Rufnit Kennels Braque du Bourbonnais – About Us

Owner/Breeder:  Shari Stueck

Rufnit Kennels, LLC was established in 1978 and is licensed in the State of Nebraska.

Don’t let the term “Kennels” in our name fool you, our companions DO NOT reside outside in KENNELS or DOG RUNS…ALL of our companions are an extended part of our family and share our home.

Originally we bred and trained Cocker Spaniels and Labrador Retrievers for AKC (American Kennel Club) obedience and field trials.

During an upland hunt in 1993, Rufnit Kennels was introduced to the Braque du Bourbonnais.  Maggie, was the first Braque du Bourbonnais to be registered and tested with NAVHDA (North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association) which is the foundation organization in North America for the breed.

The Braque du Bourbonnais (Bourbonnais Pointer) proved to be the “Complete Companion” for the family and field.  Not only was Rufnit Kennels introduced to a fantastic breed, but also to an outstanding organization, NAVHDA.

Rufnit Kennels continues to make history by being the sole recipient of the prestigious “Natural Ability Breeder Awards” presented by NAVHDA for the Braque du Bourbonnais.  These awards confirm that Rufnit Kennels is keeping on track with their breeding program.  By NAVHDA using a “standard” for testing purposes, Rufnit Kennels can compare our Braque du Bourbonnais with other versatile breeds.  We are producing Braque du Bourbonnais’ with fantastic hunting instincts and abilities.  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.  Rufnit Kennels thrives on producing superior companions.  Our accomplishments and aspiration are not only recognized in North America, but also by the top breeders and enthusiasts in France, Spain, Finland, Hungary. Lithuania, Russia, Germany, Scotland, Poland and the United Kingdom to name a few, which have acquired Rufnit progeny. Rufnit companions are being used as the foundation stock to many breeding programs overseas. To ensure the quality of our companions we take it a step higher than ever before, as the Braque du Bourbonnais breeder to utilize the following for our Sire’s and Dam’s; PennHip/OFA, ECG/EKG/Echo, CBC, DNA, Fecal and Physicals prior to breeding.  Rufnit Kennels is worthy of their place in the Braque du Bourbonnais’ “history-in-the-making.”

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 for the improvement of the breed and our breeding program.  We are providing progeny with a solid foundation that each family/individual can build/mold to their personal styles/situations.

Rufnit Kennels currently specializes in the Breeding and Training of Braque du Bourbonnais’ and participates in NAVHDA, AKC/FSS, IABCA and UKC sanction tests/events/shows.

Dedicated to promoting quality in the breeding of purebred Braque du Bourbonnais and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.


In remembrance of my grandmother, Edna Gaston,

 who instilled in me the passionate affection for all living things.

She will remain in my heart forever.

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…excellence is our progeny standard

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



the FIRST Naturally Short Tailed/Tailless

Braque du Bourbonnais’

in North America

Rufnit Kennels, LLC is honored to be
recognized and supported by the
Club du Braque du Bourbonnais
(breed club in the country of origin – FRANCE)

License #KN744

Rufnit Kennels, LLC BdB * C/O Shari Stueck * 5900 Saltillo Road * Lincoln NE 68516-9209 * (402) 423-0995 or (402) 560-8652