Flint Hills Epagneul Bretons
Epagneul Bretons (French Brittanys)
The Epagneul Breton, or French Brittany, has been bred for the foot hunter since 1907. They are a smaller sized bird dog yet possess excellent natural hunting skills, requiring very little training other than obedience training: they will naturally point, honor and have a strong retrieve. EB’s come in a variety of colors, we own orange roans. This is an ideal breed for the hunter who wants a natural, high quality bird dog yet a smaller sized dog for the home. Our EBs are very biddable and want to please. They have a high prey drive that in the field translates into hard running, hard hunting bird dogs. On the Montana prairie our EBs range as far as we let them but in ruffed grouse cover or the plum thickets of KS for quail, they hunt close and thoroughly.
Our dogs are hunted hard on a wide variety of wild bird species and we have high performance standards: to us wild birds are the best way to determine which dogs should be bred to continue the high level of natural ability. However, at this time we have also chosen to occasionally run in wild bird trials sponsored by Epagneul Breton clubs. The Gun stakes of these trials are very competitive but require the same level of bird handling and competency that we require in hunting so we feel they are a good way to demonstrate the natural ability of our dogs versus training. Not to mention they are a fun way to be in the field with the dogs off-season!
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Lass is a mahogany orange and white beauty. She is 33 lbs with classic Fr Brit type and style. Lass is quick to learn and when running checks in well and keeps herself in a nice range. She is fast with a lot of drive and intensity. Her pedigree introduces a new dimension to our EBs since her mother was imported from a top EB kennel in Ireland. OFA prelim Good.
Nate is a homebred son of Jack x Lass, whelped May 1, 2017. With these parents Nate has a blend of his parents incredible hunting resume in addition to a pedigree blending some of the top European lines of EB’s. Nate is fast and athletic with tons of drive and stamina. He is one to watch this fall on birds! Nate is OFA prelim Excellent.
Nikki is from the first litter of our Jack x Lass breedings, born May, 2017. Nikki is powerfully built like her sire, Jack, and has a lot of drive and good stamina. She is intense on her birds and is learning quickly from her wild bird exposures and is a lot of fun to hunt. Obedient and biddable, she has a particularly sweet temperament and is affectionate. OFA prelim Good.