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Great Lakes Gun Dogs - Michigan Braque Francais Breeders

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About Great Lakes Gun Dogs

At Great Lakes Gun Dogs we are more a family than a kennel. While we strive to breed an exceptional bird dog, we know how a dog functions in and around the house is just as important. Our dogs and puppies are well socialized by our active kids and are all part of our family.

Great Lakes Gun Dogs is located in a small country suburb of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Here, the classic northern woodlands and the grassy, rolling terrain meet the warm inland lakes, which prove to be the perfect locale for pheasant, grouse, woodcock and waterfowl. All of which are perfectly suited for the Braque Francais breed.

We particularly admire the breed for its eagerness to please, gentle temperament and compact medium size. Not to mention their versatility in the field, close ranging and natural ability.

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Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Braque Francais
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Keith & Bridgette Leyendecker
3519 Greenly St.
Hudsonville, Michigan 49426
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 1 years.
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Testimonials (1)
Submitted by: Garvin L on Feb 04, 2014
The folks at Great Lakes Gun Dogs made us feel like family. After losing my first bird dog early to cancer, I started the search for a new hunting companion and family member. With a young family, I needed a dog that could perform in the field and be in a home with a toddler. I set my sights on the Braque Francais, and began the search to find the right breeder. I spoke to a few Braque breeders (and they all were great) – but I felt a strong connection with the brother breeding team of Seth and Keith of Great Lakes Gun Dogs … truth be known, wives Tammie and Bridgette were equally a part of the decision to select GLGD as my BF breeder of choice – a fantastic family who also have young children and understood what I was looking for in a dog.
I had a lot of questions for them. After a number of conversations on the phone and building a comfortable rapport with them, I decided it was time for a visit to see these dogs in person. The trip took some planning as we were making the trek from South Western Ontario, across the border to Western Michigan. The GLGD family was overly-accommodating and planned a wonderful day for us. My family was able to spend a few hours getting to know breeders, the breed, and their dogs better. On the long journey back there was no debate on the breed or breeders – we loved them both.
Fast forward about 10 months and we have a healthy seven month old pup that is a great family dog and by all indications, will be a first class gun dog. My first dog will never be forgotten – he was great, but my Braque is making is easier to move on. What enhances the experience with my Braque is the great relationship I have with my breeder. They were there to answer my many questions in the beginning via e-mail and phone. They opened their home to my family to get to know the breed and their dogs better. They used social media effectively to keep us informed during the pregnancy, the selection process, and for general updates on their dogs and extended Braque family. Seth and I have regular dialogue on training techniques and all things NAVHDA. Importing my dog into Canada required some paperwork from their vet – Seth had it organized and ready when I picked up my dog. The folks at GLDG run a great business. If I could sum them up with one word, it would be integrity. If you are considering a Braque Francais, I would encourage you to contact Great Lakes Gun Dogs and have a chat – you’ll be glad you did … I am.

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