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Sun Country Bretons-Home of AKC Master Hunters - Arizona Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel Breeders
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About Sun Country Bretons-Home of AKC Master Hunters
Since 1995 we have been producing dogs for the foot hunter as well as family companions and proud owners of Epagneul Bretons, also known as French Brittanys. We usually plan one or two breedings each year. Our dogs are from champion lines, are OFA certified, and are proven hunters both on wild birds and in competition. French Brittanys are one of the smallest pointing breeds. Their sweet and pleasing disposition and high level of intelligence make them wonderful family companions. Yet, when the guns come out they are all business! Their fantastic bird sense & drive, natural retrieving and pointing ability, and close working nature make them fantastic upland bird dogs and a joy to hunt behind.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel
Training, Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Don and Linda Rice
28015 N 144th Dr
Surprise, Arizona 85387
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 16 years.
623-583-9899Send Email to Sun Country Bretons-Home of AKC Master HuntersClick here to visit Sun Country Bretons-Home of AKC Master Hunters website
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TAN ELLIE DE PAYS DU SOLEIL MH
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Submitted by: Dick on Oct 21, 2013Don
I did take both dogs out Saturday in an area that I knew didn't have cactus and might have a birds in it, let them run and hunt, Hooper has the drive and the nose just like his older sis. He will be a dandy some day. But you will see that in March when he goes to school.
Took Gigi out this last Sunday, she is my little bird dog, it was hot, she had to wear a vest and boots, lots of cactus, single birds, the brush was thick , six solid points, three dead birds found by her, one really nice retrieve, .She was beat when we were finished, I am very proud of my pet that happens to like to hunt birds. Not bad for the last pick of the litter, I can only imagine how her siblings hunt!
Submitted by: Carolyn Y. on Sep 08, 2013Hey Don and Linda!!!
We just wanted to check in and see how you guys are doing? We are doing well and running around like crazy's! Seb is going to dove open this weekend and Jack is sad that he can't go. We know he knows Seb is getting ready to go as all the stuff comes out!!! He is so awesome. We took him out to work him at a field two weeks ago and he did soooooooooo well. He is really excelling and having a blast doing it! As far as him and Audrey, they are just loving each other! They actually play together, were Jack play bows her with a toy in his mouth and shakes it. Then Audrey shakes her head and runs. He chases her being ever so careful to not run her down and to dodge her so he doesn't knock her over! Its really cute. Plus if he barks at her she barks back!!! Anyway we just thought we would share a pic with you guys of these two! Thanks again for an amazing dog and friend for us as well as Audrey!
Submitted by: Seth on Aug 07, 2013Don, You can use my comments or even give out my information if someone wants to talk directly to some. I want more people to see the joy in these little dogs. I think they are the most under rated bird dog out there and itís a fair argument that you have one of the best lines. I have seen Rosie and Gunner both work in the field and they both hunt every bit as hard and big as most shorthairs. The only big difference is they are 10 times better the house dog. I also really loved the way you and Linda were in this whole process so in way too many words any way I can help I will.
Submitted by: Eli on Jun 18, 2013Hello Don and Linda,
Scout is doing really well. He is smart and playful and sweet. He has a fairly strong grasp of all the basic obedience commands as well as some tricks. We have not yet started any hunting specific training, but he has a very strong natural point and is awfully "birdy," and is exceptionally fast and agile. He loves people and dogs and is great with small children. We still have some work ahead of us; he can be a bit obstinate when he gets excited, though he is doing great considering he is only six months old.
I hope everything is going great with holly and your other dogs and with you!
Eli and Kali
Submitted by: Dean on Jun 18, 2013Hi Linda and Don,
Sorry we haven't sent you any pictures of Kaydee (Hydee). She's a great dog and keeps us plenty busy. Kaydee just graduated from her second obedience class and was almost the star of the class. She's very outgoing, loves other animals (dogs and cats) and people, she would have been the star if she didn't greet everyone but that was ok by us. We've taken her to the Ocean, camping at several different places and my hunting area in Yakima WA. Here's a few pictures of her, we really like the heart shaped white marking on her side. She even gets the news paper for me, you can see by one of the pictures.
Thanks for such a great dog.
Dean and Karen
Submitted by: Dick B on May 02, 2013Its not to often that i can get Gigi to sit still for more then a second. But this morning she sat in this chair, like she was a princess. Thought you and Linda would enjoy what we get to be with everyday. I am so thankful that Rosie delivered an extra puppy that year,that was just for me. She is a one of a kind. But than again so is our Hooper.
Submitted by: Seb and Carolyn Yardimian on Feb 19, 2013Don and Linda Rice of Sun Country Bretons are amazing breeders. Their love and passion for their own dogs, the breed itself, and all the litters they have had, is seen through their open communication and their involvement in Brittany clubs and hunting activities. In addition to providing lovable companions, Don also offers field training from the beginning stages to the end. He is an exceptional trainer not only because he knows the Brittany so well, but also because he knows the process of training and when to advance or slow down a dogs progression. We sent our 16 month old, Jack Jack, back to Arizona for training with Don and it was the best thing we ever did. Because of our work schedules and young daughter we were not able to put in the time to focus on what Jack needed. Don had been giving us tips from the beginning, but having Jack go and work with him, gave him the good solid base and we were able to take him home and progress him. Throughout the time Jack was with Don and Linda we received weekly updates and pictures telling us how he was doing and what stage he was at. They welcome and are open to random calls, questions and emails, which made us feel involved and have a better understanding of training. They encourage their owners to visit and go out on the field for instruction and involvement in the training process. Jack came home with respect for other dogs on the field, respect to point, point, holding point, hold to shot and a stronger drive! We have to drag him off the hunting fields now!! We took Jack home prior to full completion because one we missed him and two Don gave us the knowledge and the encouragement that we could finish his training on our own. Since Jack has been home my wife and I have been taking Jack out for pheasant hunting and he is doing exceptional! Not only is he loving it but we are enjoying working on retrieving and continuing his good hunting habits. Don offered us a way to get on the fields faster and enjoy our amazing bird dog sooner! Thank you both Don and Linda for our new adventures with Jack Jack and for loving on him as much as we do while he was with you!! We highly recommend Don and Linda as breeders and trainers!!!
Seb, Carolyn, Audrey, and Jack-Jack Yardimian
Submitted by: Todd on Jan 16, 2013Don & Linda,
We thought you might enjoy some photos of Gila from this hunting season! She was exposed to lots of birds and did a great job working the birds and being steady on point. Gila is an excellent retriever...she has always loved to retrieve dummys and toys, even in the water. She isn't as crazy about retrieving a bird at this point, but we don't think it will take her long to pick that up. There were also times this season where she was able to show her backing skills and she did an awesome job with that as well. We are really impressed with her in the field!
Happy New Year,
Todd & Kaylen
Submitted by: Allie on Dec 01, 2012Don and Linda,
I wanted to send you updated pictures of Huck! He is a total gem and a cuddle bug. I could not have asked for a better pup. He listens and well is just to cute for words, great expressions. He has his flaws like he still loves water and puts his whole face in the water bowl when drinking and whimpers when I leave for work daily but he loves when I come home to play! I am so glad I waited, Huck was well worth the wait.
We are working in the field and he is a natural backer to Beaux my dads 7 year old French Brit. He has a great nose on him as well.
Hope all is well with you and here are the long over due photos.
Submitted by: Dick B on Oct 31, 2012Don
My son David and I also walk along ways, steep and rocky just for two birds, but I can't believe how Gig never gave up looking for birds, when we finally located a small bunch running up a cliff. She let us know we had birds in front by switching into her hyper bird mode. I am not a dog trainer so what ability she has out in the field comes naturally it has not been taught to her. I think she is amazing, I have said this in the past but if Gig was last pick I can only wonder what the other owners are saying about her brothers and sisters.