We are a husband and wife team. We are small, home-style breeders and trainers of gun dogs, specializing in the breed Braque Francais (Pyrenees). This is an old breed of pointers of French origin and relatively rare, especially in the U.S. The French bred for a small size and mild mannered temperament as compared with the more common German Shorthair Pointer. They look similar but the size is generally smaller and more compact (35-55lbs). This breed also has more of an easy going temperament which works well in a family environment. Imagine a pointing gun dog with an "off switch". These are working dogs that love to hunt. Braques are versatile enough to hunt both upland birds and warm weather waterfowl. They are normally, naturally close ranging, which makes them a pleasure for the walking hunter.
Our Grand-Dam, "Moose" (pictured above) is French Canadian from excellent blood lines and from a NAVHDA Breeder's Award kennel. Although Moose is now retired from breeding, she is the origin our breeding program being an excellent representation of the breed to this day. The photo on this page is Moose handling a Montana pheasant! Our second Dam "Flying Squirrel" is the pick of the litter from Moose's first breeding. Her dad, "Hawg Wild" is from pure French bloodlines and a NAVHDA Breeder's Award kennel as well. Her Grandad, "Uron" was the first North American Braque Francais to achieve "Versatile Champion" (NAVHDA Invitational-2009). Our third Dam "Veri Birdi" is pick of the litter from Moose's third litter. Her dad is the magnificent "Mack De Grand Ciel". She is the dam we plan to breed this summer.
We are committed to producing quality pups, so our Dams have been tested for the retention of their natural hunting ability through NAVHDA. Their eyes are tested and certified clear by CERF and their hips have been OFA certified good & excellent. Due to the quality of their litters, future litters are planned. Email us to be put on our contact list and we will let you know when we intend to breed again. All of our dogs and puppies from them are registered with the Canadian Kennel Club. Full pedigrees and more photos are available on request or click on "PEDIGREES" on this page to view the last three generations and more photos. We raise our dogs and litters in a home environment, as part of our family. We hope one of our pups can become part of your family too.