Chronological History of the American Brussels Griffon Association

1945
American Brussels Griffon Association founded.
1945
American Brussels Griffon Association founded.
1945
American Brussels Griffon Association founded.
1945-1954
Club President, Mrs. H.P. Donnel
1948
First ABGA supported entry held at the Westchester Kennel Club. Entry 18
1948-1990
ABGA shows held at the Westchester Kennel Club.
1954-1989
Club President, Miss Iris de la Torre Bueno
1958
AKC requests reformat of Brussels Griffon standard
1959
Black Smooth disqualification and size revision added to standard
1960
Reformatted standard approved by AKC.
1971
Presentation to AKC for removal of black smooth disqualification.
1978
AKC bans limited membership within member clubs.
1982
ABGA elected to AKC membership.
1983-1990
AKC Delegate, Mrs. Iris de la Torre Bueno
1984
Quarterly magazine founded.
1986
AKC requests reformat of all breed standards.
1989
AKC breed video taken at Giralda Farms, N.J.
1989-1992
Club President, Mrs. Edith Nash Hellerman
1990
Black Smooth disqualification removed from standard.
1990
Reformatted standard approved by AKC.
1990-1998
AKC Delegate, Mr. W. Henry Odum III
1991
Judges Education Committee formed. Mrs. Lorene Vickers-Smith, Chair
1992
ABGA First Roving Specialty held with Louisville Kennel Club
1993-2000
ABGA Specialty held with Louisville Kennel Club.
1992-1996
Club President, Mrs. Dawn Vick Hansen.
1995
50th Anniversary Show. Judge, Mrs. Dawn Vick Hansen
1996
Veteran Sweepstakes added to Specialty.
1996-2000
Club President, Mr. Terry Smith
1996
ABGA Health Committee formed
1998
ABGA Web page a reality
1998-2000
AKC Delegate, Mrs. Jacque Jones
2000
ABGA First Independent Specialty moves to Kansas City.
2000
Illustrated Standard completed.
2000-2002
Club President, Mrs. Bobbie Norkus
2000-2007
AKC Delegate, Mr. James (Jimmy) Neposchlan
2001
ABGA Independent Specialty moves back to Louisville.
2002-2006
Club President, Mr. Jeffery M. Bazell
2004
ABGA first Independent Specialty Executive Inn, Louisville, Ky
2006-2012
Club President, Mr. Raul Peralta
2007
Started AKC's Outstanding Sportsmanship Award participation
2007
AKC's Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, Denise Brusseau-Ortmann
2007-2013
AKC Delegate, Mr. Mark Grigalunas
2008
AKC's Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, Katherine (Kay) Braukman
2009
AKC's Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, Dawn (Vic) Hansen
2010
AKC's Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, Cindy Muir
2011
AKC's Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, Jacque Jones
2012
AKC's Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, JoAnn Adamson
2012-2016
Club President, Ms. Heather Stants
2013
AKC's Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, Lisa Straub
2014
AKC's Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, Dede Stevens
2014-current
AKC Delegate, Mr. Raul Peralta
2015
AKC's Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, Robin Schmitt
2016
AKC's Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, Jimmy Neposchlan
2016-current
Club President, Mr. Raul Peralta