Ringers Trophy for Supreme Breeder of the Year
Pretoria Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club
At presently Eurika van Heerden is the owners of the Eukleia affix, which is registered with KUSA since 2006. I have membership with KUSA since 2004 (Membership No: 172672). My late husband Pieter van Heerden was part of the affix until his death on 09 September 2011. We didn’t have any human children, but over the years many Stafford children.
Pieter and myself both have been animal lovers all our lives. We both studied Zoology at RAU. Pieter became an Ecologist with North West Parks and Tourism Board and worked for them until his death. I became a lecturer in Biology at University of Limpopo (Medunsa) after completion of by PhD in Zoology. I worked there for 17 years and then joined Necsa as an Environmental Scientist.
Pieter bought me my first Stafford in 1988. Sasha was very loving and she guarded me wherever I went. She also travelled with me from Hartbeespoort to Johannesburg while I was still working and studying at RAU. She then will stay with her “granny” during the day and then travel back with me in the evenings. She sadly passed away in 2001. In 2002 we got Ch (SA) Audentia Lady Dominique of Riefra (Nicky) as a retired brood female from Riette Steyn and bought a male puppy “Thorax Mountain Thyme” (Rocky) from Mr. PSJ Pretorius. Our show career started with North West Staffordshire Bull Terrier Open show were we started to show Rocky as a puppy and Nicky as a veteran. Since then we continue showing and breeding staffords. Being a scientist, I put a lot of effort in breeding good quality staffords by carefully selecting the correct stud dogs for my litters.
All my dogs form an integral part of our family. They live with me in the house and share a bed with me in the evenings. I exercise all my staffords almost daily by taking them for a walk early in mornings before work. They also go with me on holidays to the coast. There we enjoy playing on the beach early in the mornings.
My Stafford family:
Ch (SA) Audentia Lady Dominique of Riefra - “Nicky” (28-03-1996 - 20-07-2009)
Thorax Mountain Thyme – “Rocky” – (26-06-2002 – 21-03-2011)
Ch (SA) Raminartus Lady Nushka of Eukleia - “Nushka” – (02-09-2005- )
Seastaff Top Gun of Eukleia (Imp UK) – “Duke” – (08-11-2009 - )
Ch (SA) Eukleia Syncerus Carissa – “Carissa” – (13-05-2010 – 05-04-2012)
Eukleia Aurora Star – “Astra” – (03-01-20-2011 -)
Eukleia Akua Masha – “Masha” – (28-03-2012 - )
Syncerus – 2008
Bushka – 2008
Unkumi - 2010
Aurora - 2011
Eclipse – 2011
Akua - 2012