Plum Creek Kennels - South Dakota Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel Breeders

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About Plum Creek Kennels

Plum Creek Kennels - Breeding gun dogs for the foot hunter, companions for the home.

Our dogs are imported and first generation imports. Besides hunting professionally with our dogs, Plum Creek is competing and winning internationally. Tatoo, Ultra, and Doc all got their Trialer titles in France and Ultra received a French Champion title while Tatoo became the first and only French Recommended Stud in America.

We have owned, trained and hunted brittanys for over 50 years. We were one of the first kennels to begin importing the Epagneul Bretons (French brittanys) from Europe 20+ years ago. We have 25 years experience in the French brittany breed training them, hunting them, breeding them and loving them. All parents are hip certified.

Selective breeding with proven French brittanys of extreme skill and natural ability has resulted in the best French Brittany program in the country. We have spent many years traveling to France and establishing personal friendships, giving us the unique opportunity to select and import the best French brittany blood lines in Europe and establishing the superior lineage and talent our dogs have become known for.

Hunting is a way of life for Plum Creek French Brittanys. We have hunted our dogs professionally with our hunting clients for three decades so the bar of expectation in the field for our French brittanys is necessarily quite high because our clients expect perfection in our dogs. Please check our website to explore all of our French brittany and Plum Creek info at

We are also trainers of all sporting breeds, and uniquely qualified French brittany trainers. We offer monthly training programs as well as individual training seminar packages and day training sessions. See our training website at

Bill and Kathleen have written a book on French brittanys and it is now published and available for purchase. This is the first book that's been written in this country specifically for French brittanys. Our book includes general information on the French Brittany, L' Epagneul Breton, some history of the breed, an indepth study of the breed standard, puppy advice and training, starting your pup, building passion, field and whoa training, hunting and full color pictures of wonderful Epagneul Bretons. You can go to our website get a copy.

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel
Additional Services
Hunting, Lodging, Meals, Training, Stud Services, Boarding
Breeder Contact Info
Bill & Kathy Dillon
38548 280th St
Armour, South Dakota 57313
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 35 years.
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Submitted by: John on May 12, 2018
I got Jake from you 15 years ago. What a great dog. He passed a short while ago. Your breeding program is 5 star. Jake never had a sick day in his long dog life. When I decide to adopt another Brittany, Plum Creek is the only place I will consider.

John Rowley
Submitted by: Mark on Jan 12, 2018
Hi Kathy & Bill, having a lot of great days chuckar hunting with Madeline. She is a great hunter and family pet...couldnít be happier with her.
Submitted by: Scott on Jan 12, 2018
Hi Kathy ^ Bill,
I thought I would give you an update on the female pup that I bought from
you last summer and you shipped to Spokane. She is doing great. We are
hunting her with an older French Brittany male that we have hunted for 5
years. We mostly hunt chukars here in Eastern Washington and they are a real
challenge for a young dog. She has handled it well. She ranges fairly close,
which is a must for hunting chukars in the rocks and hillsides. She has a
great nose and is a joy to have around.
Submitted by: Phillip on Jan 12, 2018
Hello Kathy,

This is Phillip Elder. My wife and I came up from Texas a few years ago and bought Kate from you.

Kate has turned out to be a fine wild bird dog. She has pointed and retrieved 100ís of bird in her first two years. She is the best dog I have right now as a two year old and better than many of the well seasoned dogs on my 19,000 acre lease here in Texas. She may be the finest bird dog Iíve ever owned. I plan on running her in the NSTRA this year and putting some titles on her.

Kate took training well and there is nothing soft about her. She can run all day and get up and do it again the next. She has been finding bird every day this week despite the heat and dry conditions.

Kate is a wonderful well mannered family companion and conformationally a perfect tri-colored example of the breed. Thank you and Bill for breeding such a wonderful bird dog and companion.
She also likes to sleep in the house and is a great fishing companion as well as a covey finding machine.
Submitted by: Jake on Dec 11, 2017
Izzy, what a dog! Incredible nose, incredible retriever to hand, steady to wing and just a joy to be around. She has tremendous drive and I would hunt her with anyone.

Thank you for a great dog.

Submitted by: Jake K on Dec 11, 2017
I wanted to take the opportunity to let you guys know that king lebowski 'bowski' is doing great and has been a fantastic addition to the family.
Submitted by: blair on Dec 02, 2017
we have two dogs from plum creek....awesome
Asti is 13 now and a pro and Tiger is two and its unbelievable how fast they learn. You don't teach these dogs to hunt and I taught tiger to heal in 5 minutes, crazy!! They are natural retrievers and I recommend doing the force fetch.
all the best to you Bill & my daughter is graduating university and will be ordering a new pup for her home soon!!
Submitted by: Mel on Nov 25, 2017
Neva is a very sweet pup and has tremendous drive in the field. She flushed 3 pheasants this am and stopped and honored all three flushes. I am very impressed with her. Thanks, Mel
Submitted by: David on Nov 25, 2017
Narcisse (Sally) is now 7 months and has been on about 25 hunts.

We spent three days at Highland Hills Ranch in Oregon and the wild birds really transformed her.

She now holds point even when a flushing dog crashes in, and retrieves if she gets there first. She honors and stopped bumping birds. In Oregon we couldn't find her a few times, she would not come, but we could hear her collar. Sure enough that pup was locked up on chukar or Huns, dutifully waiting for us.

Thank you so much, we are really having fun training her!

And, we love our friend's the Helmer's new FB pup, too!

Submitted by: Blair on Oct 27, 2017
Gracie is doing GREAT!!! When she's not sleeping she's keeping two Golden Retrievers in line. Our female, Ava, immediately adopted Gracie as her own, and the male, Duggan, became the protective father, but he wasn't quite sure what to do with that little "thing." Gracie just kept pestering and pestering him and now she has a more gentle playmate than Ava is to her. Gracie steals toys out of their mouths and makes them chase her, plays tug of war as the third party (sometimes they let her win), and knows to run and shelter under a piece of lawn furniture so she doesn't get run over when the two big dogs have a high speed game of keep away. But, her favorite thing to do with them is try to pull their lips off, LOL. They are very tolerant to say the least.

She's pretty obedient already. She mostly comes the first time when called, doesn't pull at the leash, and kennels on command. She's catching on to stay. She's willing able to retrieve a frozen solid pheasant, (natural retriever). She's a very confident dog, and loves everybody she meets.

There are little things about her that remind us of the ancestors whose pictures you have on your website. To us she has Tattoo's eyes, holds her ears like Ree, has a coat like Doc's, and sits on her left hip like Sissi to name a few. (We had another FB that did that and he too had Sissi in his ancestry.) She likes water. She's as affectionate as Katie was (Thalassa de Plum Creek), and that's the main thing we were looking for. I think we hit the jackpot with her. This is just a well balanced dog with a great personality.

Blair and Kathy Minning
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