Part Trained Dogs

FOR SALE

Shelley du Petit Odon is looking for her forever home.

 Raleur du Bois des ecrivains x Papouille du Petit Odon

 

“Shelley” is a French import, 2 years old, super affectionate girl who likes nothing more than carrying things in her mouth and jumping in water!

Shelley is very obedient, drops to the whistle, etc, she is also excellent with children, cats and other dogs, plus house trained and loves cuddles on the settee! We would prefer an experienced pet home for her. Absolutely genuine reason for sale, she is a wonderful little dog.

We occasionally have part-trained dogs for sale, s please keep an eye out of updates…

 

For further information please call 01986 798 336.

Please contact us for further information.

Tel: 01986 798 336

Puppies for Sale

We occasionally have the odd litter of puppies, so please keep an eye out for updates.

We are planning to breed “Wren”, Rhapsodie de la Riviere at Patouche at the end of the year (anticipating an early 2025 litter, all being well)

This litter will be bred especially for their exceptional working ability and superb confirmation…These potential puppies would be well suited to working /show or other experienced homes.

Our dogs have excellent and below breed average hip scores.

All Patouche puppies are fully KC registered along with a 5 generation pedigree, micro-chipped, and puppies would have insurance and breeding endorsements.

We do prefer to talk to potential puppy owners over the phone, so please ring us if you are making an enquiry…

WE DO KEEP A LIST FOR SERIOUS ENQUIRIES

Tel: 01986 798 336

                   

Pictures of a typical Patouche puppy:

Our puppies are well socialised and brought up in the home…

It is a myth to think that bitches are easier to manage, more affectionate, more obedient and softer in temperament than a male. 

My findings are that what matters most is; the personality of the individual puppy and how it matches that of the potential owner. Colour and sex should be secondary to a good nature and a well made puppy. Above all each puppy has to be fit for its future function, be it a pet or working companion. 

All puppies sold will be collected at 8 weeks old, unless with previous agreement. Thereafter, boarding fees will apply if not able to collect then.

A well bred male puppy is even tempered, honest and just as eager to please.  Food for thought!

A few things to Consider

When choosing the Brittany (who are part of the Hunter Pointer Retriever breed) a few facts have to be borne in mind:
Unlike many breeds of gundogs in the UK; the Brittany remains truly dual purpose in the fact that even if sold as a pet or other, he/she will retain its working ability and hunting instinct.  As in France; their country of origin, a dog cannot be just a show Champion or just a Field trial Champion.  A show dog needs a field trial award and vice versa, a field trial Champion will need a “show” qualification.

What this means is that your future puppy will still hunt and quarter the fields but if not trained and let off the lead at a young age, could very well hunt the whole of the county in 5 minutes flat!

A puppy will need to explore and use his nose, keeping it on the lead until he/she is a teenager (6 to 7 months) is a recipe for disaster.  A Brittany has a reputation for being a little stubborn, this is not correct, it’s his passion that will take over in doing what he is bred to do.

This is a very intelligent breed, calm in the house, affectionate, very versatile and will happily do obedience, agility, working tests, trials and all sorts.  However a good training regime is essential so the Brittany does not become a hooligan, a title which is only the fault of the owner, not the puppy.

He is good with children, though can be boisterous for little ones as he likes to jump up to be closer to his owners.  Children should also be aware that playing rough games like tug of war with toys without letting the pup have them back, could result later in “mouthing” over excitement and possibly becoming dominant.

A dog is like a person, they need “chill out” time with a place of their own and time to sleep.  Remember a responsible breeder will always give you back up if you think things are going wrong.

The Brittany is the most rewarding breed one could wish for, and I hope this paragraph will help in your future choice…