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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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