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The definitive history on the foundation of the Breed.

Author: Jean-Marie Van Bustele.
Translator/publisher: V.Brideau


WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB (USA)

Please click the links for each year for indepth results and photos.

The lst year that the Brussels Griffon competed at Westminster Group competition was 1902.

The Group competition has been held since 1924.

Group Winners:

2009 Ch Cilleine Masquerade*   Breeder: Denise Barney Owners: A & H Jahelka and M & E Gregory (UK import)
1986 Ch Berryhill Gandalf     Breeder: Bruce Owen   Owners: Mrs A.R Howard Jr & Cindy Reed   (Canadian import)
1952 Ch All Celia's Beau Brummel    Breeder/Owner:  Iris de la Torre Bueno
1940 Ch Burlingame Hellzapoppin    Breeder/Owner:  Rosalind Layte
1925 Ch Sunny Mede Petite Poilu     Breeder: Miss E.M. Croucher    Owner:  Mrs William H Goff  (UK import)

 

(First Smooth to win a Group 1st placement)

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Group placements:

5 - GRP 1ST THE LATEST (2009) MBIS MBISS CH. CILLEINE MASQUERADE
8 - GRP 2 - THE LASTEST (2008) MBIS|MBISS CILLEINE MASQUERADE
7 - GRP 3
11 - GRP 4 LASTEST (2007) MBIS CH. KNOLLAND MISS SUZY

 

STORY OF THE FIRST BRUSSELS GRIFFON TO WIN THE TOY GROUP

In 1877, in New York City a group of gentlemen organized the First Annual New York Bench Show of Dogs - later known as Westminster - with an entry of 1201.

It began with BIS judging being the only prize awarded with group competition ushered onto the stage in 1924.

The Brussels Griffon was early on the scene being found in competition by 1902. In 1925, one year after group judging was instituted, Sunny Mede Petite Poilu, a small red rough, imported from the UK and owned by Mrs. William H. Goff won the Toy Group. Bred by Miss E. M. Croucher, he was whelped on December 29, 1922; sired by Poilu of Sunny Mede and out of Bonfire of Rippington. These lovely dogs were descendents of the famous Copthorne line of Mrs. Handley Spicer.

This photo is of the lad on the bench at Westminster being shown, it is believed, shortly after he'd been imported. The caption reads: "This tiny Brussels Griffon never fully understood the excitement of the big show. In the final judging, he stood quaking with fear. Only when he was led out to walk, did the little fellow regain his composure." excerpted from the American Kennel Gazette, February 1925.*

An accompanying article goes on to describe Petit Poilu's experience in the ring.

"While the Garden's walls still rocked with the noise (...shouts and cries, in waving hats and clapping hands), these four lone dogs were mounted on a judging block, in the center of the ring. To the left was War Bride, then came Petit Poilu, next Ilisa, and then Governor Moscow. Man never saw a finer string - fine as men count dogs, noble as men count men!

Poor little Petit Poilu stood quaking with fear. His eyes almost popped out of their sockets as he gazed at the crowd, the lights, and - worst of all - those monstrous creatures to his right and left. Fear dominated his entire being. Petit Poilu wanted to show to his best advantage, but how could he concentrate on form with all of the distracting influences? Finally, the little Brussels Griffon sank to his haunches, his hind legs no longer able to support his tiny weight."*

It would be 15 years before the Breed took the Toy Group at the Garden again.

 


 

Four Griffons have taken the Group - 1924, 1940, 1952, and 1986, 2010

GRP 1st, 4 / GRP 2nd, 7 / GRP 3rd, 7 / GRP 4th, 11

All Winners have been Rough Coats except 2 listed below.  All are RED.

1955 All-Celia's Lustre - Red Smooth Bitch

2010 MBIS MBISS Ch. Cilleine's Masquerade - Red Smooth Male

 


 

GROUP WINNERS

1924 Sunny Mede Petit Poilu was the first. An English import, bred by Miss E. M. Croucher, and owned by Mrs. William H. Goff, MA, USA. Lines: Sunny Mede x Copthorne. (Click on the History link on the Menu for his profile)

1940 Ch. Burlingame Hellzapoppin was bred/owned by Rosalind Layte, NJ, USA. Lines: Burlingame.

1952 Ch. All-Celia's Beau Brummel was bred/owned by Iris de la Torre Bueno, NY, USA. Lines: All-Celia.

1986 BIS Can. Am. Ch Berryhill Gandalf was bred by Bruce Owen, ON, Canada and owned by Mrs A.R Howard Jr & Cindy Reed. Lines: Fuzzypeg x Berryhill.

2010 MBIS MBISS Ch. Cilleine's Masquerade was bred by  Denise Barney, UK and owned by Anne & Harlowe Jahelka and Mamie & Evalyn Gregory    Lines:  Cilleine x Donlor

 


 

BREED WINNERS

2012 - 2000

 

2012 Ch. Ch Cashnross' First Griff Tina Fey Breeder: Felicia Cashin Owner: Felicia Cashin & Carole Ross Lines: Hilltop x Aliso/Cashin

2011 Ch. Ch Cashnross' First Griff Tina Fey Breeder: Felicia Cashin Owner: Felicia Cashin & Carole Ross Lines: Hilltop x Aliso/Cashin

2011 Ch. Ch Cashnross' First Griff Tina Fey Breeder: Felicia Cashin Owner: Felicia Cashin & Carole Ross Lines: Hilltop x Aliso/Cashin

2010 Ch. Cashin's Walk The Line Breeders:  Margie Hamilton & Felicia Cashin   Owners: Felicia Cashin & Carole Ross  Lines:  Hilltop x Aliso/Cashin

2009 Ch. Cilleine Masquerade Breeder:   Denise Barney Owners: Anne & Harlowe Jahelka and Mamie & Evalyn Gregory  Lines:  Cilliene x Donlor

2008 Ch. Cilleine Masquerade Breeder:  Denise Barney   Owners: Anne & Harlowe Jahelka and Mamie & Evalyn Gregory  Lines:  Cilliene x Donlor

2007 Ch. Knolland Miss Suzy Breeder: Lesley Boyes  Owners: Edward Jenner & Beverly Wyckoft  Lines: Kernow x Ivytree

2006 Ch. Whiteoak's Mr. Muggles Breeders: Karen & Ed Poirier Owners: Felicia & Jack Cashin Lines: Windtrotter x Norkus

2005 Ch. Shirlu's Hot Shot Breeders: Shirley and Lew L Erle. Owners Dana M Winter & J W Smith. Lines: Too Bee x Cot'nwd

2004 Ch. Hilltop's Achy Breaky Heart Breeders: Ron & Carole Ross. Owner: Cheryl Stevens. Lines: Hillltop

2003 Ch. Rickshaw's Web Site Breeders: B Yamasaki & P Hamann. Owners: Dr Jon Draud & Stephanie Ingram Lines: Marquant

2002 Ch. Fist Face's Tigger T Trouble Breeders/Owners: Rodney L & Linda G Vance. Lines: Norkus x Fist Face

2001 Ch. Hilltop's Special Zinger Breeders/Owners: Ron & Carole Ross. Lines: Treyacres x Rickshaw

2000 Ch. Hilltop's Special Zinger Breeders/Owners: Ron & Carole Ross. Lines: Treyacres x Rickshaw

 

 


 

CONTRIBUTIONS OR CORRECTIONS, PLEASE CLICK HERE

BREEDER and LINES NOTED WHERE KNOWN

 


 

BREED WINNERS

1977 - 1932

Originally COMPILED BY CAROLE ADELE WHITE - used with permission - updated Valerie Brideau

 

1977 Ch. All-Celia's Sure Fire Breeder/Owner: Miss Iris de la Torre Bueno Lines: All-Celia

1976 Ch. Red Ovation of Wil-Daw-Cy (Grp 4) Breeder: Dawn Vick Owner: John F. Goring, Jr. Lines: Wil-Daw-Cy

1975 Tilgorse Taurus Owner: Leroy Love & Maxwell McQullin Lines: Otterbourne x Tilgorse  (UK import)

1974 Ch. Gaystock Castor of Mountwhistle Owner: Mrs. Beulah Murray Lines: Dozmare x Gaystock  (UK import)

1973 Ch. Griffjoy Christmas Carol (B) (Grp 3) Owner: Anton F. Marek Lines: Gorsedene x Otterbourne  (UK import)

1972 Ch. Gaystock De Tout Temps (Grp 4) Breeder: Deborah Gaines Owner: Leroy Love & Maxwell McQullin Lines: Gaystock (UK import)

1971 Ch. Penniflan Of Tunlake Owner: Barmere Kennels Lines: Stouravaon x Tunlake  (UK import)

1970 Gaystock De Tout Temps (Grp 3) Breeder: Deborah Gaines Owner: Leroy Love & Maxwell McQullin Lines: Gaystock  (UK import)

1969 Ludi Go Lightly Breeder/Owner: Richard & Barbara Thomas Lines: Go Lightly

1968 Ch. Hazeldean Geronimo Breeder: Mrs. J. R. Wheeling Owner: Ed J. Wiest Lines: Barmere x Hazeldean

1967 Ch. Barmere's Nicodemus Breeder: Barmere Kennel Owner: Mrs. J. R. Wheeling Lines: Gaystock x Skibbereen  (UK import)

1966 Ch. Gaystock Le Monsigneur Breeder: Deborah Gaines Owner: Mamie Gregory Lines: Seagry x Gaystock  (UK import)

1965 Ch. Marek's Only One Breeder/Owner: Anton F. Marek Lines: Marek x Beulah

1964 Ch. Barmere's Mighty Man (Grp 3) Breeder/Owner: Barmere Kennel Lines: St. Aubrey x Skibbereen  (UK import)

1963 Ch. Maurice Of Quatt Owner: Ed J. Wiest Lines: Quatt x Wollaton  (UK import)

1962 Ch. Barmere's Mighty Man ( Grp 4) Breeder/Owner: Barmere Kennel Lines: St. Aubrey x Skibbereen  (UK import)

1961 Buka Proctor Owner: N. Aubrey Jones x R. W. Taylor Lines: Endcliffe x Clairedone  (UK import Canada)

1960 Ch. St. Aubrey Skibbereen Terrie's Legacy (B) N. Aubrey Jones x R. W. Taylor Lines: Skibbereen x Mirandus (UK import Canada)

1959 Ch. Barnumtown Daisies Don't Tell Breeder/Owner: Barnumtown Kennels Lines: Tunlake/Burlingame x Barnumtown

1958 Ch. St. Aubrey Maerdy Midget Breeder/Owner: N. Aubrey Jones x R. W. Taylor Lines: Fieldburcote x Maerdy (UK import Canada)

1957 Pennpippin Of Tunlake Of Burlingame Owner: Rosalind Layte Lines: Toymore x Wimborne  (UK import)

1956 De Tournay's Madechip Owner: Lee J. Boehmer Lines: De Tournay

1955 All-Celia's Lustre (RSB) Breeder/Owner: Miss Iris de la Torre Bueno Lines: All-Celia

1954 Ch. Barnumtown Country Style Breeder: Barnumtown Kennels Owner: Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Klein   Lines:  Burlingame

1953 Ch. All-Celia's Beau Brummel (Grp 3) Breeder/Owner: Miss Iris de la Torre Bueno Lines: All-Celia

1952 Ch. All-Celia's Beau Brummel (Grp 3) Breeder/Owner: Miss Iris de la Torre Bueno Lines: All-Celia

1951 Ch. All-Celia's Reine Du Coeur (B) Breeder: Miss Iris de la Torre Bueno Owner: L. R. Eckstrom Lines: All-Celia

1950 Ch. All-Celia's Springsong (B) Breeder/Owner: Miss Iris de la Torre Bueno Lines: All-Celia

1949 Ch. All-Celia's High Hope (B) Breeder/Owner: Miss Iris de la Torre Bueno Lines: All-Celia

1948 Ch. Cranbrooke Babette (B) Owner: E. F. Baker

1947 Ch. All-Celia's High Hope (B) (Grp 3) Breeder/Owner: Miss Iris de la Torre Bueno Lines: All-Celia

1946 Ch. Burlingame Whatsapoppin (Grp 4) Breeder/Owner: Rosalind Layte Lines: Burlingame

1945 Burlingame Whatsapoppin (Grp 4) Breeder/Owner: Rosalind Layte Lines: Burlingame

1944 Burlingame Hobo Breeder/Owner: Rosalind Layte Lines: Partridge Hill x Burlingame

1943 Ch. All-Celia's Delilah (B) (Grp 3) Breeder/Owner: Miss Iris de la Torre Bueno Line: All-Celia x Partridge Hill

1942 Ch. All-Celia's Delilah (B) Breeder/Owner: Miss Iris de la Torre Bueno Line: All-Celia x Partridge Hill

1941 Burlingame Thumbs Up (Grp 4) Breeder/Owner: Rosalind Layte    Lines: Burlingame

1940 Ch. Burlingame Hellzapoppin (Grp 1) Breeder/Owner: Rosalind Layte     Lines: Burlingame

1939 Klony Boy Owner: Ruth Burnette Lines: Belg Ch. Sapeur x Argette  (Belgium Import repeat breeding*)

1938 Ch. Burlingame DuBarry Breeder/Owner: Rosalind Layte   Lines: Meadowlands

1937 No information available

1936 Hitane of Burlingame (Grp 2) Owner: Rosland Layte Lines:  Belg Ch. Sapeur x Argette (Belgium Import*)

1935 Venus Owner: E. Thys   Lines: Zigo x Jean   (Belgium Improt)

1934 Ch. Farquin-Des Vizors Of All-Celia Owner: Miss Iris de la Torre Bueno Lines:  Visor (Belgium Import)

1933 Midette de Grand Bir Owner: G. B. McCallum

1932 Jimmie Jones of Greenwich Breeder/Owner: Greenwich Kennels