Bent River Bretons
Doug and Julie Bollin: 309-333-6359
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Who are we?
We are Doug and Julie Bollin. We first learned about the Epagneul Breton many years before actually ever owning one. We met a breeder selling puppies in MN on our way home from a MN fishing trip. We started researching the breed and decided that this was a breed that someday we would own; however, at time we had several Labrador Retrievers and we didn't feel we had room for another dog.

A move to Europe for work resulted in learning more about the breed but also still not bringing an Epagneul Breton into our home. Following a move back to the USA we found a great breeder and eventually a great friend and purchased Jolie Sur le Delavan.

Jolie moved right into our hearts and soon we were researching breeders in France in preparation for importing our first French dog to bring in a fresh bloodline to our kennel.

Fall of 2015 brought an opportunity that Julie and I just couldn't pass up which brought La Joie de Sur le Delavan into our family. Joie (Joy) is from the last breeding of GRCHF CH De La Ferme Sur le Delavan TAN WRT and TR HUNT CH NBOB Des Plaines' J'ai Ceci TAN WRT and has lived up to her name, bringing a lot of joy to our family. Shortly we found ourselves working with a kennel in France to bring our second dog from France to the USA, this time we were working to bring littermates to the USA, one for ourselves and one for a good friend. As luck would have it there was only one female in the litter and our friend was seeking a female. We discussed, deliberated, and eventually decided to import our second male.

We are quite active with our dogs, we travel to shows and field trials at the UKC venues. Julie trains and handles Lanz in the field, they had their first Pass in the GUN dog class in fall of 2016, they were both very proud and I am proud of them. She has also handled him to his CH of show, many of his points for this were earned in Kalamazoo, MI at the UKC Premier.
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