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About Alder Brittanys

  • Owners and breeders of quality Brittanys located in Northern Ohio.
  • We compete with our dogs in AKC field trials and conformation shows.  
  • We are Active members of the Buckeye, Pennsylvania and American Brittany Clubs. 
      • Dan has served several terms as President of the Buckeye Brittany Club, and is a Regional Director of the American Brittany Club.  He is also a licensed AKC field trial judge.
      • All of our dogs are hunted frequently, including at least one trip a year to South Dakota.  A long week pursuing spooky birds over rough terrain separates the pups from the bird dogs and is the number one way we evaluate our breeding stock.  Performance in competition, health and temperament tells us the rest of the story.
  
About Us
     We're Dan and Allison, a lawyer and a veterinarian, living with our son and other animals on a small farm outside of Cleveland.  When we're not working, we're training or competing with our dogs.
 
Our Farm
     Allison and Dan have a small farm with enough room to train dogs and keep a few other animals.  Along with our dogs, we keep two cats, two horses, two cows, chickens, turkeys, quail and pigeons.  See pictures of our farm here.

 

Alder Brittanys Recent News

  • Riley finishes his Field Champion Title! Our Riley is now named FC High Hopes Big Gamble after finishing his Field Champion Title (pending AKC verification) at the Michigan Saginaw Brittany Club trial on September 13, 2014.  Riley finished in style, placing first in a 29 dog Open Gun Dog Stake.  A special thanks to professional trainer/handler Jimmy Johnson of Legacy Bird Dogs for all his work with Riley.  Jimmy is not only a fantastic trainer, he's one of the best people we know.  Now it's on to Gun Dog Nationals!
    Posted Sep 13, 2014, 5:30 PM by Alder Brittanys
  • Puppies are here! Our Riley x Lucy puppies were born on July 14.  Lucy had three orange and white boys and three liver and white boys.  The pups are strong and healthy and everyone is doing great.
    Posted Jul 15, 2014, 2:37 PM by Alder Brittanys
  • What makes a bird hunter? I wanted to share this insightful post from one of my favorite bloggers:  http://www.abirdhuntersthoughts.com/2014/03/what-makes-bird-hunter.htmlI couldn't agree more with his thoughts about "bird counters" vs real hunters.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  
    Posted Mar 12, 2014, 5:03 PM by Dan Riedl
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What's special about Alder Brittanys?

-Dedicated to competing with and breeding the finest Brittanys for field, show and home

-Competition shows us which dogs are worthy of being bred

-We breed for health, temperament, hunting ability and looks

-All of our dogs are family dogs and live in the house

- We prefer our dogs run big but they will all handle to a hunter on foot

-Field trials prove a lot about our dogs but we know that a bird dog is only as good as his ability to put wild birds on the table