Quality Gun Dogs

Kimmel's Epagneul   Bretons

Kimmel's Epagneul Bretons in Grass Lake Michigan seek to breed top quality gun dogs that are also great family members.

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Our Summer 2021 S litter

whelped 5/30/2021

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Dam: Odile de Carcajou TAN (Ciel d'Yorks Paula x Link du Talon de Goudron TAN WRT)
Sire: Ozzy de Plum Creek TAN WRT (Firefox de Plum Creek x Indy du Bois Courcol)

Odile de Carcajou whelped 9 healthy puppies May, 30, 2021... on her own exact birthday, which is pretty cool!! Puppies and momma are all doing well. 3 orange and white girls, 3 orange and white boys, 1 tri black, white and orange girl, 2 tri black white and orange boys.

Pups will be available the first week of August.

As of 7/5/21 we have taken 7 deposits, 2 deposits are available on this litter.


Please contact Kathleen if you have any questions


517-204-3342

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Odile de Carcajou TAN

Ciel D'York's Paula x Link du Talon de Goudron TAN WRT
Deely is the next step in our breeding program

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Conformation Evaluation

Oct. 2019 Sauk Rapids, MN

...Head planes good, nice top line, good rear and front angulation... R. Lefebvre Confirmateur

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Let's hunt!!

Deely has been introduced to pheasant, chukar, and quail... hopefully soon to add grouse and woodcock to that list....

Deely and her papa, Link, checking out the day's take.

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Field trials are fun!!

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Deely has participated in a number of field trials and specialty shows over the last couple years. She loves the adventure and social aspects!

 
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About Me

I like running through fields and woods.... I love to hunt for birds... and, mice, and rabbits... I like playing  in water, and with my momma, daddy, and brother and sister, but I especially like cuddling with my humans!

 
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My humans make sure I have the paperwork to back up my style and beauty!!

 
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Get to Know Me

Ozzy de Plum Creek TAN WRT

Ozzy is a fine young dog out of Plum Creek Kennels. Karin Lee Fournier and Greg Fournier of Fournier French Brittanys in South Eastern Wisconsin have agreed for Ozzy to be sire to our Deely's Spring 2021 "S" litter.  They have had two successful ties, and we will expect pupppies the first week of June. We are super happy to see what this young couple produce. At this time we have taken all available deposits for this litter, and we will have more information once we have done an ultrasound for confirmation.

  

 

OZZY

Ozzy has a very nice point, and a really nice pedigree to go with it. Out of Indy du Bois Courcol and Firefox de Plum Creek; behind them stand some wonderful French and Irish lineage.

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Ozzy de Plum Creek
OFA Excellent

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Gotcha Days...Sweet, yet sad

It's always a ton of work, and every minute is a blessing...When it's finally time to have them go home, I am sure that I have done my best to make them as ready as they can be for life's adventures!

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Putting Your Pet First

I love to see the happy, excited faces of the new owners!

Responsible & Reliable

She already knows who her new Momma is!!

The Best for Your Pet

When you come to get your new family member, you know that they have been socialized with other dogs, cats, big people and small people

 

Services

As a breeder Of Epagneul Breton dogs, it is my responsibility to try to provide the very best nurturing environment with just enough adventure and new and different sights, sounds, and smells so the pups are inquisitive and not fearful of new situations and people.

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Watching the big dogs play is fascinating!!

On their way north of Alpena!!

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Super happy humans, Super happy pups!!

Miss Pepper AKA Rosemarie de Carcajou heading off for adventures!!

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R Litter- DOB 8/26/2020

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8 puppies...6 female, 2 male

3 b, w, o females, 3 o and w females, one of each for the boys

Paula did an awesome job with the birth- started just before 9 pm, and was all done by 4 am...Momma and babies are doing well.

Paula does a fabulous job taking care of them

Responsible & Reliable

There's always a worry with the new borns... wanting to be sure all are healthy and getting the nutrition they need... At this time, Momma gets extra... salmon, chicken, cottage cheese, and puppy kibble for extra, needed calories.

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R litter Due August 25, 2020

Repeat breeding Ciel d'York's Paula x GCHF Jonah sur le Delavan TAN WRT

All deposits have been taken on this litter of what looks like 8 or 9 pups. Contact us for information on next spring's planned litter.

 

Paula x Jonah "P" Litter

Born June 29, 2019, these little guys are so much fun!  Smart, rambunctious, engaged, and mischievous; everything you want in a pup!

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The "P" litter, 6 weeks

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Petrie and Cora

 

P litter born June 29, 2019
3 orange and white males, 3 black white and orange females, and one black white and orange male. Paula and pups are doing great!

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"P" litter Due June 25,2019

Ciel d'York's Paula x GCHF Jonah sur le Delavan TAN WRT

Super excited about this pairing!
Paula, OFA Excellent, C-1 Excellent conformation and GCHF Jonah sur le Delavan TAN WRT , OFA Good, C-1 Excellent conformation 
Plese call, email or text for more information!

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Paula: Tri Black White and Orange with excellent breeding from Ciel d'York's in West Virginia. She has some strong lineage, including du Hyalite stateside, Irish Cliathan and Pairknaglos, and French Buisson de Choisel and du Bois Courcol, to name a few. C-1 Excellent conformation at 2018 CEB National Elevage.  OFA Excellent on the hips.

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Paula's Pedigree

Paula from Ciel d'York's Kennel in West Virginia which has produced some fine dogs of excellent lineage. There are a good amount of officially recognized dogs, with ton's of natural ability in the field.

 

GCHF Jonah sur le Delavan TAN WRT

Sire to Paula's 2019 P litter, due June 25, 2019, Jonah is a well established field trial, hunting, and family dog. Jonah has an excellent pedigree, with sire GRCH GRCHF Vernon de l'Escarbot TAN and dam CH GRCHF Ferme sur le Delavan TAN WRT (Lucy)

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Link du Talon de Goudron
TAN WRT

Tri Black, White, and Orange

Link is an awesomely birdy dog with a huge heart, and much love. The father of our O litter, he is from Carolina Brittanys in North Carolina, with a stellar lineage including sire Iggins des Marais du Piat, kennels des Landes du Pech, du Hameau de Sorny, du Mas d'Eryaud among others from France, and Italian Erik del Pellegrinotti.  OFA Good on the hips.

 
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Link's Pedigree

Much time and effort was spent by Link's breeder at Carolina Brittanys to produce a fantastic litter. Many in Link's lineage are recognized for their distinction in the field and at trials and shows.

 

Link did really well in his first Specialty Show at the Heart of the Prairie Pointing Gun Dog Club's conformation competition, placing first in two, with two Best of Variety Males, and two Reserve Best Male.

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CEB-US

Conformation Evaluation

Link and Paula both participated in the CEB-US Nationals 2018 Conformation Evaluation where their individual characteristics were judged against the breed standard. Paula received the highest rating of Excellent (C-1)and Link the second highest of Very Good (C-2).

 

Paula actually went and stole this bird from Link after he knocked it down and had it in his mouth... She does not like to be outdone:)

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“Kimmel's Epagneul Bretons would like to acknowledge the photography of Jimmy Cobb of North Carolina. The head shots of Link and Paula, the bird in the mouth, and the home page photograph are examples of his fine work!

Kathleen and Tom Kimmel

 

May 31, 2018 Litter

4 Orange and White females, 4 Tri males, and 2 Tri females

Ciel d'York's Paula and Link du Talon de Goudron welcome their litter of 10, yes, 10 puppies to the world of the French Brittany! They will be ready to go to their forever homes around the third week in July.  Contact Kathleen for more information.

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 FAQs

Answers To All Your Questions

 

What does a puppy cost?

We take a $200 as a deposit to reserve a puppy of the sex of your choice with the option to choose any puppy that hasn't already been reserved if the color of the sex chosen is not to your liking.  Once a contract has been agreed to and signed, the balance due on the puppy will be $1,000 on pick-up.

What if I'm not able to keep my puppy?

If something comes up not under your control, and you can not keep the dog, we will take it back less any veterinary costs and work to find a suitable home for the dog,

Does the $1200 cover everything??

Yes. It covers tail docking and the first round of vaccinations, microchipping, and a 12 month guarantee on your puppy that it will be free of genetic abnormalities such as hip dysplasia. If there is an issue we will work with you to resolve it according to the contract. We choose not to remove dew claws unless they are unattached by tendons . There is evidence that they actually use them in agility activities, and can cause arthritis pain in later years.

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More FAQs

 

Do you train puppies/dogs?

No, not right now. But we can recommend some great resources for you! The pup will be well socialized with people and animals, and ready to become part of your family.

When will my puppy be ready for pick-up?

The puppies will be ready by the time they are 8 to 10 weeks old, at breeder discretion. Once you get them home, the more time you spend with them and the more situations you expose them to the better. If this is your first puppy we highly recommend some expert training for you and your puppy.

What if I am not able to come pick up the puppy?

Then we would arrange to get the puppy to you for a max fee of $400, possibly less if you are not far away. This would cover travel and transportation costs, as well as an appropriate kennel.

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Registration Questions

 

Are your dogs fully registered?

Yes, they have full registration with the AKC and the UKC. The AKC registration will remain restricted until the new owner has demonstrated an intention to breed, and has had hips checked and other steps to demonstrate good faith. We have signed the Club d'Epagneul Breton of the United States Breeder's Pledge ensuring them of our promise to abide by their guidelines in maintaining the breed's integrity.

How will my puppy be registered?

Your puppy will be registered with the AKC and the UKC. Your puppy's AKC registration will be restricted until you have indicated a desire to have registered puppies of your own, and have proven that you are willing to abide by the CEB-US Breeder requirements

Contact Me

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PO Box 677
Grass Lake, MI 49240    USA

517-204-3342

Kathleen Kimmel

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