Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Michelle Edling and Her Belgian Tervurens
(photo by Randy Roberts)

Over the past several years we have followed several breeders/owners/handlers who have risen to dominance in their individual breeds, but are not well known to the fancy at large because they don’t travel a great deal.  Unfortunately many in our sport will never get to see these people and their wonderful dogs in the ring.

One such breeder is Michelle Edling of Sky Acres Belgian Tervuren of The Dalles OR.  Michelle has been producing BIS winning Tervuren since 1984 and was AKC Herding Group Breeder of the Year in 2009.  Michelle rarely leaves the Pacific Northwest.  However, two weeks ago she ventured out in her motor home headed to the Northern California town of Dixon to attend the Redwood Belgian Tervuren Fanciers specialty.  She never made it to Dixon.

A big rig jack knifed on I-5  in front of Michelle and her motorhome was destroyed.  Fortunately, Michelle and her dogs escaped serious injury.  Michelle credits her airline approved crates for protecting her dogs.  We are thankful that Michelle and her beautiful Tervurens will be around for many years to come. 

You can help Michelle replace all the show equipment and personal property she lost by visiting this site and making a donation.  Consider it an investment in the future of our sport.


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