We are the breeders of two exceptional hunting dog breeds! (The French Brittany Spaniel and the Airedale Terrier) Our French Britney's are very prey driven and extremely biddable and loving, they come from the (arguably,)-anytime you get to dog people together you're probably going to get an argument LOL) finest hunting lines in the world. Birddog Supreme has a breeding program that focuses exclusively on quality not quantity. With emphasis placed on Intelligence, trainability, lovingness,and boldness! Along with natural pointing ability, natural retrieving ability, prey drive, bird finding talent, and a great nose. Our Airedale terriers also come from first rate hunting lines! I believe Theodor Roosevelt summed it up the best. "An Airedale can do anything any other dog can do, and probably do it better. Our Airedales make excellent hunting dogs or family dogs. All the old timers in our area tell me, " I used to have an Airedale best dog I've ever seen!" Our Airedale (Tigger) is willing to try anything we ask of her, from ski jorging to bird hunting (including cold water duck retrieves) from coons to coyotes her goal is to make you proud. I always say "you can never go wrong with an Airedale." Our strict breeding policy along with our intensive "puppy program" which took us decades to develop and considered by many to be the best "puppy program"in the country, allows you to get a dog that is well prepared to start its new life with you. Our dogs live In the house as part of the family, and as part of the family there are rules that need to be followed, and work that needs to be done (all our dogs have a job) and lots and lots of love to be shared. If you still have doubts please read some of our testimonials. Call 320-760-3402 Jim or 320-304-3717 Amy
Submitted by: Lucinda Hopkins on Jul 23, 2018
French Brittany Breeder Review; Birddog Supreme - July 2018
I talked to and visited a lot of breeders before choosing to get a puppy from Jim and Amy Massmann at Birddog Supreme. While many of the other breeders would have been a good choice, everyone has to decide who they prefer to work with. For example, not all breeders do training or update their websites/Facebook. When I visited Jim and Amy the first time I was impressed at how well behaved and friendly their adult dogs were. After having a French Brittany puppy for a little more than a month I can see how much time and work has gone into socializing her to a wide variety of people, places, sounds, and experiences. She’s used to being in a crate and takes treats from your hand gently. She’s 13 weeks old now and a ball of happy energy. Jim has a lot of dog training experience and is a great training resource. Altogether I have had a good experience with Birddog Supreme and would recommend getting a puppy from them
Submitted by: Kathy Howe on May 21, 2018
I picked up my 8 week old Airedale Terrier (Rio) from Birddog Supreme one week ago and am beyond impressed at how smart and well behaved this little puppy is!
We had a 2+ hour car ride home when we got him and he slept the entire way home. Not a single peep out of him.
Rio comes when called quite reliably and already sits on command. He responds well ("comes") to a whistle also. He is working on leash manners and doing really well there also.
If he cries in the kennel it is brief (under 60 seconds). Most of the time he goes into the kennel without any crying at all.
He quietly usually only cries in the kennel when he needs to go outside for a potty break. I put the kennel in a very high traffic area of the house. He has laid in there quietly with people in and out of the house and with me in the next room on conference calls for work.
He has never had an accident in the kennel which is remarkable for a puppy so young!
As if that isn't all great enough, Rio gets up 0-2 times a night for potty breaks. He goes outside, does his business and goes right back into the kennel (quietly) until morning.
I fully expected to have at least a week of a puppy screaming in the kennel all night long but that has not even once been the experience with Rio.
It is an understatement to say that I am AMAZED at how smart, well behaved, and easy to train he has been so far. We are having so much fun training him and are really looking forward to puppy kindergarten to start in a couple weeks.
Beyond having a great puppy, I feel like we have a great resource in Jim at Birddog Supreme. He has provided us so much great information about the breed and several great training tips that we are leveraging. The puppy packet we got when we brought Rio home contained all kinds of great information.
I have owned different breeds of dogs my entire life but this one is by far the easiest, best behaved, smartest puppy I have had to date.
I would HIGHLY recommend this breeder to anyone looking for a new puppy!
Submitted by: Eric and Denise Jensen on Apr 26, 2018
Picked up our first French Brittany puppy from Jim Nov 22 2017 and could not be happier!! With Jim's puppy program she came to us crate trained and well socialized. We were hesitant to start a puppy in November but she has far exceeded our expectations to being in the house all winter. Jim has helped me all winter long keeping her on live birds. Took her to a game farm at 6 months and she pointed and retrieved to hand 9 out of 10 chuckars!! Would not hesitate to purchase another pup from Jim and Amy.
Submitted by: Donna Hill on Feb 06, 2018
We picked up Bee, an airedale puppy, from Jim after Thanksgiving. We had a 12 hour drive home and she did great. No accidents and no car sickness. She is a very well adapted, outgoing, bold puppy. We wanted a traditional working airedale for varmit control around the house and a companion. Bee will be great at both. She has had a great start with Jim's puppy program, both behavior and health wise. I would highly recommend them as a breeder.
Submitted by: Randy Dawson on Jan 16, 2018
This is my 1st review ever. Just wanted to tell everyone about what a fantastic dog I got from Jim and Amy @ BIRDDOG SURREME. i had her out about a dozen times this year. The 1st time was with 4 other guys and one other dog, the 1st hour or so she seemed at bit nervous, but the next four she was a sight to behold, it was like a light went off inside her. She worked the fields hard and pointed beyond my expectations! There was one time she was working in front of us going really fast, turned on a dime, and immediately pointed. We were amazed. She is a lot of fun to be outside with even if we are not hunting, and in the house she is the most loving dog I've ever been around. I thank God that there are still breeders like this out there. I can not recommend BIRDDOG SUPREME highly enough.
Submitted by: Julie Gustafson on Jan 10, 2018
We recently purchased a one year old French Brittany (Meeko) from Jim and Amy. Meeko is nothing short of an exceptional dog and we feel blessed to have her. Aside from being a beautiful dog, Meeko is intelligent, extremely loving and affectionate, and well mannered and calm in the house. She is great with children of all ages and other dogs. Out in the field, she is a tireless hunter. We first contacted Jim last January regarding French Brittany puppies. We were impressed with his philosophy about breeding, puppy training, and dogs in general. If you haven't read the random thoughts on his Birddog Supreme website, I encourage you to do so because we believe they say a lot about Jim and their dogs. We were looking for a family dog first and foremost. If we found a good family dog that hunted well too, that would be a bonus. In Meeko we won the jackpot. Aside from good bloodlines, we believe Jim and Amy's approach to raising puppies is top notch. It is their puppy program and skill with and love of animals that in our mind set them apart from the rest. We are always humbled when we watch Jim work with his dogs, and often refer to him as the dog whisperer. We highly recommend Jim and Amy and wouldn't hesitate to buy another dog from them,or utilize Jim's boarding and training services. Thank you Jim and Amy for your dedication to training and producing top notch dogs and, of course, for making Meeko available to us!
Submitted by: Jill and Tom on Dec 16, 2017
Bought a adorable French Brittany from Jim and Amy at BIRDDOG SUPREME, could not be happier about our choice. At 8 weeks the pups were well socialized, kennel traiined, used to gun fire, and the big one for me comfortable with the vacuum cleaner. lol oh and did I mention crazy about birds? It is clear that they put a lot of time and work into these cute little balls of fluff. Jim is very conscientious of his breeding program and produces excellent pups, as was apparent from one of his pups he kept back from the last litter. If our little girl turns out any thing like that my husband and I will be over the top thrilled.
In short our pup is everything we hoped she would be. Both Jim and Amy at BIRDDOG SUPREME are super nice,and very very knowledgeable. You can not go wrong picking them as your breeder!
Submitted by: Loren Zillmann on Nov 25, 2017
We picked up our Airedale puppy on 11/17/17. What a great dog. We spent over an hour with Jim and Amy and were very impressed with there breeding and training tips. A local farm store even referred to Jim as the Glenwood dog whisperer. We've had several dogs and one previous Airedale. I would definitely recommend Jim and Amy for a great puppy.
Submitted by: Vito and Melissa Polera on Nov 06, 2017
We just picked up our Airedale puppy yesterday, and he is the smartest, sweetest thing ever! We took this 8 week old puppy on a 2 hr car drive, an airport shuttle, through security and the gatehouse, on a 4 hr plane ride, and finally on another hr long ride home. I cannot tell you how amazed we were! He managed it like a pro! Not a single accident, calm and quiet after only a few minutes in the crate... no car or air sickness. He comes when we call and loves on us all the time already. Jim and Amy do so much work with these pups from day one, it's the best. We picked up the puppy in-person, so we also got the chance to visit with Jim and Amy face-to-face and see their home and how they take care of the pups, and it was just a pleasure! Fantastic people and fantastic puppies! More than worth the trip to bring home the newest member of our family!!
UPDATE: So, the above was from just after we got the little guy. It's now been a bit longer, and we can say that he continues to be phenomenal, and we continue to be happier and happier with him. If we or any of our friends or loved ones were looking to get another Airedale or Brittany, Birddog Supreme would be my #1 stop without hesitation. We're very thankful for our pup and for Jim and Amy and all their work!
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Submitted by: Jed Edinger on Oct 26, 2017
While i have never had a hunting Airedale, I have hunted labs and setters/pointers over the last 50 years and am looking forward to the challenges that the new breed will present. It took just a few minutes talking with Jim to realize that he is the real deal and knows his dogs. He and his wife have supplied me with a well socialized and crate trained pup that is a joy to work with. The pup is now retrieving to hand and sitting with a good hold at 12 weeks. The Massmanns are good christian people who will treat you like family. I will gladly recommend them to anyone who asks.