Ter Waele is the name of our home, built in 1959 in the area of the Hague near the North sea cost, and we still live in our family home.
During the 1960‘s the name Ter Waele was chosen by my parents as the stable name for their horsebreeding program.
Our family have been breeding horses for three generations, my grandfather, a successful tulipbreeder, began breeding his Gelder horses which were used for working the land. Between 1960 and 1980 we bred New Forest ponies, and then came the Arabians. With both breeds we competed in shows and trials, Dressage, Showjumping, Confirmation and Endurance.
Our goal has always been horse which can do well under saddle, but also capable of performing very well in the showring. Our pure-bred Arabians are mostly Crabbet and Old English bloodlines, to which we have combined modern stallions from proven backgrounds.
For several years we have also promoted our Holsteiner mare, from the famous bloodline / STAMM 18 B 1. We hope she will give us a great start; her first offspring already showing great promise. All our horses are health tested and x-rayed clear before we will consider using them in our breeding programm. The Arabians are also SCID and CA (Cerebellar Abiotrophy) clear.
Rottweilers have been a part of our family since 1954. Since childhood, I have been busy with dogs and dogssport in many capacities.
I bought my very own first Rottweiler at the age of 12, from the world famous kennel “Van het Brabantpark”, owned by Mrs. A. Huijskens. I had the great privilege of being mentored by Mrs. Huijskens and some very famous German breeders and judges, generously willing to share their knowledge and to teach me.
In November 1984, our Kennel Name “Ter Waele “ was registered with the Dutch Kennel Club (Raad van Beheer op Kynologisch Gebied in Nederland). In 1985 is the first litter of “Ter Waele” rottweilers was born - 25 years later, I still love training and competing with my own dogs! Since 1992, I have been a member of the board of the Dutch Rottweiler Club, as second Secretary. "Ter Waele" Rottweilers is a small and select kennel. In my breeding program, my first rule is that the dogs must be built correctly, with strong movement, proper character and the willingness to work.
A balance of Type, Confirmation, Character and Soundness. All dogs used in our breeding program have hip & elbow clearance by the official committee of the Netherlands approved by the Dutch Kennel Club. Since 2004, all Ter Waele dogs are also DNA Certified by AKC (American Kennel Club) by MMI Genomics (MMIG).
Breeding is something we see as a life-time process, always thinking generations ahead, realizing that while "perfection" is the absolute goal, the process of pursing it will always produce the very best!
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