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Rufnit Kennels Braque du Bourbonnais - Progeny Accomplishments/Awards
A proud member of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association.  NAVHDA is the foundation registry and testing organization for the Braque du Bourbonnais in North America.  Testing our companions provides information about their hunting and physical abilities, as well as their mental stability.  NAVHDA provides an excellent approach to training hunting dogs.  Rufnit Kennels has produced the youngest Braque du Bourbonnais to receive "Prizes" in Natural Ability through NAVHDA at five months of age (proving true Natural Ability), the Utility Preparatory Test at eleven months of age and the Utility Test at nineteen months of age.  As for North American bred Braque du Bourbonnais', Rufnit Kennels' progenies notably dominate the NAVHDA Prize I NA's (~80%), with numerous progeny holding NA Prize II and NA Prize III positions!  In addition to NAVHDA accomplishments, Rufnit Kennels is honored to have the first progeny receiving the Bird Dog Challenge Championship title.

As the above information indicates, our breeding practices are proving to be superior. ALL of our breeding's are matched up for the production of OUTSTANDING companions, in and out of the field. Great dogs do not happen by accident and neither do our breeding's.  Each litter is planned and genetically calculated in advance.  We are providing progeny with a solid foundation that each family/individual can build/mold to their personal styles/situations.

Sole recipient of the prestigious
"Natural Ability Breeder Awards"
presented by NAVHDA for the
Braque du Bourbonnais

Proven to be superior in the "Braque du Bourbonnais" field

*** Rufnit "A" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


Rufnit Alex received a NAVHDA NA Prize I (112/112) at six months of age.
Rufnit Alex is the SECOND of three North American bred Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive the PERFECT score of 112/112 for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test
in addition to being the FIRST United States bred Braque du Bourbonnais to receive the Prize I NA title
at six months of age.
Rufnit Hattie also holds a PERFECT score of 112/112 for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test
at seven months of age and Rufnit Jeni a 112/112 at eight months of age.

Rufnit Alou received a NAVHDA NA Prize I (110/112) at six months of age.
Rufnit Alou is the THIRD United States bred Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive the Prize I title with a score of 110/112 for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test.
Her full and half-sibling's (progeny of Rufnit Kennels) also hold NAVHDA Prize I NA titles.

Rufnit Amos received a NAVHDA NA Prize III (94/112) at six months of age.

Rufnit Axel received a NAVHDA NA Prize I (110/112) at eleven months of age.
Rufnit Axel is the FOURTH United States bred Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive the Prize I title with a score of 110/112 for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test.
His full and half-sibling's (progeny of Rufnit Kennels) also hold NAVHDA Prize I NA titles.


  
NAVHDA International Annual Meeting 2005
Roberta Applegate presenting the FIRST
"NAVHDA Natural Ability Breeder Award"
for the Braque du Bourbonnais
to Shari Lee Stueck - Rufnit Kennels, LLC
(January 29, 2005  Portland, Maine)

***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT ALEX!!***
NAVHDA UT Prize II (200/204)
October 13, 2007

***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT ALEX!!***
NAVHDA UT Prize I (201/204)
October 12, 2008

Click here:  Rufnit Alex in a sample/demonstration video clip of the NAVHDA UT test phases

*** Rufnit "B" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


Rufnit Bali received a NAVHDA NA Prize II (97/112) at nine months of age.
***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT BALI!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize II (97/112)
May 15, 2005
(~9 months old)


*** Rufnit "D" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


  

Rufnit Doni received a NAVHDA NA Prize I (108/112) at fifteen months of age.
***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT DONI!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize I (108/112)
August 26, 2006
(~15 months old)
Rufnit Doni is the SIXTH United States bred Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive the Prize I title with a score of 108/112 for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test.
Her half-sibling's (progeny of Rufnit Kennels) also hold NAVHDA Prize I NA titles.


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT DEMI!!***
NAGDA 2008/2009
Running four events and receiving the following placements:
3rd, 2nd and two (2)1st place awards
(~3 1/2 years old)
Rufnit Demi started competing in North American Gun Dog Association (NAGDA) events. They entered four events in as many months. They finished 3rd, 2nd and 1st twice. In their last competition on 1/11/2009 they beat all 24 dogs in the amateur and open divisions with 224 points...a VERY GOOD RUN!  That run qualifies them to run in the National NAGDA event in Colorado, April 2009.

Click here for additional information about the weekend!



Good Luck at the 2009 National!!


*** Rufnit "E" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***



  
Rufnit Extreme received a NAVHDA NA Prize I (110/112) at eight months of age.
***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT EXTREME (aka PINTO BEAN)!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize I (110/112)
May 6, 2006
(~8 months old)
Rufnit Extreme is the FIFTH United States bred Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive the Prize I title with a score of 110/112 for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test.
His half-sibling's (progeny of Rufnit Kennels) also hold NAVHDA Prize I NA titles.
Nelson traveled ~2,000 miles round trip to run Extreme (aka Pinto) in the Mid-South Chapter (Tennessee) test...
Extreme (aka Pinto) made sure he was rewarded!!
They've literally gone the "Extra Mile"!!


*** Rufnit "F" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


Rufnit Fortune received a NAVHDA NA Prize II (100/112) at seven months of age.
***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT FORTUNE!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize II (100/112)
October 13, 2006
(~7 months old)


Rufnit Fletcher received a NAVHDA NA Prize II (101/112) at seven months of age.
***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT FLETCHER!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize II (101/112)
November 11, 2006
(~7 months old)
On an unexpected three day notice, Claude traveled ~600 miles round trip to run Fletcher in the
Grand Canyon Chapter (Arizona) test held in Laughlin NV.
Fletcher made the quick arrangement worth it!!


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT FLETCHER!!***
3rd place in the NAGDA - Puppy division,
qualifying him to participate in the 2007 National

Fletcher & Claude had a 15 minute time frame to raise and bag 3 chukars previously released in a field. Fletcher, at nine months, was the youngest participant . The other entries were twelve months of age.

***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT FLETCHER!!***
NAVHDA UPT Prize III (145/184)
March 4, 2007
(~11 months old)
Rufnit Fletcher is the YOUNGEST North American bred Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive a "Prize" for the NAVHDA Utility Preparatory Test at eleven months of age.
One of the questions prior to the NAVHDA UPT Test was;  Is Fletcher TOO YOUNG?
My response; Only you know your companion!
Following the test the answer was; Fletcher is NOT TOO YOUNG!!
Claude keeps Fletchers training sessions fun, which is how Fletcher learns the best!!
What a FANTASTIC TEAM!!

***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT FLETCHER!!***
Quail Unlimited Dog Challenge
2nd Place
October 7, 2007
(~1 1/2 years old)


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT FALICIA!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize II (103/112)
June 10, 2007
(~14 months old)
Falicia and her companion, Clare, had several unfortunate things happen to them the last few weeks prior to their NAVHDA NA test date.
Falicia was attacked by a canine while the dog walker was exercising her. During her recovery from her injuries, she began her first heat cycle. Finally her injuries were healing and heat cycle coming to an end, so they were able to participate in the last training day prior to the upcoming test which was now a week away.
Two days prior to Falicia's NAVHDA test, Clare's father (residing in FRANCE) had to undergo an unexpected extensive surgery. As if that wasn't enough to deal with, the Saturday before the Sunday Clare's daughter became ill and they spent the day at the hospital.
With Clare's determination, she was able to work through all of the unfortunate circumstances and run Falicia in the NA test, coming home with a 103 Prize II.
Unknown to Clare at the time, Falicia's test qualified Rufnit Kennels for another prestige award...the second “NAVHDA Natural Ability Breeder Award” for the Braque du Bourbonnais. Falicia, in conjunction with her three brothers Forrest, Fletcher and Fortune received qualifying Prizes towards the award.
Clare, THANK YOU for taking the time to run Falicia through NAVHDA.
Your family has provided Falicia with an OUT STANDING home!
Falicia is very fortunate to have you as a companion...and I...to have you as a friend!


The SECOND of two
"NAVHDA Natural Ability Breeder Awards"
for the Braque du Bourbonnais
was presented at the
NAVHDA International Annual Meeting 2008
by Jim Applegate
to Shari Lee Stueck - Rufnit Kennels, LLC
(February 2, 2008  Orlando, Florida)

***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT FLETCHER!!***
NAVHDA UT Prize II (176/204)
October 28, 2007
(~19 months old)
Rufnit Fletcher is the YOUNGEST North American bred Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive a "Prize" for the NAVHDA Utility Test at nineteen months of age.
What an accomplishment for a first time dog handler and young dog!
Again, Claude going the extra mile and traveling ~600 miles round trip
to run Fletcher in the Grand Canyon Chapter (Arizona) test.
Fletcher did an outstanding job...and just over a year and a half old!!

***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT FLETCHER!!***
2nd place in the NAGDA
qualifying him to participate in the 2008 National

Fletcher took 2nd place after a tie for first place on points.
Unfortunately the other dog found the first bird first, which is how a tie is broken.
This is the second time Fletcher has qualified and he isn't two years old yet!!

Good Luck at the 2008 National!!

...MORE FUN!!
In the Southern California NSTRA, Rufnit Fletcher received two 3rd place finishes in the Derby Dog category (Field A & Field B).  WOW!!
Congratulations!!

              
Rufnit Fletcher finishing the year off by receiving First Place in the NBDCA!

What a FANTASTIC year!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT FLETCHER & MAYA!!***
2nd place in the NAGDA
January 11, 2009

This was the FIRST Braque du Bourbonnais Doubles team...Rufnit Fletcher/Maya with Claude/Marcel!
They did well, taking second place against the Pros and earning some cash!
During that weekend, there were three Braque du Bourbonnais' participating and going home with prizes (Rufnit Demi, Rufnit Fletcher and Maya)!!

Click here for additional information about the weekend!

Making History...CONGRATULATIONS!!!


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT FLETCHER!!***
1st Braque du Bourbonnais to receive the
Bird Dog Challenge Championship title
Owner/Trainer:  Claude Trincale

Click here for additional information about the accomplishment!


*** Rufnit "H" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


 
***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT HATTIE!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize I (112/112)
May 11, 2007
(~7 months old)
Rufnit Hattie is the THIRD of three North American bred Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive the PERFECT score of 112/112 for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test
in addition to being the EIGHTH United States bred Braque du Bourbonnais to
receive the Prize I NA title.
Rufnit Alex also holds a PERFECT score of 112/112 for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test.


*** Rufnit "I" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***



***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT IRA!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize I (112/112)
April 5, 2008
(~15 months old)
 Rufnit Ira is the FIFTH of six North American bred Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive the PERFECT score of 112/112 for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test
in addition to being the TENTH United States bred Braque du Bourbonnais to
receive the Prize I NA title.
Dave and Ira joined NAVHDA and began a new, exciting experience together.
A Rufnit companion with a first time handler, performing a breeders dream,
perfect NAVHDA NA score...priceless!
Dave & Billie, you've provided Ira with a fantastic home and outstanding start!
THANK YOU!!

*** Rufnit "J" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT JOSI!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize III (96/112)
May 3, 2008
(~14 months old)


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT JERI!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize III (91/112)
May 10, 2008
(~14 months old)


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT JENI!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize I (112/112)
October 12, 2007
(~8 months old)
Rufnit Jeni is the FOURTH of five North American bred Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive the PERFECT score of 112/112 for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test
in addition to being the NINTH United States bred Braque du Bourbonnais to
receive the Prize I NA title.
Rufnit Alex also holds a PERFECT score of 112/112 for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test
at 6 months of age and Rufnit Hattie a 112/112 at 7 months of age.


*** Rufnit "K" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT KIMI!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize II (95/112)
August 22, 2008
(~12 months old)
Rufnit Kimi is the FIRST North American bred Naturally Short Tailed Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive a NAVHDA Natural Ability Title.


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT KAMRIN!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize III (104/112)
August 22, 2008
(~12 months old)
Rufnit Kamrin is the SECOND North American bred Naturally Short Tailed Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive a NAVHDA Natural Ability Title.


*** Rufnit "L" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT LASERI!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize II (108/112)
August 22, 2008
(~9 months old)


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT LEXI!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize II (99/112)
October 10, 2008
(~11 months old)


*** Rufnit "N" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT NATURAL!!***
CGC Certificate (Canine Good Citizen)
Based on AKC 10 Step evaluation
August 8, 2009
(~18 months old)


*** Rufnit "O" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT OLIVIA!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize III (66/112)
October 11, 2008
(~5 1/2 months old)
Rufnit Olivia is the THIRD North American bred Naturally Short Tailed/Tailless Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive a NAVHDA Natural Ability Title.


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT OPAL!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize III (96/112)
June 7, 2009
(~13 months old)


*** Rufnit "P" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT PERFECTION (aka Branson)!!***
His first agility trial...
Three qualifying runs out of four!
2 - 1st Place, 1 - 3rd Place, 1 - 4th Place
April 17, 2010
(1 1/2 years old)

Click here:  short clip of his runs (phone video)


*** Rufnit "T" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT TREASURE!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize I (108/112)
May 1, 2010
(~12 months old)


*** Rufnit "U" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT UNIQUE!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize II (97/112)
September 24, 2010
(~10 months old)


*** Rufnit "V" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT VALORI!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize I (104/112)
May 14, 2011
(~12 months old)


*** Rufnit "X" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


*** CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT XQUISITE & RUFNIT XCEED***
"Cinder" and "Sassy" received the "AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy" awards!
(Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsibility)
January 6, 2011
(~ 6 months old)


*** Rufnit "Y" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT YARIN!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize I (110/112)
October 14, 2011
(~9 months old)


*** Rufnit "B" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


Rufnit Birdi, Dekun and Dylan
Resting after earning their CGC Awards!
They had a lot of fun at GLOC (Greater Lincoln Obedience Club)
Each of them successfully completed the Puppy, GDOB1, GDOB2 and GDOB3 Classes...preparing them for the CGC Test.
CONGRATULATIONS!!
05-07-12


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT BIRDI!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize II (95/112)
August 19, 2012
(~13 months old)


*** Rufnit "D" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT DESTIN!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize I (112/112)
May 11, 2013
(~12 months old)

***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT DIAMOND!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize II (106/112)
August 24, 2013
(~15 months old)


*** Rufnit "E" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***



***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT ERIC!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize III (100/112)
August 24, 2013
(~10 months old)

***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT ELLIE!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize II (101/112)
October 12, 2013
(~12 months old)

***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT ELLIE!!***
NAVHDA UT Prize III (176/204)
October 10, 2015
(~3 years old)


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT ELLIE!!***
NAVHDA UT Prize II (182/204)
May 06, 2017
(~4 years old)


*** Rufnit "F" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***



***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT FARAN!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize III (96/112)
September 22, 2013
(~10 months old)


*** Rufnit "G" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT GINGER!!***
NAVHDA NA Prize III (94/112)
August 24, 2013
(~8 months old)

*** Rufnit "J" Litter Accomplishments/Awards ***



***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT JACCIE!!***
NAVHDA NA PRIZE II (91/112)
August 9, 2014
(~6 months old)


***CONGRATULATIONS RUFNIT JESSIE!!***
NAVHDA NA PRIZE III (86/112)
August 9, 2014
(~6 months old)





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I want to THANK my puppy owners for
the time and dedication they have put into testing their RUFNIT COMPANIONS
through NAVHDA...It is greatly appreciated!


...excellence is our progeny standard



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There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
~Bern Williams~

"Why Rufnit Kennels, LLC...
There are several appealing components of your breeding program!!
One of the most appealing is being able to see what your breeding stock has accomplished
in addition to being able to see what their progeny are accomplishing!
I found this of the utmost importance since I'm not acquiring your stock, but I am acquiring their progeny...
 my decision was confirmed, we couldn't be happier with our Rufnit Companion!!
Shari, Thanks so much!"
(email quote from a Rufnit Companion owner:  Bryan/NC)

NAVHDA (North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association)
is the foundation registry and testing organization for the Braque du Bourbonnais in North America
NAVHDA BdB Test Record
See what Rufnit Kennels' breeding program is providing
for current and future Rufnit Companion owners!
Rufnit Kennels
All Other
North American BdB Kennels*
All Other
Foreign BdB Kennels
Breeders Awards
2
None
None
NA Prize I
8
2
5
UT Prize I
2
None
6
UT Prize II
2
1
2
The NAVHDA statistics chart above consists of Braque du Bourbonnais' produced from presently functioning BdB kennels,
demonstrating what is actually being generated by these kennels for placement.
In addition, NAVHDA statistics for 1969 - 2008 show Rufnit Kennels possessing the record for largest number of progeny tested
and largest percentage of the tested progeny receiving Prizes (78%).


As for North American bred Braque du Bourbonnais'...
Rufnit Kennels' progenies notably dominate the
NAVHDA Prize I NA's (~80%),
numerous progeny hold NA Prize II and NA Prize III positions!

Rufnit Kennels' progeny are the
YOUNGEST North American bred Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive "Prizes" for the
NAVHDA Utility Preparatory Test at eleven months of age
and the NAVHDA Utility Test at nineteen months of age.

As a North American BdB breeder,
Rufnit Kennels' progenies hold
NAVHDA Utility Test Prize I's and highest Utility Test Scores.


Rufnit Kennels is fortunate to have had fifty-four percent of our "Rufnit" progenies tested through NAVHDA. Following are the test score averages (scores are 0 through 4, with 4 being the maximum possible in each classification): Nose 4, Search 4, Water 4, Pointing 4, Tracking 3, Desire 4, Cooperation 4, with an average point total of 99 at an average age of 8.5 months. All of my pups receive the same start. The first six months of a pups life plays an important part in what that pup will become as an adult dog. As adult dogs, their personalities and abilities differ, by what they are exposed to in their individual environments.
I want to THANK all of the owners of Rufnit Companions!

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