Windy Acres French Brittanys - North Dakota Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel Breeders

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About Windy Acres French Brittanys
ABOVE: Above is a picture of Tori. She is a retired breeder purchased by Kevin in WY. Great picture and story in the testimonial section. Thanks!  Windy Acres is a small kennel located in bird country and croplands of South Central North Dakota near the SD boarder. For over 50 years the black nose Brittany has been a favorite of Phil and his friends.  When we started the kennel there were just 7 Registered Epagneul Breton  kennels in the country Wow how that has changed. The popularity of the breed and the eager buyers have increased that to way over 100 and counting.

 All of our dogs are Duel Registered or tri registered UKC,  AKC, NAVHDA. Proven  excellent Hunters and Huntress. We do insure all breeding pairs are exceptional hunters.We cater to hunters and Family hunting dogs.

Our Lines are all superior and proven . We give a full 2 year guarantee on all our dogs.

 We have several training plans and cater to all levels of training requirements. Phil has trained over 500 dogs and loves it.

Our desire is to become a kennel family  with and for our clients, we strive to provide the best lines, proven breeding pairs and professional training and most of all superior Customer Service before and after the sale.

  My goal is to breed for a client, not have a litter, and It is proven a good plan. Having only 2-3 litters can mean a wait,  at times but clients tell me it was worth the wait to get a well fit dog for the field and  family. I look forward to finding one for your family. 

 Also a Huge thank you all for the support Kind words and for Loving my dogs !!!

I love to, and am very proud to, show these dogs and everyone is invited to come visit for a field run any time.

May you all have a Super year and Id like to say Thank You and God Bless to our New , Repeat and Future clients

Phil Rogers



Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel
Additional Services
Training, Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Phil Rogers
2991 70th St SE
Napoleon, North Dakota 58561
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 17 years.
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Submitted by: Barry Dudelson on Dec 10, 2018
After a full season I can just speak higher of my Windy Acres EB. I chose the full training package from Phil. We picked the pup together and Phil, kept, “ Nate” for 9 months of training from House breaking to hunting like a dog bamany years older than he is. His behavior is outstanding In and Outside the home. My Wife Love him also. Last year he hunted well and this season he is continuing at a pace easily out-preforming his first seasons accomplishments. At the start of the season he has over 20 Points. In fact, today he pointed and held a rooster for a very long time. I am amazed that he can hold and if the bird moves, he will reposition like an old pro! He has never broken a point. He just stays solid. He is doing exceptional and I continue to enjoy, totally, his performance. So far 20 Birds this season. Windy Acres sure have great Dogs, they are Excellent!
Barry D. Conn.
Submitted by: Kevin Nelson on Dec 10, 2018
Let me start by saying, I have 2 Windy Acres Dogs. One I got as a pup and another I was lucky enough to purchase when Phil retired her from breeding. (A great program many do not know about.) Rooty is my male he is an amazing dog. His ability to retrieve is uncanny. Tori is the female I got from Phil in March. She took some time to get used to me. Id call Phil and He would say Ill put a check in the mail and come get her. I was so pleased when all of a sudden she came to life and is a stone hunter!. Together they are amazing. We had a great day just yesterday. 7 birds. All pointed by both Dogs. I have to brag a little on Rooty. He is one amazing dog. He made some unbelievable retrieves. He hunts and points like a machine. Another great dog from Windy Acres. Id say you could not go wrong purchasing a dog from Windy Acres and Phil!
Kevin Nelson Sheridan WY
Submitted by: Zachery Bohn on Oct 23, 2018
Where to begin. I will write two of these,one before Phil’s training session and one after.
Before: Our little Ace is a product of JJ and Gracie. And let me tell you what, that just may be one of the best combinations available. Ace was sitting, listening, and potty trained by 3 months. Extremely smart and driven dog. Ace had an accident at 4 months old which left him with a broken back leg at the beginning of summer. With Phil’s help we were able to find the best doctor and ensure Ace’s timely return to the field. The summer was tough to sit still for a puppy who was already trying to point robins while on three legs. After a month and a half of healing we were left with another month and a half before training starts to get Ace prepared. As I mentioned before very fast learner and great listen made quick work of training preparation. When dropping Ace off at training I was happy with the dog I had purchased he was a great family companion and had shown great signs of hunting skills for a 7 month old puppy. I debated how much more Phil could do as his amazing genetics had gotten us this far which I was very happy with. Wow, was I impressed with the results.
After: First off I want to thank Phil for all the videos and notes he sent every week. What a great way to see our pup grow. Second if possible send your dog to Phil for training he is truly one of the best breeders and trainers. He was able to help ace focus his amazing outside drive to hunting and hunting only. I have taken him out hunting this fall and he done better than words can describe, currently the tally is up to 24 birds found and 19 of those were pointed and held for several second before the bird spooked loose. I have had more fun hunting the 6 days this fall than I ever have before. Ace has so much drive and Phil trained him to focus it in the right direction it is truly amazing and is a huge testament to Phil’s genetics and his training ability. We wouldn’t trade him for the world. He is the best dog we have ever had. Quick story. I was actually running him this afternoon next to a corn field at 16-20mph when all of a sudden he slammed on the breaks and took 5 steps and stopped to hold a point for over a minute on a rooster 3 rows into the corn. It was incredible to watch. He lifted his front paw and just held till I caught up then we flushed it. We kept going for a mile and came back the same route. When getting to the same area he caught wind of more pheasants and pointed another group of 4 birds 3 hens and 1 rooster which all held still till I caught up and flushed them. It was truly amazing for a 8.5 month old puppy to stop on a dime and hold a point for over a minute or two. Truly remarkable breeding and high quality training from Windy Acres Kennel is the only source of Ace’s success.
Zach Bohn Fargo ND
Submitted by: Kyle Paxton on Sep 02, 2018
My wife and I got our first French Brittany from Phil this spring on my 29th birthday. We named him Odin, and he is asleep at my feet as I type this. He is actually the first dog that either of us have had since we moved out of our parents’ homes. Getting a dog was a big decision for us. I wanted a working breed, but we live in the suburbs. I was worried I’d have to settle for an aloof couch-potato or some kind of ankle biter. With some research we discovered this breed might be exactly what we were looking for. It was at that point that Phil demonstrated his genuine care for the breed and for potential customers.
Phil didn’t try to sell us on the breed. He asked us many questions about what we were looking for, and what our current life circumstances are, so he could be certain we would be a good home for one of his dogs. He would rather not sell a dog than place one in a home that would not be a good fit. After a couple conversations with Phil it was clear that the French Brittany was the breed for us, and Phil was exactly what we were looking for in a breeder.
Phil is a kind, knowledgeable, experienced, straight-talking man who is passionate about his French Brittanys. He has been more than willing to answer any questions we have had so far. It is easy to tell that he genuinely care about how things are progressing with Odin. We could not ask for a better breeder.
Odin’s demeanor, obedience, intelligence and love of the outdoors has pleasantly surprised us, our family, friends, and co-workers. (Even though Phil told us he would be like this.) I take him to work nearly everyday, and he just relaxes. After work, he is ready to get outside and explore the great outdoors. Once at home he is playful and affectionate. Don’t get me wrong, he is a puppy and has the “problems” that come with that stage. However, the vast majority of the time he is very obedient. We could not ask for a better puppy.
Odin is already conditioned to gunfire (it did not take much time), and we are going to start training him on pigeons this upcoming weekend. Pheasant season starts November 2 in Ohio. I’ll provide updates as we progress toward and through his first hunting season. Perhaps I should call it his first “training” season… we’ll see.
Submitted by: Jim Paxton on Aug 31, 2018
I am righting this to let you know about some amazing dogs and an amazing person and I don't say these things lightly. Kona is from Grace and JJ and an awesome pup who we love very much she is extremely smart, courageous, adventuresome and fearless. Fearless was what Phil called her at 3 weeks and she sure is. We had only had her a couple weeks and I took her to the strip of woods with a creek that we have on our property. I took my eyes of off her for a minute, when I looked back she had walked out onto a log that was over the creek and was just setting there looking at the water and field on the other side, when she was done she just turned around and walked back. If there was any brush around she didn't walk around it she just made her way through it checking things out. She is not even afraid of the cows, unless they start walking towards her:). She loves the water and was pointing butterflies and bees at 2 1/2 months:). About 3 weeks ago I got her some pigeons and everything changed well not entirely she still likes to point butterflies and bees:) but if there is a bird around she is all business I was amazed how on the first time I took her out and was walking her downwind and across from where the bird was that as soon as she was downwind from it she did a ninety and stopped a few yards from it, she likes to creep but we will work on that. I show people the video of her second time out and they just say WOW! one guy who has had a couple of dogs and has one now said that she is almost finished, but I know that this is only the beginning of her potential. She loves to stalk the geese that come into the neighbors field and meadowlarks. Set,Stay and Ok came easy, Come took a little longer, at about 4 1/2 months it was like turning on a light and she has been fantastic sense, she is still not crazy about Heal but we are working on it:) doing very well with To Far. I could go on and on but I would encourage you to read the other testimonials here that is what I did, they will tell you even more about these dogs. I will say one more thing, she is a great dog in the house.
Now to Phil which was the reason I chose Windy Acres and have no regrets what so ever, again I would encourage you to read the other testimonials. I started out by choosing 5 places I believe all 5 are on here and sent an e-mail to them with 3 very simple questions. I believe one was how much do they shed? One did not answer at all, One I believe answered 3 weeks later all with a one or two line answer. Within a day or two Phil answered them in great length and told me that "no matter who I got it from" that this is what I should look for in a Epagneul Breton, wish I could pronounce that:) (French Brittany), I then picked up the phone and gave him a call. I tell everyone that, that evening we talked for an hour to an hour and a half about everything, His dogs, the breed, him and me. I think Phil asked me more questions than I asked him. That did it for me two days later I reserved a pup for the following year. He kept us updated with videos and pictures from birth to when we picked and answered lots of questions and gave his opinions when asked. I am from Ohio and me and my son and daughter-in-law, drove down to Phil's March the 10th of this year and picked up our pups, they got Odin one of Kona's brothers, I will let him tell his story. We got to meet Gracie and JJ and see some of his dogs work. I just got back from Phil's yesterday as a friend and myself dropped Kona of for Phil's month long training school. I can't wait to see what she can do after some real training from someone who knows what they are doing. We spent a whole day and parts of two other days with Phil and got to meet another of his Client/Friends, Todd and his two dogs who are from Phil's dogs, we got to make a new friend, had some great conversation's and to enjoy Phil's hospitality. He also makes the best blueberry pancakes. Just the little time we were there I got to see him work with Kona and was amazed at what he was able to do. Phil is honest, truthful and tells it the way it is, He loves his dogs, the breed and helping his clients he goes the extra mile and further, I was asking him some questions one weekend as I could not get a hold of my vet, shortly after hanging up the phone rang, without saying anything to me he had called his vet and then called me back. If you are looking for some one to tell you what you want to hear and blow smoke up your dress then you might want to go else where. If on the other hand you find someone like Phil a refreshing change as I do, then there is no one that I would recommend more.
Thanks Phil
Will be seeing you soon to pick Kona up, can't wait. Thanks again my Friend.
P.S. Hope you can help me talk my wife into letting me get another pup when I retire in about 3 years. Jim
Submitted by: Alan Richards on Aug 16, 2018
Willie 7 months old, one of Gracie and JJs puppies that was born in January. Willie is a very smart dog with awesome pointing instincts. Right now he is in basic to advance training and he is doing very well. We are very happy with him and very thankful to you Phil for all you have done to make this possible. I have been looking for a great dog like this for a while. I have every confidence that he will be a great hunter. Thank you for all your help and training tips. We are looking forward to the fall hunt. Thanks you for being such a professional with us and with availability at all times.

Thanks' again!
Alan and Michelle Richards and Willie
Submitted by: Thomas Lancaster on Aug 16, 2018
Grampa Phi 😊
Iv held off for a year doing this because daily Norm does something amazing!
He is now 34# almost exactly the weight you projected. Last fall he pointed
several birds and , for not knowing anything he did amazing. I can say we never
lost a bird. First time ever.! He is a C dog in the house and a devil in the field,
as you also projected.
We Love him and Kaleb ( now 4 ) has got him in his bed every night. So amazing.
Karen trusts him Alone in the house and never a mistake after 10 weeks, again as
projected. All in all we are so very happy with him. House, Field, Company or taking
him to work he is awesome.
Having said all this We would like to be placed on the 2020 list for another of your
amazing dogs. Let me know and we will be glad to forward a deposit.
Thanks for such a great Dog!

Thomas, Karen, Kaleb Lancaster and Norm
Submitted by: Jesse on Aug 09, 2018
We took Oliver home this spring and he has been a treat ever since. Phil was great to us and provided excellent info for us. Oliver is a great pup and our kids love him as much as he loves them. Highly recommend working with Phil if you have the chance. Thanks!
Submitted by: Luke Anderson on Jun 24, 2018
Mag has been an outstanding young lady. Phil was a true pleasure to work with. The entire process was seamless. Phil invited us in and shared a lot of knowledge on the breed. My daughter's tell all their friends about Phil and his dogs. We just went to the lake this weekend and our little girl swims like crazy. Can't wait for the fall and into the future with our new family member. Thank you Phil!

The Anderson's
Submitted by: Dave Boyle on Jun 19, 2018
I went to Phil's March 9th to pickup my pup {Kenzie} and was given a great meal, a comfortable bed and good company. Phil provided me with a great deal of educational information on his dogs genetics, breeding program and training tips. He is extremely passionate and proud of his dogs as he should be.
This will be my second French Brittany and for what I'm seeing at 5 months gets me excited for hunting season. Keeping in mind she's still a pup she is quickly learning every day. It is just wild to watch her cover a field while checking in with me. Trucks,ATV's and Boats; just say "Load Up" and get out of the way. Guns,Water no problems unless you don't like getting wet. For the most part she is good in the house but again she's a pup with plenty of GO. It's all part of having kids and I wouldn't have any other way.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Phil's Kennel to any of my friends. I am really considering breeding my pup and making gifts of them to my closest friends just because of the sheer joy of what I have now.

Sincerely, Dave Boyle of Montana
PS; Phil , I'll be Back!
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