Charles LeBoutillier, Jr. was Founder and First President of the Greenspring Poodles Club, Inc.
A graduate of Harvard and MIT, Charles came to Baltimore to work in the
field of commercial art.
When Mrs. Whitehouse Walker brought Obedience to the United States,
Charles became an enthusiastic follower of the sport.
It was then when he acquired a standard poodle that he recognized the
potential this Breed had for Obedience. He felt that good breeding was
essential for the development and protection of the Breed. Thus, began the Greenspring Poodle Club in June of 1953.
In 1954 the Club became an affiliate of the Poodle Club of America.
Charles was a respected breeder with
his Stonewood Kennels, a licensed judge in both Breed and Obedience, a
trainer in Obedience and Poodle Retrieving.
Charles died suddenly at the age of 92 in 1996. Not only do members of the Greenspring Poodle Club owe Charles a debt
of gratitude but also the countless people and poodles who, through his
tireless efforts and insight, have been enriched.
Photo below from the Easton Star Democrat
newspaper, Easton, Maryland, December 20,
The annual Poodle Retriever Work Trials were held at Wye Town Farm, the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Fisher, Jr., Sunday. Participants in the trials pictured
here are, left to right: Mrs. Edwin M. Rippel with her retriever Baily; Mrs.
Martha Covington and Chally; Mrs. Gordon Fisher, Jr., and Sarah; Miss Esther
Crampton and Rowdy Randy; Mrs. Robert Price, Jr., and Pandora; Mrs. Alan
Coppenbarger with Fifi, owned by Mrs. Fisher; Mrs. Frances Nunvar and Pierre;
Miss Ruth Hyde and Spice; W.C. Smith and Joisette; and Charles LeBoutillier with
Heide and Stevie.