Fleetgold

Joan Goldin
11 Bleasdale Avenue
Staining
Blackpool
Lancs
FY3 0DW
England
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01253 890531
fleetgold@lineone.net

Breeders of:

  • Griffon Bruxellois
Bilchry Nutmeg at Fleetgold

Bilchry Nutmeg at Fleetgold

photo by: Joan Goldin

Peanut, also known as Mummy P, is my foundation bitch. Bred by Bill Bradbury by Sijasa the Red October of Fleetgold out of Bilchry Elosie, she was born on 8 January 1995. She has had two litters, Pumpkin was from the first litter and Cocoa from the second litter. She has passed her Kennel Club Gold Good Citizen award and is the most lovable of dogs. very friendly and outgoing..

Fleetgold Patsy Pumpkin

Fleetgold Patsy Pumpkin

photo by: Joan Goldin

Pumpkin was born on 14 April 1998 from Peanut's first litter of three. She is a holder of the Kennel Club Gold Good Citizen award. She has had one litter of 5 puppies, two of whom, Django and Truffle, remained with me. Django is shown below.

Fleetgold Django Reinhardt

Fleetgold Django Reinhardt

photo by: Joan Goldin

This photo shows Django, one of Pumpkin's puppies, now aged two and a half. He has been very successful in the show ring and is also the holder of the Kennel Club Silver Good Citizen award. He sired his first litter of puppies in 2002 and one of his sons is the leading puppy in breed in 2003.

 4 Generations of Black and Tans

4 Generations of Black and Tans

photo by: Joan Goldin

This photo shows 4 generations of Fleetgold Black and Tans. On the left is Fleetgold Secret Agent (Tagg), the baby of the family. Next to her is Bilchry Nutmeg of Fleetgold (Peanut), her great grandmother. Then comes Fleetgold Patsy Pumpkin (Pumpkin), Tagg's grandmother. The rough coated dog is Fleetgold Django Reinhardt (Django), who is Tagg's father. Next to Django is Fleetgold La Trufflina (Truffle), his litter sister and on the far right is Fleetgold Cocoa Bean, Tagg's mother.

All 6 dogs have been shown in the ring in 2003.

Fleetgold is a small kennel, specialising in Black and Tans. I breed very infrequently. My dogs are first and foremost pets, showdogs second and are my constant companions. I also do obedience with my dogs at club level and all my dogs have Kennel Club Good Citizen awards at one level or another, up to Peanut who was one of the first at my club to get the Gold award and is, I think, the first Griffon to gain this award. She has since been joined in holding this award by her daughter Pumpkin. Django and Cocoa Bean are at present on their Silver awards and hope to go on to take the Gold. Tagg and Truffle hold their Bronze awards.

Late in 2000 I decided to broaden the gene pool for black and tans in the UK by taking Pumpkin (Fleetgold Patsy Pumpkin) over to Belgium to mate her to Wim Colle and Mario Poucelle's French, Belgian and International Champion Rickshaw's Caught Redd Handed, a black and tan rough dog who was born in America and moved to Belgium whilst still a pup. This was a great success and I very much thank Wim and Mario for allowing me to use their wonderful dog Caan. 5 puppies, 3 rough coated black and tan dogs and 2 smooth black and tan bitches were born on my birthday, 8 February 2001.

Not shown in any of these photos but much loved is Ellie (Bilchry Elosie), Peanut's mother and grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother to the others. She came to live with us in 2002 when her breeder and devoted dad, Bill Bradbury, went into hospital and sadly later died. Bill sold me my first Griffons and became a close friend and it is an honour to have his beloved Ellie live with us.

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