All of them, even the show dogs,
have the right to live the life of a real dog. None of them has
to spend its life in an individual box.
Walks, playing and running around,
as well as gardening, digging holes and a lot of nonsense is part
of their daily lives. It would be marvellous if one day they could
stop the last few activities, but well this is more a dream of
After attending a conference
about B.A.R.F. (biological adapted raw food) in early 2010 we
totally changed the food of our carnivores. It took some time
and a lot of advice and the follow-up of a specialised veterinary
to find an adapted optimised combination of raw food and vitamins,
minerals etc. It is definitely more work to prepare this kind
of food for the dogs than the industrial one, but it has many
A dog show offers the unique
opportunity to see a lot of different dogs and breeders in a small
space of time. Construction, general appearance, character etc.
are judged. It also gives the opportunity to compare one’s
own dogs to those of others and to find potential stud dogs. It
is impossible to talk seriously about breeding without attending
dog shows in France and abroad. The more one can deal with competition
the more one can judge one’s own dogs.
Dog shows are part of the work of a serious breeder. Imagine a
plane constructor who refuses to show you how one of their planes
takes off and flies and just told you “of course the plane
This is probably the difference between a breeder and a puppy
producer who is mainly focused on profitability. Yes, dog shows
are more and more expensive – spending 300 euros for a weekend
bitches do not have puppies under
the age of two years. They have a maximum of one litter per year.
The number of litters they have during their life depends on their
health, the time they spend as show dogs, their behaviour with
the puppies and so on.
The stud dogs
we use are either our own or come from other breeders in France
or abroad. The choice is made in terms of the genetic combination,
the breed standard etc. always
looking for the ideal dog whilst preferring the good-natured.
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