l’Epagneul Breton

The Front Seat Gun Dog


If you’re like me, you’re probably sitting at your desk dreaming of a cool morning in the fall of the year in some bit of black water creek bottom, on an old mountain logging road, or in some tangled field edge listening intently to the soft music of your dog’s bell and hoping that it suddenly falls silent.  The Epagneul Breton, commonly referred to in the US as the French Brittany was my response to this reoccurring day dream.  I needed a dog that was manageable in the house, and shared my deep passion for chasing woodcock and grouse in the creek bottoms and hillsides of Southern Appalachia and these little dogs more than fit that bill.  The EB, originally valued by poachers for helping bag game off the estates of French gentry has been selectively bred for over a century as the quintessential family companion come gun dog.  Their compact size, affectionate and easy going nature, drive for game, intelligence, and natural hunting ability have made them one of the most popular sporting breeds on the planet.

Come join us for a hunt sometime and see for yourself why these little dogs have earned the reputation of “Angels in the home and demons in the field”.

Please follow the link below for a detailed history of the breed by Mr C. Fredrick Overby.

History of the EB