Opium van de Hoge Laer (Ares de la Clairière aux Louves x Cartouche du perigord Vert)

Opium was imported into England by kennel Corsini's. He had a major influence on the breed and type in England.

This is what Amanda MacLaren wrote about him:

Carlos had beautiful breed type and became a champion in 1993 which was also the year he won Best of Breed at both Belgian Shepherd Breed Club Championship shows. In 1994 he was Best in Show at the Belgian Shepherd Dog Association of Great Britain's Championship show. under judges Eric Desschans (of the Two) and Yves Dambrain (Maugré) from Belgium. The year before he had won Reserve Best in Show at the same event.

On the second point his achievements were even more remarkable for he had a dramatic influence on the development of the breed in this country and he is behind the majority of today's top winning Tervueren. Producing an exceptional consistency of type, elegance and quality, in 1996 he was the Top Belgian Shepherd Stud Dog (all varieties) and finished the year as the 9th Top Stud Dog in Britain all breeds which was a significant accomplishment for a dog who had sired just 12 litters since his arrival in Britain six years before. Carlos remained Top Belgian Shepherd Stud Dog for a record five consecutive years. He sired 17 champions and many other CC winners and his lines were incorporated into the breeding programmes of most of the leading Tervueren kennels in the UK. His passing marks the end of an era.

Carlos was a great dog so full of the joys of life and he is sadly missed.

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