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Nissen's Classic Brittanys - Missouri American Brittany Breeders
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About Nissen's Classic Brittanys
We are grouse & quail guides who guide for grouse/woodcock in Wisconsin, Bobs and pheasant in Kansas, Chukar/Quail in California and three species of quail in Arizona. Our dogs hunt wild birds over 100 days a year in the forests, the plains and the desert. We have roughly 13 dogs on our guiding team at any one time. When the need to add young blood to the team arises we've found the best way to insure getting a high quality pup is to have a breeding of our own. Every two or three years we have a litter at Nissen's Classic Brittanys. The latest litter is due to hit the ground in Spring 2013, perfect timing to have a pup ready to hunt the 2013-14 seasons.
As we have been in the guiding business for over 30 years and hunted with thousands of dogs, we are in a unique position to evaluate dogs for possible pairings. The dogs we select must be natural pointers, hard hunters that will adapt to the style and range needed to hunt a variety of wild game birds in their natural habitat. They will show the cautiousness needed to point ruffed grouse but also be able stretch out and hunt birds in the prairie and the desert. Around the home they will be calm, lovable and charming, well socialized with all types of people and other dogs. As one or two of these pups will find a home with us you can be assured this is not a random breeding as our livelihood depends on having top notch dogs not only in the field but in the house.
Litter info here www.nissensclassicbrittanys.com
See photos and action videos of our dogs at our web site www.classicbirdhunts.com
View photos Dam, Sire (Sabrina & Hawkins) here.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Hunting, Fishing, Lodging, Meals, Training
Breeder Contact Info
16 Thoreau Ct
O'Fallon, Missouri 63366
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 31 years.
314-780-4977Send Email to Nissen's Classic BrittanysClick here to visit Nissen's Classic Brittanys website
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Submitted by: Don Kirmess on Oct 11, 2010My wife and I were looking for a French Brittany knowing that it could be both a family member and a hunter. I was glad that I had done my homework and found Mark. After talking to many breeders in my search I couldn't be more pleased with our choice of Classic Bird Hunts for our puppy. Mark is a conscientious breeder that likes to keep track of how the pup's are doing in their new homes and is happy to help out with any question that my wife or I have had regaurding Beau's (formerly Conan) training. This last Sept./Oct. was Beau's first time in the big woods chasing Grouse and he more than exceeded my expectations for his first hunt. At only 8 moths old he was pointing birds and retreived every one I was able to knock down and worked tiredlessly for the 6 hours that we would spend in the woods every day for 6 days straight. Amazingly Beau went from hunting mode to family pet like he flipped a switch which made me and my wife very happy! Mark did a great job picking the Dam and Sire for his pup's, hard hunters and happy and enjoyable family dogs, Mark has breed some real champs of the dog world. After getting Beau and meeting several other of Beau's litter mates and mother I would highly recommend Mark and Classic Bird Hunts if you are looking for a lovable and hard hunting Britt !
Submitted by: Teresa Kische Wright on Jul 27, 2010I have grown up around brittnays and have never been so impressed by a breeder! After observing Mark and his dogs in the field and at home, my husband and I decided to get a pup. We have been overjoyed. His ability to learn commands while adapting to a home with an older dog has been wonderful. We look forward to fall hunting season and a lifetime of brittnays from Classic Bird Hunts.
Submitted by: Bob Oldenburg on Jul 07, 2010For my 50th birthday my wife Lisa gave me the green light to order my dream dog...a Brittany. This lead me all over the US via the internet and found me at Mark's doorstep. In March I decided to "hand pick" my pup from the litter...WOW was I in trouble! I left with two, Max & Maggie. I had the priviledge to meet Mark's Mom who saw over the pups for their first (6) weeks. Molly, Max & Maggie's mom, was a real sweetheart as well. So far they are the perfect house pets & travelers and are already "hunting" moths, butterflies and mice...I just know they'll do fine this fall on their first real outing with Mark in September. Max & Maggie have already met (4) of Mark's trained, professional dogs and they all get along great. I would recommend Mark and his dogs to anyone with "puppy fever"!
Submitted by: Mary Ullrich on Feb 10, 2010We own a brother to Molly and couldn't be happier. He is easy to train and calm and sociable with all other dogs and people, a pleasure to have around the house. Our 12 grandchildren love him and he returns the affection. I am not a hunter myself but I occasionally tag along with my husband and can vouch for his love of hunting, intensity, pointing and retrieving. My favorite part of the hunt is the dinner that follows!
Submitted by: Julie Quinette on Feb 09, 2010I'm not a hunter but I know HG Mark Nissen well and I'm familiar with his dogs related to the recent litter, expecially Spooner. Spooner is well behaved in a variety of settings. He is friendly but well-mannered. Mark is an excellent trainer and maintains high standards for himself and his dogs. He is an honorable person to deal with and has a real dedication to bringing healthy, well-bread, well-trained dogs into our lives.
Submitted by: Darrell Wright on Feb 04, 2010Frodo is a French Brittany and now 22 months old. I started hunting behind Frodo when he was less then 7-months old. I had never trained or even hunted behind a pointer, before getting Frodo. I am amazed at how he came preloaded and ready to play. Frodo has become a constant companion. He comes with me to the work place and is appreciated by coworkers and students alike. My 33 year old daughter, who has loved all our dogs says Frodo is number two. Her childhood buddy still holds number one. Frodo comes from Classic Bird Hunts. He hunts with excitement and has learned to adjust how far out he ranges. He responds well to commands to move right or left, in or out. At 10 months he would honour anothr dogs point. It took awhile for Frodo to reetrieve but after having a bird taken away from him by another dog he decided retrieving was pretty cool. Mark Nissan has helped me when I needed advice and is always interrested in seeing his dogs again.
Submitted by: Joe Hickey on Feb 01, 2010I have hunted with Classic Bird Hunts for over 10 years in Wisconsin, Kansas, Arizona and Saskachawan. All of the hunting was behind well trained Brittanys who have a great nose for birds in all conditions, even in the trees. I have especially fond memories of Zoe, who being a gracious host, greeted me with a wagging tail when I arrived. She paid close attention when I laced up my boots and leaving nothing to chance, licked my ear a couple of times to be sure she would get to go hunting that day. Very friendly and a delight to be around.
Submitted by: George Glick on Jan 31, 2010I've been fortunate enough to hunt with Classic Bird Hunts in several different states/environments and I'm always impressed how the dogs naturally adapt from the thick Wisconsin woods, to the open grass (and sand burrs!) of Kansas and to the rocky hillsides of Arizona. It's always a pleasure!
Submitted by: Fletch Marron - WI on Jan 22, 2010Over the years of hunting and friendship with Mark, it has been a privelage to spend time in and out of the woods with our four-legged friends. The depth and quality of the experience are all enhanced by the intelligence, devotion and affection of his dogs, not only during the hunt, but year round. My only regret at this time is that I cannot become a 24/7, 365 day member of this family.
Submitted by: Brian Foster on Jan 21, 2010I own a brother to the dam. Long-legged, adapts range to cover, all business in the field, checks back often, excellent nose. Temperament is everything you could want: responsive, fun-loving and full of affection for people and other dogs. An easy keeper, easy to hunt, and easy to love.