Chrysis du Clos Saint Jacques
CD, AKC mjr ptd
exported from France to US (Fauve Charbonne)|
In 1953 Candide (Rudolph "Rudy" Robinson) imported three French subjects, which were again distributed to different kennels: Cheri du Clos St Jacques (Asko du Bois de l'Arsot x Avocette du Clos St Jacques) and Crigga & Chrysis du Clos St Jacques (Ami du Clos St Clair x Walhalla de Sang Bleu).
1955 - First post-World War II intervariety breeding between the black, Chaos de la Nuit and the Tervuren, Chrysis du Clos St Jacques. BBA p8
Owner's Comments: Chrysis was one of the first three registerable Tervuren imported into the US as a cooperative effort between Rudolf Robinson and the Krohns to introduce this Belgian Sheepdog variety to the American dog show scene. Chrysis came bounding out of her crate in August 1953, sure of herself and alert and so she remained all of her life. Her innate self-confidence and beautiful color appealed to us and made us decide in favor of raising Tervuren excluisively when the AKC separated the varieties in 1959.
Chrysis began her show career in competition with Groenendaels as well as Malinois. She was the first Tervuren to be shown in conformation and obedience. March 21, 1954, to be exact, at the Wisconsin Kennel Club show. March 1955 saw Chrys win BoB for points over three Groenendael males in Phoenix to be the first Tervuren to win points toward a championship in the US. She accumulated seven points, one major, in her life of seven years.
Her CD, another first for the Tervuren, was won in thre straight shows at ten months of age, scores of 191 (second), 190, 181.
Two litters were produced, 1956 sired by Ch D'Jimmy du Clos St Clair, CD and 1959 sired by Nether Ch Brigadier de la Brigade. The first litter produced the first American bred Champion, Fidelite de Fauve Charbonne, CD. Fidelite also became the first Tervuren in the US to place in Working Group, a second in June 1960.
Behind may of todays winning Tervuren you will find Chrysis' name, a tribute to her pedigree linking her to the pillars of the Belgian Sheepdog breed. 1973 ABTC Gene VolI p73
Chrysis obtained her CD at the age of ten months in three shows. She was the first Tervueren to be shown in conformation in the US, (March 1954) and the first to win points towards a championship (March 1955). The BS by Andrews & Cloutt
7 AKC points with 1 major
Courtesy of: dhuckestein