LEtoile du Nord kennels - North Dakota Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel Breeders

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About LEtoile du Nord kennels

I am a breeder of superior  quality AKC/UKC Epagneul Bretons (French Brittany Spaniels). Bred for high natural hunting ability, and to be your companion by the fireplace after the hunt.

Home of GrCHF GRCH Vernon de L'Escarbot MH. The first Pointing dog of any breed to receive the "Grand Champion of the Field" Title in UKC history. Vern is also the first American bred and trained dog to receive a C.A.C.T in France. In addition to Trialing my dogs in AKC, UKC and Europe, I hunt my dogs extensively. By doing both I insure excellence in the field.

I am located north of Jamestown, in Sykeston North Dakota

Please feel free to call or email me. I am always happy to talk dogs!

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel
Additional Services
Training, Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Mark Dinsmore
Sykeston, North Dakota 58486
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 13 years.
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Submitted by: Artur F on Sep 14, 2019
Jake is doing great and weighed in today at 23.1 lbs! He is energetic but still very snugly. He loves everyone and other dogs, and he is fearless. He goes to the door when he has to pee and 95% of the time we get him outside in time to pee. He comes and sits and lies down, backs up, gets off, shakes, spins, waits/stays, goes to kennel, fetches, brings toys when we tell him to, and is learning more. Thinking I might do agility with him... he is teething now and has about 9 of his adult teeth in! He has been the picture of health. Can't thank you enough for giving us such a great family member! You have gone above and beyond since I first called you, and I'm so glad we made the decision to buy a L'Etoile du Nord EB. Jake may have ruined other dog breeds for us! If anyone ever wants to talk to someone who has bought a puppy from you, please give them my name!
Submitted by: Paul W on Sep 14, 2019
There are many breeders out there on the web, and we checked into most of them. After weeding through the masses we settled with a few breeders we felt very comfortable with. Real breeders, ones that import dogs, trial dogs, show dogs and aren't afraid to move away from dogs that aren't working out. L'Etoile du Nord made the cut for us. We are looking forward to their June 2018 litter! This will be our 1st EB. Mark hunts his dogs. The same dogs are some of the best trialing dogs in the UKC. Mark is very willing to train his puppies or any other dogs for that matter...I encourage you to find a breed of EBs that will also train your puppy for you.

I highly recommend you give Mark a call if you are looking for a puppy or gun dog training.
Submitted by: Dennis on Sep 14, 2019
Our dog is now 6 years old. We have learned more from her than she has from us for sure. I want to let anyone looking for a puppy to think about getting one from L'Etoile du Nord Kennel. From day one, Mark has been willing to take phone calls and emails. I will have made many of them. He works hard to prove his dogs. He talks highly of other breeders and encourages you to talk to many breeders. If you are looking for a puppy (like we are now) take the time to give Mark a call.


Submitted by: Steve H on Sep 07, 2019
I wanted to take a minute to share my experience using L'Etoile du Nord Kennel with others. Mark was very willing to work with me in trying to get us a puppy. At first, we were willing to wait for one of his puppies and looked elsewhere. When we spoke to many other breeders we quickly learned what set L'Etoile du Nord Kennel apart from many other breeders, respect. Mark was willing to listen to me for what I was looking for and never tried to tell me what I was looking for. Mark was also willing to train the puppy when it was ready, I found very few "breeders" train dogs also. I strongly believe this is another very good reason to look at L'Etoile du Nord Kennel. I don't believe my experience is any different than many others... I highly recommend L'Etoile du Nord for your puppy or training needs.
Submitted by: George W on Sep 07, 2019
Mark runs a topnotch facility. He strives to produce dogs of the best quality. As he says, he will not cut corners. He is always willing to help with training questions whether you have one of his dogs or not. He is totally dedicated to the concept of a "Total Dog."
If you are looking for a puppy, help with training, or just information on this wonderful breed, he is the one to talk to...
Submitted by: Tim J on Sep 07, 2019
We met Mark when we started looking for a Brittany. It was nice to find someone willing to listen to us without telling us we didn't know what we were talking about. Mark listened to what we were looking for and kindly told us that he likely would be able to get us what we were wanting, an easy going family pet. I thought long and hard about what he told us about the breed and ended up getting a French Brittany Anyone looking for a hard energy strong French Brittany needs to reach out to
Mark
Submitted by: George H on Aug 23, 2019
When I first spoke with Mark over the phone, I quickly realized that he had exceptional knowledge about this breed. I had looked long and hard for the right breeder and I knew soon after speaking and meeting Mark that my search was over. I could easily tell his heart was in the right place and his passion with strong.mark, L'Etoile du Nord is astounding. Thanks again!
George H.
Submitted by: Tyler R on Aug 23, 2019
We are on a list to get a puppy in November. Mark has been easy to work with. He has been straight forward and willing to take calls and emails along the way. He opened his house and kennel for us when we wanted to come to see the setup. He even got some dogs out while we were there to work for us to see. Impressive o say the least.

If you are in the market for a puppy, you need to check out L'Etoile du Nord

Tyler R.
Submitted by: Bob O. on Aug 23, 2019
I have been searching for a French Brittany this spring. I was surprised in the difference in the breeders I have spoken to. Some were very friendly and had nice dogs but I was sure they were breeders. After talking to Mark I felt very good knowing where he stood on things and walked me through all the sales pitches I had been hearing. At the end of the day, I am glad I picked L’Etoile du Nord Kennel for my first French Brittany. There are many breeders in this area but one stands out as being well ahead!
Submitted by: Ashley M on Jan 01, 2018
To Mark, he’s not just selling you a dog. He’s put so much love and dedication into his dogs- they are family to him just as much or even more so as they come home with us and become family. He cares where each one goes- it’s not a breed and sell and done deal. He’s incredibly knowledgeable about this breed- I’d consider him an expert. He’s proud of his dogs and he’s always happy to help anyone with theirs even if their dog did not come from him. But one things for sure, his line of dogs are pretty darn awesome and it shows through each of them and the many achievements and awards they all hold. Our two French Brittany’s we have gotten from Mark have been the best bird dogs we’ve ever had. Thank you Mark for all the hard work you put into making this breed so wonderful!
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