Bent River Bretons - Illinois Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel Breeders
About Bent River Bretons
Our breeding stock comes from some of the best Epagneul Bretons from the United States and Europe. We strive to breed quality Epagneul Bretons focused on structure, function, and temperament. We enjoy competing with our dogs in the field and the show ring, focusing on the total dog that can do it all. Our dogs are excellent conformationally, in the field, and in the home, our focus is on producing the "Total Dog".
We have our dogs hips evaluated using OFA and PennHip to ensure our dogs are free of degenerative joint disease. We guarantee our puppies to be free of hip dysplasia. We also test our dogs for the sable AY gene and guarantee that our puppies are not carriers of this gene.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel
Breeder Contact Info
Submitted by: Jenna Brown on Mar 14, 2018
In October of 2017, we got our precious pup Leo from Bent River Bretons out of Lanz X Jolie. Before Leo, I had not had much experience with training dogs, especially hunting/bird dogs. My husband and I wanted a companion in the field as well as in the home. Since we have had Leo, Doug and Julie have gone above and beyond providing us with countless resources to help us learn the ropes. Any time we have had a question or concern, they always respond in a timely manner and with great detail. Each of them genuinely want to produce pups that are good-looking, healthy, and great in the field. As far as our pup Leo, we couldn't be happier. We are so in love with him. He is very sweet, intelligent, energetic, and has great bird drive in the field. He is a very sensitive pup (as is the breed in general), and does best with positive reinforcement rather than any kind of punishment. Eager to please and loving would describe our Leo best. We couldn't be happier with our choice of breeder or dog. Would definitely recommend!
Submitted by: Todd Butler on Dec 12, 2017
My wife and I purchased a puppy from Bent River and couldnít be more pleased with her and our experience with Bent River. Doug is extremely knowledgeable about the breed and his dogs. I learn something new every time I visit with him. The Bollinís are committed to improving the breed. They were very accommodating to my needs and wants in the process. Was able to go meet the little pups a couple times between whelping and pickup.
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Submitted by: Clint LaFary on Feb 21, 2017
I have really enjoyed working with Doug and his family over the past few years. Doug is truly a student of the breed and is willing to put in the time to prove his dogs. If you are looking for very solid proven puppies take the time to check out Bent River.