. . . Because life's too short to hunt over an ugly dog.

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.

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