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: 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
Submitted by: David on Oct 18, 2017
Submitted by: Elaine on Oct 18, 2017
Larry and I have been enjoying our puppy, hard to believe he is now past 6 months old! He is full of spunk and keeps us on our toes!

Larry has taken him Grouse hunting twice. He sleeps most nights in his metal crate but often he lands up giving us his puppy dog eyes and lands up in our bed, hogging the darn thing at that!

Memphis is now over 22 pounds and is updated with his shots, been to Kindergartner, Super Puppy School at the moment (3 classes left to go) and is now registered for Agility in November (6 classes).

Everyone who has met him can't get over what a handsome boy he is smart too. Before he was 5 months old I had taught him to shake a paw (he does both paws too), he knows the name of his toys.
Thank you again for entrusting us with one of your beautiful pups he is truly adorable, we love him to pieces!

We will keep you updated from time to time so you can see how he is doing.

Submitted by: Tim on Oct 18, 2017
Little Nitro tore up the field last weekend. He can cover the ground and the birds are bigger then him almost
Submitted by: Mark on Sep 27, 2017
We lost Tessa today to congestive heart failure after 15 1/2 great years. Thats when we picked Tessa up from you. She was my best hunter and our best family companion. Thank you for providing a great dog.

Mark and Pat Leagjeld
Submitted by: Dave on Sep 11, 2017
Hello Kathy and Bill,

Ivory is such a sweet, sweet dog. Plenty of energy. She enjoys hiking three times a week, 52 weeks a year. I work from home most of the time so it really is ideal for her.

I hope you and Bill are doing well.
Submitted by: Dave G. on Sep 11, 2017
Sally is 5 1/5 months old and I thought you might enjoy an update.

Her personality is curious, merry and playful. She has a very good nose, and has a totally natural instinct to quarter, check in, and stay within shotgun range.

She pointed a chukar yesterday, didn't flinch when we shot it and retrieved it to hand like she had been doing it forever. Her first one!

She has a natural hunting instinct that amazes me and people who have seen her.

And, she has become an adorable member of the family. I am a doctor and she comes to the office with me once a week. My pediatric patients love her.

So, thank you! I have some hunting trips this fall and we are going to let her come and keep learning.

Submitted by: Don on Sep 06, 2017
Submitted by: Wendy on Aug 28, 2017
My husband, Anthony, and I wanted to thank you for the most incredible dog ever. We bought Scout from you in August of 2007. We met him at the airport in Baltimore and fell in love with him right then and there. These last 10 years have brought us so much happiness. He was an athlete, a companion, a cuddler and anything that we ever wanted in a dog.
Unfortunately, we lost him on Friday. He was truly one of a kind and we were not prepared to lose him on Friday.
We are so very heart broken and also grateful for those 10 years. He brought us unbelievable joy.

Thank you so much for Scout. No dog can ever fill those paw prints.

Wendy and Anthony Gallo
Submitted by: Skip on Aug 22, 2017
Hello Bill and Kathy,
We thought we would drop you a pic of our babies Buddy and Birdie! Do you remember them? Birdie was from Tattoo's first litter and Buddy's mom was Rene. They have been the best dogs and have aclamated well with all the moves we've made. They are 11 years old this year. Hope all is well with both of you!

Best Regards

Skip and Lee Neyhart
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