The Belgian Malinois was one of the original working farm dogs of
Belgium. The breed was identified as such in about 1889 and the first
herding trial held in Belgium included several Malinois, including
ancestors of our current dogs. With over 120 years of herding and farm
work, the Belgian Malinois herding elite, the herding champions,
should be honored. The American Belgian Malinois Club does this with
the establishment of the Herding Hall of Fame. All Belgian Malinois
earning a herding championship from the American Kennel Club
automatically are eligible for entry into the Herding Hall of Fame.
Herding champions from other venues, such as the Australian Shepherd
Club of America and the American Herding Breeds Association, are also
eligible. Herding champions are the elite of the herding world and
with the Herding Hall of Fame, the American Belgian Malinois Club
honors these dogs.
Below is the current list of Malinois that are in the Herding Hall of Fame:
Herding Hall of Fame requirements:
All AKC Herding Champions should be listed, name, breeder, owner, (handler if different from owner), date finished, sire and dam. Initially, since there are so few, we will list the dogs and solicit the additional information. Dog’s owner does not have to be a member of ABMC. If there because a time when there are a lot of HCs, we will require the owners to submit a scanned copy of their title with the other information.
A separate section should be added that will list the DC’s and another for TC’s. The info doesn’t need to be transferred or copied, but we need to list DC’s and TC’s.
In addition to AKC HCs, we should list all AHBA HTCH and all ASCA WTCH. For these titles, the owners will have to submit a scanned copy of the title cert from the awarding organization.
Finally, because there are still very few Malinois herding, we would like to list the High Combined winners from the nationals AND all High In Trial winning Malinois. We can get the HC winners and submit those, but the HIT winners will have to submit their wins to the herding committee for verification and inclusion.
At such time when there are lots of Malinois winning and finishing, these rules will change to reflect that. At this time, this is what the herding committee has agreed upon.
Contact: Jane Rothert firstname.lastname@example.org