Prairie Prime Epagneul Bretons is a family run gun dog breeder operating in central Oklahoma producing prime Epagneul Breton (French Brittany) versatile upland bird and waterfowl gun dogs. Prairie Prime's breeding dogs are from the finest water-proven Epagneul Breton gun dog lines from the United States and Europe including multiple dams and sires that are titled Grand Champions of the Field. Our breeding dogs have been tested and proven in the field/water, in the show ring, and are health certified with all facets of our breeding dogs fully documented with full transparency provided to our clients. Our commitment to strict and defined breeding standards increase the likelihood of producing offspring inheriting excellent health, temperament, hunting ability, and conformation of prime Epagneul Breton gun dogs. Our versatile breeding dogs live an active lifestyle serving as our upland bird and waterfowl gun dogs a minimum of 40 field days per season and otherwise are indoor family companions. We are bird hunters that focus on the needs of other bird hunters. Our goal in operating Prairie Prime Epagneul Bretons is two-fold: 1. To bring new hunters to the upland bird and waterfowl hunting lifestyle through education, and conservation. 2. To bring families to the Epagneul Breton gun dog through breed awareness, rehoming puppies to families that live a lifestyle that fits with the Epagneul Breton, and through involvement in regional and national clubs. Todd Farris, owner of Prairie Prime, founded the Chisholm Trail Epagneul Breton Gun Dog Club (CTEBGDC) in the fall of 2015 and presides as President of the CTEBGDC primarily serving the states of Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, and Arkansas. The CTEBGDC hosts UKC sanctioned specialty and conformation shows, training events, hunting events, and UKC sanctioned field trials. The CTEBGDC is also a philanthropic club that supports upland bird and waterfowl conservation groups with time and financial resources. The CTEBGDC is also a Silver Level donor to the Epagneul Breton Foundation. The CTEBGDC facilitates a digital presence for the promotion of the Epagneul Breton with a website (www.chisholmtrailebclub.com) and a Facebook page. Todd also has served on the Club de l'Epagneul Breton of the United States (CEB-US) Board of Directors (www.ceb-us.org) as national club Secretary between May 2016 - May 2019. He maintains annual memberships in the NRA, Quail Forever, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, NWTF, a Supporting Membership in the CEB-US, and a Premier Membership in the CTEBGDC. Todd is personally a Silver Level donor to the Epagneul Breton Foundation and an annual donor to the NRA Hunting initiative to protect the sport of hunting in the United States. He also serves as a UKC licensed TAN and WRT judge to the field trial community. Prairie Prime Epagneul Bretons is strictly committed to the Breeding Policy and Recommendations set forth in the CEB-US Official Procedures for Confirming and Assigning Overall Conformation Ratings for the Epagneul Breton document published July 17, 2016 and updated in October 2018 to ensure the betterment of the breed in the United States. Prairie Prime Epagneul Bretons also participates in the CEB-US registered breeder program by committing to the CEB-US breeding policy on hip dysplasia and sable coat color. Todd Farris has been a strong stakeholder in the Epagneul Breton in the United States by creating breed awareness with the upland hunting public at venues like Pheasants Forever's Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic trade shows and in spearheading two Scott Linden's Wingshooting USA television episodes showcasing the Epagneul Breton breed on opening day of Iowa's pheasant season in the fall of 2016 which aired on national television in August of 2017 and in July of 2018. The Prairie Prime Epagneul Bretons were also featured in the March/April/May 2018 issue of Gun Dog magazine. Prairie Prime is committed to producing premier Epagneul Bretons for the field and home while establishing lasting relationships with our puppy buyers through club involvement, education, and support. We create a great value with our Prairie Prime line of EB's by combining a fair price, high level inclusive services, and high quality puppies with health guarantees. Thank you for choosing our family for your future puppy purchase.
Submitted by: Mitch Hale on Feb 27, 2019
My wife and I could not be happier with our puppy, she is a wonderful companion, sweet, smart and for me she is a non-stop go hard hunting machine. At 13 weeks she was blood trailing deer and elk at the hunting ranch. She has already paid for herself in recovered animals. And that is a bonus, because all I wanted was a bird dog. Again she is wonderful and amazing we have no regrets choosing a Prairie Prime EB and that's coming from a lifetime Chesapeake and Lab guy.
Submitted by: Charles Zambori on Dec 03, 2018
Prairie Prime is a superlative example of a small, hands-on breeder. Todd does a great job from initial contact to that joyous day when your new pup comes home - and beyond. It's easy to tell he's building Prairie Prime out of love for breed and not just for the money. The pictures and updates Todd shared from breeding to whelping to homecoming were eagerly awaited and informative, and he'll warmly welcome you into his home to hang out with the pups before choosing yours. When Oskie came home he was bold, happy, healthy, and very well socialized - he's always excited to meet new people and ready to go exploring. Oskie is already showing the desirable traits you want in a bird dog (and the ones that drive you a little crazy, of course) so the genetics are just as great as the environment from which he came. Thanks so much for everything and I couldn't be happier to count myself as part of the Prairie Prime extended family.
Submitted by: Mike Willis on Dec 03, 2018
We brought Ozzy home in October and he has been a great addition to the family and fit right in with our other dogs. Todd has been excellent to work with from day one and took the time to discuss the breed, training and any other questions I had. I strongly recommend Prairie Prime Kennels.
Submitted by: Jordan Saylor on Dec 02, 2018
Working with Todd on our first Epagneul Breton puppy has been a great
experience. We were familiar with the American Brittany breed going into
the process, but the French Brittany was new to us. Todd did a great job
guiding us through the selection process, and his wealth of knowledge on
the dogs was refreshing. Todd kept us up to date throughout the entire
process from deposit to whelping to ultimately handoff, we were in
constant contact. I can fully recommend Prairie Prime and Todd to anyone
looking to explore the EB breed.
Submitted by: Steve and Sherry Thompson on Dec 02, 2018
We had already been in contact with several breeders before we found Prairie Prime. Todd provided the exact experience we were looking for once we had decided it was time to welcome a new puppy into our home. Previously, we owned an American Brittany & our search started with that breed in mind. Breeder after breeder, we never felt right about the people we talked to that were planning for future litters. When we came across Prairie Prime, we had never heard of an Epagneul Breton. We just though “Wow, they have some beautiful dogs”. Once we made contact, we knew this was the path we wanted to go down. Todd was very informative about the breed characteristics & how they compared to our experience with the American Brittany. His knowledge and passion about the breed were evident & we knew this wasn’t just buying a dog, but were becoming part of a community of people who shared our values. There were constant updates during the pregnancy, whelping, and early week of the puppies. He gave us all the time we needed during the selection process & continues to show interest in our EB’s health and wellbeing. We have no doubt that Todd will continue to be there for us if anything is needed in the future. Todd understands that this journey should enrich people’s lives & we believe he tries to do everything he can to make that happen.
Submitted by: Kevin Hawkins on Nov 25, 2018
My wife and I have been very pleased with the entire process of getting a puppy from Prairie Prime. We got photos every week with an email update every week until we picked up the puppy. Todd is a great ambassador for the breed giving us plenty of info and getting us registered with the breed club.
Submitted by: Sarah Nichols on Nov 22, 2018
I could not be happier with my EB from the “O” litter and the amazing experience I’ve had with Prairie Prime! I am a first-time EB owner but have already fallen in love with this amazing breed! Todd took the time to educate me about the EB and make sure it was the right fit for me before I put down a deposit. I really appreciated his weekly updates throughout the entire process detailing exactly what was going on with the litter and how they were doing. He is always available to answer questions and cares deeply about placing each puppy in the right home for both puppy and family. Otaktay (we call her Oakley) has been the perfect addition to our home. She is a quick learner, adventurous, playful and fearless. Todd does an incredible job of making sure each puppy is well-socialized, which made my job a lot easier! I would recommend Prairie Prime 100 times over!!
Submitted by: Jeff Troutt on Nov 22, 2018
Absolutely the best. I've bought bird dogs from all over the Midwest. Todd is very professional and knowledgeable. He keeps you informed in the whole process of purchasing the puppy. Not one negative. He even pays your dues. Besides all of this and more he raises great dogs at a price that he could charge much more. If you are lucky enough to purchase a puppy from Todd do it. Bottom line great buying experience and great dogs.
Submitted by: Eric Fischer on Nov 22, 2018
Working with Todd on our Prairie Prime puppy purchase in October could not have been easier. I had a lot of questions since I had never owned a French Brittany. Todd explained the puppies, their attitude and temperament. He inquired on what I wanted in a puppy and what were my plans with the pup. He is definitely interested in getting the Prairie Prime pups into homes that are loving and caring, versus just making a sale. I live in Texas and couldn’t stop by to to see the puppies during my pick. Todd sent numerous photos and videos to help me make what was a tough decision, as all of the puppies were so adorable. Once we received the pup, Todd gave us a lot of information about the breed, puppies in general, and kept up with us as a sounding board for any questions that came up. Like I said, the process couldn’t have been easier and Todd and Praire Prime couldn’t have been nicer. Thank you for such a great experience.
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Submitted by: J Francis on Jun 30, 2018
Our family purchased a puppy from Prairie Prime Kennels seven months ago, and she is doing fantastic. I have been around bird dogs my whole life, my Dad had Brittanys before he had me, but this is our first EB. I am very pleased with her. She is extremely biddable and is learning fast. Todd has been a pleasure to deal with from day one, and has been very available after the sale to discuss any breed specific issues. He is knowledgeable about the breed, and has a real passion for the advancement of EB’s. The care he took the first seven weeks of the puppies’ lives is unmatched in any breeder I have seen. Our puppy came home socialized and willing to please. I am looking forward to bird season, and can’t wait to take her for a spin. – J. Francis, Edmond, OK