is the premier breeder of Bergers des Pyrénées in Canada, since 1995 and designated "Hall of Fame Breeder" by the Pyrenean Shepherd Club of America. Also known as the Pyrenean Shepherd, or Pyr Shep, this breed will continually amaze you with their zest for life and family devotion. Intelligent, dynamic and energetic these little dogs are smaller than a Border Collie. They have a very strong character and are always happiest when doing a job for you, big or small. Valued as tireless working farm dogs their desire to please, versatility and agility also makes them well suited and very popular as a competitor in all types of performance events such as agility, disc dog, flyball and the like.

Coupled with a hardy constitution it is my pleasure to share with others the enjoyment my family experiences living with this unique breed. The Pyr Shep ranges in size from 38-48 cm (15"-19") tall at the shoulder, weighing 8-13 kilos (18-30 lbs.) which is an ideal size suited for any lifestyle.

is the longest standing breeder of Petits BassetsGriffons Vendéens in North America, since 1985. Also known as PBGVs these marvelous little French rabbit hounds have a zealous and happy-go-lucky nature which makes them a constant source of amusement and a delight to own as a family pet, hunting companion, for competing in the show ring, obedience ring or even agility.First and foremost, my breeding program is dedicated to preserving and utilizing the inherent working qualities which secures the best of character, most biddable nature and outstanding temperament for breeding.

These qualities combined with their beauty and original rusticity gives me great pleasure and confidence in promoting this breed to everyone who visits and would like to learn more about the breed. The PBGV ranges in size from 38-43 cm (15-17") tall at the shoulder, weighing 11-13 kilo (25-30 lbs) which is an ideal size suited for any lifestyle.

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Bergers des Pyrénées
(Pyrenean Shepherds)

Full  CKC Recognition  since  1992

History of the Pyrenean Shepherd
Appearance and Character
Conformation Standards CKC & FCI
Health Concerns
Books available

Meet Our Pyrenean Shepherds
& view Pedigrees

General Care
Socializing & Training



Agility, Fly-Ball
Disc Dog


2014 Dogs of France Specialty Show
2014 Westminster Dogs Show
2011 & 2013 National Specialty Show Results 
Our trip to the 2011 World Dog Show in Paris

Our History
Contact Information

Meet Our Sheep & Chickens as well

Breeders & Clubs around the World
Pedigree Databases
E-Lists & Chat Forums to Join

Petits Bassets
Griffons Vendéens


Full  CKC  Recognition  since  1985

History of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
Appearance and Character
Conformation Standards CKC &FCI
Health Concerns
Books available

Meet Our
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen Hounds
& view Pedigrees

General Care
Socializing & Training

Hunting with the
Petit  Basset Griffon Vendéen
Hunting Websites

Show Results

National Specialties (N.America & France)

Our History
Contact Information

Meet Our Sheep &Chickens as well

Breeders & Clubs around the World
E-Lists Chat Forums to Join

We are members of, and subscribe to the CANADIAN KENNEL CLUB
Code of Ethics and Code of Practice.
Registered and Licensed

Pyrenean Shepherd Club of America "Hall of Fame" Breeder


for more information e-mail Susan at]
905-522-0590 (in Canada, after 6 pm & weekends)
International inquiries to 705-932-1004 (E.S.T.)
We are located just south of Peterborough and north of Port Hope in Ontario, Canada

We are 45 minutes east of Toronto and 80 minutes from Toronto Pearson Airport
3.5 hours west of Ottawa
4.5 hours west of Montreal
  3 hours north of Buffalo & Niagara Falls, New York

Surrounding our home in the eastern townships you can experience the historic setting of Port Hope on Lake Ontario which boasts the largest number of Heritage Properties in Ontario;  the rolling hills and vistas of Northumberland County; the local Native history around Rice Lake; the beautiful and quaint Prince Edward County  known for the local artisans, cheese and wine making; and in the Peterborough/Kawarthas area there is the famous Peterborough or Kawartha Farmers' Market and Lift Locks (part of the Rideau Canal).  Around the corner from our home is the 4th Line Theatre  which is an outdoor live theatre in Millbrook which is an exceptional experience on a warm summer evening; or go exploring in  the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority forest which abuts our property supporting miles and miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding or spend and exciting few hours exploring the canopy of the forest going Treetop Trekking.

   Pyr Shep Rescue      /      PBGV Rescue

If you have a Berger des Pyrénées (Pyrenean Shepherd) or a Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen in need of assistance or rehoming please contact us
We just want to help you and the dog so everyone is happy.
705-932-1004    905-522-0590


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Chaparral Pyr Sheps & PBGVs Canadian breeder of Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens