Update July 2017 - We don't have any puppies available at this time
We "may" have a Groenendael litter in late 2017, this would be our final Litter.
If you have previously owned one of my pups and are interested, please send me a quick email.
Sire to be confirmed
Jan 2017 - Announcement
concerning future litters....
The last Lumineux litter to be born here will likely be in 2017, we have no plans after that.
I still have 1 or 2 girls in co-ownership (living with their co-owners) however no decision has been made at this time as to whether or not they will be bred. If they are bred, they will be born and raised with co-owners and the details will be announced on our website.
The decision to discontinue breeding is something I had been procrastinating over for some time, however the culmination of recent events have led me to make the decision I have.
I hope to continue with the plans I've have for the Groenendael litter, from the lovely Lilly who is currently in NSW, but in the words of a certain cartoon pig, I'm sorry to say That's All Folks.
I have been involved with BSDs since 1987 and during those years have put a lot of love, time and effort into the breed (not to mention money). Ive been involved in the various breed clubs, breed promotion and the beginning of health testing the breed in Australia.
There have been highs and lows along the way, Ive met and made some lifelong friends over the years and Id like to think Ive brought a bit of joy to peoples lives with the dogs Ive bred.
Breeding is not as easy as some may think, there is so much involved besides just having puppies. I take great care that my pups are raised with the utmost love and care and become very attached to them and worry about finding them homes where they will be loved and cared for as I would care for them and have always provided info and support to those I entrust with one of my puppies.
Its not just finding the right homes either - vets these days are as useless as many medical professionals and cant be trusted.
There are many reasons as to why I have come to this decision, including 3 separate incidents involving pups from my latest litter (who were incorrectly treated by vets), agreements not being followed through by puppy buyers, the condition of a dog that was recently returned to me and another that ended up in a pound in another State (they had promised the owner they would contact me). This dog was then transferred to a Belgian Shepherd rescue service and I only found out after the dog was rehomed by them. I have since been in contact with the previous owner and understand the circumstances which led to the urgency in which he had to be surrendered.
read the information below before enquiring about one of our pups.
Lumineux puppies are ONLY available to homes where they will be much loved members of the family.
All of our pups are sold on the condition that they be returned to us if their owners can no longer care for them them.
IMPORTANT: If you haven't owned a Belgian Shepherd before, please do some research about the breed before enquiring about one, these are active dogs and require exercise and mental stimulation.
They are not a dog you can just leave in your backyard, they need to be part of the family.
you scroll down the page, you will find links to breed info and
resources. When enquiring it would be helpful if you could
provide some information about yourself, lifestyle, other dogs,
other animals, kids, what you're looking for (a family companion,
show, obedience, herding or other performance prospect) and
whether you have owned a Belgian before.
Born, raised, diet....
Our puppies are born in our house and are lovingly handled from birth (early handling is an important first step in getting them used to people and being held). They spend their first weeks inside (age and time spent outdoors is dependant on the weather) and then they are gradually introduced and acclimatised to the outdoors.
We feed a combination of premium holistic dry food and a raw diet.
importance is placed on producing pups with biddable characters
suitable for family homes, we try to match the right pup to the
right home which is one of the reasons we ask prospective puppy
owners to provide as much info about themselves and lifestyle as
possible when enquiring about our pups.
In regards to desexing, we don't insist our pet puppies are desexed prior to leaving us as some breeders do because we believe they need to mature (mind and body) and it's too young to risk them being under anaesthesia - Belgians are sensitive to anaesthetic.
With previous litters, new owners had to sign an agreement which states bitches must be desexed prior to 10 months of age and males prior to 1 year. With all future litters a Stat Dec will also need to be signed stating that as the new owner they will ensure the dog desexed by the agreed time and a copy of the desexing certificate will be sent to us as proof.
We have recently been researching ovary sparing speys for females
and tubal ligation for males, this should negate any future
issues caused by loss of hormones, this seems to be the way to go
for the future.
An explanation of being able to be bred - we don't sell puppies "for breeding"
When we sell a pup as a show prospect, it is then that the pup is considered as "able to be bred" (and this is as long as the dog has passed all of it's health tests).
we very rarely sell our pups to show/breeding homes, usually only
to someone we know, or someone known by one of our friends or
previous puppy owners (references from other Belgian Shepherd
owners or breeers will be considered)
When leaving for new homes
puppies are registered with Dogs Victoria, they are wormed, have
their first vaccination and are micro-chipped before leaving us.
We provide puppy packs (which include info booklets, food,
samples etc) to our new puppy owners and each puppy will have
complimentary 6 weeks puppy insurance.
is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion"
~ Cicero ~
The touching poem below describes the story
of a caring breeder and should give you an idea as to why
we and the many Good Breeders there are, ask so many
questions before we let our beloved babies go to your
Belgian Shepherd puppies for sale in Australia