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Windy Acres French Brittanys - North Dakota Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel Breeders
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ABOVE: Pup #3 for Audrey and Glenn Davis from Montana. Left is Cody a 6 year old Hank Pup and Right is Lil Mud he is their 3rd Windy Acres pup, also a Hank lines dog. Looks like they have another good one Thanks . Windy Acres is a small kennel located in bird country and croplands of South Central North Dakota near the SD boarder. For over 50 years the black nose Brittany has been a favorite of Phil and his friends. When we started the kennel there were just 7 Registered Epagneul Breton kennels in the country Wow how that has changed. The popularity of the breed and the eager buyers have increased that to way over 100 and counting.
All of our dogs are Duel Registered or tri registered UKC, AKC, NAVHDA. Proven excellent Hunters and Huntress. We do insure all breeding pairs are exceptional hunters.We cater to hunters and Family hunting dogs.
Our Lines are all superior and proven . We give a full 2 year guarantee on all our dogs.
We have several training plans and cater to all levels of training requirements. Phil has trained over 500 dogs and loves it.
Our desire is to become a kennel family with and for our clients, we strive to provide the best lines, proven breeding pairs and professional training and most of all superior Customer Service before and after the sale.
My goal is to breed for a client, not have a litter, and It is proven a good plan. Having only 2-3 litters can mean a wait, at times but clients tell me it was worth the wait to get a well fit dog for the field and family. I look forward to finding one for your family.
Also a Huge thank you all for the support Kind words and for Loving my dogs !!!
I love to, and am very proud to, show these dogs and everyone is invited to come visit for a field run any time.
May you all have a Super year and Id like to say Thank You and God Bless to our New , Repeat and Future clients
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel
Training, Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
2991 70th St SE
Napoleon, North Dakota 58561
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 15 years.
701-332-6352Send Email to Windy Acres French BrittanysClick here to visit Windy Acres French Brittanys website
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Submitted by: Cody Kottre on Sep 11, 2016We would like to send a huge thank you to Phil. We spent some time at Windy Acres a few weeks ago with our pup Finnley (Hank and jipzee litter). We were having a few issues with him and needed that boost to not feel like we were doing everything wrong. In Over 3 hrs. Phil walked us threw a few training tips. He set 2 birds for Finnley,which He pointed like a champ!! He pointed till he was told okay. We went there thinking we were doing everything wrong and our little 13 week old pup proved us beyond wrong! Phil has amazing genetics in his dogs, we are thankful for all he has done for us!
The Kottre family
Submitted by: Toby Bradshaw on Aug 21, 2016Theo (Hank x Jipzee) is just under 16 weeks old, and has really gotten fired up over the valley quail that we come across in our daily walks through the high desert. This evening Theo got into a big covey, chasing them on the ground until they flushed, then following them for awhile as they flew. He came back to check in with me, then went off after the singles, quartering (which he does naturally) with his head high into the evening breeze. It wasn't long before he started getting birdy, then catwalking, and finally pointing. He rolled his eyes back at me, probably thinking, "Are you smelling what I'm smelling?"
Pretty impressive for a pup that's never seen a wing on a string, or anything other than a wild bird, since I picked him up from Phil at 7 weeks. I never say a word to Theo in the field -- he just seems to know what to do. I couldn't be happier with him.
Submitted by: Toby Bradshaw on Aug 13, 2016(In all these years, This is the first Pup Iv sold to a Falconer/Hawker, Seems to work for him. :-)I'm told he is one of the best.
Theo is 13.5 weeks now Spring 2016 Hank and Jipzee pairing.
On yesterday evening's walk he came across his first quail up close -- a pair of valley quail with chicks just a few days old. The hen led Theo on a chase through the sagebrush, away from her chicks, before flushing. He kept chasing the hen as she was flying. Now that he knows what quail really are, he may show more interest in the coveys that come into the yard every day to feed.
Theo has a terrific nose, and every jackrabbit foot, dried-up chipmunk, and duck wing lying out in the desert is his chew toy. It's very funny to have him come galloping past me, then spin around when he catches the scent of an old rabbit skull half-buried under some greasewood bush. He loves to carry his treasures all over the place, so I'm expecting him to be a natural retriever. He quarters in front of me without ever having been taught. In fact, in an hour's walk in the field I generally don't say anything at all to him -- he just seems to understand what I want without being told. He checks in periodically, get a drink of water from the bottle, and then he's off in search of smells again.
Theo has a wonderful personality. I'm really impressed with how he can go from super-active to resting calmly when the situation calls for it. He's been completely housebroken for several weeks now, and had very few "accidents" even when he was much younger. Just as advertised, he's great in the field and equally great in the house. I'm really looking forward to his developing more and more bird drive as he gets more exposure. It's an outstanding year for quail here in central Oregon -- I see several hundred every day when I'm out with my hawks. I haven't done the wing-on-a-string thing at all. Theo already flash-points jackrabbits in their forms, so Hank and Jipzee gave him the right stuff. :)
I don't mind if he chases quail for a few months. He'll figure out that he can't catch them, eventually, I'm sure. I have all the time in the world, and I'm enjoying watching him be a puppy. It's such a pleasure not to have to handle him, call him, whistle for him, etc. He explores his big, new world without forgetting that he's with me. I can see why you're so keen on EBs.
Unlike most guys, I don't mind Theo pointing rabbits. My hawks will appreciate the advance notice of a flush!
Theo has learned that the pellet rifle discharge might mean a collared dove or house sparrow for him to find. I imagine that the transition to a shotgun will be very easy when the time comes.
Moira is just as attached to Theo as I am. He's quite the charmer! He makes new human and canine friends wherever
I'm probably too old to have many more dogs, but if I get another one it will be an Epagneul Breton.
Hope all's well with you!
Submitted by: Jordan and David Becker on Aug 09, 2016David has been itching to have a pup from Phil for years, and we were lucky enough to get one this year. We've had Maverick for almost 2 months now (son of JJ and Gracie), and we are so impressed.
I should first start off by saying that Phil was amazing to work with from beginning to end. We were included on updates the entire time via email, phone conversations, and videos, which is not something that most breeders do. From Gracie being pregnant to the litter turning 6 weeks, we knew every detail. We only live about 5 miles away from Phil, and he was gracious enough to let us come to visit our pup any time we wanted, which was about once a week. It sounds like a lot, but he was always happy to see us which made us want to get out there more! Throughout that time, he gave us some great tips on bringing a puppy home as well as a history into his kennel and our pup's lineage.
Maverick is by far one of the smartest dogs we've ever had. He's the first Brittany we've owned, and we can confidently say that he won't be the last. He can be a feisty little guy sometimes (as most puppies are), but he's also very sweet. He's retrieving very well for his age, and that makes us excited to get him out in the field.
We enjoy hunting immensely, but we also wanted to find a family dog that would be content just hanging out at home with us. We've already seen that Maverick is going to be an excellent mix of both. He doesn't shy away from guns (his ears actually perk up when he hears anything that remotely sounds like a gun), and he's got a nose that I swear could find a bird a mile away. But he's also happy to be in the house retrieving a toy, or sitting in the kitchen while we make supper. He does have a little fear of water right now, but we expect that will get less and less with age.
We are extremely happy with the entire experience that we've had with Phil and with Maverick. You'll be hard pressed to find someone as great to work with as Phil with as much knowledge and appreciation for the Brittany breed. We can't wait to watch Maverick grow and develop over time! Thank you for everything Phil!
Jordan, David, and Maverick, Napoleon, ND
Submitted by: Cody Kottre on Aug 09, 2016We have a pup (Finnley) from Hank and jipzee litter, spring 2016, we couldnt be more thrilled with him. Phil has been a tremendous amount of help as neither my husband or I have had a dog. He kept in contact since we called to reserve a spot for Finnley, answering all of our questions, and allowing us to spend time at the farm with him as we went threw picking him out.
Finnley has been a very good pup, comes on command and points like a champ. He is also good with our children who are 2 and 4. They both enough going to Grandpa Phil's. We have put our names down for another pup in 2018.
Looking for a good dog and helpful breeder Phil is the person to go to!
Thanks for being great help
Cody, Lydia, Harper, Laila and Finnley Kottre
Submitted by: Shilo Mathill on Aug 02, 2016I've recently had the opportunity and pleasure to meet Phil Rogers. I've owned French Brittany gun dogs for the past 15 years and after losing a number of dogs the past few years (old age mostly) I was in the market for a few more pups.
Wanting to acquire some new lines, I started reaching out to the few "core" breeders here in the States; those that have been around and know the breed and have proven lines. I wasn't interested in those breeders that buy a French Britt; take it hunting; and decide to breed it because it points and retrieves birds; a quick Google search proves there's too many of those folks out there. When I first talked to Phil I knew immediately he was not one of those and he was truly dedicated to the improvement of the breed.
I'm a hunter and prefer to spend time in the field with the dogs and my closest friends/family. Phil shares that sentiment and breeds dogs for the hunter; he doesn't race around like some breeders trying to put titles on his dogs to sell more pups for more money. I appreciated that, and after talking to Phil about my goals and wishes I ordered a few pups.
This process started over a year ago and I visited Phil shortly after July 4 to pick up 3 beautiful pups from two separate litters. Phil was willing to keep the pups longer due to my work schedule and family commitments over the Fourth; when we arrived at his place he invited us into his home, feed us, talked dogs, and put a roof over our heads for the night!
Phil's commitment to the dogs and the future owners is off the chart! He calls, sends emails, videos, etc...keeping the buyers very informed and builds a community around his kennel.
Now lets talk pups! In the short month I've had the pups they have exceeded all expectations. They are very sociable, spunky, intelligent, and have tons of drive. They are easy to handle and are put together the right way. I've had the good fortune to own and train many French Britt's and I'm very excited about these pups.
The trick to getting the dog of a lifetime starts with finding the right breeder and the right dogs. All hunters, as well as the entire French Brittany community, would benefit from having a whole lot more Phil Roger's around. Sadly, there's not too many folks willing to do what Phil does to ensure great dogs are placed with great people/families. Luckily, I met Phil and I'm proud to now be part of his extended Windy Acre Family!
Thank you Phil for all you do! I'm looking forward to many great adventures with your pups.
Submitted by: Paul and Laura McClusky on Jul 21, 2016Phil, I want to give you an update on Jake. Its been 5 years and I just cant believe he is that old. Our lives have been so enriched with him here. Laura seems to think he is all hers, but I get him during the hunting season. When we first decided to get a "retirement" hunting puppy the testimonials in GDB brought us to you. I have not once, regretted that decision. Your assistance in selection and fitting us with the "right" pup was spot on!
His hunt training which you provided was amazing! To this day I never even talk to him in the field. The silent training and his natural ability to please and hunt as he has is wonderful. We have taken many birds with him and this year are planning a quail hunt to Kansas. I wish it was closer to you Id love to chat and have some of that good Blanton's you shared, some day I pray we can chat once again.
We want to insure you we are praying for your health issues to heal and Love the Christmas newsletters and pictures.
Again our Sincere Thanks, Know we are thinking about you often.
Paul and Laura McClusky Blue Creek OH
Submitted by: G Davis on Jul 17, 2016It's been two weeks since Mudders came to the house.
Phil "grandpa" Rogers must be doing something right as this is the third pup we have gotten from Windy Acres.
Over the next few weeks I would suspect you will see the brothers in action as Cody teaches Mudders and shares his birds with him.
Cody is six and Mudders is now nine weeks old. They both are an off spring of Hank and both share the square facial features and coloring. Gypsie is the off spring of Phils Gypsie, one of the original matriarchs from Windy Acres.
Yesterday Audrey and I took Cody to our local gun dog club for training on Quail and Chucker's. Cody did well locating, pointing and retreaving several of the planted birds.
Mudders got the opportunity to play with a couple of the birds and it wasn't long before he had the idea that when the bird is tossed he was to get it and bring it back for another toss.
Phil strives to keep the quality of his kennel offspring to be the best hunting and family dogs available to his clients.
If you are interested in seeing his dogs and how they work, call and set up a time to go out and visit his kennels.
Your friends in MT, Glenn, Audrey, Cody, Gypsie, Mudders and Teddy the malamute (bird dog in training) Davis
Submitted by: G Grafton on Jun 25, 2016WAK Email 24 June 2016 (Luke is a pup from 2014)
Hi Phil, Wanted to bring you up to date on Luke. He is doing much better than last summer here at the camp. Water is no longer a fear and I walked him like you suggested along the shore until he ran and played. Bird wings are also going smartly with nice points and holds on whoa command. I have joined a club near by and will take him, starting in Aug, on weekly placed hunts chukar and quail early, then, pheasants after those are mastered. I am very excited to hunt him this fall. We all want to send you a great big thanks for such a wonderful dog and your constant advice!
From the Grafton Family Greg, Sandra, Kyle and Kate Oh Yea Luke as well
Submitted by: Michael Grosz on Jun 05, 2016Zeus turned one this past week. He is our first dog, so we have often reached out to Phil at Windy Acres for tips and tricks on training and general dog stuff. Phil was more than happy to assist. Since we are lucky enough to be within driving distance, Phil was able to show us exactly what we needed to do. He was very supportive and willing to answer any follow up questions. We are very pleased with Zeus. He is a great family dog with lots of energy. He also has super hunting instincts. If I were to purchase another pup, I would definitely choose Windy Acres.