2017  NEWS  from CHAPARRAL

Tango passes herding instinct test
Tango taking his herding instinct test.

Moqui wins Select Bitch

  2016  NEWS  from CHAPARRAL

(Pictured is Moqui and her sire Gabizos)

In April we attended the Pyrenean Shepherd Club of America National Specialty show in North Carolina. 
Our own dogs, dogs we have bred and influenced with our bloodlines did very well under the judge from France, M. Norbert Gainche. 
Hilly--1st 6-9 Puppy & Sweeps
Fletcher--1st 9-12 Male Puppy & BOS Sweeps & TCQ
Fifi--3rd 9-12 Female Puppy & 2nd Sweeps
Sami--1st 9-12 Female Puppy & 3rd Sweeps & TCQ
Roulette--Female BoB Class & TCQ
Gabizos-- 1st Best Stud Dog & TCQ
Moqui--1st Am.Bred, Winners Bitch, Best of Winners & BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW!
Pooka2--3rd Bred-By Bitches & TCQ
Tryst--1st Open Bitch & RWB (+ WB & 5pt major at earlier show) & TCQ
Echo--4th Open Male
Spring--1st 7-9 Veteran Bitch & TCQ
Emmett--2nd Bred-By Male
Bellocq--1st 9-11 yr. Veterans Class & TCQ
Eureka--1st 11+yr Veterans Class and Best Veteran
Tango & Karen -- 8 for 8 in Rally, earning 4 RAE legs. Thursday he was 1st in Exc B (99) and Adv B (100) and High Combined Exc B/Adv B!
On Friday Tango was the High Combined Pyr Shep!

Liberty--completed many successful runs in agility for Melanie. Unfortunatley, Cookie injured her foot and could not compete

Gabizos du Picourlet started off 2016 with his first show and a Group 2nd placement.  Another Group 2nd at the Bobcaygeon Show.  Then a RESERVE  BEST  IN  SHOW!

  2015  NEWS  from CHAPARRAL

In December we finished off with a memorable holiday in Orlando, Florida at the Eukanuba Dog Show.  All three dogs did us proud, especially
Chaparral's Pooka 2nd who was "Winners Bitch" and Gabizos du Picourlet "Best of Opposite Sex"

In April we attended the Canine Federation of Canada dog show in Nova Scotia to exhibit our dogs to the 4 FCI (European) judges, one being M. Jean-Jacque Dupas who is an expert with the Pyrenean Shepherd.
All our dogs did well.  Pooka2 obtained her Championship title and placed 1st and 2nd in the Herding Group
Gabizos also earned his Championship title with 4 Excellent Ratings.

Tryst also obtained 4 Excellent rating from these esteemed judges.
In October we took 3 of our Pyr Sheps to the famous Morris and Essex Dog Show in New Jersey.  They all did us proud with Gabizos winning Best of Breed,
his daughter Roulette winning Best of Opposite Sex and Tryst winning Winners Bitch. 

  2014  NEWS  from CHAPARRAL

In 2014 we attended a 5 day show in the United States and our male, Gabizos du Picourlet, earned his American Championship title as well as placing 3rd in the Herding Group.

In the same weekend our two females, Tryst and Pooka2, earned majors and points towards their American Championship titles.

At age 13 our old girl Eureka is still strutting her stuff and charming everyone who meets her.  She also won Best Veteran Class at the U.S. show.

  2013  NEWS  from CHAPARRAL

On his first weekend of showing in Canada our lovely French import, Gabizos du Picourlet, garners one of many Group placements obtained in 2013.
He is now a Canadian Champion.

In May of 2013 we attended the Pyrenean Shepherd Club of America National Specialty Show and Gabizos won Winners Dog and Best of Winners to obtain a 5 point major.  We will continue his showing in the
United States in 2014.

Our beautiful veteran bitch, Ch. Chaparral's Eureka, also surprised everyone with her Best of Breed win at the pre-show PSCA National Specialty 2013.  She is a beautiful girl and still is showing and
 placing in the Herding Group in Canada.

  2012  NEWS  from CHAPARRAL 

Ch. Chaparral's Pooka 2nd

Pooka2 finishes her Canadian Championship in style with a Group 2 placement under FCI judge, Mr. Bo Skalin of Finland.

  2011  NEWS  from CHAPARRAL 


Canadian and American Champion, Chaparral's Hoopla
won Best in Specialty Show at the 2011 U.S. National Specialty in New Castle Pennsylvania
The esteemed judge was M. Guy Mansencal from France which made the win all that much more appreciated by us.

We are equally as proud of  Chaparral Reglisse Terra Bleu (aka Regi) owned by Joni Johnson and shown by Jennie Williams
Regi place Reserve Winners Bitch at the Specialty show and also placed Best of Breed by Mr. Skip Stanbridge the following day to finish her Championship title.

Chaparral's Winocq was among the other Chaparral dogs in attendance on the weekend and she also finished her Championship title with a 5-point major the day before the Specialty Show.  At the Specialty she was noticed by M. Mansencal and was among the dogs that were cut to come back for a second look.

Chaparral's Pooka2 was in the Bred-By-Exhibitor class and placed 1st.

  2010  NEWS  from CHAPARRAL 

Chaparral's Pooka II receives her first Group Placement being shown by my Grand-Niece!

  2009  NEWS  from CHAPARRAL 

On February 14, 2009 we welcomed HIVERNAL DU VAL DU VENT DORE
A big  THANK YOU  to Francoise Préat, Val Vent Doré Kennel, in Belgium for entrusting us with this promising fellow.

view pedigree and see more pictures.

March '09 weekend - Our boy, Bellocq du Pic d'Arrouyette, wins multiple Winners Dog honors and four 4-point majors to become
an American Kennel Club Champion!

April '09 - In Canada he earns his Championship title in style with a Group 4th placement!

May '09 weekend - Thank you to FCI breeder/judge, Christian Janes of Austria, for awarding Bello Winners Dog at the 2009 U.S.  National Specialty Show.


March '09 weekend - Can. Ch. Chaparral's Hoopla  picks up three 4-point majors in the U.S. and only needs a couple more points to earn her Championship.

May '09 weekend - Hoopla places Winners Bitch & Best of Winners at the U.S. National Specialty Show under FCI breeder/judge Christian Janes of Austria.

May'09 weekend - Pooka2nd at only 10 months old wins Reserve Winners Bitch at the U.S. National Specialty Show under FCI breeder/judge Mr. C. Janes.

June '09 weekend - Hoopla earns her American Championship Title.



May 2007 --Ch. Chaparral's Eureka HS obtained her Stock Dog Started (SDS) title
November 2007 -- Ch. Chaparral's Eminence Rouge HS obtained his Stock Dog Started (SDS) title
November 2007 -- Chaparral's Niveole obtained her first CKC title passing her Herding Tested
Novermber 2008 -- all three earned their HTAD1 title through the AHBA


Angela and Rally (Chaparral's Zane Grey X Chaparral's Elan Vitale) placed 1st in the Freestyle Toss & Fetch Class and also 1st in the Pairs Freestyle (1 dog, 2 throwers) with a terrific score of 45/50.

These high placings earn them  invitations to the  Skyhoundz World Championships year after year.
Indiana Disc Dog Classic - June 25 & 26th, 2009
Angela & Rally placed 2nd in Freestyle and 2nd overall (freestyle and toss&fetch combined)

Angela & Rally placed 4th in Freestyle, with only 0.3 points between 2nd and 4th place



Susan and her Pyr Shep, Tag (Ourson de l'Oustaou de Padel X Ch. Chaparral's Eureka), come up as the
Top Ranked Berger des Pyrenees in Canada in the agility ring!  Tag just recently earned his ATChC (Agility Trial Champion of Canada) title.




Roxanne & Nikita (Ourson de l'Oustaou de Padel X Ch. Chaparral's Eureka) are qualified and are heading to the 2009 National Agility Championships!


June 2008

Chaparral's Niveole received her Championship Title
with a Group Placement under
judge Mr. P. Odenkirchen

2008 Pyrenean Shepherd Club of America National Specialty, Ohio
Top Honours from a Top Judge: 
Monsieur Guy Mansencal, France

Can. Ch. Chaparral's Hoopla
Winners Bitch, Best of Winners,
2nd Place Award of Merit

Bellocq du Pic  d'Arrouyette
       Reserve Winners Dog - Exc.

Chaparral's Niveole HT  &
Can.Ch.Chaparral's Eureka HS, SDS

both 1st in their class & rated "Excellent"

2007  NEWS

2007 Pyrenean Shepherd Club of America National Specialty

Ch. Ourson de l'Oustaou de Padel CD = BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW
for the 3rd time!
2007 Nat'l Specialty Judge:   Ms. Nancy Coombs, U.S.A.(judge & breeder)


In  September 2004  I attended the French National Specialty Show in Argeles-Gazost
with  "Teddy".
He placed 5th EXCELLENT in the Open Male Class.  It was a great honour to be in such excellent company!

In Canada:  GROUP 1ST

Pyrenean Shepherd 

National Specialty Shows

 Ch. Ourson de l'Oustaou de Padel CD, HIC
Best in National Specialty Show
 2007, 2003, 2002(Regional) & 2001!

Judges:  M. Guy Mansencal,  M. Pecoult & M. Dupas from France & Ms. Nancy Coombs & Mr. David Miller, U.S.A.   

(Teddy's sire "Jeronimo de Mauna Kea" and half-brother "Noris de Mauna Kea"
are both Best in Show National Specialty Winners in France.)




  Chaparral's Eminence Rouge  -  Reserve Winners Dog            Chaparral's Pooka (Daughter of  Ourson) - Winners Bitch & Best of Winners

                            Best Brace - Teddy & Pooka (show by Sylvain Jacquemin)
  Best Expression - (Our 2000 BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW  Winner) Ch. Chaparral Gascon de La Brise ("Jacques")


  Ch. Phurz Rigolo at Chaparral, Best Veteran & Award of Merit
Olivia de l'Oustaou de Padel  placed 1st in the Working Class and 3rd in Brood Bitch

Chaparral's Eureka placed 1st in Bred By Exhibitor Class


  Ch. Chaparral Gascon de La Brise winning Best in PSCA National Specialty Show 2000!