Cactus Country Kennels - Arizona Braque Du Bourbonnais Breeders

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About Cactus Country Kennels
Cactus Country Kennels is located in Tucson, Arizona, the heart of desert quail country. We are proud to be breeders of the exceptional Braque du Bourbonnais hunting dog since 2002  and to offer this incredible pointer to the serious hunter.  We take our responsibility to our hunting families very seriously and produce only the finest versatile hunting dogs.  Our dogs are both imported and born in the U.S.A. and represent what every hunter is looking for in a hunting companion.  This breed is also the perfect family dog, loving, gentle and the short coat makes them very low maintenance.  They are a perfect blend of family dog and serious bird dog.  They are happy to be where you are and then when you put on your hunting pants, they are all about the hunt.  The are minimal shedders and the short coat is perfect for all areas of the country.  Prior to leaving our home we kennel train, sit and down train, potty train, do retrieving training, introduce them to a bird and a wing.  We socialize with adults, kids and other dogs.  I send weekly pictures so you can watch your puppy grow!  We are happy to offer references and you can find testimonials on our website.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Braque Du Bourbonnais
Breeder Contact Info
Larry Friedrichs
3935 E. Pima
Tucson, Arizona 85712
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 10 years.
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Testimonials (4)
Submitted by: lawrence o'neill on Nov 13, 2012
i am so lucky to have found cactus country kennels larry and mary are two of the nicest people i know everyone says that but it's true i felt like i was buying a dog from a friend or neighbor . ellie is the love of my life she is amazing learns very quickly is crazy about kids. she comes to work with me at my bait shop she loves greeting customers i am training her to hunt (she is 5 months as i write this). she is birdie as all heck she loves to play hide the wing. i will say if these are not outside kennels dogs. her real passion is her people she does not like being left out or left behind.she is a world class snuggle monster my friends have two boys 5 and 8 she just loves to play with them these are great family dogs she has so far bean the easiest puppy i have ever had she is not destructive at all. very smart easy to train. a really great dog
Submitted by: James "Barney" Barnett on Aug 18, 2008
Twenty months ago I started looking for a great new dog to replace Syrinx; my old pointing lab. I was looking at different pointing breeds which, hopefully, would have the disposition of the labrador retriever. I found Cactus Country Kennels through a web search and, as they were somewhat local (what's 100 miles when searching for the right dog), I decided to pay Larry and Mary Friedrichs a visit. They were very gracious, hospitable, and truly loved this special breed of dog. Upon meeting "the pack", I quickly handed them a check for the deposit for a pup from an upcoming litter. Seven months of searching had come to an end. Hunter (Cactus Country Gambel's Hunter)is now 12 1/2 months old, and I am continually amazed by this little dog. To clarify, "little"; Hunter weighs 53 pounds, whereas Syrinx (my former lab) weighed 75 pounds.

Hunter is everything that I could hope for in a hunting companion. He has a very good nose; a solid point; has developed a good tracking ability; and loves to retrieve, especially in water. He is also the most affectionate hunting dog that I've been around. This breed is truly a versatile hunting dog. I cannot say enough good things about the Friedrichs, nor the Braque du Bourbonnais. I am so impressed by both the breed and the breeders, that I am looking to get a mate for Hunter from a non-related litter that the Friedrichs are planning for this winter.
Submitted by: Shane Berthiaume on Apr 05, 2008
Larry and Mary are two of the nicest, knowledgeable, and helpful breeders I have ever met. I started looking for a gun dog that would a great addition to our family almost two years ago and was referred to Cactus country by a neighbor of my inlaws. I found that the Braque du bourbannais is the perfect dog for the hunting family. Larry and Mary are very committed to producing fine hunting dogs and the Bdb temperment is perfect for the house as well. They answer all my questions about their dogs and even were there to help with suggestions about training, or really anything that pertains to these dogs. They are proud of the work that they do and very happy to hear, even now, about the accomplishments of one of their pups both on and off the field. I would highly recommend Cactus Country to anyone who is looking for a medium sized gun dog that with a great nose and a loving temperment. You cant go wrong here!!
Submitted by: Larry Basom on Jan 23, 2008
Larry and Mary Friedrich's, the owners of Cactus Country Kennels in Tucson, AZ, are knowledgeable, committed breeders who proved to be absolutely wonderful to deal with. Since we had no prior experience with the Braque du Bourbonnais breed, we had lots of questions about their characteristics; hunting ability, temperament, etc. They answered all of our questions thoroughly and we ultimately became convinced that a BdB was the breed for us. Best of all, we not only got a marvelous puppy but were able to maintain an excellent where they continue to provide guidance and support. They are pretty special people.

I am an avid upland bird hunter and was looking for a medium-sized dog that would point and retrieve naturally and one with great desire and intensity. At 10 months, this puppy exhibits all of these characteristics and simply never gives up. He is also proving that he is pretty darn good at finding lost birds too. What was equally important to us, however, was finding a dog that would settle down quickly after the hunt;be a good companion for my wife and I and simply be a pleasure to have around. While a tall order, we couldn't be happier that we made the choice to go with this breed. In our opinion, they are hard to beat.
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