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Sur le Delavan Kennel - Illinois Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel Breeders

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About Sur le Delavan Kennel
Home of: GRCHf CH De la Ferme Sur le Delavan TAN *** CHf Ch Fergus Sur le Delavan TAN *** TR CH Hera L'Etoile du Nord TAN *** 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
Epagneul Breton, 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 10 years.
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Submitted by: Luis Cruz on Apr 16, 2015
Thank you for letting us come to your farm on very short notice last Nov, the day before your puppy delivery trip to New England. We very much liked getting to see our pup's parents Fergus and Hera, in the flesh. Even as your last female pup available, there is no doubt Jackie was the right one for us. From the first night she has slept(with us)every night through.
She is now about 5 months old and we couldn't be enjoying her more. She's one very smart pup! At 9 weeks, to be taken out, she had learned to ring a sleigh bell, hung from the backdoor knob. About the same time she was pointing a pheasant wing on the fishing rod and knew the pop of a cap pistol meant time for the wing game. By March, I expect she'll be ready to work with a few quail.
Anyone getting one of your pups, is a very lucky person. Thank you for ours, Luis Cruz
Submitted by: Randy on Mar 25, 2015
I am not sure where to begin. The quest for a quality bred bird dog began 7 years ago. I did my homework and decided on the (French) Brittany as the dog for me. Next big challenge was to find a breeder that had the stock I felt would provide me with several years of companionship and quality days in the field. I found Sur le Delavan Kennel on the web and thought I would give Suzanne a call and see what they had. Needless to say I was impressed with her knowledge and her dedication to maintaining quality dogs. I settled on a pup and never looked back. Duke has been and is the best. I realize it is time for him to slow down a little and I am going to order another pup from Sur le Delavan Kennel. If you are looking for great companions and hunting desire, you can't go wrong with Sur le Delavan Kennel. Buy with confidence and don't look back. I will leave you with this, as you call around- think about how each breeder treats you and talks about their dogs. Sur le Delavan will treat you like a friend and help you the best they can. They won't talk down about other breeders.
Thanks Randy
Submitted by: Toney Allen on Mar 23, 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: Doug B. on Mar 17, 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: Eric Price on Feb 23, 2015
Clint- thank you for hosting a great trial in IL. My wife and I hadn't ever been to one before and found it exciting. Your dogs did great and were fun to watch. I am hopeful that our puppy grows up to run in the same manner.

Submitted by: Scott Busch on Jan 22, 2015
I just wanted to say a couple words about Clint and his French Brittanys. It is nice to meet someone like Clint who "really" hunts his dogs. I have talked to many breeders lately who want to tell me about their hunting dogs but very few can talk hunting the way Clint does. I don't think you will find another breeder in the country that tests their dogs as well as Clint does. He truly tests his dogs in the field, ring and home.
I wasn't able to get a puppy this year but I am on the list for 2016 and know it will be worth the wait.
Submitted by: Zack Plank on Aug 28, 2014
I could not be happier with Gabby (Gabrielle Lee Sur le Delavan). She is an excellent housedog and an enthusiastic birddog. She is the reason
that I became a hunter: Seeing how much she loves being in the field, it is pure joy to give her that time. Not only did I get a great dog,
I gained new friends in the LaFary family. Clint and Suzann have been kind in answering questions and helping me with the training. We have met other Sur le Delavan owners-one who I have been able to hunt with locally and many others on Facebook. It is so nice to have a group of
people who love these dogs. And really, you can't help but love them. They are smart, beautiful, steady, bird loving fools. A trainer at a local bird farm calls Gabby his "pointing fool" because she pointed before she knew what a bird was. Coming home to a French Britt always
seems to turn into a celebration because they love their humans as much as we love them. My only regret is that I did not find this breed years ago! In fact, we are so pleased with our pup, we are getting ready to welcome another addition into the family!

Zack Plank
Submitted by: Mike on Aug 21, 2014
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: Mike on Aug 11, 2014
Griffin is growing by leaps and bounds! I think when I last sent you photos, he weighed about 9 he's up to 23 pounds! He's a little lover...he loves everybody and gives lots of kisses and even gives hugs by standing on his back legs and putting his front legs up around our necks...hahaha...the vet thought that was hilarious when he hugged her, too! Mike takes him for long walks every day so that he gets lots of exercise, and I usually have him outside in the backyard two or three times a day as well...we have snow now, so I shoveled paths in the backyard where the dogs can do their potty business and run and play...Griffin and Jaxon are friends finally and like to wrestle and play together outside, although Jaxon grows tired of it much more quickly than Griffin does!

I have lots of photos to send to you, so I'll send them in several e-mails again so they come through for you...he's a BEAUTIFUL (handsome) guy!! His coloring has changed to an even darker reddish color all over his body so now his body matches his head color, and he has LOTS of the roan markings and freckles on his face and legs...he's still got the cutest face!! Have any of the other puppy owners sent you updated photos? We've been wondering how they're all turning out.
Submitted by: Todd on Aug 05, 2014
My husband and I had a very positive experience finding our EB through Sur le Delavan kennel. Daisy is two years old now, and she is truly a cherished family member. In addition to wanting a hunting dog, it was important to us to find a dog tolerant of children, cats and other dogs as well as being a friendly companion....Daisy is all of that and much more! It's hard to describe this breed to anyone who has not met one, but this dog's personality is enthusiastic, silly, joyous and loving, and she has loads of serious bird-hunting talent. We enjoyed every step of the process of finding and adopting this dog, and Paulette was informative, friendly, and professional all the way. The Lafary's were very open and straight forward with us. I will say we talked to many breeders before picking Sur le Delavan. They took the time to talk to us and answer all our questions. That wasn't the case with many out there.

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