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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 *** GRCHf 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: 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
Submitted by: on Jun 15, 2015
I contacted Clint about purchasing a EB puppy last November, and while he didn't have any available, he did point me in the direction of a breeder he was familiar with, who he has gotten dogs from, and who he trains dogs for. Clint was more than helpful in finding me a great dog! I brought my puppy to Clint when he was 6 months old with very little training under his belt. Clint did an excellent job at gun and e-collar breaking my dog as well as getting him on lots of birds! Clint was great about keeping in contact while he had my dog and was very patient with my questions. When I picked my dog up from training, Clint was more than willing to take me out into the field to see what they had been working on and to make me feel comfortable working with my dog over the hunting season. I would certainly recommend Sur le Delavan Kennel to others and I will be bringing mine back to Clint to keep him on birds during the off-season and to fine-tune different aspects of his training.
Submitted by: Todd Farris on Jun 15, 2015
Sur le Delavan Kennel is one of the best. Clint spent several hours on the phone educating me over several calls about the Epagneul Breton. I was looking for my first upland dog as a new hunter. I was fortunate enough to get a puppy from him a year ago. I could not be happier with my dog. He performed well in the field his first hunting season allowing me to limit on pheasant opening day in Oklahoma. As a new upland hunter having a dog with great prey drive and natural instincts (with limited training) proved invaluable to my hunting success. Solid breedings lead to great hunting companions. You get what you pay for!
Submitted by: Bet Henderson on Jun 11, 2015
We want to take the opportunity to publicly thank the LaFary family. Even though their current litter was sold out already, they work very hard to find us a quality breeder with puppies on the ground. Never once did they talk bad about a breeder, they took a different route and only talked about breeders that they would use and trusted. We learned so much about the breed and how much work it takes to truly have a HIGH quality bird dog. We hope to own a Sur le Delavan dog in the future.
The Hendersons
Submitted by: Bryce Knight on Jun 02, 2015
I just wanted to drop a testimonial for Sur le Delavan Kennel. I haven't had the opportunity to get a puppy from them but they did help me find one with another very good breeder. I think that speaks a lot for them. While we were at there farm checking out there dogs, Clint spent 2 hours show me his very good dogs and never thought twice about time at all.

I highly recommend Sur le Delavan Kennel for training and puppies,
Submitted by: Jackie Hutwagner on May 27, 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.

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