Prior to “farm life”, I had the honor of raising, breeding, and working with sporting breeds- such as Labradors and Standard Poodles. So, my first love of Labradors has never ceased, nor has my appreciation of purebred Pyrs or Sheepdogs. Knowing and loving these breeds, watching them work, training them to hone in on their natural skills that they are bred for- is truly amazing. A happy medium for me, is to have select breedings of these beautiful specimens of the canine world. My breedings are rarely chosen because of papered pedigrees, but rather the working pedigrees, temperaments and the breed characteristics of the breeds and hybrids. Keeping the reason the breed, or the goals of the hybrid creation is much more important to me to pass along to our Sweet Basil families.