Gun Dog Breeder Reviews for Sunburst Brittanys
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Submitted by: Les Albjerg on Sep 29, 2019
What is better than one Brittany? Two! Mocha turned one year old just a week ago. Frankie my other Brittany from Sunburst is five. Mocha is all business in the field and full of love at home. I'm sharing about Mocha now because his father is the dad to one of the current litters, and his mother is the mom of the other litter. You couldn't go wrong with one of these pups! Mocha is a tri-color, liver, white, and orange.

Yesterday I hunted several of my favorite quail spots. I wish I could share a great success story, but alas there were no birds! The great thing about have such great dogs is I can say with certainty, "there were no birds." Frankie and Mocha worked the hills. The only points of the day were on song birds in some high sage or Russian Olive trees. This is one reason I love my pointers. We covered 7.5 miles yesterday and I am confident that they just were not there! I love the way Frankie and Mocha always work within gun range. I have been surprised at how well they work together. The bad reputation that Brittanys like to run isn't my experience with the careful breeding that takes place at Sunburst. Thanks for your putting quality first!
Submitted by: Tony and Paula Scheuller on Aug 19, 2019
Sage is our 4th female Brittany. She is 10 mos. old and a beautiful liver/white/tan tri. As Brittany puppies can be, she was challenging for 2 70+ people. She is a character and keeps us entertained at all times. She is very trainable and has beautiful instinctive talents. We can hardly wait for hunting season! She is very sweet and lovable and has to be with one of us at all times. Gabe and Katie are awesome and great breeders. We love this dog so much and she is an awesome companion for our mini Aussie. Thank you, guys. She is a winner!
Submitted by: Cece Stricklin on May 07, 2019
We just picked up 'Rufus' from Gabe and Katie and what a joy he is. They take such good care of their puppies and breeding dogs as we witnessed when visiting their kennels. We look forward to many great hunting years and years with Rufus as a great family dog. He is smart, affectionate and wants to learn. It was almost immediate him learning to 'sit' and now 'stay'. He pointed for the first time just the other day in the yard (10 weeks).
Submitted by: Todd Clement on Mar 02, 2019
I bought my first Sunburst Brittany, Meg, from Gabe and Katie in April 2018. She finished her first season in the field (chukar, mountain and valley quail) and just turned 1 in February. I couldn’t be happier with her. She is my third Brittany and has by far been the most biddable and well-mannered dog I have owned. She honored point from day one, is a natural retriever, and a great bird finder.

If you are looking for a top-notch hunting dog or family pet, you can’t go wrong with a Sunburst Brittany.
Submitted by: Les Albjerg on Nov 09, 2018
Most reviews on here are about puppies including my first. Frankie is now four years old. He is an amazing hunting dog. Brittanys are not suppose to like the water, but Frankie loves to retrieve ducks. He has an amazing nose. With minimal training he is an excellent pointer and retriever. On our last hunt, he was amazing. He pointed a bird, flushed the bird on command, and after shooting the bird he went to retrieve it. On the way back he dropped the bird and went on point again! He flushed the bird on command and retrieved it. On the way back he dropped the bird next to the first one, and picked up both birds and brought them back to me. He is the best do I have ever owned. He is also a great family dog - a lover.
Submitted by: Thomas Taylor on Aug 27, 2018
Got my Pup Harper from Gabe and Katie this past April and are just now getting into bird season for the year. She has been such a joy to train and is such a smart and well mannered dog. She quickly learned basic obedience and has been doing very well on her bird work. Everywhere we take her people love her and compliment her on her manners and behavior. She has such a sweet nature and is a great addition to our home and hunting companion in the field. She retrieved naturally from a very young age and i have no doubt that she will be an excellent pheasant and quail dog in the coming seasons.

We love her so much we already have plans to get a pup from one of Sunburst's upcoming litters next fall. She has truly enriched our lives and if you are looking for an amazing family dog that will hunt its heart out in the field look no further than Sunburst's French Brittanys. You wont be disappointed.
Submitted by: Alan Lance on Jul 07, 2018
Gabe and Katie are great to work with. Put a deposit on a dog and was lucky enough to get what I was looking for in the first litter. There were a few complications that had to be worked through before I could pick Trigger up, but Gabe and Katie went out of their way to make the entire process as smooth and as seemless as possible. I will be talking to them next year for another dog.

Thanks Sunburst!
Submitted by: Bob and Leslie McMichael on Apr 21, 2016
Peat, our second Sunburst Brittany (born Apr 2, 2015- Sioux and Candy line), is one amazing bird dog. He's super intelligent, high-energy and athletic. He also has a great nose and can find the birds and hold them plus he loves to retrieve.
Towards the end of his first season of hunting he started out hunting our first Sunburst Brittany that was the star of the show. He also naturally backed our older more experienced Brittany while out in the field.
As a family pet he's very affectionate and sweet.
To see video of Peat go to "You Tube", search "chukar hunting highlights 2015-16"
Submitted by: Yvonne Thompson on Jan 05, 2016
We got our French Brittany pup Hunter 2 yrs ago .He was the last puppy from the litter,my husband & I were just going to go see him,but ofcourse I fell in love.Hunter is a beautiful, really smart,energetic & vocal dog.He loves the outdoors,he is a great dog .Recommend Sunburst Brittanys Highly
Submitted by: John R on Nov 29, 2015
I bought a female from the April 2014 litter. Great experience all around. Gabe drove the dog from his home to Tri-Cities, WA for me to pick her up, for an extremely reasonable fee of $100. Rosie is a great bird dog, points and holds well on grassland species - Huns and chukars - and can hunt all day. She is a house dog, very well mannered and extremely smart and sweet. Weighs 30 lbs on the button. I highly recommend this breeder.
Submitted by: barbara on Mar 09, 2015
We picked up a 6 week old female black roan pup in June of 2014. This is the smartest dog of any breed we have ever owned. By the end of August she knew sit, stay, lay down, shake, and speak: she rang a bell at the door to go do her private business, and was pointing grasshoppers in the yard. During upland game season she hunts with natural skill and stays close. We haven't found any pheasant, but she finds chukar and quail and retrieves naturally. She has boundless energy, and yet is the first bird dog we have allowed to be a house dog, because she is calm and happy in the house. 42 pounds, and quick as a flash. Love her!
Submitted by: barbara Kwader on Feb 24, 2015
We gave my husband a black and white pup from Sunburst Brittanys in June of last year. She is the smartest dog we have ever had. After very little training she performed very well hunting upland game birds this fall and winter, and is a great family dog. An amazing little girl, and not yet a year old! Great with our grandkids, horses, and cats. She is not too sure of the tortoise.
Submitted by: Angie Lakey-Campbell on Oct 23, 2014
We purchased a male black and white French Brittany from Gabe in the summer of 2013. At 16 months, he was holding birds for us in the field. Last Sunday we were able to get our first kill with Paddy! His instincts for hunting have helped a couple of inexperienced chukar hunters get into the birds several times this fall! We are looking forward to seeing what he will be able to do in the future!
Submitted by: Phil K. on Oct 20, 2014
We picked up our female liver and white in June 2014. She is 7 months old now and we could not be happier. She is our fourth Brittany (from different breeders) and wow, she is very intelligent, athletic with huge amount of natural birding instincts. Her temperament is very sweet and well socialized. We look forward to many years hunting with her.
Submitted by: Clarke Browne on Aug 22, 2014
I picked up an orange roan male from Sunburst Brittanys in June of 2014. I couldn't be happier with the pup. At 4 months he is smart as whip, understands and obeys basic commands. Gabe was super helpful in assisting me with picking out my first hunting dog. Highly recommend Gabe and Sunburst Brittanys for your hunting or family dog needs.
Submitted by: Les Albjerg on Aug 06, 2014
"Frankie", our Orange and White French Brittany is just a little over 3 months old. Last evening he locked up in a beautiful point on a quail for the first time. He is the best dog I have ever owned. In the field he doesn't run off. He has a sweet temperment, and lets my Autistic son love on him. Oh!, he is still a puppy, but he is so eager to please he makes me laugh at times. Gabe and his family socialize their puppies, and you can tell they have been loved from Day one. Thanks for what is going to be an awesome hunting and family dog. He is a lover and a hunter what more could you want? Oh, he is handsome too and gets all kinds of compliments as well!

Submitted by: Rich Forbes on Jan 24, 2014
We picked up out pup in July 2013. He has become a great family dog and started pointing quail at 8 months. This is my first French Brittany and the smartest dog I have owned. Very well behaved and tempered.
Submitted by: Leslie McMichael on May 15, 2011
Got a beautiful tri-color male almost 4 years ago.
Without a lot of formal training he ended up being an excellent natural hunter. We have lots of you tube videos of him (search "Chukar Hunting Idaho")
Super sweet boy, great family pet...we would get another dog from Sunburst without hesitation.
Submitted by: Rane boone on Dec 08, 2010
We have a great family&hunting brittany. Bought through sunburst. Their dogs have a strong desire to hunt, but are not keyed up like those field trail dogs. Our dog was manageable, and fun for the whole family.---thanks

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