We have always had a passion for dogs and both we, Craig and Julie, have always had a four legged companion nearby throughout our lives. In 1992, after losing our German Shepherd, “Cosmo”, to cancer, we decided to choose another breed. We wanted something similar – dedicated to the family who loved to be near and watch over us.
We couldn’t decide on a breed, until we saw a drawing of a Belgian Shepherd Groenendael in an American publication we found in the local library. They looked delightful. The description of the Belgian Shepherd was what we found to be the deciding factor – just what we were seeking. After meeting a number of Belgian Shepherds at the Sydney Royal Easter Show we were hooked!
In 1993, “Jeddah”, Belgian Shepherd Groenendael, Australian Grand Champion Darkfire Vegas Vacation, came into our lives as an 8 week old puppy. We didn’t really know whether we wanted to show her, but we did and she loved it, with top winning results to her credit.
We decided to breed with Jeddah and came upon a Kennel Prefix which would encompass our love of Belgian Shepherds and our love of our family. The name “Beljekali” (pronounced Belj-e-karli) was it. Bel, as in Belgian Shepherd and Je, Ka and Li being the first two letters in our daughter’s names. To date, all our four homebred Supreme Champions come down from Jeddah’s lineage.
Son: “Storm” – 1st picture below
Supreme Ch Beljekali Desert Storm (Ch Vadim du Pre du Vieux Pont x Gr Ch Darkfire Vegas Vacation)
Grandson: “King” – second picture below
Supreme Ch Beljekali Noble King (Ch A-Te-Ell’s Monsieur Sharif x Beljekali Hra Nefre Ta – a daughter of Jeddah)
Great Granddaughter: “Tessa” – 3rd picture below
Supreme Ch Beljekali Quintessence (Ch Aldo-Gourou vd Schagerwaard x Beljekali Madame Kirri – a Grand daughter of Jeddah)
Great Grandson: “Puddin” – 4th picture below
Supreme Ch Beljekali Yor Majyk (Irish Ch Revloch Ready to Rumble with Nulikim x Supreme Ch Quintessence – Great Grand daughter of Jeddah)
We would like to continue breeding, showing and performing with Jeddah in mind. A Belgian Shepherd that possesses true Belgian type as per the current FCI standard – a Belgian Shepherd that has strength with elegance, is willing to work; has a calm & attentive character; who is an ardent and obstinate protector of the family and property.
To continue to breed Belgians that when you look, you see a “Robust Elegance” – a look that they can fulfil their task that they were made to do – being a Shepherd’s Dog.
When looking to the future, our vision is to maintain and keep abreast of the quality that the world’s best Belgians possess and to incorporate what we see as the best quality into our Beljekali Belgian Shepherds.
Craig & Julie Fynmore