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Submitted by: Charles Prickett on May 02, 2013We were looking to get a hunting dog, and after a little research, we found Mr. Bullard. We rode up to Austin Creek Farms, and hunted with and bought a 4 year old Brittany. We also looked at his puppies, and bought one of the males from a recent litter. We are incredibly pleased with the additions to our family, and with the experiences we’ve had with the Bullards. They have been kind and accommodating at every opportunity. Further, it is touching to see someone so excited about and devoted to these dogs. I cannot recommend Mr. Bullard enough.
Submitted by: jimmie summerlin on Apr 29, 2013Some time back my son and I drove to Alabama and somehow talked Ed out of Reb's Chase the Wind Sandy. She has a new home in Texas and could be my best bird dog. I think She is the best looking female dog I have. She is bold and brassy, just what I like
Thanks again see you in Kansas!
Submitted by: Dutch on Apr 22, 2013I just wanted to leave a great testimony for Mr. Bullard. I can honestly say I have never met a nicer man. He was a friend from the first 30 seconds of conversation of our first conversation over the phone. I would describe him as a true southern gentleman. So after a couple talks on the phone I decided to drive over and see him and his dogs. I knew he didn't have any pups at the time but was expecting some soon. I was hoping to get on his list right away! His dogs are kept clean and comfortable... well fed and have lots of fields to run in as he works them. Unfortunatley for me the upcoming litters were already spoken for and I guess the disappointment must have showed as I got ready to leave after my 3 hour visit with my new friend. As I was getting ready to leave he said "Hold on. I may have something for you." We walked back down to the kennels and he let out "Dare". Officially she is known as Speedee's Double Dare and she is 9 years old. Mr. Bullard told me he wasn't going to breed her anymore and she needed a good home... then he made me an offer I couldn't refuse. She is the sweetest thing... pretty and petite. She rode quietly home with me in the front seat... never whimpered or was I'll mannered. She even pointed two birds through the window as we traveled home! Thanks Mr. Bullard for Dare and I'm looking forward to talking to you later on.
Submitted by: Claudine and Josephine Graf on Mar 26, 2013Josie fell in love with the Brittany breed and we went to meet the Bullard's and their dogs. We were so impressed with their farm. Their dogs are so loved and cared for. Clean and kept. This is a big deal for me as I (Claudine) am a rescuer and see so many dogs that aren't loved and don't have homes and often breeders who have gone awarry. Not Austin Farms! The Bullard's are fabulous loving people and it shows in their dogs. Exactly the kind of care you want given to your hunting dog and/or family pet. The Bullard's and my daugther have taught me so much about the Brittany and have given me a new love for the breed. This kennel is a must if you are looking for a quality pup.
Submitted by: Frank & Courtney Kimmel on Mar 26, 2013We talked to Ed Bullard on the phone and discussed putting a deposit down on a male from his next litter of puppies. We sent a check and waited on the call that our puppy had been born. Unfortunately, no male puppies were born in that litter. Ed called us and explained and graciously sent our $100 deposit back. From what we can tell he is a good, honest man to deal with. We recommend him on that alone.
Submitted by: Martin Gonzalez on Mar 22, 2013After researching Brittany Breeders all over the South East, I decided to talk to ED Bullard at Austin Creek Farms. I was very impressed with his knowledge and passion of the Brittany breed. I live in Florida, almost a ten hour drive from Austin Creek Farms, and I was a little bit hesitant to make a commitment to purchase a puppy that far away. However, Ed guaranteed me that his pups would be worth the drive. I made the drive and I am so glad I did. Mr. Ed Bullard’s Kennels were very clean and his dogs were healthy and happy. You could tell that he had spent individual time with each dog and knew everything about them. I bought a great female Brittany and couldn’t be happier. You might find a fancier more expensive kennel but you won’t find a better line of Brittanys or anyone who cares for them more.
Submitted by: Rick Ingram on Mar 14, 2013Okay, I did it again. I had already gotten one of Mr. Bullard's fine puppies to raise in our home and she has been a pure pleasure. Her name is Belle and she is just a great, fun dog. I was speaking with Mr. Ed about another dog and he set me up with Ace. Wow! What a wonderful Brittany! Ace is 8 months old and almost full grown. We were a bit concerned how it would go with a 9 week old puppy and an 8 month old mature puppy. Mr. Ed assured us Ace was a good-natured dog. He sure was right! Ace is quite the gentleman and treats our little female Brittany so gentle. I couldn't be more happy with the experience of all my dealings with the Bullards. Miss Donnie is such a nice lady and Mr. Ed is a pure character. I feel as if I have been friends with them all my life. I cannot express how well-treated we feel in working with this breeder. I have called on more than a few occasions to ask questions about my dogs and have always been treated very well. These folks know their Brittanys and are happy to share.
Submitted by: C.J. & Kim Pearson on Mar 02, 2013After speaking with Ed for a couple of years. My wife and I drove from GA. over to Ed's place. After hearing from several folks about his outfit and how well his dogs were taken care of I have to say every word was true. Ed's kennels were spotless and everyone of his dogs are in top condition and well taken care of. Spend 5 mins with Ed and you'll have met a "TRUE" Brittany breeder. When we decide to get a Brittany. Ed will be the one that we get it from. Not a more honest person will you find anywhere.
Submitted by: Allison on Mar 01, 2013After visiting another breeder in VA, I was so disheartened that I wasn't even sure whether I should purchase the Brittany puppy that I had been wanting. But then I visited the Bullards. The difference in the condition of the kennels was mind blowing. Mr. Ed keeps his kennels in perfect condition. His dogs are clearly well-loved and cared for, and their respect and adoration for him is evident. We also had a chance to see an adorable litter of puppies who Ms. Donnie dotes on in the sweetest ways possible. We had a wonderful day visiting with the Bullards' dogs and puppies, and after we left, I knew that my puppy would have to come from Mr. Ed.
I've since sent in my deposit and can't wait to receive what I am confident will be a happy, healthy and smart Brittany pup from him.
Submitted by: Brian Fitzwater on Feb 27, 2013We drove out to Alabama and met Ed and Donnie about a month ago to pick up our puppy. I can't say enough about them, they are good people and truly love their dogs and the Brittany breed. Our puppy smart, happy, healthy and is doing great. In fact we will be making another trip out this spring as soon as another litter is available to get a puppy for my parents. Would definitely recommend talking to Ed if you are considering a Brittany.
Submitted by: Hannah Irwin on Feb 26, 2013Mr. Bullard's puppy was the greatest gift EVER!!! Me and my sisters enjoy playing with him every day... if we can sneak him away from our step-dad... (he sleeps with him! Kinda weird...)
The vet said he is in perfect health, and he likes treats after he goes outside to use the bathroom. Our step-dad is going to buy some quail to try to train him to hunt them. I'm sure that'll be fun to watch! Anyway, THANKS Mr. Bullard! Our puppy is the greatest ever!!!!
Submitted by: Jodie Martin on Feb 26, 2013My husband and I recently lost our beautiful Brittany and we were heart broken. We looked on several web sites and talked to other breeders to try to find another puppy. When my husband talked to Ed Bullard, we knew that we had found a kindred spirit and that my husband and I needed to see his operation and talk to him personally. He and his lovely wife Donnie immediately made us feel at home and we knew that these people were true animal lovers. They took us into their home and introduced us to their "house dog" Tink, who was obviously well loved, but still well trained to maintain boundaries while still being affectionate. We were introduced to the other hunting dogs, including the sire and dam of the puppies,in a very neat, clean kennel. All the dogs were well groomed and healthy and showed that they were given plenty of attention. It was obvious that this was a hunting dog only operation. Mr. Bullard was extremely knowledgeable about every dog on the grounds, as he had personally raised most of them. After talking to other breeders, we cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed our visit with Ed and Donnie. With Austin Creek Farms, what you see is what you get....a beautiful gun dog with a good pedigree from a very knowledgeable breeder/trainer at a reasonable price.
They will definitely be our first call should we
ever add another Brittany to our family.
Jodie & Bob Martin
Fort Deposit, Al
Submitted by: Clay Rodgers on Feb 25, 2013I can't say enough about Ed and his kennel that hasn't already been said. I must have read 50 of these testimonials before I was convinced this was the place to get our new puppy. We drove up from Mobile and decided to make an adventure out of our first trip to north Alabama. Ed was generous enough to join us on a quail hunt at Vicks quail farm, and he brought his pack of experts. We enjoyed a morning to watch many of Ed's best dogs perform for us, it was amazing. We saw our puppys'father; Chief, and his brother; Banjo,as well as Doc, Dare and several others.They were all so skilled at finding birds, pointing, backing and retrieving. We knew we had picked the right breeder. Needless to say, I was outskilled by Ed and his 410, but my wife was the photographer so I can screen those photos that showed my being bested.
Since we have returned home with Curtis we are very impressed with his intelligence and eagerness to learn and make us happy.
I recommend Austin Creek Farms wholeheartedly.I only hope I can make it back to Hayden to visit again.
Submitted by: Erin Revette on Feb 22, 2013We just purchased a male puppy from Ed and Donnie after careful research about different Brittany breeders across the United States. Our puppy is our fifth Brittany, and I think that Ed and Donnie are the best breeders we have ever come across. The care that they give their dogs is readily apparent. The dogs are raised in a clean and loving environment and they are healthy. Ed and Donnie were very accommodating in terms of meeting with us, explaining the puppies' pedigree and answering our many questions. I would recommend Austin Creek Farms without reservation to others looking for a Brittany puppy.
Submitted by: Rick Ingram on Feb 20, 2013Wow! What can I say about Austin Creek Farms and the Bullards that hasn't already been said in the numerous reviews for this breeder? I do have to agree with Mr. Ed when he says if you don't like him something must be wrong with you! ;-) He says it in a joking manner, but it is very true. If you are a dog lover these are the folks for you. They truly care for and respect the dogs in their care. I don't know how anyone could take better care of these fine Brittanies than they do. We picked up our sweet little Belle last night but have been to see the Bullards before to meet them and see the litter of pups we would be getting ours from. Ed told me before we got there you could take all the pups from the litter and put them in a bag and pick one out and you'd have a great dog and he was right! Every little spotted pup was beautiful, healthy and full of life. It was a pleasure to work with Ed on getting our Brittany and I look forward to speaking with and seeing Ed, his wonderful wife and charming son in the future. My wife and I are very satisfied with the entire process of adopting a puppy from these fine folks.
Submitted by: Liz Popwell on Feb 19, 2013My experience with Austin Creek Farms and the Bullards was delightful. The Bullards are exceptional people and know their Brittanys. My whole experience from start to finsh was very professional and enjoyable. "Layla" is #6 is our household of Brittanys and we love her to death. She joins Zoie, Zeke, Abbey, Bocephus and Maizie (which is our Basset). They are still trying to get use to having a new baby in the house! I was so very impressed with the kennels and the cleanliness at the Bullards that I am going to take my husband out to see the setup. They certainly have a first rate kennel and if we do get another Brittany, we will certainly be back to Austin Creek Farms for our next one. Thanks again to the Bullards for a great new addition to our family.
Submitted by: Michael on Feb 14, 2013My wife and I visited Ed and Donnie at Austin Creek Farms a few weeks back. While I am no longer a weekly hunter, my wife and I do lead an active outdoor lifestyle, mainly around the water, and our once rambunctious Jack Russell has slowed to a crawl as he is now approaching 16 years (the Rainbow Bridge is drawing closer within sight). We happened to arrive at the Bullards just as another young couple was picking out their new little orange and white female Brittany. Even though we were not prepared to make a decision that evening, Ed and Donnie could not have been more hospitable in opening their home and sharing their love for their dogs. We visited the adult dogs and their wonderfully kept kennels. We then visited the whelping houses (both full of pups) where my wife found heaven on earth. I think she loved on every one of those pups. Needless to say, Ed and Donnie have our deposit on an upcoming litter. We look foward to bringing home a liver / white male pup that will grow up fishing / swimming in the river and running up down the beach chasing sea gulls.
Submitted by: Brooklyn Levins on Feb 08, 2013Ed Bullard at Auatin Creek Farms is most definitely the place to go where everyone who even considers gettin a dog or puppy. I recently got a puppy from him last Saturday February the 2nd. I asked for him to hold me a pup out of whatever litter I had to wait for just for a liver and white and he did and the whole time he stayed in touch with me to update me on how much longer it would be or how my puppy was doing! The Bullards are nice loving and welcoming people! The day I went to get my puppy they welcomed us in their home with open arms and we say around and talked and they sang and played the guitar! Best people I've ever met!
Submitted by: Pete Yelverton on Feb 08, 2013My wife and I drove to Mr. Bullards house back in
October and bought a 6 week old male liver and white Brittany. His name is Jynx. He is about 6 months old now. He thinks he is the king here. I have two other Brittanys, one of which came from Mr. Bullard. At 6 months old, he can do it all. He can point and retrieve. He loves it and he is simply a natural. When he brings me the bird and lays it at my feet, he tries to bite me a little when I try to get it!!! He gets along very well with the other two Brittanys. At an early age, he knew that he was the same kind of dog that they were, even though he had been raised with a Jack Russell that he loves to death. He knew he was a bird dog. We have enjoyed him so much. He is such a loving dog too and still wants to get in my lap. He has been very pampered this winter. He sleeps under a warm heat lamp. Mr amd Mrs. Bullard have great dogs. We have been well pleased with the dogs that we got from them.
Submitted by: Amelia on Jan 31, 2013We visited Mr. Bullard and his wife Monday night. They were so kind and so welcoming. You can tell they truly love their dogs--they are well taken care of for sure! Austin Creek Farms is beautiful and clean. Once we visited with the Bullard's dog Tink we were practically sold! By the time we toured the kennel and met the sire, dame, and puppies there was no discussion needed! We knew we wanted a Bullard Brittany. I feel confident about our choice and we can't wait to bring our little orange and white Brittany girl home!
Submitted by: Derek A. on Jan 27, 2013What else is there to say! The Bullards are amazing, and so are their dogs! I have loved talking with and getting to know the Bullards during this process and really feel like I have a part of their family. They have a real affection for their dogs and the dogs the same back. My Brewski has been such a great little boy in the short time I have had him (He is 9 wks today, 1-27-12) . He makes me laugh daily and everyone instantly falls in love when they see him. I have been so happy with Brewski and the Bullards, and I look forward to many years of good times! I doubt anyone could find a better breed or breeder.
Submitted by: Ralph Burns on Jan 12, 2013I have been wanting a Brittany for some time and decided last fall to get one. My search led me to Austin Creek Farms owned/operated by Ed Bullard. I contacted Ed and he insisted that I come visit his kennel. After that brief conversation my wife and I decided to go by Ed's on our way home from vacation last October. That visit was very pleasant and informative. During our visit my wife and I were very impressed with Ed, the appearance of his kennel and his relationship and love for each dog in his kennel. Each dog had its own kennel floored with fresh clean shavings. It was obvious that Ed is very passionate and carrying about every one of his dogs.
Based on our visit with Ed and Mrs. Dot and our tour of his kennels, my wife and I decided that we wanted one of Ed's puppies.
I've had my puppy for a week now and she is adorable, smart, loving and already showing signs of having natural hunting instincts. I am looking forward to her companionship as a pet and hunting partner.
I appreciate Ed's honesty and professionalism and recommend him and his breed of Brittany's to anyone looking for an adorable, loving and beautiful Brittany.
Ralph and Susie
Submitted by: Steven on Jan 12, 2013My family got a beautiful Britney female from Mr and Mrs Bullard. Let me just say these are great people and you will make friends for life. They love there Dogs and you can tell by the way they care for them. My daughter has special needs and we were waiting on a pup. Mr. Bullard picked the best dog for our needs and we are very pleased. You will not be disappointed with these dogs either for a family pet or a great bird dog. Thanks again to Austin Creek Farms.
Submitted by: Lee and Kelli Allison on Jan 12, 2013If your looking for the most caring and professional Brittany breeder out there, look no further than the Bullards. We picked up our "Josie" on Christmas Eve as a surprise gift for our kids. Ed and Donnie were unbelievable. They welcomed our family into their home and made sure our kids were excited and comfortable with the new pup before we left. From the first minute you talk to Ed about a dog, you know instantly how passionate he is about the breed and making sure you are happy. Josie immediately became part of our family and we could not be happier. I took her out Christmas day, at 8 weeks old, and she was pointing a wing in the backyard! My family looks forward to many years with Josie, and when it's time for another Brittany, the Bullards will be the only call we make.
Submitted by: Jason L on Jan 06, 2013No words can describe the Bullards and their love for their dogs. After the passing of our hunter / companion Brittany after 12 years I was reluctant to become attached to another. At the urging of our 10 year son, I was compelled into bringing another Brittany into the family. Hesitantly, I phoned several breeders and just didn't feel right about "replacing" my beloved Majerle. Once, I received a return call from Mr. Bullard the hesitation eased. He knew our pain as he had also recently lost a long time companion. For over an hour we chatted , not about purchasing a dog from him, but about the joy & memories that were brought into our lives by our previous companions. A few later our minds were made up to get a new Brit. I loaded the family up and we took a 3+ hour drive up to his beautiful farm. Needless to say he and Mrs. Donnie couldn't have made us feel more at home. We were able to meet Tink and all the other Brits on-site. Knowing that this dog would a reward for my son's hard work, the Bullards really made him the guest star of the tour. He was able to play with other litters as well as feed the horses on the farm. After he made his choice he must have wondered back to the kennel a dozen times to peek in on his "girl". I was amazed at the love the Bullards have for their dogs. I have never seen a whelping house and kennel area so clean. Now the waiting game begins. Our little boy's mind is racing with excitement over what he will do when he receives his puppy. With the positive feedback we have read and witnessed ourselves, we know that we will be 100% pleased.
Submitted by: Ray Young on Jan 05, 2013Thank you all for the wonderful gift for the kids! Everybody is in love with "Niles!" He was well worth the wait! All the kids in the neighborhood are over here right now to play with him! I even have pictures of my wife now on fb holding Niles on the couch with a caption that reads her previous statement,"I will NOT allow ANY dogs in MY house!" Haha! Joke's on her! Even she can't resist "His Cuteness."
Mr. and Mrs. Bullard are the greatest! Their hospitality is second to none! They gave us food Niles was use to so he could transition slowly to what I had bought. Mr. Bullard gave me lots of points on training information, and continues to be a valuable resource! Nicest folks you'll ever meet, and LOVE their dogs! Awesome breeder!
Submitted by: Andrew and Katie on Nov 25, 2012My husband and I knew we wanted a brittany so the search began. We searched and found Mr. Bullard he invited us to his house to look at his dogs. After our visit we knew he was the breeder for us. We received our puppy back in May and has been a great addition to our house. Mr. and Mrs Bullard couldn't have been more helpful with any questions and concerns we might have had. We made several trips to check on our little guy until we were able to bring him home. Thanks again!
Submitted by: Christina on Nov 15, 2012I LOVED my experience with Ed and his lovely wife! They raise beautiful brittanys that anyone would be lucky to have. They are so hospitable and just genuinely nice people. They took us down to see all the dogs and spent several hours with my friend and I going over any questions we had. I feel confident that any dog from them would be of the best quality. I am glad I had the opportunity to meet them!
Submitted by: Lexi Fitch on Oct 24, 2012Mr. Ed and Ms. Donnie are easily the sweetest people I have ever met. Me and my best friend drove up around 8 at night to take a look at some of their Brittany Spaniels, and we were welcomed with open arms! A dog is only as good as the people that raise it.....and take my word for it, you won't find better quality dogs (or breeders) anywhere. The Bullard's pour their hearts and souls into their dogs, and that is one of the many things that truly sets them apart from other breeders. Thank you both for the awesome experience and southern hospitality! I will be taking you up on that bird hunt soon! =)
Submitted by: James C. Conner and Family on Oct 21, 2012I want to thank Mr. Ed Bullard for being honest about his dogs. They are the best. My husband and mother-in-law drove over 6 hours to get a puppy that my husbnd has wanted for years. It was well worth the trip. Our new Brittany puppy is healthy and happy and very smart. His kennels are kept very clean and his dogs are very healthy. The first time we took Dutches Ginger Star to the vet, the vet wanted to buy her, we gave him Ed's information. She is already a great pet and we love her. Thank you again.
Submitted by: Dave Wills on Oct 18, 2012Meeting Mr. and Mrs. Bullard was a great experience. My wife had called Ed about a puppy.
We wanted a pet for our handicapped daughter. A
playmate for our 10 year old Brittany, Winchester.
I wanted a good hunting buddy.
Ed found the perfect puppy for our family.
We have had Miss Nilo for four months. She shows
great hunting ability and has bonded with our daughter, Annaeke wonderfully. Annaeke became
seriously ill a few days after I brought Miss Nilo home. I was amazed how Miss Nilo reacted, as young as she was. She did not want to leave her side at any time. Annaeke would relax, when the dog was at her side.
The Bullards were so nice and friendly. I felt like one of the family. Ed showed me around the farm and all the beautiful dogs.
Miss Nilo has won the heart of everyone who comes in contact with her. I recommended Austin Creek Farm to anyone that wants a superior Brittany.
Thanks Ed, for all your help in finding the perfect puppy.
Submitted by: Justin C on Oct 13, 2012There is no doubt that the Bullards are the best breeders that you will ever find. Upon speaking with Ed for the first time, there is an immediate connection. As you will see, the Bullards are 100% committed to giving you complete satisfaction in your dog. They not only breed the best stock of Brittanys in the country, but they love there dogs. It is not just a business to them, it is personal. We picked up our "Scout" a few weeks ago, and he is the best dog that we could have asked for. We primarily got him for a family pet. After showing him off to several serious bird hunters, they tell me that he has all the characteristics of a world class bird dog. I look forward to seeing him in action. Basically if you are looking for a great Brittany pup, stop reading all of these positive testimonials and start calling Mr. Bullard's number so that you can get in line for the best dog that you will ever love. If you don't believe me just give him a try. You have nothing to lose except a great dog.
Mr and Mrs Bullard, Thank you for the exceptional pup and the wonderful experience of dealing with you.
Submitted by: Cory Smith on Oct 08, 2012Mr. Ed Bullard is one of the few people you will ever talk with and become instant friends. I feel like I took advantage of him a few years ago because I bought the best bird dog/pet that he has ever produced. I don't really feel sorry for him though because he has the breeding stock in the Southeast if not the nation. I haven't talked with Ed for a few years and felt the need to call him today. Seems like we picked up right where we left off. If someone wants a bird dog or a pet of the Brittany persuassion, look no further. There is a reason he has so many testimonials. You can't pay for advertisement like this. He is truly a Brittany man and represents the breed like no other person I know could. I just wished he lived a lil' closer to me, so I could gleen a small amount of this man's bird dog knowledge.
Submitted by: Steven Wilkinson on Oct 07, 2012Wow! Ed and Donnie Bullard of Austin Creek Farms are unbelievable people. We wanted a Brittany pup for our daughters to have as a pet but wanted a quality breed. I did my research and found Austin Creek Farms. The reviews speak for themselves. I called Ed and he invited my family up to see the farm. We loaded up and met Ed after church. He invited us in his home answered all our questions and then some. He really knows his dogs and takes pride in the business. We walked around the kennels and they were clean and all the dogs were well cared for. The dogs were friendly and my girls got to pet them. We then spent some time with Ed and Donnie while the girls played with Tink. We also got to meet the parents of our pup. We decided to go ahead and leave a deposit on a pup. This was a no brainer! Ed is top notch and I would reccomend him to anyone looking for a Brittany.
Submitted by: Christine Cheney on Oct 03, 2012My boyfriend and I had been searching for the perfect dog. We already had a maltese/shih tzu mix named Cooper. This time we were looking for a slightly bigger dog that had just has much personality and love as Cooper does. After months of searching, we finally decided a Brittany was right for us. Little did we know, there was a wonderful Brittany breeder 15 minutes from our hometown. We contacted Ed Bullard, and immediately fell in love with all his dogs. After a couple months and several visits, we were finally able to bring our beautiful liver and white baby home. We named him Griffey, and he has brought us more joy than we could have imagined! Thank you Mr.Bullard for all the hard work you put into raising and loving your Brittanys. If you are looking for great bloodlines and incredible hunting dogs definitely give Mr.Ed Bullard a call!
Submitted by: Philip W on Oct 03, 2012After almost 2 years of waiting and researching, my wife and I finally surprised our three daughters by showing up at the Bullard's place earlier this summer to pick up our Brittany. As you might imagine our girls were ecstatic to finally get their very own puppy and to meet Mr. Ed. The much attested hospitality of the Bullard's did not disappoint as they gladly welcomed us into their home and caught us up to speed on everything about our beautiful little pup. Mr. Ed even entertained our girls with some Southern Gospel on the piano in their foyer! We could not have made a better choice on the breed of dog for our family and we could not have made a better choice for a breeder either!
Submitted by: Lindsey Beville on Oct 01, 2012Words can not describe how wonderful Ed & Donnie Bullard are! We have been waiting for a Brittany pup from Mr. Bullard for the past few months, and when we finally went to pick her up this past weekend we were ecstatic! Our puppy is everything we have been waiting for and more. As always, Mr. Bullard is true to his word and is a man of honor. His kennels are extremely clean and he truly does have the best looking dogs around. After losing our Brittany last March our hearts have been incomplete. We have now fulfilled the void we were feeling thanks to Mr. Bullard! Our puppy is absolutely precious!!!
Submitted by: Derek A. on Sep 17, 2012I have been looking for my first dog to call my own for some time. I knew that it was not something I wanted to rush into and I wanted to know what to expect. Well after lots of research and time looking at other breeds and breeders, I could not be happier that I chose to get in touch with Mr. Bullard. After many emails and phone calls(the best way to get in touch with Mr. Bullard), I was on my way to N. Alabama from New Orleans! I happened to be going that way for a vacation and Mr. Bullard was nice enough take time out his day to meet with me. He was running an errand when we arrived, but he invited me go ahead and check out the kennels, dogs, and his amazing property while we waited. I am not sure what I expected, but I was amazed at his whole operation. The kennels are well taken care of, the dogs could not seem happier, and it just seems like it is a part of Mr. Bullard. It does not seem like a job to him, and you can tell that he just really enjoys his animals, meeting new people, and what he does. It would be hard to find someone more personable than Mr. Bullard.
The dogs in person were better than his pictures can do justice. They were well loved, healthy, and extremely friendly. It was so much fun to walk through the kennels and have all those happy faces waiting for you to come pet them. I was even lucky enough to see one of his females just about ready to have puppies (he was expecting them the day I visited!). Though I have a few more months to wait before I can get mine from Mr. Bullard, I have no doubt that I made the right decision. Everyday I look forward to having my own Brittany from Mr. Bullard. I can't wait to see him again!
Submitted by: Carrie McGimsey on Sep 11, 2012So, I just turned 30 and recently moved into a one-bedroom apartment in the very charming Edgewood part of Homewood, Alabama. Well, I decided I wanted a furry companion, so my mom, sister, and I set out about 2 months ago, in search of a pup for me!
Before I knew it, mom found Austin Creek Farms and had gotten in touch with Ed Bullard. He provided a time for us to visit his home in Hayden, Alabama, (which is absolutely beautiful) where he had Brittany puppies. So we drove up there on Friday, August 31st, my 30th birthday. We arrived to discover the beautiful property and landscape Ed lives on, and how comfortable and well taken care of, all the dogs were. They had it made, with their own dog houses, giant kennels, a roof over their heads, and a giant fan to keep them cool in the summer heat.
Ed showed us his property, spoke about his life, and told us about the dogs and their breeding.
Ed was so kind, very knowledgeable, and quite welcoming! I ended up picking one of the Brittany puppies, and have Ed to thank for it! The puppy, whom I named, "Nick," is quite happy and energetic. I feel like Ed possesses a lot of knowledge about these particular breeds, as well as a genuine and outgoing character of his own. Ed made our visit very enjoyable! Not only did we have a great time picking out a puppy, but we also enjoyed our time spent with Ed. Ed is knowledgeable, kind, friendly, and funny! The main reason I would recommend anyone to Ed for a furry friend, is his passion for the dogs. He has such a love and influence for what he does, and that in itself, is a huge blessing and makes meeting and visiting Ed, special!
Although it is a huge challenge, I am having a great time with my new little friend, Nick!
Thank you, Ed!!!
Submitted by: Katie Sloan on Sep 07, 2012When I was growing up I promised my mom that I wouldn't get a dog while I was in college; the March before I graduated I started looking into getting a puppy. I thought I wanted a bulldog, my school's mascot, but I wasn't sure so I started looking around to see what was available fairly close to me and what type of dog had the general characteristics I wanted. I stumbled across this page and was intrigued so I started researching Brittanys. I liked what I read so I emailed Ed and then went out to see his dogs. I fell in love with his dogs instantly; they all had great personalities and I knew that I had to have one. I got my puppy a week and a half ago and she is perfect. Remi is exactly what I was looking for. The whole experience with the Bullards was amazing; they were incredibly nice and when I picked up Remi they told me to call them if I ever had any questions or concerns. I believe I picked both the perfect type of dog and the perfect breeder for my first puppy.
Submitted by: Rachel on Sep 06, 2012This was by far the best experience I have ever had buying anything. You could tell that Ed and his wife breed dogs because they love them, not for they money. They were extremely knowledgeable about Brittany's. We had many "stupid" first time dog owner questions. They spent over three hours with us!!! We felt so welcomed! We are already talking about getting another pup from them next summer. We will be taking our Winston up to visit the farm again! They are great people. If you get a Brittany from anyone other than Ed... You have made a mistake!!!
Submitted by: Curt Casey on Jul 31, 2012Just got my 3rd. Brittany from Ed and Ms. Donnie. He is the last pup out of Ole' Doc, Ms. Donnie's favorite. I know he's gonna be a great bird dog. Thank you for trusting me with this treasure.
Submitted by: Samantha Guthrie on Jun 29, 2012We have had our little girl for two weeks now and could not be more pleased! We have a male Brittany that is 4 years old and knew right away that we would get him a companion in the future but it was a matter of when and where. We began searching breeders near us and came upon Austin Creek. We put a deposit down after reading reviews and speaking with Mr. Bullard. He was great in keeping in touch with us. When we went to pick up our pup, Mr. Ed and his wife took us around the kennel and told us about each one of their dogs. It was nice to see that the dogs were actually a part of their family. We spent over an hour at the farm and I came out confident that we made a great choice in purchasing our girl from the Bullards. At less than 8 weeks old she has already pointed at some neighborhood birds. I know my husband cannot wait to see how she does in the field and maybe she can teach our boy a few things!
Submitted by: Keith Foster on Jun 28, 2012We were looking for a family pet. After lots of research, we settled on a Brittany. Since I live in Birmingham, I looked up the closest breeders. Austin Creek Farms popped up so I sent an email to Mr. Bullard informing him that I knew he dealt with puppies, but if he came across a 3-5 year old that would be a good pet, let me know. My intent was to contact several breeders with the same request an in about 6 months, maybe they would come across some. Mr. Bullard contacted me the next day and said a unique situation had presented itself. To make a long story short, I loaded up the family and headed to Austin Creek Farms. We visited with the Bullard’s and Bullet for a couple of hours. I do not know exactly what I was expecting, but it was certainly not what I experienced. I have never met nicer people, and I have spent my life in the south.
Bullet is one of Mr. Bullard’s dogs, sold as a puppy but circumstances led him back to Austin Creek Farms. Our GREAT fortune!!!
We have had him for 3 weeks now and are in shock. Bullet has been an unbelievable addition to our family. He is 6 years old and has brought so much to our lives. We constantly have kids in our yard and they love Bullet. His friends want to come over and play with him even when our son is not home. Bullet is outside during the day (with fans of course) and inside with us as soon as he gets home. I honestly believe we could not have gotten a better pet.
Thank you Mr. Bullard and Donnie for opening your home and your Brittany’s to our family.
PS. JT and I look forward to hunting this fall!
Submitted by: Jennifer Chancey on Jun 25, 2012Where do I even begin? I lost my dog of 13 years in January. It was a very emotional experience for me. We got her way before we had our kids and by the time they came along, she never really wanted much to do with them. My 7 year old son started asking if we could get another dog and as difficult as the thought was, I understood. He wanted a dog that he could play with and love. I began researching different breeds to find the perfect fit for our family and lifestyle. After a lot of research we decided a Brittany was the breed for us. My first experiences with breeders were terrible. Many would not even give me the time of day or respond at all because we are not a hunting family (although my husband is planning on taking it up now :)), regardless of how much love and affection we would give a pup and what a great life we could offer...it didn't matter. Another one was offended when I asked the price...I mean really? What if you are trying to charge 5000.00 for a puppy? Kind of need to know that! The next train wreck came when I found a breeder about 30 minutes away from us. It seemed legit until we got there. She lived in a regular house with a regular size back yard & had about 10 different breeds crammed back there. I almost got sucked in because I wanted to "rescue" the puppy. Luckily God stepped in and that fell apart. It was about March when I found Mr. Ed Bullard on this website. I sent him an email (he's not crazy about email so call him if you can...Lol) asking if he sold to non-hunting families. I had a voice mail the next day from the nicest sounding man saying "I believe I can help you with exactly what you are looking for". I called him back and our very first conversation went something like this Me: "Hey Mr. Bullard, I'm returning your call"....Mr. Bullard: "Honey, I know I probably don't know you well enough to tell you this, but I've been out there chasing cows all morning & if I don't run to the little boys room I may just have an accident, can I call you right back?"...I knew at that moment I found the person I was looking for! He is real, he is honest, and you feel like you are dealing with family. He called me back immediately & we had about a 45 minute conversation about...well, just about everything! At that time we got on his waiting list and had about a 3 month wait. It was perfect timing...it gave the right amount of time to heal from the loss of my first dog and prepare for the arrival of our new family member. We decided not to tell my son and let it be a complete surprise. He asked us every single day for a new puppy...EVERY DAY...and we never let on at all. Finally, the puppies arrived and when it was time to go pick ours up we told him we were going to visit a farm. It was a 3 hour 15 minute drive and when we arrived Mr. Bullard met us in the driveway. My 21 month old daughter went right to him and held her arms out for him to pick her up (she never does this with anyone other than her grandparents!) She stayed right with him as we walked around, never tried to get down or come to me or my husband. When we told my son why we were really there he was ecstatic! He picked out the puppy he wanted and we walked around to see the parents. The kennels are kept so clean and you can really tell he loves his dogs. We went inside the house to get the paper work and got to meet Tink. She went straight to my son, which absolutely made his day even better...He still says "I am the king of the Brittany Spaniels because Tink came to me first!" Lol. Mr. Bullard made sure that we knew we can call him anytime for anything and actually encouraged it. We have had our sweet Bella for a little over a week now and couldn't be happier. She is absolutely beautiful and gets complimented wherever we go...not just the regular "oh how sweet" compliments, but people go crazy over her! She is only 7 weeks old now but I can tell this is one smart cookie! She's doing pretty good already with her house training and doesn't whine at night in her crate unless she has to go out. She is playful and happy but is a snuggler too, and loves to curl up on the couch and be loved on. I know God lead us to Mr. Bullard for the perfect puppy & we sure did get her! I couldn't be happier & if you are looking for a Brittany, I don't think it is possible for you to find a better place to get one!
Submitted by: Jeremey on Jun 20, 2012I could not be more pleased with my experience in buying a brittany from Ed. I wanted a specific looking puppy and Ed happen to have just the dog for me. Unfortunatley, she wasn't for sale, but after palling around with Ed for a couple hours we reached a deal on a beautiful 6 month old female named Jennie. Ed met all my expectations as a breeder and will be recommending him to anyone in the market for a brittany. I look forward to the years ahead of hunting a beautiful bird dog.
Submitted by: Loye Ayres on Jun 09, 2012Recently I was blessed with a puppy from Austin Creek Farms. My girlfriend and I traveled from central Louisiana to Hayden, Alabama, where we had the great privilege of meeting Mr.Ed Bullard and his wife Mrs. Donnie. After leaving their beautiful home and viewing their amazing Brittany's it felt as if we had bought our puppy from family. There was no doubt in our minds that we had received a top of the line, healthy puppy. Our vet back home was amazed with "Buck," and assured us was a high quality Brittany. It was easy to see in the Bullards home that their puppys and full grown Brittany's come first! Meeting the Bullards and viewing their home and amazing land only made us more confident with our decision. For the past week we have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the incredible personality of a Brittany! Thank you to the Bullards for Buck! We are terribly attached already! - Loye and Meg
Submitted by: Amanda Ledbetter on Jun 07, 2012We are so pleased to have our puppy from Austin Creek Farms. This week we were able to pick “Lady” up from Mr. Bullard. She has been a complete joy. Her temperament is precious and she is already learning so quickly. She is wonderful with our four year old son. We have had no problems with her adjusting to our family, and she is taking on crate training and house training wonderfully. Her instincts to point are also unbelievable! I cannot thank Mr. Bullard enough for providing us with a new member of our family. I would recommend Austin Creek Farms to anyone who is looking for a Brittany! Ed Bullard is the kindest person to work with and is beyond helpful with questions. His Brittany’s are truly the best!
Submitted by: Erica Kennington on Jun 04, 2012My fiancé and I got our puppy,Brewer, from Ed last weekend and we have been very happy with him! He is a very smart pup and we immediately noticed his natural instincts. He is only 7 weeks and 5 days, but he is healthy and he is doing very well with training. While at Austin Creek Farms, we also got to meet some of Ed's other dogs, including our pup's mother. Ed was really helpful. He gave us all the information that we needed and even sent us home with a bag of food to mix with our food to help Brewer to get used to it. Ed is a real great guy! He definitely goes above and beyond and his love for his puppies and the breed is clear. If you want a Brittany, give Ed a call!
Submitted by: Meredith H. on Jun 01, 2012I can not say enough about Mr. and Mrs. Bullard...We picked up our 7wk old Brittany pup "Jasper" this past weekend and to say he is already spoiled is an understatement. I knew after speaking with Mr. Bullard on several occasions that we would not be disappointed when we picked Jasper up and we weren't!!!Kennels were nice and well kept, puppies were well socialized and Mrs. Donnie is a doll!(I even got a hydranga to plant when I got home!!) The Bullards have an obvious love for their dogs and the Breed itself. I would not buy a Brittany from anyone else!!! Great experience!!!
Submitted by: Tina on May 28, 2012Two years ago, I posted another testimonial about Mr. Bullard ( scroll down and see: Submitted by: tina kiker on May 06, 2010). Without knowing me, he sat on the phone with us for the better part of an evening offering advice about our Brit puppy, Husker (Husker was a challenge, to be sure). We were having some training issues with him, and I got his name from another breeder in Utah who thought having input from someone local might help us. His advice was a true turning point. Husker turned into an incredible (and very funny) boy!
Several months ago, when he was 2 years and 4 months, a sudden (and very serious) illness forced us to make the hard choice. He was not going to pull out of it, and we put him to sleep instead of letting him suffer for the little time he would have had otherwise. We were completely devastated. Never thought losing a furball would be so painful.
We realized we were a family that would heal better if we brought a new Brittany into our home to be with us and our Golden, Gennie. We considered a rescue dog, but it became a joke; every single Brittany we inquired about ended up being adopted before we got a message in about them (we should have asked about ALL rescue Brits so they would all be adopted quickly). Then it was settled; a puppy for us it would be. Our first thought was to call Mr. Bullard.
It was meant to be. He had 2 litters due, and we didn’t hesitate to get our names on his waiting list. While we were discussing what had happened and the puppies, it was clear he felt my pain and he, somehow, made me laugh for the first time in a long time.
We visited the Bullards a few weeks before the puppies were able to be sent home. When we left, we were shocked to see we had been there with them for four hours. We visited with puppies, played with the lovable Tink (their favorite Brittany), and sat in their living room talking about dogs and life. They looked at pics of Husker, listened to our stories about him, and got me tissues when I cried. It was obvious they love Brittanys as much as we loved Husker. We feel we made new friends that afternoon.
We brought our new little guy home this weekend. He is beautiful, well socialized (Ms Donnie loves on those puppies every day), follows us around outside without a leash (he isn’t doing too badly with one, either), and isn’t afraid of anything. We’re in love with this puppy.
There’s no doubt Ed and Donnie Bullard get great joy bringing these wonderful puppies into the world, making friends with those whose homes they go to, and working with Brittanys in the field. I have little doubt; any Brit puppies in our future will be coming from Austin Creek Farms (yours should, too).
Submitted by: Mike Crowley on May 18, 2012This week my wife and I visited Mr. Ed Bullard to pick a Brittany pup from a young litter. Ed and his wife Donnie are two of the nicest people you would ever want to meet. Our visit this week was our second trip to see their wonderful Brittanys, the grounds and kennel area are clean and well kept which shows that Ed takes a lot of pride in his dogs, as well he should! This new pup will be our third Brittany and first from the Bullards. We are very excited about being able to bring our new puppy home to join our 7 year old Brittany, Rose. Brittanys are my favorite hunting dog and Ed has some of the best bloodlines in his pups!
Submitted by: The Ledbetters on Apr 22, 2012I cannot begin to adequately comment on how unbelievably pleased I have been with Austin Creek Farms and the Bullards. In our search for a Brittany to add to our family, I have called more than 30 breeders. Funny enough Mr. Bullard was the last person I called and should have been the first. He and his dear wife are two genuinely kind people offering a good dose of Southern hospitality. They kindly welcomed our family into their home (within my first phone conversation) so that we could 'meet' his Brittanys. The care given to the dogs is exceptional, the kennels are spotless, and the pedigree of the Bullard's Brittanys is outstanding. Mr. Bullard truly loves the breed, which reflects in his genuine enthusiasm. Mr. Bullard is delighted to answer any questions you have - no matter how many times you call :) We are currently waiting on the arrival of our pup and cannot wait! A big thanks to the Bullards!
Submitted by: Lindsey Beville on Mar 21, 2012We lost our Brittany Spaniel about two weeks ago, and our lives have practically felt empty. My husband and I are eager to get another puppy, so I started doing research online to find Brittany Spaniel breeders in Alabama. I was amazed at all the fabulous reviews Austin Creek Farms had online. However, the reviews online don't do justice for what Mr. Bullard and his wife are like in real life. We drove to Austin Creek Farms and our hearts melted when we pulled up. Mr. Bullard and his wife are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. Their Brittany Spaniels are absolutely beautiful, and their kennels are immaculate! We have not placed a deposit on a puppy yet, but we have every intention of getting a puppy from Mr. Bullard when the time is right! Thank you, Mr. Bullard, for spending the time you did with us and we can't wait to get a puppy from you in the future!
Submitted by: Vince and Lindsay Thrift on Mar 16, 2012Just purchased a female Brittany and can't say enough about how welcoming and professional Mr. Bullard was! Very friendly and knowledgeable! The Brittany's at Austin Creek are top notch...Mr. Bullard and his wife put many hours of love, care and training into their dogs and we will do the same with Miss Sadie! Would recommend Austin Creek Kennels to anyone that loves the breed!
Submitted by: Mark Beaudoin on Feb 22, 2012We live in Florida and were looking for quality Brittany pup to breed with Elmo when we found Mr. Ed at Austin Creek Farms. After talking with Mr. Ed, we felt comfortable enough to make a deposit and go all the way to Hayden to pick up our new puppy. We had a great experience and Zoe is now a year old. I waited to submit this testimonial because I wanted to see how this pup did in her first year of hunting. She was a handful at six months, but has really come into her own. On a hunting trip this week she actually outshone Elmo, pointing, backing and retrieving. She is very smart, has a great personality and going to be a great hunting companion and pet. Thanks Mr. Ed, I will send pic's!
Mark and Teresa Beaudoin
Submitted by: Mark on Feb 19, 2012Mr. Bullard…an outstanding, honest and caring individual! 7 years ago my family acquired our first impressionable little Brittany, Molly. We found her from a local breeder near us. She was a fine addition to our family, but unfortunately we lost her a few years later. Recently, we are now searching for another exceptional little pup for our daughter. We placed a deposit down for one of Mr. Bullard’s fine pups…3 days later we then received a phone call. This phone call was from Molly’s breeder notifying us of an unexpected litter sired by Molly’s brother. An opportunity to obtain a puppy with a little of Molly’s lineage was difficult to turn down for my daughter. Mr. Bullard fully understood and refunded the deposit. Nothing says more about a man that is thoughtful and considerate like Mr. Bullard.
Submitted by: Illia Ayers on Feb 10, 2012I'm tend to be a skeptic when it comes to buying almost anything and references have always meant a lot to me. The testimonials for Austin Creek Farms Brittanys led me to Mr. and Mrs. Bullard and for that I'm thankful. My wife, daughter and I first visited Austin Creek Farms in early January and instantly knew that our search for the right dog was over. Mr. Bullard and his dogs let me know that I had found the genetics I wanted in my first bird dog and Mrs. Bullard let my wife know that the pup would be socialized for our family. We have a 14 month old daughter, so a family friendly bird dog was a major issue for us. We didn't plan to buy on that first visit, but my wife and I didn't have any doubts after our visit.
We have now had King Louis of Lido (Louis) for the last two weeks and I feel completely comfortable in recommending Austin Creek Farms to anyone looking for a great Brittany. Our little Louis fit into the family instantly, took to crate training the first night, and the ease of house breaking has been a welcomed surprise (this actually led me to post tonight after he politely let me know it was time to go outside even though he wasn't in the crate). Louis is coming when called and is bold in his desire to explore. Our vet was also very complimentary of our new little man. We haven't officially started training to hunt, but he looks the part and I look forward to Mr. Bullard's help in training me to train. We not only found a great dog, but we made great new friends in Mr. and Mrs. Bullard. We look forward to spending more time with them in the future. If you are looking for a Brittany its not my place to sell you, but at least visit Austin Creek Farms and I think you'll reach a similar conclusion for yourself. My only warning is this... plan for more time than you intend to vist because you will not want to leave once you meet the Bullard's, their dogs and their beautiful farm.
Submitted by: Jeremy Hagler on Feb 05, 2012Mr.Bullard is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet and his knowledge of his dogs and the breed is outstanding. The quality of the dogs he puts out is outstanding, and my seven week old pup is already in the field and has had his first retrieve. These dogs are serious bird dogs, if that is what you are looking for this is your guy. Thanks to Mr.Bullard for a great experience and an even better dog.
Submitted by: Susan & Jim Maerz on Jan 31, 2012We first met Mr. Ed and his dogs in October and knew right away that his pups would be amazing. We traveled back up on Saturday to pick up our new puppy, Riley and couldn't be happier. He won't be going in the field as nature intended, but we are certain if he was, he would be just as remarkable as all of the dogs that come from Mr. Ed's kennels. Mr. Ed and Miss Donnie are such wonderful people...it is no wonder they have such incredible dogs. Thank you Mr. Ed and Miss Donnie for raising such incredible dogs and for your wonderful Southern hospitality.
Submitted by: joey tarrant on Jan 30, 2012I purchased a Brittany from Mr. Ed 4 years ago. This was the first bird dog I have ever owned. Words can't describe the joy watching Hero grow into a bird dog anyone would be proud of. Everything has come natural to him, pointing, retrieving, etc... even backing. All natural as I knew nothing about training him. Just put the dog in birds and let their natural instincts take over. A little work and encouragement go along way. I would and have recommended Austin Creek Kennels to anyone interested in the American Brittany.
Submitted by: Tim Avey on Jan 30, 2012My wife and I picked up our new puppy Saturday. It was a great time meeting Mr Ed and his wife Donnie they are great people and make you feel right at home. They have a very nice operation there and are very knowledgeable. My wife and I feel in love with our puppy at first sight and after a 6 hr ride home our puppy feel in love with our daughter and she with him he follows her everywhere. We are very pleased and cant wait for his first point. Thanks again Mr Ed and Miss Donnie for the wonderful time.
Submitted by: John Stanley Bonner on Jan 23, 2012Me, my wife Kimberly and our 5 year old son Calen had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Ed this past weekend and picked up our beautiful ball of Joy "Chipper." We felt right at home at the Bullards and really had the best experience getting our new puppy. The Bullards do a fantastic job of socializing their dogs. Our Chipper got to meet my sisters family and pets while in Birmingham before the 4 hr ride back home to Saraland, AL and he just took to everyone so well. We made the right choice of pet for our son, they help each other get their energy out. Mr. Ed makes sure you get what you want and I know that I can call him anytime for questions or advice on training. Thanks Mr. Ed! See ya soon for some quail hunting! - John Stanley Bonner
Submitted by: Jay on Jan 23, 2012We just picked up our Brittany puppie this week from Mr. and Mrs. Bullard. Being from 10-12 hours away, we had to pick the pup early on a Sunday morning. Mr. Bullard was so easy to work with, and he and Mrs. Donnie were super nice. We felt like we had known them for years. You can tell Mr. Ed knows his stuff, and Mrs. Donnie is extra good to those"babies"! Tebo is settling in nicely with our family, and I can hardly wait till next fall. Great bloodlines and Mr. Ed and Mrs. Donnie are raising them right!!!
Submitted by: Linda on Jan 23, 2012I just got my first Brittany from Mr. Bullard and she is perfect. If you want a wonderful pet or bird dog, I highly recommend Mr. Bullard. Thank you again for such a sweet puppy.
Submitted by: Hunter Walker on Jan 21, 2012Mr. Bullard is one of the nicest people ive ever met in my life. I just picked up my puppy (copper) who is a liver and white male, friday 1/21/12. He is one of the smartest and most independent puppies ive ever seen. I contacted Mr. Bullard during last September and let him know I was interested in one of his pups. Being a college student I felt that it would be best to get my dog starting in the spring semester, and Mr. Bullard worked with me for all those months to make sure it was possible. He runs one of the best kennel operations Ive seen. Ive been around bird dogs my whole life, and his dogs are top quality hunting dogs. I want to thank Mr. Bullard and his wife for an awesome experience, and allowing me to get the best puppy available. Thanks again.
Submitted by: Jeremy martin on Jan 19, 2012Mr. Bullard, this week has been crazy. I have had so much to do; however, I wanted to take a minute and thank you. I find it hard to believe that our friendship started just over six months ago, it seems that we have known each other for a lifetime and now our families will finally meet!
To all future clients your search is over, you will not find another man that is as honest, caring, and willing to answer all questions about the American Brittany, he truly loves his dogs. Just a little advice, do not call after 8:30pm he will probably be getting ready for bed, LOL!
One last thing Mr. Bullard, unless God returns, I am holding you to your promise about working for Austin Creek farms, I have three more years in the fire service.
“A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half cracked.”
Submitted by: Curt Casey on Jan 18, 2012We have gotten two Brittanys from Ed, the first for my grandson, the second last year for me. When my pup was about 5 months old he pointed and held like a seasoned veteran. He took to Birds like a duck to water. Out of the box, a real bird hunting machine. When Ed says his pups are born hunting, it's real. Thanks, Ed, you know who I'll call when we get room for another Brittany!
Submitted by: Meredith on Jan 17, 2012Even though we were unable to get a puppy this go around I am so impressed with Mr. Bullard. He is the nicest man to speak with and has an obvious love for his dogs. He will do what he can to help you get your new furry family member. I look forward to speaking with him in the future.
Submitted by: Ed Bullard on Jan 16, 2012Again, humbly, many thanks to all of you who have helped us with another milestone for Austin Creek Farms. You helped us to be the first breeder to get 100 testimonials, now you all have helped us to be the first to go over 200. Ms Donnie and I are so thankful for the friends we have made with our Brittanys. The friendship, fellowship, and some very memorable hunts, have helped to brighten our lives! Sincerely, Ed Bullard
Submitted by: Jennifer on Dec 30, 2011I recently got a Brittany bird dog from Mr. Bullard and she is one of the sweetest, smartest, most well-behaved dog I have ever had the privilege of owning! Duchess has been a joy to have from day 1. Also, I know that you could travel the whole world over and never meet anyone as sweet and kind and generous as Mr. and Mrs. Bullard are!
Submitted by: Chris Hammond on Dec 25, 2011Beautiful and brilliant dogs. Mr Bullard is a joy to spend time with and his love and excitement for his dogs is contagious.
Submitted by: Alli Hogan on Dec 20, 2011We just got a dog from Mr. Bullard and she is the best! Duchess is a sweetheart and she is just perfect! She'll point at anything that flies and lands in the back yard! She is a joy to have around and if you want an amazing dog, get a 'Bullard Brittany'. They are great dogs raised by two of the most wonderful people I know!
Submitted by: Glen Morris on Dec 17, 2011I bought a pup from Mr. Ed that is now about 5 months old. I had only worked him on a wing some when he was little. My job had kept me tied up so he had not been on birds. Mr. Ed was gracious enough to invite me up to his place today, and what a thrill. He pointed the first live bird he ever smelled. We worked him a little with a blank pistol, and then killed him a few with a .410. I can tell he's gonna be a great bird dog, great nose and a fantastic instinct. Thanks Ed for a great pup, and a great first hunt!
Submitted by: wess hallman on Dec 16, 2011Ed Bullard will be the first to tell you that a puppy must be properly socialized he has a secret weapon his wife donnie. Puppies are given lots of TLC AND are ready to start at an early age. All you can teach a good bird dog is discipline the rest its born with. If you want a BRITTANY you need to call he and his wife are good christian folks and will tell the truth, a rare commodity these days.
Submitted by: Jennifer Hogan on Dec 13, 2011I recently went quail hunting for the first time with Mr. Bullard and his dogs and I had a ball! The dogs were amazing! It was like they had a sixth sense when it came to finding and pointing quail. I have never seen anything like it! Buy a Bullard Brittany and you won't be disappointed!
Submitted by: Doug Stanford on Dec 12, 2011I have owned some of Ed's brittany's for several years now. As for them being a pet, you couldn't ask for a better companion. As a hunter, they'll be one of the best hunting buddies you could ever have. Ed's dogs seem to be born looking for birds. They really make foot hunting so enjoyable. If you are looking for a breed that will make a great pet/hunter, Ed and Ms. Donnie produce some of the best puppies you will ever find.
Submitted by: Dan Richards on Dec 07, 2011I have owned several of Ed's Brittanys. I have the best two now I have ever had, specially with limited hunting due to my job. Thanks Ed for the friendship, fellowship, and Brittanys. Dan
Submitted by: Alli on Dec 06, 2011The bottom line is Ed Bullard knows how to raise a great hunting dog. They are the nicest people with the nicest dogs, and I'm so glad I have the oppurtunity to see these dogs work. You won't be dissapointed.
Submitted by: Caleb on Dec 06, 2011This is the place to get a good American Brittany. The kennels are spotless and every time I go the dogs are happy as can be. The Bullards are nicest people you will ever meet and a 'Bullard' Brittany is the best dog you'll ever have.
Submitted by: Allison on Dec 06, 2011I took some of Mr. Bullards dogs when I went Quail hunting recently and I was amazed. These dogs knew their job and they did it extremely well. They were all excited to be let out of the cages and start their job. They were clearly trained by a person who knows how to make a bird dog. The Bullards know what they are doing and if you want a phenomenal bird dog don't look anywhere else. Do yourself a favor and get one of the 'Bullard' Brittanys. You'll never regret it.
Submitted by: Bobby Ingram on Dec 04, 2011Mr.Ed it's that time of year again. Tader is fired up with the cold weather starting. He knows it's that time of the year. I hope We get the chance to come and hunt a little with you all. We have a blast and the young dogs you bring are, well lets just say pumped and ready to find some birds. To this day I "We" are so blessed and amazed on how much We have learned from you and the dogs. We have more fun and excitement just watching the dogs work. You have a very well trained and hard working breed. Thank you again Bobby
Submitted by: Tommy Frye on Dec 02, 2011I have several of Ed's Brittanys now, and could not be more pleased. I hunted pointers and setters for years, but the Brittanys are so much easier to handle and are so willing to please, they make a hunt much more enjoyable. Anyone considering a bird dog or just a great pet should look no farther than Ed Bullard at Austin Creek Farms. He and Ms. Donnie are some of the sweetest folks in the world!
Submitted by: Karen Hazelrig on Nov 30, 2011Ed and Donnie may be my cousins, but they're like a second Mom and Dad to me and my family. I have two small children, the oldest being four years old. My children love seeing the Brittanys, and especially the new babies. They let us come play with the babies as soon as they're old enough, and the kids, Wes and Olivia, can't get enough. Wes can't wait until he's old enough to go hunting with my Dad and "Pappy" (Ed).
Submitted by: Ray on Nov 30, 2011I have hunted with Ed for years. We have hunted Quail with every dog you can imagine in the last forty some years. It is unreal the Brittanys he has now. His older dogs are fantastic, but what impresses me the most is to take a four month old pup to a preserve,(we don't have any wild birds here now), and see it sweep the field. Such blood, such prey drive, and such natural ability. Thanks for the years of fun, and hopefully many more!
Submitted by: Diana Talley on Nov 30, 2011I've known the Bullard's about three years. They are wonderful folks, and they raise the prettiest, sweetest Brittanys in the world. Their kennels are always very well kept, clean, fresh cedar shavings for a bunch of happy, well behaved Brittanys. They love their Britts almost as much as they love their friends and each other.
Submitted by: James Pate on Nov 30, 2011I have a finished female Britt that came from Ed Bullard's stock. She does it all, and now I have two young dogs that are from her, and are showing great promise. They are all so easily trained, and eager to please. If you are looking for a great hunting partner, or just a super pet, Ed Bullard and Ms. Donnie are the ones to call.
Submitted by: William Bickerstaff on Nov 29, 2011I've hunted with Mr. Bullard several times, and his dogs are true bird dogs. His Tink dog is really special, he has both her sire and grandsire. The old grandsire "Doc" at 13 years old still hunts with him, and everyone that's ever hunted with him wants a pup out of that old black and white dog. Thanks for the hunts and the friendship.
Submitted by: Tim Frazie on Nov 29, 2011I am totallly pleased with my 5 month old female I got from the Bullard's when she was 8 weeks old. She is "bird crazy", pointing, holding occasionally, and beginning to honor. This pup has a fantastic pedigree and is proving to be a winner. Ed has some of the best dogs in the country and it has been my privilege to train several of his dogs. I now have his wife's (Ms. Donnie) personal 8 month old female in training. Little Casey is coming on strong and is another product of Austin Creek's breeding program.
Tim Frazier, Ten Oaks Kennel
Submitted by: Stoney Beavers on Nov 28, 2011I grew up in a hunting family, but I didn't get interested in quail hunting until the last few years. My brother had gotten three Brittanys from Mr. Ed and they are simply amazing. He wasn't a trainer, but he didn't have to be. These pups were great from the word go. I have to have one of my own. When you meet Ed, and meet his dogs, you know there is a true love there. He has absolutely some of the prettiest Brittanys I've ever seen. Can't wait, hurry up new litters.
Submitted by: Gary Butts on Nov 28, 2011I got a started female from Ed's bloodlines a couple of years ago, and have been well pleased. She handles very easily, and hunts like a machine. Thanks Ed for a great hunting partner.
Submitted by: Lisa on Nov 28, 2011My little girl may never hunt, but I can already tell she is going to be a great pet and companion. Super smart, and so cute and funny. She already knows her name, and the commands to come and sit. I never knew a Brittany could be so sweet, but I know that's due to Mr. Ed and his sweet wife, Donnie. Thanks for my new baby!
Submitted by: C. Pearson on Nov 28, 2011After doing months of research and speaking with many hunters concerning a good Brittany I was directed towards Mr. Ed Bullard. I called Ed and after talking with him I knew that he had exactly what I was wanting.
Ed's knowledge is unbelievable and his dogs are the best.
Submitted by: Susan & Jim Maerz on Oct 14, 2011While returning from vacation,we stopped by to meet Mr. Ed and his dogs. We are on a waiting list for a puppy and can't wait. We are buying another Brittany as a companion to our 5 year old Murphy. All of Mr. Ed's dogs are beautiful and well taken care of. The kennels are spacious and clean and all of the dogs are very well cared for. After speaking with Mr. Ed for 5 minutes, you know how much he loves his dogs. He welcomed us inside his home to meet his little Tink who is absolutely adorable. We were there for almost 2 hours and enjoyed every second of chatting with Mr. Ed. While we don't have our pup yet, I have no doubt that he will be an outstanding companion. We are looking forward to making the trip back up from Florida to pick up the puppy. We highly recommend purchasing your Brittany puppy from Mr. Ed.
Submitted by: Paul Cerny on Oct 03, 2011We got our Brittany pup at 8 weeks old from the Bullards, drove there from Georgia to get her. Because of our long drive there and back, we weren't able to linger nearly as long as I'd have liked, but the kennels looked good, dogs well cared for. We were very happy getting her from Ed and have not been disappointed (hard to go wrong with a brittany puppy, after all) - we're looking forward to watching her develop given her good blood lines - I agree with the other testimonials, and would recommend Ed - hope to take him up on his kind offer to do some hunting one day as my dog and kids get old enough...Thanks Ed!
Submitted by: Glen Morris on Sep 04, 2011i purchased two pups from mr.bullard . thses are some of the best bird dogs i have seen. i spent most of the day riding around mr.bullards propertyand looking at his dogs. i can say that i will only purchase bird dogs from austin creeck farms from now on. this season im looking forward to doing alot of bird hunting with mr.bullard
Submitted by: Mark Payne on Aug 28, 2011Just bought my second pup from Ed and already starting to work her. Lucy shows good promise we are working on whoa and here when she is called my her name and retreives. She has done very well on these,so monday we start on bird wings and points.If anyone is wanting a brittany give Ed a call he has a wonderful blood line and loves his dogs. I have two and one is already a tested hunter and Lucy at 8 weeks old is on her way also. Ed is always there if you have question and what I like is he loves for them to come over and do a quail hunt when you have them ready to shoot over. Thanks Ed and we will see you this winter for a quail. Mark,Gus and Lucy..........
Submitted by: Wesley McLellan on Aug 28, 2011I got my puppy from Mr. Bullard at the beginning of August and the whole experience was a breeze. Mr. Bullard and his family treated me as if I was their own and they are the definition of southern hospitality! He has great looking kennels and dogs that are very well taken care of and loved. When I got my puppy home the vet could not believe how well socialized and healthy the pup was. Remmy is a very loving and well mannered puppy and everyone that sees him loves him! I would recommend Austin Creek Farms to anyone that wants a great dog and experience!
Submitted by: Kevin Holland on Aug 14, 2011Just recently bought a Brittany pup from Mr. Bullard named Dixie. Along with the excellent bloodlines the 9 wk old pup has a head full of sense. She was pointing a bird toy at 8 wks. Mr. Bullard and his wife are very nice people to deal with. Their kennel is very well kept and organized. You can't go wrong with buying a dog from these people.
Submitted by: Gina Osborne on Jul 26, 2011My family and I picked up our new Brittany puppy last Friday afternoon from the Bullard's. We already had a three year old Brittany male and brought him along with us to pick up the puppy. The Bullard's welcomed us as one of their family. The kennel was well kept and clean. Mr. Bullard showed us all of his Brittany's and he knew all of them very well. It felt as if he had a connection with each of them. We had an excellent experience getting our new puppy. Luke our oldest Brittany has taken very well to ,Lola our new addition. She is very intelligent and has played very well with the whole family. Thank You Austin Creek Kennels for making us feel so welcome and breeding such a superb Brittany Spaniel.
Submitted by: Ben Hughes on Jun 16, 2011We got our dog from Mr. Bullard last July.And when we came to pick out our puppy Mr. Bullard treated us as if we were family, he is a very nice man.Our puppy is the smartest puppy i have ever seen we didn't have to teach him anything about hunting it was all natural to him.He is also very sweet and loving but loves nothing more than to go hunting.
I would definitely recommend Austin creek farms.
Submitted by: Pete Yelverton on Jun 12, 2011I recently got a puppy from Mr. Ed. I was very pleased with the puppy. She rode in the truck for over 4 hours to my home and she didn't even get sick. She was so sweet. Mr. and Mrs. Bullard were very kind to us and showed us all around their farm. We have enjoyed our "Lexie" so much. She has fit right in with our other dogs. She thinks she is grown. All our other dogs let her treat them just any way she wants to. Lexie is our queen. She will surely be a great bird dog real soon.
Submitted by: Ronnie Roland on May 09, 2011I purchased two pups from Mr. Ed this past winter. I waited until they were old enough to do a little field work until I placed a testimonial on this site. Both dogs are very smart and biddable. They are perhaps the best gundog prospects I have had in several years. Both are extremely birdy, and are surely not scared of thick cover! I would highly recommend Mr. Ed to anyone wanting a quality gundog. Mr. Ed will treat you right!! Ronnie Roland
Submitted by: Ronnie Roland on May 03, 2011I purchased 2 Brittany puppies from Mr. Bullard this past winter. I waited to put this testimonial on here until I knew for sure that they were gun dog material. Both pups are extremely birdy and very biddiable. I would recommend Mr. Bullard to anyone who is looking for a Brittany for a companion or most importantly for the bird hunter. He is truly a gentleman and will treat you right.
Thank you Mr. Ed!
Submitted by: Bonnie Bassett on Apr 22, 2011We purchased Rusty for a family pet from Mr Bullard in October of '09. He is a perfect specimen-healthy and strong. He was pointing before he was a year old. I would definitely recommend Mr Bullard to anyone who would like to have a Brittany.
Submitted by: Keith Layton on Apr 20, 2011I picked up a great little pup a couple of weeks ago from Ed Bullard. This pup is very social, spunky and is growing nicely. Ed was knowledgeable, friendly and very gracious with his time. Ed took the time to show me his kennel and the dam and sire of this pup. I can already see their mannerisms in this pup. Ed answered all my questions and remains a great resource as this pup grows and develops.
Submitted by: Chris & Kathryn White on Apr 06, 2011We got our sweet Lucy from Mr. Bullard last May. She's a white & orange Brittany and she is just beautiful! We purchased Lucy as a family pet for our two young daughters and although Lucy can be quite energetic and rambunctious at times, she has settled nicely into our family. We researched quite a bit before purchasing a Brittany and saw so many positive reviews of Austin Creek Farms that we drove 4 hours from Madison, MS just to get one of Mr. Bullard's puppies. I just can't say enough about Mr. Bullard. He was the epitome of someone you want to work with when buying a puppy. He's very knowledgeable and very kind as well.
I would highly recommend Austin Creek Farms to anyone looking to buy a Brittany.
Submitted by: Carla Rhodes on Apr 05, 2011We drove approximately 3 and one-half hours to purchase our 6-week old female Brittany from Mr. Ed and his wife. All of their dogs were beautiful. You could tell their dogs are all loved and very well taken care of. His kennels were immaculate and so well maintained. We are so pleased with our selection and after one week and three days cannot imagine our lives with our little "Maggie." She is very smart and just adapting to her new surroundings so easily. Thank you both for providing us with a beautiful, healthy puppy. We couldn't be more pleased. Also, thank you for inviting us in to your home to see "Tink" and also for answering all of our questions--since this is our first Brittany--but most likely won't be our last!
Jimmy, Carla and Zack Rhodes
Submitted by: Randy Clement on Mar 28, 2011Ed, I just want to update you on how Ginger is doing. I have to say that she is probably the most alert, eager hunter I've ever owned. While we weren't able to get out hunting as much as I had hoped this past season, what hunting we did proved her abilities to me. This past year I mostly used Ginger for duck hunting even though I know she isn't bred for that. It took a little doing but I had her hitting the water and bringing in ducks on her first hunt. The only problem I've had with her was that she wants to retrieve the decoys as I throw them out. She is a natural hunter and seems to never stop hunting. In the backyard at home, she is constantly hunting and capturing lizards, squirrels, wasps, box turtles, birds, flies, dragonflies and anything else that flies, walks or crawls. Disposition wise, she is a very affectionate dog, not at all shy around strangers or other dogs, and very entertaining to watch. She has a very high energy level and is a bit on the hyperactive side so, we have to watch her around small children as she plays a bit too rough for them.
All in all, my wife and I are very pleased with her. She is everything you said she would be. You were a pleasure to do business with and I would highly recommend you to anyone wanting a Brittany.
Submitted by: Craig and Lauren on Mar 27, 2011My husband and I don't even have our puppy yet, but Ed has been nothing short of fantastic leading up to our experience. We first called him to inquire about availability, and he was unbelievably kind and accommodating. He told us to call back anytime, and he meant it! Our (future) puppy was born two weeks ago, and he has allowed us to come out and meet her and get pictures of her while she is just two weeks old. It was a special experience that we'll never forget! Ed is the very epitome of a gentleman. We would recommend doing business with him to anyone we know. We look forward to getting our puppy around Easter and to keeping him updated on her life, because it is evident that he is as passionate about these puppies as we are!
Submitted by: Bob and Kate Hoehl on Feb 19, 2011Thank you Ed Bullard for introducing us to the newest member of our family; you are the consummate Southern Gentleman.
We purchased a male orange and white puppy, his name is now Baxter, from Ed Bullard, Austin Creek Farms Brittanys. He is a beautiful dog, and we are proud to have him.
Anyone interested in obtaining a Brittany, I strongly recommend that you contact Ed. His kennels are pristine and his breeding dogs are beautiful. He is a pleasure to deal with as he is a real gentleman.
He and his wife invited us into their and home and treated us as though we had been lifelong friends. I am honored to say that my Brit pub came from the finest kennel I've ever seen.
Thank you Ed for providing us with such q great dog.
Submitted by: Sid Fondren on Feb 12, 2011My daughter and I drove a little over 3 hours from our home in Starkville Mississippi to buy a puppy from Mr. Ed. I had heard nothing but great things about Ed and his dogs and saw all the great things others had to say about him on the web site. I have bird hunted all my life and had always used pointers in the past. This was the first Brittany to become part of our family and a wonderful choice it was when we picked a Brittany from Mr. Ed Bullard. I will never go back to a pointer again. This Brittany we named Rebekah's Charlie Boy has been an absolutely wonderful pet for my 14 year old daughter and a wonderful hunting dog. Brittany Spaniels hunting range is closer than the pointers I was use to and that is what I like most about this dog. He still hunts wide enough to find birds, but he never gets out of sight. The training of this dog was and still is the easiest I have ever experienced with any dog I have ever owned. He is a very lovable dog and I take him out most every day for a run in the country woods and pasture land behind our house. I can guarantee any one that you would not go wrong to get a dog from Mr. Bullard and they are well worth the dollars spent. Every thing Mr. Bullard told me about the dog on the phone before I made the trip was absolutely true and I would not hesitate to go back to him in the future if I decide to get another Brittany. THANKS Mr. Ed for making myself and my daughter such happy dog owners with our new puppy. We may very well be looking for a 2nd in the near future.
Submitted by: Mitze Bender on Feb 09, 2011My dad wanted me to give an update on the puppy we purchased from Mr. Bullard back in December.
My dad decided to put out some tame birds to observe the puppy's interest and hunting ability.
My father has been a quail hunter for more than 50 years. He was comparing the puppy to some of his most outstanding dogs and how they hunted at this age.
At nearly 17 weeks, this little pistol was tracking birds that had moved, plowing through thick woods and staying after it until he found all three birds.
"He's a top prospect for a gun dog," he said.
It's my understanding a litter from this same line is due!
Submitted by: Amy Butler on Feb 08, 2011I just brought home my sweet boy from Austin Farms yesterday. Mr. Bullard was wonderful. He was so helpful with any questions that I had. This is my first experience with a Brittany at it is wonderful. My pup is on 7 weeks old and is already pointing. I highly recommend Mr. Bullard and his Britt's. In fact, my parents are getting a female from his next litter. Thank you for allowing me to get this beautiful puppy from you. I couldn't be more pleased!
Submitted by: Cassidy Sawallis on Feb 03, 2011Few words that describe Mr. Ed "Good ole Southern boy". It all started when I came across his ad on gundogbreeders.com. I sent him an email asking if he had any puppies, and sure enough he gave me a call within an hour later! I was so impressed. I have had to wait several days for some breeders to even email me back! I talked to Mr. Ed, for a good 30minutes talking about his brittanys. Just from the sound of everything, he knew what he was talking about! He answered every one of my questions without any hesitation. After talking to him, I knew I had to get a brittany! My husband and I went up to Mr. Ed's home and we were so impressed on how great his dogs are and how clean he keeps his kennels! Him and his wife are such friendly southern people! They invited us into their home and we talked for a good hour. Turns out Mr. Ed, me and my husband have the same interests! Cattle, Quarter horses and bird dogs. My husband and I are soo pleased with our brittany pup. We named him "levi". He has such a good tempermant. If your considering a brittany pup, don't waste your time on emailing and calling other brittany breeders, give Mr. Ed Bullard a call!
Submitted by: Cassidy Sawallis on Feb 03, 2011Few words that describe Mr. Ed "Good ole Southern boy". It all started when I came across his ad on gundogbreeders.com. I sent him an email asking if he had any puppies, and sure enough he gave me a call within an hour later! I was so impressed. I have had to wait several days for some breeders to even email me back! I talked to Mr. Ed, for a good 30minutes talking about his brittanys. Just from the sound of everything, he knew what he was talking about! He answered every one of my questions without any hesitation. After talking to him, I knew I had to get a brittany! My husband and I went up to Mr. Ed's home and we were so impressed on how great his dogs are and how clean he keeps his kennels! Him and his wife are such friendly southern people! They invited us into their home and we talked for a good hour. Turns out Mr. Ed, me and my husband have the same interests! Cattle, Quarter horses and bird dogs. My husband and I are soo pleased with our brittany pup. We named him "levi". He has such a good tempermant. If your considering a brittany pup, don't waste your time on emailing and calling other brittany breeders, give Mr. Ed Bullard a call!
Submitted by: Christy Lee on Jan 31, 2011My name is Christy Lee and I have to say Mr. Bullard and his wife raise some of the best looking American Brittany's I have ever seen. Really no lie! Their conformation, coats, structure, working ability, drive and mostly--great temperaments are some of the best I have ever seen in Brittany's. I raise English Setters and have always love the Setter but now that I have found someone who truly cares for his dogs in the way I do, I have found the right breeder to buy a Brittany from when the time comes, as well as a wonderful christian family to enjoy a day of quail hunting. Mr. Bullard and his wife welcomed me and my fiance Chris on their farm with genuine southern hospitality. We spent a whole day hunting, enjoying one of the most beautiful northern Alabama farms I have even seen. Sat down for a late lunch as we laughed and was in good company all day long. Mr. Bullard thank you for a wonderful weekend and tell your wife we will see ya'll soon! CAN'T WAIT TO KILL ME SOME MORE BIRDS.Give Tink a hug from us!
Submitted by: Julian and Karen Nealy on Jan 31, 2011"Bonnie" is our third Brittany in 24 years, all females, and all have been combination family pet/bird dog, but she is the first from Ed Bullard. She always had great bird-sense, and she is already at 15 mos. old the best bird dog of 5 on our farm. She does, however, as Ed would say, "have Bullard blood" -- translation: she is strong-willed and Alpha-with-a-capital-A, as well as high-energy, strong and fast. So she was a bit of a challenge to obedience-train when she was a puppy. However, she was so adorable, and so smart, and ultimately so affectionate, that we persevered, and she has now matured and mellowed into a wonderful pet AS WELL AS a great bird dog. She sleeps in the bed with us (along with our 8-yr-old Brittany, Lady) and she "snuggles" on command! She is super-healthy, and we are extremely blessed to have our "Bon-Bon". Ed sure knows how to pick the bloodlines, and he makes the whole process of getting one of his dogs a pleasure and a family adventure. We highly recommend Ed Bullard and the Brittanys he raises!
Submitted by: Rick Davis on Jan 21, 2011I've hunted with Ed several times. Talk about one great guy with a bunch of great dogs.
Submitted by: Janet Allen on Jan 14, 2011My husband I are the parents of three active boys. Our two oldest sons already have Brittany Spaniels that are 3 years old. When our youngest son, age 7, wrote his letter to Santa this year the first thing he listed was a puppy. The thought of adding another pet to our family wasn’t exactly what my husband and I had in mind, but decided that it would only be fair that Santa bring us another Brittany. My husband searched diligently online for weeks in hopes of finding a puppy to join our family. We found Ed’s website and he and my husband began corresponding about Christmas time availability. Ed was able to accommodate us and we drove up the day after Christmas to fulfill our youngest sons Christmas wish. Ed and his wife, Donnie, couldn’t have made us feel more welcome! They graciously invited us into their home on a cold and snowy Sunday afternoon and introduced us to who we now call Bobo. This experience couldn’t have been more pleasant! It was so evident that Ed and Donnie truly have a love for Brittanys.
Once again a very special thank you to The Bullards for making this Santa wish come true! If anyone has a desire to own a Brittany, we highly recommend that you contact Ed Bullard.
Submitted by: Will Joslin on Jan 13, 2011My new pup just came home this week and I can't wait for him to be big enough to take out into the fields. Mr. Bullard really went above and beyond in taking care of my pup before I picked him up and has been a trove of helpful information. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to my friends and family
Submitted by: Andrew Talley on Jan 12, 2011I had the priviledge to hunt with Ed and his Brittneys, and I do mean priviledge. It was wonderful. His dogs are spectacular. They never missed a bird. Their points were soild and they would go a mile to bring the bird back to you. If I could afford to, I would buy every dog Ed has. He is a superb breeder as well as a wonderful person to be around.
Submitted by: Braxton Vincent on Jan 11, 2011I recently visited Austin Creek Farms with the intentions of purchasing a puppy from a future litter in the Spring for my daughter. Mr. Bullard is running a first class kennel. I enjoyed the time I spent with him as he took his time to tour me through his facilities. Ed is a genuine person who will answer your questions with real answers and not just tell you what you want to hear.
The kennels were clean and well kept. The Austin Creek Farms breeding stock are very social, interactive and energetic. My 19 month grandson was with me and had a big time playing with the dogs. "Tink" was very well mannered and didn't bring fear to him at all.
I have visited and/or contacted other kennels around the south and I am very glad that the quality pups at Austin Creek is less than an hour drive from my home. I believe Ed's Brittany's will suit my needs for a pup which my daughter and I will train for hunting. We are excited about our new pup this spring.
Submitted by: Lee Carter on Jan 05, 2011Santa got my son a Brittany puppy for Christmas because that is exactly what he wanted. Thankfully Santa and Mr. Ed ( as my 8 year old son calls Mr. Bullard) loved the puppy so much that he cared for him and took care of him for Santa until New Year's eve 2010. That is when the family packed up and went to North Alabama to visit the Bullards. They are some of the sweetest people on Earth. Mr. Ed showed us around the entire farm and all the dogs and love he has for them. He and his wife welcomed us into their home for some Southern hospitality as well. He gave us papers, shot records and all with a great big smile and a hug for my son and 6 month old daughter. It was a great trip and we can't say enough about the Bullards and the beautiful Brits that he raises and loves himself. Can't wait to introduce him to his first quail birds this week. Thanks again Mr Ed. Ford says Hello.
Submitted by: Jason on Jan 05, 2011I can not say enough about how pleased we are with our experiene with Mr. Bullard. He is such a kind man! We had just lost our family pet, which devistated our two daughters. I took my youngest daughter to visit Mr. Bullard's farm, and came home with the newest member of our family. Our new dog is such a joy. She has a great personality and is already spoiled rotten. I haven't had the opportunity to hunt with her yet, but I am looking forward to a trip very soon with Mr. Bullard. If you want to be treated like family, and get a GREAT dog, Mr. Bullard's farm is the place to go.
Submitted by: Ginny Webb on Jan 04, 2011We picked up Belle for our children last Christmas(2009). She is a sweet and smart dog. Ed takes great care of all of his dogs and puppies. He is very proud of every single puppy that he raises and he should be! Belle is smart and is always hunting. She is beautiful and has settled in to her life as our family dog with great ease.
We were not able to pick Belle up until Christmas Eve and Ed was kind enough to take care of her for a couple of extra weeks. He and his wife did a great job of spoiling her and loving her until we were able to pick her up. They really went out of their way to help us out and it made the best Christmas ever.
Belle plays great with the kids and loves to run and take hikes. She also knows when it is time to get on her bed and sleep. Great dog! Thanks
Submitted by: Mitze Bender on Dec 30, 2010I visited Mr. Bullard's house to purchase a Brittany puppy for my father. My dad has been quail hunting since he was 14 years old, so he has lots of knowledge about hunting dogs. He was very pleased with the puppy. "He's even prettier than I expected." The puppy was clean, healthy, alert and energetic. He took to us quickly, and we are really enjoying him. Mr. Bullard spent a great bit of time with me, showing me photos of the puppy's mother, father, grandfather, etc.
He and Mrs. Bullard were two of the kindest, sweetest folks I've met! I hope to deal with them again in the future!
Submitted by: Bob Moon on Dec 29, 2010Talked with Ed back in November about getting a pup I ask him a lot of questions and he gave me a lot of good answers along with some good advise. Explained to him what i wanted and on Dec. 23 he really came through with a good looking orange and white pup. I am very happy with my experience with Ed and would highly recommend Austin Creek Farms to anyone. Thanks Again Ed.
Submitted by: McKenna Hicks on Dec 27, 2010I have already written a testimonial about my first trip out to see the Bullards but I had such an amazing experience with them when I picked up my puppy, I wanted to make a point to write another one. Mr. and Mrs. Bullard are two of the nicest and most trustworthy people I have ever met. We went to pick up Scout on the 23rd and I could not have been more pleased. All of the puppies were so cute and well taken care of. Just watching how the Bullards handle the dogs you can see how much each and every one of them mean to them. We haven't even had our puppy a week and he is already listening to us and getting smarter and smarter everyday. I am so crazy about him!! I want to thank the Bullards for being so sweet and helping us have the best Christmas yet with our new little buddy, Scout!
Submitted by: David Patterson on Dec 13, 2010A great day with Ed. I had a chance to spend a morning with Ed, my 20 month old Brittany, Dan and Lucky Strike. I got both dog s from Ed last year. Dan was to be a project for my dad and I. Dad had one season with us. I know he looked down with a big smile as Dan showed his stuff last Thursday. He retrieved to hand and was retruning with a bird in his mouth and locked on point on another bird. I knew Lucky would have a good day but Dan really showed out. I am not sure who was more tickled with nthe performance, me or Ed. Thanks Ed for some great dogs and a great hunt.
Submitted by: mckenna on Dec 10, 2010If you are looking into buying a Brittany, Mr. Bullard is the man to go through. I went out to see him and his dogs and he couldn't have been more welcoming! Mr. Bullard is such a sweet and honest man and he knows all there is to know about Brittanys'. His dogs are all beautiful and well trained. If you are looking for a wonderful dog for a very reasonable price, please go through Mr. Bullard... you will not be disappointed!
Submitted by: Dave Whalen and daughter Katie on Dec 07, 2010What a nice couple Ed and his wife are. My daughter and I got up at 4am to drive to his place, day got cold. His first questions to us was were we warm enough or did we need a coat? Now we are dumb Floridians and were not ready for the cold that blew in on this day. Ed took painstaking time to share and show my daughter and myself the wonders of his dogs and they truly are wonders! His wife gave freely of her Sunday afternoon to my daughter and we have clearly found some new friends in Northern Alabama! We went on to a second breeder who impressed me as a poorly run puppy mill! Had all kinds of pups about every breed you could think of. Turned out he had Brittany's too but I didn't think he did before we got there. Bet if we asked to see coyote pups he'ld have had them too---well maybe not. While I felt bad for those mill pups I was glad my daughter got to see the difference between kind and serious dog lovers like Ed and his wife and the less desireable type, the other breeder, who might just as well be raising chickens as bird dogs. I am certain we will be contacting Ed in the near future to arrange a reservation for my daughters pup. He and his wifes kindness, sincerety and committment to his dogs and customers are beyond words.
Submitted by: Bob Moon on Nov 21, 2010When I made the decision that a Brittany was the dog for me I stared a search for the best Brittany kennel I cound find. After talking to several Brittany owners I narrowed my search down to three kennels. One of those kennels was Austin Creek Farms owned by Mr. Ed Bullard. I was impressed with my first phone conversation with Ed but my visit to his kennel was a very unique. I had not spoke with anyone with Ed's knowledge of his dogs and their hunting abilities. Looking foward to getting one of Ed's puppies and someday doing some hunting with Ed and my dog.
Submitted by: Will Joslin on Oct 19, 2010Mr. Bullard is a true Southern gentleman that clearly knows his stuff. This is my first Brittany and he was very helpful in walking me through the process. I had a check written to reserve a pup before I was even off the phone with him. Can't wait to pick my new hunting partner up
Submitted by: Stacey Box on Oct 17, 2010I bought a Brittany from Mr. Bullard's Austin Creek Farms 2 years ago and he has turned into a wonderful family pet. I traveled to Mr. Bullard's home with my 2 year old son and we had a wonderful time chatting and looking over Mr. Bullard's dogs. He was more than helpful and seemed like an old friend. I can see his love for his dogs and how he treats them as part of his family. I haven't had the opportunity to hunt our Brittany but I can see the drive and instinct that is naturally there when we go to the woods. He has a wonderful temperament and is great with my 3 year old son. I would highly recommended Mr. Bullard if you are looking for a reputable Brittany man...Thank you Mr. Bullard.
Submitted by: Keith Miller on Sep 20, 2010This summer I started looking at getting back into quail hunting. My hunt for a good bird dog ultimately led me to Mr Bullard, who I quickly found out was the local resident expert on Brittanys and quail hunting. After some very good discussions through email and over the phone, Mr Bullard invited my family over to his farm to see his dogs. During the time I was there, Mr Bullard and Miss Donnie probably answered over 100 questions we had about the dogs and using them to hunt. In the end, we bought a puppy through Mr Bullard. I also obtained an older male that was born on Mr Bullard's farm. We are very satisfied with what we have and we are looking forward to hunting them this fall.
I learned through reading and several reputable sources that genetics are about 95% the determining factor of whether or not a puppy will emerge as a good bird dog. IF you are looking for this quality and the expertise to back it up, you would be making a mistake if you went any other place than Mr. Bullards.
Submitted by: Margie Voltz on Aug 25, 2010My husband, two children and I have never had a dog before as a family and began exploring the idea of taking own this special responsibility. I confess I was not very excited about taking on "another mouth to feed" and "body to wash", etc. However, my husband did his homework and got in touch with Mr. Ed.
The Bullards agreed to have us visit their dogs and have a conversation about how a brittany might fit into our little family.
After what might have been an anxious visit, we all felt connected with several of their dogs, felt very much at home, and left quite informed about what our life with a dog would mean. Mr. and Mrs. Bullard were honest, upfront, but very warm. We have decided we want a dog----but now my kids are sure it must come from Mr. Ed!! Thanks to you both so much! (Thank Tink too!)
Submitted by: Donny Burge on Aug 17, 2010I wrote Ed an email asking for advice with a skiddish dog I bought from a different breeder about three weeks ago. Gracy is a three year old female that i bought from a preserve in Mississippi. She worked very well when i went to check her out but i have had nothing but trouble getting her to do anything since i brought her home.( she would not come to me or my kids)
I guess Ed could tell how frustrated i was as his email reply was to simply call him. We spoke for over thirty minutes about the dog and the situation. He gave me some piece of mind as he offered one of his trained dogs to me in case this dog did not come around. Ed was more than happy to be my sounding board as i vented my frustration over my new dog. His advice was to start killing training birds over the dog as quick as possible as this dog has done nothing its entire life except work to make a living and that the family atmosphere i threw her into was basically a shell shock. I was reluctant at first as the dog will not listen or do anything in the yard why would she do anything in the field.
Well it turns out he was right.
I put out a single training bird for her this morning and put her on a 30' check chord. As soon as i loaded the shotgun this dog went from aggrevation to all business! She did it all, pointed, held, flushed the bird on command, and retrieved the bird to hand. She loaded in the truck on command and is currently taking a nap under my feet.
I called Ed as soon as i got back in and he was as excited for me as I was. I am currently planning a trip this fall to his place to hunt and to pick out a puppy to breed Gracy.
I can tell you that Ed will Give you his time to help you any way he can even if you have not purchased a dog from him.
Submitted by: Matt Clegg on Aug 14, 2010Our family has really enjoyed Lucy since we picked her up from Mr. Bullard in late May. She is a gorgeous liver and white female. She is now 4 months old and the whole family loves her. She has enjoyed going to the farm and just being a pet, too. She has a lot of natural instinct and I am looking forward to cooler weather to really begin working her. I can't say enough good things about Mr. Bullard and how nice he is. Go see him if you want a great Brittany.
Submitted by: Blake Jones on Jul 18, 2010I recently purchased a brittany spaniel from Mr. Bullard and I could not be more pleased. My roommate bought a dog from austin creek farms about two years ago, and he has been on of the best dogs I have ever been around. This lead me right back to Mr. Bullard when I wanted a dog of my own. Boomer is now eight weeks old and growing like a weed. He is extremely energetic and very healthy. Mr. Bullard and his wife produce some of the best brittany spaniels you can find. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a dog.
Submitted by: Sam Hathcock on Jun 27, 2010I had learned about Ed Bullard thru several new quail hunting buddies and contacted him in Dec 09.After talking with Ed several times about the type dog I wanted/what I want from the dog...I soon sent a deposit for my first Britt(the most impressive recommendation was from my vet..who also has some of Ed's dogs...how can you get a better recommendation than that!)Also...Ed was VERY patient and informative to help my lack of knowledge acquiring my first hunting dog/companion! "Bella" is now approaching 11 wks..she has been pointing wings since 8 wks..has been consistently responding to the "here" command since 10 wks...yesterday I noticed something had her attention in the yard..then she pointed??..I went over and noticed a bird feather ;)!!...She is a very sociable pup also and can not give Ed enough praise...I am already planning on Britt #2 next spring!!!...Quail season will not get here soon enough....Thank you Ed !!
Submitted by: Jim Brindley on Jun 12, 2010In my 4 month search for a dual purpose gun dog, I decided upon a Brittney from Austin Creek Farms. Being a game bird hunter for most of my 48 years, I had specific requirements in mind as to the type of dog I wanted. I had previously owned GSPs as well as other big hard running pointers but wanted a smaller close hunting companion. My research took me down the trail to Ed Bullard and his Brittney’s. Ed has a wealth of knowledge on the Brit as a breed and absolutely one of the best hunting / retrieving blood lines you will find. Ed treats you like family from the very first call. My choice was a liver and white male we affectionately named Cooper. On 5/29/10, I met Mr. Bullard face to face when I picked up Cooper. I purposely waited to write this testimonial because being analytical by nature and trade; I wanted to work with Cooper first to make sure that I had made a wise choice. I am impressed by this pup and his intelligence, inquisitive nature, and ability to learn quickly. Cooper is pointing and holding point at 7 weeks old! The more I work with him the more excited that I get about the upcoming quail season. I would recommend Austin Creek Kennels without hesitation. My future plans are to do business once again with Mr. Bullard for a girl friend for Cooper. Thx Ed for your fellowship and willingness to answer my many questions, you are a true Southern Gentleman.
Submitted by: tina kiker on May 06, 2010My Brit is not one of Mr. Bullard's. I got his name from someone else and contacted him for advice about handling our..."special"...Brittany named Husker.
Going in to details about Husker here could take all day, and I won't bore you with those details, but Mr. Bullard listened to me carefully and offered advice and caring words of encouragement. Some of it reinforced what our trainer had already told us, and some of it was new and different. He even offered to take Husker for a week to work with him (and offered to let us come and visit his place anytime we wanted to). I've started applying that advice, and already can tell I'm on the right track (our trainer will be pleased).
Mr. Bullard is a true Southern Gentlemen and such a delight to talk to. He truly cares about this breed and is dedicated to offering the best dogs possible. If I were in the market for another Brittany pup, I wouldn't hesitate to contact Ed Bullard first!
Submitted by: Mike Newman on Mar 14, 2010A few weeks ago we made a trip from western Arkansas back to see Ed & Donnie. My “Shelby Girl” was 19 months old and I wanted the opportunity to hunt with Ed and his dogs before time ran out this hunting season. What a time we had! Ed ran “Chief” and “Banjo” which are Shelby’s Granddad & Dad. I am pleased to say my young dog held her own pretty well and I believe Ed was tickled with her preformance too. When Ed Bullard tells you his dogs will hunt…..well it’s just the plain old truth. Thanks again Ed.
Submitted by: Arthur Moore DVM on Feb 03, 2010Mr Ed Bullard produces some of the nicest brittanys I've see. I have been exposed to 4 of them and all have the instincts you want to see in a good hunting dog. My dog Rosie is on the small side,22 Lbs, and a ball of energy. She does it all, points, backs and retrieves. Last year at 1 1/2 yrs old she retrieved most of the over 100 wild birds harvested on a trip to Texas and again this year she excelled in all phases of the hunt. She is a great pet for me and my wife and grand-children.
Submitted by: Jake Roper on Jan 31, 2010My wife and I bought a Brittany from Ed back in June of 2009 and we absolutely love him. Whether you're looking for a hunting dog, a family pet, or both, you need to stop looking and call Ed. Jasper has been a great dog and there's no doubt we made the right choice. He was very easy to train and his instincts are better than full grown dogs that he's hunted with. As you can see from all of the other testimonials, Mr. Bullard is easy to work with and will treat you like family from the first time you talk with him. He always answered all of our questions and met our personal needs. He's even answering my questions months later. You can't go wrong with Austin Creek Farms. If Ed doesn't have any puppies right now then wait, I guarantee it will be worth it. To see pictures and video visit these two links:
Submitted by: Ben Rutherford on Jan 22, 2010It was a pleasure to deal with Mr. Bullard. We bought a male Brittany named Otis the day after Thanksgiving 2009. We traveled from Cherryville NC
to pick up Otis, and the whole trip was very enjoyable. Otis seems to be very smart and is already housebroken, at least 95% at this time. I think he will make a good hunting companion and a best buddy in the years to come. He is a very handsome dog also. Thank You very much Mr. Bullard
Submitted by: Phil Inman on Dec 27, 2009In 2007, on Feb.26 a puppy was born. He was named Buster and after a short time he move to New Bern, N.C. He joined the family of Inman's and there is where he will stay until. Buster is approaching 3 year old and has turned out to be a lap dog for me and my wife, but you know we got into wild birds and released birds Satuday 12-26-2006 and he did his job for his master with gleam in his eyes. He managed to point 20 birds, he is backing his pardner Dixie and she him. I could not have found a better dog. Ed, I am still looking a Black/white female, call me when you get one. I wrote the first testimonial and I would write a thousand more if I needed to but all who deals with Mr. Ed Bullard findes he is a very good person and has a good blood line of dogs. He has to many people talking about him. In a good way. Thanks Ed.
Submitted by: David Patterson on Dec 14, 2009My wife and I had the opportunity to see Ed and Mrs. Donnie last week. I had a chance to tell Ed about Lucky. I purchased Lucky from Ed a short time ago. Lucky is at least everything Ed told me he would be. Lucky does it all. I think he may be the best dog ever on downed birds. He points, backs and retrives. He is great with the pup my dad and I got a couple of weeks before I got Lucky. Lucky has bevome my best buddy, too. Sorry Ed, you'll have to settle for a lower status. You can't go wrong with an Austin Creek Brittany!
Submitted by: Donny on Dec 11, 2009I recently purchased a puppy from Mr. Bullard and this is the second dog I have bought from Mr. Bullard. I have been very pleased with both dogs. The first dog was already trained and doing great. Recently I bought a puppy and it is very healthy and energetic. I would recommend Mr. Bullard's Brittanys to anyone.
Submitted by: Jared Snider on Dec 11, 2009I got a very good reference for Mr. Bullard and was very fortunate that he had a couple of L/W males available at just the right time. I was thoroughly impressed with Mr. Bullard from our conversations over the phone. I was sold on his dogs, but I was even more sold on Mr. Bullard, as with each conversation he was very helpful and I felt like I'd known him for years. I picked my puppy Doc up on 12/5/09 and my Wife and I are just having a ball with him. I'm confident he will make a great pet and great hunter. In a couple of years when I'm ready for another britt, you can bet I'll get her from Ed Bullard.
Submitted by: spanky connelly on Dec 03, 2009i have hunted quail and pheseant for most of my life. i have been lucky to have owned brittany spaniels from the start.i decided this year to look for a completed dog for my father who is in the beginning stages of alzheimers(sp). i contacted mr bullard. from our very first conversation on the phone i felt as if ive known ed forever. i decided to make the six hour drive up from mobile and it was well worth it. not only was ed"s dog (ace)top notch he and his friends allowed us to hunt with them. so,a lifelong friendship has developed because of a dog. so,if you need a brittany,mr ed is your man< and if he is out at the time wait>>>his dogs are worth the wait....mike 9spanky)connelly
Submitted by: Hempstead Family on Nov 29, 2009Mr. Bullard's kennel is a first rate operation, and he is a first rate southern gentleman. We picked up our orange and white Brittany on Thanksgiving and "Trooper" has been an absolute joy. Trooper has personality and is smart too. In only four days Trooper has already "gone to the door" to let us know he needs to go potty. Of course he's not 100% house trained yet, but we're sure it will not take long with this smart little guy. I would recommend Mr. Bullard and Austin Creek Farms as a breeder to anyone. He loves his dogs and loves "his hobby", and that shines through in his pups. Thank you Mr. Bullard!
Submitted by: Jessica Shavers on Oct 30, 2009We purchased a male, orange and white Brittany from Mr. Bullard in September. Gunner is the smartest dog I've ever seen, not mention absolutely beautiful. He is already a precious member of our family. Thank you Mr. Bullard!
Submitted by: David Wilson on Oct 18, 2009My son and I were shopping for a bird dog in 2007 and after visiting several breeders and kennels, were so impressed with the quality of Ed's dogs and his kennels, that we bought one of his Brittany pups. Our dog General Lee has been a fantastic dog. General was the stand-out in both of his obedience training classes and has proven to be one of the most easy to train dogs I have ever had. A true credit to his breed and the quality of his lineage. We put General with Ed's friend and professional trainer Tim Frazier for 3 months to get him started and he's done great. We had the pleasure of going on a hunt with Ed and Tim and several of Ed's dogs for General's first hunt. He performed very well and it was truly a treat to watch our young dog in action with the other veteran dogs. General is now 2.5 years and is a fantastic family dog, is bird crazy, very well mannered and just a great dog. If you're thinking about buying a Brittany, go see Ed. You will be very impressed with both him and his dogs.
Submitted by: Blane McPeake on Oct 08, 2009We love our new dog Amber! She is everything we could ever ask for and definitely has the hunting instinct. She even pointed at a stuffed duck! Mr. and Mrs. Bullard are the nicest people we have ever met. They went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect for us and Amber. When we visited the farm, we were amazed with how well they are taking care of their puppies. They produce great Brittanys! Thanks Mr. and Mrs. Bullard for the new member of our family!
Submitted by: Theresa Hauck on Oct 06, 2009My family and I met the Bullard’s a little over a week ago and purchased a 5 month old female orange and white Brittany that we have named Abby. The Bullard’s were very friendly and knowledgeable as they answered all our questions about owning a Brittany as a family pet. Since then, Abby has visited 2 different veterinarians – one for a health evaluation, and one for her final puppy shots. Both veterinarians pronounce her to be in excellent health. One veterinarian complemented us on purchasing Abby from a gun dog breeder instead of a show dog breeder as gun dogs tend to come from a more healthy/established bloodline. Abby has quickly learned to walk on a leash and kennel overnight – she is quickly moving toward being “housebroken”. She is full of fun and loves to run in her fenced back yard and play with her new toys.
Submitted by: David Patterson on Sep 30, 2009What a treat! My wife and I made the trip to Nectar and met two of the best people in the world. I am sure the puppy we got will be as good. We enjoyed our visits especially the opportuntity to meet all of the dogs on site. I feel like we have two new best friends. The puppy(Red's Danny REB) we purchased is a joint venture with my dad. He is already worth his weight in gold. After returning from his chemo, Dad has spent time the past two days working with Dan. I so look forward to our first hunting trip with Dan. Thanks Mr. Bullard.
Submitted by: Keith Rainwater on Sep 18, 2009Mr. Bullard is an all around nice guy. If you do'nt come away more knowledgeable and excited about owning one of his dogs, it's your fault. We placed an order for a liver/white female and waited about 8 weeks for them to arrive. When the time came to pick our puppy up,my son had been wanting an orange/white puppy. Mr. Bullard twisted my arm and we left with two puppies at what I feel are excellent dogs and a good and fair price for me. Mr.Bullard has offered for us to hunt with him and we will take him up on his offer. If it's been awhile since you've been to his house make sure you ask him about the bridge. He will know what you mean. I hope to have more dealings with Mr. Bullard.
Submitted by: Bob Sarafino on Aug 24, 2009Blaze is our new family member. He’s the handsomest dog around, not just the sentiment of his proud family, but confirmed by everyone who sees him. He’s full of energy and learned to “sit” and “stay” the first two days with us, and is already fetching and retrieving stuffed toys. We were amazed and proud as we introduced him to friends this week and he struck a pointing stance! We chose the name Blaze before we even saw him, and to our amazement, his sire’s name is Reb’s Blazin’ Ace. Naturally, his Registered name will be Reb’s Blazin’ Deuce. He’s so aware of everything around him and we just know he’s going to find every bird within a mile. Next week he’ll start obedience classes, and with the intelligence we’ve seen already, surely he’ll graduate magna cum laude :-) Can’t wait to hunt with my new buddy!
Meeting Ed Bullard was indeed a pleasure! It’s easy to see that his dogs are his pride and joy. He gave us the grand tour of his facilities and introduced up to each of his Brittanys. What a great gentleman! What great dogs!! The immaculate and shaded kennels are located on his beautiful Alabama homestead. We could hardly wait to meet Blaze. Ed opened the gate and out ran a puppy right into his arms. He told us his wife enjoys holding them an they put their head on her shoulder when she picks them up. He handed Blaze to me and, sure enough, his head was on my shoulder. He instantly won our hearts. We’re looking forward to a long, happy, loving relationship with our buddy, Blaze. We’ll keep in touch and send updates during the coming months. Thanks, Ed, for breeding such great dogs, especially mine!
Submitted by: Michael Sellers on Jul 17, 2009As I was looking for a breeder I came across the Gun Dog Breeder Website and the many reviews on Mr. Bullard and his Brittany’s. Not only was there plenty of positive reviews but it was also close to home. Shortly after finding this information I deployed to Iraq so the puppy search was put on hold. Just prior to returning, in June, I decided to contact Mr. Bullard and see when his next litter would be ready. Just happened he had a litter that was going to be ready the week I returned from Iraq and still had a few puppies from it. With my kids continuing to ask and my son’s artwork he had sent me while I was in Iraq of him walking his dog it was hard to resist the urge. The Bullard’s happened to have one female left so we decided to stop by on our way home and check her out and to make sure the Bullard’s were in fact the breeder we wanted to go with. You can probably guess the end result, we took home the puppy. Lucky has definitely added an unexpected dimension into my coming home from Iraq but we are all happy to have her and love having her around. The Bullard’s were very knowledgeable on the breed, their dogs and seem to truly care for the breed. You will in all likelihood see both parents on site which is always a plus and the Bullard’s hospitality was even more so. I may never hunt our Lucky but she definitely has it in her blood so whether you are looking for a good Brittany as a hunting companion or just a family pet, as we were, I would recommend the Bullard’s and would use them again.
Submitted by: Dale Findley on Jun 20, 2009I am now the proud owner of my second Brittany pup from Mr. Ed Bullard and i wouldnt buy a dog from anyone else. Mr. Bullards stock of puppies as well as started dogs are unbeatable not to mention when you buy a pup you will make a friend for life. Mr. Bullard is a first class gentleman and one heck of a dog trainer!! The puppy i just bought is a year old beautiful black and roan brittany with a huge heart and personality. I cannot wait for the chance to get him in the field this fall! He fit right in with the other dogs at my house with no problems at all. I attribute this to the wonderful job Mr. Bullard and especially his wife had done socializing him with other dogs as well as people. You can read the other testimonials and see that every dog sold has the same story. If you buy a dog from Mr. Bullard you can expect nothing but the best. Not only is my pup as birdy as they come as well as retrieving to my hand already but he is a great pet and spends most of his time in the house with my wife and i. If you are looking for a great pet/birddog/family companion you have found the right breeder. Also, as i stated earlier you will not find a finer man than Ed Bullard.
Submitted by: Robert & Judy Struchtemeyer on Jun 16, 2009I didn't think we would ever send a testimonial to anyone...we are really not into the blogging, twittering, mail sending thing. We really feel compelled to send this one. Last week we met Ed for the first time looking for a Brittany puppy. While he didn't have any for sale, he was gracious enough to show us around the property (even with his broken leg!!) We ended up buying a 3 year old black & white female Brittany. I was unsure about how a non-puppy would work with our present dog family & our large animals. Let me say that Ed has the BEST Brittanys anywhere. This dog is amazing. She has blended so well with our family and has responded to field walks to find quail. Robert has fired several blanks over her head & she is so excited about the prospects of hunting! Only great thoughts for Ed & Austin Creek Farms! Thank you for a beautiful dog.
Submitted by: Rachel Kelley on Jun 09, 2009I purchased a Brittany puppy from Mr. and Mrs. Bullard a little over a week ago and I could not be more pleased. "Toby" is incredibly smart with a spunky little personality. He is a great companion and constantly brings a smile to my face. I am so happy that I chose the Bullards as my breeder. I know that I received a top of the line dog and made some really great friends. Anyone who is looking for a Brittany shouldn't look anywhere else!
Submitted by: Rachel Kelley on Jun 09, 2009I purchased a Brittany puppy from Mr. and Mrs. Bullard a little over a week ago and I could not be more pleased. "Toby" is incredibly smart with a spunky little personality. He is a great companion and constantly brings a smile to my face. I am so happy that I chose the Bullards as my breeder. I know that I received a top of the line dog and made some really great friends. Anyone who is looking for a Brittany shouldn't look anywhere else!
Submitted by: Matt Bell on Jun 02, 2009I got a male and female puppy from Ed about a week ago. In all my experience working with people Ed is by far one of the easiest and most enjoyable people to work with. 1) You can't beat his price. 2) His personality is wildly entertaining. I really appreciate Ed's availability in answering questions long after the pup has been purchased. I think half the fun in buying a pup from Ed (other than paying considerably less for a great pedigree) is driving up Swann Bridge road, over an old wooden covered bridge built in 1933, and seeing a man beeming with excitement over what you are about to see. I have never seen a man so proud to pull out the books on his dogs. Not only did Ed have the papers on both parents with pedigree ready, he couldn't wait to show me! This man loves Brittany's and you will find it hard not to love every moment spent with Ed at Austin Creek Farms!!
Submitted by: Sonny Yarbrough on May 14, 2009I purchased a 5 year old female from Mr. Ed and the dog is just as Ed described her. I have worked the dog on released birds and she performs great. Ed takes pride in his dogs and I don't think he will misrepresent the facts just to make a sale. Looking forward to a continued relationship with him and his dogs.
Submitted by: Phil Inman on May 02, 2009I bought a dog from Ed on June 22,2007. We named
him Buster. Buster is now about 26 mths old and he has turned out to be a great hunting dog and a good family dog. When our friends see him laying on the couch, they say he cannot be a hunting dog. But when they follow him in the field they want to buy him. I understand Ed has a broken leg but the horse is fine.
Submitted by: Scott Laughlin on Apr 27, 2009I just wanted to follow up on a previous testimonial. I brought my brittany Molly to the vet for her check-up. The vet is also a bird hunter. He asked me where I got the pup from and I explained to him it was from Mr. Bullard at Austin Creek Farms. He told me my dog was one of the finest specimens of a brittany he's seen in quite some time. This is from a vet and bird hunter.
My dog Molly already at 8 weeks strikes a very typical pointing stance when she get's something in her nose. I know that all I'm going to have to do is get her to react to the scent of the quail in the same manner. Mr. Bullard's dogs come into this world knowing how to be great bird dogs!
Submitted by: Jennifer Flowers on Apr 13, 2009I purchased an orange and white female from Mr. Bullard in February of this year. 'Abby' is a brilliant and beautiful dog. She's a healthy puppy, that loves to be outside. Her instincts are impressive, she regularly points without any training. Mr. and Mrs. Bullard were very helpful and knowledgeable about their dogs. To see pictures, visit: facebook.com/album.php?aid=2124864&id=25111046&l=953359bc44
Submitted by: The Middleton on Apr 10, 2009We got our FOXY a little over a week ago. We can already tell she is very smart! We have two boys and they love her.
Mr. Bullard was very helpful. We called for information and had a dog as soon as she was old enough. Easy! Very nice people! Thanks for our new addition!
Submitted by: Ed Bullard on Apr 06, 2009Many thanks to everyone for the wonderful testimonials that have been posted on the gundogbreeders website. I can't begin to tell you all how humbling it is every time I read over these. Not only have we enjoyed raising these great pups, but we have acquired so many new friends and family members that have truly enriched our lives. Thanks also, for helping us reach 100 testimonials, a first for the website. Thanks to all of you who have hunted with me, bragged on my dogs and my shooting, really helping a guy's self-image. Please all, stay in touch, and thanks again.
With warmest regards!
Ed and Ms. Donnie
Submitted by: Ed Hardin on Apr 05, 2009My wife and I purchased a male Brittany from Ed back in December 2008 and the experience was a true pleasure. This was our first time buying a Brittany and Ed spent a lot of time with us showing his dogs and telling us about each of them. We've been very pleased with our new family member and our next Brittany will definitely come from Ed.
Submitted by: Kevin Lumpkin on Apr 03, 2009I hunted with Ed Bullard and his great dogs. I was amazed at the ability of both. He is a wonderful trainer and friend. Before the hunt was over I wished I had my camera just to take photos of the dogs and the way they would back each other. Time is not my friend or I would hunt with Austin Creek Farms all the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted by: K Walker on Apr 01, 2009I have spoke with Mr Bullard on the phone quite a few times, we were hoping to get one of his puppies. We are going this weekend to pick up one out of his dogs, I can hardly wait. Mr Bullard has been extremely helpful. You can tell right away when you talk to him that he really loves his dogs. He has been very helpful, and willing to share his knowlage of the Brittany breed. Super nice man, I cant wait to meet him.
Submitted by: Allen Heidingsfelder on Mar 31, 2009When I was looking for a quality breeder of quality Brittanys I asked around and searched the net for someone who not only bred dogs with the kind of background I wanted, but also does his breeding, not just for the money, but for the love of the breed. Ed Bullard is this kind of person, he doesn't run a 'puppy factory'. He loves his Britts, and he loves to 'talk dogs' and hunting, and will spend all day doing it.
After talking to a number of breeders, I certainly could have found a bredder a lot closer to home, but what drew me to Ed were the testimonials on his Austin Creek Farms website. If you believe the old adage, "Only believe half of what you read.", you will still be very pleased with a Brittany from Ed Bullard.
Submitted by: David Cleveland on Mar 29, 2009We got our Brittany from Ed about 6 months ago. She has been a delight for our family, Our 2 girls just love her. She is very smart, eager to please, and is great around the kids. I am not a big hunter or a dog trainer, but have been excited about her behavior. Just last week my brother in law, who also has a Brittany, and I were just playing around with the dogs in the back yard. He pulled out a Quail wing to show how the dogs would act, and our dog would lock up and point. I know. that does not mean a great deal, but I am in great hopes that it is a sign of more good things to come. As far as Mr. Bullard, he was a joy to deal with and you can tell he really cares for his animals. Overall, our experience with Austin Creek Farms was outstanding.
Submitted by: don markham on Mar 28, 2009Ed, good to hear from you. I will be forwarding you pics of the kennels, and you can see how this set up aids in cleanliness. I am always glad to hear from people who have purchased dogs. Cheif was the best Brit I ever had the pleasure of running, and you can't buy a better bred one. I understand why his Sire holds so many NSTRA records. Please keep in contact, Don Markham
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Submitted by: Tommy Frye on Mar 27, 2009I have known Ed for several years now, and we have become great friends and hunting buddies. I own several Brittanys that have come from his kennel, and I could not be more pleased. They were very easily trained, born gift wrapped hunting dogs, great attitude and enthusiasm. Thanks for the great hunting dogs, and the fellowship!
Rev. Thomas B. Frye
Submitted by: Marvin Vick on Mar 25, 2009I own a quail and pheasant farm and hunting preserve in Blount County, Alabama. Many of the hunters that hunt with us using their own dogs hunt behind Ed Bullard Brittanys. These dogs hunt hard and are very biddable. I have known Ed for many years, and have never seen anyone that loves the Brittany breed more than him. When someone asks about a brittany, I only know one name, and that's Ed Bullard. Marvin Vick--Vick's Gamebirds and Hunting Preserve--Oneonta, Alabama
Submitted by: Lisa Beyer on Mar 23, 2009We bought our Brittany puppy, Jordan (pronounced Jer-dun), in January. She was 6 weeks old and the most beautiful puppy we had ever seen. Mrs. Donnie was so sweet when we drove up after a 5 hour trip and she immediately showed us around. The dogs they have are simply breath-taking. You'd have to see them to know what I'm talking about. Jordan was so tiny and we immediately fell in love. She's now 12 weeks old and such a wonderful puppy. She's gorgeous and she is obedient, which was very surprising to us. We know that she comes from good blood, which truly makes all the difference. We can't imagine our life without her--our two little girls absoultely can't wait to play with her every day and Jordan can't wait to play with them. We are so thankful that we found Mr. and Mrs. Bullard and look forward to visiting them with Jordan in the future.
You won't be unhappy with your puppy! Only do business with the best, and that's with Mr. Bullard!
Mike, Lisa, Maggie, Lola, and Jordan Beyer
Submitted by: jo anne dunham on Mar 21, 2009my husband, gary, and I love Brittanys. We learned about Mr. Bullard from a mutual acquaintance and recently purchased a 6 week old
female from him. We named her Lakota Braveheart.
The first thing Mr. Bullard told us is that Ed
Bullard don't raise no ugly dogs. That is certainly true. All of his dogs are well cared for and all are BEAUTIFUL. His farm is not a
puppy mill, and one can easily tell that he and his wife genuinely care for their animals. His
nursing females are well socialized; we were able
to handle the puppies without any upset from the
mother at all.
We noted that all his enclosures were warm and
clean, no feces in sight, plenty of bedding material for his dogs.
I would certainly recommend Austin Creek Farms
and Ed Bullard to anyone, with no hesitation. We
plan to buy our next dog from him, when the time
Submitted by: Scott Laughlin on Mar 19, 2009Mr. Bullard is not only a breeder of great dogs, but a knowledgeable man that was more than happy to help with every aspect of my new brittany. He always answered each of my calls, or returned my message ASAP. This was important to me for a transaction initiated on the internet.
My dog was not going to be ready for a few weeks, but he kept me informed of their progress on a regular basis. Additionally, Mr. Bullard was more than happy to assist me in information about training my dog, selecting a shotgun, you name it! He is clearly passionate about bird dogs, and it shows! I can't think of a more positive experience in buying a dog!
As my sons get older and we hunt more regularly, I'll get a partner for my new dog. I won't hesitate to buy from Mr. Bullard. I not only found a great breeder that cares for great bird dogs, but what I think will be a great friendship for many years to come.
Thank you Mr. Bullard for a great experience, and for those considering a new brittany, call Ed. You'll get a great dog as well as have the opportunity to meet a great man.
Submitted by: PATRICK LEDBETTER on Mar 16, 2009GOOD DOGS !
GOOD BREADER !
GREAT MAN !
IF THE DOGS AIN'T GOT HUNTING IN THEM ED WILL NOT OWN THEM ,NOR SELL THEM!!
ED AND I HAVE TRADED STORIES ABOUT DOGS FOR A WHILE SHOT A FEW BIRDS ,AND HAVE HAD AN ALL AROIND GREAT TIME.
HE IS ONE OF THE MOST DOG LOVEING BREADERS I KNOW. IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH YOUR PUPPY/DOG HE WILL GO ABOVE AND BEYOND TO MAKE YOU AND YOUR PUPPY EXPERANCE A PLEASENT ONE.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ED!!
Submitted by: Mike Newman on Mar 04, 2009Back last summer I bought 2 pups out of Austin Creek Kennels, a female we named “Shelby” and a male we call “Jackson”. I’ve held off a little while to submit this because I wanted to give an honest report of how these two dogs are coming along. After all, everyone loves a puppy.
Well Shelby is a pleasure just to watch run. She is about 8 months old now, and will cover a field in short order. She points, holds “fair”, retrieves quail to hand, and responds well to hand and whistle commands. Jackson is about 6 months old, and very “personable”. He is your best buddy, always attentive and ready to please. He is not as fast as Shelby right now, but has a great nose and covers ground more methodically. Jackson also backs another point naturally. Both dogs have had quail & pheasants shot over then. These dogs were well socialized with people when we picked them up, all pretty good for a couple of dogs that are still really just puppies.
I’ve never trained a gun dog and needed one with as much natural instinct as I could get. Well, I feel like that’s exactly what I got. Ed is a great guy to deal with and I have talked with him several times about how these dogs are coming along. He is quick with encouragement and advice when needed. I don’t know how he does it, but I’ll swear Ed remembers every dog he sells.
Mr. Bullard may be a good salesman, but when you see one of his dogs perform they sell themselves. I’ve already been asked several times “where did those dogs come from”? Alabama………Austin Creek Kennels. Thanks Ed.
Submitted by: Katie & Philip Currie on Mar 04, 2009We have what is now an 8 1/2 week old male. He is a very loving dog and we've had so much fun getting to know him. You can tell that he is very smart and he's already had some fun with quail wings and loves to chase all the birds in our yard. We had a wonderful experience with Ed and Miss Donnie and we would highly recommend them to anyone interested in a Brittany. Thanks so much for our new member of the family..."Captain."
Katie & Philip Currie
Submitted by: Troy A. Wallker on Mar 02, 2009One of the biggest surprises I receieved was when Sadie poked her head out of the kennel and looked me in the eyes....A gift from my Great Friend (Jim) and Wife (Shellie). I had no idea Sadie would be so smart and loving as a puppy! There is no giving her up now, because of Sadie's eagerness to learn and please. Thanks to everyone, and to a Great Brittany!
Submitted by: jimmy dyar on Feb 16, 2009ON 02/12/09 I WAS GREETED BY THE BULLARDS AND MET MY "LIL DOC" FOR THE FIRST TIME. ED & HIS WIFE ARE EXTREMELY NICE PEOPLE AND YOU CAN TELL THEY REALLY CARE ABOUT THEIR DOGS. I FOUND THEIR FACILITY AND ANIMAL HEALTH TO BE EXCEPTIONAL, I WOULD RECOMMED THEM TO ANYONE. AS FOR "LIL DOC", HE POINTED TWO QUAIL WITH HIS LEFT FOOT AND ONE CAT WITH HIS RIGHT-I BELIEVE HE WILL BE DRIVING MY GOLF CART IN A MONTH.
Submitted by: Jason McNaughton on Feb 15, 2009My youngest son told us about a year ago that he had wanted a dog since he was born. Needless to say the search was on. We wanted a dog that would be great with children and also a hunting partner. We got much more than we had anticipated as we also got two new friends in the Bullards. I had done some research on Brittany's and knew the breed we wanted but had no idea where we were going to get the new member of our family. I had originally found a breeder in South Carolina and had been corresponding via e-mail and had planned to purchase a puppy from him. That was until I found Ed and Donnie. When I found this website and read the testimonials, I thought to myself, no one can be this good or kind. And you know what I was right. The Bullards are more than these testimonials can describe. You have to experience meeting them to understand. There are some people in your life you remember forever and this is one of those couples. Originally my two sons and I met them to "check out" the dogs and meet the Bullards and we came away with a great experience. I then took my wife when we went to pick up our new family member and she felt the same way we all did. We are proud to say we know the Bullards and have one of the puppies from their kennel. We named our puppy Maddison and call her Maddie. We plan Pheasant hunt behind her in October in Minnesota and can't wait. We also plan to see the Bullards as often as we can. Thank you Ed and Donnie for welcoming our family.
Jason, Tracy, Caleb and Logan
Submitted by: Todd Johnson on Feb 10, 2009Two weeks ago I got my second brittany pup from Ed. After the tragedy that happend to Scootie, I new the right person to call. I called Ed and he told me to come and see this puppy he had,that he was something special. I trusted Ed and drove to his house. There I saw Cooper. The minute I saw him I melted. He was just what I wanted. Cooper is a orange and white male with a orange heart right on his head, I could never pass him up. Our new puppy Cooper is now the man of the house. He is so special and smart, Cooper has begun to fill the holes left in our heart from Scootie. Both pups that we have gotten from Ed have been very special in their own ways. It is a blessing to have Mr. Ed and Ms. Donnie as our friends.
Submitted by: Mark Payne on Feb 02, 2009I bought my brittnay from Ed 1 year ago this Jan. 2009. Gus has been hunting quail since he was 7mos. old.I have killed over 100 birds over him before he was 1 year old. He has also pointed woodcocks. Gus has hunted alone as well with other dogs he hunts woodcock with a 5 year old German Shorthair,which I have seen both dogs back each other.Gus is a good at retriveing your down birds,I have seen him find them in the thickets and twice I have seen him go in a farm pond swim and retrive the bird. Gus is a fine looking black and white male brittnay loves to hunt and please Ed was the first man to kill birds over Gus I had left Gus with him while I went to China for our sons wedding. Thats the kind of man Ed is I could not think of Gus staying at a vets while we were away so Ed found a place to keep and work Gus while I was gone. Gus hunts and is a pet stays outside during the day inside at night he is our companion at home and in the field. Everone who has been hunting with Gus loves him. Thanks Ed..
Mark and Gus..........
Submitted by: Tim Miller on Jan 29, 2009I had been talking to Ed only by phone. At this time, I had only seen his ad in Covey Rise, and I was curious about Brittanys. I presently have German Short Hair Pointers, but I became interested in Brittanys. I got a lot more that I bargained for. Not only was Ed straight forward, he was willing to let me "melt his ears". Ed answered all my questions, and I asked if my wife and I could pay him a visit. What an experience! Ed and Donnie were like our next door neighbors that we'd known all our lives. My wife almost came home with a puppy before I could say hello. Here's the bottom line: You want honesty and straight talk? See Ed and Donnie Bullard. You want a great dog with tons of potential? See Ed and Donnie Bullard. You want to be treated like "kin folk"? See Ed and Donnie Bullard. I put my deposit down on a future puppy. Nothing to worry about. Ed and Donnie will see to that!
29 Jan 2009
Submitted by: Tim Frazier on Jan 27, 2009I became friends with the Bullards a few years ago and have grown to care for them as family. As a trainer, I have found the dogs from Austin Creek to be exceptional to work with. I have trained several of Ed's dogs, and dogs for Austin Creek customers, and I'm well pleased so far with the results we've had,especially with young dogs. Any trainer worth his/her salt will tell you, a dogs success has a lot to do with how they are handled and socialized the first few weeks. I've trained dogs from Austin Creek from 8 weeks to 3 years old, and it's obvious they are handled correctly from the start. I have 2 dogs in training now from Ed's kennel, and had the pleasure to shoot birds yesterday over a 18 month old male which is pointing, honoring, and retrieving great. I look forward to working with more dogs from Ausin Creek in the future.
Submitted by: Jeff & Michelle Williams on Jan 26, 2009I decided I wanted a bird dog and after much thought and research settled on the Brittany breed. I then went about the search for a breeder in my general area, I found several. I then went home to tell my wife the glorious news about how I wanted a bird dog. She was not nearly as excited as I was. Well, that was an understatement, she was totally opposed to the idea. I pleaded my case and she felt how passionate I was about the idea and because she loved me, reluctantly agreed to the idea. I then went and got my laptop and I showed her the websites I had saved and together we looked at each site when I got to Ed’s site we read every one of the testimonials. We both agreed this guy was worth a phone call. We called Ed and asked if we could visit. He said sure as he was home that day. We are roughly an hour drive from Austin Creek Farms so we are fortunate. I wanted to see his operation and meet the Sire and Dam of my potential pup. My Wife and I arrived and Ed and his Wife welcomed us and we toured his kennels and sat in the kitchen and drank coffee, if you visit plan to stay awhile. Ed and his Wife are very warm hospitable people and after a short time we were talking as if we were old friends. We met both of the parents of his next litter Annie and Chief. My wife fell in love with Annie, and we put a deposit down for an orange and white male.
We went back to visit Mr. Bullard last week to see the pup, Annie had one orange and white male and all of the puppies looked great. My wife was also very pleased to see Annie who was about as exited to see her.
In a nut shell if you are looking for a Brittany and can’t visit Mr. Bullard, take my word for it, the animals are well taken care of. Ed and his wife care about the animals. My Brittany will be trained to hunt but will be a family pet for my wife, myself and our two boys. I will return and let you know how both turn out in the future. In the meantime we wait the next few weeks until we can pick up our puppy. By the way my wife told me yesterday that she can’t wait until we can pick him up!
Jeff & Michelle Williams
Submitted by: Mike Beyer on Jan 17, 2009We are picking up our orange and white female pup in 3 long agonizing weeks. We can't wait, to say the least. Speaking to Mr. Bullard has been informative and fun. He knows his dogs and how to treat people right. Really looking forward to meeting his family and seeing his operation.
Submitted by: scotty lee on Jan 16, 2009we have purchased two brittany spaniels from Austin Creek and we've been very pleased. the dogs were exactly what we wanted and what we were told we were getting. Ed has been very friendly and has went out of his way to get our dogs. i feel very confident if we have any questions that he would be welling to answer and help.
Submitted by: H. Bryan Bain, DVM on Jan 12, 2009I have not personally met Mr. Bullard but I have talked to him several times. I first called him looking for a puppy and he told me that he did not have any at that time but he knew someone who had two of his dogs that were one year old for sale. My friend and I purchased both of the dogs which were male and female littermates. They are both making very good bird dogs and extremely good companions. I have found Mr. Bullard to be a very honest, knowledgable, and enthusiastic breeder. I have placed my order for a puppy from his next litter.
Submitted by: Ken Kelley on Jan 07, 2009My wife and I had decided to get a puppy for our 3 year old son and 10 year old daughter for Christmas. The puppy was also to be a hunting companion for me, so I spent a good bit of time looking through websites and reading testimonials. I decided after reading all of the testimonials for Mr. Bullard that this was the place to get our pup. I then called Mr. Bullard and talked on the phone with him. (From this first conversation I learned to block aside some time when you call Mr. Bullard....it doesn't seem like a very long time while you are talking, but you can easily spend a long time talking dogs and hunting with him !) Anyway, we were scheduled to go see the dogs and put down a deposit on a puppy (I could have mailed the deposit but prefer to see what I am paying for before I pay for it), but my brother got sick in the meantime and I spent most of my Christmas break and a good bit of vacation time filling in for him in the construction business that he and my dad own. We (the wife, the boy, and I) finally got up to meet Mr. Bullard and his wife right after Christmas. I was very impressed. The Bullards are extremely nice folks who obviously care a lot for their animals. I was impressed equally by them and by their dogs !! While Mr. Bullard didn't have any puppies available when we were there, I gladly left a deposit and told him that I wanted a puppy when one was available. I would encourage anyone who might be interested in a puppy to contact mr. Bullard. Talk to him. Go by and meet he and his wife. If you want to buy a puppy this is the place...and if not you will get to meet two extremely nice folks who will gladly talk dogs and hunting with you.
Submitted by: Jeremy & Anissa Crow on Jan 06, 2009Anissa and I got a 4 year old Brittany named Sara from Ed in 2008. She is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met and an A-1 hunting dog. She will turn on a dime and retrieve to hand like a glove. She is a house pet by day and a hunting dog on the weekends. We couldn't imagine a day without her. Ed and Donnie are two people that will steal your hearts in seconds and have you wanting to come back to visit them every chance you get. I've always said one will accumulate friends in the hunting dog business but Anissa and I were blessed to get new family members in the Bullards.
Submitted by: Dennis White and Kristi on Jan 04, 2009Kristi and I picked up our orange and white male on Dec 26th 2008 as a Christmas gift for both of us as well as a companion to our 10 month old Golden Lab mix named Bagger. Ed and his wife made us feel at home and treated us as family, and their should be no doubt that the Bullard's love and care about their dogs. We do not intend to hunt the newest member of our clan who we named Junuh, and he has kept us running every since we brought him home. He is very healthy and full of mischief and and has worn us all out but we know that the end results will be worth the lack of rest now! From everything that I have heard and read, the term "that dog wont hunt" does not apply to the Bullard's Brittney's. We were very impressed with the clean kennels and how Mrs. Bullard dotted over the pups. You cant go wrong if you want a Brittney, it was a pleasure working with Ed and Donnie and we appreciate them for caring so much about their dogs!
Dennis and Kristi
Submitted by: Butch Jordan on Dec 30, 2008I had a 16 year old Brittney that I had put down about 8 months ago. I thought after that loss that I did not want another dog. My 9 year old granddaughter gave me an 09 calender for Christmas that had Brittneys all over it. After recieving the calender, I went on line where I found Ed's website. I made a call to Ed and we made a trip to north Alabama last Sunday after church, where we were greeted by Ed and his wife and were treated as though they had known us all our lives.
Ed had one orange and white male puppy left from a litter that was 6 weeks old. It was love at first sight and the puppy now resides with us in Fortson, Ga.
Ed, thank you and your wife for your warm reception and for treating us like you did. We are so pleased with Chris(short for Christian)and he is a joy to have in our family. Thank you,Butch,Connie and Katie.
Submitted by: Jim Walker on Dec 10, 2008Wow!!! Being referred to Mr. Bullard was the BEST thing that could have happened towards getting my first bird pup ever. Mr. Bullard promptly answered every question I had to him. I was absolutely blown away with the genetic bird characteristics Kate immediately showed. She has brought so much joy to me and our whole family. My grandmother, who has always disliked dogs, absolutely adores Kate!! She shows so much passion and want in the fields its just truley awsome to see her work. Ever since the trip to Hayden, AL my life got better. A hunter and a lover is a good phrase for Kate. I am getting another pup for a close friend from Mr. Bullard next month and would recommend him and his pups to absolutely anyone. Austin Creek Farms has PURE TRADITION in Brittany Spaniels!!!
Sandy Creek Plantation
Camp Hill, AL
Submitted by: Joey Tarrant on Nov 07, 2008I purchased a year old Brittany from Mr. Bullard last Dec. He had originally sold Hero as a pup to a family who had to give him up for family reasons. Mr. Bullard came to their rescue. I called about a "started" dog and he told me about Hero. He was not started but was trainable. I had never owned a "bird dog" before and was somewhat hesitant about training him myself. No worries here as this Britanny more or less trains himself with a little encouragement. He is pointing and holding very well now and is a great companion. He has been a great addition to our family. Mr. Bullard is truly a "Southern" gentleman and I would recommend his dogs to anyone.
Submitted by: Trent and Suzanne Scott on Oct 25, 2008We had a pair of Brittany Spaniels (Eli and Lily) in our family for three years. We lost Lily a few months back, and after a few weeks decided to start looking for another little girl for Eli to play with. I found Mr. Bullard and after a few minutes of speaking with him I knew that I had found a wonderful breeder. He truly understood how much our dog had meant to us because his dogs are so important to him. My mom and I traveled and picked up Whitney on October 9. She was five weeks old and cute as a button. We were both impressed by how much Mr. Bullard cared for and loved his dogs. Whitney is a spirited puppy who became a member of our family immediately. We highly recommend Mr. Bullard, whether you want a hunting dog or a family pet.
Submitted by: Scottie & Brandy Rostas on Oct 20, 2008We picked up our beautiful liver and white male puppy from Mr. Bullard on October 19th. He is the cutest and sweetest little thing. We had a long trip home, but Cooper never whined or anything. He was the best little puppy. We can't say enough nice things about Mr. Bullard. He is a very nice and informative man. We were amazed at how much he could tell us about each of his dogs. It is very obvious that Mr. Bullard cares for all of his dogs and they are very well taken care of. Anyone looking for a Brittany should look no further because Austin Creek Farms is the place to go.
Submitted by: Susan McBride on Oct 13, 2008I was searching for a brittany spaniel puppy and found Mr. Bullard (Austin Creek Farms), on this website. After speaking with Mr. Bullard two or three times I knew he was the breeder for me. He was very nice and helpful. He answered all my questions and assured me all of his dogs were good pets as well as bird dogs. I just had a "Good Feeling" about him and his puppies and I knew my instincts were right when I met him in person. I picked my puppy up on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 and Mr. Bullard and his wife welcomed us into their home, treated us like family, showed us all of their dogs and let us spend time with the male puppies in the litter to decide which one we wanted. The Bullard's are super nice people and you can tell they really love each and every one of their dogs. If you're looking for a brittany spaniel puppy, look no further, Mr. Bullard is your man. We'll return in the future for another puppy! Thanks Mr. Bullard!
Submitted by: Monica McConaghy on Oct 12, 2008I am from Auburn, AL and I bought a liver and white female from Mr. Bullard this weekend. She is 5 weeks and 2 days old! My boyfriend and I have been looking for a Brittany for almost a month now. We are so happy that we found Mr. Bullard because Cierra (our new puppy) is absolutely amazing! Of course we will have her trained to bird hunt but she will definitely be spoiled rotten (more than she is now). I have had many different types of dogs, but I am very satisfied with this one! I'm more than sure that we will be getting another one from Mr. Bullard within the next year! He is the best and the nicest man ever!!
Submitted by: James Pate on Oct 07, 2008I not only have purchased a dog from ed, I also have bred my female with his male. These dogs are all registered, and have proven to be excellent hunters. The puppy named ACE that I bought fron Ed is an excellent, well trained 13 month old. I was producing excellent results hunting with this puppy at 3 to 4 MONTHS old. He is an excellent retriever, and if the occaision arises, I will gladly do business with Ed in the future.
Submitted by: Aleln Smith on Oct 07, 2008I live just outside of Atmore alabama and just got my second puppy from Mr. Ed. My first dog is 10 months old and has been point since she was 3 months. She is doing great now at holding and retrieving and follows every command. Now I have the best looking little Orange and White Male you have ever seen. He thinks he is one of the kids. I can't wait to start working with him. Mr. Ed is one of the nice men I have ever done business with and when he tells you hunting is born in his dogs, believe him. I am not a trainer, mine trained herself.
Submitted by: Greg Cunningham on Sep 22, 2008My wife and I have been looking for a puppy for our 2 boys for quite some time. We knew that we wanted a medium sized outside dog with high energy levels and a good disposition. We finally decided on the Brittany Spaniel breed and I then went about looking for a breeder. I found the gun dog breeder website and started looking through the testimonials. Austin Creek Farms and Ed Bullard stood out from the rest. I can say without a doubt that Sabrena and I choose the right breeder for our Brittany. The moment that I spoke with Ed I knew in my heart that this was the guy. Ed is very sincere about his passion for Brittanys, he knows the breed and will take the time before and after the sale to answer any and all questions. His operation is very clean and there is no doubt that the puppies are well taken care of. Ed will bend over backward to make sure that your experience is a positive one. Sabrena and I picked our Black and White Female up on Sunday morning the 21st of September 2008. My boys have both fallen in love with Brandy, especially my oldest as he will lay beside her bed waiting on her to wake up so that he can play with her. If you are considering a Brittany as a pet or a hunting companion, you will be selling yourself short if you do not consider Austin Creek Farms and Mr. Ed Bullard. I also challenge you to read the other testimonials for Ed as they speak to his character and sincerity. Ed is a true gentlemen of old during the time that a hand shake sealed a deal.
Submitted by: Lisa Guillot on Sep 10, 2008My kids had been asking for a puppy for quite some time. When my husband and I finally felt ready for a puppy, we knew we wanted a Brittany. I had grown up with my father owning several Brittanys. I just happen to find the gundogbreeders website. I called a few of the breeders and knew after talking to Ed that he was who I wanted to get our dog from. Everything you read in the other testimonials about him is true. He is a wonderful man. I can't say enough about our new puppy! She is the most beautiful Brittany I have ever seen, has a GREAT personality, and is already showing signs of great hunting ability. We are already talking about the next dog we're going to purchase from Austin Creek Farms.
Submitted by: Russell D. Singleton on Jul 28, 2008In November of 2007 my wife and I lost a dear member of our family in our black lab, Tucker. By December I started researching on the breed that I wanted to replace him. I had always wanted a Brittany Spaniel because of good eperiences I've had with a friend who is an advid quail hunter. After much research and disappointment with other breeders, Ed Bullard, was recommended by a store in Starkville, MS called Gun Dog. Since I've nothing but respect for the owner, I immediately got on Mr. Bullard's websight via Gun Dog Breeders and began to read testimonials. If that wasn't enough after talking to Mr. Bullard for the first time, I knew exactly who my breeder would be. I have found Mr. Bullard to be a man of great entegrity who seems to make you feel like an old friend during the first conversation you have with him. In July of this year I received a call from Mr. Bullard that my puppy was ready and headed off to Alabama from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I arrived at the Bullard's house right at supper time and was very apologetic for the inconvenience. Mr. and Mrs. Bullard had other ideas, however, because my place was already set at the table. I have known few people with the ability to make you feel so at home with your first visit to their home. After dinner all my expectations were exceeded when I received a tour of his kennels and met his dogs. The puppy I took home that day, a black and white male, has been an instant member of our family ever since I returned home, has pointed everything in sight, and is already retreiving. Needless to say we are simply in love with our dog. My wife and I also just had our fist born in July and it warmed her heart to see our puppies tail wag when our daughter is in the room.
Mr. Bullard has already called to check on our girl and the pup. Every experience and conversation I've had with Mr. Bullard has been a pleasure. We have definetly found life time friends and a breeder in the Bullards.
Russell D. Singleton
Submitted by: Billy Bonds on Jul 24, 2008I just wanted to let everyone know what a good and honest fellow Ed Bullard is and the quality of dogs he keeps and lets go to select "Brittany lovin" homes. I got a started male pup fron Ed in November 07 and a finished female a week or so later and I couldn't be happier with them. I have a litter from the two of them now and you can bank on what he say's about in their blood. Just today I took a picture of one of the litter pointing the wing and 2 of her litter mates backing her, at just 7 weeks old! When you see a puppy lock up on point at a wing and tremble with excitement at such a young age you know the breeding and instincts are all there.
Submitted by: Krista Collins on Jul 23, 2008I can just not say enough great things about Ed Bullard and Austin Creek Farms. When we started looking for a Brittany I found the Gundogbreeders website and read all the testimonies Ed had. I knew right then that Austin Creek Farms was the place to go. We have had Scootie for just a little over 3 weeks and she is 8 weeks old today and she is all we could have asked for. She is smart, energetic and one of the prettiest brittany pups I have ever seen. I just can not thank Ed and his wife enough. They are wonderful people and you will feel like family when you meet them. Ed let us come see the pups when they were about 2 weeks old. When I met Ed I was so glad we choose Austin Creek Farms. Ed has great dogs and he really takes pride in them and runs a great farm. If you are looking for a Brittany then I would definetly call Ed at Austin Creek Farms.
Submitted by: Amanda Howard on Jul 23, 2008By pure luck we found Mr. Bullard and our new pup Hank after loosing our Brittany, Duke, to cancer. We have had Hank a little over a week and he has been an absolute joy. We can already tell his is going to be a wonderful dog and hunting companion (he is so smart!). We could not have found a nicer more loving family to get a Brittany from and we are very thankful that we were able to get Hank the Tank. We hope one day we can get another Brittany from Austin Creek Farms. Thank you!
Amanda & Doug
Submitted by: Brent and Robbi Anne Adamson on Jul 16, 2008Well, what else can we say!! The testimonials below truly say it all about Austin Creek Farms - not only the quality Brittany's but the world class Bullard family.
We will have our sweet Lola two weeks tomorrow and she has been a wonderful addition to the family. This experience has been great, from the moment we first spoke to Mr. Ed, we knew we had found the right breeder (we didnt realize we had also found a new friend)
Our Lola is energetic, eager to please, and a quick learner (and based on her bloodlines will be fantastic in the field). We wouldn't think twice about recommending Austin Creek Farms to anyone looking to add a Brittany to the family.
Submitted by: sandra posey on Jul 14, 2008I bought my Kelleigh Belle from Mr. Bullard in May. He hand picked her from a litter and said I could make a trip down to see her at 3 weeks. She was just beautiful I wanted take her home then. I picked up a few weeks later. She is my second Brittany. I am enjoying her very much. Mr. Bullard was a joy to work with and very professional. Ive got a great pup and she is growing like a weed. Thanks Mr Bullard!
Submitted by: Jim Kelly on Jul 02, 2008About 4 years ago I was ready to buy a dog that my entire family could enjoy and that would bring years of pleasure in the field. After a good deal of research I settled on a Brittany. I contacted Ed Bullard and that was one of the best phone calls I have ever made. Three days later we picked up Ripp, a ten week old male liver and white Brittany. Mr. Ed intended to keep Ripp for his own, but for some reason agreed to part with him. Ripp is perfectly content to lounge on the kitchen floor, but when he hits the field he is all business. To say he trained himself is an understatement. He knew what to do and all I had to do was keep from messing him up. Needless to say, Mr. Ed and Austin Creek Farms are first class in my book. I can only imagine the type of dog he is producing today after four years of continued breeding.
Submitted by: Scott Clemens on Jun 20, 2008Quail Season had just ended in Oklahoma and my youngest son was really working me to buy a bird dog. After doing some research I felt a Brittany would be the perfect new hunting dog for our family. I then got lucky enough to find Austin Creek Farms- Alabama Brittany Spaniel Breeders on the Gun Dog Breeders website. Austin Creeks Nothin’ but Brittanys! caught my eye. I scrolled down the page and began reading the testimonials and thought I had just found the breeder of our first Brittany bird dog. I contacted Mr. Bullard the next day and explained what I was looking for. He informed me that all he had available was a 6 month old black and white female that came from 2 of his best dogs. The passion that Mr. Bullard has for his dogs and hunting were the deal clincher for me. I could not pick my pup for a month but was extremely impressed when I did. When I arrived Mr. Bullard and his wife invited me in for lunch and treated me as though I was an old friend. I also got to meet Jeremy & Anissa Crow who had also purchased a pup from the Bullard’s and have a testimonial posted on this site. We named our pup Piper, and she is one bird crazy dog. We have spent quite a bit of time playing in the field and are now starting to do some yard work, which she is picking up very quickly. My wife thought I was crazy to drive from Oklahoma to Alabama to buy a dog but I couldn’t be happier. I told her I wanted to buy another one and said only after we have a bigger yard. We are still in negotiations. I would highly recommend a Brittany from Austin Creek Farms.
Submitted by: Allen Smith on Apr 12, 2008I purchased a black and white female from Mr. Ed in Feburary, Dixie was born on January 12, 2008. I have worked her with a wing and tennis ball for since I got her, and my 3 kids have fell in love with her and treat her like the 4 kid. She is not scare of anything. I put out 3 quail this moring in pretty good cover and released her to hunt. The first bird she pointed for a second and then jumped in on him sending him flying and she was off after him. I called and she came back, as we moved forward she pointed the second bird and held for over a minutes before my son kicked the quail up and she chased it. The 3rd bird picked up from a good distance and worked her way in until her nose was inches from the bird. She couldn't take it and jumped the bird. That bird cound't get over a couple of feet off the ground and go a few feet, so we had a good 5 minutes of fun watching her chase and jump at the bird until she finally caught the bird and gave it to my son. It was amazing to watch a puppy this young to work so well. It was clear she was born to hunt birds, she went crazy on these birds. I can't wait to continue to work with her and get the male that I have a deposit on with Mr. Ed. We are all so pleased with our little Miss. Dixie and how she has fit into our family. This is my first time training a bird dog, but she is making it easy for me.
Submitted by: Natalie Corey on Apr 08, 2008Ed and his wife are wonderful to work with. Ozzie, our stunning liver and white male, came home to us in Feb 2008. He's smart, strong, handsome and all puppy! Ed spent alot of time advising us on Brittany's and sharing his passion of these great dogs. I would recommend Ed to anyone looking for a Brittany pup. Thanks Ed!
Submitted by: alex mclennan on Mar 29, 2008I bought a puppy from Mr. Bullard a year ago sight unseen, just on his word. We call him "Blaze" Put him with a trainer 4 weeks ago. The trainer keeps trying to buy him from me, says he is the bird findingest dog he has ever seen. Went to watch him work last saturday A fellow from Virginia was there with one of those fancy, high dollar english pointers. My trainer put out 6 birds and old Blaze found 5 of them before the pointer started hunting good. The dude from Virginia ask my trainer would he please hold Blaze to see if his dog could find the last bird. I have never been so happy with a dog. Alex Mclennan Ventosa plantation
Submitted by: R. Schofield on Mar 22, 2008I got a black and white brittany pup from Ed a couple of weeks ago. She is all puppy... cute and full of energy! It was very nice to do business with Ed.
Submitted by: Gary Maylon on Mar 17, 2008I spent several wonderful hours on Saturday with Mr. Bullard to get a feel for the person and place where my next hunting dog will come from. I was happy to find a man who loves is dogs and his vocation. Mr. Bullard has the most beautiful Britts that I have ever seen and I have already begun to prepare myself for next hunting season. I know I will love my "wee Las" (it's St. Patrick's Day) and I can see from the adult dogs that they will be great hunters and outstanding pets. If you are looking for the best Brittany mony can buy I believe you have come to the right place.
Submitted by: Gary Maylon on Mar 16, 2008I have just returned from Austin Creek Farms to see for myself the way Mr. Bullard raised his dogs and just paid my deposit for a puppy from the next litter. I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the kennels and the obvious love that he has for his dogs. Don't walk in to Mr. Bullard's thinking your just going to buy a dog. No sir you better show him that you will be willing to love and train this new member of your family or you probably won't get in line for a puppy. He can tell you where his dogs are, how good they hunt and he would be happy to have everyone of them back. I got the impression that he hates to let them go, even to a loving home. i am really looking forward next hunting season.
Submitted by: Mark Payne on Mar 12, 2008I got my puppy from Ed thid Feburary 2008. He is a black and white brittany he is so smart. Knows his name and is doing small retriveing and made his first point on a bird wing today,a little over 8 weeks old.He also stays in the house right now and not to many accedents. I love Gus.Hope to get a female from another litter later. Thanks Ed.
Submitted by: Allen Smith on Feb 28, 2008We drove up form south alabama and got our first little Brittany from Mr. Ed last weekend. Dixie is a great little black and white female. She is great with our 3 small kids, they are all in love with her. We where so impressed when we saw Mr. Ed's dogs that we put down a deposit on a Orange Male pup when he has anouther litter. Dixie is the best little dog, she has great attitude but comes to her name. She has already pointed several things in the yard. I can't wait to see her start working birds. The experience of meeting Mr & Mrs Bullard was well worth the trip, it is clear how much they love thier dogs and will go out of their way to help you make the right choice and explain how train your dog. I am so glad I found his site and purchased my first of many dogs from him.
Submitted by: Shea Wiggins on Feb 26, 2008My husband and I have just bought our 2nd brittany from Ed. Nelli our first (and my husband's second love) is a champion bird dog. However, my pride and joy is Lady Belle at 5 months old she is only 12 lbs. She's so tiny, with a little pink nose and the most beautiful green eyes. But dont let her size fool you, she can point a bird like clockwork. I cant thank you enough for Lady. Ed, you will always hold a special place in my heart. Lady Bell is my snuggle at night, my kisses when i wake up, and my little hunter on the weekends. What more can a girl ask for? :-)
Submitted by: Dusty Skelton on Feb 25, 2008We recently picked up our second Brittany from Ed. We are more than pleased with our little Mollie. She is beautiful, full of energy, and super smart. I can't wait to see how she turns out. If I had the room I would own ten more and every one would come only from Ed.
Submitted by: Bobby Ingram on Feb 17, 2008A very good friend of mine Ben had purchased a Brittany from Mr. Ed Bullard. I was invited to go on a hunt with them. Nelli, Ben's dog was doing very well and we had so much fun watching her work. I told Mr. Bullard that I would like to purchase a Brittany from him. The male I got from Ed was almost out of the box ready to go. We named him Tader and he is an inside dog and loves to hunt. Thank you Ed
Submitted by: Bob Jones on Feb 02, 2008I can't say enough good things about our new Brittany pup we got from Ed. He was 8 months old when we got him. My wife and 4 year old daughter love him. The only thing he does better than be a wonderful part of our family is hunt. At 8 months old, he is more than I ever expected. He holds point and retrieves to hand. I am by no means a trainer, so whatever he does in the field is all genetic. As soon as we get home from a hunt he's ready to lay down and have the whole family pet and love on him.
Mr. Bullard was very honest, easy to deal with, has great knowledge of his dogs and their pedigree, and otherwise just a great person to be around.
Submitted by: Jeremy & Anissa Crow on Jan 24, 2008We are truly blessed to have met Ed and his wife, Donnie. They have helped us pick out a new addition to our family--a beautiful liver and white Brittany female. Hotty Toddy Andie is a sweet, smart, vivacious puppy who has won our hearts. We are thrilled to have her and look forward to spending time with the Bullard's bird hunting this spring. Thank you both for everything!
Jeremy & Anissa Crow
Submitted by: Steve Findley on Jan 09, 2008I bought a 2 year old Brittany, Hank, from Ed on December 8th 2007. I had owned the dog approx 2 hrs when he was accidently released in downtown Anniston Alabama. Not knowing me, and in strange surroundings the dog ran and I could not catch him. I called Mr Bullard who drove 70 miles and walked with me until we spotted Hank. After a couple of whistles and calls, Hank came running. Needless to say not many folks would be willing to go to this extent to help someone they barly knew. But, Ed Bullard is not like many folks. Not only do I have one of the finest little Brittanys I've ever been around,(he points, backs, and retrieves), but also a great new friend. If you don't want a fine little dog or if you don't want to deal with a class gentleman then you need to stay away from Ed Bullard and Austin Creek. Because from my experience that's all you will find there.
Submitted by: Dusty and Rachael on Jan 03, 2008Right after my husband and I got married I decided to surpise him with a dog. I was very worried because I had never owned a dog. My husband always talked about wanting a brittany. I found Ed's number and gave him a call. After talking with Ed and hearing how much he loved his dogs I knew I made a great chioce. When I picked up Gracie, Ed and his Wife showed us all his other dogs. I coiuld see and hear the love he had for each dog. With that much love, I know it must be hard to see any pups go. He called us a few days later to see how surprised my husdand was. We love Gracie. She has a personality like nothing I have ever seen. My in-laws call her their granddaughter. We enjoyed her so much, when we moved a cross town we decided to get another brittnay from Ed. We can not wait!!
Submitted by: Tracie Burkett on Dec 31, 2007We bought two Brittany puppies from Mr. Bullard two years ago one was a male which has turned out to be a very good hunter. The other one was a female which we got for our daughter as a family pet; she has a wonderful disposition, intelligent a great addition to our family. We are very pleased with our dogs they are healthy and have made us very happy. If any one was looking for a Brittany I would tell them that Mr. Bullard is the only man to call, he is very helpful, knowledgeable about the dogs and most importantly HONEST.
Submitted by: Cindy Housel on Dec 14, 2007My family and I bought one of Ed's puppies about a year ago. Due to some personal issues, we had a problem that included our precious puppy. Ed was the first one to jump in and help. What a great guy! This situation proved without a shadow of doubt what kind of man Ed is as well as how much he loves and cares for his dogs. If you are looking for a Brittany, there couldn't be any better place to get one than from Ed Bullard.
Submitted by: Donny Powell on Dec 09, 2007I bought a young started female dog from Mr. Bullard at the beginning of season this year and I have hunte this dog several times. I have been very pleased with the her performance. She will point, back, and retrieve. It was a pleasure doing buisness with Mr. Bullard and would recommend his dogs to anyone looking for a good brittany.
Submitted by: Lindsay Waltman on Dec 06, 2007The Bullards are very good and honest people. I remember the first time I talked with them on the phone I instantly fell in love with them. They were willing to answer ALL my questions, and believe me there were alot. I was very impressed with how much Ed knew the blood line of his dogs, and the way he talked about each of them with love. At first I wanted a female, but when I got there to pick one out I fell in love with a copper male. We took him home and few days later he called to check on how the pup was doing. I am very honored to have found Ed and his wife. I recommened him to anyone who wants a great pup and breed!
Submitted by: Joshua Rotch on Nov 30, 2007Over the past few weeks, we have watched our beautiful little puppy grow to be a young strapping dog with enourmous potential. Mr. Bullard and his wife were very helpful in making our wildest dreams come true. We have always wanted an active yet obedient brittney spaniel; and there simply are not words which could truly do justice to the pure beauty of being out in the hunting fields with "Felix", and his capabilities in the field are second to none. I have owned brittney spaniels before; but I have never owned a puppy of this caliber. He is smart, obedient, and very easy to teach; and in only 3-4 weeks, he is now completley housebroken. He gets along very well with our other dog "Munchkin", who is a Pomeranian; and he is even very nice to our little kitty, "Sunshine".
Submitted by: Charles McCoy on Nov 30, 2007We bought our first Brittany, Patches, from Ed over 30 years ago. At that time, Ed was working a "real" job and only had a few dogs. Patches quickly became a part of our family and remained so for the next 10 years. He was a wonder pet with our children and an excellent hunting partner for me. Ed and his wife, Donnie, have always taken great pride in the love and care they give all of their animals. They are truly very special folks.
Submitted by: Jon Peterson on Nov 29, 2007I got in contact with Ed Bullard in October after hunting pheasants in Minnesota and deciding I wanted a BRITTANY. I finally got the whole family to go up to his place the Friday after Thanksgiving and pick up SCOUT. The liver and white boy is just beautiful and full of life. We also arranged to hunt together the next Tuesday. It was a blast to hunt with some of his best dogs (specifically CHIEF and DOC) as well as give SCOUT a chance to point several quail and even have a few shot over him at 4 months old !! These pups truly come into this world knowing wh at to do as Ed likes to say- it's true because I saw it two days ago. Thank you Ed for your time and effort. Folks.... this man and his wife care about their Brittanys and it shows!! Thanks again from Jon in Acworth, GA.
Submitted by: Mark Depew on Nov 28, 2007Purchasing a Brittany Spaniel from Austin Creek Farms has been an absolute pleasure. I received an quick response from Ed, the owner, who is clearly devoted to his dogs and a true gentleman. Ed took every opportunity to insure that our 16 week old pup would come to us in good health, spirit, and with proper socialization and early field exposure to give us the best chances for success. No question about it, our next dog comes from Austin Creek Farms. (By the way, Ed can spin a few good dog stories too if you've got a few minutes).
Submitted by: Carolyn Whitmire on Nov 27, 2007Ed and Donnie Bullard are at the top when it comes to raising Brittanys! They give love and care to each and every puppy as it they are going to keep them all. We got our Brittany from them and "Sugar" is absolutely beatiful and full of energy! Ed and Donnie are wonderful Christian folks! I wouldn't go anywhere else for a Brittany!
Submitted by: Jerry L. Jones on Nov 25, 2007As co-owner of Mountian Shadows Farms Hunting Preserve, I have had the pleasure of having Ed Bullard and some of his Brittanys hunt with us on several occasions. From the first time out it was apparant that Ed was serouis about producing quality Brittanys for his hunting use.
Recently my wife and I visited Austin Creek Kennels for the first time and found the same care and professionalism as I had seen in the field. Bottom line, I was impressed with what I saw. My family and I have been raising, training and hunting over Brittanys for 45+ years, and I woudn't hesitate to add one of Austin Creeks puppies to our hunting family!
Submitted by: Diane on Nov 21, 2007I am NOT a dog person, but I wanted to make my children's Christmas one that they will never forget. My husband talked me into taking a road trip to Mr. Bullard's home. Once we got there I fell in love with the precious puppies he has and the bigger dogs he introduced to us. Mr. and Mrs. Bullard were so nice and wanted to make sure we knew that their dogs came from a loving Christian family and they also took the time to get to know us so that they knew we would be a good family for thier puppies. I cannot wait to see the look on my kids face when we tell them they are getting puppies. Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Bullard for helping my kids Christmas dreams come true.
Submitted by: brett barnard on Nov 21, 2007If you get a chance to visit Austin creek farms you wont want to leave. The love that Ed Bullard shows for his dogs and bird hunting is just fun to be around.If you grew up bird hunting like I did you know its hard to find the old time bird dogs that live to point back retrieve and most of all please thier owner. But Ed bullard has took a bloodline dating years back has put the time love`and care into making the finest birdogs and friends you will ever see. He is one of the best friends i have ever had. If you visit austin creek farms you will have one of the best dogs and friendships you have ever had. I cant say enough about these wonderful people and their dogs. thanks Ed cant wait to go hunting again.
Submitted by: Patrick Shaddix on Nov 20, 2007After searching extensively for a family pet to make our childrens' dreams come true, we wound up at Austin Creek Farms. Our brief phone conversation told me my wife and I had to meet this man! Ed and his lovely wife couldn't have been nicer, and their Brittanys are just gorgeous. After all was said and done, we ended up with not one, but TWO beautiful pups. Thanks again to these fine people and their love for these animals and people in general!
Submitted by: Tonya W on Nov 09, 2007The anticipation of driving to Austin Creek Farms was only surpassed by the friendly and inviting nature of The Bullards. What wonderful folks! With great dogs to boot! My orange and white, Reb, is great with the kids and is already a great addition to our family. Look forward to seeing you all again soon and the covered bridge is great!
Submitted by: Beth R. on Nov 06, 2007We purchased a dog from Ed Bullard that has turned out to be a great pet, as well as a great hunting companion for my husband. We are very pleased!
Submitted by: Blake S. Jones on Oct 30, 2007Anyone looking for absolutely great dogs and even better breeders should look no further. The Brittanys at Austin Creek Farms are amazing and I would never think to buy one from a different breeder. Mr. Eds years of experience coupled with champion bloodlines led to the little liver and white boy I took home last sunday. He is beautiful and already at 14 months is one of the smartests dogs I have ever owned. If your looking for a dog that will hunt go visit Mr. Ed in Hayden, AL, I promise it will be worth the ride even if just to look.
Submitted by: Danny Womack on Oct 30, 2007Sometimes in life we cross paths with someone who can both lighten our load and inspire us to become a better person. In my case, Mr Ed Bullard is one of those people. Having done the research, I have begun the wait for what I'm sure will be a wonderful addition to our family here in Georgia. Mr Bullards plesant demeanor and willfullness to freely give of his abundant knowledge is inviting from the start. I'm truly excited about the upcoming puppy and just as excited that God has made my path cross with such a wonderful man. Thanks for all of your guidance, Mr Bullard, and may God continue to bless you and your family!
Submitted by: Emily Hohneck on Oct 30, 2007My husband and I live @ Reelfoot Lake in Tiptonville, TN. We have been searching for a puppy for several months. We wanted a Brittany Spaniel, but was unable to find one in our area. I started searching the internet and found Austin Creek Farms which was only about 35 miles from my grandparents. After talking to Mr. Ed, I knew I wanted to drive to Alabama asap. He and is family were wonderful and our 3 month old orange and white puppy is precious and playful. We were very pleased with this kennel.
Submitted by: blake jones on Oct 30, 2007Mr ED and his wife at Austen Creek farms completed my search for a great Brittany. They have great dogs and you can tell right off the bat they take a lot of pride in what they do. Mr. Bullard personally knows the bloodline of every dog and puppy he owns, and he will tell you about all of them if you go to see him. My pup I got from them is wonderful and I would never have even thought about getting a dog from somewhere else. He is fifteen weeks old and looks as if he is going to be the best dog I have owned. If you want quality Brittanys look no further than Austen Creek Farms Hayden, AL.
Submitted by: Sarah on Oct 27, 2007Where do I start? Ed Bullard and Ms. Donnie had me smiling all the way back to Georgia. Not only did I get the prettiest lil' girl this side of the Mississippi but they were an absolute treat. Look no further if your lookin' for good people with good dogs. I look forward to crossing that covered bridge again! :) Thanks again, ya'll!
Submitted by: Lee Cayse on Oct 17, 2007A family friend told us about Ed Bullard and Austin Creek farm - they knew we were looking for a family dog as well as a hunting companion for my husband. After talking with Ed we knew he was the breeder for us, he was very knowledgable and so friendly. We requested a Brittany female (liver and white) and boy did he deliver. Eight weeks later we picked up the new addition to our family. "Ally" is a very smart, interjetic and loving dog. At 3 months old she went on her first hunting trip (opening day of dove season) everyone on the field was shocked at how well she retrieved birds. Ally's natural instincts were beyond all expectations. We highly recommend Ed, his wonderful wife and their well bred Brittany's.
Submitted by: doug bresee on Oct 16, 2007I am from Louisiana and found Molly at Austin Creek Farms/Mr. Ed Bullard. She went on her first hunt at 12 weeks with our other two Brittanys. We went to Clear Creek Quail Preserve in Lumberton, Ms. She backed the two older dogs,made 3 retrieves, hunted dead birds on her own and also pointed butterflies (but we will forgive her for that). Molly hunted for 3 hours and never gave up. Dealing with Mr. Ed was a pleasure. He was very hospitable on our visit to see the puppies and one can tell that his dogs are truly loved and cared for.
Submitted by: The Stranges, Tony, Chris,& Jake on Oct 05, 2007My wife and I, along with our six year old son were looking for a dog that could be a family pet but also one that could learn along with and teach my six year old about bird hunting. We decided on a Brittany and began looking for a reputable breeder. After seeing the ad in Covey Rise, I called and was introduced to Ed Bullard for the first time. He had a liiter of puppies right then but I explained that we were moving and were not quite ready but I would stay in touch. After doing a little homework, I learned that Mr. Bullard was a man of his word and could be trusted to always do the right thing. As time went on we visited several other Brittany breeders some of which felt more like a puppy manufacturing facility but always came back to Austin Creek Farms. In speaking to Ed one Sunday he explained a situation that landed him in an armful of puppies from his own line that were ready and in need of a good home. My family drove over to Alabama that night (we didn't get there until about 8pm) and was graciously met by Ed and his wife. Needless to say my son was "smitten" by a liver and white 9 week old female that he promtly named "Coco". We sat down at the kithchen table and did the paperwork and Coco became a part of the Strange family. Coco and the six year old are inseperable. She is healthy and happy and has already pointed a bird albeit a toy. Thanks Ed for making a little boys dream come true.
Submitted by: Jim Walker on Oct 03, 2007I have invited Ed to quail hunt on my farm several times. It is always fun watching his dogs work. His Brittanys are agressive,hunt hard and cover the fields very well. They stay close enough that we can keep up with them.
His dogs enjoy pointing and retreiving the bird we shoot. It is always enjoyable to hunt with Ed and his dogs.
Submitted by: The Stanfords on Oct 02, 2007We purchased a female Brittany from Ed Bullard after shopping around for just the right breeder. We visited several breeders but settled on Ed because of the quality of his puppies, his kennel and the breeder himself. It is obvious that Ed really cares about his dogs and the people who purchase his dogs. Our female puppy is a beautiful orange and white who won our hearts immediately. We intended to eventually breed her with our beloved liver and white Brittany we?d had for 9 years, but he became ill suddenly and we lost him. We were so impressed with Ed?s puppies that we got a liver and white male from his next litter, and we couldn?t be happier with him. These puppies are delightful family pets and are already displaying the quality of their bloodlines in pointing and retrieving. You will not find a better person to do business with than Ed Bullard, nor will you find any better dogs for your pet/hunting needs!
Submitted by: Cory Smith on Oct 01, 2007I began my search for a Brittany around the first of August. I almost gave up when a friend told me about gundogbreeder.com. Mr Ed Bullard was one of the first I called. He happened to have a litter ready in 2 weeks. I picked out a liver and white female and man what a dog. She was pointing a wing @7 1/2 weeks and pointing and holding on birds @ 10 1/2 weeks. Mr Ed is the nicest and easiest to talk to fellow you will ever meet. He loves his dogs so much that I think he really hates to sell any of them. If you want a family dog, field trial dog or anything in between Ed Bullard is the man to call.
Submitted by: Scott Arledge on Sep 27, 2007My wife and I purchased a liver and white male (Sir Charles)from Austin Creek Farms in March of this year. We were looking for a friendly, loving and smart dog for family enjoyment. I tell you, "Charlie" has been a joy for the entire family. He's healthy, happy, smart and energetic. You can tell he is well bred, and comes from a fine line of dogs. Mr. and Mrs. Bullard run a great breeding program, and I highly recommend getting a Brittany from them. It's worth the trip to the farm just to see all of the good looking Brittany's and meet some very nice people. You can tell that they are in the Brittany business because of the love they have for them.
Submitted by: Mike Tipton on Sep 20, 2007I'll second what good things everyone else has said. I've had the pleasure of helping train a few of Mr. Bullards dogs and can tell you first hand that you'll not find a pup that would be easier to train than one of Ed's. You can tell when the dog's come to you that they are well socialized and are eager to please. As for Ed, he seems well socialized and eager to please also, just kidding I don't think you'll meet a nicer person I haven't met his wife yet but I'm sure she's the same. By the way Ed, How's those 16 inch haybale's? Cya next weekend.
Submitted by: Cindy Housel on Sep 18, 2007My family and I got an orange and white Brittany from Mr. Bullard in January 2007. My boys were so excited about Hero. Mr. Bullard and his wife were kind and welcoming. It was obvious that they take great care of their dogs. Hero is a very energetic and very smart dog. He is a great addition to our family.
Submitted by: David Yates on Sep 18, 2007I got a nine week old liver and white female from Austin Creek two days ago. I cannot say enough about Ed and his operation. He was an extremely nice man who is very knowledgeable about this breed. He answered every question I had with ease. After the first conversation with Ed I knew I had found the right breeder. My new puppy is amazing! After two days she is sitting and knows her name. She is almost housebroken and will retrieve anything I throw at her. In addition to being smart she is also very sweet and affectionate. If anyone is looking for a quality Brittany there is no reason to look any further than Austin Creek.
Submitted by: Ben Wiggins on Sep 06, 2007I was looking for a good bird dog and a good family pet when I read about the Brittany.I found out about Ed on the web. After speaking to him over the phone a few times I knew I wanted one of his pups. Ed did everything he could to give me information about how to begin training my dog,good books to read and even gave me prints to build a qauil house.As for Nelli she is a great dog who loves a feather and aims to please. Thanks to the Bullards at Austin Creek Farms my wife and I have a great new addition to our family and I have an awesome new hunting partner.
Ben Wiggins Hoover,Al
Submitted by: Larry Baile on Sep 05, 2007We got our puppy from Mr. Bullard when she was 6 weeks old. She is so energetic and has a lot of spirit. She keeps us moving and laughing. Next month she is going to start training. We're very happy with her.
Submitted by: Dan Richards on Sep 05, 2007I have 2 Brittany Spaniels that I got from Ed Bullard - Dan's Copper Hunter is a white and orange male, and a great field dog and friend. He has a winning personality and is very eager to hunt. I got Dan's Bonnie Brown Hunter from Ed last year, and she has so much energy and spunk! She loves to hunt, too. Copper and Bonnie have produce 9 of the finest-looking pups you've ever seen, and those pups are also showing great promise as field dogs. Ed has a first-rate kennel, and he and his wife are more than just dog breeders - they truly love each and every dog they have - and it shows!! I'll be going to get another pup from Austin Creek Farms again ASAP.
Submitted by: Dan Tucker on Sep 05, 2007My son and I heard about Mr. Ed Bullard from a friend who saw his Austin Creek Farm ad in Covey Rise Magazine. We bought a 6 week old orange/white Brittany female puppy and have been extremely pleased. At 8 weks old, our puppy will point quail wings better than any other I've raised. Friends can not believe the pictures. Ed's puppies are beautiful, very birdy, and really do "come into this world knowing what to do". It has been a great pleasure getting to know Ed; he is a very knowledgable Brittany breeder who you can trust. We will definetly buy from Ed again.
Submitted by: Jay Bicknell on Aug 26, 2007I am a dog trainer in Kentucky and have been mainly a pointer man since the 5th grade. I recently got female from the one and only Mr. Ed Bullard. Macy is hard going intense tough little dog in the field but calm enough for my 5 yr old little girl to do some of the training. Macy has got a home till the day she dies. I am a brittany and pointer man now!!! Not only is Ed breeding some fine dogs he is one fine fellow who will bend over backwards to help you out. You meet Ed once and he will be a friend for life. The Bicknell Family says thanks for our Macy and thanks for the new friendship.
Submitted by: Scott Hendrix on Aug 23, 2007Ed Bullard has a first rate operation in Alabama. He is honest and straightforward. His Brittany's are some of the best I have ever seen. My do, Buck is turning into a great birddog. Very smart, Very healthy. Can't say enough good things about Austin Creek Kennels.
Submitted by: Scott Hendrix on Aug 20, 2007I found Ed Bullard on the gun dog website and called him immediately. He had exactely what I was looking for, a liver and white male Brittany. After Talking to Ed I realized with the enthusiasm and honesty he spoke with I had found the right breeder. I arrived at his home early on Saturday morning to pick up my puppy and he and his wife were giving all the dogs their shots. His place is impressive and he has by far the best looking Brittanys I've ever seen. I brought Buck home and have been very pleased. He is already pointing a wing and became attached to me immediately. Ed Bullard has a great operation and best of all GREAT Brittany bird Dogs. I'll definitely buy another from him!
Submitted by: Olivia Reed on Jul 08, 2007I have a female orange/white from the same litter born in Feb. She is the light of our lives. She is everything we wanted and more. Ed and his wife are the most wonderful people and have the best raised brittany's in the south.
Submitted by: Phil Inman on Jun 22, 2007I am fron New Bern, N.C. and I found Austin Creek Farms on your website. I checked the web for 9 mths. before I found these people. I drove to his farm to get two Brittany puppies. I brought them home one for me and one for a friend that hunts with me. The puppies were born Feb. 26. 2007. I could not pick them up until after mother day weekend. They had started to work the puppies and socilized them very well. The puppies are very birdie and want to retrieve for you like no other puppies that I have seen at that age. The puppies are all Ed. Bullard said they were and more. Ed. and his wife have a fine operation. I will be going back for another puppie as soon as I can get more room. These puppies are Champion quality and I would say if you are looking for a Brittany check out Austin Creek Farms.