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Plum Creek Kennels - South Dakota Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel Breeders
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About Plum Creek Kennels
Our dogs are imported and first generation. Plum Creek is competing and winning internationally, our stud Ultra is a French Champion and Tatoo is a French Recommended Stud. Tatoo, Ultra, and Doc all have their Trialer titles in France.
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 22 years experience in the French brittany breed training them, hunting them, breeding them and loving them.
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 relationships, 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 own and operate a wild pheasant hunting lodge in South Dakota, Big Spur Lodge www.bigspur.com 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 www.french-brittany.com.
All parents are hip certified.
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 www.dogpro.net.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel
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.
605-724-2358Send Email to Plum Creek KennelsClick here to visit Plum Creek Kennels website
BISCOTTI DE PLUM CREEK
BOUTON DE PLUM CREEK
Champion, Trialer TATOO du BOIS COURCOL, Recommended Stud, CACT, CACS
Champion, Trialer ULTRA de la SOURCE Aux PERDRIX, CACT, CACS, CH-A
CHEROKEE DE PLUM CREEK
DEESSE DE PLUM CREEK
GR CHAMPION CLIATHAN JUMPING JACK
REINE V DU BOIS DE VAUCHELLES
SAMBA DU BOIS COURCOL
VOLGA DU BOIS COURCOL, CACS in FRANCE
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Submitted by: Bob on Jun 02, 2014Hi Kathy,
He's a good one!!!!!!!!!!! Our trip went beautifully. Dakota, "Kota", slept most of the time except when he was out of his carrier. In the motel room, he found Bob's fleece lined leather slippers and had a ball climbing in and out and chewing on the leather strings. When he was ready to sleep, he let us know by standing up by the side of the big bed and crying that he wanted to get back in his puppy carrier. Made himself right at home yesterday, very active and exploring his yard and started following Bob and myself yesterday! TODAY: One tuckered puppy. Loves his new little bed because he can snuggle up to the side and has been going back to it all day long after little spurts of play and outside potty trips. Both nights has slept through until about 4am.
Thank you, Kathy, for your hospitality Saturday. I was so happy to finally get to meet you and see your beautiful place.
Thank you too, for showing us your kennels and your dogs. By the way, he stopped and pointed this morning, left leg up and tail straight out when a leaf blew across the yard a short distance in front of him as he was earnestly sniffing the grass busily pursuing a trail of whatever. The genes are coming through!
Bob & Twila
Submitted by: Peter on May 06, 2014Kathy, Bill
Its been 3 1/2 months since we received Indy (Indiana de Plum Creek) from your kennel. You may remember he was the result of a breeding you had with "Doc" and "Gigi" late last year. I'm beside myself with his progress and thought I give you an update just so I could brag about him.
I can't imagine a more perfect dog!!! I thought my last French Brittany from your kennel was great, but she (Tess) was not the dog Indy promises to be. He's a beautiful Tricolor male just as you had promised. From day one he's been a delight to live with and easy to train. He has total run of our house (supervised of course) and after a few corrections he has been a perfect gentleman. His field training is also going well. He seems to be a natural retriever but is sometimes a little possessive with the fetching dummies. We'll be working on that as he matures.
When he was about 4 1/2 months old I began introducing him slowly to both gun conditioning and to birds. Some people might think that it a little bit early but he thrived on the new experience. The last few weeks I've been working him in the field on planted birds and I'm finding that experience almost unreal!!! Upon scenting the birds he locks up and remains in place even after I flush the bird!!! He only breaks for the bird after I discharge the gun. It was my initial intent to work him on developing his natural pointing instincts only, not on steadying him to wing also!!! I may start shooting a few birds for him and see how that goes. Most of our evening walks are now confined to the city parks as he now expects to find birds every time we go outside of town to where we train.
Thank you both
Submitted by: Ron on Mar 06, 2014Mia's the best, phenomenal.
Submitted by: Donna on Mar 06, 2014I thought I'd send some pictures of our beautiful Plum Creek puppy. She's doing really well & growing fast. We are calling her Dakota (her name on paper is Ivana). She's very sweet, friendly & extremely playful. She runs around, growls & chews like crazy on her toys. We absolutely love her!! She is such a nice looking pup. Today is her 3 month birthday.
Submitted by: David on Dec 01, 2013Hello, Bill and Kathy,
While paging through the new Pointing Dog Journal, I came across the picture of Tatoo. I recognized him immediately and sensed the loss even before I read your very moving tribute. I am fortunate to have one of your dogs whose mother, Aimee, was sired by Tatoo. Your name for her is Ginny de Plum Creek, born 3/7/11, sired by Ranger; we call her Reagan. She has been a great dog, all we could have hoped for and more. She was pointing birds at three months and quickly showed her breeding in early training. As the attached picture shows, Reagan looks amazingly like her parents--a true beauty! Perhaps not one of the most important characteristics to inherit but beauty is always a good thing!
My sympathy to both of you on this great loss. As well as the memories you have, be comforted by the many dogs like Reagan who have Tatoo's genes and are hunting wild birds wherever they may be found. I am sure I speak for all of us who are proud to say "my dog is a direct descendent of the great Tatoo".
Submitted by: William on Nov 29, 2013After reading your article in PDJ, my heart nearly broke. I got my first FB in September and simply cannot believe the absolute brilliance. After a life of bird dogs, I can honestly say that I have never beheld such an ingenious puppy. Yes, Plum Creek is in his pedigree. At six months old, he was born broke and has let me kill four pheasants over him so far with much innate class--the best nose I have ever personally seen with an personality I trust implicitly. I would hunt him anywhere. Sleeps in our bed and hunts like an old dog.
Being new to the breed, I have ascertained through careful study that you are the man. THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR THESE NOBLE ANIMALS. Through your efforts, I have been blessed beyond my worth. Thank you also for putting feelings in words that will shape my evolving perception.
Submitted by: Eric on Oct 21, 2013Ivan Hoe pointed 8 woodcock today...........shot a 3 bird limit over him
Submitted by: Bill on Apr 29, 2013Bill and Kathy, happy spring time! Woody's terrific. He is a handful but such such fun. Smart, super eager to please, sensitive, tough. HIs nose is awesome, pointing instinct fine, and his retrieving is unbelievable.
Thanks for making the breed the best it can be.
Submitted by: Richard on Apr 28, 2013Just wanted to update you on a pup I purchased last year. Did some work with her before season on pigeons, I did not want to push her to hard but hunted her with older dog in Wisconsin. On the last day of hunt she pointed her first bird , a woodcock. I then went to Montana and it was like the lighjt bulb went off, She was pointing and working birds like an older dog, this continued when I moved on to oregon for chukars and huns.
Needless to say I am well pleased with her. I did not want to push her too hard but I have never seen a pup come on like she did.
When I need another pup I will contact you.
Submitted by: Steve on Apr 10, 2013Just wanted you to know that my French Brittney Jasper has qualified for the west texas regional dog trial and he also is in the running for derby dog of the year for west texas.