Rufnit Kennels Braque du Bourbonnais – Training

Working with owners and their canines to stimulate a positive companionship.

Obedience and Field training as well as, family companion and weekend hunting partners.

Training should be fun and rewarding for you and your companion.  It can enrich your relationship and make living together more enjoyable.  A well-trained dog is more confident and can be allowed a greater amount of freedom than an untrained dog.

Due to our success in training Braque du Bourbonnais’, we have committed ourselves exclusively to this breed.  Advanced reservations are required as we limit our clients to a maximum of four at any given time.

A dog is the only thing on this earth that loves you more than he loves himself.

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Resting after field work:
Journey, Bandit, Echo, Hemi, Alex, Axel, Pepper, Jasmine and Lulu

 Pepper retrieving pheasant shot over her.

Pepper after two weeks of training, working through gun shyness and sensitiveness.

  Abbu’s first points.

  Pepper getting more confident with her points during training.

Relaxing after a day of training.

Amos during 05-01-04 NAVHDA training day.

Valencia training 02-16-05

Vurhi training 02-16-05

Bali training 02-23-05 – retrieving shot quail

    Angus – introduction to quail 09-08-05

  Angus – taking it easy after training 09-09-05

  Rufnit Abbu (~2 years old)

Angus as the NEW and IMPROVED hunting machine! 11-13-05

Encore showing improvement with pointing and steadiness during her

training session which included her first quail retrieval!


(~3 1/2 months)

Angus during our training session 03-02-06

  Encore…moving so fast her ears can’t keep up!! 03-02-06 (~6 months old)

Fortune, working quail during his training session. (06-11-06) (~3 months old)

Rufnit Falicia preparing for the NAVHDA NA test! (~4 1/2 months old)

Gracie, Katie, Jasmine, Journey, Hemi and Echo

(after a run in the field with “relatives”, following Gracie and Katie’s training session)


Foster, first day on North American quail…and loving it!!! (~4 months old)

Foster, enjoying the “bird” game more and more each time!! (~4 1/2 months old)

Rufnit Triumph

Participating in the Field Started Program!

(~1 year old)

Rufnit Winnie

Participating in the Field Started ProgramSteady and Intense

(~1 year old)

Rufnit Yarin

Participating in the Field Started Program and having so much fun!!

(~7 months old)

Rufnit Zehna

Enjoying some field work, retrieves and a dip in the pool!

(~3 months old)

Rufnit Zindi

Enjoying some field work, retrieves and a dip in the pool!

(~3 months old)


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.

    License #KN744

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