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Hunter’s Heart has been breeding occasional litters of exceptional Brittany Spaniel puppies since 1999, for scent detection, hunting, and athletic partners for families that enjoy an active lifestyle. In addition to scent detection, hunting, and field titles, our Brittanys have won multi Elite High in Trials (UKC Nosework), won gold at AAC Regional Agility Championships, Best of Breed at the National Brittany Specialty, and achieved numerous top 5 national rankings in agility, conformation and obedience.

Hunter’s Heart Brittany Spaniel Puppies

ZZ (centre) retrieving a toy, surrounded by brothers Frankie (left), and Jager (right). Photo by Hunter’s Heart.

Our Brittanys are eager to please, purpose-bred, athletic working dogs from field lines. These lines have consistently produced outstanding working dogs, for hunters, scent detection dogs, and partners for dogsports. We strive for health, temperament and biddability. Sound, balanced structure leads to function, for healthy dogs with fewer injuries, even into old age. Photos are at: https://www.facebook.com/HuntersHeart/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums.

Please don’t consider a Brittany unless you’re searching for a high energy dog that loves to run, to fit into your active lifestyle. Brittanys are not a good choice for pets for most families, since they are athletes requiring daily exercise. Without adequate exercise, Brittanys can misbehave, be destructive, and end up in shelters. These are high maintenance dogs that need a job to do, not just during hunting season, but every day of the year.

Learn more about our Brittany Spaniel puppies at: http://www.huntersheart.com/puppies.html.

How to Reserve a Puppy

We are now taking reservations for our 2019 litter. To reserve a puppy, the first step is to email your completed  Screening form (Microsoft Word) to webmaster@huntersheart.com, so we can learn more about what you are looking for. Puppies are generally all reserved before the litter is born, so please reserve early to avoid disappointment. Sorry, we can’t accommodate requests based on colors or cosmetic markings. Carla matches puppies with handlers based on temperament testing at 8 weeks.

About “BB”

Photo BB indicating a ladder

BB indicating a ladder. Photo by Kristy Strunks Photography

HuntersHeart Black Betty (a liver & white female) is an eager hunter and bed bug detection candidate. Around the house, she’s a gentle girl who likes snuggling, and is an excellent mother when raising pups. BB’s hips have been PennHip certified and her eyes have been CERF certified. BB is the daughter of Canada’s #2 Agility Brittany, Vite, (CH HuntersHeart Prairiestorm Vite FDJ MSCDC AGDC ADC AGNJV HPN NAC, CKC 2015, #1 Agility Brittany CKC 2016) X USA National Amateur Gun Dog Champion AFC DC CH GCH Triumphant’s To Hot To Handle JH.

About “Boo”

Boo indicating a baseboard. Photo by Furever Reflections.

CH HuntersHeart RedDevil Fantome FDJ CGN AN SGDC SDS-SP TOG MN, Boo (a white and orange male), is exceptionally friendly and outgoing. He’s an eager to please, happy worker who makes people smile.

Boo is a bed bug detection candidate, hunter, and multi-High in Trial winner in Elite UKC Nosework. Watch Boo working at https://youtu.be/Wvdv9o-v4bE. Boo’s elbows and patellae are normal and he’s been certified OFA Good, CERF (2014). Ranked Canada’s #4 show Brittany in 2013, Boo is the son of National Specialty Winner BISS Can/Mex/Int’l CH ATChC HuntersHeart Big Chief FDJ CDX RE CGC (who was Canada’s top agility Brittany several years, and ranked top 5 in both obedience and show) x BPIG winner CH RedDevil’s Fire Without Flame CD.

About Previous Litters

Jager (a BB x Boo son) was selected by Canadian Border Services Agency for its narcotics and firearms detection training program. CBSA assessed his skills at the age of 9 months by hiding a ball in trees and rewarding with a second ball, similar to the Scandinavian Working Dog Institute protocols we follow. Check out this video of Jager’s early training:

ZZ holding her green ball while she balances on a Bosu. Photo by Hunter’s Heart.

ZZ (a BB x Boo daughter) is an orange and white female bed bug detection candidate, born Sept. 22, 2017. We plan to breed ZZ, provided that she matures into a healthy, biddable working dog and passes hip and eye certifications. The stud dog will be announced around the time of mating.

 

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