The Pyrenean Shepherd is truly a hidden treasure in Canada.  They make brilliant, devoted family companions.  Yes, they are little busy bodies but if you've time for a long walk every day they are quite suited to live in any environment.  They desire, above all else, your companionship so they may not be suitable in families where they will be left alone for a full day.   Their origins as a bossy little sheep herding dog dictates that they must have just as bossy an owner.   Built for leaping and bounding, channeling their energy into competition sports such as herding, agility or disc dog trials are extracurricular activities that all the family members can participate in with their Pyrenean Shepherd.  I welcome anyone interested in the breed to come and visit us at our home, see how we raise our puppies and experience the joy and pleasure we get from our P'tit Bergers and P'tit Bassets, as well as all the other animals.

For a puppy or adult to be sold as a "purebred", it must be eligible to be registered with the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC).  This is the law in Canada.  If the breeder claims that the puppies they are selling are purebred then you are legally entitled to a Canadian Kennel Club Registration Certificate at no extra cost.  The sale of purebred dogs is governed by the Federal Animal Pedigree Act (APA).  Selling a puppy without papers automatically makes it a non-purebred dog.  If a certificate of registration is NOT provided by the seller within six months of the date of sale, the buyer can lay a charge against the seller for violation of the Animal Pedigree Act Article 64.  The penalty for violation of the APA can be a fine of up to $50,000.  If your puppy is not registered ask to see the parents Registration Certificate to make sure the owner has the breeding rights for the parents. 

Visit our YouTube Channel to see videos of our dogs:

For more information on the care of a Pyr Shep puppy and socialization visit our "Care and Training the Berger des Pyrenees" page.

For information about activities you and your family can participate in with your Pyr Shep visit our Work and Play Page to meet some of the
Pyr Sheps from Chaparral who are enjoying active lives and learn how you can participate in these activities with your Pyr Shep as well.

If you don't live nearby and would like to meet one of our Pyr Sheps in your area contact us by email, phone or text 905-522-0590



Am.Can.Grand Champion Gabizos du Picourlet         was bred to         Chaparral's Fine Fettle RN

1 brindle male and 3 black male puppies were born  January 3, 2019.  Registered with Canadian Kennel Club.
   Rough-faced or Smooth-faced yet to be determined.
All health testing done on parents.   Puppies have all vaccinations, rabies vaccination, microchipped. 
Eye exam at 8 weeks old (all normal), clear eye DNA testing for PRA-prcd on both parents so puppies are also "clear".
Normal hearts, patellas normal, very sound atheletic puppies.  Natural tails and ears.   A very low inbreeding coefficient of  "0%"  in 5 generations .

Beautiful five month old midnight black puppies from a line of prize-winning Pyrennean Shepherds.  These medium-sized dogs are well known in Europe as talented herders of sheep.
In North America, they are gaining a loyal following for individuals and families who lead active lives, want to participate in specialty training or agility competitions, 
or who just want a great hiking companion.

 They are exceptionally obedient, intelligent, and loyal.  These fabulous pups with winsome almond eyes are always gazing at you with a desire to please and learn more. 
We have taught them many little tricks using "clicker" training techniques.  Very food motivated, clicker trained, will sit in a carboard box, jump through hoops, stand on a pedastal,
sit, lay down, stay, come and offer kisses galor!  They have attended Early Puppy Obedience & Agility Classes with me (as an instructor) and are very comfortable in the class.
  I welcome hearing more about you and your own lifestyle to assertain if this breed is right for you and your family, and/or any questions you might have about the breed.

Visit our YouTube Channel to see our dogs:

Or see our latest videos on Facebook HERE

MANY,  MANY, MANY  more pictures on my  FACEBOOK page.


Meeting visitors.

AVAILABLE -- MALE -- Chaparral's Notability --"Raven "
A very nice quality male puppy.  Medium-sized, of the rough-faced variety.   Stable, curious, playful, affectionate and very clever, he is somewhat reserved with strangers but is calm around people and dogs, as is typical of the breed.  He will be a loyal and devoted companion to his new family. Well socialized and comfortable around strangers and visiting different environments.  He loves going to obedience and agility classes to learn new things.  Beautiful black with small white stripe.  Natural ears and tail.  Both testicles down.  Double-dewclaws. Full dentition and a scissor bite.  Dark eye. Good angulation and movement. Suitable for showing, obedience, rally or other performance events and an excellent  family companion.  Registered with Canadian Kennel Club.  All health testing up-to-date on parents -- OFA/OVC hips, patellas, heart, eye certification and DNA tested clear.  Puppies have been vet checked and are 110% healthy.   Each puppy has had eye certification at 9 weeks of age and all are clear of any anomalies. Have had full set of vaccinations, microchipped and dewormed.   
"Raven" loves leaping in the air with joy,  playing tag with the chickens and sheep and going for car rides.  He has been attending puppy classes at the local obedience and beginners agility school, going for walks into town, going to the outdoor markets and visiting with my family members.  At this time they are also joining our pack on daily hikes into the forest and ending with a swim in the pond. 

Feel free to visit and inspect our home !


     Pictures of Raven and his brother Suki at 5 months old.

MANY,  MANY, MANY  more pictures on  FACEBOOK

These puppies are located in Millbrook, Ontario.


GrCan.,Gr.Am.,CFC Ch.
Gabizos du Picourlet
Daille du Picourlet
Cascadet du Pic d'Arbizon
BISS Toulicou du Picourlet
Vianne du Pic d'Arbizon
Chistera du Meya
BISS Toulicou du Picourlet
Paloma du Meya
Estive du Meya
Troubadour de l'Estive
Navarette de l'Estaube
Neige d'Or de La Griffe Pyreneenne
V'Meya de la Roche au Blaireau Troubadour de l'Estive
Muscade de La Roche au Blaireau
Chaparral's Fine Fettle
Hivernal du Val du Vent Dore
Bandit de la Tuile au Loup
Merlot du Grand Bestiolan
Zoe de la Tuile au Loup
Pimprenelle de la Grand Bestiolan
Uom de la Tuile au Loup
Iena du Grand Bestiolan
Can.Am.Ch.Chaparral's Pooka2nd
BISS Ch.Ourson de l'Oustaou de Padel CD
Jeronimo du Mauna Kea
Myrtille de l'Oustaou de Padel
Chaparral's Just Crochet
Ch.Chaparral's Eminence Rouge HST
Chaparral's Pooka

Candy will be bred in 2020


Ch. Chaparral Canadienne

Chaparral Canadienne
Am.& Can. GCh.
Gabizos du Picourlet,TCQ
Daille du Picourlet
Cascadel du Pic d'Arbizon
Chistera du Meya
Estive du Meya
Troubadour de l'Estive
V'Meya de la Roche de Blaireau
Can.Am.CFC.Ch.Chaparral's Hoopla
Ch.Chaparral's Eminence Rouge HS, SDS
Can.Am.Ch.Chaparral Gascon de la Brise
Olivia de l'Oustaou de Padel HS
Chaparral's  Pooka
Ch.Ch.Ourson de l'Oustaou de Padel CD, TCQ
Chaparral's Esprit d'Argent

Our retired adult dogs  make excellent companions for a single adult or a couple leading a calmer lifestyle yet still wanting to enjoy the pleasure of owning such a marvelous breed.   Still requiring daily exercise,  the retired individuals do not demand the playful amusements an adolescent puppy seeks out, yet they still enjoy fetching a squeaky toy and learning new skills such as Therapy Dog work or training for Rally, Obedience or Tracking competitions.  Sometimes a mature youngster also becomes available and they are also well-trained and full of youthful energy which needs to be expended on long hikes or training for working on a farm or doing performance events such as agility.  All are extremely well-mannered house dogs, house-trained, well socialized, completely obedience trained, accustomed to other pets and livestock and some have basic agility skills or herding training.   They can also make excellent companions while setting a good example with the introduction of a new puppy.

If you are interested in learning more about adopting an older companion email me, Susan, or text, or telephone 905-522-0590
and inquire about their personalities and if they would suit your family.


PRIYA (female)

SAGE (male)

Priya and Sage have been raised together for 7 years and are two very beautiful examples of the Smooth-faced variety of the Pyrenean Shepherd.

Eight years ago "Sage" was imported by his current owner as a puppy from the distinguished Smooth-faced breeding kennel, La Vie Pastorale in France.  His registered name is Gavroche de la Vie Pastorale.  He is brindle in colour, has natural ears and a natural bob-tail.
Seven years ago "Priya" was imported by her current owner as a puppy from the well-known Swedish kennel, Jomgarden.  Her registered name is Jomgarden's Priya.  She is fawn in colour, has natural ears and a natural bob-tail.

Both started their adventures in Texas, USA, where they were beloved family members and enjoyed a pampered lifestyle doing many activities and going to the occasional dog show.  After a few years they moved with their owner to start a new adventure in Ecuador where they enjoyed life in the beautiful rural countryside.  Sage was also exhibited at dog shows and has on record 5 AKC points toward his American Kennel Club Championship title as well as International wins at dog shows in Ecuador, Peru and Columbia.  Due to a very unfortunate long-term illness their owner is no longer available to care for them so with their best interests at heart he has reached out to us for help in rehoming to a suitable family, preferably together as they are very attached to one another.  With the support of the Owner, the Pyrenean Shepherd Club of America Rescue Committee, the original foreign breeders, and other dedicated breeders in the USA that want the best of care for the breed around the world we would like you to consider providing a forever home for these adult dogs.  I have taken on their care and fostering of them until an appropriate family can be found and feel free to make any inquiries.  You can make direct inquiries to me at or the Pyrenean Shepherd Club of America (see website).

These young dogs will be arriving at my home before the end of the year where they will be evaluated while preparing for another great life adventure, in yet another country.  They are registered with the American Kennel Club and ownership can be transferred.  They are excellent examples of this rare variety/type--the Smooth-faced Pyrenean Shepherd and can be shown or enjoyed in the many sports actvities being offered for dogs at this time.  They are up-to-date on their vaccinations, parasite-free and have had regular veterinarian care.  They are not neutered or spayed.  They will have had a general health examination, eye examination and will be integrated into our stable pack of dogs while with us to give them a great start for their new family.  If you are at all interested in finding out more about these dogs, whether or not they would suit your family, or just want to follow their progress at our home please contact me and I will keep you informed as to when they will be available for adoption. 

Thank you for your consideration and interest in these dogs.

Susan Buttivant, Chaparral Kennels

Occasionally we hear of Pyr Sheps that have come from other countries or breeders, dogs that are lost or found and are in need of assistance or rehoming. You can contact us to inquire if there are any of these dogs available for rehoming. 

If you have a Pyr Shep in need of assistance or a new home please contact us as well and we can help you with this endeavour.

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