Tacara's "Fatale"

Tacara's "Rogue"










Linda Newsome has been actively involved with Belgian Tervuren for almost 30 years. Her introduction to Tervuren  began in 1972 when she researched the breed. This culminated  in a Frostfire pup in 1973. The first five Tervuren Linda raised (Tasha, Gandalf, Ray, Leah, Ssken) were all Dog World Award Winners and High in Trial Dogs as well as having at least one Gaines Placement each. They have a combined total of ten Gaines placements. Linda has put 16 obedience titles on dogs other than her own with each earning at least one class placement.


Linda's eclectic training experience includes: working with police  departments, guard dog training schools, schutzhund, sledding, herding, therapy dogs, trick training, movie training, and tracking. For the past ten years Linda has focused primarily on professional obedience and conformation training, conditioning and exhibition. Linda has operated conformation and obedience training schools in six cities. She has given conformation, obedience and puppy seminars for dog owners around the country.


Linda has been to every "National Specialty" since 1976 except one  due to college finals. Currently she is working on her judging license for the Belgian breeds. Eventually she plans to include the herding  and working groups. She was honored to judge the puppy and  veteran sweepstakes at the 1992 National Specialty in Pennsylvania.


Linda's college education was at Michigan State University where she earned a degree in Veterinary Technology and a Bachelors in Science and Social Studies. She has worked in and managed numerous veterinary clinics.

After ten years of studying temperment, structure, movement, health issues, and genetics Linda then bred her first litter under the "Tacara" prefix in 1982. Linda has trained, bred, or Tacara males have sired  "26" National Specialty Select winners as well as "22" Gaines Obedience placers.

Tervuren related reasons have taken Linda to Europe several times. In 1985 Linda made Tervuren history with Judy Specht (Seafield). Linda and Judy took four American bitches back to their European roots in Belgium and France to be bred. Linda has imported dogs from Belgium and France.

Linda is looking forward to developing new friendships and the sharing of ideas and goals that promote a healthy and sound future for the breed.

Dr. David Newsome DVM
B.S. Animal Sciences Cook College of Rutgers University
M.S. Mammalian Physiology at Rutgers University
D.V.M. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University
Live Radio Talk Show Host "Pet Talk" aired weekly on Clear Channel Radio Network, KTOK 1000am
Small Animal Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practitioner
Published Peer Reviewed Articles
Member OVMA
Member AVMA
OVMA Veterinary Technician Advisory Board Member
Chairman of Oklahoma Veterinary Medicine Public Education Committee

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