You never meet the dogs at Kergarec…..

Donatello today
Donatello today

…that is unless you want to. Some people are afraid of dogs.  No child should ever be left unsupervised with any dog of any race or size.

At Kergarec we have two particularly large dogs, a Newfoundland (Donatello) and a Beauvier des Flandres ( Evita). They live happily together in their own acre of garden completely separated from the visitors’ garden. Visitors can meet them if they wish and appreciate their completely different natures.

Donatello is loving to everyone which comes from his traditional role as a web footed rescue dog on the fishing boats which went to the Newfoundland Banks. ‘Man overboard’  was followed by dog overboard who would take the man by the arm and swim back to the boat with him. More recently his mischievous nature has come to the fore ; he has destroyed 2 mobile, phones, 2 remote controls and several pairs of glasses. Life-saving demonstrations are frequent events in the area.

Evita is the Cattle equivalent of a sheepdog. As such she is fiercely loyal to her family and friends but you have to get to know her. She is an excellent guard dog.

‘A man’s best friend is his dog’

Nowadays with family
Nowadays with family

 

Donatello at 6 weeksDonatello at 6 weeks

 

Evita, the day we got her

 

Evita, the day we got her

 

 

 

 

Evita today
Evita today