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 former Regional Director of the American Brittany Club.  He is also a licensed AKC field trial judge.
      • All of our dogs are hunted frequently, including annual trips to South Dakota and Michigan.  Pursuing wild pheasants, sharptails, ruffed grouse and woodcock through 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

  • Penny Gets Started Our youngest pup, Penny (Alder Grand Hopes Penny Ante), ran in her first field trial this past weekend.  Penny got started off right, winning the Open Puppy and placing second in the Amateur Walking Puppy stake at the Buckeye Brittany Club.  She's a lot of fun in the field and we look forward to running her more this fall. 
    Posted Sep 8, 2015, 5:39 PM by Alder Brittanys
  • New Dual Champion! In the history of the Brittany, there have been 627 Brittanys who have attained the title of Dual Champion.  As a breed, we have more dual champions than all other pointing breeds combined and we're exceptionally proud of this record.  With that in mind, Allison and I could not be happier to announce our second Dual Champion (pending AKC verification) DC High Hopes Big Gamble.  Allison finished Riley with his second major at the New Castle, Pennsylvania, dog show this past weekend.   Although many people provided her with tips, help and support, Allison handled Riley to each and every point herself.To make the day even sweeter, Riley's littermate, Summer, owned by Ron and Kathy Gulembo, finished her ...
    Posted May 25, 2015, 6:42 PM by Alder Brittanys
  • Riley Brings Home the Blue Our own Riley (FC High Hopes Big Gamble) brought home a first place ribbon on Saturday by winning a 13-dog all age stake hosted by the Pennsylvania Brittany Club.  When Riley is honest, he's something special.  
    Posted Apr 13, 2015, 5:56 PM by Alder Brittanys
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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