A BRIEF HISTORY

Our mission is to promote, encourage, foster and advance the breeding, well-being of and interest in the Bouvier des Fladres breed of dog.

The Bouvier des Flandres Club Golden Reef is based in Gauteng but has members all over South Africa and even some from beyond out borders. The Club was founded in 1965 by Tony Harrewijn and Des Kloeck. Brigitta van Lierop and Dereck Cerronio organised the Quality Show in 1975 with over 80 dogs judged by Alan Ventress and the Club held it’s first Championship Show in 1976, when 76 Bouviers competed under Capt. Adams. Championship shows were help each year until 2011 when, due to dwindeling entries, we lost our Championship show holding status and since 2012 only a non-Championship show has been help (the requirements for this type of show in terms of KUSA regulations are less onerous for the Club in that non-registered Bouviers may also participate which widens the opportunities for more of our members to join in). We would love to be able to reinstate our Championship shows because they are the “show-case” for potential contributors to South Africa’s KUSA registered breeding stock. In addition, the Club has help IPO competitions in the recent past but like many other dog clubs affiliated to KUSA, it may not do so at present pending resolution of a dispute between bodies governing the sport.

MEET THE OFFICE BEARERS

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Michael Chabbi

President & Founder

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Kelsie Maden

Account Director

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Greg Simkins

Marketing Director

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Michael Chabbi

President & Founder

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Kelsie Maden

Account Director

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Greg Simkins

Marketing Director

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Groomers

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OUR PROMISE

No request is too big or too small for our team. If it matters to you, it matters to us. Let us make your escape perfect.

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