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Soleil du Murier de Sordeille
Soleil 8 weeks old

LOF: 100789  DOB: May 7, 2001
AKC: DL899006/01  Tatouage: 2AXJ568
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: Soleil's Family

And you can see Soleil's pedigree here: Soleil's Pedigree

More information on Soleil

Conformation Titles Achieved:
Rarities American/Canadian/International/Grand Champion titles.
ARBA Champion title.
French Cotation 4 (Recommandée).

Health Testing:
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.

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