Ch. Fairytale's Aramis, HOF
(BIS/BISS Ch Sendero's Our Tornado, HIC, TT, HOF x
Ch Chaotic's Turquoise de Lindeau, Fr/Am Select)
CNSB Clear, OFA Good, DOB: 02/11/2005 - 03/13/2015
| Aramis is the baby of the house. He was born just before Westminster
2005 by C-section. Turquoise, his mother, was quite large and
we were expecting three babies per the ultrasound we had done
earlier on. When we took the X-ray to control calcification
of the babies’ bones, we saw one huge puppy, almost perfectly
stacked and facing the wrong way. Therefore Aramis came to us
in a towel from the hands of the vet. To our biggest surprise
he was not black but tawny. Turquoise having had a C-section
and only one child, did not develop much milk and we bottle
fed Aramis with puppy formula and goat milk/collestrum. He also
went to work with Tim to ensure regular feedings. Aramis was
always in our arms and of course there was no way he could leave
He grew up into the handsome boy as you can see below. Aramis
is a true mixture of his father, Tornado, and his grandfather,
Rebelle. It is striking to watch him and be able to find both
of his male ancestors so clearly in him. He also has a fantastic
personality which resembles a lot his father's: very happy,
very showy, very active and extremely sweet. My only regret
is my inability to take him to shows in France since his ears
Aramis is obsessed with playing fetch and food (not sure which
one comes first in his priorities) and adores being the center
of attention. He has no idea he is a dog, probably considers
himself a human, has an incredible sense of people and reads
what is going on in my mind and heart. Boys have that unique
capacity of being the biggest love bugs there are, and at 85
Lbs, he is a big love bug, but gosh, do I adore him that way.
He is at ease in any place he goes and enjoys as much trotting
along the streets of Manhattan, relaxing in the calm of home,
chasing his ball, going to the sheep farm or being in the show
He earned a 5 points major as his first major and finished his
AKC championship with ease, with Odile as his handler in the
bred by exhibitor class. Back in the show ring for practice,
Aramis was immediately noticed and at his second show won his
first Herding Group 1, at 19 month of age. He is a beautifully
constructed dog, very masculine, with lots of bone and charisma
and also a very beautiful, floating movement around the ring.
He is well known for his outstanding head. His color is still
under transition and we will have to wait till he is 4 to get
his final color. But his texture is really very good.
In 2007, he had been shown for a total of 3 months only over
the year and was ranked #7 in the USA, at just 2 years of age
and while competing on the east coast with all the top dogs.
End of June 2007, he went with his mother Turquoise to the Canadian
National weekend and he too did quite well, winning one best
of breed and a group 2 from the classes, at the Canadian Briard
club Booster show, along with another best male win. These two
major wins left him just short of 2 points for his Canadian
championship title in one weekend. He returned for one weekend
to Canada, won the breed again and finished his Canadian championship.
Being mostly home, Aramis has started his herding training and
enjoying immensely working in the field.
He returned to the ring in 2008, for his third birthday, in
New York, at the most prestigious US show, the famous Westminster
show and won best of breed. He showed beautifully in breed and
group and looked simply gorgeous on the green carpet. Aramis
brought me so much joy that day. As always he knew it was a
special time of special needs and he delivered.
Enjoy a small sample of photos of my dearest Aramis below. I
very much look forward to seeing his offsprings be it at home
(I have plan for a tawny litter in the future) or at other breeders.
Will keep the site updated with any news on that subject !
Aramis is now a father. He sired a litter of seven puppies at
Gael and Brian Harper, Wotarukus Briards. You can see some photos
of the puppies at the bottom of this page. There is no doubt
who daddy is when you look at the faces of those little briards
!. We had lot of fun visiting Gael and Brian and the babies
twice up in Canada. During those trips, Aramis participated
at shows in Ontario and brought back home not only adorable
photos of his beautiful kids but also several group placement
ribbons. He certainly enjoyed the large outdoors rings and spending
time with his favorite human playmate.
As 2008 has come to an end, Aramis is the #1 Briard in Canada.
Being shown there in very limited occasions he consistently
won or placed in the herding group, leading to his #1 position.
I am thrilled about that accomplishment that he and I did together.
He enjoyed every bit of it and so did I. Aramis was welcomed
in Canada by so many for his beauty but also his wonderful character.
It was a fantastic year end and he fully deserved the smoked
fishes he enjoyed at the Niagara Falls on our last 2008 trip.
2008 was certainly a most wonderful year with Best of Breed
at Westminster and #1 in Canada ranking for Aramis.
2009 continues to be great for Aramis. He has not been to many
shows this year due to my lack of time, but we managed to go
to three shows and brought back more group wins and placements.
He met up with his daughter, Jade. Jade, herself, has been at
two shows and won BPIG each time. Enjoy a photo of them side
by side and a few more shots of Aramis. For the most part, Aramis
enjoys being the king of the house and playing his daily fetch
2012's exciting news for Aramis is the arrival of his 12 children
out of Sage's sister. Babies are now grown up and gone to their
new homes with the exception of a little black girl, Ms
Paws (Fairytale's Heiress on Paws) and a handsome blue boy,
Mr. Horat, (Fairytale's Heritage of
And exciting times for Aramis at Specilaties as a veteran where
he wins his veteran class at the 2012 BCA National and at the
2013 ASBC Regional Specialties. He has not forgotten anything
and just enjoys so much having fun in the show ring with me.
And after 10 most wonderful years, Aramis left us in a completely
unexpected way. We woke up, he jumped up in bed, went downstairs,
did his little dance waiting for his food, ate his breakfast
(Yes breakfast was always priority over going outside in Aramis’
world), came back in. I was vividly thinking then, that he looked
so good at his age and that I would take him to the national
as a veteran. The early morning routine continued like always.
While I was showering Aramis was in the bathroom of course and
a few minutes after I walked out of the shower, Aramis collapsed
on the floor. While some may argue it was a good death since
he did not suffer, it was so sudden that there was no preparation
of the mind. The shock overwhelmed my heart for months. Over
a year later, I still feel Aramis snuggling in bed and all his
antics still fill the house. Born a singleton puppy, always
with us, always on the go for any adventure, a fabulous show
man, the quasi human master dog of our household, Aramis was
and will always be the king of the Fairytale family, my baby
boy and my absolute love dog.