OUR ROSEIRA BRAVA PROJECT
SINCE 2000 WITH PARSON RUSSELL TERRIER UNTIL WHIPPET
We are Paulo Coelho and Clive Thoms and we started to show dogs in 2001 with Parson Russell Terriers, our first breed.
We started our breeding project at that time, with the Roseira Brava affix. Our PRTs were a lot of fun, we enjoyed some success and made a lot of friends all over the world. In 2006 we were given our first whippet, who arrived aged eight weeks and introduced us to the breed. It was a completely different breed and a new challenge which we embraced enthusiastically. We had our first litter in 2009 and although we have had only a few more since then (seven in total), we have had excellent results in Portugal, and more recently in Europe, with dogs of our own breeding, which has encouraged us to carry on. If you’d like to learn more about our project, please look at the pages on our dogs.
We have made many friends, including some very close friends. We are grateful for their kindness, generosity and support.
In the past few years, Clive has been handling our dogs in Portugal, whilst I have been busy preparing and training to be a judge.
‘I qualified as a judge in 2014. If you follow this link, you can see how I am doing so far…’
FROM ROSEIRA BRAVA TO THE WORLD WITH LOVE.
We started out as breeders and in the show world with Parson Russell Terriers.
We bought our first dog in the UK in 2000 and were active in the breed until recently. Dogs bred and shown by us have won titles in Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, the United States, Finland and Slovenia.
Our last litter was born in 2013.
What a fantastic year for the Roseira Brava dogs when we consider the great results we’ve had across Europe! Luca, New Emotion da Roseira Brava, owned and handled by Rudi Rudi Peters Brandt finished his [...]
2016 in Portugal
2016 was a challenging year at many levels, but we've managed to pull through. In dog world, we lost our beautiful Trixie, who we'll never forget. She had been BOB and BOG'15 in Portugal. Ella, [...]
2016 brilliant start in England
January 2016 got off to a brilliant start, with Lucky in England. In January, we took Lucky back to England for two more shows, to try for his 3rd CC. In Boston, he nearly did [...]
2016 got off to a brilliant start
The show year got off to a brilliant start in Portugal. Porto International Shows: On Saturday, Trixie was BOB and Porto Winner, and Lucie won junior class, also earning her Porto Winner title. On Sunday, [...]