In 1985 we purchased the lovely fawn bitch 'Sankins San Moon' ( Mindy ) from Sandy Hawkins. Mindy was sired by 'Byrock Moon River', who we had watched gain his only CC, from Mike Stockman. Mindy's mother was 'Quatt Tammy'.
Mindy not only had a fabulous temperament but turned out to be a wonderful mother. When she died, shortly before her 11th birthday, everyone who knew her were saddened. Mindy was mated to Tom Kentish's German import, 'Ch. Rajah von der Grimmelsburg of Tollydane', a dog we handled at stud on several occasions, following the tragic death of his owner at just 26 years of age. From a litter of nine puppies, seven were reared, and several of the puppies from this litter went as foundation stock to new-comers to the breed, several of whom have gone on to establish winning kennels and are now championship show judges in the breed.
SANKINS SAN MOON AT KINGROCK
The puppy we retained, a brindle, 'Kingrock Saffron', went on to become a top producer and the UK's leading French Bulldog brood two years running. All five of her champion progeny were sired by the outstanding stud dog 'Ch. Tollydane Pierrot at Nokomis'. Shown below are some of her champion offspring and one or two others from this very successful mating.
CH.KINGROCK BUSH BASIL AT KARLBULL
CH. KINGROCK PEPPERMINT at SANKINS
CH. KINGROCK BERGAMOT AT PRINGHAM
KINGROCK CHICORY AT PRINGHAM
KINGROCK HEMLOCK AT LAUDERNELL
KINGROCK CHERRY AT BRENBELL
AM. CH. KINGROCK LIQUORICE
SW. & NOR. CH. KINGROCK CHIVES
Pierrot to Saffron also produced the beautiful 'Kingrock Angelica', who was so unlucky not to gain her title, winning 2 CC's and 7 RCC's. 'Angelica' did produce a title holder, 'Ch. Kingrock Poppyseed', sired by the stunning 'Ch. Nokomis White Eagle'. At Crufts in 1993, the Junior, Limit and Open winners in the bitch challenge were all Kingrocks, with the CC going to 'Ch. K. Poppyseed' and the RCC to her mother, 'K.Angelica'.
KINGROCK ANGELICA (2CC's 7RCC'S)
'UK & AM. CH. KINGROCK POPPYSEED'
Winning Best of Breed whilst being campaigned for us in the USA.
AM. CH. KINGROCK LIQUORICE' was 'Best Dog' at this show.
For her next litter 'Sankins San Moon of Kingrock' was mated to 'Ch Ledormy Squire Finch' and produced the handsome fawn, 'Zimbabwian Ch. Kingrock Goldfinch at Gamestaff'. This combination also produced the South African Ch. Kingrock Strawberry Finch, but unfortunately we do not have her photograph.
ZIMBABWIAN CH. KINGROCK GOLDFINCH AT GAMESTAFF
For her last litter 'Sankins San Moon of K.' was mated to the 'Ch. Tollydane Pierrot at Nokomis' son, 'Kingrock Pagliacci'. From this litter came 'Ir. Ch. Kingrock Jules'.
Campaigned by the same Irish kennel was 'Ir. Ch. Kingrock Captain Pugwash of Marzet' sired by the 'Ch Rajah von der Grimmelsburg of Tollydane' son, Byrock Silver Wizard ex. Kingrock Dockyard Doris.
IR.CH. KINGROCK CAPTAIN PUGWASH AT MARZET
UK & Am.Ch. Kingrock Poppyseed produced just one litter and this was by the pied 'Kingrock Pagliacci'. From this litter came the very feminine 'Kingrock Sesameseed', who in turn, mated to another of our pied stud dogs, 'Kingrock Moon Mission' produced the outstanding litter containing the top winning French Bulldog puppy of 1996 'Kingrock Frogmella for Roozrick.
KINGROCK MOON MISSION
KINGROCK FROGMELLA FOR ROOZRICK (Top Winning Puppy 1996)
KINGROCK OBERON AT KARLBULL (Res.CC)
A consistent ch. show class winner including Crufts (twice) and FBC of E.
PENBURTON DOUBLE ACT WITH KINGROCK
'PENBURTON DOUBLE ACT with KINGROCK' (Madge) joined us in 2006. Madge's pedigree contains many of our old lines and she has won consistantly at championship show level. In 2007 Madge produced her first litter, sired by 'Roozrick Bilbo Baggins', who is linebred to 'Kingrock Frogmella for Roozrick'.
During 2006 we also acquired the litter sisters 'Inyawood Phyllis Diller at Kingrock' & 'Inyawood Lili Marlene at Kingrock'. Once again their pedigree contains our breeding on both sides and we are sure they will contribute greatly to the blood-lines we have already. They are seen in the photograph above, at 10 weeks of age, with a Victorian toy.
THE FOLLOWING PHOTOGRAPHS ARE A TRIBUTE TO THE HANDSOME CH. INYAWOOD LILI MARLENE AT KINGROCK SON, KINGROCK RAIMUNDO.
ALTHOUGH RARELY SHOWN, RAIMUNDO QUALIFIED FOR THE KENNEL CLUB STUD BOOK. HE ALSO SIRED WINNING PROGENY IN THE SHOWRING.
RAIMUNDO (at 8 weeks)
RAIMUNDO (at 18 weeks)
RAIMUNDO (at 14 months)
KINGROCK RAIMUNDO (at 2 years)
We sadly lost Raimundo with cancer shortly after this photo was taken.
Raimundo's mother, Ch. Inyawood Lili Marlene at Kingrock, later produced her second and final litter which contained the beautiful bitch puppy, Kingrock Willo.
Here is Kingrock Willo with Graham at her first show. Willo was 2nd out of 13 and qualified for Crufts.
This is Ch. Kingrock Maple Syrup with Theapaul. She is a daughter of Kingrock Willo and was one of only two in her first litter.
He is a son of Kingrock Willo, from her second litter.
KINGROCK IT'S A DEAL WILDAX ROWENDALE
Photographed after winning Best Puppy in Show at the M&NCFBC Championship Show under breed specialist judge, Betty Peach.
CHAMPION CHAMELIA CLARA KINGROCK (5 CCs & 3 RCCs)
A daughter of Kingrock It's A Deal Wildax Rowendale. She was the Top Winning Puppy & Top Winning Bitch in the UK for 2019 and the Top Winning Bitch of 2020. Clara has attended 14 championship shows in either Puppy or Junior and has never been beaten in her class!