Karrelene's Special Boy For Europe "Billy" & Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve "Thunder" & Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve "Poppy"

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17-12-2017 Belgian Winner Show Brussel

Today we went with Jimmy and Pearl to the Belgian Winner Show in Brussel.
It was the last show fort his year and we went home with very nice results.
BayAway Kennisaw Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve NJK,LJK,Belg.Jr.Ch.,Ger.Jr.Ch.,BJR.Ch.,BJS’17,BJWNL’17,BJWLUX’17 ‘Jimmy’ 1Exc. JCAC and BOS.
BayAway Kennisaw Black Pearl For Mergelhoeve ‘Pearl’ 1Exc. JCAC and BOB.
Jimmy and Pearl did gain another new title.
Both became Belgian Junior Winner 2017!!!
With that Pearl was shortlisted with the final 6 in the Group.


10-12-2017 Amsterdam Winner Show

Today we went with Jimmy and Pearl to the Winner Show in Amsterdam.
It was a very nice day with great results.
BayAway Kennisaw Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve NJK,LJK,Belg.Jr.Ch.,Ger.Jr.Ch.,BJR.Ch.,BJS’17,BJWNL’17,BJWLUX’17 ‘Jimmy’
1Exc. JCAC/JBOB/CAC and BOB.
BayAway Kennisaw Black Pearl For Mergelhoeve ‘Pearl’ 1Exc. JCAC/CAC and BOS.
Jimmy and Pearl gained 2 new titles.
Both became Junior Winner 2017 and Winner 2017!!!
With this they got both qualified for Crufts 2018.
Later Jimmy was shortlisted with the final 6 in the Group.

08-12-2017 Holland Cup Amsterdam

Today I went Thunder and Poppy tot he Holland Cup in Amsterdam.
We had a very nice day with good results.
BISS BIS Multi Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve ‘Thunder’ 2Exc. Res.CAC/Res.CACIB.
BISS Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,LJK,Belg.Jr.Ch.,Ger.Jr.Ch.,BJR.Ch.,EJS’17,JWW’17,CW’17 ‘Poppy’
1Exc. CAC/CACIB.

19-11-2017 Eurodogshow Kortrijk

Today I went with Thunder and Poppy to the Eurodogshow in Kortrijk.
They had a very nice day with nice results.
BISS BIS Multi Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve ‘Thunder’ 2nd Exc Res.CAC/Res.CACIB
BISS Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,LJK,Belg.Jr.Ch.,Ger.Jr.Ch.,BJR.Ch.,EJS’17,JWW’17,CW’17 ‘Poppy’
1Exc Res.CAC/Res.CACIB.


Picture made by Charlotte Godart

09-11-2017 World Dog Show Leipzig

Results of our World Dog Show in Leipzig.
BayAway Kennisaw Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve 2 Exc Res.Anw.Dt.Jug.Ch.
BIS BISS Multi Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve 3 Exc.
In a very strong Champion Class.
But then our little or should I say big star of the day.
BISS Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve 1 Exc Anw.Dt.Jug.Ch. Junior World Winner 2017 & BOB Junior!!!
We are so proud of the whole team they showed their socks off.



14-10-2017 Int. Dog Show Dortmund

Results of our Coonhounds in Dortmund.
BayAway Kennisaw Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve. NJK,LJK,Belg.Jr.Ch.,BJWNL’17,BJWLUX’17 ‘Jimmy’ 1Exc JBOB.
Jimmy gained a new title with this win and he is now Herbst Jugend Sieger 2017.
BayAway Kennisaw Black Pearl For Mergelhoeve ‘Pearl’ 2VP.
Jimmy and Pearl did really well those 2 days at the show.

13-10-2017 Bundes Sieger Show Dortmund 

Results of our Coonhounds in Dortmund.
BayAway Kennisaw Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve. NJK,LJK,Belg.Jr.Ch.,BJWNL’17,BJWLUX’17 ‘Jimmy’ 1Exc JBOB and BOB.
Jimmy gained a new title with this win and he is now Bundes Jugend Sieger 2017.
BayAway Kennisaw Black Pearl For Mergelhoeve ‘Pearl’ 2VP.
We are very proud of Jimmy and Pearl.
But also of Sansa.
I had also the pleasure to handle Secret Story v.d. Mergelhoeve ‘Sansa’ 1 VP owned by Dagmar and Ralf Hermes.
Sansa is just 6 months old and this was her very first big international show.


01-10-2017 Int. Dog Show Maastricht

Results of our Coonhounds at Maastricht.
BayAway Kennisaw Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve. NJK,LJK,Belg.Jr.Ch.,BJWNL’17,BJWLUX’17 ‘Jimmy’ 1Exc CAC/CACIB and BOB.
BayAway Kennisaw Black Pearl For Mergelhoeve ‘Pearl’ 1VP PBOB.
We are very proud of Jimmy and Pearl.
Pearl ended the day as 5th Best In Show Puppy!!!



30-09-2017 Int. Dog Show Maastricht

Results of my kids in Maastricht.
BIS BISS Int.Sh.Ch./Bel.Sh.Ch./NL/VDH/Lux.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW’14,BJWNL’15,BW’15&’16,EW’16,CW’16,BWBE’16,BWNL’17,BWLUX’17 ‘Thunder’ 1Exc CAC/CACIB and BOB.
BISS Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,LJK,EJS’17,Bel.Jr.Ch,Ger.Jr.Ch,BJWNL’17,BJWLUX’17,CW’17 ‘Poppy’
1Exc CAC/CACIB and BOS.
So proud of my Prince and Princess.



29-09-2017 New titles

Today the mail brought me some new titles for my kids.
From now on they are official.
Thunder is now German VDH Champion and Poppy German VDH Junior Champion.

17-09-2017 Dutch Gordon Setter Club Specialty (NGSC)

Home sweet home after the Gordon Setter Club Show Specialty of the NGSC (Dutch Gordon Setter Club).
It was a day full of emotions and also a day full with bad sportmenship from some exhibitors.
Sad but true.
I want to thank all those who supported me and my team at the show and at home.
Those who saw the excellent quality of my 2 kids and did cheer for us.
I'm such a proud mom and I think my parents can be very proud breeders.
Well here the results.
BIS/BISS/Int.Sh.Ch./Belg.Sh.Ch./NL/LUX.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve 'Thunder' 1Exc Res.CAC/Res. Best male.
And then our little star from just 15 months or should I say big star. 
Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,LJK,Ger.Jun.Ch.,Belg.Jun.Ch.,BJWNL'17,BJWLUX'17 'Poppy'
1Exc CAC/Best Bitch/BOB and BIS.
Poppy gained a new title to her name.
She became CLUBWINSTER 2017 and Qualified for the Dog of the Year Show in 2018!!!
Not sure but I think she is the youngest gordon setter in the Netherlands who became a Dutch Clubwinner.

03-09-2017 Int. Dog Show Luxembourg

Today i went with Thunder and Poppy to the show in Luxembourg.
Both did great again and got nice results.
We went home with that where i hoped for.
Int.Sh.Ch./Belg.Sh.Ch./NL/LUX.Ch.Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve 'Thunder' 1Exc CACL/CAC/CACIB & BOS
Benelux Winner LUX 2017 & Crufts qualification.
Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,Belg.Jr.Ch,LJK,EJS'17,BJWNL'17 'Poppy' 1Exc JCACL. 
Benelux Junior Winner LUX 2017 & Crufts qualification.
Thunder gained his last point for his Benelux Champion title
and Poppy gained her last point for her Benelux Junior Champion title.

02-09-2017 Int. Dog Show Luxembourg

Today i went with our coonhounds to the show in Luxembourg.
Pearl made her show debut here and how.
Jimmy and Pearl couldn't give their breeder a better bday pressant.
Here are the results.
BayAway Kennisaw Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve NJK,NJWNL'17 'Jimmy' 1Exc JCACL / JBOB & BOB. 
Benelux Junior Winner LUX 2017 & Crufts Qualification.
Jimmy had to go back in the main ring twice and did a great job.
He got selected out of a huge junior male group.
And later in the group he was with the final best 6 of the group.
And then the little girl. 
BayAway Kennisaw Black Pearl For Mergelhoeve 1 Very Promissing & PBOB.
Later she came back in the main ring.
And act if she was born to show.
Pearl won Best Puppy female of the Day and had to compete against the best puppy male. 
Pearl won Best Puppy of the Day at her very first show!!!
So proud both did so well today.
Below a few movies.




27-08-2017 Pointer & Setter Show Viersen Germany

Today i went with my kids to the show in Viersen.
It was another great day for my kids.
We took Pearl with us as supporter.
Here are the results of Thunder and Poppy.
Int.Sh.Ch./Belg.Sh.Ch./NL/LUX.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve 'Thunder' 1Exc Anw.Dt.Ch. CAC & BOB.
Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve LJK,EJS'17 'Poppy' 1Exc Anw.Dt.Jug.Ch. BOS and BIS Junior!!!
Thunder gained his final point for his German VDH Champion title,
and Poppy gained her final point for her German VHD Junior Champion title.
So proud of these 2 kids.
Below a few pictures made by Charlotte Godhart.






20-08-2017 Happy Birthday Billy

Today my silly old men celebrates his 8th Birthday.
Were did those years go?
I hope we will have many more years together in good health with lots of fun.
Thanks for all Billy your my dream boy.

30-07-2017 Benelux Winner Show NL in Rotterdam

Today another show day for our team with wonderfull results.
And today i had again the pleasure to show Sugar.

The Coonhound:
BayAway Kennisaw Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve NJK 'Jimmy' 1Exc JCAC / JBOB / CAC & BOB. 
Benelux Junior Winner NL 2017 & Crufts Qualification.

The Gordon Setters:
NL/LUX.Ch.&Belg.Sh.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve 'Thunder' 1Exc CAC/CACIB & BOB.
Benelux Winner NL 2017 & Crufts Qualification.
Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve LJK,EJS'17 'Poppy' 1Exc JCAC/CAC & JBOB.
Benelux Juniorwinner NL 2017 & Crufts Qualification.
Perfect Moonlight v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BEJWNL'15 'Sugar' 1Exc Res.CAC / CACIB.
Benelux Winner NL 2017.
Later Jimmy and Thunder had to go in the main ring.
Both did great but no placement for them this time. 
I'm extremely proud of our team every time they give their best.
Below a movie of Jimmy during his judgement.


29-07-2017 Int. Dog Show Rotterdam / Netherlands

Today we went with our team to the show.
They all did very well and the journey was not for nothing.
I had the pleasure again to show Thunder's sister and Poppy's mother Sugar again. 
Here are the results.
The Coonhound:
BayAway Kennisaw Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve NJK 'Jimmy' 1Exc JCAC/CAC JBOB and BOB.

The Gordon Setters:
BISS NL/Lux.Ch.BE.Sh.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve 'Thunder' 1Exc CAC/CACIB and BOB.
Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve LJK,EJS'17 'Poppy' 1Exc JCAC/CAC and JBOB.
Poppy gained her last point for her Dutch Junior Championship.
Perfect Moonlight v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BJWNL'15 'Sugar' 1Exc Res.CAC/CACIB.
Sugar gained her last point for her Dutch Championship.
Buth that's not all later Jimmy and Thunder had to get back in the main ring.
Both did great.
Jimmy didn't get placed but it was a good training for him.
But then Thunder he keeps rolling.
He won the Group and had to come back for Best In Show later.
We gave all and shined in the main ring again.
Thunder became 4th Best In Show i'm so proud of this young boy.
The whole team had a great show day so proud of them.
Below 2 movies of me and Thunder during the Best In Show.



23-07-2017 Day 2 Golden Dog Trophy Liege / Belgium

I'm still speechless of this amazing weekend.
The whole team gave their best and got great results during those 2 days of showing at the Golden Dog Trophy.
A day with a 'golden' edge we will never forget.
The icing on the cake for all the hard work we do.
Here are the results.
The Coonhound:
BayAway Kennisaw Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve 'Jimmy' 1Exc JBOB & BOB.

The Gordon Setters:
NL/LUX.Ch.&Belg.Sh.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve 'Thunder 1Exc CAC/CACIB Best Dog and BOB Golden Winner 2017.
Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve LJK,EJS'17 'Poppy' 1Exc.
But that's not all.
First i want to thank my parents for breeding my amazing boy Thunder and their support.
The judge Mrs. Margaret O'Gorman from Ireland who made Thunder Best Of Breed.
The group judge Mr. Ivan Vasiljevic from Serbia who made him Best In Group.
And then the judge who made my biggest dream come true Mr. Francesco Cochetti from Italy made
BISS NL/Lux.Ch.&Belg.Sh.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BEJWNL'15,BW'15&'16,EW'16,BEWBE'16,CW'16 BEST IN SHOW at the Golden Dog Trophy!!
This year started already great for Thunder and me but about this big win I could only dream.
Thanks to all those who believed and support us time after time.
The private messages, postings on my wall, those who shared our successes.
The judges who awarded him in the breed, group and BIS moments.
Thank you all.
Below a movie from our last round before Thunder became Best In Show and pictures of the special moment.



22-07-2017 Day 1 Golden Dog Trophy Liege / Belgium

Today we went to the Golden Dog Trophy Show in Liege Belgium.
Our team did really well and i had also the pleasure to show the brother of Poppy.
Here are the results.

The Coonhound:
BayAway Kennisaw Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve 'Jimmy' 1Exc JBOB & BOB and Crufts Qualification.
Jimmy gained his last qualification for his Belgium Junior Champion title.

The Gordon Setters:
Romance In Rome v.d. Mergelhoeve 'Vadim' 1Exc JBOB and Crufts Qualification Vadim is owned by Suzanne en Philippe Mullenaerts and Handled by me and my mom.
NL/LUX.Ch.&Belg.Sh.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve 'Thunder 1Exc CAC/CACIB
Golden Winner 2017 and Crufts Qualification.
Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve LJK,EJS'17 'Poppy' 1Exc and Crufts Qualification.
Poppy gained her last qualification for her Belgium Junior Champion title.
Many congrats to Suzanne and Philippe with the nice results of Vadim.

06-07-2017 Belgian Show Champion

It took a while but today i got the news that the title is official for Thunder.
From now on is BISS NL&LUX.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BJWNL'15,BW'15&'16,BWBE'16,EW'16,CW'16 'Thunder'  also Belgian Show Champion. 
Thunder is the first Mergelhoeve offspring who has this title.

03-07-2017 HD results

Today we went with Poppy and Jimmy for their xrays and that looked good.
We knew that we would have the results soon as they send them already digital to the one who give the final results.
But we didn't know that we would have the results within a couple of hours.
We are very happy with these great results.
Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve LJK,EJS'17 'Poppy' HD-A Norbergwaarde 37,5 en botafwijking 0.
BayAway Kennisaw Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve 'Jimmy' HD-A Norbergwaarde 32,5 en botafwijking 0.
What else can we still wish for.
Both have great personalities and do very well at the shows.
And with that they are great pets aswell.

02-07-2017 Int. Dog Show Echt / NL

Today we went to the outdoor evening show in Echt / NL.
Today it was Poppy's turn and i also had the pleasure to show her mother Sugar.
It was for Sugar the first time out again after almost 1,5 year and she did great.
We are very happy and proud with the results the girls got.
Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve LJK,EJS'17 'Poppy' 1Exc Best Junior JCAC / CAC and BOS.
Poppy need 1 more point for her Dutch Junior Championship.
Perfect Moonlight v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BEJWNL'15 'Sugar' 1Exc Res.CAC / CACIB.

01-07-2017 Int. Dog Show Echt / NL

Today we went to the outdoor evening show in Echt / NL.
Today it was Jimmy's turn and he did great.
BayAway Kennisaw Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve 'Jimmy' 1Exc Best Junior JCAC / CAC and BOB.
Jimmy gained his last point for his Dutch Juniorchampionship.
Later Jimmy was select with the final 6 best dogs of the group.



27-06-2017 Happy Birthday Jimmy

Happy 1st Birthday Jimmy.
Your a very special and sweet loving boy.
I hope we will have many more nice and crazy moments together.

25-06-2017 Int. Dog Show Genk / Belgium

Today i went with my little princess to the Int. Dog Show in Genk / Belgium.
Poppy did amazing and loved the show ring.
She got nice results and i got kind words of the judge about her.
Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve LJK,EJS'17 'Poppy' 1Exc Best Of Breed Junior and Best Bitch.
Poppy gained the title Ambiorix Junior Winner.
Poppy need 1 more qualification for her Belgium Junior Championship.

24-06-2017 Int. Dog Show Genk / Belgium

Today i went with our Coonhound to the Int. Dog Show in Genk / Belgium.
Jimmy did very well but missed his partner in crime Poppy.
But that didn't bother him too much and got very nice results.
BayAway Kennisaw Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve 'Jimmy' 1Exc Best Of Breed Junior and BOB.
Jimmy gained the title Ambiorix Junior Winner.
Jimmy need 1 more qualification for his Belgium Junior Championship.

20-06-2017 New team member

Today i came home with a new puppy.
A week ago i flew to Detroit in the USA and had a nice time.
This all to bring home a new Coonhound puppy girl for our family.
Her name is BayAway Kennisaw Black Pearl For Mergelhoeve 'Pearl'.
Pearl is a full sister to our Jimmy but we made this choice because we know how Jimmy is.
And his friendly and open personality is what we want to see in our Coonhounds.
Her breeder Debbie drove all the way to Detroit Airport to deliver her there so i could easy fly home with little Pearl.
We had a great time together and talked a lot.
Debbie thanks for everything and also Judi for the trust in us.
And i hope we will make you both very proud with Jimmy and Pearl.
Pearl is owned by my mom and co-owned by me.




10-06-2017 Int. Dog Show Hannover / Germany

Today we went with our team to the In.t Dogshow in Hannover Germany.
All 3 did great and we came home with 3 new titles, 2 Best Of Breed Juniors and 2 Best Of Breeds.
I had the pleasure to show Jimmy my co-owning Coonhound and he was the star of the day.
Here the results.
 BISS NL&LUX.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BJWNL'15,BW'15&'16,BWBE'16,EW'16,CW'16 'Thunder' 1Exc CAC/CACIB and BOB.
Thunder has gained the title Sieger Hannover 2017.
Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve LJK,EJS'17 'Poppy' 1Exc Anw.Dt.Jug.Ch and BOB Junior.
Poppy gained the title Jugendsiegerin Hannover 2017.
And then Jimmy.
BayAway Kennisaw Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve 'Jimmy' 1Exc Anw.Dt.Jug.Ch. BOB Junior and Best Of Breed.
Jimmy gained the title Jugendsieger Hannover 2017.
Later Jimmy had to go back in the mainring and did great.
Jimmy became 3rd Best In Group at the age of 11 months.

So proud of this team it was a long journey but they just did great.

01-06-2017 Happy Birthday Poppy

Happy First Birthday to my little princess Poppy.
For some reason it was ment to be that you got returned to us.
And i'm very happy that my parents gave us this chance.
We still have some work to do but i'm sure that we will have a bright future together.
Poppy i hope we will have plenty of happy and healthy years to come, together with grandpa Billy, uncle Thunder and ofcourse the whole Mergelhoeve clan.


26-05-2017 Frozen semen

This week i went with Billy to collect his semen.
And i can say that there is frozen semen available from him from 'Excellent Quality'.
For more information feel free to contact me.

19-05-2017 Europa Sieger Show Dortmund Germany

Today i went with Thunder and Poppy to the Europa Sieger Show in Dortmund.
Both gave all their best and got nice results. 
BISS NL&LUX.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BJWNL'15,BW'15&'16,BWBE'16,EW'16,CW'16 'Thunder' 3Exc in a very strong Champion Class. 
Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve LJK 'Poppy' 1Exc Anw.Dt.Jug.Ch. Europa Jugend Siegerin 2017 and Crufts Qualification for 2018.
I'm very proud of both of them and Poppy does really well on the shows.
It was her 4th show and already 2 junior titles and 2 Crufts qualifications.

17-05-2017 It's official now

From today on is BISS NL.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BJWNL'15,BW'15&'16,BWBE'16,EW'16,CW'16 'Thunder' official Champion of Luxembourg!!!
Hopefully soon another champion title will arrive with the mail.

12-05-2017 Happy Birthday Maffia Kids

Billy wishes his Maffia kids a Happy 6th Birthday.
May you all got spoild rotten and many happy and healthy returns.


23-04-2017 Junior and Veteran day in Belgium

Results from the Junior and Veteran day in Belgium.
BayAway Kennisaw Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve 'Jimmy' 1Exc BOB Junior.
Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve LJK 'Poppy' 1Exc BOB Junior.
Both needed to go in the main ring for BIS Junior.
Both got select out of a very very large group of junior dogs.
And Miss Poppy became 2nd BIS Junior!!!

17-04-2017  2 days Int. Dog Show Goes / NL

This weekend we went with our team to the show in Goes.
All 3 did amazing and got wonderfull results.
It was a great weekend.
Results Day 1:
The Coonhound
BayAway Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve 'Jimmy' 1Exc JCAC & Res.CAC.
Jimmy got his first points for his Dutch Junior Championship and Dutch Championship.
The Gordon Setters
BISS NL.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BJWNL'15,BW'15&'16,BWBE'16,EW'16,CW'16 1Exc/CACL/CACIB/BOB Best In Group and 3rd Best In Show!!!
Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve LJK 'Poppy' 1Exc JCAC & CAC.
Poppy got her first points for her Dutch Junior Championship and Dutch Championship.


Results Day 2:
The Coonhound
BayAway Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve 'Jimmy' 1Exc JCAC & Res.CAC.
Jimmy got his 2nd point for his Dutch Junior Championship and Dutch Championship.
The Gordon Setters
BISS NL.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BJWNL'15,BW'15&'16,BWBE'16,EW'16,CW'16 1Exc/CACL/CACIB and BOB.
Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve LJK 'Poppy' 1VG.
This because of her youghtfull behavior.



10-04-2017 Int. Dog Show Luxembourg

This weekend we had a very succesfull weekend in Luxembourg.
I had the pleasure to show Poppy's brother Vadim in a strong Junior Class.
Romance In Rome v.d. Mergelhoeve 'Vadim' 3 Excellent.
But that's not all Poppy did made her show debute and act like a real show queen.
Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve 'Poppy' 1Exc JCACL Luxembourg Junior Champion.
And then my other star.
BISS NL.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BJWNL'15,BW'15&'16,BWBE'16,EW'16,CW'16 1Exc/CACL/CACIB and BOB.
Thunder is now Luxembourg Champion.
Poppy and Thunder are Qualified for Crufts 2018!!!
Later Poppy had to come back in the main ring for Best In Show Junior Female.
Poppy was selected by the final 15 Best In Show Juniors.
Then Thunder had to come back in the group and he did amazing as well.
Thunder became 2nd Best In Group!!!
But got invited for Best In Show the next day because the group winner couldn't come.
So we drove Sunday again to Luxembourg for the Best In Show judgement.
Thunder did so well and enjoyed every moment in the BIS ring.
Thunder end the day with a lovely 4th Best In Show placement.
I can not express how proud i'm of all these 3 dogs that i handled this weekend.
All 3 gave their best and we had a wonderfull time.


Thunder with his trophies 

23-03-2017 Puppies are born

Fire did a amazing job yesterday.
She and Billy are the proud parents of 4 boys and 5 girls.
Mom and kids are doing well.
All puppies gained weigth.
There are only a few puppies available from this lovely combination.
More information about the litter and the parents you can find here.


11-03-2017 Crufts

Thunder and I had a lovely time at Crufts.
We met our friends and made some new friends.
Thunder came out in a very strong Open Class with lots of dogs.
We had to wait a little while during the judgement so Thunder thought let gets some cuddles.
He made the best out of it and he went around the ring to some persons to get his cuddles.
Then it was our turn and Thunder did really well.
He gave his best but didn't made the cut and got no placement.

01-03-2017 Puppies expected

Yeah i have some good news.
Billy is going to be a daddy again.
Around the end of March there are puppies expected at Kennel v.d. Mergelhoeve.
Both parents are HD-A, PRA (rcd-4) & CA Clear.
The proud mom is: 
Int.Sh.Ch./NL.Ch. New Olympic Fire v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,LJK,GerJCh,BJSG'13,GerJW'13,BWNL'15 'Fire' 
More information about this combination you can find here.
Serious enquiries are welcome at v.d.mergelhoeve@home.nl

15-01-2017 Dog of the Year Show

A very special day and moment for me and Thunder at the Dog Of The Year Show 2016
BISS NL.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BJWNL'15,BW'15&'16,BWBE'16,EW'16,CW'16.
I never saw this comming and not even thought about it as i wasn't sure if we should go.
But i did make Thunder ready on Saturday and thought when you don't try you will never know the results.
It was a huge group of gundogs and we got into the selction where i was really happy about.
Didn't think about a placement or even winning this huge group of dogs.
Then the judge had to announce the Winner and the Runner-up.
I didn't want to look but did look to the judge and saw him looking to the dogs once again.
Then the rosette came our direction.
I couldn't believe it the happyness came mixed with lots of emotions.
So proud of Thunder can't even express how much i love this boy. 
Thunder was with the final 10 Best Dogs of 2016.
But i want to mention something. 
Because without my parents as breeders and support i couldn't do this. 
When i'm at the show alone or with my mom my dad always takes care of my dogs at home. 
Thanks Mom and Dad to make this possible it means a lot to me.
Linda Schenk thank you so much for these lovely pictures of this incredible day. 
Many thanks to those who followed us and did send me messages it made our day very special.














11-01-2017 Happy Birthday Thunder

My little boy turned 3 already.
What does the time fly when your having fun.
Thunder your my teddy bear and such a sweetheart.
I hope we will have a long life together and make many more nice memories.
Love you Thunder.
I/we would like to wish all the sibblings from Thunder a Happy Birthday and many happy returns.


08-01-2017 Dogshow Genk Belgium

Thunder did it again!!!
BISS NL.Ch Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BJWNL'15,BWBE'16,BW'15&16,EW'16 1Exc CAC and BOB.
When I did count correct Thunder has gained all his points for his Belgium Show Champion title.
But that's not all.
Later he had to come back for the group and did really well.
Thunder finished the day with a 2nd Best Of Group placement.
I'm so proud soon he will be 3 years.
He got already so many nice results and group placements i could only dream of. 
Below the pictures and movies from this incredible day.





07-01-2017 Champion of Champions LKV Genk Belgium

I can't really express how i feel but the word WOW will say all.
What a night at the Champion of Champions in Genk.
A great atmosphere with lots of fun and a great dinner afterwards.
BISS NL.Ch. Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,JW'14,BJWNL'15,BWBE'16,BW'15&16,EW'16 was with the final 4.
In the half final he got beaten by a lovely weimaraner.
We are so proud of Thunder me as owner and my mom as breeder.
In total there were 40 entries for this special event.


07-01-2017 Dogshow Genk Belgium

On Saturday Jimmy made his first entrance in to the show ring.
He did really well for the first time and got nice results.
BayAway Kennisaw Flying Dutchman For Mergelhoeve 1 Very Promissing and BOB Puppy.
Later we had to come back in the mainring but didn't got picked.
The judge made nice comments in and out of the ring about Jimmy what made us proud.
Below are 2 movies.
The first one is from the breed judging and the 2nd one is from the mainring.