Kennel “de l’Ardour” breeds (Epagneul Bretons) Brittany Spaniels only for field trial and shooting.

Our goal is the be one of the top breeders of (Epagneul Bretons) Brittany Spaniels in Europe, and therefore we spare neither pains nor expense. For us the ideal Breton should be short in the back and work with a lot of style. In the beginning we have been using “Keranlouan” studdogs and in later years the influence of the “Pelligrinotti’s” has been important. The prefix “de l’Ardour” is original Dutch, where in 1974 the name was accepted by the Raad van Beheer op Kynologisch Gebied in Nederland ( Dutch Kennel Club).

“De l’Ardour” comes from the Breton language and means “Waterland”. In this way we linked the Netherlands to Brittanny. In 2006 our kennel moved to France and since than our prefix has been registered by the Societé Centrale Canine ( French Kennel Club). At “La Viennerie” we can breed on a bigger scale than in the Netherlands, but our goal to breed top field trial and top shooting dogs has not changed.

In France it is not forbidden to dock the tails of pups, but we try to breed Bretons which are genetically tailless. Our percentage of tailless pups lies far above the average of 30 % of the total population.

In 2011 the life long dream of Geeske Veenendaal came suddenly to an end. After a sort but severe illness she died on the 20th of June. Until the last day of her suffering, she fought to go back to the hunting fields with her beloved Brittany Spaniels. Much too short she was able to enjoy her place ‘La Viennerie’ in France. Geeske lived for her dogs. Field Trials and hunting were her passion. And not without success. Her dogs achieved numerous awards worldwide. It was her last wish that her breeding and kennel de l'Adour will be continued by her partner Rob Jagerszky. Rob will continue the breeding of Geeske, so that the long experience of Geeske and the blood line of the famous l’Ardour Brittany Spaniels continues.