Welcome to The Patouche Kennel
The Patouche Kennel’s aim is to produce good working dogs which conform completely to the French breed standard.
We prefer to use mainly French stud dogs or occasionally British Brittanys whom we know work.
The bloodlines we breed
To date we have imported 19 dogs mainly from the working Keranlouan kennel, but later on also added other bloodlines from the Du Bois Saussin, de St Lubin, du Petit Odon, de Tremouard, du Domaine St Anne, de Skol Louarn and des Plumes des Marais du Cotentin. In 2015 we added a young bitch Lydie Du Clos de Memphis who combines Italian blood and is line bred to Ebert de Keranlouan. In 2017 we brought in Neska de Skol Louarn from Michel Corre, her lines include de la Source aux Perdrix, and since imported a young, naturally tailless male, Ozo des Plumes des Marais du Cotentin to add to the UK gene pool.
Upholding True Traditions
We are not interested in just producing Show Champions. Our aim is to uphold the true traditions of the breed and keep them working.
To date Patouche is proud to have owned and/or bred 8 Champions in the UK, 4 of them are Full champions. Though our dogs include many French “Elite” studs in their Pedigree, we try to avoid the “Popular Sires” and believe in Genetic diversity for Health.
We endeavour to go to France on a regular basis and keep our dogs assessed by also showing whenever we can, especially at the Nationale D’Elevage which unites the best from all over the World. We are proud to say that our dogs have been placed consistently there.
Naturally Tailless Puppies
We are committed to importing from kennels who have the working side and strong conformation of the breed at heart. Only the best will do. We have been producing some naturally tailless puppies, without compromising on quality. We also intend to continue legally docking our puppies to enable future owners to work safely.
Not for the faint hearted!
Our Brittanys are true to their working background, and our Hunter-Pointer-Retrievers have excellent scenting and quartering ability combined with speed, and are not for the faint-hearted. Their minds are inquisitive and for this reason are not always suitable for novice pet owners; they can however, put their mind to agility and obedience. We are always available for help and advice after our puppies leave.
Our Latest News
"Horus" Wins in France at the Nationale (Horus de Tremouard at Patouche) “Horus" is my pride and joy, we are thrilled that at 6 years old, he competed against many of the top males in France and a number of other countries, and won. "Horus" was bred by Sandrine...read more
Patouche Nadia at the Nationale 2018 (Horus de Tremouard at Patouche X Lydie du Clos de Memphis) Patouche Nadia's debut in the show ring at just 9 months, handled by my daughter Jessica - who did her proud... She was awarded an "Excellent" and placed 3rd in a strong...read more
Patouche Milord at Crufts (Patouche Hydi X Horus de Tremouard). We are thrilled to announce that "Milord" won the Dog CC and Best of Breed at just 2 years old. We would like to thank the Judge, Breed Specialist Joanne Robinson for this honour. He was handled by my...read more
Help & Advice
We are always happy to help and advise you on our breed. If you require information about our dog’s breeding, puppies, their working characteristics, or possibly their suitability to yourselves please feel free to contact us.
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Enquiries to Mrs. P Rush
Tel: 01986 798 336