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About the Club

The Griffon Bruxellois Club was founded in 1897 and is the oldest of the four UK clubs. The Club’s first show was held in 1913 and in 1997 the Club held its Centenary celebrations.

We are always pleased to receive new members and a Membership Application Form can be obtained from the Membership page along with the Club’s Code of Ethics which all members sign up to on joining the Club.

Some History

The Griffon Bruxellois Club was established in 1897 just a year after the breed was first exhibited at Crufts Dog Show 1896. A report of an inaugural meeting, held on 22nd February 1897 declared that “the Club will start with good prospects of making itself useful to those interested in the little red Belgium dogs”. The Club went from strength to strength and in 1913 held the first of many successful shows of its own. We are proud of being the oldest active club for the Griffon Bruxellois in the world.


A championship show is held in April and an open show in October [see the Events page for dates and venues]. At the shows there are numerous breeders and exhibitors and people who wish to own a Griffon can come along to the shows to watch and glean information – we would just ask for consideration for exhibitors when they are preparing their Griffons for the show ring. (Also a reminder that unfortunately only dogs entered either in a class or not for competition are allowed access to the shows.)

Social Events

The garden party is held in June and includes a BBQ, games for dogs and owners, various stalls and an auction with proceeds donated to SM research. Please view the Garden Party page to see the variety of fabulous fancy dress costumes our Griffons are prepared or dared to wear. All of The Griffon Bruxellois Club’s members are invited and generally have a great fun day.


The Club also organise a seminar each year covering either health, judging or breeding. Specialist speakers are invited to these seminars to facilitate the optimum standard of education for our delegates.

Keeping in Touch

Members receive three Bulletins a year which are produced by the Club’s bulletin editor. The Club welcomes articles from members for insertion into the Bulletin, as the Bulletin is one of the Club’s ways of informing our members of the Club’s business, current affairs in the dog world, health issues and recommendations, events, stories and notes of congratulations.

As we review our Club’s communications and web page, we always appreciate feedback and input from our members. Generally correspondence is sent to the Honorary Secretary, or you can talk to any of the committee members at any of our events.

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