Treasure French Brittanys - Oregon Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel Breeders

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About Treasure French Brittanys
We live in beautiful eastern Oregon and raise French Brittany's of the finest pedigrees. We are hunters first and breed our dogs for hunting and companionship qualities. You will truly TREASURE your dogs. OFA rating good. In the past Our dogs have been showcased in the article "Oregon's Treasure Valley: Valley quail and more, by David Zumbaugh In Quail Forever. We seek for the best bloodlines for quality health and hunting production. We help our puppy buyers with training and advice. Our testimonials show our bloodlines strengths. Call me for info and pics. I have 30 years around bird dogs and training.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Epagneul Breton, French Brittany Spaniel
Additional Services
Training
Breeder Contact Info
Thane Wilcox
2805 gekeler
La Grande, Oregon 97850
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 25 years.
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Testimonials (26) You are viewing the 10 most recent - View all reviews for Treasure French Brittanys
Submitted by: Gabriel Mouritsen on May 07, 2020
As a fellow French Brittany breeder I looked into Thayne Wilcox's breeding program leading to purchasing Sioux an orange roan male. I have acquired bloodlines for Sunburst Brittanys my kennel through muliple breeders across the U.S. and European lines. I would recommend Thayne as the top breeder of french brittanys. My Sire Sioux is best suited for chukar country, and hunts accordingly. He is a natural, holds point never busts, he is a stealthy cooperative hunter. His temperament is also among the best I've seen in my days as a breeder, handler, and trainer. Thayne and I work interdependently to gather helping eachother, referring eachother, and sharing the 2 finest kennels bloodlines that breed for the vast western chukar hunting lifestyle. No other breeders of french brittanys understand more how to develop a bird dog for the hardest most challenging upland hunting possible...Thayne has it down pact! Thanks Treasure French Brittanys- Gabe Mouritsen Sunburst Brittanys
Submitted by: Jenna Smith on Nov 19, 2019
In October 2018, we adopted Bruce, a gorgeous liver, orange and white tricolor. Despite being raised with an Australian Shepherd puppy in a busy house with an 11 year-old boy, he has always been even-keeled and easy to train. We don’t hunt, but it is clear that he would be a natural -- he is very athletic with great scent abilities, long, springy legs and a well-muscled chest. His vertical leap is like a caracal cat! Since he doesn’t hunt, he spends his time running around in tall grass, chasing his “sister” Lolo, agility training -- and lazing around on any willing lap. For pictures, see @lebruce2018 on Instagram. As a bonus, Thane is very knowledgeable about the breed, and willing to help with any questions. We have been very happy with the whole experience.
Submitted by: Corey Wilcox on Nov 08, 2019
Coming from a family of die hard bird hunters, Thane took on the challenge of converting us from German wirehaired pointers to these incredible French Brittanys. We have had a number of pups from this kennel and have never been disappointed. For the hunter that needs first, a great family dog and second, a born natural hunter that needs little training, these are the dogs you want. One would think that with their easy going nature that their hunting prowess would suffer, but that is not the case. Thane has a love for these dogs that will lead to his every effort to satisfy and help you to have an enjoyable experience.
GREAT DOGS!
GREAT PEOPLE!
Submitted by: Doug Kurata on Nov 03, 2019
I had to put down a beloved 9 yo French Brittany birddog this past June, and thought I was destined for a compromised dogless bird season this fall. Then I heard about Thane Wilcox and Treasure Kennels. He had a started 1 1/2 yo French Brit female for sale. My fortune began to turn to the good then.

A phone call to Thane turned into a pleasant exchange and an accepted offer. Thane had kept "Ritz" as a potential future breeding female, but decided against this due to an umbilical hernia and an irregular number of teats. Plus he had 2 breeding females already. Thane's youngest daughter protested this decision, as Ritz had become a favorite.

Thane agreed to hold onto Ritz for about a month while I got settled into a new residence and she had hernia surgery and was spayed. He refused to accept a down payment, stating he'd have no trouble finding another buyer if I didn't follow through. I took this a sign of confidence, both for the dog's adoptability and in me.

I drove to La Grande with several hunting friends, one of whom owned a 5yo French Brit from one of Thane's previous litters. Thane took us out into a field to demonstrate Ritz's hunting skill on live birds. This confirmed her prowess and cemented the deal. Thane also generously shared training advice with all 3 of us with bird dog questions.

Ritz has now integrated into her new home for 3 months, and has proven to be a wonderful pet and outstanding bird dog. She has a calm and friendly disposition, is very intelligent, and gets on well with other canines and humans, especially children.

Regarding hunting, she has proven herself a quick study on several pheasant hunts, quickly becoming the best retriever of our pack on "Down Birds". She has a strong drive to hunt, an excellent nose, durability, and trainability. What's not to love about this dog!

I can only express gratitude to Thane and highly recommend him as a breeder and trainer. He is a hunter himself and works to create the best line of bird dogs for himself and those of us lucky enough to get one of his prodigies.
Submitted by: Robert Bammert on Nov 01, 2019
I obtained my French brittany, Walter, from Thane 5 years ago. I have not been disappointed. Wally is the best bird dog I have had. He has a desire to hunt that does not seem to stop. We have hunted hard for up to 5 days at a stretch and he is always ready to go. He loves busting through cattails and consistantly puts up birds . I feel any of Wally's faults are strictly due to my failings as his trainer.

I really like the temperament of the French Brittany. Great loving house dog that gets along well with all the dogs in our hunt group.

I have had four other bird dogs and have never had a breeder more concerned with my satisfaction with my dog as is Thane. He offers training advice and has checked up on my progress over time. He has offered suggestions to help me get the best from my dog. He feels we all deserve not just a good dog, but a great dog. Thane is a breeder who understands the breed, what's makes a great dog and is concerned with the new owner's needs.

I strongly recommend anyone considering getting a french brittany to contact Thane and discuss the breed, as well as getting a great bird dog from him. When Walter retires I will be getting another dog from him.
Submitted by: Robert Bammert on Nov 01, 2019
I obtained my French brittany, Walter, from Thane 5 years ago. I have not been disappointed. Wally is the best bird dog I have had. He has a desire to hunt that does not seem to stop. We have hunted hard for up to 5 days at a stretch and he is always ready to go. He loves busting through cattails and consistantly puts up birds . I feel any of Wally's faults are strictly due to my failings as his trainer.

I really like the temperament of the French Brittany. Great loving house dog that gets along well with all the dogs in our hunt group.

I have had four other bird dogs and have never had a breeder more concerned with my satisfaction with my dog as is Thane. He offers training advice and has checked up on my progress over time. He has offered suggestions to help me get the best from my dog. He feels we all deserve not just a good dog, but a great dog. Thane is a breeder who understands the breed, what's makes a great dog and is concerned with the new owner's needs.

I strongly recommend anyone considering getting a french brittany to contact Thane and discuss the breed, as well as getting a great bird dog from him. When Walter retires I will be getting another dog from him.
Submitted by: Nate Goodwin on Oct 28, 2019
We couldn't be happier with our new pup from Thane at Treasure French Brittanys. We got a male and he has adapted so well to the daily scene in our life and has really been receptive to training and very eager to learn more. Amazing. Cant wait to get another one soon to be a little brother to Pondo. Thanks again Thane!
Submitted by: Joshua May on Oct 28, 2019
I've hunted with several dogs from this breeder and had to get 1. She (Aggie) has been 1 of the best and easiest dogs I've ever trained. At 1 years old she is pointing, retrieving, backing and performing like an experienced veteran. #3_britts_ highly recommend this breeder.
Submitted by: Gale Merrick on Aug 23, 2018
Be very careful. Treasure French Brittany's will steal your heart.

Unqualified recommendation for Thane's French Brittany's as
both hunters and companions. They will become instant family
members, take very little training and if you pay attention will teach
you a great deal about hunting and love.
Submitted by: Carly Doggett on Aug 20, 2018
We bought Toby from Thayne and we love him he has been a total blessing. He was a natural hunter from the beginning. We look forward to getting another soon. THANK YOU SO MUCH
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