The American Brussels Griffon National Specialty is the premier event in the world of the Brussels Griffon. It is an event where all who love the breed, whether enjoying Brussels Griffons as pets, competing with them in the show ring, or partnering with them in all activities, come together.

Members and fellow fanciers of this breed appreciate the service and dedication that the Specialty Show coordinating committee and volunteers provide every year to hold this event. Planning and hosting a National Specialty is truly a group effort.

Please enjoy the gallery of winners featured below.

ABGA National Specialty Winners:

1985   Ch. Berryhill Gandalf.  Breeder: Bruce Owen, Canada.  Owners: Mrs. Howard and Cindy Reed (Gandalf took the Group at Westminster in 1986.  The first Griffon to do so in over 20 years).

1986   Ch. Treyacres Inque. Breeders:  Benninger and Treyacres.  Owner: Treyacres.

1987   Ch. Merilly Ima Lil Rascal. Breeder:  Mary Cook.  Owners:  E. Rumi and I Zimmerman.

1988   Ch. Starbeck Silken Starshine. Breeder:  Ann Fenn.  Owners:  M. Simon and H. Odum.

1989   Ch. Homesteads Boss Treyacres. Breeders:  E. Hole and Treyacres.  Owners:  Cohen, Jenner, Hilgart

1990   Ch. Treyacres Zorro. Breeders:  Benninger and Treyacres.  Owners:  J and A Fein, MD

1991   Ch. Homesteads Naughty But Nice. Breeders:  E. Hole and T. Holless.  Owners: E and J Hole and Treyacres.

1992   Ch. Treyacres Kiss My Grit. Breeder:  John Kipp  Owner:  Ruth L. Cooper

1993   Ch. KDeeB’s Rough Me Not. Breeder:  Braukman and Wolf.  Owners:  M. Gregory and EG Hoag

1994   Ch. Kaystar Anthony Fischer. Breeder/Owner.  Peggy Fischer.

1995   Ch. Homestead Quizzer. Breeder: Evelyn Hole.  Owners:  Dr. and Mrs. Fein

1996   Ch. Rickshaw’s Wired To Win. Breeder/Owners:  Miyamto, Yamasaki, Hamann

1997   Ch. Donandru’s Benjamin Bunny. Breeder/Owner:  Ruth Pereira.

1998   Ch. Donandru’s Benjamin Bunny. Breeder/Owner:  Ruth Pereira.

1999   Ch. Toobee’s Rembrandt. Breeders: L and N Brooks.  Owners:  Dr. and Mrs. H. Brooks.

2000   Ch. Hilltop’s Special Zinger. Breeder/Owners:  Carole and Ron Ross.

2001   Ch. Symphony Hold That Thought. Breeder/Owner:  Cindy Muir.

2002   Ch. Fist Face’s Tigger T Trouble. Breeder/Owners:  R.L. and Linda Vance.

2003   Ch. Fist Face’s Tigger T Trouble. Breeder/Owners:  R. L and Linda Vance.

2004   Ch. Bobcat’s Ruby B’Gonia V Donandru. Breeders: Pam Waldron and Ruth Pereira.  Owners:  Felicia Cashin, Ruth Pereira, Pam Waldron.

2005   Ch. Runors Pete N’Repeat at Jimijo. Breeder:  Ruth Pearson.  Owners:  Ruth Pereira and Pam Waldron.

2006   Ch. Runors Pete N’Repeat at Jimijo. Breeder:  Ruth Pearson.  Owners:  Ruth Pereira and Pam Waldron.

2007 – 2009 Ch. Cilleine’s Masquerade. Breeder: Denise Barney.  Owners:  Anne & Harlowe Jahelka, Mamie & Evalyn Gregory. (Lincoln took the Group at Westminster in 2009)

2010 Ch Hilltop’s Mr. Big Stuff. Breeder: Carole L. Ross.  Owners:  Carole L. Ross & Amy Rutherford.

2011  Ch. Knolland Amber Moon. Breeder: Luc Boileau.  Owners: Beverly Wyckoff & Charles Ginsberg & Susan Kipp

2012   Gr Ch. Chismick’s Lights On Broadway. Breeder: Lisa Straub.   Owners: Mark & Karin Jaeger

2013    Ch Topelo Axel Rose Br.  Breeder:Patt Kolesar & Ray F Kolesar.   Owner: Patt Kolesar & Jan Saba

2014     GCH Hilltop’s GQ Cover Boy.  Breeder: Carole Ross & Sharon Tadlock.   Owner: Pat Brown

2015     GCH Seagryphs Sleeping with the Anemone. Breeder: Maureen Rogers & Carole Ross.  Owner: Kelly F Rogers & Maureen Rogers & Adam Bernardin & Dr Monroe & Edna Kornfeld

2016     GCH Seagryphs Sleeping with the Anemone. Breeder: Maureen Rogers & Carole Ross.  Owner: Kelly F Rogers & Maureen Rogers & Adam Bernardin & Dr Monroe & Edna Kornfeld

2017     GCH Somerset Wynzall Hashtag. Breeder: Keith Jacobson & Jo Ann Noffsinger. Owner: Richard & Linda Stark & Keith Jacobson & Jo Ann Noffsinger

2018     GCH Winterfell’s Almost An Angel At St Johns. Breeder: Liz Harris.  Owner: St Johns Kennel & Liz Harris & Evelyn Hole & Jeff Crouse

2019     GCHS New Years Somerset Single Barrel Batch. Breeder: Keith Jacobson & Rhonda Vandermeer. Owner: Ruth Pereira & Rhonda Vandermeer & Raul J. Peralta