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Leonie du Canal de Lunel (Leonie)

Born in France and imported as an adult, she came well spoken of from French BF judges and she has been a happy addition to our kennel.  She has a super high prey drive equaled only by her intense and steady point.  She has a graceful and smooth gate through the field.  Leonie is an enthusiastic, happy retriever which enables her to overcome her general distaste for water.  She handles at medium to medium long range in the field.  In the house she craves affection and handles from under foot to in your lap!  She is very food motivated and often a vocal communicator.  Leonie weighs 40 lbs and stands 21.75″ at the shoulder.  Her hips are rated Euro B and has clear OFA eyes.

Leonie SCC Pedigree

 

Great Lakes Gun Dog’s Phoebe (Phoebe)

As a descendant of Bessy and offspring of Piper, Phoebe has big shoes to fill.  Phoebe handles easily in the field and works at a medium-close range.  She has a big nose and steady point.  She is consistent with checking in, quarters nicely, and hunts right alongside you at all times.  She is ready retriever on land and water although she is yet to take up swimming behind the kayak like her mother.  She had points on wild grouse last year as just a young pup, and nailed the field portion of her NA test this year.  I am excited for her first full bird hunting season in 2020.  Phoebe’s hips are very tight with a PennHip rating of 0.25, OFA Clear – eyes, and scored a prize 3 Natural Ability (NA) test because of an off day with tracking.

Phoebe PennHip Phoebe NAVHDA pedigree

Sires

 

Great Lakes Gun Dog’s Ollie

Ollie PennHip  Ollie pedigree

 

Porter Des Secrets D’une Reine (Porter)

Porter was imported as a pup from France and honestly, we couldn’t be happier with him.  He handles in the field very well, and is always in contact with me.  He works at a close to medium-close range.  He has a high prey drive, steady point and happy retrieve.  He excelled at tracking and we are am confident that any wounded pheasants this fall won’t escape him!  He soaks up any body of water he’s near and will swim just for the pure fun of it!  He is very affectionate and lazy in the house.  He scored a perfect 112-point Prize 1 in his Natural Ability (NA) test.  His hips are very tight with a Pennhip score of 0.25, and OFA clear – eyes.

Porter PennHip  Porter SCC pedigree

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Bessy Fleur De Bruyere (Bessy)

She is the French-born matriarch of our kennel and mom to Piper.  She was a great mom to her puppies and very affectionate to her humans.  Content to be a “couch potato” in the house, but outside, her nose leads the way. She is a hard working hunter with a strong prey drive.  Bessy whelped her last litter spring of 2014.  In her retirement she soaks in the Michigan sun from her bed through picture window!  She is still going strong at the at of 14.  Click for Pedigree
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Cartouche Du Mas Du Diable (Cartouche)

She is a people pleaser and extremely affectionate.  She loves to be right next to and cuddled up with her people.  She is soft as silk and low shedding and has the best coat in our kennel. Born in France and imported over by our friend Brad Boisen.  She is right in the middle of the breed standard at 45lbs. and about 21” tall at the shoulder.  She has cleared OFA for eyes and hips.
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Great Lakes Gun Dog’s Piper (Piper)

Piper scored a perfect 112 in her September 2013 NAVDA Natural Ability test for a Prize 1.  Piper has had some fantastic hunting on ruffed grouse, prairie grouse, sharped-tail grouse, woodcock, and pheasant .  She is driven in the field but very responsive and handles by voice command, whistle, or hand motions.  She is very careful when she gets into birds and handles grouse well.  A natural retriever, she retrieves birds to hand, and has a very soft mouth.  She is staunch on point and will also honor another dog’s point.  We are also very pleased that she is just as calm and affectionate in the house as her mother Bessy is. Piper is 42lbs. and stands about 21” at the shoulder.  She has cleared OFA for eyes her Pennhip score was 0.30.  Although we are sad that she won’t be producing anymore great puppies I am very happy to have her back full time as a hunting dog! I can’t wait to run her in a brace with her daughter Phoebe.  We earned a NAVHDA NA breeder award for the Piper x Jet litter of 2018.
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Other Dogs:

We won’t list them all here but we have had a number of really great dogs in the past that we have loved a ton.  Some of those dogs were even exceptional in many areas, but for one reason or another they didn’t make the cut to be in our breeding program.  We feel strongly that only the dogs that best exemplify a great Braque be used to carry forward the breed in a breeding program, and so we make sure to evaluate a dogs hunting ability, interactions with people, physical structure, and health characteristics when determining to use a dog for breeding.