In theory, Buckley Creek Kennels started in 2009 when we got our first Epagneul Breton. Although we had no intentions of breeding, Dakota changed our lives forever. Our love for bird dogs started that day and in 2012, we added Halle to our family. That is when we really decided we might have a litter.
Three years ago, good friend and fellow breeder Jeff Ruiter of Trinity Kennels asked us if we would consider working together. We poured some new kennels at our house, brought a few of his dogs over and decided we would give it a try. A couple of litters and three years later we decided to start our own kennel near Pella, IA!
We have been extremely fortunate to have gotten some really great dogs for the foundation of our kennel. They incorporate some of the best bloodlines from both the US and Europe. We have also been blessed by some really great people within the EB community to be where we are today. Friendship, as well as advice on training, breeding and trialing has not been tough to come by.
Last year, we started trialing our dogs and have had some really great success. Within the first year, we were able to get our first title and have high hopes for two of our young dogs in the future. I also fulfilled the requirements become a UKC Licensed Field Trial Judge in October!
We are committed to preserving the original characteristics of the Epagneul Breton with our breeding program, constantly looking to produce the "light switch" dog for our customers! We already have many pups out there from our time with Trinity Kennels and the response has been overwhelming!
Thank you taking the time to learn about us and our kennel. We would love to answer any questions you have or get you out to our kennel for a visit! Our three children are always happy to show off our dogs so come on over and check us out!
Field Tested, Family Approved, Epagneul Bretons!
Matt, Rachel, Rowan, Dryson and Kennedy Van Maanen