American Belgian Laekenois Association
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Welcome to the official website of the American Belgian Laekenois Association.  Welcome to the official website of the American Belgian Laekenois Association.Welcome to the official website of the American Belgian Laekenois Association.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Club is to do all possible to bring the natural qualities of the Belgian
Laekenois to perfection; to encourage
sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the requirements of the American Kennel Club; and to do all in its power to protect and
advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and performance/companion events

News of Interest:

Meet the Breed

All four varieties of Belgians were represented in December 2009 at the “Meet & Greet” held at the AKC/Eukanuba Dog Show in Long Beach, California.  The ABLA is grateful to our good friend Bruce Freedman of TakiShan Belgians, who again invited us to participate in his award winning both.  Besides the dogs, the most notable feature of the booth was the continuous loop, giant flat screen TV, showcasing the 4 varieties performing in all the events in which they excel…which is any type of competition.   Click here for more....

:: AKC Update: :: 2010 Agility Invitational

:: There is a REHOME available:   Charlie

News from AKC February Board of Directors Meeting:

FSS Guidelines

Ms. O’Neill, staff, was present for this portion of the meeting. There was a motion by Mrs. Schaefer, seconded by Dr. Battaglia, it was VOTE (unanimously;absent Dr. Haines) to  amend the Foundation Stock Service Guidelines to lower the number of
dogs required in order to request Miscellaneous Class status. Effective immediately, a minimum of 150-200 dogs with complete three-generation pedigrees must be recorded in the
AKC Foundation Stock Service as part of the criteria for eligibility to move to the Miscellaneous Class and advancement to full registration will be contingent on growth in the enrollment of dogs in FSS and participation in AKC events.

Zarko's Satchmo Van Morton
has earned a place in the
2010 Agility Invitational.

This is a great achievement for
Andrea Morton and Satchmo.
We are very proud of them to put
the Belgian Laekenois out there in the agility world.

By Lana Teresi

I am very happy and excited to introduce my fellow ABLA members to Charlie (aka Hausti).  Charlie is a 15 month old Belgian born (from Laeken Paradis  out of the combination of van de Baartbeekhoeve Blues and Tacha Ofinka)., neutered male Laekenois who has proven himself to be a happy and energetic dog. But at the same time he is very controllable and can sit quietly in his air crate for hours.  Charlie is a prime example of why being a responsible breeder and finding the right home for this breed is such hard work.  

Click here for more on Charlie.....