French Brittany Spaniels from Pheasant Country

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OUR CHAMPIONS AND WINNERS Page 2

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THE "TOTAL DOG"

We are proud to announce that our "Ranger", GRCH. Cliathan Jumping Jack, became the first champion in the breed and in the USA  and went on to become the first Grand Champion, and took Best of Breed in Top Ten competition. "Tess", GRCH. TAN Reve Tisserand de Plum Creek, became the second champion of the breed in March 2003 as well as taking a Reserve Best in Show, and went on in 2004 to become the second Grand Champion of the breed.

Tess was selected as the National Best of Breed in 2003 and again in 2004. In 2002 our "Roxi" (Reglisse Noir) won National Best of Breed. Samba was awarded Reserve Best Female in national competition. In July 2003 Roxi finished her championship and Patouche, who's dam won Best of Breed at Crufts in England in 1997, received his championship title in July as well, making Patouche and Roxi respectively the third and fourth Epagneul Bretons to achieve their championship titles in this country. "Dutch" (Paco de l'Ardour) became the fifth Champion in our kennel and now Tatoo has earned his championship as well. Tatoo, Ultra, Volga and Titus have all been shown in France and have received CACS's and Excellent wins in the country or origin.

The show ring will never take front seat to performance at our facility, our dogs' first and foremost responsibility is and always will be to perform superbly in the field. However, as breeders we are proud to own "total dogs", those that not only hunt with precision but are fine specimens of the breed as well. 

We own an upland bird hunting lodge in South Dakota and are therefore adamant hunters - and our dogs' first and foremost priority is hunting. They absolutely must be superior performers in the field for the clients of our upland hunting lodge. As breeders we are dedicated to producing gun dogs, yet we are also dedicated to our breed of choice - the Epagneul Breton, (the French brittany) and all that means. A breeding program must take all aspects of the breed in account: natural ability, temperament, conformation and of course health.

The correct "type" or conformation of the dog is an important factor to take into consideration when breeding. One example is that an Epagneul Breton has a gait unique to the breed due to the "cobbiness" of the dog. Other factors such as angulation, depth of chest, feet etc. do effect the performance and endurance of the dogs in the field and thus conformation does carry over to the field and hunting.

In France it is a requirement that a dog must earn placements in both the field and conformation shows in order to obtain a title. This "total dog" concept is one that we have long adhered to and believed in. It has always been our belief that we could take the dogs we own from the field and enter and win show events because "type" has always been an important factor for us. Field work will always be #1 at our facility, and shows are few and far between in our neck of prairie, but in the "off-season" a few years ago we entered into a new dimension on a limited basis.

OUR GRAND CHAMPIONS
"Champion of Champions"

GRAND CHAMPION,
2 x NATIONAL BEST OF BREED, TAN
REVE TISSERAND DE PLUM CREEK
July 2004
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GRAND CHAMPION
CLIATHAN JUMPING JACK
June 2004 UKC Premier
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OUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

NATIONAL BEST OF BREED 2004
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NATIONAL BEST OF BREED

Natl. Best of Breed, Grand Champion, TAN
Reve Tisserand de Plum Creek

Tess became the National Best of Breed winner in 2004 for the second time. Tess is a beautiful example of a Breton and we are proud to be the owner of the winner of such a great female.

NATIONAL TOP TEN BEST OF BREED
June 2004
GRAND CHAMPION Cliathan Jumping Jack

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Ranger is a beautiful specimen of the breed as well as having a wonderful personality. He has won just about everything possible to win in the states as he has his Grand Championship and also won Best of Breed at the Top Ten national show. So now he can concentrate solely on what he does even better - hunting wild pheasants in South Dakota!

 

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Natl. Best of Breed, Grand Champion, TAN Reve Tisserand de Plum Creek

NATIONAL BEST OF BREED 2002
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Natl. Champion,TAN, Reglisse Noir de Plum Creek (Roxi)

OUR CHAMPIONS

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Champion Patouche Monseigneur
of Cliathan
July 2003

Patouche's dam, Ivry, won Best of Breed at Crufts in 1997 and two of his daughters, Tess and Roxi, have won the National Best of Breed titles as well as their Grand Championship and Championship titles.

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Champion, Natl.Ch., TAN,
Reglisse Noir de Plum Creek
July 2003
Roxi finished her major wins and completed her  championship with Best of Breed and a group placement in the Gun Dog Group adding a championship title to her National Best of Breed win.

Champion Tatoo du Bois Courcol, TRIALER
RECOMMENDED STUD, CACT, CACS

Tatoo's field accomplishments include
CACT winner
in Spring Trial Fontaine, France
Tres Bon winner in 2008 Euro Cup
 Additional Awards: Excellent in 2009 Spring trial-Spain
 Excellent in 2008 Spring trials -France
Excellent in 2004 Spring trials, France
Excellent 2004 Fall trials, France,
Awarded seven
Tres Bons wins in Spring trials, an
Excellent in the National French Breed Show, and
2 CACS (show) wins in shows in France


As well as being a UKC Champion.

VOLGA DU BOIS COURCOL, CACS

Volga won CACS (first place) in France, the country of origin.

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GO TO PAGE 3 - CHAMPS AND OTHER WINS to view additional field and show wins.

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Champion Paco de l'Ardour
July 2004
"Dutch" finished his wins and got his championship title in July 2004 also winning a First Place in the Gun Dog Group.

 

TEXAS TRESOR de PLUM CREEK
"Jake"
Wins 2004 National Field Trial

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38548 280th Street,  Armour, SD 57313
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