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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 kellergroupmk@gmail.com

Phone number: 602-818-6600

Call or email us for upcoming litter schedules...

Happy Hunting!!!

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel
Additional Services
Training, Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Matt Keller
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 9 years.
602-818-6600
602-818-6600
Puppies for sale
Our Pedigrees

Testimonials (113) You are viewing the 10 most recent - Click here for more reviews
Submitted by: Patina Thompson on Jul 06, 2015
Our pup out of Eppie and Henrie is super smart and so confident and bold, even at 7 weeks. He is advancing quickly with common obedience and his confirmation is perfect! I was hoping for a female, but this male is the perfect fit, and I look forward to working with him in the field.
Submitted by: Jim Achen Jr on Apr 10, 2015
Hey Matt,
We have had Tank (Junior) and Cash now for 8 weeks and they are excellent dogs.....very distinct but great personalities, super smart, athletic and just fantastic all around happy pups. My boys and I are really looking forward to hunting with these two and my wife loves them as much as the boys and I do.

If anyone is looking for a Brittany you need to call Matt....he came recommended to me by one of my Dad's best shooting buddies and friends and everything about working with Matt has been superior....my Dad just met Tank and Cash and it wouldn't surprise me if he ends up with one of Matt's pups as well.
Submitted by: Kris Martin on Mar 27, 2015
What can I say...I am more than pleased with Bear (Dash from Ginny & Levi). He is now 14 weeks old and absolutely wonderful!! Handsome, friendly, eager to please and has amazing instincts. I can already walk with him off leash where he is either at my left side or out about 10 ft and then comes back to check in. Visually points on a quail wing in the back yard since 8 weeks and is getting his basic commands. Matt was right about all aspects of Bear. He runs a top-notch kennel and I can't wait to get Bear in the field next fall. I would recommend Matt and the breed to anyone looking for a loving family pet and what I expect to be an exception hunting companion! He also fit right in with my other two dogs. I hope to get another one in a year or two. Thanks Matt and Paula!!!
Submitted by: Luke on Feb 23, 2015
Matt,
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!

Luke
Submitted by: Joe Luce on Feb 19, 2015
UPDATE:
Jinx....
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, 2015
I 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, 2015
I 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, 2014
I'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, 2014
Picked 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, 2014
I 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.

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