Rufnit Kennels Braque du Bourbonnais – Our Services
Specializing in the Breeding, Training and Sales of Purebred Braque du Bourbonnais.
Braque du Bourbonnais:
Owner Resides on Premises
Attention: Because this is our home/residence, please pre-arrange appointments/visits.
What is a Breeder
A Breeder (with a capital B) is one who thirsts for knowledge and never really knows it all, one who wrestles with decisions of conscience, convenience, and commitment.
A Breeder is one who sacrifices personal interests, finances, time, friendships, fancy furniture, and deep pile carpeting.
She gives up the dreams of a long, luxurious cruise in favor of turning that all important trial into this years “vacation”.
A Breeder goes without sleep, but never without coffee, in hours spent planning a breeding or watching anxiously over the birth process, and afterwards, over every little sneeze, wiggle or cry.
A Breeder skips dinner parties because that litter is due or the babies have to be fed at eight.
She disregards birth fluids and provides mouth to mouth to save a gasping newborn, literally blowing life into a tiny, helpless creature that may be the culmination of a lifetime of dreams.
A Breeder’s lap is a marvelous place where generations of proud and noble champions once snoozed.
A Breeder’s hands are strong and firm and often soiled, but ever so gentle and sensitive to the thrusts of a puppy’s wet nose.
A Breeder’s back and knees are usually arthritic from stooping, bending, and sitting in the birthing box, but are strong enough to enable the breeder to show the next choice pup to a Championship.
A Breeder’s shoulders are stooped and often heaped with abuse from competitors, but they’re wide enough to support the weight of a thousand defeats and frustrations.
A Breeder’s arms are always able to wield a mop, support an armful of puppies, or lend a helping hand to a newcomer.
A Breeder’s ears are wondrous things, sometimes red ~ from being talked about ~ or strangely shaped ~ from being pressed against a phone receiver, often deaf to criticism, yet always fine-tuned to the whimper of a sick puppy.
A Breeder’s eyes are blurred from pedigree research and sometimes blind to her own dog’s faults, but they are ever so keen to the competitions faults and are always searching for the perfect specimen.
A Breeder’s brain is foggy on faces, but it can recall pedigrees faster than an IBM computer.
It’s so full of knowledge that sometimes it blows a fuse. It catalogues thousands of good bonings, fine ears, and perfect heads, and buries in the soul, the failures and the ones that didn’t turn out.
A Breeder’s heart is often broken, but it beats strongly with hope everlasting, and it’s always in the right place!
Oh, yes, there are breeders, and then, there are Breeders ~
- Upcoming Litters
- Puppy and Litter Info
- Comments & References
- Breeding, Whelping & Raising Time Line
- Vital Periods in Your Puppies Growth
- Rufnit Puppy Information
- What is a Reputable Breeder
- Pick A the Litter – by J.D. Wills
- The 10 Commandments From a Pet’s Standpoint
- To Reserve Your Braque du Bourbonnais
Sole recipient of the prestigious
“Natural Ability Breeder Awards”
presented by NAVHDA for the
Braque du Bourbonnais
the FIRST litters of
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)
There are many reputable breeders of fine upland hunting dogs throughout North America. Unfortunately in this business like so many others, the buyer needs to be aware. Make sure that the puppy comes from a line of dogs that have good health credentials. There should be a good history in the pedigree of dogs that perform in the field (field trials, hunt tests, etc.). As a rule, avoid “backyard breeders.” Leave the art and science of breeding to the breeders experienced with the breed and have produced proven progeny. Take the time to make contacts and see if there are any consistent problems reported about the particular breeder you have selected. NAVHDA (North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association) is the foundation registry and testing organization for the Braque du Bourbonnais in North America. We sell to only responsible owners and utilize the “Breeding Restriction” registration offered by the registries. Rufnit Kennels assumes a lifetime responsibility for the canine lives we place on this earth. We require the dog/pup be returned to Rufnit Kennels should a situation arise and a dog/puppy need to be relocated.
Remember that the least expensive part of the cost of a dog is its initial price. Vet bills, feeding, kenneling, training etc. are what really cost the most. Our advice: Do your research, you and your companion will benefit in the long run.
Rufnit Kennels, LLC BdB * C/O Shari Stueck * 5900 Saltillo Road * Lincoln NE 68516-9209 * (402) 423-0995 or (402) 560-8652