The Years 2013 - 2014

 

Junior Kennel Club Open Show
2nd November 2014
Judge: Mr Adrian Sheasby (SA)
Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - BOB, Best in Group, Reserve Best in Show
Mervander Special Edition - Best Puppy in Group
Mervander Tigris Revenge - Reserve Best Baby Puppy in Group
Irish Legend winning Best in Group under Mr Adrian Sheasby and Reserve Best in Show under Mrs Maria Heneke. Mervander Special Edition -  Best Puppy in Group

 

TKC Kennel Club FCI International Show
12th October 2014
Judge: Mr Martin Croeser (SA)
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - Rated Excellent, CACIB, BOB
Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - Rated Excellent, RCACIB
Mervander Battlecry - Rated Excellent
Mervander Portia - Rated Excellent, CACIB
Mervander Fair Maiden - Rated Excellent, RCACIB
Mervander Flickring Flame - Rated Excellent, Best Junior in Group 2
Mervander Shining Glory - Rated Very Promising, Best Puppy in Group 2
Great Rebel winning BOB Mervander Shining Glory winning Best Puppy Group 2

 

Grand Central Utility Breeds Club Championship Show
12th October 2014
Judge: Mr Ronald Tolson (Ireland)
Mervander Battlecry - CC, BOB
Mervander Fair Maiden - CC
Mervander Battlecry

 

TKC Kennel Club Championship Show
11th October 2014
Judge: Ms Pauline Suhr (Australia)
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - CC, BOB
Mervander Battlecry - Best Junior
Mervander Fair Maiden - CC
Mervander Shining Glory - Best Puppy
Great Rebel winning BOB

 

Utility Breeds Club of Gauteng Championship Show
11th October 2014
Judge: Ms Nikki Redtenbacher (SA)
Mervander Battlecry - CC, BOB, 4th Best Junior in Show
Mervander Fair Maiden - CC
Mervander Shining Glory - BP, 4th Best Puppy in Show
Mervander Battlecry winning 4th Best in Junior in Show

 

SALKA FCI International Show
10th October 2014
Judge: Ms Leyda Perez (Colombia)
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - Rated Excellent, CACIB, BOB
Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - Rated Excellent
Mervander Battlecry - Rated Excellent
Mervander Portia - Rated Excellent, CACIB
Mervander Fair Maiden - Rated Excellent
Mervander Flickring Flame - Rated Excellent
Mervander Shining Glory - Rated Very Promising, 4th Best Puppy Group 2
Great Rebel winning BOB

 

Sasolburg Kennel Club Championship Show
4th October 2014
Judge: Mrs Lois Wilson (SA)
Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - BOB, 2nd Best in Group
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - CC, RBOB
Mervander Portia - CC
Mervander Battlecry - Best Junior, 4th Best Junior in Group
Irish Legend winning 2nd Best in Group

 

Kimberley Kennel Club Championship Show
31sth August 2014
Judge: Mrs Darle Heck (Canada)

Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - CC, BOB, 3rd in Group

Mervander Portia - CC, RBOB
Mervander Battlecry - Best Junior, 2nd Best Junior in Group
Great Rebel Mervander Battlecry.

 

Free State Bulldog Club Championship Show
30th August 2014
Judge: Mrs Veronica Tarr (SA)

Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - CC, Best in Show

Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - Reserve Best in Show
Mervander Merry Maiden - CC
Mervander Fair Maiden - Best Junior in Show
Mervander Flickring Flame - Best Puppy in Show
Great Rebel winning BIS Mervander Fair Maiden winning Best Junior in Show.

 

Bloemfontein Kennel Club Championship Show
30th August 2014
Judge: Mrs Lynne Brand (SA)
Mervander Shining Glory - Best Puppy, CC
Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - RBOB
Mervander Shining Glory - CC & Best Puppy

Judges comments: "This baby already exhibits amazing quality! Not much can go wrong as he is beautifully made, lovely long head with excellent layback. Clean eyes and excellent bite. Lovely conformation with good tail set. And smart on the move when lifts his head! Very promising."

 

Northern Free State Kennel Club Championship Show
29th August 2014
Judge: Mrs Sue Impey (SA)

Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - BOB

Mervander Power Star - CC
Mervander Portia - CC
Mervander Fair Maiden - Best Junior
Mervander Flickring Flame - Best Puppy
Irish Legend winning BOB. Mervander Flickring Flame winning Best Puppy

 

Roodepoort & Districts Kennel Club Championship Show
24th August 2014
Judge: Ms J Mackenzie (SA)

Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - BOB

Mervander Battlecry - CC, Best Junior, Best Junior in Group
Mervander Fair Maiden - CC
Mervander Flickring Flame - Best Puppy
Irish Legend winning BOB. Mervander Battlecry winning Best Junior in Group.

 

Goldfields Kennel Club Championship Show
23th August 2014
Judge: Ms Jackie Jackson (SA)

Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - CC, BOB

Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - RBOB
Mervander Portia - CC
Mervander Battlecry - Best Junior, Best Junior in Group
Mervander Flickring Flame - Best Puppy
Great Rebel winning BOB Mervander Battlecry winning Best Junior in Group.

 

Pretoria Millennium Bulldog Club Championship Show
9th August 2014
Judge: Mrs Sue Carter (SA)
Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - Best in Show
Mervander Flickring Flame - Best Puppy in Show
Mervander Special Edition - Best Baby Puppy in Show
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - CC
Irish Legend winning  Best  in Show. Mervander Flickring Flame winning Best Baby Puppy in Show.
Mervander Special Edition winning Best Baby Puppy in Show

 

Transvaal Kennel Club Open Show
27th July 2014
Judge: Mr Louis Kruger (SA)
Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - BOB, Best in Group, Reserve Best in Show
Mervander Battle Cry - Best Junior, Best Junior in Group
Mervander All My Heart - Best Baby Puppy in Group
Irish Legend winning Reserve Best  in Show. Judge Mr Roy Clark. Mervander All My Heart winning Best Baby Puppy in Group.
Mervander Battle Cry - Best  Junior in Group

 

Goldfields Kennel Club All Breeds Open Show
29th June 2014
Judge: Mrs Rene Fourie (SA)
Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - BOB, Best in Group, Best in Show
Thank you once more Joelee Bulldogs for Irish Legend, I hope I never disappoint you.
Mervander All My Heart - Best Baby Puppy in Group, Best in Baby Puppy Show
Irish Legend winning Best  in Show. Judge Mrs Liz Ballington. Mervander All My Heart winning Best Baby Puppy in Show. Judge: Mrs Minnie.

 

Outeniqua Kennel Club Championship Show
15th June 2014
Judge: Mr Phil Reaney (SA)
Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - BOB, Best in Group
Mervander Battlecry - CC, Best Puppy, Best Puppy in Group
Jaber Portia of Mervander - CC
Irish Legend winning Best  in Group Battlecry winning Best  Puppy in Group

 

George Kennel Club Championship Show
14th June 2014
Judge: Mr C Herold (SA)
Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - BOB, 3rd Best in Group
Mervander Battlecry - CC, Best Puppy, 2nd jn Puppy Group
Jaber Portia of Mervander - CC
Portia of Mervander Portia of Mervander

 

Vereeniging & Districts Kennel Club Open Show
8th June 2014
Judge: Mrs Riekie Erwee (Group). Mr Randolph de Teranto (BIS)
Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - Best in Group, Best in Show
Mervander Battlecry - Best Puppy
Irish Legend winning Best  in Group Irish Legend winning Best  in Show.

 

Pretoria Kennel Club Championship Show
18th May 2014
Judge: Mr Antonia Capistrano (Brazil)
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - CC, BOB
Jaber Portia of Mervander - CC, RBOB
Mervander Battlecry - Best Puppy
Great Rebel - Best  of Breed Mervander Battlecry winning Best Puppy
Northern Tshwane Kennel Club Championship Show
17 May 2014
Judge: Ms Heidi Rolfes (SA)
Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - BOB
Mervander Battlecry - CC, Best Puppy
Jaber Portia of Mervander - CC, RBOB
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp Ireland) winning BOB
FCI International (NTKC) Show
16th May 2014
Judge: Mr Fernandes Quilles (Brazil)
Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - Rated Excellent, CACIB,  BOB
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - Rated Excellent
Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp) - Rated Excellent
Mervander Battlecry - Rated Excellent, Best Junior, Reserve Best Junior in Group
Mervander Bellefire - Rated Very Promising, Best Puppy, 3rd Best Puppy in Group
Jaber Portia of Mervander - Rated Excellent, CACIB
Mervander Merry Maiden - Rated Excellent

 

SA Bulldog Club Championship Show
10th May 2014
Judge: Mr Mike Landsberg (SA)
Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - Best in Show
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - CC
Mervander Battlecry - Best Puppy in Show
Irish Legend winning Best  in Show Mervander Battlecry winning Best Puppy in Show

 

An open letter to all Bulldog lovers

As chairman of the Millennium Bulldog Club, I want to make an earnest call – only on judges and chairmen it does concern. This call comes from lovers, breeders and exhibitors – please bury those, so kennel blind, who cause a Bulldogphobia in the land. Most Bulldog clubs have serious problems here in SA and the problem lies with the club chairmen and not the members. Members are absolutely fed-up with the politicking that has been going on lately and it comes straight from the Bulldog mouth, not from stories people tell. A chairman cannot run a club by himself – he must consider his committee and members, and a chairman of a club can never, never promote a kennel’s dog which does not conform to the Bulldog Standard. Nor can a judge put up a Bulldog where provincialism plays a role. When a good Bulldog, I stress a good Bulldog, for there is no perfect, appears in the ring, those suffering from kennel blindness are the first to slay him and then the stories are told and only fools believe them. Unknowingly these start a Bulldogphobia that wrecks the breed.

I am writing this letter by special request of the members of the Millennium Bulldog Club – if found guilty, these clubs practising this wrong must be sure to know they are busy sinking themselves. It is like a ship knowing she is sure to go down. If politicking of this kind does prevail, we might as well bid the Bulldog farewell. The members of my club must make absolutely sure, having the assurance that above matters mentioned will not be tolerated in the Millennium Bulldog Club. Such peoples must rest assured they will be exposed and they will have to face the consequences. This opinion comes from the Millennium Bulldog Club and from every true member who’s love lies with the breed.

Sincerely to you all who read this. Let us apply the motto: To thine own self be true and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. Let’s stop any Bulldogphobia when it comes to judging the breed and then we might have more people supporting the Bulldog. This letter is written on behalf of the Bulldog breed and members who have love for the breed.

I want to repeat Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s words from “Wreck of the Hesperus”:

      "Colder and louder blew the wind
       A gale from the north-east
       The snow fell hissing in the brine
       And the billows frothed like yeast"
 

The Millennium Bulldog Club and all its members.

 

Natal Coast Kennel Club Open Show
4th May 2014
Judge: Mr Arrne Foss (Norway)
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - CC, BOB, 3rd Best in Group
Mervander Battle Cry - Best Puppy
            Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - BOB & 3rd Best in Group Mervander Battle Cry - Best  Puppy & 4th Best Puppy in Group
Highway Kennel Club Championship Show
3rd May 2014
Judge: Mrs E Hogg (SA)
Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp) - CC
Mervander Merry Maiden - CC
Mervander Battle Cry - Best Puppy

 

Western Gauteng Kennel Club Championship Show
20th April 2014
Judge: Mr G Krishnan (Malaysia)
Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - BOB
Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp) - CC
Heavenly Delight Diva of Mervander - CC
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp Ireland)

 

SA  Kennel Association Championship Show
19th April 2014
Judge: Mrs Glenda Goller (Australia)
Ch. Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - BOB, 4th in Group
Ch. Mervander Stone Heart (Mike & Gill Spencer) - RBOB
Mervander Portia - CC
Mervander Battle Cry - Best Bulldog Puppy & Bulldog CC
Mervander Battle Cry - Best Bulldog Puppy & Bulldog CC

 

Port Elizabeth Weekend
Uitenhage Kennel Club Champiomship Show
4th April 2014
Judge: Ms Jackie Browning (SA)
Ch. Mervander Stone Heart (Mike & Gill Spencer) - BOB
 
Port Elizabeth Kennel Club Champiomship Show
5th April 2014
Judge: Ms Ruth Hanworth (SA)
Ch. Mervander Stone Heart (Mike & Gill Spencer) - BOB
Mervander Double Dividend (Mike & Gill Spencer) - CC
 
Walmer & Suburban Kennel Club Champiomship Show
6th April 2014
Judge: Mrs Ricky Gouws (SA)
Ch. Mervander Stone Heart - BOB
Mervander Double Dividend - CC, RBOB
Ch. Mervander Stone Heart - owned by Mike & Gill Spencer 

 

Junior Kennel Club Championship Show
30th March 2014
Judge: Mrs Marion Watson (Australia)
Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp) - CC, BOB
Mervander Battle Cry - Best Puppy
Mervander Battle Cry

 

Vereeniging & Districts Kennel Club Championship Show
29th March 2014
Judge: Mrs Toni Comerford (Australia)
Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp) - CC, BOB
Mervander Battle Cry - RCC, 2nd Best Puppy in Group
Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp Ireland) winning BOB

 

Witwatersrand Kennel Club Championship Show
23rd March 2014
Judge: Mrs Maureen Hanley (Australia)
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - CC, BOB
Heavenly Delight Diva of Mervander - CC
Mervander Battle Cry - Best Puppy
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp Ireland)

 

Transvaal Midlands Kennel Club Championship Show
22nd March 2014
Judge: Mrs Teena Sloan (Tasmania)
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp) - CC, BOB, 2nd in Group
Heavenly Delight Diva of Mervander - CC
Mervander Battle Cry - Best Puppy
Irish Legend winning 2nd in Utility Group

 

Northern Tshwane Kennel Club Open Show
9th February 2014
Judge: Mrs Riekie Erwee (SA)
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander - BOB, Best in Group
Irish Legend winning Utility Group

 

Eastern Districts Kennel Club Open Show
9th February 2014
Judge: Mrs Sue McDonald (SA)
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander - BOB, Reserve Best in Group

 

Roodepoort & Districts Kennel Club Open Show
12th January 2014
Judge: Mrs Brenda Degenhardt (SA)
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - BOB, Best in Group, 4th Best in Show
                   Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp) - Best Junior, 2nd Best Junior in Group.
Mervander Lady Hamilton - Best Puppy in Group, 3rd Best Puppy in Show
Great Rebel winning Best  in Group Lady Hamilton - Best Puppy in Group

 

Joelee Irish Legend Of Mervander (Imp. Ireland)

        A great thank you to Jim & Kirsty of Joelee Bulldogs          for letting us have Irish Legend

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Best in Show - Free State Bulldog Club Qualifying Show
Reserve Best Junior in Show - East London Kennel Club Championship Show
Best in Group - TKC Kennel Club Open Show
Reserve Best in Group - Junior Kennel Club of Gauteng Championship Show
Reserve Best in Group - Witwatersrand Kennel Club Championship Show
6x BOB's, 4x RBOB's, 11x CC's, 4x RCC's
Rated "Excellent" - Northern Tshwane FCI International Show
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imported Ireland)

 

SA Ladies Kennel Association Championship Show
10th November 2013
Judge: Mr Dave Hull (SA)
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - CC BOB, Best in Group
Mervander Portia - CC, RBOB
Mervander Lady Hamilton - Best Puppy
Great Rebel winning Utility Group

 

TKC Kennel Club Championship Show
9th November 2013
Judge: Mrs P de Coning (SA)
 Mervander Portia - CC, BOB
                  Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp) - CC, RBOB
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - Best Junior in Group
Mervander Lady Hamilton - Best Puppy
Great Rebel winning Best Junior in Utility Group

 

All-time top winning Bulldog in SA
           Ch. Mervander Thundering Home -                 KUSA National Dog 2000

 

Sasolburg Kennel Club Championship Show
5th Octoberber 2013
Judge: Ms Jackie Jackson (SA)
                   Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - CC, BOB, Best in Group, Best in Show
Ch Mervander Europia - RBOB
Heavenly Delight Diva of Mervander (Imp) - CC
Mervander Chiliboy - Best Puppy
Great Rebel winning Utility Group. Judge Ms Jackie Jackson Great Rebel winning Best in Show. Judge Mr Dave Hull

 

Grand Central Utility Club Open Show
31st September 2013
Judge: Mrs B Degenhardt
Ch. Mervander Europia- BOB, Best in Show.
Ch. Mervander Europia

 

Kimberley Kennel Club Championship Show
1st September 2013
Judge: Mr Andy Hsieh (Taiwan)
Ch Andiamo Of The Bulls Compagnie of Mervander (Imp) - BOB
                   Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp) - Best Junior in Group, Reserve Best Junior in Show
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander - CC
Mervander Portia - CC, RBOB
Mervander Cotton Blossom - Best Puppy
Bill Struth winning Best Junior in Group Bill Struth winning Reserve Best Junior in Show

 

Bloemfontein Kennel Club Championship Show
31st September 2013
Judge: Mr Peerapong Pisitwuttinan (Thailand)
Ch. Mervander Europia - BOB
Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp) - CC, RBOB, 2nd Best Junior in Group
Mervander Cotton Blossom - Best Puppy
Bill Struth winning 2nd Best Junior in Group

 

Free State Bulldog Club Qualifying Show
30th August 2013
Judge: Mrs C Diggins (SA)
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander - Best in Show
                  Ch Mervander Europia - Reserve Best in Show
Mervander Chili Boy - Best Puppy in Show
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp Ireland)

 

Northern Free State Kennel Club Championship Show
30th August 2013
Judge: Dr Annukka Paloheimo (Finland)
Ch. Mervander Europia - BOB, 3rd Best in Group
                   Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp) - CC, 2nd Best Junior in Group
Mervander Portia - CC
Mervander Cotton Blossom - Best Puppy, 4th Best Puppy in Group
Ch. Mervander Europia winning 3rd Best in Group Bill Struth winning 2nd Best Junior in Group

 

Roodepoort & Districts Kennel Club Championship Show
25th July 2013
Judge: Mr Bo Skalin (Sweden)
Ch. Mervander Europia - BOB, Best in Group, 4th Best in Show
                   Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp) - RCC, Best Junior in Group, 3rd Best Junior  in Show
Mervander Royal Pegasus - Best Puppy, 4th Best Puppy in Group
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp UK) - CC, RBOB
Mervander Moonstone - CC
Ch. Mervander Europia winning Best in Group Bill Struth winning Best Junior in Group

 

 

Goldfields Kennel Club Championship Show
24th August 2013
Judge: Mrs R Cabion (SA)
Ch Mervander Europia - Best of Breed
                  Mervander Cotton Blossom - Best Puppy
Heavenly Delight Diva of Mervander (Imp) - CC
Ch. Mervander Europia winning BOB

 

Millennium Bulldog Club Championship Show
10th August 2013
Judge: Mrs Lynne Brand
Ch Andiamo Of The Bulls Compagnie of Mervander (Imp) - Best in Show
Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp UK) - Best Junior in Show
                  Mervander Cotton Blossom - Best Puppy in Show, Best Opposite Sex
Ch Mervander Hidalgo - Best Veteran in Show
Ch. Andiamo winning Best in Show
Ch. Andiamo of the Bulls Compagnie of Mervander (Imp) arriving in SA, won Best in Show at the SA Ladies KA Open Show under Mr Joe Field (12-02-2012). He was also KUSA National Bulldog 2012.
Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander winning Best Junior in Show Ch. Mervander Hidalgo winning Best Veteran in Show
Mervander Cotton Blossom winning Best Puppy in Show

 

Northern Natal Kennel Club Championship Show
4th August 2013
Judge: Mr Martin Croeser (SA)
Ch. Mervander Europia - BOB, 4th in Utility Group
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - CC, RBOB, Best Junior in Group
                   Mervander Royal Pegasus - 3rd Best Puppy in Group
Great Rebel winning Best Junior in Group

 

Zululand Kennel Club Open Show
3rd August 2013
Judge: Mr Gerhard Robinson (SA)
Ch. Mervander Europia - BOB, 3rd in Utility Group
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - CC, Best Junior
Mervander Cotton Blossom - Best Puppy
Ch. Mervander Europia

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal Junior Kennel Club Open Show
2nd August 2013
Judge: Mr Hans van den Berg (Netherlands)
Mervander Moonstone - CC, BOB, Reserve Best Junior in Group
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - CC, RBOB
Mervander Royal Pegasus - Reserve Best Puppy in Group
Mervander Moonstone winning Reserve Best Junior in Group

 

Transvaal Kennel Club Open Show
28th July 2013
Judge: Nickie Redtenbacher
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - BOB, Reserve Best in Group
Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp UK) - Best Junior in Show
Mervander Royal Pegasus - Best Puppy in Group
Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp UK)

 

Eastern Disticts Kennel Club Championship Show
13th July 2013
Judge: Mrs Dianne Wright (Australia)
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp UK) - 2 point Challenge Certificate, BOB
Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp UK) - Best Puppy, 2nd Best Puppy in Group
Jaber Portia of Mervander - Challenge Certificate
Mervander Montiverdi - Best SA Bred Bulldog
Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp UK)

 

Durban & Districts Kennel Club Championship Show
6th July 2013
Judge: Mr Keith Smith
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - CC, BOB, Reserve Best in Group, Reserve Best Junior in Show
                   Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp) - RCC, Reserve Best Puppy in Group
Heavenly Delight Diva of Mervander (Imp) - CC
Great Rebel winning Best Junior in Group Great Rebel winning Reserve Best Junior in Show

 

Natal Utility Breeds Club Championship Show
5th July 2013
Judge: Mr Rod Jarmin
Ch. Mervander Europia - BOB, Best in Show
                   Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp) - CC, RBOB, Best Puppy in Show
Heavenly Delight Diva of Mervander (Imp) - Best Graduate in Show
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - Reserve Best Junior in Show
Ch. Mervander Europia winning Best in Show Bill Struth winning Best Puppy in Show
Heavenly Delight winning Best Graduate in Show Great Rebel winning Reserve Best Junior in Show

 

Goldfields Kennel Club Open Show
30th June 2013
Judge: Mrs M. McClusky
Joelee Heavenly Delight of Mervander - BOB
                   Mervander Royal Pegasus - Best Puppy in Group, Best Puppy in Show.
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - Reserve Best Junior in Group
Royal Pegasus winning Best Puppy in Group Judge Mrs Jenny Hubard Heavenly Delight winning BOB

 

 

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George Kennel Club Championship Show
16th June 2013
Judge: Mrs BM Simpson (SA)
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp UK) - CC
Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp UK) - RCC, Best Puppy, 2nd Best Puppy in Group
Jaber Portia of Mervander - CC
Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp UK)

 

Outeniqua Kennel Club Championship Show
15th June 2013
Judge: Mr M. Vorster (SA)
Mervander Europia - BOB, Reserve Best in Group
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp UK) - CC, RBOB
       Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp UK) - RCC, Best Puppy, 3rd Best Puppy in Group
Heavenly Delight Diva of Mervander (Imp UK) - CC
Ch. Mervander Europia winning Reserve Best in Group

 

Vereeniging & Districts Kennel Club Open Show
9th June 2013
                    Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - BOB, Best in Group and Junior Group,                                       Best Junior in Show, Best in Show.
Mervander Royal Pegasus - Best Puppy, Reserve Best Puppy in Group
         Great Rebel winning Best in Group              Judge Mrs Liz Ballington Great Rebel winning Best Junior in Show Judge: Mrs Colleen Patience
Great Rebel winning Best in Show.      Judge: Mrs Jean Peden

 

KUSA Nationals 2013
2nd June 2013
Judge: Mr William Rodriquez (Costa Rica)
Int. Ch. Mervander I'm The Duke - KUSA National Bulldog
Mervander Europia - KUSA National Bulldog Puppy
The Duke & Europia - Father & Son
           KUSA National Bulldog 2013 -            Ch. Mervander I'm The Duke          KUSA National Bulldog Puppy 2013 -           Mervander Europia

 

KUSA Championship Show
1st June 2013
Judge: Mrs Anna Brankovic (Serbia)
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - CC, BOB, 3rd in Group
Mervander Sweet Nellie - CC, Reserve BOB
Mervander Misty Moon - Reserve Best SA Bred in Group
Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp UK) - Best Puppy, Reserve Best Puppy in Group
Bill Struth winning Reserve Best Puppy in Group Misty Moon winning Reserve Best SA Bred in Group
Great Rebel winning 3rd Best in Group 2

 

FCI International (Africa) Show
31st May 2013
Judge: Mrs Monique van Brempt (Belgium)
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - Excellent, CACIB, BOB, 3rd Best in Group, 3rd Best Junior in Group
Mervander Europia - Excellent
Mervander Misty Moon - Excellent, CACIB
Mervander Cotton Blossom - Best Puppy, 3rd Best Puppy in Group
Great Rebel competing in Group Great Rebel winning 3rd Best in Group 2

 

Port Rex Kennel Club Championship Show
26th May 2013
Judge: Mrs L. Megginson (SA)
Mervander Europia - CC, BOB, 4th in Utility Group
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp UK) - 3rd Best Junior in Group
       Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp UK) - Best Puppy, 4th Best Puppy in Group
Jaber Portia of Mervander - CC
Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp)

 

East London Kennel Club Championship Show
25th May 2013
Judge: Mr M. Simpson (SA)
Mervander Europia - CC, BOB
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander - RCC, Best Junior in Group, Reserve Best Junior in Show
       Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander - Best Puppy, 3rd Best Puppy in Group
Mervander Portia- CC
Irish Legend winning Best Junior in Group Mervander Portia

 

Western Gauteng Kennel Club Championship Show
19th May 2013
Judge: Mr C Saevitch (Argentina)
Mervander Europia - CC, BOB
       Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander - RCC, 3rd Best Puppy in Group
Mervander Portia- CC, Best Junior, 2nd Best Junior in Group
Mervander Europia winning BOB Mervander Portia winning Reserve Best Junior in Group

 

Utility Breeds Club of Gauteng Championship Show
18th May 2013
Judge: Mr JS Watson (Cyprus)
       Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - Best Puppy in Show
Mervander Sweet Nellie - CC
Great Rebel winning Best Puppy in Show

 

Northern Tshwane Kennel Club Championship Show
18th May 2013
Judge: Mrs Gael Morison
       Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - CC, BOB, 3rd Best in Utility Group,           Best Puppy in Group
Mervander Sweet Nellie - CC
Great Rebel winning Best Puppy in Group

 

FCI International Show (Northern Tshwane Kennel Club)
17th May 2013
Judge: Mrs Belinda-Rorke-Tarr (SA)
Mervander Europia - Excellent, CACIB, BOB
Ch. Mervander Moon Dazzle - Excellent, CACIB, RBOB
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp UK) - Excellent
Mervander Europia Ch. Mervander Moon Dazzle

 

SA Bulldog Club Championship Show
11th May 2013
Judge: Mrs Ina Wride (SA)
Mervander Europia - CC, Best in Show
Joelee Bill Struth of Mervander (Imp UK) - Best Puppy in Show
Mervander Europia winning CC Bill Struth winning Best Puppy in Show
Mervander Europia winning Best in Show

 

Natal Coast Kennel Club Championship Show
5th May 2013
Judge: Mr Geoff Corish (UK) - Crufts Utility & BIS Judge
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - CC, BOB, Best Puppy, Best Puppy in Group, Best Utility Dog, Reserve Best Puppy in Show
Mervander Misty Moon - CC, RBOB
Great Rebel winning Best Puppy in Group under Crufts Utility & BIS judge Geoff Corish (UK) Mervander Misty Moon winning CC and RBOB
Great Rebel winning Best Utility Dog under Crufts Utility & BIS judge Geoff Corish (UK)
Great Rebel winning Reserve Best Puppy in Show under Mr Tomaz Borkowski (Poland)

 

Highway Kennel Club Championship Show
4th May 2013
Judge: Mr Tomaz Borkowski (Poland)
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander - CC, BOB
Mervander Sweet Nellie - CC, RBOB
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - RCC, Best Puppy
Irish Legend winning Best of Breed Great Rebel winning Best Puppy

 

The following message was received from the Committee and Chairman of the Millennium Bulldog Club
 

A deed speaks louder than an opinion.

 The Committee and chairman of the Millennium Bulldog Club, a Bulldog specialist club, want to congratulate the Mervander Bulldog kennel for its 60 glorious years of involvement in breeding and showing of the Bulldog. Up to date this kennel has not only produced the most Bulldog champions in South Africa but also the cherry on the cake for the Bulldog breed, the only KUSA National Dog of the Year – not only under local specialist judges but also under international specialist judges. Well done Mervander – you have not expressed an opinion, you have produced the fruits of a kennel worthy of its name.

 

 

 Question to Bulldog lovers

If you have a choice, would you rather show under an honest all-breeds judge or under a corrupt specialist suffering from  kennel blindness?

Look out for my article in the next edition of BULLeNews.

 

 

Port Elizabeth Kennel Club Championship Show
7th April 2013
Judge: Mrs A Ventress (SA)
Mervander Europia - CC, BOB, 3rd in Group, Reserve Best Junior in Show
Mervander Sweet Nellie - CC
Mervander Europia winning Reserve Best Junior in Show. Mr G Jeavons (Canada)

 

Walmer & Suburban Kennel Club Championship Show
6th April 2013
Judge: Mrs C. Jarmin (SA)
Mervander Europia - CC, BOB, Reserve in Utility Group, Best Junior in Show
Mervander Lady Like- CC
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - Best Puppy, Reserve Best Puppy in Group
Mervander Europia winning Best Junior in Group Mervander Europia winning Reserve Best Junior in Show. Mr Dave Hull (SA)

 

Uitenhage Kennel Club Championship Show
5th April 2013
Judge: Mr G Jeavons (Canada)
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp Ireland) - CC, BOB
Mervander Europia - RCC, RBOB, Best Junior in Group, Reserve Best Junior in Show
Mervander Sweet Nellie - CC
Mervander Europia winning Best Junior in Group Mervander Europia winning Best Junior in Show. Mrs H Assenmacher (Germany)

 

Witwatersrand Kennel Club Championship Show
31st March 2013
Judge: Mrs J Peak (UK)
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp Ireland) - CC, BOB, 2nd in Utility Group
Joelee Heavenly Delight of Mervander - CC, Reserve BOB
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - Best Puppy, Best Puppy in Group
Irish Legend winning Reserve Best in Utility Group Great Rebel winning Best Puppy in Group
Transvaal Midlands Kennel Club Championship Show
30th March 2013
Judge: Mrs N Hammond-Robertson (Australia)
Mervander Europia - CC, BOB, 4th Best Junior in Group
Mervander Misty Moon - CC, Reserve BOB
Giba Great Rebel Mervander - Best Puppy
Pretoria Kennel Club Championship Show
29th March 2013
Judge: Mr Tony Syme (Australia)
Mervander Europia - Best Junior, Reserve Best Junior in Utility Group
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander - CC, BOB
Mervander Misty Moon - CC
Giba Great Rebel Mervander - Best Puppy

 

Junior Kennel Club of Gauteng Championship Show
24th March 2013
Judge: Mr Ken Hammond (Australia)
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp Ireland) - CC, BOB, 2nd in Utility Group
Mervander Europia - Best Junior, 4th Best Junior in Group
Mervander Sweet Nellie - CC
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - Best Puppy, Best Puppy in Group
Irish Legend winning Reserve Best in Utility Group Giba Great Rebel of Mervander winning Best Puppy in Group

 

Vereeniging & Districts Kennel Club Championship Show
23rd March 2013
Judge: Mr Tom Touzel (Canada)
Mervander Europia - CC, BOB, Best Junior in Utility Group
Mervander Sweet Nellie - CC
Giba Great Rebel Mervander - Best Puppy, Reserve Best Puppy in Group
Mervander Europia winning Best Junior in Group

 

Mervander is very privileged to have 4 imported dogs and 4 imported bitches in our kennel. During 2012 Mervander made up 10 champions in one year. We are proud to have the top winning Bulldogs in our kennel. Thanks to Sue Garside (Iceglint), Pat Dellar (Merriveen) and Jim and Kirsty McGreevy of Ireland. The latest edition to Mervander Kennel is a son of International Champion Babbys Wanna Be Starting Somethin' of Surf City and a grandson of Ch. Valleybull Silver Sailor at Merriveen.

In 2000, Ch. Mervander Thundering Home, son of Ch. Mervander Our Buster, won the KUSA National Dog of the Year – the first and only time a Bulldog managed to win this prestigious event.

We also bred our Int. Ch. Mervander Hidalgo and lately our new Int. Ch. Mervander I’m The Duke, son of Ch. Iceglint I’m Harry – both dogs currently in our kennel.

Mervander has proved one thing - that it is the true love for the true Bulldog.      Mervander keeps on walking and has never been stronger.

All the honour and glory ever achieved by Mervander, we lay at the feet of our Saviour and Helper, Jesus Christ, Son of God.

 

TKC Kennel Club Open Show
3rd March 2013
Judge: Mrs Colleen Patience (SA)
Joelee Irish Legend of Mervander (Imp Ire) - BOB, Best in Utility Group
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander  - Best Puppy in Show
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander winning Best Puppy in Group Irish Legend winning Best in Group
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander  winning Best Puppy in Show. Judge: Mark Anderson (SA)

 

SA Ladies Kennel Association Open Show
17th February 2013
Judge: Mr Rob Forsythe (SA)
Mervander Europia - BOB, Best in Utility Group, Reserve Best Junior in Show
Mervander Raging Storm - Best Puppy in Show
Mervander Europia winning Reserve Best Junior in Show Mervander Raging Storm  Best Puppy

 

Eastern Districts Kennel Club Open Show
10th February 2013
Judge: Mr Anton van Staden (SA)
Ch. Mervander I'm The Duke - BOB
Mervander Europia - Best Junior in Utility Group
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander- Reserve Best Puppy in Show
Mervander Europia winning Best Junior in Group  Giba Great Rebel  of Mervander winning Reserve Best Puppy in Show under Roy Clark

 

Northern Tshwane Kennel Club Open Show
10th February 2013
Judge: Ms Nikki Redtenbacher (SA)
Ch. Mervander I'm The Duke - BOB
Giba Great Rebel Mervander - Best Puppy in Group
Mervander Great Rebel  winning Best Puppy in Group

 

Goldfields Kennel Club Open Show
2nd February 2013
Judge: Mrs Jackie Rattner (SA)
Mervander Europia - BOB, 2nd in Utility Group, Best Junior in Show
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - Reserve Best Puppy in Group
Mervander Europia winning Best Junior in Show Mervander Great Rebel  winning 2nd Best Puppy in Group

 

Grand Central Utlity Breeds Club Open Show
27th January 2013
Judge: Ms Jackie Mackenzie (SA)
Mervander Europia - BOB, Reserve Best in Show
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - Best Puppy, Reserve Best Puppy in Show
Mervander Europia winning Reserve BIS

 

Roodepoort & Districts KC Open Show
13th January 2013
Judge: Mr Owen Eberhardt (SA)
Giba Great Rebel of Mervander - Best Puppy, BOB, 2nd Best Puppy in Utility Group
Great Rebel winning 2nd Best Puppy in Utility Group

 

Supa 7s Puppy Contest
26 January 2013
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Mervander Europia is the only Bulldog that qualified for the prestigious Royal Canin - EDKC Supa 7s Puppy Spectacular.
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Entry to the Supa 7s is by invitation only to winners of all-breed championship show Best Puppy in Show awards during 2012.
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All honour and glory to the Holy Spirit, Creator of all things and also this puppy.
 Mervander Europia

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