About the Brittany
At Prairie Peak and Sensation Kennels, we are breeding famous bloodlines of Maverick Brittanys. They are a medium sized hunting dog that points and retrieves primarily upland game but will hunt anything they can get to. They do not do as well as the Small Munsterlander at waterfowl. They are orange and white with a medium to short soft coat with furnishings behind their legs and ears. Our females are mid to upper 30's lbs and the males are upper 30's to lower 40's lbs approximately. Our Brittanys are mild tempered and do great with small kids and in an in-home lifestyle. They need 30 minutes of running exercise 4 time a week minimun.
The Brittany, or Bretagne, is named for the French province in which it originated. The breed is known to be seen in paintings as early as the 17th century, but the first known documentation of a Brittany was said to be recorded by a man named Reverend Davies in 1850. His recount is one of a small “bobtailed” dog that was excellent at pointing and retrieving.
The modern Brittany is said to have descended from English Setters during this same time period. The first Brittany was shown at the Paris Dog Show in 1900 and later recognized as a breed by France in 1907. By 1931, the breed had made its way to the United States and was recognized shortly thereafter by the American Kennel Club.
In 1934, the Brittany was acknowledged as a part of the “Sporting Group”. From 1934-1982 the breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club as the Brittany Spaniel. But, eventually in 1982, Brittany Spaniel had been changed to simply just Brittany, with the word “Spaniel” being completely dropped from the breed’s name.
A Brittany is typically a small and muscular dog but with longer legs than most spaniels. The American Kennel Club recognizes the breed as a medium sized dog that stands at about 20 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 30-45 pounds. They come in a variety of colors with any combination of liver, white and orange, including roan however Prairie Peak will only every have orange and white coloring mix.
The Brittany is very high energy and intelligent dog that requires both mental and physical stimulation on a regular basis. They are eager, passionate and agile in the field and make for superior bird hunting dogs. The Brittany is also generally a happy dog with a willingness to please. Preferred Homes
We prefer to place our puppies in hunting homes and will only consider a non-hunting home if the puppy will regularly participate in activities that utilize his/her natural talents, such as hunt testing (e.g. NAVHDA, VHDF, UKC, AKC), tracking, retrieving, or search and rescue. Although Britts are good house dogs, they were bred to work and need a “job” for good health and happiness. Most importantly, Britts require regular, off-lead exercise. If you cannot take your Britt somewhere to run off-lead for at least 30 minutes, 4 days per week (approximately every other day) – at a minimum, this is not the breed for you.
We also prefer our puppies to go to homes where they will spend daily, quality time with their owners. Britts require a lot of human interaction and will become confused if regularly left alone for long periods of time. If your Britt will be left alone for several hours a day, such as while you are at work, we would like you to utilize an outdoor kennel for them.
Even if your Britt will be in the house with another dog, spending 8-12 hours per day, 5 days a week inside does not provide enough mental and sensual stimulation for an intelligent hunting dog. Outside, your dog will be able to see and smell the many things going on around him and you will come home to a much calmer and happier dog. Male / Female Differences
We charge the same price for either sex, as they are equally good hunters and family companions. It is absolutely untrue that females are better hunters, are easier to train, or are better with children. Actually, Brittany males tend to do better with young children and are often easier to train than are females. Males are easy-going, openly affectionate, patient, wanting to please, sensitive yet confident, and loyal. Since they are a little bigger than females, they tend to handle a youngster’s rough housing in stride. Therefore, if you have young chilren, we recommend you select a male puppy. Brittany males have a temperament similar to Lab and Golden Retriever females. Female Britts are also very affectionate and love people of all ages, but they tend to be more aloof and more difficult to train due to stubbornness and sometimes developmental timidness at an early age.
If you have other dogs who will be sharing your home with your new Britt, you should give serious consideration to which sex is likely to get along the best with your current canine family member(s). If you have a neutered male, regardless of breed or size, it makes no difference what sex your new puppy is. They will get along fine. If you have an intact male, he will get along equally well with a neutered male or spayed female Britt. Two intact males can get along fine sharing a home/kennel, unless/until an intact female comes along. Then they may fight. It generally is best if the intact males are not close in age. An intact male and an intact female will, of course, get along well. However, the intact male may experience medical problems if not bred.
Therefore, if you do not plan to frequently breed your male, you should have him neutered if he will be in constant contact with an intact female. Even spayed females can be very dominant. If you already have a dominant female ‘ruling the roost’ at home, she will get along best with a male (intact or neutered). Two females (spayed or intact) can get along fine sharing a home/kennel, but you need to prepare yourself for the possibility that one of them may some day challenge for dominance. It's important you as the owner, learn how to be properly dominant in the home so you can avoid having any issues between the other lower members of your family "Pack". At Prairie Peak Kennels, we are professional dog trainers and we can help you with this!
Choosing your puppy
No matter how much we’d like there to be some scientific method of choosing the best puppy from a litter, there really isn’t one. What constitutes the “best” puppy is extremely subjective and what becomes of a puppy is very much in the hands of its owner. So long as you are buying a properly socialized, healthy puppy from a sound breeding by a reputable breeder, it won’t matter which puppy you choose. You could close your eyes, reach in and take home whichever puppy you happened to grab and you’d have the raw material for a great hunting and family companion.
It is possible to predict a bit about a puppy’s future personality based on the puppy’s size relative to his siblings. The biggest puppy will most likely be laid back and easy-going. This is because he never had to scrap with his siblings for anything. He will normally be very patient with young children. You should take the introduction of new things, such as gunfire, slowly and carefully when training this puppy. This puppy will also need frequent off-lead outings in order to build the boldness needed to become an excellent hunter.
If you do not have the time to take your puppy on frequent off-lead adventures, do not choose the biggest puppy in the litter. On the flip-side, the smallest puppy will most likely be outgoing, fearless and energetic. This is because she always had to scrap with her siblings for everything. You should be firm, consistent and patient when training this puppy, as it may be difficult to hold her attention.
Because we are human and are programmed to prefer things we find attractive, you should pick a puppy you like the looks of. If you really like how your dog looks, it will make your bond much stronger than if you dislike or are indifferent to how he looks. If you think your dog is gorgeous, you will be proud to show him off. You might even overlook some of his bad behaviors. If you think your dog is ugly, he will never become your “once in a lifetime” dog, no matter how intelligent, talented and well-behaved he is. This is not to say you should choose your favorite-colored puppy from a breeder and/or litter that is other than your first choice. Choose your breeder, then your pairing from that breeder and then choose your puppy. Ask the breeder what differences they see in size and temperment and they will help you! Naming your puppy
Your dogs "Call Name" can be anything you desire. The Call Name is what you call her, what you use for her vet records, etc. Often, the Registered Name and Call Name have nothing in common. When choosing a Call Name for your puppy, think of names with one or two syllables that are easy to yell and don’t sound too much like any command you will be using. For instance, if you use “Here” as your recall command, you would not want to call your puppy, “Hero.” Names to also avoid are words with NO like Nona or Winona, or Nonie, or Nova. This will send mixed messages to your pup. Be creative and unique!
If you are ever unable to care for your Small Brittany we can help. As breeders and professional trainers, not only do we understand dog behavior, but we have the resources to place your dog into the right home. We will adopt your Brittany without hesitation or judgement and go to work finding the right home for him. We have a long list right now of people actually wanting a mature dog. The Rehoming Process:
1) Educate us about your dogs life, age, health condition, and so on.
2) Arrange the pickup/drop off details and then surrender your dog over to us.
3) Evaluate, vet, and train the pup as needed for the next home.
4) Contact people on our list until we find the right match.
5) Arrange a visitation play day with potential owners.
6) Facilitate adoption day and provide 24/7 care and support during the transition.
7) Follow up with new owner and remind new owner we are always here for them. For life.
The Puppy Adoption Process:
1) Learn about this amazing breed! We encourage you to learn as much about the breed as you can by thoroughly reading the content on our website, looking through our Facebook photo albums, visiting us for a hands on tour, and external sources such as The American Kennel Club
2) Fill out our adoption application form and then call us.
3) Place a $500 deposit via check or credit to reserve yourself a puppy from our kennel.
4) Receive a series of "Pupdate" email notifications from the time the puppies are born until they are seven weeks old. Here is a template of the information we cover in those emails: Litter Announcement group Pupdate: - When the puppies were whelped - Key dates from now until 8 weeks - List of adopting families in order of pick - What to expect on adoption day Week 1 group Pupdate: - Brief recap of our contract - Book recommendations - Day in the life of a puppy at PPK Week 2 group Pupdate: - A little about Prairie Peak Kennels: Who we are, what we do, and why we do it - Our mission statement Week 3 group Pupdate: - Why we choose Life’s Abundance - How to order Life’s Abundance - Puppy feeding schedule - About our Health Guarantee Week 4 group Pupdate: - What we recommend for puppy accessories/equipment and why Week 5 group Pupdate: - Important puppy developmental and training milestones - How to get started on the right foot with training Week 6 final group Pupdate: - When to spay/ neuter and why - Other puppy health and wellness information Week 7 Individual Email: - Individual final details - Schedule or confirm puppy pick up/ shipping date
5) Get your puppy on adoption day! We will go over your paperwork, puppy basket full of goodies, recap on potty training, crate training, and feeding tips.
6) Stay in touch! We truly want to hear how your puppy is adjusting. We encourage you to call, email, or text us with any updates, questions, or concerns. We offer help, support, and advice for life! We look forward to hearing from you!
Our goal is to help you and your dog get the most out of life together. If you need help with anything, please let us know. We are here for you with services that can help you and aid in your dog's quality of life.
1) Training - We know your dog as we helped raise him/her! We understand their development and temperament because we know your pup's parents and understand the breed. We would be honored to help you with training.
2) Boarding - Dogs that are here for boarding get tons of exercise and socialization which is great for development. Plus, what a great reunion for pup and mother!
3) In-Ground Fence installation - We can help you keep your dog safe by installing an in-ground fence in your yard. It's a cost effective way to keep them safe but still allows them the freedom to be active.
We will work together with you to ensure that your pup lives the healthiest life possible from start to finish. If you continue feeding the food we have given to your pup, we truly believe your pup's health will never be an issue. We have tried, tested, and proven Life's Abundance to be of the highest quality and standards. Should your pup develop any major genetic or nutritional health issues while feeding Life's Abundance and their products, we will provide you a free replacement puppy. 10 Year Guarantee Terms
Because Prairie Peak believes so strongly that nutrition plays a big part in the health of an animal, Prairie Peak is offering an optional "10 Year Free Replacement Puppy Guarantee". This guarantee stipulates that the puppy will be solely fed "Life’s Abundance" dog food, treats, and supplements. The reason Prairie Peak has chosen to offer this guarantee is because so many dogs and cats are acquiring serious life threatening health risks through poor diet and vitamin deficiency.
In regards to genetic defects, there are never any guarantees that the puppy would be free of a genetic disorder from past generations. Since Prairie Peak may not know if there are any potential weaknesses in the puppy, poor diet and lack of vitamins can worsen these conditions if found.
Should a Prairie Peak puppy, while on Life’s Abundance, develop a genetic or nutritional ailment within the first 10 years of its life, Prairie Peak will offer a replacement puppy. The Adopting Family must immediately notify Prairie Peak upon first knowledge of this disease and a written diagnosis showing cause of death/disability from a licensed veterinarian must be provided. This guarantee pertains to genetic and nutritional issues only and does not include other ailments such as, but not limited to, neglect, abuse, or any injuries the puppy may have sustained, including accidental death. There is no cash value to this agreement and the original puppy must be returned to Prairie Peak Kennels within seven days of diagnosis. Any other fees or money vested in the rearing of the puppy, such as, but not limited to transportation, vet bills, training, or other fees is not included. There is no cash value to this guarantee.
Prairie Peak believes that Life's Abundance Pet Food and their products is the best way to provide the pup with optimal health so that the pup can live a long and happy life! (for more info click our nutrition tab)
Brittany Puppy (8-10 weeks) | Male $1,100 Brittany Puppy (8-10 weeks) | Female $1,100 6 Month Old Started Dog | $4,800 Deposit to Hold a Puppy | $500
Prairie Peak/Sensation Brittany's have an adoption fee of $1,100 male or female plus tax. Flights/Shipping is an additional $400-450 if the puppy is shipped at 8-10 weeks, higher if puppy is older. The shipping includes airfare, crate, and health certificate. Shipping costs outside the United States and ground transportation delivery will be discussed upon the first deposit.
A $500 deposit is collected to guarantee you a puppy from Prairie Peak Kennels in the order by date the deposit was provided. Once you are on the list, we will explain to you the future litters we have planned and you will indicate which litter fits your schedule best. Once a deposit is made, it is non refundable. Once a decision is made on which litter you would like, the deposit is non transferable by your/the owner's choice and you are locked into getting a puppy from that litter. If there are not enough puppies of the sex you desire from that litter, Prairie Peak will transfer you to the top of the list for the next scheduled litter. Prairie Peak has multiple litters each year. We do not guarantee any color prefrences which is why you should place your deposit with plenty of time so you can be higher up on the pick list. If you are unhappy with your colored pup, you may forfeit your deposit for the current litter and place another $500 deposit for a future litter. Your first deposit date will still govern and you would then be near the top of the pick list affording you the ability to choose a color more easily on the next litter.
These agreements will continue for the Puppy’s life and both the Adopting Family and Prairie Peak/Sensation have the right to enforce these agreements. This document contains the entire agreement between the Adopting Family and Prairie Peak/Sensation, and no statement, promises, or inducements made by either party that is not contained in this written agreement shall be valid or binding. This document will be construed and enforced under the laws of the State of Minnesota. By signing this form below both parties agree to all of the terms listed in this document.
The contract is also listed on the adoption application form for your review and signature. Terms For Adoption
1) The Adopting Family agrees to provide the Puppy with a life-long commitment, comfortable and safe living environment, prompt medical attention, proper grooming, and responsible care. This includes keeping the Puppy parasite free, up-to-date with vaccinations, and proper nutrition and hydration. The Adopting Family promises never to allow the Puppy to roam freely without proper fencing or supervision. Prairie Peak has micro-chipped the Puppy in order to facilitate the Puppy’s return if lost or stolen, which Adopting Family agrees to register. The Adopting Family promises to give the Puppy adequate off-lead exercise for his/her optimal health and happiness. Buyer agrees to have the puppy regularly participate in an active lifestyle.
2) Prairie Peak guarantees the Puppy to be of sound health and temperament at the time of adoption. The Puppy’s health record has been given to the Adopting Family. The Adopting Family agrees to take the Puppy to a licensed veterinarian of their choice within 3 days for a physical examination. At or before the examination on the 3rd day, should the Puppy be determined to be in ill health, the Adopting Family may provide the Prairie Peak with a copy of the veterinarian’s invoice for services rendered and Prairie Peak will reimburse the Adopting Family (up to $200) for the cost of medications and/or procedures that is recommended by said veterinarian to return the Puppy to sound health.
3) The Adopting Family agrees not to spay/neuter the Puppy until his/her growth plates have closed, generally between the age of 12 and 14 months. If the Adopting Family desires to spay/neuter the Puppy prior to age 12 months, the Family must provide Prairie Peak with a written statement from a licensed veterinarian stating that he/she has examined the Puppy and all the Puppy’s growth plates have closed. A breach of this provision will automatically negate any health guarantee.
4) If at any time the Adopting Family can no longer retain possession of the Puppy, Prairie Peak is to be notified and given the first option of resuming full ownership of the puppy in order for Prairie Peak to locate the Puppy a new home. The Puppy will be returned to Prairie Peak at the Adopting Family’s expense with all registration papers and health/vaccination records. Prairie Peak reserves the right to approve/prohibit any transfer of the Puppy to a third party inlcuding family members without written permission from Prairie Peak. We simply desire to learn about the new owner, have them sign our ownership contract, and we want to build a positive working relationship with them. There is no fee for this service. Under no circumstances may Puppy be sold, transferred, leased, traded, or given away to a puppy mill, pet shop, research laboratory, animal shelter or similar facility; nor can the Puppy be sold, transferred, leased, traded, or given away to anyone other than Prairie Peak Kennels. If owner breaches this term, they agree to surrender ownership of the dog to Prairie Peak or pay a $5,000 penalty within 7 days of written notification. We are a Pembroke Welsh Corgi rescue center and will do a great job finding your pup a new home if you should no longer be able to provide the care they need.
5) The Adopting Family agrees to contact Prairie Peak if any questions or concerns arise about the Puppy, such as housing, diet, personality traits, health, or training. The Adopting Family agrees to keep Prairie Peak informed of any health problems as they occur. This provides the Breeder with important information on the health of Prairie Peak puppies for future breeding decisions.
6) The litter will be registered with AKC (American Kennel Club) by Prairie Peak.
7) Prairie Peak highly encourages the Adopting Family to run the Puppy in Herding, Agility, and Obedience events and will assist the Adopting Family in preparing the Puppy for his/her event.
8) If the Adopting Family intends to breed the Puppy, that decision needs to be made now before placing a deposit as there are many breeding requirements that need to be followed starting when the puppy is born. It is in the opinion of Prairie Peak that the Puppy’s physical structure is of breed quality. The Adopting Family understands and agrees that the Prairie Peak’s opinion is not a guarantee of breed quality physical structure, nor is it a guarantee that the Puppy will be approved for breeding by Prairie Peak. In order to breed your Puppy, you must receive written breeding approval by Prairie Peak. Prairie Peak Requires a minimum of OFA hip, show conformation, and temperament testing to be done before approval is to be considered. This assures that the breed will continue to conform to the breed standards for generations to come. Your puppy also has a limited registration by default. Prairie Peak has limited the registration of your puppy to ensure no unplanned/unapproved breeding's can be registered. In order to remove the registration on your puppy you must submit a breeding plan to Prairie Peak for written approval and pay a one time cost to remove the limited registration. The cost is the current Prairie Peak cost of a puppy. Limited Registrations are usually removed after the Puppy is approved for breeding. (2 yr old +)
10 Year Guarantee Terms
Because Prairie Peak believes so strongly that nutrition plays a very big part in the health of an animal, Prairie Peak is offering a "10 Year Free Replacement Puppy Guarantee". This guarantee stipulates that the puppy will be solely fed "Life’s Abundance" dog food, treats, and supplements.
The reason Prairie Peak has chosen to offer this guarantee is because so many dogs and cats are acquiring serious life threatening health risks through poor diet and vitamin deficiency.
Prairie Peak believes that Life’s Abundance products provide optimal nutritional benefits ensuring good health and longevity for the dog, which is why Prairie Peak is willing to stand behind this guarantee. If the puppy, that has been adopted from Prairie Peak, does not reach its life expectancy of at least 10 years, the Adopting Family will be eligible to get a free replacement puppy of equal value. In regards to genetic defects, there are never any guarantees that the puppy would be free of a genetic disorder from past generations. Since Prairie Peak may not know if there are any potential weaknesses in the puppy, poor diet and lack of vitamins can worsen these conditions if found.
Therefore by providing the puppy with quality food and supplements, Prairie Peak is hoping to reduce the chance of these potential weaknesses from hindering their longevity and quality of life. This guarantee does not include transportation fees, vet bills, training, genetic issues not related to nutrition, or other fees and does not cover accidental death, feeding other brands of food/ treats/ supplements/ etc., neglect, abuse, or injuries that the puppy may sustain while being a part of your family. There is no cash value to this guarantee.
Prairie Peak believes that Life's Abundance Pet Food and products is the best way to provide the puppy with optimal health, so that the puppy can live a long and happy life! (for more information click our nutrition tab
) Pricing Terms
Prairie Peak’s Pembroke Welsh Corgis have an adoption fee of $1,900 plus tax. Flights/Shipping is an additional $400-450 if the puppy is shipped at 8-10 weeks, higher if puppy is older. The shipping includes airfare, crate, and health certificate. Shipping costs outside the United States and ground transportation delivery will be discussed upon the first deposit.
A $500 deposit is collected to guarantee you a puppy from Prairie Peak Kennels in the order by date the deposit was provided. Once you are on the list, we will explain to you the future litters we have planned and you will indicate which litter fits your schedule best. Once a deposit is made, it is non refundable. Once a decision is made on which litter you would like, the deposit is non transferable by your/the owner's choice and you are locked into getting a puppy from that litter. If there are not enough puppies of the sex you desire from that litter, Prairie Peak will transfer you to the top of the list for the next scheduled litter. Prairie Peak has multiple litters each year. We do not guarantee any color preferences which is why you should place your deposit with plenty of time so you can be higher up on the pick list. If you are unhappy with your colored pup, you may forfeit your deposit for the current litter and place another $500 deposit for a future litter. Your first deposit date will still govern and you would then be near the top of the pick list affording you the ability to choose a color more easily on the next litter.
These agreements will continue for the Puppy’s life and both the Adopting Family and Prairie Peak have the right to enforce these agreements. This document contains the entire agreement between the Adopting Family and Prairie Peak, and no statement, promises, or inducements made by either party that is not contained in this written agreement shall be valid or binding. This document will be construed and enforced under the laws of the State of Minnesota. By signing this form below both parties agree to all of the terms listed in this document.