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 17 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. In 2015 we have added a young bitch Lydie Du Clos de Memphis who combines Italian blood and is line bred to Ebert de Keranlouan.
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 de Tremouard Elite Champion: Diazo de Tremouard x Etoile de Tremouard Horus is at stud to approved / hip scored and 'sable' free bitches. This excellent dog combines top French lines with an excellent temperament and working ability. He has a classic head and...read more
Diazo has become an 'Elite' From left to right: Diazo de Tremouard, sire of Horus and Homere. Diazo has become an Elite stud dog, one of the few in France, following in his father's footsteps - Muguet du Bois Des Vauchelles. We are proud that Horus has 4 such Elite...read more
Sh. Ch. Patouche Diablesse (owned by Val. Howse) “Shine” recently won her 3rd CC in September 2016 at the BCGB Championship Show under another French Judge – Jean Lassandre... An honour... Sh. Ch. Rio du Bois Saussin x Ch. Patouche Toscane Shine (Diablesse)...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 / Fax: 01986 798 336