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LEtoile du Nord kennels - North Dakota Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel Breeders

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About LEtoile du Nord kennels

I am a breeder of superior quality AKC/UKC Epagneul Bretons (French Brittany Spaniels). Bred for high natural hunting ability, and to be your companion by the fireplace after the hunt.

Home of GrCHF GRCH Vernon de L'Escarbot MH. The first Pointing dog of any breed to receive the "Grand Champion of the Field" Title in UKC history. Vern is also the first American bred and trained dog to receive a C.A.C.T in France. In addition to Trialing my dogs in AKC, UKC and Europe, I hunt my dogs extensively. By doing both I insure excellence in the field.

I am located north of Jamestown, in Sykeston North Dakota

Please feel free to call or email me. I am always happy to talk dogs!

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel
Additional Services
Training, Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Mark Dinsmore
Sykeston, North Dakota 58486
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 13 years.
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Submitted by: John T on Sep 13, 2016
I was looking for a good family and house dog as well as a good upland hunter. Based on other testimonials, I contacted Mark. So happy I did.

I went out for an initial visit to their facility. Mark spent a lot of time with me to gauge my needs. They confirmed that my interest in a French Brittany would best fit my particular home, family, and hunting needs.

After the litter was born, I returned with my young sons to pick out our puppy. Again, everyone at L'Etoile du Nord Kennels was helpful and accommodating.

What a great dog she is. I couldn't be more pleased.

She went on her first hunt just yesterday. This puppy LOVES birds.

I had conditioned her over the summer to gun fire. She gets excited when she hears it. No problem at all with gun shyness.
Submitted by: Dave S on Sep 13, 2016
Everything you would expect from a top notch kennel.Always checks in to see how the pup is doing.Goes beyond expectations as far as answering questions,training advice and knowledge of the breed. An absolute pleasure to deal with across the board.There needs to be more breeders like this.A wonderful trainer as well. A top notch kennel operation as well as excellent knowledge and attention to every detail to help new owners throughout the new ownership process.
Submitted by: Scott L on Sep 13, 2016
My experience buying an French Brittany puppy from Mark was nothing less than exceptional.Mark was the consummate professional aiding through the purchase process and answering all questions posed to him. I needed to have the pup kept by him an extra couple of weeks before I could arrange pickup, and he accommodated me as requested,
The puppy is an exceptional male, attentive and quick to learn. Also super friendly as you might expect this breed to be. I thank you Sir.
Submitted by: Todd S on Sep 03, 2016
I've had my French Brittany for almost a week and I fell in love with him the second I met him! Mark is welcoming and helpful and it's easy to see he loves his dogs. From the first time I reached out to Mark he was very helpful and always willing to answer questions to find me the perfect dog. I am more than happy with my boy, and look forward to a lot of memories with him!
Submitted by: John S on Sep 03, 2016
Great experience! Remy is a fabulous French Brittany boy and is VERY loved in our home. Looking forward to bird season - he should do great!
Submitted by: Nick on Sep 03, 2016
I have to say that dealing with Mark over at L'Etoile du Nord Kennels was the best experience. He is knowledgeable and helpful takes great care of his dogs and puppies! Our new EB is full of life, healthy and ready to become my new hunting partner for years to come thanks for everything. Nick
Submitted by: Theresa Plummer on Apr 03, 2016
When my husband and I decided we wanted another Epagneul Breton. We currently have two males that are great hunters/all around dogs. I wanted a high quality female all around Epagneul Breton that I could do conformation UKC, possibly breed if all her tests came back good. I started my research until I narrowed it down. After checking over the internet, asking people for a respectful breeder that I could trust. Marks name kept coming up. After checking out his reviews, I sent an email about what I was looking for to Mark. He told me the next step would be to talk. I gave him a call and explained what my intention were. After we talking I felt great about Him. He knew alot about Epagneul Breton and told me things that I didn't hear from other breeder. From DNA, breeding, hunting and about them being an all around dogs. He made me feel so comfortable that I know I could trust him and call for any question I might have. After about a year we received a little orange and white roan girl named Liberty. Since The day I flew out to ND and brought her home she has been everything I wanted. She has been a little spit fire and has an unbelievable nose with a great personality. She loves being in the field training, to the point when she hears a gun shot go off and it isn't her turn she start jumping and crying. Liberty has been involved with all kinds of different dog spots WP, Confirmation, core fitness, barn hunting and bird hunting I'm so impressed with Liberty at 8 months old there hasn't been anything she hasn't been able to do. That's what I call an all around pup :)
I'm looking forward to seeing the many things my little Liberty is going to do.

Submitted by: Richard on Mar 04, 2016
Looks like the Hellion pups are nice & healthy, growing everyday.
I am trying to figure out which ones are the females and enjoying every minute
watching the video. My wife and I are watching the video all the time and
think it is great. Thanks for taking the time to do this for the folks that are getting
a pup.

Submitted by: Jesse on Feb 14, 2016
We were looking for a French Brittany breeder when we discovered Mark at LEtoile du Nord. After a couple of phone conversations with him, it was evident that he is very knowledgeable and loves his dogs. He was more than happy to answer any questions we had. It is obvious that he wants his dogs to go to a good home and for the owners to be happy. To that end, he is always ready to give you support after you've brought your dog home.

We brought Charlie home in September of 2015 and couldn't be happier with him. He is intelligent and loves people. We constantly hear others comment on how good-looking he is, whether they're taking about his face, markings in general, or watching him run. At 6 months old, his hunting instinct has been growing stronger by the week and we can't wait to get him into his first full hunting season. I have no doubt that Mark will want to hear how Charlie is doing and provide any support we may need along the way.
Submitted by: Kirk on Feb 07, 2016
A few years back I decided to move forward with getting a bird dog , that was the easy part . As I began my journey, the questions began to mount: what breed?, what birds I would be hunting? , what equipment would I need? , Vet? ,medication? , vaccinations?, training? ,money and time . With all of these who, what, where, racing through my head, I realized I needed help and lots of it . I purchased some books and did the internet thing . I began answering my questions breed? , French Brittany . I felt the size and all around hunting ability that was described in so many articles really connected with me . Armed with enough information to get myself in trouble I started to look for breeders. Eventually I found an article on Breed Profile in Gun Dog Magazine on line about the French Brittanys . The article had some good info and a small section on finding a dog . They interviewed Mark Dinsmore owner of "LEtoile du Nord" kennels , so I gave him a call . I explained to Mark my situation, wanting to be a first time bird dog owner and what I perceived the French Brittany's to be . At that time I had no idea of the time and dedication Mark had put into his animals or the extraordinary accomplishments Mark and his dogs had achieved but from that first contact with him , I knew I was dealing with someone who was not only interested in finding the best home for his pups but also willing to make himself and his wealth of knowledge and experience available to a rookie . He even allowed me to spend some time at my request working with him and his dogs . That experience was invaluable .

Ultimately I did get a pup from Mark , not only did he provide me with a beloved family member and hunting partner but it has been his support through the training process that has keeped me and my dog on the right track .

My dog Jakez, he is a good dog . He loves to hunt . He loves his family and his family loves him back x 10 .

Kirk Aham and Jakez

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