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Francois Du Chemin Des Dames (AKC A766459)
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Male Belgian Groenendael  5/9/1941 (deceased)
Color: black
Owner: Cecil Lutz then Arthur & Beatrice Brindel
Breeder: Eva H Lewis
AKC A766459
Sire: Djil des Lilas Mauves
Dam: Lisette III (AKC A410022)

photo The Belgian Sheepdog p73 by Marge Turnquist

breeder lived in Medfield, MA
owner listed as Cecil Lutz in 1944 AKC stud book

Maurita Mills, one of the early members of the current Belgian Sheepdog Club of America, described Francois Du Chemin Des Dames as a dog of substance who passed on to his progeny his "squareness and look of strength". Two dogs, Djipso and Djil, reoccur in this pedigree and those of most of the winning European Belgians. The breeder of Djil des Lilas Mauves was a cousin to and lived in the same town as M. Beaudoux (L'Infernal) so it is likely that Djil des Lilas Mauves bore the L'Infernal type which is reflected in "old Bing", as Francois Du Chemin Des Dames was called. BSD Hndbk VolII p11

When the Brindels gave up their kennels in Muncie, Indiana, and moved to Florida, Mr Brindel became active in teaching obedience classes. They took their two favorite dogs with them Sheba II de Belique and Francois de Chemin des Dames, or "Bing". Bing was in the pedigrees of many of the best Belgians in America at that time. The Brindels were not able to finish his championship because of his being hit by a car, which left him lame. He was and excellent guard dog at their home. Mr Brindel told an amusing story about a stranger approaching their house and meeting the big black dog blocking his entrance. The man tried to kick him out of the way. Bing caught his foot and set him down hard, then barked until Mr Brindel told him it was all right. The BS Marge Turnquist 1985 p80

Not to be confused with French Chemin des Dames kennel, since Francois was American bred. He was the father or the grandfather of most of the dogs appearing on p 6-7 of the Belgian Shepdog Handbook. BBA p120-122

Courtesy of: dhuckestein ****** Black Breed Manager

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Stud Book  (1944 Oct AKC stud book p72)


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