch. Hey Willow of Great Pleasure
Duits Jeugdkampioen
Owners: Fam. Petzold


 

Ch. Hailey of Great Pleasure
Italiaans Kampioen
Owners: Anne Kathrin Muller (It)

Ch. High Hopes of Great Pleasure
Nederlands, Luxemburgs, Duits VDH en Internationaal Kampioen
Owner: Francien van Lent


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