Tornado and Rebelle have made my dreams come true and have brought
me more than I would have ever hoped for. It has been a fairytale
come true, therefore the name of our kennel.
We live in Berks County in Pennsylvania. I (Odile) am French but
have been living in the US since 1996. All my life has been spent
with animals, with the exception of my years at the university when
it was impossible to have a dog in my little apartment!
All our dogs are above all family companions and of course live
in the house with us. We do not have a kennel and strongly disagree
with this concept for the Briard. The briard has a very strong bond
with his master and needs permanent contact with him. Therefore
we have a limited number of dogs and I breed at a low frequency.
Our focus is on maintaining the breed characteristics and not on
producing numbers. Babies are born and raised in the house, with
permanent human interactions. It is a great joy to see life renew
itself and watch babies develop. You can see plans or current litter
under the "litters" page.
We are members of the Briard Club of America, the Atlantic States
Briard Club, and support the Vet School at the University of Pennsylvania.
I mostly do conformation activities in the US and France. I strongly
believe the briard should conform to the country of origin (France)
standard and show as much as possible our dogs in France as well
as in the US (or occasionally in Canada). Rebelle was my pride and
joy and is the most titled male of the breed history with multiple
country Championships and Selections. I also take our dogs herding
at two sheep farms and enjoy very much seeing them display the characteristics
for which this breed was bred originally. Rebelle, and now his grandson,
Aramis, make their ancestor, Judith, a true shepherdess of her time,
You can visit the page of each of our dogs to learn more about them.