Brevelay & Brequest
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Graham and I have been married for around 20 years and share our home with fauves, Luc, Mac, Cherrie, Poppy, Amber, Alise and Jodi. Our ‘honorary’ fauve, who has appeared at All About Dogs for several years now, is an elderly Westie called Abbie.
I bred my first litter of Cavaliers in 1978 before meeting Graham and continued with my interest in dogs with Shih Tzu and Lhasa’s during the 80’s and early 90’s. We were never tempted to exhibit in those days and bred just a few litters over the years. We lost our last of these breeds 8 years ago. The girls had lived to 17, 18, and 19 years old and left a huge gap in our lives. By then we had the Westie - we only ever had the one! She is a grand old lady and rules the roost to this day.
When I stopped working full time and began working from home, we looked for a new breed which would suit my changed lifestyle. With more time to devote to the dogs, we looked for a lively, friendly, outgoing dog. Fun to be with, good with other pets and healthy. A friend had recently bought a Basset Fauve and when we met him, aged 10 weeks, it was love at first sight. We found a breeder and passed her ‘interrogations’ and set off to meet a pack of fauves who were to become friends and change our lives.
Luc became part of the family and at 6 months we took him to his first show, under a French judge. He won Best Puppy and PG3. We were thrilled. Little did we realise how, years’ later we would be going from one end of the country to the other every weekend! You can read about Our Dogs on their individual pages.
Since then we have travelled to Europe on many occasions to International Shows to learn more about our breed and have made many new friends. In partnership with Pam Aldous, we have imported a bitch and a dog from Finland who live at Sweetdean and Amber, from Sweden who lives here at Brevelay. It’s hard to remember life without the fauves.