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Griffons Bruxellois - week 8Updated : 17/02/2017

I AM SORRY to have to report the death of Kevin Burke, former treasurer of the Northern GBC and CC awarding judge. Together with his late wife June he bred and exhibited under the Markath affix.      His funeral is on Tuesday Feb 28 at 9.30am at St Joseph’s Church, Bury and afterwards at the Pack H...

Griffons Bruxellois - week 7Updated : 10/02/2017

I AM SORRY to have to report the death of Mary Downie (Dozmare Griffon Bruxellois). Sorry we are late in reporting this, unfortunately although the Pug world was notified on her death they forgot to tell the Griffon people.      Her obituary was in last week’s paper so I won’t repeat it here....

Griffon Bruxellois - week 6Updated : 06/02/2017

PROPOSED new legislation on breeding will mean that anyone breeding more than two litters in one year will need to be licensed and inspected and no puppies can be sold at less than eight weeks old, as reported this week. This should be no problem for Griffon breeders as the various codes of ethics ask for puppies to be at le...

Griffons Bruxellois - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

THE FIRST championship show of the year was Manchester with Val Blore judging and it found us our first new champion of the year. DCC, his third, and BOB went to Maria Hughes, Shirley Crawford and Kim Roberts’ Beauview Check Me Over. He was bred by Howard Ogden.      RDCC went to Alison Price&rsquo...

Griffons Bruxellois - week 2Updated : 05/01/2017

I PROMISED you the RCC winners from 2016. In dogs the 20 RCCs were shared between 12 dogs. Marquant Media Storm lead the way with four for Steph Chapman and Ffion Price, followed by three for Maria Hughes and Shirley Crawford’s Beauborne Galileo and two each for David Guy’s Jet’s D’Artagnan at Donzeat...

Griffons Bruxellois - week 52Updated : 19/12/2016

THERE were 20 sets of CCs on offer during the year. In dogs they were distributed between 11 dogs. Four CCs went to Alison Price’s Ch Marquant The Lover and three to David Guy’s Ch Jet’s D’Artagnan at Donzeata. Four dogs each had two: Denise Barney’s Ch Chandling Chambertin at Cilleine; Maria Hu...

Griffons Bruxellois - week 51Updated : 15/12/2016

SUE POCOCK was judging at LKA and gave her DCC and BOB to Beauview Check Me Over, owned by Maria Hughes, Kim Roberts and Shirley Crawford. RDCC was Alison Price’s Ch Marquant The Lover.      BCC went to Alison’s Ch Marquant Candy Crush Love. Alison also won RBCC with M Euphoria. BP was Mich...

Griffon Bruxellois - week 50Updated : 12/12/2016

THE NORTHERN GBC is holding a breed seminar and judging exam on Feb 18 at Goosnargh Village Hall, near Preston. The speaker is Tom Mather.      The price for talk and exam is £35 and for the talk only £25. Lunch is included. Places for the exam are strictly limited, so please apply as soon ...

Griffon Bruxellois - week 49Updated : 02/12/2016

I’VE HAD an email from Diana Norman in Australia to tell me about Ch Donzeata Royal Star (imp UK) who is now the sire of 15 Australian champions, three of them have gone on to become grand champions and one a supreme champion. Not bad going for a dog who has only been with us here in Australia for around five years. ...

Griffon Bruxellois - week 48Updated : 25/11/2016

JULIA Spittle has asked me to let you know that there is a mistake in the GBBA calendar for next year. The GBBA championship show is not on the date showing in your calendar, but is on July 15 and is back at Weedon Bec Village Hall as the new venue, Roade Village Hall, is already booked for 2017. Please amend the date on you...

Griffon Bruxellois - week 47Updated : 18/11/2016

THE NEW Breed Records Supplement for the third quarter of 2016 and shows that 12 litters were recorded with a total of 46 puppies. This compares with 72 registrations in the previous quarter and 53 in the equivalent period last year.      The largest litter shown was seven and includes two of colour no...

Griffon Bruxellois - week 46Updated : 11/11/2016

LEE COX was awarding CCs in Griffon Bruxellois for the first time at Midland Counties. He found his DCC in David Guy’s Jet’s D’artagnan at Donzeata, bred in Norway by Espen Engh. This was his third CC thereby making him a champion. He also has two RCCs. He was also BOB. He is by Ch Menwinion Sunburst ex Ch ...

Griffons Bruxellois - week 44Updated : 31/10/2016

THE GRIFFON Bruxellois Club of Scotland held its championship show at Alva near Stirling. This is a most beautiful venue in good weather overlooked by the Ochil Hills and I gather last Sunday was a beautiful day so the venue was seen at its best.             &n...

Griffons Bruxellois - week 43Updated : 21/10/2016

GRAHAM Kirkwood has let me know that with an entry of 13 with two absent at Scottish Toy Dog Society, Grajenco Miss Saigon won BOB and was shortlisted for BIS. She also gained her final points for her junior warrant at 15 months.      Jane Thomas is looking for articles for the GBC Bulletin. Send artic...

Griffons Bruxellois - week 42Updated : 13/10/2016

RITA MORGAN judged at South Wales Kennel Association without CCs. There was an entry of seven but with two absentees. BD and BOB was Alison Price’s Ch Marquant The Lover. RBD was Carol and Chris Rundle’s Applegarth Star Struck. BB was Alison’s M I’m Gorgeous and RBB was her M Euphoria who was also BP....

Griffons Bruxellois - week 41Updated : 07/10/2016

TWO WEEKS notes in one here, apologies for missing last week’s deadlines. The Northern Griffon Bruxellois Club held its championship show at Goosnargh Village Hall. By all accounts it was an extremely happy and enjoyable show so congratulations to the officers and committee.      Denise Barney fo...

Griffons Bruxellois - week 39Updated : 23/09/2016

IT WAS a lovely day at Darlington when Dr Ian Gabriel was judging Griffons without CCs although it was extremely cold when I got up ready to get to the showground for my stint on the gate just after 7am. All those in the admin tent were huddled in coats at that stage although it warmed up fairly quickly. We were due in the r...

Griffon Bruxellois - week 38Updated : 16/09/2016

THERE was a change of judge at City of Birmingham with Peter Jolley judging in place of Brenda Banbury. I hope Brenda is soon back in the ring. Peter found his DCC and BOB in David Guy’s Norwegian import Jet’s D’artagnan at Donzeata, bred by Espen Engh. It was his second CC and he was shortlisted in the gro...

Griffons Bruxellois - week 36Updated : 02/09/2016

Raye Parry was judging at SKC without CCs. There were only three classes, the postgraduate class was mixed and then OD and OB, however SKC committee had listened to all the protests last year from many breeds and did award RBD, RBB and a BOS.      Raye found her BD and BOB in David Guy’s Jet&rsqu...

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