"And, in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make. " The Beatles
Where Wellness, Love, Joy, and Peace
Are Our Passions
Welcome to Victoire's Canine Wellness & Breeding
After healing humans for 48 years as a registered nurse plus breeding and showing Bichons since 1990 and Portuguese Water Dogs since 2019, Vickie now focuses primarily on healing dogs and their caretakers. Her nursing experience included Intensive Care, Flight Nursing, Legal Nurse Consulting, Teaching, Coumadin Nurse at a clinic, and ER Nurse for 25 years at a Level I Trauma hospital. She is a Master Reiki Practitioner with training in healing touch, aromatherapy, essential oils, meditation, and crystal healing. In addition, Vickie offers grooming and boarding services, nutritional advice, Bichon Frise and Portuguese Water Dog puppies, end of life emotional support for dogs and owners, whelping instruction for new breeders including indications for veterinary assistance, and foster care for newborn puppies.
Will travel to your home to teach and support you during the whelping process, including indications for enlisting veterinarian services.
Planning on a Bichon and a Portuguese Water Dog litter this summer
ENERGY HEALING FOR MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT
Reiki, healing touch, crystals, and aromatherapy can balance chakras resulting in being more grounded, joyful, calm, and content with yourself
CALMING PAIN, FEAR AND ANXIETY
Reiki, healing touch, aromatherapy, and meditation can promote calmness and peacefulness
Vickie Halstead RN has been actively involved in breeding and showing Bichons since 1990, producing 35 litters and >50 AKC champions. In 2005 her Bichon Asti won best in show at the Bichon national specialty -- handled, groomed, and bred by her. She has been a member of the Bichon Frise Club of America (BFCA) since 1997, has been a member of BFCA’s Health Committee since 2001 and chairwoman 2003-2010, and was a member of the Board of Directors of BFCA 2005-2007. She has published articles in the Bichon Frise Reporter, dog magazines, on www.bichonhealth.org, and newspapers. Vickie purchased her first Portuguese Water Dog in 2017 who is almost a champion, with plans for breeding and performance competition. She is a member of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America (PWDCA) and its health committee since 2018. Vickie's top priorities in her breeding program are to produce dogs that are healthy, sound and of good temperament. She assures that her dogs pass numerous health tests for hereditary diseases prior to breeding. Vickie has been practicing as a Registered Nurse for 47 years, retired in 2017 after previous experience in ICU, flight nursing, ER for 25 years, legal nurse consultant, speaker for nursing classes/seminars, and Coumadin Nurse at a clinic (continues per diem).