Rufnit Kennels, LLC Braque du Bourbonnais – Rufnit “D” Litter Whelped April 30, 2005

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 “D” Litter Whelped 04-30-05

(all puppies are placed)

CompanionSexColorMarkingsBirth Weight
Rufnit DoniFFawnsmall mark
right ear
10 1/8 oz
Rufnit DilanMLiverpatch top
right ear
8 7/8 oz
Rufnit DaniFLiverpatch left eye & ear, patch
right ear
9 7/8 oz
Rufnit DuranMLiverunder right
11 oz
Rufnit DanaFLiverpatch right
eye, patch
right head,
patch corner left eye
9 1/8 oz
Rufnit DemiFFawnN/A10 1/8 oz

Rufnit Doni (05-07-05)

Rufnit Dilan (05-07-05)

Rufnit Dani (05-07-05)

Rufnit Duran (05-07-05)

Rufnit Dana (05-07-05)

Rufnit Demi (05-07-05)

Rufnit Doni, Rufnit Dilan, Rufnit Dani, Rufnit Duran, Rufnit Dana, Rufnit Demi

Rufnit Doni
Rufnit Dilan


Rufnit Dani
Rufnit Duran
Rufnit Dana
Rufnit Demi


Rufnit Doni 06-10-2005

Rufnit Dilan 06-10-2005

Rufnit Dani 06-10-2005

Rufnit Duran 06-10-2005

Rufnit Dana 06-10-2005

Rufnit Demi 06-10-2005
The Rufnit “D” litter ready for a nap after playing in the mud and water, between rain showers!



  (top to bottom)Rufnit Doni, Rufnit Dilan, Rufnit Dani, Rufnit Duran, Rufnit Dana, Rufnit Demi

Rufnit D Litter taking naps after their run in the field!06-15-05
Rufnit “D” Litter updates

Rufnit Doni keeps the kids busy when she isn’t training with NAVHDA!

Doni has been performing well in training and hunting. She is going out pheasant hunting this Saturday.12-07-05

(~7 months old)



NAVHDA NA Prize I (108/112)

August 26, 2006

(~15 months old)
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.
Dan, THANK YOU for being a fantastic companion/owner to Doni.

In addition, the time and dedication you have put into testing her through NAVHDA is greatly appreciated!

Rufnit Doni finishing up a fantastic hunting season, as well as NAVHDA season!

Her owners heard “you can hunt with me anytime, if you bring your dog” several times!!

(~ 1 1/2 years old)

Rufnit Dilan immediately made a BEST Friend!

  Dilan, ready for the Holidays!12-21-05

(~7 1/2 months old)

  Dilan, putting his training to work!01-11-06

(~8 months old)

Happy Birthday Dilan!

(~1 year old)

Rufnit Dilan during hunting season 2007!

(~2 1/2 years old)


Dani arriving home and adopting her “perfect” human companion!


Dani training for hunting season!08-06-05

(~3 months old)

Rufnit Duran…obviously thinking the long trip home, was well worth it!

  Duran rinsing off after some yard work!!

(~6 months old)


Happy Birthday Duran!

(~1 year old)

Rufnit Dana…”kissing up” to her Mom…and putting her brother “in his place!”



  Rufnit Dana being photogenic!

(~8 months old)


  Rufnit Dana showing Rufnit Firman how to do water retrieves!

(Rufnit Dana ~1 year, Rufnit Firman ~10 weeks)

Rufnit Dana

(~3 years old)


  Rufnit Demi’s first week at home!

Well Demi is now 5 months and 21 days old. What a great dog. I’ve been working with her in the field for about 2 1/2 months now. She has mastered here, whoa, whoa in the field, can walk at heel and turns in the field on command. This week we started working steady to wing. As you might remember this is my first dog I’ve trained and I am using the Perfect Start and Perfect Finish training video series as you suggested. Great training aid, easy to follow and Demi is learning very easily. Demi is not as white as she appears in the pictures, she has light tan ticking on her body and legs. In the pictures we are working a field by my house on some chucker. Last weekend was opening day of California Valley Quail season, she got her first wild bird point and found several down birds in the bush. She is a great dog, good looking, intelligent and full of energy.

Thank you again for breeding such and great line of Braque du Bourbonnais.

Demi is preparing for her NA NAVHDA Test!!

(~10 months old)

Demi opening day 200610 quail…pointed, shot and retrieved!


(~ 1 1/2 years old)

Pheasant Opener 2006

Demi was spectacular!!


(~1 1/2 years old)

Demi, awaiting something to retrieve!

(~2 years old)

Demi, getting some “bird work” in before the next hunting season!

(~3 years old)


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!!


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.

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