For many years I worked as a physical therapist and hospital administrator specializing in intervention and services for special needs and severely handicapped children. My colleagues and the families with whom I worked brought great joy and taught me many life lessons. But, as often happens, there comes a time to move on to new ventures.
I moved to an entirely different field and ran a manufacturing business that required a great deal of travel. The nice thing about sitting in airports and on airplanes was having the time to read. One of my favorite authors was Steven White. He wrote wonderful suspense/thriller novels and one of his primary characters had a Bouvier des Flanders. I had never heard of this breed and found its traits as fascinating as the story itself.
In February, 2002 I had the opportunity to sell my business and settle down in one place. I chose the quiet town of Medina, Ohio and thought that life would be sweet if I added a four legged creature to my home. A Bouvier, was that a real dog? After some research I found that is was and that the characteristics that had been so lovingly described by Mr. White were, indeed, those of the Bouvier. The next step was to find the right dog.
I started by searching the American Kennel Club web site. There I was led to the American Bouvier des Flanders Club site and a breeders list. I was looking for a companion and family member. But, after conversing with one of the listed breeders, I found myself considering the possibility of showing and breeding my dog. The day after my initial conversation I was on the road, through a snow storm, to meet and greet the expectant mother of my first Bouvier and her breeder.
Four years and three Bouviers later, Adara Bouviers was established. This after learning much about the breed, joining the American Bouvier des Flanders Club, becoming a director of the Bouvier Health Foundation, grooming and showing all 3 girls to their AKC championship and completing a myriad of health tests to determine if the girls should, in fact, be bred. In August, 2005 my first litter was born and Kashers Adara Eyce Bleu joined the family.
Cassa had a litter of puppies in November, 2006 and Bleu had a litter of puppies in February, 2008. Adara Bouviers now live on the east coast and the west coast, in the southern states of Texas and Florida and north in Michigan and points in between. We frequently receive news and photos and all the pups are happy and well.
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