Laurent Pichard bred his first litter under the Vigie prefix when he was 15 years old. That was an Irish Setter Litter. He then became devoted to the American Cockers and never lost his interest in this magnificent breed, finishing over 250 show champions in over 35 years of breeding. The Very Vigie Kennel had a strong influence in the European scene and his biggest win was certainly in 2007 when Multi Ch Very Vigie Vamos à la Playa (ASCOB cocker) who was designated as the first Eukanuba World Champion in Log Beach California.
Mr. Pichard’s latest great win is World Champion 2010 with the black and white Very Vigie Century Fox in Denmark.
His breeding activities have also been in English Cockers, Weimaraners and recently in Pugs.
Mr. Pichard started his judging career in 1974 and was elected in May 2010 as an All Rounder by the Swiss Kennel Club. He has been judging all over European countries, England and usually at World or European shows. His overseas duties brought him to Russia, Usa, South America and Australia.