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Smokingun Brittanys - North Carolina American Brittany Breeders

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About Smokingun Brittanys
Breeding hard hunting, stylish Brittanys with plenty of brains and an eagerness to please from some of the best bloodlines in history. Whether you are hunting or trialing, these dogs will make your gun smoke!
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
American Brittany
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Eric Lowman
5746 Buzz Lowman Street
Connelly Springs, North Carolina 28612
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 14 years.
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Submitted by: Jeff Sauter on Oct 27, 2015
This is an update from an earlier comment. I just got back from a 4 week trip hunting sharptails and huns in Montana for 3 weeks and then grouse and woodcock in Wisconsin for a week. My pup Jordy turned 9 months old the day we left for Montana. After 2 days of "getting schooled" on those prairie birds, he was pointing hard, relocating if necessary and holding the birds 'til my wife and I came in to flush them -- he handled those birds like a 2-3 year old at the age of 9 months!!--I was amazed. He has been a natural retriever, and he backs my setter and GSP very nicely. When we hit Wisconsin, he handled the first woodcock he ever smelled perfectly with a nice point and retrieve (almost to hand). I am so stoked about him, I am debating going back up to Wisconsin to shoot more birds next week! This is a VERY impressive little dog. Thank-you Eric for "engineering" such a nifty dog. JS
Submitted by: Jerry & Louise on Sep 25, 2015
We picked up Mason the end of July. After having him for 2 months we are ready to say he is a joy to have, and very smart. After only a couple weeks he was coming to the whistle. He learns very quickly. He is full of energy and loves everyone he meets. His temperament is outstanding to say the least. Already chasing every bird he can finds, I can't wait till his training starts, and I can hunt over him. Eric my wife and I could not be any happier with your breeding line ! ! !
Thanks So Much, Jerry and Louise
Submitted by: The Richardsons on Sep 05, 2015
After researching Brittany breeders from all across the country we chose Eric and Smokingun Brittanys. Eric invited us to tour his kennels and meet his dogs. We were immediately impressed with his clean kennels and happy/healthy dogs. Eric is very patient (we asked a ton of questions), quick to respond, loves his dogs, and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Brittanys. Penny is now a little over 3 months old and she is our first Brittany. She is nothing short of amazing. She is super smart, bold, full of energy, and has a great personality. Eric kept us well informed from the time the Dam went into heat until the puppies were ready to go home. He continues to stay in contact reminding us of vaccinations, etc. If you are looking for an intelligent and energetic Brittany, then look no further than Eric Lowman and Smokingun Brittanys.
Submitted by: Brant on Aug 23, 2015
We got our first family dog from Eric about 3 weeks ago. The pup was the runt of the litter and Eric had to give her subcutaneous fluid injections and bottle feed her to keep her alive. But she made it and is now thriving in her new home. Particularly important to us was Eric's responsiveness, always prompt, with respect to our emails.

Our runt is gaining about 2-3 lbs a week currently and the vet says she is in terrific shape. She is very smart and at 10 weeks is already following many commands. Could not be happier.
Submitted by: Lily Trimble on Aug 20, 2015
We brought home a beautiful, healthy, and happy puppy almost a month ago, and she's clearly that way because of Eric's excellent care. From our first meeting with Eric, he was professional and responsive, and he was very conscientious about sending pictures and updates after the litter was born. If you're an American Brittany fan, Gun Dog Breeders is an excellent place to find a good one.
Submitted by: THE EVANS FAMILY on Aug 13, 2015
Our family purchased a male puppy from Eric for our son's first birthday. From the moment I first contacted Eric (before the litter was even born) he was incredibly professional and answered all of our (many) questions. I told him our preference in puppy, and he was willing to help to the best of his ability. When our litter was born, Eric stayed in touch and gave me weekly, if not almost daily, updates on the puppies. He also sent pictures a few weeks after them being born, and it was awesome to be able to connect through pictures. Eric genuinely wanted not only his customers but his puppies happy. Our orange and white male, Chief, is doing absolutely wonderful and is already showing us how smart he is. If we were to buy another Brittany again, no doubt it would come from Eric at Smokingun Brittanys!
Submitted by: Mary on Aug 10, 2015
We love our baby! Eric was super accommodating when answering my insane number of questions! We were also able to visit the puppies when nearby on vacation. We picked Buddy up a little over 2 weeks ago and he is AMAZING! Crate trained successfully from the get-go! He's sleeping in his crate and does SO well. He is a beautiful puppy with an amazing temperament! And so smart! Can't wait to watch him grow! Thanks Eric for such a stunning puppy!
Submitted by: Kim Beauchamp on Mar 25, 2015
Tucker is my third Brittany and my first from Smokingun. After reviewing many breeders across the US, I ended my search only an hour away from home with Smokingun. Eric allowed me to watch the sire run in a field trial to give me an idea of the nature and capabilities of his kennel. Eric kept in contact with me throughout the process and, in my opinion, provided me with one of the best looking Brittanys I've seen in a long time. At 13 weeks, Tucker is full of spunk and a strong willingness to learn. As for Eric, it is evident that he loves the breed (and all of his dogs) and does what he can to maintain the breeds integrity. Hats off to Eric, as I highly recommend Smokingun Kennels if you're in the market for a top-notch Brittany.
Submitted by: Halle E Reeves on Mar 12, 2015
After having Brittanies growing up, and knowing how much my son and I love to hunt, he and I started looking around for a pup. After doing research and reading the reviews, I decided on Smoking Gun Kennels. I emailed Eric and received a response almost immediately with pictures of the Sire and Dam, letting me know he was going to have a litter. We were able to arrange for a male pup from the litter that would be born around Christmas. As soon as the pups were born, Eric emailed pictures and updates until they were weaned and ready to go. He was patient while we spent time with the pups to choose ours and answered our questions. Eric has a friendly and professional demeanor but a huge heart when it comes to his dogs. In addition to being patient with my emails and questions before we picked up Cap, Eric likes to have updates and pictures after we took Cap home. He provided information to us regarding future shots Cap will need, a sample of the food Cap should eat, and other information. Cap is a funny, goofy smart pup. Catches on quick and has an eager to learn attitude. He was house trained within 10 days and loves being outside. Loves being around people and is not afraid of anything so far! Very inquisitive and curious. Cap also likes being around other animals - even cats! I would recommend Eric and Smoking Gun Kennels to anyone looking for a Brittany. I don't believe there could be a better kennel anywhere!
Submitted by: Jeff Sauter on Mar 11, 2015
I picked up my male puppy at Erics on Feb. 15th at the ripe old age of 51 days. He's been with us for 24 days so far. The pup has been a real peach. This is my 7th bird dog and my first Brittany. The puppy has slept through the night EVERY night without disturbing us since we brought him home and in all 24 days, he's only peed in his crate once. The vet absolutely loves him-- she commented on his conformation, his crystal clear eyes, his lovely coat, his bite etc. What brought me to Smokingun Kennel is the dogs lineage. I firmly believe that you "buy" the breeding when you look for a pup. The number of dogs in my pups pedigree that are in the Hall of Fame amazes me--I expect great things from him as we go along and training is completed. The puppy will be travelling to Montana from our home in Virginia 2 days after he turns 9 months old for 3 weeks on the prairie chasing sharptails and huns, then a quick side trip through northern Wisc. for grouse and woodcock before returning home. I suspect I'll hunt WILD birds with him and my GSP about 40 days his first year plus a few trips to the local game farm.
Eric has been a pleasure to work with and kept me informed on the pups progress with pics and quick response to my (many) emails. When I picked my pup up, I was given a folder with the registration paperwork and vaccination/worming history. The entire process went very well. If all goes according to plan, I will be back for another pup when I retire my older dog.

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