Female European Import, Whelped 9/11/18
Hazel came to us from the same breeder that Sabre came from in Lithuania. She has a little longer coat and is as bird crazy as a puppy as any dog that we have. Her sister is an International Champion. Hazel will be doing her hunting training in the next few months. We are amazed how quickly she acclimated to her new home and her new owners but also how quickly she learned and obeyed commands in her new country.
Hazel is also a great companion always close by, she is an excellent member of the pack with our other dogs. At night in our home she is right next to us by our feet. Occasionally I will allow her to sit next to me in my recliner where she has her favorite spot to relax or take nap. She also loves to travel in our pickup where she is a well behaved passenger usually gazing out the windows or napping and sitting patiently until she is allowed to disembark. She is definitely one of the most affectionate of all of our Bourbonnais.
All dogs are AKC and NAVHDA registered. They are Penn HIP certified.
Congratulations Sabre on your
AKC Senior Hunt Test Tile
Sire Male, Whelped 11/20/14
Sabre is our Lithuanian import, he inherited his stunning conformation from his parents (Sire IT"S THE BEST Du Pech du Cayrol- Vice World Champion 2014/ Dam HANA Mazas Brolis - Junior World Winner 2013, Vice World Champion 2014).
Sabre is a joyful energetic dog with a great personality and an outstanding young hunter with unlimited potential.
Sabre is the first male Braque du Bourbonnais to earn an AKC Hunt Test Title and recently became the only Braque du Bourbonnais to earn an AKC Senior Hunter Title and hold 2 Hunt Test Titles.
Dam Female, Whelped 1/30/14
We acquired Jetta from Stephen of Chateau Kennels. Jetta has all the qualities we were looking for in our breeding program: she is a great hunter with excellent conformation, easy to train with a natural retrieve. Her easy-gong temperament makes her a great household companion. Jetta is the first AKC Junior Hunter in the history of the breed.
Female, Whelped 10/12/18
Maggie is a perfect specimen of a Braque du Bourbonnais. She is an inspired dog in the field and one of the gentlest dogs you will find once the hunt is over. At 9 months old, she finished her hunting training and did extremely well scoring a prize 1, 112 perfect score. She worked on all aspects of pointing and tracking and has had many birds shot over her this fall. She scored well on her Penn HIP tests and will be part of our breeding program in the future.
Maggie scored a perfect 112 points and
a prize one on the NAVHDA natural ability test!
Female, Whelped 10/12/18
Ellie was the Alpha of her litter and is one of the bird craziest dogs you will ever meet. She is all muscle and always on the go. She will be attending additional training during 2020 and we are sure she will tear it up. We can't wait to see her in the field this fall and she will also be indoctrinated into our breeding program in the next 15-18 months. She also did well on her Penn HIP test.
Ellie at 10 months old tried for the NAVHDA natural ability test and although she scored a 89, she wowed the judges for the fact that she went and found 2 different sets of pheasant bouquets and she also got up a raft of ducks! This girl has the greatest prey drive imaginable, as soon as she see us loading up the pick up she goes into a frenzy!
Male, Whelped 08/06/19
Louie is our newest addition to the pack, he will be able to breed with Jetta, Ellie, Maggie, and Hazel.
We are so excited for Louie to grow, play, and learn with his new Pack.
Louie is a smart, fun loving puppy with his nose to the ground and is always ready to go!
He will be attending training this summer and will do his NAVHDA testing in the fall.
Fixed Male, Whelped 10/27/16
Pappy was our very first Braque du Bourbonnais. We had been researching what we wanted for a hunting dog and this one was definitely new to us. We found out that there was a breeder in Sioux Falls that had a litter on the ground so we contacted Steve at Chateau Kennels and arranged a visit. It took us a few days and by the time we arrived there was only one puppy left. He was a nondescript, 8 week old white pup, the last one left in the litter. My wife and looked at each other and thought maybe we should wait until there were more pups to choose from or something more remarkable. Then the moment that changed our mind, they brought out the Sire of these puppies to go outside and we met Sabre. Our whole perspective changed what a magnificent dog!
The next thing we did is write Steve a check and arranged to pick up Pappy a few days later after his final vet check and his second set of shots.
Pappy came home with us and within a few days had become one of our family. He was always looking for something to do, a job... retrieving, learning tricks, whatever to keep engaged with his new family. As a result of this, we soon enrolled him in obedience classes and this another aspect of learning that he excelled at. It seemed he always wanted more, smart dog!
Fast forward a few months and it was off to hunting school and again he hit the ground running. He wasn’t even a year old when he completed his hunting training and that fall he was a full on less than one year old hunting machine.
Then when the field time was over Pappy became our house companion. He was calm well mannered (he did chase my wife’s cat a few times in the beginning), and content just to be by his people. This was the moment in time when my wife and I first contemplated breeding these dogs. They were great in the field, even more outstanding in our house and there were just not enough of them available so that they were readily available anywhere in the United States let alone in South Dakota a Pheasant hunters paradise.
And now the bad news, at six months of age we brought Pappy in for his rabies shot and we had him neutered. We contacted Steve again and asked him to notify us when he had a remarkable female present herself in one of his litters. This happened about a year later when along came Ellie and even sooner then we thought, Maggie, who is Ellie’s sister and an exact duplicate but fawn colored. We soon thereafter bought half of Sabre from Steve so we could share in the outstanding genetics that he brought with him from Lithuania.
So even though Pappy won’t be part of our breeding program his father, mother and some of his sisters will.