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

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About Sur le Delavan Kennel

We are now taking deposits on our 2014 litter of GUN CH Hera Etoile du Nord TAN x (Highly Recommended) CHf CH Fergus Sur Le Delavan TAN.

Offering CHf TR CH Fergus Sur Le Delavan TAN for stud. He is confirmed C1 excellent, OFA good hips and is not a carrier of the Sable Gene. To learn more about Fergus please visit our webpage.

In 2013, the CEB-US board of directors approved a system for rating Epagneul Breton dogs for breeding in the United States. The system is patterned after similar rating systems implemented in France and other countries. Read more.

The rating criteria is designed to provide a systematic and objective review of a dog's demonstrated achievements, conformation, and health. It is not intended to recommend any particular dog or breeder, but rather to provide information for breeders and puppy buyers to consider in selecting dogs for potential breeding.

Sur le Delavan Kennel (www.surledelavan.com) is a small kennel located outside Delavan, Illinois that offers puppies, started dogs, pointing dog training and game birds. We are committed to the highest standards set by the FCI and UKC. Sur le Delavan Kennel is also one of the few kennels that have signed and adhere to the breeder's agreement set by the CEB-US as another way to raise the quality of EBs being produced in the US. Our dogs have the best European lines possible. We test our dogs for the "Sable" gene and only breed dogs that have OFA ratings of "GOOD" or better. All of our dogs are duel registered with the UKC and AKC to help guarantee that they are 100% Epagneul Breton. All our breeding pairs are exceptional hunters. We also compete our dogs in UKC events as a way to "prove" our dog's abilities against other EBs. We are very proud members and supporters of the CEB-US. Sur le Delavan Kennel caters to foot hunters and families looking for a pet, but our dogs do great in the show ring also! We love to, and we are very proud to, show these dogs off and invite everyone to come visit our farm to see these dogs in action.

In addition to our French Brittanys, we also raise and offer high quality and hard flying game birds. We focus on Pheasants, Chukar, Mallards, Pigeons and Bobwhite Quail. We have birds for sale all year round and at many different ages throughout the year. Please contact us to find out more about buying training and hunting birds. ​Please see our training page to learn more about training opportunities that we have to offer here at Sur le Delavan Kennel. We have 4 different dog training areas approved by the state of Illinois on our farm. Please email us with any questions at: surledelavankennel@gmail.com or call at 309-231-8868.

Thank you,

The LaFarys

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 8 years.
309-231-8868
309-202-6068
Click here to visit Sur le Delavan Kennel website
Testimonials (49) You are viewing the 10 most recent - Click here for more reviews
Submitted by: Doug Blanders on May 29, 2014
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: Doug Blanders on May 27, 2014
When I spoke with Clint over the phone, I realized quickly that he had exceptional knowledge about this breed. I had looked long and hard for the right breeder and knew 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 was strong, it was a breath of fresh air!

Sur le Delavan is astounding

Doug B
Submitted by: Mike Lang on May 27, 2014
Clint and Suzanne,

I wanted to let you know that my family and I are very pleased with our dog! Two weeks ago we got a few pigeons and my son and I and have been working with him we couldn't have asked for better! We can't wait to hunt him!

Submitted by: Bill and Katie on May 22, 2014
We want to thank you for he opportunity to get a puppy from your kennel. While it would have been nice to have a puppy from a spring litter. We don't mind waiting until the fall. You guys have been very willing to work with us.

Thank you again,
Katie
Submitted by: Bill Benson on May 20, 2014
In a world where no one tells the truth, especially when money is involved it was refreshing to meet Clint. He took the time to explain things I wasn't aware of, the sable gene and OFA testing of the hips are two major issues we talked about. Everything he said about my puppies came true. They are dogs now and I love both of them for thier hunting abilities, which are fantastic. But, both dogs live in my house with me and they shine. Fantastic instincts, great temperment, and a willingness to learn are what these dogs exhibit. Thank you, Bill
Submitted by: Beth Henderson on May 12, 2014
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 take 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: Toney Allen on May 01, 2014
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: Jeff on Apr 25, 2014
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
Jeff
Submitted by: Todd Vohland on Apr 15, 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.
Submitted by: Glenn on Apr 10, 2014
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.

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