||DOB: May 7, 2001
|Father: (A) CHCS Nouba du Pla de la Jasse 6
||Breeder: Mr Guy Bonnefoy
|Mother: (A) Oranthe du Murier de Sordeille 6
||Owner: Elaine Giannelli
Meet Soleil du Murier de Sordeille, my inspiration behind this website. In
June 2001, I flew to France and when I flew home I had a little 8 week old
Beauceron puppy with me.
When I first read a description of the Beauceron breed, it was like I was
reading a description of my perfect dog. But, I wasn't quite sure what to
expect. Soleil has exceeded all my expectations by far. I didn't know,
when I picked out that little 8 week old puppy, how much joy and happiness
she would bring me. My life has never been the same.
I look forward to owning Beaucerons for many years to come.
You can watch Soleil grow up through pictures in albums in the Photo Gallery.
Soleil 2 months old
Soleil 3 to 6 months old
Soleil 6 to 12 months old
Soleil 12 to 24 months old
Soleil is also a certified Therapy Dog. You can see her work here:
Soleil Pet Therapy
Soleil is a very accomplished agility dog. She was the top Beauceron in AKC
agility in 2005, 2006, 2007, & 2008. She came in 6th in the 26" class at the 2006 AKC National
Agility Championships and qualified for the AKC World Team Tryouts in 2006 and
2007, & 2008. She came in 4th place in the 24" height class at the 2008 AKC
Agility Invitationals. To top it all off, she now has Agility Champion titles
from two different organizations. She has earned the MACH (Master Agility Champion)
title with the AKC (American Kennel Club), and she has earned the ADCH (Agility
Dog Champion) title with USDAA (United States Dog Agility Association).
Soleil has been an incredible agility partner and a wonderfully enthusiastic
teammate. She has by far exceeded all
expectations I had of her when I picked her out at 8 weeks old.
You can view videos of
Soleil doing agility here: Soleil's Agility Runs
Or you can see photos of Soleil doing agility here: Soleil Agility
Or you can read more about Soleil's accomplishments on the agility page:
Beaucerons in Agility
Soleil and I went back to France in May, 2002 for the Nationale d'Elevage, the
National Beauceron Specialty in France. She received a rating of Recommandée or
Cotation 4 at just 12 months of age. To earn this she had to get an
Excellent rating on the temperament test, an Excellent Plus rating in
conformation, and be certified free of hip dysplasia. Soleil received a
French hip rating of Dys A/A which means she is free of hip dysplasia.
I have a special photo album of our trip here:
Soleil in France - May 2002
You can check out Soleil's family members here:
And you can see Soleil's pedigree here:
More information on Soleil
Conformation Titles Achieved:
Rarities American/Canadian/International/Grand Champion titles.
ARBA Champion title.
French Cotation 4 (Recommandée).
French Hip Rating Dys A/A.
OFA Hip Rating Good.
OFA Elbow Rating Normal.
OFA Patella Rating Normal.
Her heart has been certified Cardiac Clear by a board certified Cardiologist.
Her eyes have been certified CERF Clear by a board certified Ophthalmologist.
Soleil is also a working certified Therapy Dog, as well as my competition dog
in agility. She has attained the Champion titles in AKC & USDAA agility and
is also in Elite level in NADAC agility. Soleil is a dog with a lot of drive,
excellent health, and a rock solid temperament.
Many thanks to Guy Bonnefoy (du Murier de Sordeille) for breeding such
a wonderful dog and for allowing me to pick this very special dog and
take her so far away.