10 Champion Clayfield's Mon Ami, CACIB
The 1970's belonged to 10 Champion Clayfield's
Mon Ami, OFA#GS-5117 H&E.
Ch. Mon Ami decisively cut a World Record destined
for the Guinness Book of World Records.
Mon Ami was inducted into the Guinness Book
in 1986 after winning "10 Championships and
Multiple Best in Shows on 4 Continents" to be the
Greatest Winning International Dog in the World.
Her Championships occurred in this time
~ American and
~ Bermudian, Colombian, and Venezuelan
~ South African and Dominican Republic
~ FCI International
10 Champion Mon Ami was the:
American dog ever to win the Portugese and South
dog to become the World's only Quadruple
C.A.C.I.B. by the age of 36 months.
American owned dog ever to win Best in Show in Spain
Winner's Bitch at the coveted annual Madrid, Spain
newspaper account of 10 Ch. Mon Ami in South Africa
called her "America's secret weapon". Her
efforts and deeds are permanently recorded in 25
languages of the top selling copyright book in
publishing history, the Guinness Book of World
Records, (currently 220 editions with global sales
to more than 51 million).
At all International shows, with the
exception of one, 10 Ch. Mon Ami was owner handled
by Neal Leas. She
flew in excess of 100,000 air miles to meet
Continent 10 Champion Mon Ami is a full page feature
in the superb 1990
The Total German Shepherd Dog (page 90) by Mr.
Fred L. Lanting, international judge, breeder,
author and lecturer.
Ch. Mon Ami, also, appears in the color photo
on the outside back cover with the premier judge of
Holland, Mr. T. Van Dijk, as she was going Best In
Show over 1,000 dogs in Johannesburg, South Africa.
On Nov. 17, 1988 a "Special Achievement Award"
was presented by the German Shepherd Dog Club of
America at the national specialty in Houston, Texas
to 10 Ch. Mon Ami and Neal D. Leas, as her handler,
for their unprecedented 4 Continent Championships.
V-1 World 21 Champion Luna
Zum Ida-See, SchH-I
Luna, the newest star, imported from Germany in
1999, has already made her mark.
V-1 World, 21 Champion Luna finished her
F.C.I. International and Mexican Championships in
Jan. 2001 by winning 4 consecutive C.A.C.I.B.'s.
Luna holds 19 U.C.I. Championships as well as
winning the World Cup in Gold and the Super World
Cup in Platinum.
Her World V-1 rating was accomplished at the
World Dog Show in Porto, Portugal in June, 2001
under SV judge M. Martin, while shown by Holly Anne
F.C.I. International V-1 2X World Champion, 10 Ch.
Fanta v Haus Schmittman, SchH-II
In 1984 Neal again traveled to
Germany and acquired a new female that would become F.C.I. International V-1 2X
World Champion, 10 Champion Fanta von Haus Schmittman, SchH-II, FH,
OFA#GS-14423-T, H&E. Ch. Fanta's 10 championships included the
2X World Champion
3X Landesgruppen Siegerin
Championship of the
International Working Championship
Ch. Fanta also became a wonderful asset
into the gene pool of Lutzhaus progeny. 10 Ch. Fanta was a cover dog of the
Shutzhund USA magazine in
1987, shown winning the World Championship in Mexico City in 1984 under the
excellent and distinguished Portuguese judge, Carla
F.C.I. Champion Winde vom alten Schlossturm, SchH-I,
The 1980's were dominated by our new
German imports. Neal chose Winde in 1980 and she became a Brazilian, Brasilia
and F.C.I. International Champion. Neal and Sharon trained Winde for TD and TDX
tracking, and she achieved her American T.D. degree. Thus, Triple Champion
Winde vom alten Schlossturm, SchH-I, T.D., OFA#GS-10076-T, H&E Excellent
became the foundation, in combination with the American bloodlines, to produce
many generations of Lutzhaus puppies including our incomparable
international conformation and obedience titled - 7 Champion
Lutzhaus Gretchen, U.D.
Vice Obedience U.S. Grand Victrix,
7 Champion Lutzhaus Gretchen, U.D. - F.C.I.
International Chilean &
Mexican CD, Guatemalan CDX,
Central and South American Obedience
OFA#GS-24408 H & E normal
late 1980's and early 1990's were dominated by
the newest stars - namely Lutzhaus Gretchen, and
our young teenage daughter, Holly Anne Leas.
Gretchen was born on Aug. 20,1987 and was sired by
the great 3X V-A Valk vom Michelstadter Rathaus x
Genie, a Triple Ch. Winde daughter.
Gretchen is still the impressive obedience
ikon at 14 yrs of age, albeit
as Sharon's housedog. Gretchen was handled
exclusively in both conformation and all levels of
obedience competition by Holly; with Neal, the
expert trainer, training Holly. Holly and Gretchen were absolutely "the dream team"
and together they accomplished the following
CD degree ~ Sept. 8, 9, & 10, 1989.
with scores of 195, 195.5, and 196; thus
coveted "Dog World Obedience Achievement Award", with Holly only
13 yrs. of age and Gretchen only 2 yrs.
High in Trial on 2 continents ~
within 36 days; 14,000 miles apart withscores
of 196.5 - 199 points plus the South American
Obedience Championship and the C.A.C.S.A.B. point;
also the Chilean C.D. degree.
CDX degree ~ Sept. 7, 9, & 10, 1990.
Title won in consecutive shows.
UD degree ~ Sept.
21, 22, & 29, 1991.
Title won in consecutive shows.
1990, & 1991 ~
Junior Achievement Award Winner
of German Shepherd Dog Club of America.
High in Trial in Central America ~
in 1991, acquiring the Central American Obedience
Championship, winning the Groups, 2 additional
conformation Championships and the C.A.C.C.A.B.
international records and 2 world records ~
by age 15 for Holly and age 4 for Gretchen
- having won conformation and obedience titles
under F.C.I. International
judges from 7 countries and 3 continents.
world's youngest titled UD handler at age 15.
*Conformation Championships include F.C.I.
International, Costa Rican, 4X Grand, Chilean, and
2 Obedience Championships were Central and South America; and 2X Vice Obedience U.S. Grand Victrix.
Ch. Lutzhaus Chips, C.A.C.I.B.
In 1964 the wonderful Tonka was bred to 2X
Select, Canadian Grand Victor, American and Canadian
Champion Ulk Wikingerblut, SchH III, ROM, CACIB
owned by Ralph and Mary Roberts of Covina Knolls
Kennels. This breeding produced Lutzhaus Kork,C.D.
(7 Amer. Pts) and his brother
Canadian-Mexican-Bermuda Ch. Lutzhaus Chips,
C.A.C.I.B. (13 Amer. Pts/1 major)
Tonka vom Richterbach, CD,CACIB
Tonka, C.D., C.A.C.I.B. was Neal's pride and joy.
Neal owned both Tonka's sire, Koin-11pts(2
majors), and dam,Rega-3pts. Neal whelped and
selected Tonka; raised, trained, and conditioned
her; and was her exclusive handler to all 5 titles,
multiple Group winner, 3 Championships, C.D. and
C.A.C.I.B., winning at both specialties and all
breed shows. Her
wins were in 1963-C.D.,
1964-American Champion, 1965-Canadian
Champion, 1966-Mexican Champion and C.A.C.I.B.