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Kellers French Brittanys - Arizona Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel Breeders
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About Kellers French Brittanys
Kellers French Brittanys is a small kennel that hunt our dogs Epagneul Bretons on gamble quail, mearns quail, scaley quail and pheasant in Arizona. We also hunt them on liberated Chucker, Bobwhite Quail and Pheasant!
All of our dogs come from championship bloodlines, and are proven producers of excellant hunting and companion dogs.
Our dogs are socialized from birth until they arrive to there new family, and make awesome companions and awesome close hunting pointing dogs.
Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 602-818-6600
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Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel
Training, Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 9 years.
602-818-6600Send Email to Kellers French Brittanys
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DORA AP WELSH RUN
ELY DU TALON DE GOUDRON
EPPE DE PAYS DU SOLEIL
GANACHE DU PARLER SAINTE KELLER
GINNY DE SAINTE KELLER DU PARLER
KELLERS QUAIL RIDGE BELLA
TAN- HENRI DE L'ETOILE DU NORD
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Submitted by: Luke on Feb 23, 2015Matt,
Can't say enough about our now 1 year old pup Dax. He is out of Ganache " Gidget " and Ely's Christmas Eve litter. We both had our first upland season and were successful on Sage grouse, Quail and Chucker, all wild. He is whistle trained and obedience/house trained. He hunts close, checks back, and responds to my change in direction. Wonderful companion! I decided to let his and my first season be low stress and have not introduced a collar. I have found a local trainer who has access to plenty of live semi wild birds. Both Dax and I will brush up this spring and summer for next season.
We like Dax so much that we would like a second male from a repeat breeding if time worked on both ends. I hunted Dax 1-2 days a week in season, but 98% of the time he is a house companion and we would want the second to be the same high calber field and HOME animal. We like Dax's small size and short coat and prefer the same.
Thanks again for a wonderful dog!
Submitted by: Joe Luce on Feb 19, 2015UPDATE:
I had Jinx with a trainer in April of last year and he regressed badly. I couldn't figure out what the problem was until I watched a few training sessions. Let me just say to anyone thinking of training. These dogs require VERY LITTLE TO NO FORCE to train. They are incredibly intelligent and loyal and do not need to be shocked if they do something wrong. Ill leave it at that...
I brought Jinx home and called Matt and explained what I saw. He gave me some very good advice. Give Jinx a couple months break. I did just that. Around august I started training in earnest on my own with quail then partridge and finally my homing pigeons. I raise all my own birds so that makes things nice. I used a couple launchers and a remote and within days had Jinx locking up and holding on the flush. We progressed nicely and I decided to take him to my hunting camp in the north central Pa mountains to work him on wild grouse.
At camp the first day I ran him and worked him on homers (they flew 250 miles back to my coop) the next day we went for wild grouse. The first one he found flushed wild and Jinx gave chase then stopped. I knew he caught on at that moment. Within a minute he found another and held rock solid til I flushed. I released him and he found 2 more that he held through the flush. I was so proud of him. He was like a rabid fiend on those wild birds. Over the next couple day I saw my boy Jinx go from a pup to a bonafide hunting dog. We worked through the fall on grouse and pheasant and he loved every minute of it. He can find birds that bigger running dogs miss. That's what I want in a bird dog.
Now he has matured into a machine that doesn't want to give up. I spend a lot of time training him and I love every minute of it and it was all worth the effort. I purposely did not trial my dog as Im a hunter first and foremost and wanted a pure hunting dog. This year though we may enter some as I feel I now have a close to finished hunting dog and I'm proud of how far he has come.
I've already put a deposit on a female from Matt and were working on getting her here now. I cant wait to have 2 of them buggers out there working!
As far as Family life you cannot possibly imagine how loyal, gentle and friendly these French britts are until you've had them. Ill never own another breed as I'm a believer! My boy Jinx is the perfect house dog. He is spoiled rotten but in a good way.
If you want the perfect dog Matt Keller is the man to see....
Submitted by: Brian Rhoton on Feb 17, 2015I purchased two puppies from Matt, the first was Rio about 3.5 years ago followed by Scout 2.5 years ago. The dogs have been fantastic with my family and are extremely well tempered. The dogs are excellent in the field. Matt has provided all the training for the dogs. This year I have had the opportunity to hunt over the dogs several times a month for the past 3 months and the dogs have performed exceptional. Last week we had the opportunity to hunt beside some much more experienced dogs (GSP's) and our dogs matched in hunting and out retrieved their counterparts. Both dogs have made 200+ yard retrieves on winged chuckars and pheasants. Matt is a fantastic breeder and trainer I would recommend anyone looking for a dog to give Matt a call, you will not be disappointed.
Submitted by: Chris O'Barr on Feb 12, 2015I am a novice with gun dogs. I got my pup Oreo (a black and white dog) from Matt, and it has been an amazing experience. Matt is a great guy who is very passionate about his dogs. He is very meticulous about cleanliness of his dogs to prevent disease.
Not only does Matt have a great breeding program but he is a very effective and knowledgeable trainer
Matt has gotten Oreo started and he is doing great! He has an amazing nose, retrieves great, and is absolutely comfortable around the gun. He has hunted Oreo on both wild and farm raised birds. He has also taken Oreo out hunting several times to polish his skills.
I would recommend Matt's dog to any one who wants an amazing Brittany, from a breeder who hunts and trains his dogs. I could not be happier with my dog or my experience
Submitted by: Brandon Smith on Oct 26, 2014I'm nearly a 20 year veteran working French Brittanies and have had a wide range of luck with their hunting abilities. When I started to look for another pup I was set on being able to hunt over the parents prior to making my selection. When I spoke to Matt, he was very welcoming to have me out to his kennels and to hunt over his dogs. Matt and I spoke for several months prior to me flying out to his place for a visit. When I was there I was able to hunt over five different dogs varying from a 1-1/2 old pup that was just starting to catch his groove to some of Matt's breeding dogs. I was very impressed with each dog's drive to hunt, natural instincts and close hunting range.
I took one of Matt's breeding females out on my own where she had five separate held points (no wild flushes), I flushed the birds and had five retrieves all the way to hand, one of which was about 100 yards (Matt hasn't taught a dog to shoot yet so that was my fault).
I was also very impressed with the care in which Matt takes care of his pups and grounds to ensure that no disease makes it's way into his kennels, which shows great signs of breeder that cares about what he does and how he does it.
I brought an 8 week old female pup, Izzy, back to Georgia with me. She's 11 weeks old now and showing signs of the best nose I've ever seen on a Brittany. I'll have her on a wing within a few weeks and in the field shortly after the first of the new year and will keep you posted to see if her early signs prove to be as good as I think she'll be.
One other great thing about Matt's pups is that they are doggy door trained right from the start. So introducing her into our home of one other 10 year old french brittany and 4 young children has been easy and exciting.
Submitted by: Mark SIMPSON on Aug 25, 2014Picked up my second French Brittany from Matt and Paula in a year . WOW !!!! Couldn't be happier than this . Great dog ( orange / white male out of ely and daffodil ) , great people , great experience !
Submitted by: Nic S on Jun 29, 2014I wanted to share my experience that I have had with Matt Keller and Keller’s French Brittanys. I have had multiple gun dogs over the past number of years including my best dog (Stanley) an American Brittany.
When I was in the market for a new pup I had decided that I wanted the best qualities that I had in my American Brittany but wanted to have a dog that was better in the house (maybe a little smaller) and closer working in the field. I had enjoyed my American Brittany’s nose, and endurance as well as his intense drive… what I didn’t like was the hyper activity in the house and the big running tendencies. The French Brittany was the answer I was looking for.
When I began to look into breeders for French Brittanys I found that Matt was by far the most knowledgeable, genuine and passionate that I could find. Matt explained to me the things that he found important and what he bred for in his dogs. It was a perfect match to what I was looking for… a close working dog with a great nose, natural retrieve and was extremely intelligent. Matt assured me that the pup I got from him would embody all of these qualities… he was absolutely correct in that statement.
When I went to meet Matt in mid-January of 2014 I was going to look at pups from 2 litters… one out of Ely and Bella and another out of Ely & Gidget. I brought my 2 oldest boys along to meet Matt and the puppies as well. Matt took the time to really explain everything to my boys about how everything worked and make them feel like part of the process. Matt’s operation was absolutely first class on every level. He explained the differences he expected to see out of each litter. Matt helped us to decide on a black and white male out of Ely and Gidget. We named him Benneli (we call him Benny).
Benny is now 6 months old (was born on Christmas Eve 2013). He has been a great pup so far. He is a very bold and intelligent. He retrieves a quail sized deadfoul trainer like a pro (including water retreives in the pool) and absolutely loves it. He goes absolutely crazy over pheasant and chuckar wings. We have been mainly working on basic house obedience with Benny. He is coming along great with “whoa” and “here”.
Benny is a great dog in the house… very calm. I can see where the term angels in the house and demons in the field comes from with these dogs. Benny spends his time between finding a nice shady spot in the back yard or a corner or a lap to curl up in. I have 4 children ranging from 2 -10 years old and Benny is great with all of them. He loves the kids and they love him. He is especially tolerant of my 2 year old who loves to play with his ears and tongue and enjoys getting doggie kisses. Benny gets a kiss on the head from Angelo every night before bed. He is extremely gentle and takes treats and food straight from little children’s fingers without any concern.
The last thing I wanted to share was an experience I had a few weeks back when I took Benny into the desert a few weeks back to get him acclimated to the environment where he will spend a lot of his time over the coming years. I put Benny on a 30’ lead and let him head out into the desert with me. I would let him get about 50-100’ in front of me, then completely change direction. I did this multiple times. He would check back and naturally without command re-direct so that he could “hunt” with me. Benny never got very far out in front of me without checking in and staying where I was walking. This is something that I could never do with my American Brittany (except with the e-collar) certainly not without even having to say a word.
I can honestly say that I would recommend a French Brittany for anyone who is looking for a close working pointing dog as well as Matt to anyone looking for a French Brittany… and I already have multiple times. I will check back in as Benny progresses. If you ever want to talk to me personally about my experiences with Matt he will give you my phone number.
Submitted by: Mark Simpson on Jun 29, 2014This is to let people know that if they are looking for a awesome bird dog and a awesome companion then look no further than the French Brittany . And Matt & Paula's britts are second to none ! I bought a tri colored male pup from Matt and paula last July and I'm going to pick up my 2ND PUP this August ( orange and white). These dogs are highly intelligent ,love to hunt and just love to be with you. Can't wait to get both of them in the field and watch them work. THERE'S NOTHING LIKE IT ! Do yourself a favor and call Matt and Paula ,your only regret will be, is that you wished you had called sooner !
Submitted by: Rebecca Wilson on Jun 20, 2014We received 'Joey' at the end of March and just love him!!! He is full of fun and energy. He loves running around our 20 acre farm. Our quail are almost fully grown and Joey is almost ready to train with them. He is already pointing at local birds around the farm and his instincts are strong! He is so smart and loves rides on our 4 wheeler. Ever since we've had Joey, I haven't seen any deer around my plants and yard. My kids adore him and we are glad he is a part of our family:) Thanks Matt for raising such good pups.
Submitted by: Nic on Jun 16, 2014I can honestly say that Matt has been one of the friendliest and most genuine people that I have met. I went up to his kennel with 2 of my young boys to look for a male pup out of either Ely & Gidget or Ely & Bella. Matt spent plenty of time making sure the boys were educated and excited about the new pup. Matt asked me exactly what I was looking for in a hunting dog and talked about the qualities that each of the parents had. We picked out Benelli (Benny) out of Ely and Gidget. Matt told me to expect a very intelligent dog that would be bold yet biddable as well as a natural retriever, a close hunter with a great nose. Benny is now 5-1/2 months old and has been a great pup so far... he has far surpassed my expectations. I have taken him out in the desert a few times to get used to the terrain and where he will be spending a lot of his time over the coming years. I was extremely impressed to see how he naturally would check in on where I was going and automatically redirect (even while checking the air for all of the new smells). I let him drag a 30' lead and he would get 50-100' in front of me. When he got out in front, I would change course and Benny would invariably look back and see that I had changed direction and he would do the same. I have had a number of dogs including most recently a great hunting American Brittany. The difference is night and day. My American was incredibly hyper and crazy in the house... Benny is calm and usually finds a corner or lap to lay down near. I also have 4 young children ranging from 2-10 years old. Benny is extremely tolerant of all the poking and prodding and a 2 year old doing a dental exam on him. He eats treats right out of my 2 year old's little fingers without any concerns. My American Brit was a BIG running dog and the only way to keep him close was with an e-collar. He would re-direct only when I called him and (sometimes needed to be nicked so that he would hunt for me and not himself)... I can tell by the way that Benny watches where I go while in the field this will not be an issue with him. Benny has an incredible nose and spends much of his time with his nose up checking the wind. Benny has been working on retrieving and is EXTREMELY enthusiastic (especially when using the quail sized dead foul trainer). To bring this back full circle, Matt has been extremely helpful and always has been eager to offer advice and training tips. He answers the phone whenever I call and I know that I will get a straight and honest answer from him. I can say with complete confidence that I will probably not buy another dog from anyone other than Matt Keller and recommend him and ANY of his dogs 100%.