photo An engraving after a drawing of the Groenendael MARQUIS by Louis Vander Snickt dated 1892. Published in the "Revue des sciences naturelles appliquées" (France, 1893)|
provided by Christian De Boeck
L'Historique du Berger Belge Georges Van Ceulebroeck p36
note that the above sketch is signed by Louis Vander Snickt
see his sire Duc for photos of Mr Vander Snicket
An original Groenendael, Marquis belonging to Mr Horst.
Marquis (Horst) was purchased from Mr. & Mr. Georges, who also owned Marquis' unnamed dam. So, the breeders of Marquis (Horst) are the father and son Georges.
(1898 Chasse et Peche article written by Louis Vander Snickt)
Nicolas Rose traveled from the Chateau Groenendael to La Hulpe, to Mr. DeBeek (breeder and first owner of Petite) in a dog cart, accompanied by 2 or 3 dogs (and those pulling the cart, one would imagine). He bought Petite for 50 francs. Petite was born in 1889, and assumed purchased by Nicolas Rose in 1892.
Petite's sire was Marquis. He was owned by Mr. and Mr. Georges, father and son, who were custom agents guarding the roads (lots of smuggling, mostly of cigarettes from France at that time).
The father of Marquis was Duc of unknown origins. Duc guarded sheep and was owned by M. De Mulder, a butcher.
The dam of Marquis was black with a full tail.
Petite had been bred to her sire, Marquis, in 1891, producing "3 good puppies". One, named Baronne, was owned by Mr. Horst, who showed her without success. "She is not to be confused with Baronne, born May 1, 1893 by Picard d'Uccle x Petite." states the Vander Snickt article. Another Marquis x Petite offspring was named Bebette, also with black long hair. The third Mr. Vander Snickt did not know.........
(Chasse et Peche article dated April 10, 1898, written by Louis Vander Snickt)
sire Duc was a long hair black with a docked tail
dam unknown was a long hair black with a full tail