is Rebelle's daughter. Turquoise is a "blue" (gray born gray)
Briard. She is a little sweetie and her tail never stops wagging.
She is just stunning with her silver coat, excellent structure,
ideal size and the easy trot of a real sheppard.
Turquoise was evaluated at 12 months old at the Canadian Rassemblement
by French Judges and was rated Excellent, and was used as
a demonstration dog for the judge education seminar they gave
for her exceptional coat quality and type, while her father,
Rebelle, was also used as a demonstration dog for excellent
Turquoise is also an AKC Champion. She is the very First Blue
Briard to reach that title. We are extremely proud of her
accomplishments as it takes excellence to be a pioneer. Our
friend Greg Strong has shown Turquoise and all the ones who
saw them in the ring could witness her happy character … as
she was jumping on Greg's back and having lots of fun in the
She participated in the US Rassemblement, at the2004 BCA National
and she received her Selection, being again the first ever
blue briard to be selected in the US.
In February 2005, Turquoise gave birth to 1 single tawny puppy
but what a puppy: Aramis. Sire is Tornado. Aramis is with
us as he is Rebelle's grandson, Turquoise's son and Tornado'
son, a true family affair in all 3 colors: black, grey and
tawny ! His temperament is a dream and so far he looks extremely
And for the big news: Turquoise came to France with us this
September 2005 and went to two shows. At the first one, she
got CACs and RCACIB and at the French National, she passed
her temperament test, got SELECTED and got ranked 5th black
female of the national. We are extremely pleased that she
did so well for her first international trip. She is a 3rd
generation of French selected briard, after grand-ma Layla
and father Rebelle.
Because they are so unique, we include here her measurements
in cm. They highlight what is almost gone of our breed: a
huge head, with a perfect 50/50 ratio and deep and broad chest.
Height: 60 cm
Head length: 26 cm (standard says 40% of height, which would
be only 24 cm. Her head is almost 1inch longer), with a perfect
13 cm for the skull and 13 cm for the muzzle. Chest perimeter:
Her rating in France at both shows were "excellent" on all
items of the physical and movement evaluation.
And another very big news: Turquoise went back to France with
us in May 2007 and she participated at the Championnat de
France, in Montlucon. She won the CACS and the RCACIB, 4 years
after her father, Rebelle, who finished his French championship
at the same show and also had won the CACS at the Championnat
de France and Euro Dog Show. The Championnat de France is
one of the two shows that one must win in order to become
a Fr champion.
And now, end of June 2007, Turquoise won Best of Breed at
the Canadian National Specialty, went on winning best female
two more times at the rest of the cluster and earned her Canadian
Championship in just one weekend.
is the first and only blue briard to have a AKC championship,
a Canadian championship, won a national specialty in north
america. She is also the only bitch in breed history (all
colors) to have achieved Selection in three countries: USA,
Canada and France.
Turquoise is not only a sweet heart, but she also never ceases
to amaze us in the ring by being consistently recognized for
her outstanding qualities.
Turquoise celebrated her 13th birthday in the fall of 2015
surrounded by her 9 great-grandchildren (the babies of Paws).
She was not overly thrilled with them and certainly taught
the little ones that elderly need to be respected ! But such
a unique pleasure to see all the generations together, 4 of
At 13, Turquoise had slowed down but she had all her mind,
was still very sharp about all things around the house and
enjoyed very much trotting around the yard and then laying
in the sun, watching what was going on in the world. She would
make a point of doing her tours on a very regular basis, like
the good serious briard she was. She certainly spent most
of her time on her bed sleeping and we suspected that sooner
than later she would leave us. And so she did, on that Tuesday
morning, just before Christmas 2015. Turquoise was quite a
unique girl and brought us many unique moments in life. She
was a stunningly beautiful girl even in her old age and we
will certainly never forget that she is the true founding
mother of Fairytale. Mother of Aramis, grandmother of Paws
and Horat and great grandmother of Lily. Sleep tight my beautiful