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2021 National Specialty Poll

ABGA 2020 Fall Bulletin

In this issue: President’s message:
“The Future of the ABGA – Adapting to Change”

“DANA” WINS THE 2020 AMERICAN BRUSSELS GRIFFON ASSOCIATION’S “75TH ANNIVERSARY” SUPPORTED ENTRY!

“Dana” wins the ABGA’s Supported Entry under Ms. Mary Jane Carberry

ABGA Responds To The Dutch Government and Kennel Club Regulations Targeting Brachycephalic Breeds

May, 2020 The first recorded organization of the Brussels Griffon in the United States was in 1913. In 1945, the American Brussels Griffon Association (ABGA) was founded in the US. Since then, the ABGA has been the linchpin in the US that connects the past, manages the present and plans for the future. We are…

ABGA 2020 Spring Bulletin

In this issue: President’s message:
“And Yet…and Yet”

Raul Peralta receives ABGA Lifetime Membership Award

Club President, Raul J. Peralta is awarded the ABGA Lifetime Membership Award!

“BOOKER” WINS THE 2020 AMERICAN BRUSSELS GRIFFON ASSOCIATION’S “75th ANNIVERSARY” NATIONAL SPECIALTY!

Booker Wins!!

Jimmy Neposchlan awarded ABGA Lifetime Member!

Jimmy Neposchlan awarded!

Felicia Cashin receives ABGA’s Outstanding Sportmanship Award for 2020!

The 2020 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award was presented during the annual dinner during the ABGA National Specialty.

ABGA 2020 Winter Bulletin

In this issue: President’s message: “Keep your fork”

AKC Toy Group Breeders of the Year for 2019- St Johns Kennel- Jeffery Bazell and Jeffrey Kestner

AKC Toy Group Breeders of the Year for 2019- St Johns Kennel!

“BOOKER” WINS THE 2019 AMERICAN BRUSSELS GRIFFON ASSOCIATION’S NATIONAL ROVING SPECIALTY!

Booker wins ABGA’s National Roving Specialty under Mr. Eugene Blake!

ABGA 2019 Fall Bulletin

In this issue: President’s message: AUTHENTICITY

ABGA 2019 Spring Bulletin

In this issue: President’s message: “Variety is the Spice of Life”      

Raul Peralta receives ABGA’s Outstanding Sportsmanship Award for 2019!

The 2019 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award was presented during the annual dinner during the ABGA National Specialty.

“BOOKER” WINS THE 2019 AMERICAN BRUSSELS GRIFFON ASSOCIATION’S NATIONAL SPECIALTY!

MBIS MBISS GCHS NEW YEARS SOMERSET SINGLE BARREL BATCH

Lifetime Membership Awarded to Anne Catterson & Lorene Vickers-Smith

Two very deserving ladies were awarded the ABGA Lifetime Membership award at the annual dinner during the ABGA National Specialty week.

ABGA 2019 Winter Bulletin

In This issue: President’s message: “Nostalgia is in the Eye of the Beholder”

Join us for the ABGA 75th Anniversary Gala!

ABGA 2018 Fall Bulletin

In this issue: President’s message:  In the book, The Little Prince, there is a line that reads as follows: “But if you tame me, then we shall need each other.  To me, you will be unique in all the world.

ABGA Awards “Lifetime Membership” to JoAnn Adamson

JoAnn Adamson of “Jimijo Brussels Griffons” was awarded a Lifetime Member

ABGA 2018 Spring Bulletin

In this issue: President’s message:  Being raised by a father with a “green thumb” has always drawn me to plants and gardening.  

Meg Prior Named ABGA’s 2018 AKC Outstanding Sportsman!

Meg Prior received the AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award for 2018 at the annual banquet in Louisville, KY on 3/14.   The award was established by the American Kennel Club (AKC) to encourage sportsmanship in our sport and each of the member clubs are encouraged to acknowledge members who demonstrate passion, good sportsmanship, and make a difference…

ABGA 2018 Winter Bulletin

In this issue: President’s message: In Louisville, KY, this coming March, the ABGA will hold its 73rd (19th Independent) National Specialty Show. Can you believe it? Once again, we get to gather and celebrate!

ABGA 2017 Fall Bulletin

In this issue: President’s message: “Safekeeping” I would venture to say that most of us have ridden in a school bus without any heat or AC, seat belts and working windows…being driven by a 17-year old.    

ABGA 2017 Spring Bulletin

In this issue: President’s message Another ABGA National Specialty is in the books. Wonderful dogs, warm and friendly people and a great time was had by all! Linda Meng did an outstanding job of planning the week and a whole cadre of people helped. Please know that you are ALL appreciated by all of us!…

“NEWTON” WINS THE 2017 AMERICAN BRUSSELS GRIFFON ASSOCIATION’S NATIONAL SPECIALTY!

MBIS MBISS GCHS SOMERSET WYNZALL HASHTAG Bred by Keith Jacobson and Jo Ann Noffsinger Owned by Richard & Linda Stark & Keith Jacobson & Jo Ann Noffsinger Presented by Susan DePew

ABGA awards “Lifetime Membership” to W. Henry Odum III.

Henry became the owner of a Brussels Griffon in the late 70’s, having ’rescued’ a pure-bred Griffon while on a visit to his home state of Georgia and, although he’s never considered himself a breeder of Brussels Griffons, he has had a love affair with the breed ever since. Henry had the pleasure of owning…

ABGA 2017 Winter Bulletin

In this issue: President’s Message Celebrating the Brussels Griffon… Happy New Year to all of you. I hope this note finds you all in good spirits and even better health! As we look forward to 2017, it is important we take the time to ponder where we’ve been, how we’re currently doing and in what…

ABGA awards “Lifetime Membership” to Jacque Jones!

Jacque Jones has always had dogs and various animals in her life.  She started in an obedience training class, along with her aunt, in the mid 1950’s.   She trained the family pet Airdale.   After a time locally showing Morgan horses with her husband, Ray’s broken leg and her daughter, Dayne’s broken arm made a smaller…

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Fall 2016 ABGA Bulletin

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Spring 2016 ABGA Bulletin

Exactly what does “Guardian of the Breed” mean for each of us as club members?