On May 15, 1988, CH Cox's Goodtime Mindy Lou and CH Cox's Goodtime Ace in the Hole celebrated the birth of a litter. One of the puppies in this litter showed exceptional promise even as a baby, and as he matured he more than fulfilled this promise.
Herschel and Doris Cox named the little boy Cox's Goodtime Charlie Brown.
Charlie was a beautiful brindle dog, as typey as they come, and with a truly sweet temperament. He finished his championship quickly, then settled down in Jerseyville, Illinois where soon he was receiving female visitors as his fame as a sire spread. Charlie produced puppies who greatly resembled their dad, and as his get increased in numbers, he became a major force in shaping
the present "look" of the American Frenchie population. In 1991, in Kenner, LA, Charlie won the FBDCA National Specialty. After this, he was retired from showing except for his appearance at the 1996 National Specialty in Plano, TX, where his many friends and fans greeted his appearance in the Parade of Champions with tumultuous applause.
Sadly, Charlie died on July 12, 1997, at the age of nine. At the time of his death, 83 of his get were finished champions, with many more still being shown. The loss of this great little dog was a devastating blow to his owners, and also to the breed. We may find comfort in the fact that he left
so many descendents to remind us of him and to carry on his line.