Thomas Brittanys is located in Ellijay Georgia, we have been loving and breeding brittanys for over 30 years.
Our main focus is having a dog, that is as good in the field as it is for the hearth; we believe that our dogs have this winning combination.
We found ourself hearing about the "Bullet " dog after we had purchased a little female dog from a breeder. She was about 4 months old and very bidable. Did not matter what we showed her, she was up for it. It did occur to us that we had seen that name on her papers. We did some research and found out just what a treasure we had in our little Ellie.
Ellie was our only dog at the time, and we soon got another female named Pearl, also another excellent dog. Pearl is out of Renegade's Kansas Kid who is traced back to Windsept Clay's Bullet. Clay is the brother to Nolan's Last Bullet.
We took those dogs hunting everywhere, one trip we made that stands out in my mind was a trip to North Dakota. There were four of us, three dogs in crates, 8 pieces of checked luggage, 9 pieces of carry on, 5 guns checked of course. oh did I say that there were two ladies on this trip, hence all the luggage. all we really needed were the dogs, guns and two carry ons'. We arrived in Minneapolis, so we just had to stop in at Cabalas and guess what, buy more clothes. Our journey on the plane was wonderful, that is the way to travel with a dog, delta was our carrier and we had no problems, but there wasn't a hop that could carry three dogs, so we drove to Bismark. Some of the most beautiful land, I'm sorry we did not have time just to stop and let the dogs run those fields. I could go on about this trip but my space is limited, it was a week long, i killed my first bird a record with 30"tail feathers 15minutes after i stepped on the field, we limited out every day but one, that day it snowed 8 inches. IT WAS WONDERFUL. Can't wait to go back.
When Ellie was two we made the fateful trip to North Carolina to visit Nolan Huffman. We met Nolan, a very modest and humble man, on a grey December day. There was Buddy laying in the driveway, he slowly got up, his muzzle was turning white with age and his years of running NSTRA was telling in his walk but there was a female to see Buddy, he stepped lively to the truck. I said," I think that's Buddy, he looks like the picture." We met Nolan and it was like we had been friends for life. He took Ellie down to his kennels for his girls, Buddy following all the way, Ellie looked pretty indignant about the whole thing, like I thought you would sell Pearl first. We left, that is a 6 hour trip one way for us, it took nearly 3 weeks for Ellie to get her mind straight about why she was there and what had to happen for her to go home. Many cold nights in the blue barrel and not on the foot of the bed.
But not in vain, she delivered a litter of 4 puppies, we kept 3 and our daughter got one. Tess, Jack and Pete came from that litter 5 years ago.
I must stress something at this point, we do not raise many puppies and if you cannot keep your puppy please contact us.
We raise our puppies in our home, we don't let the puppies go outside on the ground, before they have their first series of shots at 6 weeks of age. This is very important because puppies cannot fight off the different diseases that live in the ground and that are carried by bugs. To be raised in a home is also better because they are already adjusted to the sounds of the television, vaccum, phones, and the sounds of people coming and going. About the age of 4 weeks we place a live quail in a container in the whelping box. You would not belive the puppies at this young age, they are drawn to this quail, they might just be 4 weeks old but they have years of hunting in their genes.
I start feeding my puppies at 3 weeks of age a special diet. This offering of food helps them from being so hungry and also helps the mother from being depleted from the nursing puppies. I then increase the times of being fed and add a white meat of poulty, like turkey. I put turkey thru the food processor and add it to the soften dog food at week 4 1/2 week. Offer dry food to the puppies at 5 weeks as much as they can eat, or self feed, don't forget water, change it often to keep it clean. If you have city water, use bottle water for your puppies.
We also start our puppies on puppy papers so that you will be a little a head on house breaking and the create should only be used for sleeping not for punishement. They will start sleeping in their crates in week 6.
Our dogs are a great blessing in our lives, and we work at being good breeders and choosing good homes for our puppies. Anyone that have had one of these wonderful dogs in their lives will understand just how smart, loving and just how endearing they become to you. We never ship puppies, your first experience with your puppy will be pleasant for you and the puppy.
Thomas Brittanys are not just a bird dog, they will be your friend for life. For a brittany that will sleep on your bed and then outperform all others in the field a true Hearth and Field dog, call us and we can give you references. Thank you for your time in allowing us to share a little bit of our lives with you. Laura and Frank Thomas
We have one puppy available, Mickey is 8weeks old, orange and white. he is paper trained and working on site pointing. We have a 2 1/2 year old male dog son of Beeline Bullets Oxidation and grandson of Nolan's Last Bullet. Works great, retrieves, half of points to jr hunter title. Call for information on both dogs. 706 2731250