We live in Northwestern PA near Cleveland, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; and Buffalo, NY. We have raised, hunted and field trialed birddogs for over 40 years. Hunting and competing with bird dogs is a hobby for our family. Our goal is to improve the breed and acquire field titles on our dogs. We are competitive on every level and enjoy the sport!
Submitted by: Sandra Hender on Apr 15, 2021
We got our second Brittany puppy from Jim and Melody Winnen on March 2nd 2018. Our first Brittany is now 8 years old. Isabelle is the sweetest most loving dog. Her only mischievous habit is stealing. But it cracks me up every time she snatches a sandwich my husband is making. It’s just too funny! Our second Brittany is now two years old. Duncan is unique. He can be so full of mischief and then come up to me putting his face against mine asking for a hug. Neither of our Brittany’s are used for hunting. We just love having them as pets. Both of our Brittany’s are in perfect health. Spoiled but loved profoundly.
Brittany’s are very active dogs. They need lots of attention and exercise. With the current state of our country we limit them to our backyard and take them for walks around the track just beyond our yard. We even found masks for dogs on Amazon. But trying to put a mask on them was a hoot! Isabelle took it off immediately and Duncan ripped it to shreds! But we got a good laugh trying to get them to wear it just for a photo!
The Winnen’s are the most perfect breeders we’ve ever gotten dogs from. Their dogs are beautiful, robust, and healthy. We love our dogs dearly. They’re our “kids”.
Submitted by: Mark on Jul 16, 2019
I could not be happier with my Brittany pup. He immediately attached to us from the moment we got in the car to go home from Jim's. Very cuddly and very obedient Our pup is super smart and learned his name and basic commands very easily and learned to walk off-leash within the first few weeks home.
I could not love my pup any more than I do. Awesome, awesome dog.
Submitted by: Sharon Reali on Sep 29, 2018
We purchased our Brittany a little over a year ago. She's now a 1 year old approx 40 lb companion dog. I was a little nervous never having had experience with her breed in the past. And we were definitely not a hunting family. We immediately fell in love with her looks but would she behave? The answer came quickly...YES! This dog loves to please and entertain! Gentle commands are all she needs and she learned quick even as a puppy. Youngest in her training classes, she showed those other puppies how it was done from the start. Great temperment, lots of energy, a very healthy happy dog. We are happy we found out about the Winnens. Great experience. Highly recommend their dogs.
Submitted by: Christian Kuharik on May 11, 2018
We got our Brittany last September from Jim. He is a large Brittany 55# at 9 mos. I can't believe how intelligent this pup is, it is almost like the dog knows what you are saying to him when training. He is also very mischievous, when he gets bored, so make sure you keep him busy. Great dog!!!
Submitted by: Kayla on Mar 12, 2017
I got a female pup from Jim in Dec of 1
2016 she is already in training and doing great listens so well and has a natural drive to hunt! My husband and I couldn't be happier!
Submitted by: Jeff Wetzel on Mar 02, 2017
I bought a male Brittany from Jim 5 a little over 5 years ago. This dog's hunt drive is second to none. He is highly intelligent and figures out situations on his own. I am a member of NAVHDA and will be running him in utility this summer. This dog is truly versatile it doesn't matter if it a pheasant or a duck he is my hunting partner.
Submitted by: John on Jan 24, 2017
About a year a half ago I got the urge to get into pheasant hunting. I went ahead a got my first dog from the winnens. He is a liver and white male and on the small side. To start think of the dog was excellent from day 1. Halfway home from picking him up he pointed a bird at a rest area and I had a good feeling from then. He was already potty trained and crate trained, knew how to scent trail, retrieve and leave at my feet, and come. This past month was both of our first times hunting, and I did the rest of the training myself. Day one in the field he flushed one bird in non-stocked state property, day two he flushed 3 and pointed 2, day three he pointed 13 chukar. We are both hooked and he is the best dog I have ever seen. He also stand alone my pony and snatched fish from the water, rides shotgun on the four wheeler and rides a wake board being towed behind the boat. Only issue I ever had with him, when he is tired after a hunt and my alarm goes off to get up for work, he gets up, walked over to my phone and turns the alarm of then goes back to sleep!
Submitted by: Lindsay on Apr 24, 2016
We got our Brittany from Jim and Melody in September 2015, and he is by far the smartest, best dog we ever had. All of our future dogs will be purchased from the Winnen's!
Submitted by: Blaise Prentiss on Feb 09, 2016
I picked out a female puppy in winter 2002. Daisy had fantastic instincts and she was the best dog we ever had. She was a beloved part of our family. Jim has wonderful Brittanys and cares about all his dogs.
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Submitted by: Kyle Thrasher on Sep 30, 2013
I bought my female puppy in Feb 09. She is the most intelligent dog I have ever owned. Tomorrow we start our 5th hunting season together and I couldn't be happier. Thank You Mr. Winnen.