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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 proud owners of Epagneul Bretons, AKA French Brittanys and producing dogs for the foot hunter as well as family companions. We usually plan one or two breedings each year. Our breeding program focuses on dogs with proven natural hunting ability, proven in health ( all breeding dogs are OFA certified and test negative for the Ay gene that is responsible for the Sable coloration) and have been confirmed by a breed specialist as meeting the breed standard. Our dogs must excel in the field both on wild birds and in test and trials. We don't just claim to have good dogs, all of our breeding dogs hold Master Hunter Titles or are well on their way to achieving it. In fact we have more AKC Master Hunter titled dogs than any other French Brittany Kennel in the United States. Our clients can be assured that puppies we produce come from breeding stock with champion lines, are OFA certified, proven in health, 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
Additional Services
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.
623-583-9899
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Submitted by: Mike on Jul 08, 2016
Hi Don and Linda,

Hope you all are doing well. Have been really busy with the fledgling produce business. But, I wanted to let you know how much I like Rip (Maddy). That is right, her call name is Rip. She is all EB, and very smart and obedient. She has attached to me very similarly to how Belle attached to me. I have attached a few newer pictures of her.

Take care,
Submitted by: Seth on Jul 08, 2016
Don, Pride sounds like an amazing dog and he looks beautiful to boot. I also like in the picture he appears to be a smaller frame dog which is something I really like. I would love to have a female from this breeding if you would please put me down and send me what I need and I will return it as soon as possible. I don't want to miss out on this because I think him and Ellie will produce something amazing.

Seth
Submitted by: Pat on Jul 08, 2016
After 12 years had passed since my faithful lab had passed, it was time for another hunting companion. Reminiscing about a pair of Brittany's I had the pleasure of hunting behind one weekend as a teenager, I took to the internet. These dogs had unique characteristics, that differentiated them from other Brittany's. Researching pointing breeds, I came across: Epagneul Breton; the accompanying text and photos solidified my decision. The next step was to find a reputable breeder, researching, I found one in Northern California. We had a good discussion, unfortunately, no puppies, but he did recommend Sun Country Bretons. I did some research and made the call, our conversation probably lasted an hour, with Don asking me questions as well, with only one puppy remaining - I committed. What is significant here; Don was very interested in finding out about me, my expectations and the type of home I would provide - NOT ABOUT THE NEXT SALE. Basic training was a snap, you will find the French Brittany to be quite intelligent. An injury sidelined me for a year, lacking the experience with a pointer, I decided to call Don about training -- best decision. I wanted to spend two days observing. Don spent time training me, while training Hedy - folks, this is what you want in a trainer. Frankly, I think my dog was at a resort, Don & Linda treated Hedy as one of their own dogs. After 3 months of training, I wanted to spend a couple of days, under Don's supervision, working Hedy. Don graciously awoke at 4am each morning to guide me. Hedy and I have continued training and I am extremely satisfied with the training and guidance that Don has provided. If you are looking for the total package: Dog & training; the Sun Country Breton is a must consideration.
Pat Rogers
Submitted by: Pat on Jul 04, 2016
Reminiscing about a pair of Brittany's I had the pleasure of hunting behind one weekend as a teenager, I took to the internet. These dogs had unique characteristics, that differentiated them from other Brittany's. Researching pointing breeds, I came across: Epagneul Breton; the accompanying text and photos solidified my decision. The next step was to find a reputable breeder, researching, I found one in Northern California. Unfortunately, no puppies, but he did recommend Sun Country Bretons. I did some research and made the call, our conversation probably lasted an hour, with Don asking me questions as well, with only one puppy remaining - I committed. What is significant here; Don was very interested in finding out about me, my expectations and the type of home I would provide - NOT ABOUT THE NEXT SALE. Basic training was a snap, you will find the French Brittany to be quite intelligent. Lacking the experience with a pointer, I decided to call Don about training -- best decision. I wanted to spend two days observing. Don spent time training me, while training Hedy - folks, this is what you want in a trainer. Frankly, I think my dog was at a resort, Don & Linda treated Hedy as one of their own dogs. After 3 months of training, I wanted to spend a couple of days, under Don's supervision, working Hedy. Don graciously awoke at 4am each morning to guide me. Hedy and I have continued training and I am extremely satisfied with the training and guidance that Don has provided. If you are looking for the total package: Dog & training; the Sun Country Breton is a must consideration.
Pat
Submitted by: Mike on Jul 02, 2016
Hi Don and Linda,

Hope you all are doing well. Have been really busy with the fledgling produce business. But, I wanted to let you know how much I like Rip (Maddy). That is right, her call name is Rip. She is all EB, and very smart and obedient. She has attached to me very similarly to how Belle attached to me. I have attached a few newer pictures of her.

Take care,

Mike
Submitted by: Trent on Jun 13, 2016
We are doing good. Still don't have a family photo because my wife is a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to photos. Here are a few though from the past few weeks. Maddux is fitting in the family nicely. We'll be in touch!
Trent

Submitted by: Lynn Dee on May 30, 2016
We are very excited about our new puppy. She is from Sun Country Bretons and if she is half the bird dog that our other gal from them is, she will be a very good one. We can't say enough about the Rice's....their dogs, breeding, and ethics are top notch. Thank you Linda and Don. Her name is still up in the air a little bit as we get to know her.

Lynn Dee
Submitted by: Laurie on May 29, 2016
Hi Don and Linda,

I just wanted to let you know I finally completed the registration papers for Mikey: Miles Rhys de Pays du Soleil (call name Rhys).

He's doing well and has an appointment for his vet visit next Wednesday.

He has one or two frenzied episodes each day where he seems just completely nuts! Our Aussie did the same when she was a pup,

He's getting plenty of sleep and exercise and seems basically happy, although there are sounds that frighten him (like motorcycles starting up and neighbors dogs barking).

Our female really seems to like him and he loves her. He follows her around and watches everything she does.

Thanks for all your help and patience!

Laurie
Submitted by: Michael on May 29, 2016
Don & Linda,

Just a quick note to update you on Holly. She continues to do well and has put on a couple of lbs.

She knows and responds to her basic commands as well as a couple of fun ones like shaking hands and rolling over.

Here she is on point during one of our evening walks. There was a family of quail in the hedge row about 30 yards in front of us that crossed the road a few minutes later.
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We get out to the Air Force base where I work at least once a week. Over 90000 acres...and no one seems interested in hunting the quail there. Holly and I have pushed as many as four coveys in less than two hours.

Attached are some pictures from those hikes.

Anyway, thanks again for the wonderful companion Holly has become.

Michael

Submitted by: Dave on May 22, 2016
Just wanted to thank you both for doing such a wonderful job socializing Mia. We had many people over to meet her last night and she was great with everyone, big and small. Of course the whole family is in love with her. We had a great first night, not much whining at all. She seems very adventurous in the yard as well. Super excited about our future in the field.
Thanks again,

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