l’Epagneul Breton | The Front Seat Gundog

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 daydream. I needed a dog that was manageable in the house and shared my deep passion for chasing woodcock, grouse, and the occasional wood duck in the creek bottoms, beaver ponds, and hillsides of Southern Appalachia and these practical little dogs more than fit that bill.

The EB, originally valued by poachers for helping bag all manner of 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 being angels in the home and demons in the field.


VC Lost Highway’s Noble Pete TAN WRT

(FC GrCHF CH Hutwagner’s Atos WRT x GUN TopperLyn Karma)

DOB: 08/06/2017
UKC: R274-279
AKC: SS01196305
NAVHDA: BS-001600
OFA: BS-18698G27M-NOPI (Hip Rating: Good)

Pete is the prototypical Epagneul Breton in the home and field.   He is an intense hunter with high natural qualities and extreme style around game.  He is a natural retriever with a true love of water.  When not actively in search of game Pete is comfortable and relaxed at heel.  He is a strong versatile hunting dog with an affectionate and affable demeanor around all humans and dogs.

Trial and Test Results

  • Carolinas EBGDC 1st Place (CAC) Open – March 2019

  • Southeastern Pointing Dog Club (EXC) Open – January 2020

  • NAVHDA Tarheel Chapter Utility Test Prize 2 (198) – March 2020

  • NAVHDA Tarheel Chapter Utility Test Prize 1 (199) – October 2020

  • Carolinas EBGDC 1st Place (CAC) Open – October 2020

  • Carolinas EBGDC 1st Place (CAC) Open – October 2020
  • Carolinas EBGDC 1st Place (CAC) Open – March 2021

  • Carolinas EBGDC 1st Place (CAC) Open – March 2021

  • Carolinas EBGDC 2nd Place (RCAC) – March 2021

  • NAVHDA International Versatile Champion (Title Awarded) – September 2021

  • EBGDC of GA 2nd Place (RCAC) – December 2022

  • Southeastern PDC 1st Place (CAC) Open – February 2023

  • Southeastern PDC 2nd Place (RCAC) Open – February 2023



Navy Crockett du Hokumpoke “Crockett” (Retired)

(Iggins des Marais Piat x GUN Eulalia du Parler)

Crockett is a tough as nails dog that will go the proverbial extra mile to put game in the bag.



GUN TopperLyn Karma “Ella” (Retired)

(NBOB GRCH Beau de l’Hospitalier x GUN2 Smith’s Falon du Copper Spur)

DOB: 07/08/2012

AKC: SR73681004

UKC: R232-371

OFFA: Hip Rating Good

Ella is my “once in a lifetime” companion gun dog and our foundation brood matron.  She gave us three very strong litters with Ithaca du l’Ardour, Atos, and Marty du Broughton.