Epagneul Breton, AKA French Brittany, is the smallest pointing breed in the world. In the United States ,ONLY recognised by the UKC, United Kennel Club, they are often misrepresented by breeders. The AKC does not recognise them as a separate breed from the Brittany. Windy Acres has spent many years trying to insure clients and friends purchase only pure Epagneul Breton pups.
Here at Windy Acres, all of our breeding dogs are outstanding hunters. I personally field work and train every breeder. If they are not hunters I will not use them to breed.
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they do make our lives whole!"
Roger Carris said that ,But ,I think it is true !
Our Dogs make Fine Hunting Companions
and Life-long Friends
Things you may not yet know
A VersatileClose Working Pointing Breed
Truly a Loyal, mild tempered, affectionate dog , gentle with children
Calm in the house and a dynamo in the field
Always anxious to be your best friend
Extremely intelligent, AKA Biddable
Regular brushing and grooming recommended
Origin: Mountain region of France
Activity level is high, they require exercise daily
Although Great pets they were bred for field sports
and outdoor activity. They do much better in active hunting
families and historically do not do well in a docile home environment.
We have all these plus many roan and heavily ticked phases
Did You Know?
French Brittany Can be born with A full tail (needing to be docked)
A short tail (under 4 in at adult hood
Or a stub All natural.
Genetics causes this based on many hundreds of years docking tails
We average 65% Natural tails
The French Brittany is the forefather to the American Brittany!
They are smaller in size and more relaxed by nature than the
American Brittany. Used as a bird dog they are growing in
popularity as a house dog due to size, intelligence, ease of
training and beauty. Originally in France ,trained to hunt
all game by peasant's and poachers.
Starting from 6 weeks These amazing dogs are pointing and looking for birds. As they grow they increasingly gain knowledge and desire. Returning to the home to sit with the family and be spoiled !
Clients, Comments, Testimonials and Feedback
(Please send any feedback I don't make them up They have to come from you ) Thanks
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1. Ollie has captured our hearts. He continues to be delightful. We are pretty well pee trained, except when we're not. Rattle snake 🐍 aversion training will be after age 6 months. He is everything we could want in a puppy, plus he thinks I'm the best:). The mountains are opening up and we'll get up there soon to fish and hike. Best, and healthy wishes. Terry
2. Briggs had his best day on Thursday. Hit some new PLOTS land which was tall thick grass. Had seen a young rooster scoot in from the ditch. Hopped out and Briggs caught scent right away. Another solid point (creeped on it a little bit) but I flushed him and he retrieved it about 2 feet from me. Kept walking and he was very birdy. I was re positioning when a hen and a nice adult rooster flushed in opposite directions and of course I was on the hen's side. So I eyeballed the rooster and headed that way. Briggs must've known we were heading for him because he was quartering a lot tighter! We came over the hill and the thick tall grass ended in about 30 yards to an open field and pond. Briggs suddenly stopped staunchly and even looked at me like "get him already"! Rooster started running, hopped up and Briggs plopped right down next to him proud as can be.Thanks again. Erik
3. Hey Phil. We absolutely love this critter !!! What an amazing dog !!!! I wouldn't even care if she couldn't hunt. As of now, I'll never own another breed; unless it's a second or third companion. ~Jeff & Kris
4. You probably get tired of people bragging about your dogs, but here it goes again. Rooty is 18 months old now. In the house and yard he is a playful puppy yet, but in the field he is all business. His nose is pretty amazing. He is pointing backing and retrieving to hand now. He has found and retrieve some birds I never though we had a snowball chance in hell of finding. When he finds it you can tell he is pretty proud of himself. The thicker the cover the more he likes it. I have never had a dog that likes the thick cover so well, I thinks he thinks he is a springer sometimes. The only problem is that he likes to get out of range pretty easy and is pretty gung ho. A beep on the collar or small nick usually turns him right around though. He points well, but in the thick stuff he likes to flush them, which isnt all that bad, cause there is no way I can get into the stuff. Great dog and great buddie. Best Regards Kevin Nelson
5. We were truly pleased to hear about Nate's progress and growth. I am glad you are having success with Nate. We are so happy and excited to read your last letter. I read it myself 3 times.
I do realize he is still a puppy and I am amazed at what you can already do with him. You have a nice balance between dog training and puppy growth. We are so lucky to have you as a trainer and appreciate it very much.
Thank you for keeping us updated. We love the letters and of course the videos and pictures.
Take care and enjoy the upcoming, truly American holiday.
Barry and Tina
6. Phil, a long overdue note to you my friend. Ginger is 10 this year and it does not seem possible. She hunted eagerly last year, but I slowed more than she! We are moving to Arizona this winter . Purchased a small home there several years ago but I was stubborn and did not want to leave MN. I have plans to minimally hunt Ginger and slow my normal grouse pace to about a third for some quail. Marge will not let me get another pup and I have to agree. My expectations are this little girl will outlast me. We both wanted you to know we could not have purchased a finer family or hunting dog. With hundreds of grouse and timber doodles she has been a fantastic hunting companion and an amazing member of your family. We often say the dog is so much smarter than we. Our very best wishes and hope your remission is permanent. Please keep in touch with the Christmas letter. We thoroughly enjoy them.
You have been a Super breeder, advisor and friend over the years. We wish you continued luck in that endeavour.
Good Health Dr. Paul and The Boss Marge and Ginger
7. Phil, I wanted to send you an update on Mylo. First, we moved back to Spokane this summer, so he gets to go to work with more than before. So he is pretty happy about that.
Second, as you may remember he did really good with his nose and his pointing last season but would not retrieve anything. He would point downed birds for me, but wouldn’t bring them back.
I met a dog trainer this spring in Moses Lake at a Epagneul Breton training day they had. I decided to let him have Mylo for the month of August to work with him. I picked him up and we went a couple grouse hunts. Unfortunately, no grouse were found. Next trip was a chukar hunt along the Snake River in Idaho. Bottom line is Mylo pointed the first group, I shot one bird that dropped about 70 yards down the hill and went and brought it back to me! He made 9 retrieves that day and 6 the next. I was very pleased with how he did. We have got into a few grouse as well, so everything is going good.
I have attached a few pictures. The second picture he was probably over 150 yards out before I decided to take my phone out and take a picture. Hope all is well with you.
Have a great day,
Brian J. Vrablick, ACF
8. Bailey had a super year hunting with Bill and his friends. He is a great bird dog and retriever he can find the birds that go down when no one else can find them, a great nose. Bill’s friends call him Bailey the wonder dog! Everyone wants to hunt with him. He’s the best dog Bill and I have had and we have had some great dogs. He’s a joy for us to have! Thank you for such a good dog! We are doing fine Bill contacted lymes this summer so his summer was short for fishing but made up for it this fall. Oh Bailey likes to fish with us too. He also thinks the boat is his as he’s the first one in it when we take it out. Have a blessed Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year. Bill and Mary DeVries from Walker, Mn.
9. Phil: Thanks for the nice letter. It reminded me however that I have been negligent in writing a testimonial. Too busy hunting and training with the wonderful pup We brought home from WAK. Could you remind me what I need to do and where to send it.
I couldn't be happier with Nik. He has impressed me and my hunting friends greatly in the field and has become an absolute joy to hunt with. He is even becoming a B/C dog as promised :-) Still the occasional puppy slip up but getting better every day. I cant get over how much ground he covers. He literally flies through the cover and his nose is phenomenal. He doesn't miss much and in a year like this with few birds that makes a difference.
I also cant get over the assistance that I have getting from you these past few months. Every time I have a training problem you have been quick to respond with good advice. Your help has been invaluable and has quickly helped me out of a number of issues. I know that I may have sometimes been a nuisance but I truly appreciate your kindness in sharing your knowledge and experience. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend WAK to anyone looking for a first class bird dog . Kind of sounds like a testimonial doesn't it? Thanks again so much and I hope that you have a nice Christmas season. Lets hope that the birds rebound much quicker than we are thinking they will. Dennis WY
10. Phil, Nate continues to progress into an amazing dog. He is still a puppy at almost 9 months. First bird was a rooster that held solid. Nate had him. He positioned once and locked. I whacked him as he lifted close in just please both of us. There were lots of running roosters and plenty of scent. I tried to swing wide and corner them but most slipped away. We worked the side of a steep hill. Nate did that breaking stride paw in the air pause. I did put down my shotgun and tried to get a picture. but he broke stride and took another step. I will get a picture soon. This is what its about! Nate is doing what older dogs do. He has great genetics and is simply a fine hunting dog, and affectionate puppy when at home. My hunting friends at both clubs are very supportive and really like Nate. He is truly exceptional.
Thank you very much for much ,much more than just at started dog.
Testimony coming soon! Barry