We have over 35 years experience with breeding, training and hunting American Brittanys. After hearing over and over again the accolades sung of the French Brittany, we decided to add a puppy to our family five years ago. It all started there. With experience with both the American and the French under our belts, we're sold on the Epagneul Breton.
We now proudly announce our second litter of French Brittany-Epagneul Bretons. We are breeding top of the line dogs with the goal of nurturing the characteristics that are so highly desirable in a gun dog as well as a wonderful family member. These will be exquisite pups. Eclair de Brougton, the dam, has earned her "TAN" (natural hunting ability) and has been rated "EXCELLENT" in conformation.
Eclair hails from a line descended directly from France. She was sired by Bako de Keranlouan. She is a beautiful standard of the breed, who elicits compliments on her looks and abilities wherever she goes. She has proven herself on the prairies of the midwest hunting quail, pheasant, grouse and partridge and is an absolute firecracker on the rocks hunting chukar. At five years old, Clair has pointed and retrieved hundreds of wild birds. She was awarded second place in her class at the Epagneul Breton Nationals in Montana. After watching her performance in the field for her TAN, the French judge threw his hands up over his head, shouting, "superb"!
The feedback from our 2011 puppy buyers indicates that we have many pleased and excited owners as they work with their dogs in the field. Our own three year old, Gabriel du Lac Almanor, a pup from Clair's 2011 litter, brought in over 50 birds his first season. He and his mom make a beautiful pair in the field as they each exhibit their enthusiastic pointing, honoring and retrieving styles. Eclair simply produces hard driven, focused hunters.
Our puppies are socialized from day one and are accustomed to children and other dogs. They have their first shots, dewclaws removed, tails docked, are microchipped and come with a two year health guarantee from hereditary defects. Both parents will have been either OFA or PennHIP certified. Puppies are registered both AKC and UKC. We introduce them to wings and birds at an early age. We're striving to ready these puppies to be the best dog you've hunted behind, as well as a much loved companion in your home.
Clair's next litter is due to be whelped mid July. We are accepting reservations, along with a deposit, for this litter now. Please don't hesitate to call Jeff @ 530-259-2122 for an answer to any questions you may have, for further information on the puppies or the Epagneul Breton breed or just to talk hunting! Visit us on Facebook...and thank you for your interest in our puppies!
BATTLE OF THE SEXES
We receive many calls and requests for puppies of a specific gender. After we move deeper into our conversation with a potential puppy buyer we usually uncover a lot of inaccurate preconceived notions about the personality and traits of a male vs. a female. It's time we help set the record straight!!
Having raised many, many dogs of both genders, we think you'll be happier with.....either one. One of the best articles we've run across, which describes our opinions and experience very closely, is on www.woodhavenlabs.com. Click on the articles link in the upper righthand corner. They also have a wonderful collection of articles on other areas concerning your dog. It's well worth a few minutes of your time to check it out.