Photo by David Dalton (1994)
Welcome to the Home Page of the Tanje Belgian Shepherd Dogs.
"Tanje" is the affix of mother and daughter, Jenny and Janet Biddlecombe. We are a small family kennel who have specialised in Groenendael since 1972 and we concentrate on breeding quality rather than quantity. Our aim is to breed beautiful healthy Belgian Shepherd Dogs of the correct continental type combined with happy sociable characters that fit into a normal family environment.
The Groenendael is just one of four varieties of Belgian Shepherd Dog - the others being the Tervueren, Malinois and Laekenois. All varieties are very sociable dogs making them excellent companions who definitely prefer living in a home environment. They are extremely intelligent dogs making them easy to train, however, they require a gentle but firm approach to training as they are a sensitive breed and are not generally suited to the first time dog owner. They are a medium sized dog, males being 24-26" and females 22-24" and their overall appearance should portray that of an elegant dog. Once you've owned a Belgian Shepherd Dog you rarely search for another breed and seldom stop at owning just one!
Want to know more about our dogs - please feel free to browse through our pages which are devoted to dogs either bred or owned by us. Do visit again as we plan to update these pages on a regular basis.
68 Lilac Crescent, Burnopfield, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE16 6QF
Tel: +44 (0)1207 271642
These pages have been created and designed by Janet Biddlecombe with the aid of Microsoft FrontPage. All pages on this site are copyright 2005 so please ask first if you wish to use any material.