Parisfield Brussels Griffons are healthy, happy, adorable American Kennel Club registered Brussels Griffons. They earn championships in AKC competitions.
This page is for Parisfield Brussels Griffons -- all the darling, sweet Griffies who have enriched the lives of their owners over the years. Some of our Griffs have won breed championships, agility titles and other awards. Some are therapy dogs and visit the sick in hospitals. But most are the constant and beloved companions of their owners. They are the happy face the owner sees at the end of a long day, or the silly face that makes the owner laugh, or the sad face that wants to comfort you when you are feeling low. Every Griff is different, but they are all the same in wanting to be our best friends.
Big congratulations to Ann Dunn for the championship of her Alice, who is from my bloodlines! Her name is Ch. Parisfield N' Adria's Adventures in Wonderland. Her sire is Ch. Parisfield World on Fire, a very handsome guy. Good work! And Alex Wheeler groomed Alice for show beautifully which is hard to do! They are a great team.
This little girl, Elsie, is our miracle child. She was born with a birth defect called PDA, which makes her heartbeat sound like a washing machine. Dr. Jennifer Brisbois diagnosed it and sent us to Dr. Callum Hay in Tampa. He performed HEART SURGERY on this little 3 pound girl! She came out of it and was recovering, when suddenly came down with pneumonia. Dr. Hay and his wonderful staff gave her round-the-clock care, as this is usually fatal in such a small puppy. She started to recover, then switched to the care of Dr. Jenn, and fully recovered and came home! We are amazed at the knowledge and skill of our veterinarians, Dr. Brisbois & Dr. Hay.
PDA is caused when a valve carrying oxygen to the heart fails to close when the puppy is born & can use its lungs to carry oxygen. It is a mechanical fault, not genetic.
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Mary demonstrates how we train the Griffs to pose for the show ring. Little Tucker is encouraged to stop and pose when she says, "Look!" Then he's praised. When he sits, he's encouraged to get up, then praised for doing it correctly.
Fantastic news -- our beautiful Parisfield Travis of Vale Vue is now an AKC Champion! Travis chalked up his final three points at the Peach Blossom Circuit in Georgia. He was handled by Ely Betancourt. Travis was bred by my friend Norma Sellers & me from her darling Minnie. Travis' brother Big Mike lives with Norma and Buddy and their jet-setting life between Fenwick Island and the Bahamas. Both boys are so smart and so sweet. Travis already won titles for being smart -- his CGC (Canine Good Citizen) and Tricks! So proud of him.
Our dynamite team of Olivia Betancourt & Beryl the smooth Griffon had another great weekend at the dog shows! This time in Miami. They won 3 more points towards Beryl's championship!
Puppies excited to get up from their nap and go out to play. (Yes, there is a French Bulldog puppy in there! She likes to play, too.)
Great news from the dog show in Lakeland on Saturday -- our male, Travis was Winners Dog & Best of Winners and our young girl Griff was Winners Bitch. Each won 1 point towards their championship.
Photo introduces my new handler, Olivia Betancourt, in the grooming area, preparing Beryl for the ring. A dynamite team!
We work hard to make sure every puppy who leaves Parisfield is leash trained and carrier trained. They will face the excitement and stress of meeting their new family and getting used to a new place and traveling. If they already know these things, that is less stress for them. We practice constantly.
Bruno the Brussels
Morning in the sunroom.
Keeping company in the house.
Griffy activities at Parisfield Farm.
Felt Griff created by Anna Marie Repko - I am honored to be gifted with this extraordinary creation! It is very painstaking work to craft this. Anna, you are really talented. I look at this and smile all day long!
The gang gathers.
This is darling Edgar, who lives with his owner Cindy Shannon in South Carolina. When he lived here, we called him Twinnie -- he was a fun puppy with so much personality! Cindy has 3 smooth Griffs which makes her tops in my book -- I love the smooths! They have so much expression. They are adorable to watch and you never have to groom! We love roughs, too, but because 8 roughs live here, we are constantly grooming. Big kiss to Edgar!
Bowser plays with tennis balls, which is a bit unusual as most Griffs are not ball chasers. Edan & Marilyn say when you give him two tennis balls, he catches one in his mouth and kicks one with his feet!
Parisfield Travis of Vale Vue -- was Best of Winners in Ocala for 3 points toward his championship. He has that marvelous grumpy Griffon expression. But he is really very easygoing and sweet!
Left to right: red rough Neva, red smooth Skyler, red smooth puppy Rona.
[11/18/18] Patti Fitzgerald 's little Ethel, 6 weeks old. Looks so much like her mom Bette.
Our little 9 pound French boy, Noah of North Star du Grand Cuzac, was Best of Winners yesterday for 1 point, and Best of Breed today for 3 points! Congratulations to breeder Marie Villeval. Our handler is Mary Elizabeth -- cold weather in Ocala, 40ish. Everyone wearing heavy coats. Noah likes the cold!
This is little 8 week old black smooth, Ethel, bred by Patti in upstate New York. She is sprawling on top of a blanket covering a Whippet.
Morning meeting of the executive committee.
Parisfield Brussels Griffons
Darling Coco loves her new family, the Carlisles!
Regina and I are so happy to have this beautiful little lady in our home. She is adjusting very well and is sweet as can be.
Captain Jack bravely sails his vessel in the family swimming pool on Long Island. He is the brother of our Jack, Champion Dark Waters Make Me Smile.
On Saturday our French boy Noah was Best of Winners in Ocala for a 3 point major. On Sunday he took Best of Winners again for 1 point this time. So proud of him! Shown by Mary Elizabeth.
Our Griff Travis was Best of Winners in Ocala and won a major, 3 points toward his championship! We are so proud of him and Mary Elizabeth, who handled. Travis is bred and owned by Norma Sellers of Value Vue Deerhounds.
[10/27/18] The new owner picked up his 13 week old puppy to be his companion. An adorable red rough Griff he named Honey. Just one week later, he sent this video. What a great dog trainer! And what a smart puppy! She belongs to Adam Bolton.
This photo is of Adria's Cool Beans, bred by Ann AnnMarie Dunn and the winner of championship points! Her sire is Parisfield World on Fire, who also won points. We are so proud! Worldly, now Herbie, is a son of Tata who lives with Trendee King. He was rescued by Ann, who put him back on the track of a show career, and who bred him to create Bean. Way to go, Ann! (photo of Ann & Bean) And thank you to Beth Coviello-Davis for introducing us.
Black rough Brussels Griffon boy Higgins. We are teaching Higgins good manners. He comes from our one line of black roughs - his mom is Bonnie, his grandmom is Binkie, our two black rough girls. He has the best beard of any puppy his age! A wonderful full beard. He's proud of it!
This video shows a Griff in a fully "blown" or dead coat, and how we groom the head. This is maintenance grooming for around the farm, not show coat grooming, which is more intense.
These are the two smooth boys of Nicole Judge. I am proud to say I bred them, three years apart! Lovely darlings who like to cuddle with mom. Their dark red coats are enhanced with black masks.
This is Honey, our darling Griff from France from the kennel of Marie Villeval. She is SO SMART. She learns anything if taught just one time. We love her here, but she really belongs in a performance home where she could run agility and excel in obedience.
People often ask me if I know any breeders with puppies available. This month, I do, my friend Maureen has a red rough boy and a red rough girl ready for new homes in South Carolina. Their mom Goodie has the most delightful personality, so sweet and mild, and the puppies will be like her. They have lovely coats and are very healthy. They are not show quality as they have a little bit of muzzle, so they are good breathers. Maureen's email is [email protected].
Parisfield Travis of Vale Vue went to the East Coast of Florida this weekend for a 2-day show in Deland -- the result, Winners Dog both days, 2 more points toward his championship. He is such a handsome boy, great expression, harsh red coat, mellow personality. Sired by our Champion Jack. Owned by Norma Sellers & me. Shown by Mary Elizabeth.
Proud of our family member Parisfield Tula Belle who won a major in Orlando at the Toy Club of Central Florida, shown by her owner, John Contoupe. She won under judge Jason Hoke, who is not only a brilliant judge, but also a brilliant color commentator on the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show broadcast. Watch your waistline, little Tula! Stop forcing John to give you treats.
Such good news this weekend -- sweet Parisfield World on Fire, known as Worldy, was Winners Dog all three days at his first shows! He is owned by Ann Dunn of Massachusetts. He is the brother of our Champion Parisfield Walk on Fire, known as Taz, owned by my niece, Faith Palombi.
Worldly won 2 majors and now has a total of 8 points after one weekend. Good going, Ann and Worldly!
And more good news, Ann's Champion Parisfield Alexander the Griff won Best of Breed under Joe Gregory, who is an expert in Griffs as his family owned so many of the top ones.
(Worldly is another son of gorgeous Champion Vanyatta, now known as Tot & living on the West Coast with Trendee & Jimmy & his granddaughter Peach.)
Zevah, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, who protects the Griffs from hawks and coyotes.
Little Bearberry whose ears go up and down! Maybe he wants to be a French Bulldog.
Here is good news -- a lovely family in Boston has picked Bear to join them! They have a young son which is perfect as Bearberry is full of energy, as he is!
These are photos from the Atlanta show -- not often that we get such good snapshots of our Griffs moving! You can learn a lot from these photos -- look for strong, level toplines; good reach with the front leg and good drive with the rear leg; an attitude of self-confidence, so important for a Griff. The Griff should look balanced.
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Photo from Buttons new family! He is adjusting well to his new home. What a cute boy.
Mary flew to North Carolina with Buttons to deliver him to his new family. She is a great pet nanny. The new job of "pet Nanny" has come about because airlines no longer accept all dogs for shipping. Mary carries the puppy onboard and he sleeps in his carrier at her feet, safe and sound.
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