At Draco Kennels, we strive to provide you with a healthy, social, intelligent lifelong companion. Dogs are family here! Early socialization, interaction and exercises in good manners go a long way! Since the exciting moment of birth, all puppies are handled by our family, multiple times a day. The puppies spend their first few weeks entirely indoors, with all the normal sights and sounds of a household. As they develop, we introduce more outdoor playtime, toys, interactive physical playtime. And always, personal attention given to all. Who can resist "puppy snuggling"? We have been breeding Quality Gundogs for nearly 30 years, and that experience shows in the pup you take home. Breeding plans are carefully researched, to combine the best attributes of each dog to produce a wonderful, happy, healthy litter of pups to develop into phenomenal dogs capable of fulfilling the Standards for the Breed. Bred "True to Type", to look as they should, and perform as they should, in whatever venue you choose to pursue! Whether you plan to show, hunt, agility, obedience, therapy or just enjoy life with a constant devoted companion, your puppy will be eager and willing to be by your side through it all, for all their years to come!
Submitted by: Terry L Gladman II on Mar 04, 2017
We bought our Brittany late winter of 2014. We started training as soon as we got home with Lizzy. Obedience came very natural and interaction with our very young kids was nothing short of amazing. I was worried at first that she didn't show any interest in a wing or body. So we kept at it the best we could till that day came to go live and we hit the ground on fire and now as a three year old you had better pack a lunch if you want to keep up. ONE WORD "DRIVEN"
Submitted by: Justin on Jan 14, 2016
I got a Gordon Setter from Diana 5 years ago. I hunt him primarily on high elevation blue grouse and he has yet to meet a dog with a better nose or feel for wild birds. When I first got him, I was worried I'd have to teach him how to work the birds... First wild blue grouse he ever saw he pinned between myself and him and it's been a pleasure to watch him mature into the finest bird dog I could have asked for. I've had him on pheasant, quail, grouse and chukar and he doesn't skip a beat - what a nose!!! He's an absolute pleasure to be around and provides us plenty of entertainment on a daily basis. I can't recommend Draco enough!
Submitted by: Tink Haydon on Oct 28, 2015
Bought a Boykin pup from Draco Kennels about a month ago. Diana was a pleasure to work with. Have had no problem out of the pup. She is 12 weeks old now and has been in the water, sits to a whistle and command, stays on command (briefly), comes when called and goes crazy over thawed doves. I plan to introduce her to live quail in the next couple of weeks. She has been very easy to house break, stays in the kennel overnight with no trouble and is a very easy dog to train so far. Pup gets along with our 1 year old son and other dog with no problems at all.
This Boykin from Draco is my first bird dog but I recommend Draco highly.
Submitted by: Leah Shanley on Jun 02, 2015
I was looking for a dog that was going to keep me busy and also be a good size for the small home that I live in. Sadie Mae our brittany that from Draco Kennels is so wonderful. She is cute as a button and has easily become the highlight of my day. I couldn't have found a better walking and playing partner anywhere else. I 100% recommend Draco Kennels.
Submitted by: Claudia Mouser on Jan 16, 2015
One of my bucket list items was to own a Gordon Setter. I researched and decided to go with Draco kennels in Kentucky. I live in Ohio. He is the best. Everything you would expect from a Gordon Setter. I highly recommend Draco kennels. They have the best gun dogs.
Submitted by: Jacob McAvinchey on Dec 29, 2014
I have had my girl Fiona for just over a year now and she has been just amazing. Her temperament is great, she gets along with everyone and even though she is still very much a puppy she knows to slow down and be gentle around children. Her energy level is quite high but if you put in the effort to exercise her regularly and plenty she settles right down in the house and will curl up in your lap any chance she gets.
I initially was hesitant to purchase a dog online without having more then pictures but Diana put my worries to rest. Her puppies are well socialized and very well taken care of as they grow up. When I took the trip down to Kentucky from Michigan all the paper work was set and ready to go and I left with the cutest little ball of fluff who slept in my lap the whole drive home.
As far as hunting goes my gordon goes out with me quite often and on all sorts of game. She comes out to the field for goose season and will sit quietly next to me while we wait, or take her into the grouse woods and she runs nose to the ground looking for upland birds. No doubt in my mind my next dog will come from DracoKennels
Submitted by: Earl Spencer on Nov 17, 2014
The service and understanding I got with Draco Kennels were amazing. I flew my English Setter Finley to southern California. I was very much impressed with the dog I received. I just can't get enough of our boy. He is smart and listens very well. I started training him after a few days of getting to know us. He picked up and understood the things I wanted him to do. Finley's markings are better then the pictures could tell. We are so happy, I will never forget the joy he is giving us. I can't wait to teach him to swim next summer. He is my 60th birthday gift and will always be grateful to Diana at Draco Kennels.
Submitted by: Aubrey Scott on Oct 05, 2014
It was a great experience buying my Boykin from Draco kennels Diane is great at working with you to make the experience fun, my dog is better than I could have ever expected she sits and fetches retriever dummy after only 2 days!!! Excellent job
Submitted by: Skye Scholander on Jul 16, 2014
We received our Brittany from Draco Kennels via air shipment after speaking extensively with Diana, the breeder, over the phone. While we were initially apprehensive about purchasing a puppy sight unseen we pretty confident in all the of the interactions we had with Diana and took the plunge.
Our Brittany arrived at the airport sleepy but relaxed. She came to us with such a wonderful personality. She is gentle and sweet. She is amazing with our kids - our oldest son has thanked me for finally getting a dog - even though he will only have a couple of years with her before he goes off to university (he is already concerned about that). She is active and loves to run and cuddles with us on the couch. She lets our youngest children (5 and 7) brush and pet her.
She was clearly well socialized prior to coming to us. She hasn't met another dog, big or small, that she doesn't like. She is comfortable with cats and so far horses as well. She has exhibited no aggression, no fear, and no timidity in any situations. She is responsive and friendly to all people. She makes me look like a great dog owner with her personality and temperament. She trains quickly and loves to learn. The kids can work with her easily and have so enjoyed it. She is the delight of our home.
Diana's dogs are wonderful family dogs. Loving and sweet. I can't say enough good things. I would be happy to speak with anyone considering getting a Brittany from Draco Kennels.
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Submitted by: Bill Reilly on Jul 08, 2014
In my search for a Brittany breeder, I discovered Draco Kennels with various reviews from different organizations, some favorable, and some not. After many e-mail contacts with Diane, my confidence level increased. Questions were answered competently, promptly and professionally. It was now time for a personal phone call. She picked up the phone after a few rings, which surprised me, since I have never experienced this before. It has always been telephone tag with previous breeders. This is my fourth Brittany, and after speaking with Diane, I was very comfortable with her ability to arrange air transport from Kentucky to Long Island, and presented me with a beautiful and healthy puppy. The purchase was error free, and very personable. I recommend her without reservation.