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 multiple 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 two children 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, two pigs, chickens, turkeys, quail and pigeons.  See pictures of our farm here.


Alder Brittanys Recent News

  • Puppies are here! Annie delivered five health puppies (2 boys, 3 girls) today.  Annie and the pups are doing great.  All of the pups are spoken for, but you can see pictures by clicking here.
    Posted Apr 4, 2016, 2:45 PM by Alder Brittanys
  • Upland Vests Reviewed Want to know what the stylish hunter (or at least Dan) will be wearing this fall?  See my detailed review of the latest and greatest upland vests here.  
    Posted Feb 13, 2016, 1:33 PM by Dan Riedl
  • Annie Places Second at Nationals - Again!      For the third time in her career, FC AFC High Hopes Little Ann ("Annie") earned a placement at the American Brittany Club Amateur Gun Dog National Championship.  Annie, handled by Dan and scouted by Allison, has now earned one third place and two second place finishes.  Her placement this year is all the more impressive when you consider that Annie is 8 years old and has raised two litters of puppies.       Like many of us, Annie comes from a competitive family.  Last time around it was her mom who beat her out of first place.  This time it was her half-sister, NAGDC DC AFC High Points Summer Time.  Their brother, 2X NGDC DC AFC High Hopes Dark Nite, finished ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2015, 9:15 AM 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