FRANCE TOUR

We visited many of the well known breeders and their kennels and it was a honor to be welcomed by them!

Tradition and history are rich within the world of epagneul bretons in France and, naturally, something anyone who is a true Bretonier appreciates.  Evidence of the history can be found even in the most unexpected ways, such as when coming upon this sign for Elevage de Kerveillant.

It was a great treat to view the famous painting of the two brittanys exported to the USA from Elevage de Cornouaille when visiting Herve Bourdon and especially to view the famous record book his grandfather began keeping in 1919. You can click on the thumbnails to view those.

The kennels visited are located in Callac and elsewhere in Brittany. It is amazing how these "littlest but the best" of the pointing dogs has been the bridge for friendships across the country and across the Atlantic!

What a thrill it was to visit M. Bourdon - besides touring his kennels and viewing his dogs, we were treated to some true Breton history; we were able to view the famous painting shown below in M. Bourdon's office which is a painting of the first two brittanys that were brought into the USA in the 1930's from this kennel. (You may click on links below for a close up photo of it and the book.)  We were also treated to the viewing of the famous book that was begun by M. Bourdon's grandfather, Emile Bourdon in 1919.  He stated that there was no television then and entries into the book were his grandfather's passion. The entries were meticiously detailed and  hand-written in script. It is a beautiful book and gives you a true feeling for the tradition and history behind our breed of dogs.

Elevage de L'Isle de Callac
Serge & Claudine Lavenant
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Click on the thumbnail of the book above or the picture below for a full size view of each

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Jarlou de Cornouaille, Trialer Nenvek de Cornouaille Champion de beaute et Trialer
Picture compliments of H. Bourdon
Photography by Pierre Cazoulat

Elevage de L'Isle de Callac
Serge & Claudine Lavenant

Ouspan de L'Isle de Callac
Trialer de printemps
Photo courtesy of Serge & Claudine Lavenant
Photography by Pierre Cazoula
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Elevage de Keranlouan
Patrick Morin

Occitane de Keranlouan
 Photography by Pierre Cazoulat
 Picture compliments of P. Morin

Elevage de Calestray

Jean-Michell & Nicole Hudo
Elevage de Calestray

Elevage du Clos Becassier
Dominique & Valerie Bagot

Exceptional pointing dogs - perfect for home and field.


AKC/UKC Registered Epagneul Bretons, French Brittany Gun Dogs