304 DOGS AND ALL ABOUT THEM
from smooth ones : for example, Sparklets, Ch. Copthorne Lobster, Ch. Copthorne Treasure, Ch. Copthorne Talk-o'the-Town, and Copthorne Blunderbuss. This and many other facts in connection with breeding Griffons will be learnt from experience, always the best teacher.
The descriptive particulars of the Brussels Griffon are:
General Appearance-A lady's little dog-intelligent, sprightly, robust, of compact appearance-reminding one of a cob, and captivating the attention by a quasi-human expression. Head-Rounded, furnished with somewhat hard, irregular hairs, longer round the eyes, on the nose and cheeks. Ears-Erect when cropped as in Belgium, semierect when uncropped. Eyes-Very large, black, or nearly black ; eyelids edged with black, eyelashes long and black, eyebrows covered with hairs, leaving the eye they encircle perfectly uncovered. NoseAlways black, short, surrounded with hair converging upward to meet those which surround the eyes. Very pronounced stop. LipsEdged with black, furnished with a moustache. A little black in the moustache is not a fault. Chin-Prominent without showing the teeth, and edged with a small beard. Chest-Rather wide and deep. LegsAs straight as possible, of medium length. Tall-Erect, and docked to two-thirds. Colour-In the Griffons Bruxellois, red ; in the Griffons Belges, preferably black and tan, but also grey or fawn ; in the Petit Brabancon, red or black and tan. Texture of Coat-Harsh and wiry, irregular, rather long and thick. In the Brabancon it is smooth and short. Weight-Light weight, 5 lb. maximum ; and heavy weight, 9 lb. maximum. Faults-The faults to be avoided are light eyes, silky hair on the head, brown nails, teeth showing, a hanging tongue or a brown nose.