Sounds more like a Canada thing. Not a lot of French sounding breeds started here in the USA. I have a sneaking suspicion that at one time even Freedom Rangers were meant to be called French Rangers, since they are from France, till the whole Saddam thing and Freedom Fries nonsense happened.
Based on the limited research I did and the fact that you are apparently in Canada, I'm guessing it is of French Canadian origin, which would explain why none of us down here have ever heard of it.
Which is fine. Good things can come from Canada just like anywhere else.
Let us know if your exclusive source ever spills the beans. I'm interested to know more about them. Also, let us know how your project goes.