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.
Testimonials (25) You are viewing the 10 most recent - Click here for more reviews
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
Submitted by: Lee Long on May 12, 2018
I purchased one of Thayne's original EB pups in 2006 and Rizzo (Black, brown, and gray Tricolor), is quite frankly, the Lord of all Bird Dogs and still hunting. Last season was her 12th season and she's still representing the best of what a dream bird dog should be. Thayne's dogs are incredibly intelligent. Rizzo honors hand signals, ranges as commanded (close or far), positionally hunts structure adjacently to the hunter to accommodate for advantageous shooting. She stalks and points with intensity, and retrieves to hand with a soft mouth. Eastern Oregon is a mecca for upland/waterfowl and Rizzo does it all with drive, loyalty, perfection, and class. She was my first bird dog and has out performed all other breeds that live and visit our area. Thayne's pups adapt to the species and terrain. They are capable of hunting the cat tails, corn, sage, rim-rock, snow, ice, rivers, and cultivated fields. They retrieve ducks, pheasants, doves, quail, huns, chukars, sharptails and geese. I've been able to hunt ruffed, blue, and sage grouse. My dog has even pointed a feral peacock. That having been said, Rizzo was my first dog and I was a novice at dog training and consider myself fortunate to have a dog of such unparalleled performance and quality. Rizzo's quality is without question due in large part to her DNA, nature of the breed, and Thayne's commitment to the bloodline. Her temperment is gentle and very willing to please. She has never barked at a person or animal, and she appears to be incapable of biting or an aggressive temperament. She is without question loyal and happy. Sadly, her days are numbered. She is becoming slower, her hearing is almost completely gone, but for being almost 13 years old her health has been flawless. Due to the generally smaller size of the breed, their joint health, overall stamina, and hunting life seems to exceed that of other breeds.
My son received his first bird dog, Gin, (White and Orange), from Thayne this spring. Simply... she is incredible- at 10 weeks she already comes to the whistle unconditionally. Retrieves at 30+ yards to hand. Stocks and solid points the wing. Already understands what dangers are off limits (roads, head gates for irrigation, cars, etc..) Understands an open house door is off limits as well. Thayne truly has something special in his bloodline for a pup to be this advanced at 10 weeks.
Thayne loves a good joke, is happy and friendly, and not to mention tall dark and handsome! His kennel is a family affair and his children are excellent at socializing the dogs and preparing them for their new owners. He is willing to accommodate owners beyond the scope of usual business. Everything is negotiable. Travel, training, picks, reimbursements, and advice. He's always interested in a hunt to see how the dogs are doing. He loves what he does and enjoys the happiness new owners receive from his special bloodline. If anyone is interested in a bird dog, especially in the French Brittany bloodline, Treasure Kennel in LaGrande, Oregon is the only place necessary. I would with out hesitation recommend his dogs and services to to anyone from a 10 year old boy training his first pup, to an apprehensive housewife of a gundog owner, to an accredited Field-Trial Championship Trainer. Thank you Thayne!
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