ABOVE: PICTURE OF Pup Nik 2017 spring pup out of JJ and Jipzee, proud owner is Terry L. of WY. He has sent me may pictures of his successes and wrote of desired outcome with Nik. I will say he listens well as his puppy of 8 months, has become a "bird Monster" He has forwarded a cute story (see below) as any pup owner knows this happens from time to time. My reply is "listen to your dog" Thanks for the story Dennis. 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
Submitted by: Ed Davies on Feb 03, 2018
Our dog, Scout, came to our family 9 years ago. He's a very good grouse hunting dog, but equally or perhaps even more importantly he is a fantastic addition to our family. He has more personality, and playfulness, than any dog I have ever known. Coupled with high intelligence - he knows 35 commands and another 40 or more words - he makes us very, very happy.
What you may, or may not know, is that Phil Rogers has made dog breeding his life's work. In addition to a business degree he has degrees in both animal husbandry and genetics. Add his decades of experience and ask yourself, could you ask for anyone more expert, more wise in the ways of dogs? Phil is simply the greatest.
Submitted by: Barry Burtness on Jan 10, 2018
Hello Phil, Foxy just finished her 5th pheasant season. She is from the Fin & Nell litter of Feb 2013. She did excellent during the 2017 pheasant season. Especially since the bird numbers were down to a 20 year low because of the drought here in North Dakota. Because of Foxy's awesome hunting, pointing and retrieving abilities I didn't go without. Foxy helped me get 17 roosters and 8 grouse. Just like you told me a couple of years ago she will keep getting better. And it's true. I couldn't believe how good she was at 7 months old after your training course. Now after almost 5 years many of my friends and I have never seen a better bird dog. She hunts, points, retrieves, and follows hand signals and does everything else like a champion. Phil I couldn't be more proud or happier about my little furry friend that I got from your kennel. I can't wait to get another excellent pup from you. Thank you very much. Happy New Year. Barry
Submitted by: Barry Dudelson on Dec 18, 2017
I Needed to Add this last hunt to the testimonial I sent: From CT
The snow on the dry leaves makes for a slippery walk in the woods. The weather didn't seem to bother Nate. We were working into the wind. We had 6 solid points and bagged 3 roosters and a hen. One hen, he had a solid point and held about a foot from her. I stepped a few inches and was almost sure she would fly. She got up and ran. She flushed about 30 yrds away. Just when you think you have them. No limit on Birds so I got 4. All solid points.
I can easily read Nate while he is working. One time I had to steady him, but the rest he just locked up pointed. His hunting skills are excellent.
Sunday I worked an area just to walk it with Nate as it was heavily stocked and would scent. He did the slow creeping point low to the ground with the paw lifted. Worth a million dollars. Took the camera out 5 times but couldn't get the picture. I know you know what it look likes anyways. Breath taking.
Thank you very much for the excellent dog and the time you spent training. We love him.
Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year to to you.
Barry and Tina
Submitted by: Barry Dudelson on Dec 10, 2017
We have been blessed with an excellent male French Brittany from Windy Acres. Phil is an an excellent breeder and trainer of these truly exceptional and unique field dogs These dogs are a joy to hunt with and are simply wonderful house dogs. I have had professionally trained field dogs for over 30 years and wanted to try Phil's started dog program. We were very pleased with the entire process. We had lots of videos during the training period and communication with Phil about our dog "Nate" was top notch!
Nate's training was truly exceptional. All the folks and hunters that we have met are very impressed by his field skills and charming personality.
We are very pleased and recommend Phil very highly.
Submitted by: Mary Devries on Dec 04, 2017
Bailey had a super year hunting with Bill and his friends. He is a great bird dog and retriever he can find the birds that go down when no one else can find them, a great nose. Bill’s friends call him Bailey the wonder dog! Everyone wants to hunt with him. He’s the best dog Bill and I have had and we have had some great dogs. He’s a joy for us to have! Thank you for such a good dog! We are doing fine Bill contacted lymes this summer so his summer was short for fishing but made up for it this fall. Oh Bailey likes to fish with us too. He also thinks the boat is his as he’s the first one in it when we take it out. Have a blessed Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year. Bill and Mary DeVries from Walker, Mn.
Submitted by: Dennis Luszcz on Dec 04, 2017
A couple of my letters appear here that attest to the breeding and ability of my 9 month old pup Niko. He has exceeded all of my expectations and then some. Our experience with Phil during the last year has also exceeded our expectations. Phils dogs are obviously first rate. His attention to his customers is also first rate. Once the pups are born he sends frequent pics and videos so that we can observe their progress and eventually make our picks. Once picks are made we get to watch our pups develop. When we arrive to pick up our new pup Phils hospitality (and cooking) come into play. He had never met us before but made us feel right at home. Before we left the next morning he shared a wealth of information regarding care of our new pup.
Our puppy pick was next to the last. Phil assured us that all of his pups would be great hunters and house dogs. He was right.
After the sale Phil does not abandon you. I have sent him many an email and phone call with training questions. He has never failed to respond quickly with answers and great advice. He will help you become a better trainer.
I will not hesitate to pick Windy Acres Kennels for my next pup.
Submitted by: Dennis Luszcz on Nov 22, 2017
( Believe in your DOG!!) even a 8 month old Pup
Nik has become" a bird monster". He is staunch on point. Most times when a bird flushes and we shoot a whoa will stop him. He still occasionally points pheasant feathers? but I am starting to trust his fantastic nose. Today he pointed a prairie dog hole. Steve and I moved in and I tried to convince him that he was pointing a prairie dog. He didn't budge. We stood there looking at the prairie dog hole for a couple of moments and the"prairie dog" flushed ten feet away cackling!. We missed the varmint. Life is good
Submitted by: Roger Coffin on Nov 21, 2017
(note Roger is a good friend and client from Canada, He has 2 of my dogs a 4 year old male I started and a 10 year old fully trained, retired female .)
It's hard to believe but Gillie is now four. He is doing great and now a pro at handling birds. Also a great lover, he loves to snuggle. Nell will be ten soon and still runs like a teenager. She is in such good shape that she doesn't tire. This last week end, we hunted Friday for Four hours, Five on Saturday, and she on Sunday went for an hour and a half and wanted more!! I love your dogs and their temperament. Let's say I'm a big fan!
Both Friday and Saturday were very windy! Gusts to about 40 knots. Tough on the scenting and the birds were nervous and flushed wild. It was also about freezing with a big wind chill. I'll blame my poor shooting on too many layers of clothes. I shined up a different O/U with a shorter length of pull to use this week. That should help?
On Nov 11 th I always think of you and have a few minutes of thinking of your 20 years of military service. The difference between our countries is interesting, we have a holiday of remembering.
The USA have football and sales. That's what we hear about. Hopefully there is proper recognition of the war veterans.
Our thanksgiving was over a month ago. Enjoy your holiday and have a bourbon on the day!
Submitted by: James Pohl on Oct 22, 2017
We took Gus on his first pheasant hunt today. We have taken him on numerous grouse hunts here on Warm River, Idaho but bird population is meager. He hunted with a seasoned English Setter and a two year old Springer with lots of pheasant exposure. He blew me away with his honoring and holding on the pheasant motionless til I arrived. Mind you, he had never seen a pheasant prior to today's hunt!
Thank you for a wonderful dog whose gentleness with our eight Grandchildren is even more impressive.
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Submitted by: John Hiltunen on Oct 15, 2017
Oscar is a 7 month old pup out of Lexa and Levi Spring of 2017.
Just wanted to let you know Oscar has been performing well. The bird numbers are significantly lower this year. We put on a lot of miles on some public land the other day, but managed to find a couple of roosters and a partridge. (photo attached) I would not have had the opportunity to shoot either bird without Oscar. He held nice for me on the first bird. I could tell he was on scent on the second one when it flushed out in front of us. I managed a lucky shot on it but it ended up going down about 70 yards out. I would not have found it without Oscars nose. Not too shabby for 7 months old.
John Hiltunen Family