Rufnit Kennels, LLC Braque du Bourbonnais – Rufnit “F” Litter Whelped March 12, 2006

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 “F” Litter Whelped 03-12-06

(all puppies are placed)

Breeder’s Award Litter

CompanionSexColorMarkingsBirth Weight
Rufnit FaliciaFLiverleft eye/ear, right eye/ear, back12 1/4 oz
Rufnit FelicityFLiverleft eye/ear, right eye/ear8 5/8 oz
Rufnit FirmanMLiverright eye/ear,
above left ear
12 1/8 oz
Rufnit ForrestMLiverleft eye/ear, right eye/ear11 7/8 oz
Rufnit FortuneMLiverbetween left
11 7/8 oz
Rufnit FletcherMLiverright eye/ear, left eye8 1/4 oz

Second “NAVHDA Natural Ability Breeder Award” litter for the Braque du Bourbonnais

Rufnit Falicia
Rufnit Felicity
Rufnit Firman
Rufnit Forrest
Rufnit Fortune
Rufnit Fletcher


Rufnit “F” Litter 03-17-06

Rufnit Falicia
Rufnit Felicity
Rufnit Firman
Rufnit Forrest
Rufnit Fortune
Rufnit Fletcher

We are able to get a “visual” on our surroundings now!!


Rufnit Falicia
Rufnit Felicity
Rufnit Firman
Rufnit Forrest
Rufnit Fortune
Rufnit Fletcher

The following are photos and video clips from our
May 3, 2006 Morning…

(click here:  Going to the field)

Slowing down and getting drinks after a morning trip to the field!

(click here:  Coming into the house following our morning trip from the field)

Settling down for our late morning nap!

(click here:  Taking our late morning nap)

(click here:  Getting out that last bit of energy before calling it a night)

Rufnit “F” Litter Updates!!


  Rufnit Falicia’s first day home…getting acquainted with her girls!!

Rufnit Falicia enjoying the sun, shinning through the window!

Rufnit Falicia and her girls…inseparable!

(~8 months old)

Rufnit Falicia, vacationing with her mother…while her “human” family vacations in France!

Rufnit Falicia and Rufnit Fortune, posing for a quick photo!

Rufnit Falicia, “I want to say HI to my girls…I hope you are having as much fun as I am!”

“Well, I found my profession…HUNTING BIRDS!!!”

Rufnit Falicia showing off her pointing abilities.

(~4 months old)

Rufnit Falicia…keeping up with her brother Rufnit Fortune on finding the quail!

(~4 months old)

Click here:  Rufnit Falicia – water work


Rufnit Falicia retrieving the bird she tracked.

(~4 1/2 months old)

Rufnit Falicia

(~8 months old)


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!

Rufnit Falicia (Lottie) visiting her mom (Jasmine)

(~2 years old)

Rufnit Falicia enjoying an afternoon in the field with training birds!

(~2 years old)

Rufnit Falicia – working birds in Nebraska

(~2 years old)

“Very nice pointing style indeed!  This is exactly how we want the Bourbonnais to point.” Michael Comte

Happy 2nd Birthday!

Rufnit Falicia (Lottie) and Rufnit Fortune (Fortune)

celebrated their second birthday together!

(click here for a short video clip)

Rufnit Falicia (Lottie) taking a break from the field to have a family

(Rufnit “O” Litter)


Click here for “Lottie” introducing her new arrivals

Rufnit Opal, Rufnit Falicia and family enjoying their holiday!

(~3 months old/~2 1/2 years old)

Rufnit Opal and Rufnit FaliciaDaughter/Mother…can’t you tell?

(Rufnit Opal ~1 year old, Rufnit Falicia ~3 years old)

Rufnit Felicity…as adorable as ever!!

  Rufnit Firman, settling in just fine!

  Rufnit Dana teaching Rufnit Firman how to swim for water retrieves…followed by Rufnit Firman re-thinking what he’d been taught, while relaxing on the deck!

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

Rufnit Firman taking a break with his “brother.”

Rufnit Firman…a hunting machine!!

(~10 months old)

  Rufnit Firman, all business in the field!

(~10 months old)

  Following the extended search for his brothers and sisters, Rufnit Fortune taking a nap.

      Rufnit Fortune…enjoying a day in the field with the chukar’s!

(~11 weeks old)

Rufnit Fortune, during another excellent training session!

(~3 months old)


Rufnit Fortune…confident in his nose!”Hey sis, I found another one!!”

(~4 months old)

Click here:  Rufnit Fortune – water work 08-01-06

Rufnit Fortune retrieving the bird he tracked.

(~4 1/2 months old)


NAVHDA NA Prize II (100/112)

October 13, 2006

(~7 months old)

Darin & Fortune opening day 20062 quail, 1 pheasant


(~7 months old)

Rufnit Fortune helping with “clean up!”


(~2 1/2 years old)

Rufnit FortuneFirst hunt of the 2009 Waterfowl season!

(~3 1/2 years old)

John, Darin and Rufnit Fortune’s afternoon in the field!


(~3 1/2 years old)

  Rufnit Fletcher enjoying his post-flight meal and making himself comfortable!

Rufnit Fletcher enjoys boating with his “Dad”!

Rufnit Fletcher taking it easy…with his duck of course!!

(~3 1/2 months old)

Rufnit Fletcher during training…tracking and pointing!!

(~4 1/2 months old)

Rufnit Fletcher doing water retrieves!

He’s ready for hunting season…beginning this month!

(~5 months old)

Rufnit Fletcher’s, first hunt…five chukar’s and one pheasant!

“Dad” had the safety the pheasant isn’t pictured!

Fletcher will continue to work with “Dad” so all the birds will be in the next photo!!

(~6 months old)

Rufnit Fletcher…second hunt…four chukar’s and four pheasants!

Holding point on the first pheasant…to give “Dad” enough time to get his gun off safety this time!!

Putting some actual hunting under his collar preparing to participate in the NAVHDA test.

(~6 months old)

Claude & FletcherFletcher 8, Quail 0

(~7 months old)

Claude & Fletcher making a fantastic retrieve!

8 quail

(~7 months old)


NAVHDA NA Prize II (101/112)

November 11, 2006

(~7 months old)
Claude, THANK YOU for being an exceptional companion/owner to Fletcher.It is obvious the two of you have become a superb team, in and out of the field.

The time and dedication you have taken to test him through NAVHDA is extremely appreciated!


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.

Good Luck at the 2007 National!!


Fletcher preparing for his NAVHDA UPT test!

(~11 months old)


NAVHDA UPT Prize III (145/184)

March 4, 2007

(~11 months old)
Fletcher is the YOUNGEST North American bred Braque du Bourbonnaisto 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!!


Fletcher’s accomplishments are unbelievable at just one year old!

Happy Birthday!!

(~1 year old)


Quail Unlimited Dog Challenge

2nd Place

October 7, 2007

(~1 1/2 years old)


NAVHDA UT Prize II (176/204)

October 28, 2007

(~19 months old)

Rufnit Fletcher is the YOUNGEST North American bred Braque du Bourbonnaisto 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!!

Rufnit Fletcher wondering where the ducks are…

Rufnit Fletcher

(~1 year 9 months old)

Rufnit Fletcher – last outing for the 2008 season.

(~2 years old)

Rufnit Fletcher’s last pheasant hunt of the 2008 season…dogs 22 / pheasants 0

(~2 years old)


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!!


2nd place in the NAGDA

January 11, 2009
This was the FIRST Braque du Bourbonnais Doubles team…Rufnit Fletcher and Maya with Claude and 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!


1st Braque du Bourbonnais to receive the

Bird Dog Challenge Championship title

Owner/Trainer:  Claude Trincale

Click here for additional information about the accomplishment!


It is VERY difficult, if not impossible, to get the same pose with each puppy for each photo setting.


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