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Mary Lou’s accomplishments through service to the sport
Mary Lou Tingley of dogs are legendary and deep. She and late husband Art,
entered their new found hobby with their first Briard in
June 19, 1930 - February 25, 2014 1959 and never looked back. Mary Lou believed in ser-
by Terry Miller vice with almost a singlehandedness of purpose whether

Over the years, much has been said by and about Mary it be for a dog club, a book publisher, a fund raiser or the
novice entering the sport with their very first dog. Long
Lou Tingley. she was the Dew Claw editor in the days time breeders called on her often for advice applying her
when printing was done on a mimeograph machine and deep knowledge of animal husbandry, grooming, pedi-
color was added to the cover drawing of Briards tongues grees, Briard history and behavior. The constants one could
with a pink colored pencil one by one by her hand. She was always count on were unbending ethics, quiet leadership
a breeder, president, show chair, education chair, secretary, by honest example and perpetual openminded curiosity.
board member, editor, writer, judge around the world, spe- Mary Lou never stopped learning nor slowed down in her
cialty judge and purveyor of all things Briard to the Briard humble quest to know more and do better.
Club of America and her beloved Atlantic States Briard The early dogs came primerily from some of the most
Club. She wore almost every hat and set an example of notable kennels in France, de Vasouy and de la Haute Tour
dedication, involvement, altruism and loyalty to the Briard although their first Briard was a kid loving sweet black girl
above all. Together with late husband Art, Mary Lou was a named Dodie of Alpen, bred in New Jersey and bought
founding member of Atlantic States Briard Club serving as from a newspaper ad. It was Dodie who sealed their love
a lifetime member as she was of the BCA, of Sussex Hills of the breed. Briards chez Phydeaux was born and offered
Kennel Club and Schooley’s Mountain Kennel Club where a guiding light of true dedicasion to the breed for nearly 55
she served as their annual show secretary. years.

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Mary Lou judging the 1991 Briard Na-
tional awards a class win to Terry Miller
with Deja Vu Five n Dime. Steward is
Lee Davidson.

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