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Sur le Delavan Kennel - Illinois French Brittany Spaniel Breeders

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About Sur le Delavan Kennel
Home of: GRCHf CH De la Ferme Sur le Delavan TAN *** GRCHf Ch Fergus Sur le Delavan TAN *** 4xTR CH Hera L'Etoile du Nord TAN *** GRCHF Juno Ten Bar Ranch TAN *** Sur le Delavan Kennel is committed to maintaining and continuing to improve a strict breeding practice that only improves the traits and temperaments that took generations in Europe to achieve. We have a strict breeding plan that focuses on the entire dog. We breed dogs that are: - proven in natural hunting, retrieving ability and field trials - proven in health (ALL breeding dogs have hips certified prior to breeding by the OFA) - proven in correct conformation and have been classed as C1 Excellent by a French judge - proven in temperament and soundness We are not willing to take short cuts in breeding. While other breeders are using dogs that carry the Ay gene and hiding that fact by only breeding orange and white dogs, we won't. We take the extra time to find dogs that are clear of the gene. All of our dogs are proven in hunting fields and competition across the country and over seas. While others have excuses for why their dogs aren't titled- ours are. Every Sur le Delavan Kennel dog has field and show titles. We have no place in our kennel for average hunting dogs. It has taken us a long time to achieve these goals. We researched, tested, hunted and selected only the best Epagneul Bretons to build our foundation pedigrees. If a dog passes the screening and has all the traits that are absolutely necessary in order to give us the genetics that we want in our breeding dogs, they then can be welcomed in to our program. What does that mean for the clients? It means that the puppies at Sur le Delavan Kennel have a great chance to inherit these same outstanding traits. This has been proven by Sur le Delavan Kennel by producing more UKC field champions than any other kennel in the US. All puppies from Sur le Delavan Kennel are UKC and AKC registered and 100% French Brittanys. We welcome you to visit our farm and see our dogs for yourself. Epagneul Bretons: AT HOME. IN THE FIELD. Clint, Suzanne, Will and Annabelle LaFary
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
French Brittany Spaniel
Additional Services
Hunting, Training, Stud Services, Birds for sale
Breeder Contact Info
Clint and Suzanne LaFary
1598 Towerline Road
Delavan, Illinois 61734
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 12 years.
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Submitted by: Eric Willard on May 16, 2016

Thank you for the time you have taken with us and helping us find a puppy that would fit our house. While we don't hunt as much as we would like to I still wanted a hunting dog. And we found it at our farm. Thank you again for all the extra you take on the phone and on training.

Thank you,
Submitted by: Scott Shay on Mar 08, 2016
Thanks again for the chance at a great puppy! I can't believe how natural everything has been. We still have the puppy things going on but over all- WOW!

Thanks again,
Submitted by: Jackie Hutwagner on Dec 15, 2015
GRCHF CH Gallant Thor Sur Le Delavan TAN came to our family as a puppy and has excelled in the field. He has earned his grand champion of the field title and his champion of the show titles at 3 years old. Thor had a close call at 8 months old when he and his 6 month old girlfriend ran away from home. We found Thor and Harriett 8 days later. He had been hit by a vehicle and his front leg was shattered. A surgeon in Dothan Alabama was able to fix him up and with a plate and 14 screws in his leg Thor almost won best of show but he had a limp that cost him the win. We had the plate removed and Thor healed up good as new and has never looked back. He has hunted birds all over the US including ruff grouse, huns, prairie chicken, pheasant, woodcock, and so on. He has 8 open class wins on wild birds, liberated birds in solo and couples. Thank you for producing our dog. Not only can he hunt, field trial and show but he is an excellent house pet and our family truly loves him as part of our family.
Submitted by: Tony Allen on Dec 09, 2015
Frankie is awesome! We lost our 20 year old cat this summer and the house was too lonely and organized so I did my research and decided a Brittany would be a good fit. Little did I know how wonderful Clint and Suzanne would be to work with. We met with them prior to the puppies being born. Suzanne kept us informed and shared pictures for the first 8 weeks. During puppy classes, the trainer commented often how smart Frankie was and how quickly he learned besides just being adorable. Our little Brittany puppy turned the family room into a play zone. Our house is filled with love and excitement and we could not be happier!! I did read "Puppies for Dummies" before we got our Frankie since I have not had a dog since childhood. That was a huge help in knowing what to expect and no surprises. Frankie is a wonderful addition to our family. We do not hunt but go for long walks and jogs. I recommend Sur le Delavan Kenel to anyone interested in a Brittany.
Submitted by: Cam L on Nov 30, 2015
We are very excited to be getting a puppy from Sur le Delavan Kennel. It has bee a long wait but one I am sure will be worth it. Clint has be very willing to talk and answer questions (and we have had many) over the past 2 years. We have visited his farm a number of time to see the dogs and he even invited us to go hunting over his dogs. I had no idea that dogs could be so good!

The fact that Clint will take his puppies back in fro training and help us out during the learning process set him apart from the other breeders we spoke with. Clint hides nothing from you while you are looking for a puppy. We hadn't even heard of the Sable Coat pattern until meeting him.

Thank you!
Submitted by: Steve P on Nov 18, 2015
I am leaving this testimonial for Clint and Sur le Delavan Kennel. I have had the chance to work with Clint and his staff a number of times now. First as a breeder and following as a trainer and help learning the ropes in the UKC field trial world.

You truly won't find a more educated and hard working breeder for the French Brittany breed. Clint has always been willing to stop what he was doing and help me even with dogs that I have bought from other breeders before I met him. He has never talk down to me unlike many of the so called experts of the breed. He stand behind his dogs and training.

I was a bit worried buying a puppy out of trialing stock...I have never been more happy. He hunts and trials his dogs across the US the same way I do. And it shows in his dogs. I live in MN where there are a number of "experts" on the breed and I will always drive past them to get to Sur le Delavan Kennel now.

So if you are looking for your next uppy or trainer, do yourself right and give Clint a call.

Thank you,
Submitted by: Doug B on Nov 05, 2015
When I first spoke with Clint over the phone, I quickly realized that he had exceptional knowledge about this breed. I had looked long and hard for the right breeder and I knew soon after speaking and meeting clint and his family that my search was over. I could easily tell his heart was in the right place and his passion with strong. Clint, Sur le Delavan kennel is astounding. Thanks again!
Doug B.
Submitted by: Mike on Oct 20, 2015
As a professional trainer I have found Clint's dogs to have everything I look for in a quality Field Trial or hunting dog. Clint's dogs have demonstrated great trainability, strong prey drive, beautiful style, incredible endurance, and the love of what they are bred to do! They are also very personable dogs that can be your buddy in the house and then be a first-class bird dog in the field. I've had the pleasure of training and competing with several of Clint's dogs and we've had some great success. If you're looking for a great pet & first-class bird dog, I feel very comfortable recommending the LaFary's French Brittany's.
Submitted by: Ed Wise on Aug 12, 2015
I wanted to take a second and thank you guys once again for my little Lacy. Clint with your guidance and help in training Lacy has turned out to be a wonderful hunting dog. She has not only proven herself in the field during her two short years of life but also has proven herself as a wonderful family dog. She has became best friends with our one year old son trying to share her bones and making sure his face is always clear of food. She is a pleasure and a joy we couldn't ask for a better dog.
Submitted by: Tim Cech on Jul 28, 2015
I recommend Clint for gun dog training. He is willing to working around your schedule and needs. He has really helped me as much as my dog. Thank you. Tim

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