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I have always had dogs in my life as long as I can remember.  It wasn’t until 1987 that I purchased my first Belgians, and three years later my first male Champion was ranked as the number three Belgian Tervuren in the United States in conformation.  It was at that time my husband and I started our own kennel.


In 1995 Cadre Noir Belgians was established.  Cadre Noir kennel got its name from the famous French Calvary School in Saumur located in the South of France.  It is now a place devoted to the finest equitation horse men.  The dogs at Cadre Noir are all based upon European dogs imported over the years from the finest reputable European kennels.


Health concerns are especially high on my list because of my past experience as a Veterinary Technician.  All Cadre Noir dogs are x-rayed at the age of two years for any hereditary hip and elbow problems.  They are also examined annually for any hereditary eye disorders, and are Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF) certified.  Because of our careful health screening process we try to breed the healthiest of dogs.


In my thirty plus years of breeding, I have always strived to produce dogs of exquisite type, of correct structure, and of excellent temperament that are recognized to be among the finest Belgian Shepherd Dogs.  At Cadre Noir Belgians I will be resolute in preserving these qualities in our Belgian Shepherds.