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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: Kent on Feb 07, 2017
I want to thank Mark for getting me more involved in upland bird hunting than I would have become on my own. After visiting Mark's kennel with my son, who was getting one of Mark's French Brittany pups, I was given an opportunity by Mark to acquire one of his trained French Brittany females named Frances. After a little coaxing by Mark, I accepted his offer and have been much more involved with upland bird hunting since. Frances is a great dog and an excellent hunter. Mark has top notch dogs and does a great job training all his dogs. Frances will be an excellent teacher for my sons new dog. Thanks again Mark.
Submitted by: John Liska on Feb 03, 2017
When I started to research French Brittany breeders and trainers for my cousin, I came up with only two that I thought were exceptional. Mark was at the top after talking to him. My cousin purchased a wonderful pup from him so when it was time for my new hunting partner I called Mark and was put on the waiting list.
The wait worth every minute. She is exceptional in the field as a pup and in the house with my older GWP. She had her first two points and retrieves at five months.
Mark is a true gentleman and is dedicated to bettering the the French Brittany breed in all aspects.
Great Person....Great Dogs!!!!!
Submitted by: Jake on Jan 16, 2017
Once we decided to go with a french Brittany we researched breeders for almost a year. Time and time again we always circled back around to Mark. Having now owned our dog for almost a year, we couldn't be happier with our choice. Mark is truly concerned with the well being of the dog as well as the satisfaction of the owner. He takes great pride in his dogs and it shows from the time you reserve your puppy and beyond. I regularly call him for advice and sometimes just to brag on my girl. She shows a true natural drive in the field, something that can not be taught. She is a sweetheart in the home. Our next puppy will without a doubt come from LEtoile du Nord!
Submitted by: Brad Lung Jr. on Jan 11, 2017
Well first and foremost let me say Mark is a man of his word!! I live in Maui Hawaii so when you purchase a pup in the upper 48 there are a lot of things that need to be put in place. You need blood work, rabies vaccination and a lot more paper work before your pup arrives in Hawaii. Not to mention someone has to look after your pup for the 9 month waiting period.

Mark and I had never met before everything was over the phone or email. He has a video cam so you can watch your pup every day prior to pick up. Some days I was stuck on the cam for hours! Lol Mark was very accommodating and extremely professional! If you are looking for a good house dog, hunting partner or life long friend. Look no further than Letoile du Nord Kennels give Mark a call!!! Satisfaction guaranteed!!!
Submitted by: Jared on Jan 09, 2017
After spending some time admiring the breed I decided to make some phone calls. After talking with Mark, and spending some time in the field with his dogs, I was sold on getting a puppy. I've had my dog for 5 months now and he never ceases to impress me while hunting, or with his manners in the home. I know he is going to be a joy to watch grow and learn.
Mark is always a phone call away if I ever have any questions or if I want to brag on my dog. He's a great help and breeder. If you are considering a French Brittany I would strongly recommend you take a close look at L'Etoile du Nord Kennels or give Mark a call.
Submitted by: Shawn on Dec 07, 2016
I could not be any happier with my decision to purchase a puppy this year from Mark at LEtoile du Nord kennels. As the other testimonials have noted, the process of getting your future hunting partner from Mark is an all around great experience. He keeps you up to date on everything once you are on a list, has a constant puppy cam once the litter is whelped, and is an amazing source of information on this breed!

Mr. Spartacus just turned six months old today and I meant to post a message even earlier about how awesome he has done both in house training and the field. I had him out for the opener of grouse season here in North Dakota at three months old. It has been incredible to watch him go from following in my footsteps in September to busting through thick cat tails and flushing pheasants by the end of November! I was hoping for a "birdie" pup but he has far exceeded anything I thought possible from such a young dog. With winter in full swing now I'm left counting down the days to next fall to see how much a full year can make!

Thank you Mark!
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!

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