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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: 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,

Submitted by: Brian on Apr 29, 2016
Don & Linda

We are really enjoying our days with Lucas ! He is an amazing Pup. Fun & Smart. Quite handsome too ! He gets lots of attention on outings as people are quite taken by his appearance and personality !
Attached a pic of him pointing a pigeon last week. He is developing nicely.

Hope all is well with you.
Enjoyed seeing pics of your latest litter on FB !

Blessings, Brian
Submitted by: Janine on Mar 11, 2016
Hi Don and Linda,

I heard that you have one of Mavericks 2014 pups. I am not sure if my parents mentioned that we are considering getting a second dog. We were thinking about a cavalier King Charles but now are reconsidering the breed. We really would like a companion for our first dog from you,Gracie, that can keep up with her out in the canyon. Rob runs her in the canyon behind our house daily and hoses her off when he gets home cause she likes to get muddy. He likes her low maintenance coat. We have been so spoiled because she has such a wonderful temperament. I can't say enough to good things about her. I am not sure if you would consider selling the dog to us, but if so, we would like to find out more about him.

Look forward to hearing from you,

Janine

Submitted by: Janine on Mar 11, 2016
Hi Don and Linda,


On a happier note, Junior is doing great!! He is such a big sweetheart! He actually listens better than Gracie sometimes. She can be a bit mischievous at times and he just watches her. It's so cute to see them together. He loves to be right at my feet while I am working and at night he snuggles up to Rob. He has been such a joy to have and we love him soo much!! I can't wait to see him interact with Maverick when we visit at Thanksgiving.

Take care and I will keep in touch :)

Janine
Submitted by: ID on Nov 29, 2015
Hi guys

Thought that we should give you an update on how Belle is doing this season. In short: impressive. Although her youth and lack of experience do show at times, this little gal has an innate composure on birds that is impressive. This morning is an example. I am housebound with a litter of 5 day old setter pups so Mike and Belle went hunting alone. Mike could see that Belle was trailing and when he approached her staunch point, turkeys began flushing all around them. Belle stayed on point until the one right in front of her flushed. Mike dropped it w his little 28. Mike had marked where the turkeys flew and later she again pointed and he dropped a 2nd turkey over her. She pointed 3 more turkeys but he had only 2 tags so let them go. A bit later she pointed and only a single quail flushed. Mike thought he missed cleanly but they continued up that draw. A bit later, there comes Belle from up the draw with that quail in her mouth. She also pointed a covey of quail.

This morning is quite typical for Belle. What young dog doesn't go berzerk over turkeys flushing around them?! Her composure on point is like that of a veteran dog, not a youngster and she has shown it since day 1. She has a heck of a nose and is learning how to trail quite well. She has a natural caution in trailing and she rarely causes a bird to flush. We have seen her relocating so slow and low to the ground in open cover that she almost looks like she is crawling, all in an effort to not cause the birds to bust. She backs well and her retrieve is pretty good. She ranges out quite a ways but has learned to check back in. All of this with zero training from us - we just take her hunting.

I know this sounds pretty glowing but it is true. We are curious if this type of composure is something you would say is typical of your breedings? Her style is quite different than our other FBs - they are more hard charging and aggressive in their point - still highly effective, just different than Belle.

Thank you for this little bird dog, you should be proud of her. She is a good one and has especially stolen Mike's heart. He calls her "Sugar Belle".

Cheers
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Submitted by: Nancy on Nov 19, 2015
We had bought one of your puppies three years ago and we would like to get another one when you have a new litter. Our Gabbi is just beyond WONDERFUL!! He loves to hunt with Floyd and is very good at it. He knows the difference between hunting and being a spoiled family pet at home. We LOVE him so much!! A big THANKS for letting us have one of your puppies.
Nancy & Floyd

Submitted by: Travis on Nov 11, 2015
Hi Don and Linda,
Travis and I got our beloved dog Hawk (Ellie's brother) from you about 6 years ago. We were talking recently about what a great dog Hawk is and thought it would be nice to let you guys know that.

He is the smartest dog I have ever known and an EXCELLENT hunter! We have had so many amazing bird hunting experiences with him. We are so bonded to him and he is to us.

We couldn't have hoped for a better bird, family, companion dog. We look forward to more fun adventures with him!

Best,
Courtney and Travis Bruner
Submitted by: Lynn D on Jul 29, 2015
Good morning! I hope that all is well with you and your crew. I know that this is a hot time of year for you folks as well as here so perhaps it is a quiet time for you also. Belle continues to be a wonderful gal. It's interesting - at just about 18 months of age her ribs sprung and she filled out and she went from being a lean teenager to being nicely bodied out. After such a precocious puppy season we are anxious to see what she does this fall - we think that she will continue to impress but we are also experienced enough to know that she may also have some wild-child 2 yr old days. We will keep you informed but want you to know that we love her and are very happy with her.
Submitted by: Courtney on Jun 17, 2015
Hi Don and Linda,

Travis and I got our beloved dog Hawk (Ellie's brother) from you about 6 years ago. We were talking recently about what a great dog Hawk is and thought it would be nice to let you guys know that.

He is the smartest dog I have ever known and an EXCELLENT hunter! We have had so many amazing bird hunting experiences with him. We are so bonded to him and he is to us.

We couldn't have hoped for a better bird, family, companion dog. We look forward to more fun adventures with him!

Submitted by: Jon on Mar 29, 2015
Don update on Boulot, he's crate trained, he's used to a doggy door, is the sweetest, goofiest pup there is. He's awesome. Truly a wonderful dog. I named him Boulot (Boo-low), which is french for "tubby". The boy likes to eat .

Thanks very much Don.

Jon

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