Smokingun Brittanys - North Carolina American Brittany Breeders

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About Smokingun Brittanys
Breeding hard hunting, stylish Brittanys with plenty of brains and an eagerness to please from some of the best bloodlines in history. Whether you are hunting or trialing, these dogs will make your gun smoke!!!
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
American Brittany
Additional Services
Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Eric Lowman
Connelly Springs, North Carolina 28612
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 23 years.
Puppies for sale
Testimonials (136) You are viewing the 10 most recent - View all reviews for Smokingun Brittanys
Submitted by: Morgan McKinney on Oct 06, 2023
Eric was great to deal with throughout the process. Very helpful with any questions and responded quickly. He was able to give periodic updates and photos when requested. He genuinely cares about each of his dogs and the puppies that they produce. Our pup from the 2/1/23 Litter is happy, healthy, energetic, and full of personality. If you’re in the market for a Brittany that is well taken care of and have unbelievable pedigrees, then I would highly recommend Eric and Smokingun Brittany’s.
Submitted by: Lauren on Sep 12, 2023
This past March we picked up our second Brittany from Eric, we have a three year old female and picked up her half brother. We were not disappointed whatsoever - just like our other Brittany, he has tremendous natural hunting ability and is a fabulous family dog. He settled right in with our other two dogs and is a best friend to our young toddler. Our vet has been full of nothing but compliments on the health and breeding of both of our Brittany’s, and could tell there was obvious care and thought that went into their bloodlines. Eric takes care to note personality traits of each puppy in the litter, and honestly cares about the dogs even after they go to their new homes. He follows up with us regularly on how the dogs are doing (even with our three year old). I wouldn’t even question getting another Brittany from Eric in the future, having two Brittany’s from him is a privilege and we are so thankful we found him!
Submitted by: Tommy Peters on Jul 21, 2023
We just purchased a Brittany pup from Eric. Seeing his kennel and the way he selects his sire and dam made it an easy decision for us. His bloodlines are super and our new pup has the most complete set of instincts I have seen. Plus, she is a real fireball and ready for anything, scared of nothing. Thank you Eric for your hard work and efforts, we look forward to a long life with our Penny.FFHIK
Submitted by: Colleen Balik-Meisner on Jun 27, 2023
My family and I picked up our second dog from Eric last weekend. I can not speak highly enough of our puppy and Smokingun Brittany’s. The kennels are clean and it is clear that Eric loves his dogs. As for our newest member, she is smart and easy to train as well as a very affectionate cuddle bug.
Without a doubt, this will not be our last dog from Eric.
Submitted by: Casey Trantham on Jun 27, 2023
We have had the pleasure of working with and hunting behind several of Eric’s dogs and we can’t say enough good about them! We took one of his males to MN and ND with us durning the 2022 season and he excelled, he was able to work sharptail grouse and Hungarian partridge in ND and ruffed grouse and woodcock in MN and NC! We cannot recommend Eric’s Brittany’s enough! We had the opportunity of getting a male out of one of his late winter litters this year and are so excited to watch him mature into a wild bird dog!

Casey Trantham
Cedar Grove Gun Dogs
Submitted by: Katie Somers on Jun 27, 2023
For years now I've looked at pictures of the litters that came from this breeder. They all were beautiful and seemed to be top notch. I finally made the decision to get a pup myself and it sure was worth it. My boy is exceptional! He's a fast learner and you can tell he has a good background. Working with Eric was a breeze and I would recommend ANYONE looking for a Britt to go through Smokingun!
Submitted by: Jaimie on May 04, 2023
I cannot recommend Eric enough! We were not able to pick up our little girl the first weekend but he sent photos and updates to help decide which puppy would be ours. We picked up our, Bria, June 2022 and she has turned into the perfect companion and her hunting drive is fully innate. She slept through the night since day 1 and we could have not asked for a sweeter, smarter, or more trained dog. Eric is super kind and you can tell how much he loves and cares for every single one of his dogs and pups. This is our first Brittany, and when it's time to get another, Eric will be our first choice!
Submitted by: Craig Branch on Mar 04, 2023
We recently picked up our second puppy from Eric! He never disappoints as a breeder. The dogs are healthy, well cared for and socialized prior to pickup. Eric keeps you up to date one the process and has very nice dogs. They kennels are well kept and Eric breeds top quality bird dogs. Their pedigree speaks for the dogs themselves and Eric is a breeder that only builds upon the great Brittany. Rip our latest puppy is sweet, loving, and healthy. He has drive and stile and will make a wonderful bird dog. Thanks again Eric for another great dog. If you are looking for a great bird dog or companion, look no further than Eric’s Smokingun kennels. They truly are the best Brittany’s around. Thank you Eric!

Craig Branch
Submitted by: Steve Gazda on Dec 22, 2022
Just got back from "the hunt." Brought Dash (male, liver) home in October of 2020 and had a good experience through the process of picking him from the litter. He's been a fantastic family dog, loving and affectionate. That was the compromise in our house, I wanted a gun dog, wife wanted a sweet cuddly pup. We both won. His natural abilities began to shine within the year out in the backyard with rabbits, squirrels and little birds. Caught a little bunny that we shared for lunch when he was 1 year old.

Jump to this season. I've had him out 10-12 times in stocked pheasant fields in the Willamette Valley for practice and then over Thanksgiving we teamed up with some more seasoned German Wirehairs for a wild upland hunt. His little gears were turning and his training was coming together.

Well, he just went pro this past weekend in the sagebrush of Eastern Oregon. Twenty minutes out of the truck he locked onto a covey of wild partridge and held point like he'd been doing it his whole life. He proceeded to point 3 more coveys in the next two hours and brought the birds back in great shape. He's a machine. He did it again the next morning. His only fault is he won't sit still and look at the camera for the "grip and grin" photo over his pile of birds. Couldn't be more happy with my little guy and can't recommend this kennel enough. Almost don't want to say too much, I'm already daydreaming about another pup and don't want to much competition for these little nuggets.
Submitted by: Jess Lallas on Jul 23, 2022
I live in Washington state and contacted Eric about one of his litters he was advertising back in may. Eric was extremely helpful and fast to respond with sending pictures, pedigrees, and answering all questions a guy could ask about getting a puppy sight unseen. Eric went above and beyond having the pup shipped and was very trustworthy with everything. Now about the little girl we got from him, there’s only one word to describe her and it is “natural”. She is about 14 weeks old now and shows everything you could ever want out of young puppy. Her first training session she showed no hesitation with gun fire and retrieving the pigeons to hand with nice body holds and confidence on the very first bird interaction. She has the most beautiful point, coat, personality, drive, and so damn intelligent. If your debating on getting a puppy from him do it you won’t regret it! I can’t wait for this hunting season with her. Again Eric if your reading this thank you my family and I are so happy with her.
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