I had the good fortune of Clint and his family purchasing a female pup from me back in 2008. At the time, no one could envision that would become such a life changing event. Considering Boo "A'Beaujolais de Pataula" was my first Epagneul Breton and I only hunted with her (no trials), it was Clint that took it to the next level and beyond. Lucy turned out to be a Grand Champion of the Field and produced some of the finest dogs in the country. Clint, with the help of his wonderful family, became a top (if not the top) breeder, trainer, judge and representative of the breed. When I decided on another pup, I contacted Sur le Delavan and purchased Jipsie, who has exceeded my expectations - with the help of Clint's training and advice. His tireless efforts have helped countless owners and dogs become the best they can be.

Jim Mondrella

I was very pleased to see how far my young dog had made it in 3 months of training at Sur le Dleavan Kennel. When I drop her off, I hadn't done anything field related with her. At pick up she is excitedly pointing, hunting hard in the field, retrieving to hand, not gun shy in anyway. She is 100% steady to release to retrieve and honoring other dogs points. I couldn't be happier. While I will not be field trial or hunt testing, I will be hunting over a very finished dog this fall.

Ryan Smith

Anyone interested in a top quality puppy or training: You need to take the time to check out Sur le Delavan Kennel. Clint took many of my phone calls and never pressured me to make a down payment or to offence when I asked or talked about other breeders. He spoke very highly of other breeders and their dogs. He will take the time to talk about the national club and why shows and trials are important even though I was at the time interested in either of those things. I was surprised to hear that a top breed like Sur le Delavan didn't charge as much as many of the other breeders out and even more surprised that lesser proven breeders were changing even more for their puppies. You owe it to yourself to give Clint a call before picking out your puppy.

Nacy Flemming

My training partner at NAVHDA; Ralph Ricci, has a LaFary dog. Ralph used to be the running back at Northwestern University in the 80's and now spends his free time chasing birds & putting up with me!!! Seriously, I had my doubts when I first saw Topanga (Mademoiselle Sur LeDelavan) but she proved me wrong. She is so small for a hunting dog! (30 pounds?) I laughed so hard last fall when Ralph dropped a wood duck in the creek over her and she brought is back! The wood duck was as big as her then! The dog is a firecracker who is VERY cooperative, has an intense point and natural retrieve instinct. Topanga is also demonstrating good sign that she can handle more complicated training such as steadiness on point and by the blind-yes the dog also dove hunts!. Ralph and Topanga are a good team and are good representatives for NAVHDA, LaFary Kennels and the Breton breed. We train on public land in Wi. and people always approach Ralph & ask him what kennel the dog is from, etc. What they have to realize; however, is that these dogs are not robots and need time & training to develop just like other dogs. Who knows, maybe my next dog will be out of LaFary :-)

Scott Rose

This is a good breeder. I saw one of his pups named Topanga. She belongs to a guy from Northern Illinois and was already being shot over when she was 4 1/2 months old! Pup has a nice point, is very athletic, pretty, fast and full of energy. Very impressed.

Ste Jackson

IL

Clint is one of the top breeders and trainers out there. You will never go wrong getting a puppy from him or hiring him for training your dog. No one has done for the breed or the cub then Clint LaFary. He is a very honest person and truly loves this these little pocket rockets as they are known as by many. I got my first EB from Sur Le Delavan. Nothing has changed my life more then my Bo! He maybe more dog then I can handle as he is one strong hunting buddy if there ever was one. I am sure had he been in Clint's hands Gun Ch Gracen Sur Le Delavan TAN (aka Bo)would be a grand champion as so many of his family are. There are few trainers out there as loving with your dog when training as he is.

Judy Casper

IL

Clint runs a topnotch facility. He strives to produce dogs of the best quality. As he says, he will not cut corners. He is always willing to help with training questions whether you have one of his dogs or not. He is totally dedicated to the concept of a "Total Dog."
If you are looking for a puppy, help with training, or just information on this wonderful breed, he is the one to talk to...
Phil Bowers

Phil Bowers

OH

GRCHF CH Gallant Thor Sur Le Delavan TAN came to our family as a puppy and has excelled in the field. He has earned his grand champion of the field title and his champion of the show titles at 3 years old. Thor had a close call at 8 months old when he and his 6 month old girlfriend ran away from home. We found Thor and Harriett 8 days later. He had been hit by a vehicle and his front leg was shattered. A surgeon in Dothan Alabama was able to fix him up and with a plate and 14 screws in his leg Thor almost won best of show but he had a limp that cost him the win. We had the plate removed and Thor healed up good as new and has never looked back. He has hunted birds all over the US including ruff grouse, huns, prairie chicken, pheasant, woodcock, and so on. He has 8 open class wins on wild birds, liberated birds in solo and couples. Thank you for producing our dog. Not only can he hunt, field trial and show but he is an excellent house pet and our family truly loves him as part of our family.

Jackie Hutwagner

GA

We are very excited to be getting a puppy from Sur le Delavan Kennel. It has bee a long wait but one I am sure will be worth it. Clint has be very willing to talk and answer questions (and we have had many) over the past 2 years. We have visited his farm a number of time to see the dogs and he even invited us to go hunting over his dogs. I had no idea that dogs could be so good!

The fact that Clint will take his puppies back in fro training and help us out during the learning process set him apart from the other breeders we spoke with. Clint hides nothing from you while you are looking for a puppy. We hadn't even heard of the Sable Coat pattern until meeting him.

Thank you!
Cam

Cam

CA

When I first spoke with Clint over the phone, I quickly realized that he had exceptional knowledge about this breed. I had looked long and hard for the right breeder and I knew soon after speaking and meeting clint and his family that my search was over. I could easily tell his heart was in the right place and his passion with strong. Clint, Sur le Delavan kennel is astounding. Thanks again!
Doug B.

Doug B

IL

As a professional trainer I have found Clint's dogs to have everything I look for in a quality Field Trial or hunting dog. Clint's dogs have demonstrated great trainability, strong prey drive, beautiful style, incredible endurance, and the love of what they are bred to do! They are also very personable dogs that can be your buddy in the house and then be a first-class bird dog in the field. I've had the pleasure of training and competing with several of Clint's dogs and we've had some great success. If you're looking for a great pet & first-class bird dog, I feel very comfortable recommending the LaFary's French Brittany's.

Mike

IA

Sur le Delavan Kennel is one of the best. Clint spent several hours on the phone educating me over several calls about the Epagneul Breton. I was looking for my first upland dog as a new hunter. I was fortunate enough to get a puppy from him a year ago. I could not be happier with my dog. He performed well in the field his first hunting season allowing me to limit on pheasant opening day in Oklahoma. As a new upland hunter having a dog with great prey drive and natural instincts (with limited training) proved invaluable to my hunting success. Solid breedings lead to great hunting companions. You get what you pay for!

Todd Farris

OK

I am not sure where to begin. The quest for a quality bred bird dog began 7 years ago. I did my homework and decided on the (French) Brittany as the dog for me. Next big challenge was to find a breeder that had the stock I felt would provide me with several years of companionship and quality days in the field. I found Sur le Delavan Kennel on the web and thought I would give Suzanne a call and see what they had. Needless to say I was impressed with her knowledge and her dedication to maintaining quality dogs. I settled on a pup and never looked back. Duke has been and is the best. I realize it is time for him to slow down a little and I am going to order another pup from Sur le Delavan Kennel. If you are looking for great companions and hunting desire, you can't go wrong with Sur le Delavan Kennel. Buy with confidence and don't look back. I will leave you with this, as you call around- think about how each breeder treats you and talks about their dogs. Sur le Delavan will treat you like a friend and help you the best they can. They won't talk down about other breeders. 
Thanks Randy

Randy

ND

I just wanted to say a couple words about Clint and his French Brittanys. It is nice to meet someone like Clint who "really" hunts his dogs. I have talked to many breeders lately who want to tell me about their hunting dogs but very few can talk hunting the way Clint does. I don't think you will find another breeder in the country that tests their dogs as well as Clint does. He truly tests his dogs in the field, ring and home. 
I wasn't able to get a puppy this year but I am on the list for 2016 and know it will be worth the wait.

Scott

SD

I could not be happier with Gabby (Gabrielle Lee Sur le Delavan). She is an excellent housedog and an enthusiastic birddog. She is the reason
that I became a hunter: Seeing how much she loves being in the field, it is pure joy to give her that time. Not only did I get a great dog,
I gained new friends in the LaFary family. Clint and Suzann have been kind in answering questions and helping me with the training. We have met other Sur le Delavan owners-one who I have been able to hunt with locally and many others on Facebook. It is so nice to have a group of
people who love these dogs. And really, you can't help but love them. They are smart, beautiful, steady, bird loving fools. A trainer at a local bird farm calls Gabby his "pointing fool" because she pointed before she knew what a bird was. Coming home to a French Britt always
seems to turn into a celebration because they love their humans as much as we love them. My only regret is that I did not find this breed years ago! In fact, we are so pleased with our pup, we are getting ready to welcome another addition into the family!

Zack Plank

Zack

MT

Griffin is growing by leaps and bounds! I think when I last sent you photos, he weighed about 9 pounds...now he's up to 23 pounds! He's a little lover...he loves everybody and gives lots of kisses and even gives hugs by standing on his back legs and putting his front legs up around our necks...hahaha...the vet thought that was hilarious when he hugged her, too! Mike takes him for long walks every day so that he gets lots of exercise, and I usually have him outside in the backyard two or three times a day as well...we have snow now, so I shoveled paths in the backyard where the dogs can do their potty business and run and play...Griffin and Jaxon are friends finally and like to wrestle and play together outside, although Jaxon grows tired of it much more quickly than Griffin does!

I have lots of photos to send to you, so I'll send them in several e-mails again so they come through for you...he's a BEAUTIFUL (handsome) guy!! His coloring has changed to an even darker reddish color all over his body so now his body matches his head color, and he has LOTS of the roan markings and freckles on his face and legs...he's still got the cutest face!! Have any of the other puppy owners sent you updated photos? We've been wondering how they're all turning out.

Mike

MI

I contacted Clint about purchasing a EB puppy last November, and while he didn't have any available, he did point me in the direction of a breeder he was familiar with, who he has gotten dogs from, and who he trains dogs for. Clint was more than helpful in finding me a great dog! I brought my puppy to Clint when he was 6 months old with very little training under his belt. Clint did an excellent job at gun and e-collar breaking my dog as well as getting him on lots of birds! Clint was great about keeping in contact while he had my dog and was very patient with my questions. When I picked my dog up from training, Clint was more than willing to take me out into the field to see what they had been working on and to make me feel comfortable working with my dog over the hunting season. I would certainly recommend Sur le Delavan Kennel to others and I will be bringing mine back to Clint to keep him on birds during the off-season and to fine-tune different aspects of his training.

Glenn

IN

we just wanted to let you know that we have purchased our second pup from Sur le Delavan Kennel. Our first is 3 years old and has awesome field abilites, he's very smart and dependable. Those qualities come from a well thought out breed line.
Our second is 12 months. He is very energic, loves to play with the girls and is always ready and willing to retrieve. We highly recommend Sur le Delavan Kennel to anyone looking for high quality Britts. Clint cares about the future homes of his pups.He is available to answer questions or concerns about the Britts. His Kennel set up is accessible, clean and the Britts are happy in their environment. You will also find that Clint is very knowledgeable and trustworty of this breed.We are pleased with our selections from them.

Eric

PA

Just wishing Sur le Delavan Kennel the best of luck as they head to GA for the CEB US Nationals. we are very please with our Gabby. We truly couldn't ask for a better looking or hunting Dog. She is a blast to have. We can't wait to get another.

Josh

Josh

NY

Hey LaFary's, just wanted to let you know that this year's hunting season is off to a great start and we can't say thank you enough. When you told us that you breed for a calmer, closer working dog...we thought it was just your selling pitch- haha. But we are so please that you were right. At just over a year, we have a great hunting dog and more importantly for you- a great inside pet. Can't wait for you upcoming litters. We will be getting another Sur le Delavan puppy.

Ashley

MN

We have a puppy from Sur le Delavan. He has been one of the birdiest dogs we have owned. Very easy to train and great with our kids. He has been healthy and is a great athlete! I will be getting another dog from them in future.

Pat

MN

Hi Clint and Suzanne,

Eureka!

Karst and George got their first grouse together yesterday! They got into a bunch of them. Karst found this bird and flushed it. They then moved on and he found many others. By the 4th find he pointed. This was the first time he’s been on birds. They’ve been tramping around for weeks without any luck. 4 ½ months – first bird. And a wild grouse at that! 

He’s not the least bit gun shy or timid in any way. Very bold. We finally found some quail to buy and picked up a few for him the day before they found these grouse. We have not had him out with the quail yet. We’re giving them a week in the recall pen before we turn any loose.

I predict some big fun coming .

Jeanne Bell

Jeanne

LA

Griffin is growing by leaps and bounds! I think when I last sent you photos, he weighed about 9 pounds...now he's up to 23 pounds! He's a little lover...he loves everybody and gives lots of kisses and even gives hugs by standing on his back legs and putting his front legs up around our necks...hahaha...the vet thought that was hilarious when he hugged her, too! Mike takes him for long walks every day so that he gets lots of exercise, and I usually have him outside in the backyard two or three times a day as well...we have snow now, so I shoveled paths in the backyard where the dogs can do their potty business and run and play...Griffin and Jaxon are friends finally and like to wrestle and play together outside, although Jaxon grows tired of it much more quickly than Griffin does!

I have lots of photos to send to you, so I'll send them in several e-mails again so they come through for you...he's a BEAUTIFUL (handsome) guy!! His coloring has changed to an even darker reddish color all over his body so now his body matches his head color, and he has LOTS of the roan markings and freckles on his face and legs...he's still got the cutest face!! Have any of the other puppy owners sent you updated photos? We've been wondering how they're all turning out

Mike

MI

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