AT HOME. IN THE FIELD
1598 Towerline Rd, Delavan, IL 61734
2015 CEB-US NATIONAL CLASS ELEVAGE WINNER
Sur le Delavan Kennel is committed to continuing a strict breeding practice that only improves the traits and temperaments that took generations in Europe to achieve. We are using only the highest preforming dogs from France, Ireland and the US to improve our stock. We have a strict breeding plan that focuses on the entire dog.
We breed dogs that are:
- proven in natural hunting, retrieving ability, field trials and show ring
- proven in health (ALL breeding dogs have hips certified prior to breeding by the OFA as GOOD or higher)
- proven in correct conformation and have been classed as C1 Excellent by a French judge
- proven in temperament and soundness that is fit for home and the field
We are not willing to take short cuts in breeding. While other breeders are using dogs that carry the Ay gene (that produces the Sable coat pattern) and hiding that fact by only breeding orange and white dogs, we won't. We take the extra time and effort to find dogs that are clear of the gene. All of our dogs are proven in hunting fields and competition across the country and over seas. While others have excuses for why their dogs aren't titled- ours are. Every Sur le Delavan Kennel dog has field and show titles. We have no place in our kennel for average hunting dogs. It has taken us a long time to achieve these goals. We researched, tested, hunted and selected only the best Epagneul Bretons from around the world to build our foundation pedigrees. If a dog passes the screening and has all the traits that are absolutely necessary in order to give us the genetics that we want in our breeding dogs, they then can be welcomed in to our breeding program. What does that mean for the clients? It means that the puppies from Sur le Delavan Kennel have a great chance to inherit these same outstanding traits. This has been proven by Sur le Delavan Kennel by producing more UKC field champions than any other kennel in the US. All puppies from Sur le Delavan Kennel are UKC and AKC registered and 100% French Brittanys.
We welcome you to visit our farm and see our dogs for yourself.
Epagneul Bretons: AT HOME. IN THE FIELD.
Clint, Suzanne, Will and Annabelle LaFary