Our Brittanys are bred from champion foot hunter stock out of the 32x champ Nolan's Last Bullet line, with 4 generation pedigree available.
About our pups:
Our pups are usually pointing the wing by 5-6 weeks, and are introduced to live caged birds for play at about 5 weeks. All pups that we keep after 6 weeks are steadily working the wing and playing with live caged birds. By about 8-9 weeks they are usually hunting and pointing open field birds by themselves. At about 9-10 weeks they are introduced to shot and progress up to having birds shot over them at between 4 and 6 months. We alternate time between Alabama and Florida. Thanks and enjoy your dogs and hunting!
Submitted by: Kathy Johnstone on Nov 20, 2010
Just wanted to give a follow-up on comments we posted in early 2009. Our male from the Dec 2008 litter, Zeke, is now tearing it up in his second year of dove hunting. He is bold and bright - racing out to get those birds the minute the gun goes off. Steve says that Zeke retrieves them everytime and all the hunters in the club say that Zeke is one of the best dogs they've ever seen! When Zeke comes home from the field, he fits in well with the family, tirelessly playing fetch with his favorite tennis balls. Thanks, Billy, for a wonderful addition to our family!
Submitted by: Joel Thomason on May 14, 2010
My wife and I brought home a 9 week old Orange and White puppy that has turned out to be the best little birdgetter I ever had. She is the first Brittany we've had, (most of my dogs in the past were English Pointers) and boy, everybody is right, Brittanys sure are a loving breed of dog. Bill said she was pointing the wing at 5 weeks and hidden birds at 8 wks, and when he tells you what a dog will do, it will do! When we got her home, she pointed birds the next day even though she could barely jump through the grass! Bless her heart. I just wanted to thank the Bonds' for our bundle of high energy joy. We are thinking about getting another one to join her and if we do it will come from Sage Valley.
Submitted by: Stephanie Fuqua on Aug 27, 2009
I just wanted to take a minute to say how much we love our sweet little Meg. She is 10 weeks old now and i just can't get over what a great dog she is. Billy and Tammy were so good to me,patient with all of my questions and visits,and Tammy really helped me feel that she understood just how difficult it was for me to choose the right pup. There is no doubt that they take such good care of their dogs- and love their pups as well. I am so pleased with Billy and have already taken my friend to meet him. She is planning to get a pup from his next litter. Its so nice to find such a capable and gentle breeder that cares for his dogs so much.
Submitted by: LuAnne & Craig Berlin on May 05, 2009
We were lucky enough to find Mr. and Mrs. Bonds at a time we were looking for pups to replace our Brittany, Noel, who died on December 1. Mr. Bonds called with news that he had a litter born on December 10th, 2008, that had pups available. We soon had picked out one liver and one orange pup to be part of our lives.
Our new Noel and Holly are the joys of our lives - such sweet little girls, but with a strong hunting instinct. Noel was "pointing" when she was just two months old. They are smart, independent but loving, energetic, easy to discipline pups that show excellent breeding.
Billy and Tammy took such good care of our babies before we got them - they had them wormed, their tails docked and dew claws removed professionally, and must have loved on them because Holly and Noel came to us loving to cuddle!!
I echo other reviews that the Bonds were the easiest, kindest people with whom to work. They met us halfway on our selected day to get the babies. They kept us up to date before we received the pups by sending pictures and e-mails. And, if we ever should want other Brittanys, we will certainly contact them first.
Thanks to the Bonds for filling a lonely place in our hearts with two of the sweetest, smartest dogs in the world. We won't forget the First Noel or Lucy, but these two will certainly make many new memories for us. Thank you again, Billy and Tammy.
Submitted by: jeff on Feb 25, 2009
I now own one of the male pups from the Dec. 2008 litter. I named him Jack. He is a wonderful pup. He is bold and full of vigor. he activly plays with my 3 yr old lab. He is taking to basic obedience at 11wks old. He also locking down on some fashionable points.
Mr. Bonds was easy to deal with. He made himself available to me. He was more than willing to accomidate me with every request. I would not hesitate to check with Mr. Bonds if I am ever looking for another pup.
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Submitted by: Steve on Feb 01, 2009
Our Zeke is one of the male puppies from the December 10, 2008 litter. Billy went out of his way to meet us between Jacksonville, FL and his home to save us part of the drive. Zeke was very healthhy and it was obvious that Billy and his family took great care of him.
Zeke has a great out-going disposition and quickly fit into our household with two other dogs (Australian Shepherd and Jack Russell Terrier). He seeks out food a mile away! Zeke is already fetching a toy duck and bringing it back for lots of praise. Steve is looking forward to getting started on Zeke's field training when he gets a little older.