25-12-2016 Merry Christmas
We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017.
Kim, Billy, Thunder and Poppy.
14-12-2016 New team member
I would like to introduce my new girl.
Poppy got returned to us almost a week ago and since that time i was in love with her.
There were a few persons interested in her but it wasn't the right time for them.
So i decided to keep her with me and the boy's.
Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve 'Poppy' is in co-ownership with Kennel v.d. Mergelhoeve.
Soon her information will be on the website.
I hope we will be very lucky with this girl and this time nobody will take her away from me any more.
04-11-2016 New Co-owner
From today on i'm the proud co-owner of our first Coonhound Blakc and Tan.
His full name is BayAway Kennisaw Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve 'Jimmy'.
We imported him from the USA.
He is a joy to have a round and such a easy going boy.
Jimmy will also get his information here on the website.
Below his first stack practice at the age of 17 weeks.
29-10-2016 Int. Dog Show Leuven / BE
Today i went with Thunder to the Int. Dog Show in Leuven Belgium.
We had a great time with wonderfull results.
BISS NL.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BJWNL'15,BW'15&16,BWBE'16,EW'16
1Exc Best Dog/CAC/CACIB and BOB.
We had to wait for a long time before we could enter the mainring for the group judging.
But it was worth to wait.
Thunder finished his show year with 3rd Best In Group placement.
I can not say how proud i'm about all Thunder did this show year.
He keeps maiking me prouder and prouder.
09-10-2016 Gordon Setter Club Specialty
Today i went with Thunder to the Gordon Setter Club Specialty.
We had a great time with wonderfull results.
I can say i'm over the moon.
The results are.
NL.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BJWNL'15,BW'15&16,BWBE'16,EW'16
1Exc Best Dog/CAC/BOB and BIS.
Now he has also BISS in front of his name and Clubwinner 2016 behind his name.
Thanks to a great judge Mr. J. Thirwell from UK.
03-09-2016 Int. Dog Show Rotterdam
Today i went with Thunder to the show in Rotterdam.
He did very well and got great results.
Many thanks to the breed and group judge Mr. H. van den Berg.
NL.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BEJWNL'15, BW'15 1 Excellent in Champion Class
CAC/CACIB and BOB.
Later on we had to come back in the group and Thunder showed his socks off.
Thunder finished the day with 2nd Best In Group!!!
With this group placement Thunder is qualified for the dog of the year show in 2017.
Thunder you make me so proud.
27-08-2016 Belgium Gordon Setter Club Show
Today we went to the Belgium Gordon Setter Club Show.
The judge was Mr. Stewart Cummings.
NL.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BEJWNL'15, BW'15 1 Excellent in Open Class.
Int.Sh.Ch./NL.Ch. New Olympic Fire v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,Ger.JCH,LJK,GJW'13,BJSG'13,BEWNL'15 1 Excellent in Breeders Class.
26-08-2016 Euro Dog Show Brussels
A day i will never foget and only could dream of.
And this dream came true for both of us.
Many thanks to the breed judge Mr. L. Pichard.
NL.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BJWNL'15,BW'15
1Exc in Open Class CAC/CACIB Best Male and BOS.
Thunder came home with 3 new titles and another Crufts qualification for 2017.
Thunder is now European Winner 2016, Benelux Winner BE 2016 and Belgian Winner 2016.
Thunder wasn't ready yet in this picture below but i did like to share it with you all.
Picture made by Philippe Materne
20-08-2016 Happy Birthday Billy
Thunder and I wish Billy a happy 7th birthday.
We hope to spent many more years with you together in good health.
Below 2 pictures of Thunder and Billy together.
25-07-2016 Dutch Champion
It's official now Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve is official Dutch Champion now.
I took a while before the certificate came.
So proud we worked hard for it.
19-06-2016 Int. Dog Show Uden
Today i went with Thunder to the Int. Dog Show in Uden NL.
Thunder did really well and got nice results.
Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BJWNL'15,BW'15 1Exc Res.CAC/CACIB.
12-06-2016 Int. Dog Show Douai France
Today i went with Thunder to the Int. Dog Show in France.
We had a lovely day at the show with friends.
There was a great atmosphere with wonderfull results.
My little boy made me so proud.
Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BJWNL'15,BW'15 1Exc CACS/CACIB/BOB.
With that he got another Crufts Qualification for 2017.
But that's not all.
We had to wait a long time before the group started.
And there a dream came true.
Thunder won Best In Group at this wonderfull show.
Shortly after the group we had to come back for Best In Show.
And Thunder did amazing.
And became 4th Best In Show!!!
Below 2 movies made by my friend Charlotte Godart.
01-06-2016 Puppies at v.d. Mergelhoeve
Today 9 puppies got born at v.d. Mergehoeve Kennel in the Netherlands.
The puppies are the grandkids of Billy and the cousins of Thunder.
The proud parents are Trisetter Celtic Link With Laurelhach x Perfect Moonlight v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BEJWNL'15
The pups will be genetic CLEAR of PRA (rcd-4) and CA.
There are still puppies available from this very promissing litter.
For more information take a look at their website on the Romance-litter page.
There will be many updates and pictures.
22-05-2016 Gundog Show
Today i went with Thunder to the Gundog Show in Arnhem.
He did so well again.
He got nice results and a new title.
Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BJWNL'15,BW'15 1Exc Res.CAC.
With this final point Thunder became Dutch Champion at the age of 28 months.
I'm so proud of this young boy.
13-03-2016 Int. Dog Show Genk Belgium
After a succesfull Crufts we have another succesfull show in Genk Belgium.
Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BJWNL'15,BW'15 1Exc CAC/CACIB Best Dog & BOB
and Crufts Qualification for 2017.
Thunder finished the day with a third place in the group!!!
I'm so proud of Thunder.
Many thanks to the breed and group judge Mr. De Giuliani Claudio from Italy.
11-03-2016 Crufts UK
Thunder and i went to Crufts and i'm very pleased wit the results we got.
Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,BJWNL'15,BW'15 Res (4th) in Mid Limit Class out of 8.
Thunder makes me a proud mom.
22-01-2016 Int. Dog Show Eindhoven
On Friday we went to the show in Eindhoven.
Thunder did very well and got nice results.
Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve 1Exc.
His sister did even better.
Perfect Moonlight v.d. Mergelhoeve 1Exc Res.CAC/Res.CACIB.
Both came for the first time out in the open class.
11-01-2016 Happy Birthday Thunder
My little boy celabrates his 2nd Birthday today.
I hope we have many more years together with lots of crazy moments.
In good health.