Sur le Delavan Kennel - Illinois French Brittany Spaniel Breeders

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About Sur le Delavan Kennel
Thank you for taking the time to check out Sur le Delavan Kennel. I encourage you to take a look at our proven dogs and compare them to any other kennel in the country. Out of the 120 breeders listed on this site there are very few that have taken the time to prove their dogs for the clients. 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: Ryan Smith on Aug 02, 2017
I was very pleased to see how far my young dog had made it in 3 months of training at Sur le Dleavan Kennel. When I drop her off, I hadn't done anything field related with her. At pick up she is excitedly pointing, hunting hard in the field, retrieving to hand, not gun shy in anyway. She is 100% steady to release to retrieve and honoring other dogs points. I couldn't be happier. While I will not be field trial or hunt testing, I will be hunting over a very finished dog this fall.

Submitted by: Scott Rose on Jul 20, 2017
My training partner at NAVHDA; Ralph Ricci, has a LaFary dog. Ralph used to be the running back at Northwestern University in the 80's and now spends his free time chasing birds & putting up with me!!! Seriously, I had my doubts when I first saw Topanga (Mademoiselle Sur LeDelavan) but she proved me wrong. She is so small for a hunting dog! (30 pounds?) I laughed so hard last fall when Ralph dropped a wood duck in the creek over her and she brought is back! The wood duck was as big as her then! The dog is a firecracker who is VERY cooperative, has an intense point and natural retrieve instinct. Topanga is also demonstrating good sign that she can handle more complicated training such as steadiness on point and by the blind-yes the dog also dove hunts!. Ralph and Topanga are a good team and are good representatives for NAVHDA, LaFary Kennels and the Breton breed. We train on public land in Wi. and people always approach Ralph & ask him what kennel the dog is from, etc. What they have to realize; however, is that these dogs are not robots and need time & training to develop just like other dogs. Who knows, maybe my next dog will be out of LaFary :-)
Submitted by: Jackie on Jun 12, 2017
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: Grant Martin on Jun 01, 2017
I used Sur le Delavan Kennel and their Gun Dog Training Program to have my GSP tuned up for some AKC hunt Test. Clint spent nearly 2 hours going over the the training he gave Scooter while he was in his care when I picked him. I was blown away at what he was doing. Steady to flush, retrieving to hand, recalling just to name a few.

Scooter passed his Junior Hunter in 5 straight runs over the past month. I couldn't be happier.

Submitted by: Nacey Flemming on Apr 03, 2017
Anyone interested in a top quality puppy or training: You need to take the time to check out Sur le Delavan Kennel. Clint took many of my phone calls and never pressured me to make a down payment or to offence when I asked or talked about other breeders. He spoke very highly of other breeders and their dogs. He will take the time to talk about the national club and why shows and trials are important even though I was at the time interested in either of those things. I was surprised to hear that a top breed like Sur le Delavan didn't charge as much as many of the other breeders out and even more surprised that lesser proven breeders were changing even more for their puppies. You owe it to yourself to give Clint a call before picking out your puppy.

Submitted by: Stu Jackson on Feb 10, 2017
This is a good breeder. I saw one of his pups named Topanga. She belongs to a guy from Northern Illinois and was already being shot over when she was 4 1/2 months old! Pup has a nice point, is very athletic, pretty, fast and full of energy. Very impressed.
Submitted by: Judy Casper on Jan 30, 2017
Clint is one of the top breeders and trainers out there. You will never go wrong getting a puppy from him or hiring him for training your dog. No one has done for the breed or the cub then Clint Lafary. He is a very honest person and truly loves this these little pocket rockets as they are known as by many. I got my first EB from Sur Le Delavan. Nothing has changed my life more then my Bo! He maybe more dog then I can handle as he is one strong hunting buddy if there ever was one. I am sure had he been in Clint's hands Gun Ch Gracen Sur Le Delavan TAN (aka Bo)would be a grand champion as so many of his family are. There are few trainers out there as loving with your dog when training as he is.
Submitted by: Russell Hill on Nov 02, 2016
I just wanted to drop a quick note for anyone looking for a puppy or finished dog. You need to check out Sur le Delavan Kennel. We got a started dog last Spring and are truly enjoying a great hunting season with her.

Submitted by: Brandon Ward on Jul 21, 2016
Can't tell you how pleased I am with the two dogs I've got from hannahatche kennels. Jackie Hutwagner has some of the best dogs hands-down and breeding program is the best in the business. If you're looking for some great hunting dogs you need to contact Jackie Hutwagner or Clint William LaFary
Submitted by: Phil Bowers on Jun 13, 2016
Clint runs a topnotch facility. He strives to produce dogs of the best quality. As he says, he will not cut corners. He is always willing to help with training questions whether you have one of his dogs or not. He is totally dedicated to the concept of a "Total Dog."
If you are looking for a puppy, help with training, or just information on this wonderful breed, he is the one to talk to...
Phil Bowers
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