Submitted by: Bryan Kesler on Jun 19, 2014
I was fortunate enough to receive a French Brittany pup this spring as Sky produced only one - a female, orange and white. I named her Lydya and brought her home on 6/13/14. Visited Peterson Kennels a few weeks prior to that and saw what a terrific set up they had. Saw Lucie's litter at that time too and Lydya was only 2 weeks old. She has settled into her new home perfectly. We began the slow training process and she is so smart it takes little repetition. She retrieved immediately - a good sign to start.
Steve and Laurel, I can't say enough about the love, compassion and care shown toward each and every pup they raise. This show through their adult dogs. I am certain this pup from Peterson Kennels will prove to be one of the best hunting dogs and pet I have ever owned. Thanks Steve and Laurel.
Submitted by: Leonard Nanzer on Jun 06, 2014
Laurel &Steve run a first class kennel. The puppies are clicker trained and leave home wth a blanket that has the kennel smell on it and a new toy and sample food for the trip to new home. The pup (Jasmine) that I was allowed to pick at 12 weeks is doing great. She is pointing Robins in the front yard and is doing great on her yard work. Father Sam and mother Lucie are great dogs, Lucie raised 11 puppies in this litter. Jasmine is a joy to work with and has the making of a great bird dog. I cannot say enough on great Laurel and Steve were to work with on getting this pup. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. email@example.com Thanks again Laurel and Steve. Leonard Nanzer
Submitted by: Jim Gowell on Jul 07, 2013
In my experience,(50 years more or less),I have never been associated with finer Gundog Breeders.The puppy I acquired from them on 6/2/13 was totally socialized. She has a quiet, sweet demeanor while showing symptoms of a very promising gun dog. I just can't say enough about the technique the Petersons use for bringing along puppies. My hats off to them.
Submitted by: Robert on Apr 20, 2012
Steve & Laurel (who run and own Peterson Kennels) are truly one of a kind people and breeders! They are the nicest and friendliest people you will ever meet. Compared to other big name breeders you will NOT find another breeder who’s prices are inexpensive for such GREAT hunting dogs and family pets!!! Their Dogs Sam (male), Sky (female), Lucie (female) and Brooke (female/retired) are they 4 most well behaved, mild mannered and friendliest dogs you’ll ever meet! Just spend a Sunday afternoon with Steve, Laurel and the crew of 4 dogs……… and you’ll realize how the pups have the potential of being great hunters and your best friend! Now for the hunting review………Sam is a phenomenal bird dog! Its like he has a 6th sense for where the birds are and is trained so well that his points and flushes will create lots of great opportunities for getting a bird. But don’t get me wrong the females are great as well but Sam is one of the best dogs I’ve ever hunted with!...... Steve has trained all of them very well!!!...... As for the hunting drive that will be passed on to the pups, like any other great breeder the females hunt every fall for grouse, woodcock and/or pheasant to ensure that the drive will be passed on to the pups. The hunting bloodlines in all dogs come from a variety of great bloodlines (just look up their bloodlines at petersonkennels.com click on the dogs link and all the dogs pedigrees are shown). Also what is unique is Steve’s breeding philosophy, which ensures that there is no severe inbreeding amongst the dogs, which prevents any kind of degenerate disease from developing (which they have never had a pup develop any degenerate disease). From birth to the time the pups leave with their new owners Steve & Laurel raise the pups in a very warm and loving environment to ensure that they become great family pets and hunters! If your looking for a great upland game hunting dog that also will make a great addition to your family, I would recommend over and over again, Peterson Kennels! Steve & Laurel, the dogs you breed and puppies you sell make great family pets and phenomenal bird dogs!!!
Submitted by: Phil Rogers on Oct 07, 2011
Taking time to commend the Petersons for their dogs and great service is so easy for me. This is my second pup from them and I have complete respect for their professionalism and blood lines. Both of the females I purchased are superior hunting and house dogs. The last one, just 13 weeks old, has been pointing and bringing me birds for 3 weeks now. As a breeder I can tell you there are few as honest and forthcoming as Steve and Laurel.
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Submitted by: Kevin and Kim on Sep 21, 2011
Hi Laurel and Steve
I had sent you some photos of boomer a couple of weeks ago. I hope you have gotten them. He has grown to be a good size.. but he is all legs.. Laurel he still gives kisses by keeping his mouth closed and pressing his mouth up to yours.. I hope he never gives that up.. Any one I show just gets a kick out of it...
He has become quite the character.. When we go off to work he is here with my daughter, he will go to our bedroom sit in the window and give us a bark bye. Then when we return he hears the car, and dose the same thing but it’s a bark hello..... He is a very smart guy,, boomer and I took a puppy kindergarten . That I think really helped us bond. I don’t think even when Kevin does start hunting with him he will still be my dog also..
When we picked up boomer remember me telling you we were looking for a female..
Well no luck... kind a depressing, cause I really believe boomer needs a playmate also..
we will keep looking. If possible is there a chance of getting a female from you that isn't related to boomer.. I would rather get
one from you then anyone, cause I know I am getting the best..
The vet says he is a very healthy puppy , he just got his last shots.. The last one was for lime, did you know they have those,now I don’t have to worry so much when Kevin takes him out in the woods.
Submitted by: Carl on Sep 01, 2011
We would recommend Peterson Kennels for any one that is looking to get a French Brittany. You can tell that the Peterson just love their dogs and puppies. They spend a great deal of time with their puppies and it shows. The pups have a great start in their lives. Thanks you for letting us purchase one of your puppies.
Submitted by: Kathy on Aug 14, 2010
Just wanted you to know that Teddy continues to be an amazing member of our family! She and Scout are inseparable--hilarious, even--and our vets in Chicago and Minocqua think Ted is one of the healthiest, most attractive dogs they've seen. Have attached some photos. Clearly, we believe we received one of your best puppies!
Submitted by: Rich G on May 03, 2010
It amazing how many compliments we get about him. People have nothing but good to say about him and are amazed how well behaved he is. We can not thank you enough for this bundle of joy. We have said numerous times that if something were to happen to him or our other dog (Michelle's lap dog) we know exactly where we would go to get another one. Bandit has really become attached to me lately. I can not go anywhere and he wants to go with. It's great! ! ! I will try and send updates every now and then. I figure you would like to know how he is doing and also to see his pictures. Talk to you soon. Have a nice summer.
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Submitted by: J Galen on Apr 27, 2010
Peterson Kennels is a professional French Brittany breeder who treats customers courteously and professionally.
The care for their pups is shown by weekly emails with digital picture updates, early training by exposing the pups to live pigeons, and providing care packages to help the pups’ transition to a new home.
Our female pup, Nicolet, shows intelligence, inquisitiveness, gentleness (after bursts of energy) and a strong desire to please. She has already exhibited instincts to point and readily takes to outdoor activities.
We’re happy with our pup and thankful to Peterson Kennels.
The Galens, Chicago.