photo (top) Picard d'Uccle [lying] and|
Duc de Groenendael [standing] (1888-1893)
L'Historique du Berger Belge Georges Van Ceulebroeck p91
phot (bottom) engraving from Chasse et Peche dated 1894 by Emanuel van Gelder. He was a very accomplished and respected Dutch artist.
May 1, 1893 The birth of the first 'de Groenendael' litter from the black foundation couple of Picard d'Uccle and Petite.
1st place long hair Berger Belge category at the November 18, 1894 Specialty Show of the Berger Belge. This was his first appearance in the ring and in condition so favorable that his superiority over the other competitors was 'a priori' evident. Very black, two high placed ears, and very correctly carried, a very long coat, the tail hanging and garnished with a superb plume, uniform legs, a proud gait. On the whole this dog is almost perfect. One might want a little more strength. His white feet with blackish patches spoil him somewhat slightly. Also some of the coat on the body seems to show a slight tendancy to be wavey.
He is the ancestor of almost all of our present day long hairs (both blacks and fawns). BBA p12
At the kennel of Mr. Henri Goossens of Tournai, the female Margot de Tournai, female berger belge of black long hair, has a litter of 8 puppies (2 males) by Duc de Groenendael.
(June 5, 1898 "Chasse et Peche" litter announcement)
Margot de Tournai, many first prizes at exhibitions, had a litter on September 26, 1899 of 12 puppies (1 female) by Duc de Groenendael. Both sire and dam belong to Henri Goossens of Tournai.
(October 15, 1899 "Chasse et Peche" litter announcement)