Martine and Dan Huslig
Cell (858) 442-3791
family is in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. We seek to preserve the
intelligence, character, beauty and well-being of these amazing dogs.
We strive to breed a classic Briard: personality, intelligence, easy quicksilver flowing gait,
ability to work sheep, speed effortlessly around the agility course or hang
out and watch old movies. We believe big blocky heads and a
substantial dog with spirit and heart!
All Briards are NOT inherently good with children but in our opinion those with the correct character for the breed should be. They should be that dog that is watching the kids play at dusk alert to any possible danger; at the end of the child's bed when they are sick and absent when they are only pretending When it comes to our breeding program---our dogs are beautiful with judges often surprised since at the excellent quality hiding down here in Texas but in our opinion nothing is more important than health and the correct temperament/character for the breed. As a Human Genetic Counselor Martine's primary purpose for becoming involved in breeding was to improve breed health. Please see about us for more information.
Our dogs do well in the show ring but most importantly they are house dogs and companions who attend soccer games and kid parties. They are an important part of our home, family, community and lives. Excellent temperaments are not optional but only so much can be done by breeding good temperaments. A Briard must also be raised and socialized well. Our puppies have a GREAT start raised in our family room with our children, accepting regular visitors and socializing at our small town bank, sporting events and stores. We feel strongly that puppies must be properly socialized from before birth to 2 years to reach their ultimate potential as beloved companions. See Behavioral Development of the Puppy . It is important that proper socialization and training continue for the first year and beyond since a puppy's ultimate temperament has as MUCH to do with how they are raised, as good genetics! We provide ongoing support in this to our puppy buyers and will "be there" for our puppies and their owners for a lifetime. Briards need a home where they are raised with time, love, firm guidance, a sense of humor and understanding. I generally say they are like raising a smart spirited child (they will make a fool of you if you let them but with the right guidance will make you PROUD!)
Martine feels equipped to
breed Briard's that are as healthy as possible and is committed to the health of
Briards and of all breeds. The health issues are what break
We try to provide comprehensive information on this
website on the breed, breed health and our own dogs. Browse around and
feel free to contact us with questions or for more information.
We would like to introduce to you the Aladax Briards: (Click on each name to learn more about each one)
at the Rainbow Bridge:
Am/Can CH Grinzing's Kaliphi
Mon Chance, NA, NAJ, CGC, HIC
Aladax's Petiller de Joie De Bejaune Tille
CH Aladax's Stole My Heart,
"Retired" Aladax Briards (they no longer breed or show but will always be SPECIAL)