Pepperhill Ourson du Paysan

Orfa, as we called her, was born on the 4th of December 1993 in New York (USA) at the breeder Jeffrey Pepper. On the 18th of February we went to fetch her.

Orfa, the little Princess as Jeffrey called her, is the mother of our wonderful line. Her appearance, her typical Petit-behavior, her hunting passion and last but not least her lovely character has she given to her children and grandchildren.

However showing was not her passion, she won many titles: 1995 Europa Jugend Sieger, World Youth Champion and Europa Winner. In 1996 she was World Winner and in 1997 she became definitive Dutch Champion.

Orfa was the First Petit with whom I went to the obedience course. There they told me that it would be a "waste of time" because you could not learn anything these kinds of dogs ……………
That behavior of the instructors made me think, the only way I could bring them to another idea was to end in the top three on the exams. After all Orfa scored the most points of all the dogs at the whole dog school! With the other Petit Bassets I went deliberately to the same school, to show them it was not just a "lucky shot".

Because of the hunting passion of Orfa our hunting passion started: on age of 2 years she was our first Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen with a hunting registration.

On the pictures you can recognize Orfa on the big dark spot on the end of her back.

Orfa died on the 10th of April 2007.