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At Trinity Kennels, we believe the height of breeding is not simply what our dogs can do in the field, but also what we can reproduce out of our kennel for our clientele and for the betterment of the Epagneul Breton breed long term. We firmly believe that if we are doing our job to care for the breed, that will show up in the puppies we have produced showing excellence in field and show. This philosophy and approach is not new to breeding, but is based on the French system and understanding of breeding. The best dogs in the world are not simply good in the field, or in the show ring, but also can reproduce dogs as good or better than themselves. It is with this philosophy, and the hope that we can continue to make better and better Epaganeul Bretons, that we continue to strive for excellence in our kennel, in our lines, and in the puppies we produce.

It is in line with this philosophy, and with great humility, that we share our shear joy and excitement over winning the 2020 National Elevage Award. In France this is the biggest award a breeder can claim annually, and we are thrilled to accept and have been recognized as the best reproducing kennel in 2020. Furthermore, we were able to achieve this with our foundational lines coming through our female Tess, seen in TR Maxime Confesseur de la Trinite TAN WRT, GUN Libnah de Trinity TAN, and Onnie de la Trinite TAN, that we were recognized, pointing towards the future success of our breeding program and ability to consistently produce the best bretons for our clientele into the future. 

ChF-L Maxime Confesseur de la Trinite TAN WRT

Moose's Profile

  • Birthdate -  06/10/2016

  • Weight - 37 lbs

  • Sire - GrChF Ch Fergus Sur le Delavan TAN WRT

  • Dam - Euphrates de Plum Creek

  • Pedigree

  • OFA - Fair

  • AY Negative

  • Confirmation - C1 Excellent (Honorable Jean-Francois Maillet - 2019 National Conclave; Honorable Franchi Ange - 2020 National Conclave)

  • Field Accomplishments

    • TAN - ​09/17/2017 HPPDC (Honorable Clint LaFary)

    • WRT - 09/21/2019 EBGDC (Honorable Clint LaFary)

    • GUN Class

      • 3 Pass, 1 RCAG​

      • HUNT - 3/25/2018 HPPDC (Honorable Bud Shipp)

    • OPEN Class

      • 6 Pass, 1 RCAC, 1 CAC - ​2 Ltd, 1 Wild, 5 Lib, 2 Brace

      • TR (Trialer) - 06/08/2019 GNEBGDC (Honorable Reynald Lefebvre)

      • ChF-L (Champion of the Field) - 10/03/2020 FDEBGDC (Honorable Matt Van Maanen)

  • Show Accomplishments

    • National Elevage Winner - 2020 CEB-US National Conclave (Honorable Franchi Ange)​

    • Best of Winners - February 2020 HPPDC Specialty Show

    • Best Male - February 2020 HPPDC Specialty Show

    • Reserve Best Male - February 2020 HPPDC Specialty Show 2

TR Maxime Confesseur de la Trinite TAN WRT (aka: Moose) achieved his Trialer (TR) title in June 2019, at only 2 years old, and he is truly a hunting savant: pointing, retrieving, backing, and running a big and beautiful "breton" pattern. Moose has an incredible nose for birds, and can't wait to get in the field every morning. He is a big running dog, and produces pups that run with his style and energy, but confirm better than he does. He carries French lineage of champions and Elite A dogs including Toy de St. Lubin, Lurky des Sources Claires, Lasso de Sous les Viviers, Fench de Sous les Viviers, Ray de la Source aux Perdrix, Polka de la Source aux Perdrix, Minnie de la Source aux Perdrix, Jekael de Keranlouan, Cyrano du Clos des Erondes, Indy de St. Lubin, Laos du Bois de Vauchelles, Gamine du Bois de Vauchelles, and Go du Bois de Vauchelles. He also has 4 american champions in his pedigree including Fergus, Vern, Lucy, and Titus. 

Moose is the prototypical foundational dog to develop and produce consistently excellent puppies. He is a cornerstone and center piece of our breeding program and kennel.

In 2019 Moose's lineage won the CEB-US National Elevage award as the most consistently excellent reproducing line in the country with his half sister and daughter in the ring with him. He also guided and produced more than 500 birds for guided hunts in 2019/2020.

Onnie de la Trinite TAN

Onnie's Profile

  • Owned by - Josh & Jeff Ruiter - de la Trinite

  • Birthdate -  09/20/2018

  • Weight - 33 lbs

  • Sire - TR Maxime Confesseur de la Trinite TAN WRT

  • Dam - Mesopotamia de l'Etoile du Nord TAN

  • Pedigree

  • OFA - TBD

  • AY - Negative

  • Confirmation - C1 Excellent (Honorable Franchi Ange - 2020 National Conclave)

  • Field Accomplishments

    • TAN - ​11/23/2019 FDEBGDC (Honorable Matthew Van Maanen)

  • Show Accomplishments

    • TBD​

Onnie is the daughter of Moose and Mia. She carries every bit of Moose's drive with better conformation and is an absolute sweetheart in the home. Her sire, TR2 Maxime Confesseur de la Trinite TAN WRT (aka: Moose) achieved his Trialer (TR) title in June 2019, at only 2 years old, and he is truly a hunting savant: pointing, retrieving, backing, and running a big and beautiful "breton" pattern. Onnie carries a French lineage of champions and Elite A dogs including Toy de St. Lubin, Lurky des Sources Claires, Lasso de Sous les Viviers, Fench de Sous les Viviers, Ray de la Source aux Perdrix, Polka de la Source aux Perdrix, Minnie de la Source aux Perdrix, Jekael de Keranlouan, Cyrano du Clos des Erondes, Indy de St. Lubin, Laos du Bois de Vauchelles, Gamine du Bois de Vauchelles, and Go du Bois de Vauchelles. She also has 4 american champions in his pedigree including Fergus, Vern, Lucy, and Titus. 

 

Onnie is the beautiful example of the generational excellence we are building in our breeding program, and we are excited to breed her and keep pups out of her for a 4th generation of de la Trinite dogs out of this incredible line!

In 2019 Onnie's lineage won the CEB-US National Elevage award as the most consistently excellent reproducing line in the country with her father and aunt in the ring with her. 

GUN Libnah de Trinity TAN

Libby's Profile

  • Owned by - Matthew Van Maanen (Buckley Creek Kennels)

  • Birthdate -  06/30/2015

  • Weight - 37 lbs

  • Sire - Smith's Ridley du Pondside

  • Dam - Euphrates de Plum Creek

  • Pedigree

  • OFA - Good

  • AY Negative

  • Confirmation - TBD

  • Field Accomplishments

    • TAN - ​09/18/2016

    • GUN Class

      • 1 Pass, 1 RCAG​, 1 CAG

      • GUN - 03/26/2017

  • Show Accomplishments

    • TBD

 

The following is from Matthew Van Maanen, owner and operator of Buckley Creek Kennels, and longtime friend of Josh, Jeff, and Trinity Kennels.

 

"We got Libby from Jeff Ruiter and Trinity Kennels during the time that we were breeding with them. Jeff had a litter of pups out of Ridley (a son of Vern) and Tess, who had many great french dogs in her pedigree. Her father Titus des Plaines Dauxeenes, was a dog that I really liked and we decided we had better keep one of the best females out of that litter.  Boy are we glad we made that decision. Libby has become the dog that really helped us meet other breeders, trainers and EB people and put us where we are today. With the help of many great people, Libby earned her GUN title in just three field events and has begun competing in the OPEN class this fall. She is an exceptional dog with superior bird drive. We are anxiously awaiting her next cycle and can't wait to see what her litter of pups later this winter will grow up to be!"

- Matt Van Maanen

"PR" Odin de la Trinite TAN

Odin's Profile

  • Owned by - Dan Torrence

  • Birthdate -  06/23/2018

  • Weight - 40 lbs

  • Sire - TR Maxime Confesseur de la Trinite TAN WRT

  • Dam - Blue Chip Jasmine

  • Pedigree

  • PennHIP - .32 (EXCELLENT)

  • AY Negative

  • Confirmation - C1 Excellent (Honorable Franchi Ange - 2020 National Conclave)

  • Field Accomplishments

    • TAN - ​04/07/2019 FDEBGDC (Honorable Matthew Van Maanen)

  • Show Accomplishments

    • TBD

TR Maxime Confesseur de la Trinite TAN WRT (aka: Moose) achieved his Trialer (TR) title in June 2019, at only 2 years old, and he is truly a hunting savant: pointing, retrieving, backing, and running a big and beautiful "breton" pattern. Moose has an incredible nose for birds, and can't wait to get in the field every morning. He is a big running dog, and produces pups that run with his style and energy, but confirm better than he does. He carries French lineage of champions and Elite A dogs including Toy de St. Lubin, Lurky des Sources Claires, Lasso de Sous les Viviers, Fench de Sous les Viviers, Ray de la Source aux Perdrix, Polka de la Source aux Perdrix, Minnie de la Source aux Perdrix, Jekael de Keranlouan, Cyrano du Clos des Erondes, Indy de St. Lubin, Laos du Bois de Vauchelles, Gamine du Bois de Vauchelles, and Go du Bois de Vauchelles. He also has 4 american champions in his pedigree including Fergus, Vern, Lucy, and Titus. 

Moose is the prototypical foundational dog to develop and produce consistently excellent puppies. He is a cornerstone and center piece of our breeding program and kennel.

In 2019 Moose's lineage won the CEB-US National Elevage award as the most consistently excellent reproducing line in the country with his half sister and daughter in the ring with him. He also guided and produced more than 500 birds for guided hunts in 2019/2020.

GUN Mekonah de la Trinite TAN

Kona's Profile

  • Owned by - Matthew Van Maanen (Buckley Creek Kennels)

  • Birthdate -  06/10/2016

  • Weight - 30 lbs

  • Sire - GrChF Ch Fergus Sur le Delavan TAN WRT

  • Dam - Euphrates de Plum Creek

  • Pedigree

  • OFA - Good

  • AY Negative

  • Confirmation - C2 Very Good

  • Field Accomplishments

    • TAN - 03/26/2017

    • GUN Class

      • 1 CAG, 1 RCAG, 1 EXC (pass)

      • GUN - 

  • Show Accomplishments

    • TBD

 

The following was written by Matthew Van Maanen, owner and operator of Buckley Creek Kennels. Also, Kona is a litter-mate to our Moose!

 

"Kona is a young dog we are over the moon excited about. She has a very similar genetic profile to Libby, who we have had so much success with, but adds the Cliathan line that we loved so much in Halle. Her father GrCHF CH Fergus Sur le Delavan TAN WRT is another son of GrCHF GrCH Vernon de L'Escarbot and GrCHF CH De la Ferme Sur le Delavan TAN WRT. With 3 Grand Champions of the Field in her 3 generation pedigree, Kona comes by her ability honestly. Kona is the perfect mix of what we love in our other two females. Kona is one of the hardest running females I have ever seen. Her prey drive is second to none, but she is soft and loving around the house. Kona flat our loves to hunt and has proven herself by earning her UKC GUN title."

-Matt Van Maanen

CH O'Sig de la Trinite

Siggy's Profile

  • Owned by - Misty Beals

  • Birthdate -  

  • Weight - 35 lbs

  • Sire - GUN Nebuchadnezzar du Ten Bar Ranch TAN

  • Dam - Lexus sur le Delavan TAN WRT

  • Pedigree

  • PennHIP

  • AY - TBD

  • Confirmation - TBD

  • Field Accomplishments

    • NAVHDA NA Prize II - 106

    • AKC JH

  • Show Accomplishments

    • CH - 02/14/2020

TR Maxime Confesseur de la Trinite TAN WRT (aka: Moose) achieved his Trialer (TR) title in June 2019, at only 2 years old, and he is truly a hunting savant: pointing, retrieving, backing, and running a big and beautiful "breton" pattern. Moose has an incredible nose for birds, and can't wait to get in the field every morning. He is a big running dog, and produces pups that run with his style and energy, but confirm better than he does. He carries French lineage of champions and Elite A dogs including Toy de St. Lubin, Lurky des Sources Claires, Lasso de Sous les Viviers, Fench de Sous les Viviers, Ray de la Source aux Perdrix, Polka de la Source aux Perdrix, Minnie de la Source aux Perdrix, Jekael de Keranlouan, Cyrano du Clos des Erondes, Indy de St. Lubin, Laos du Bois de Vauchelles, Gamine du Bois de Vauchelles, and Go du Bois de Vauchelles. He also has 4 american champions in his pedigree including Fergus, Vern, Lucy, and Titus. 

Moose is the prototypical foundational dog to develop and produce consistently excellent puppies. He is a cornerstone and center piece of our breeding program and kennel.

In 2019 Moose's lineage won the CEB-US National Elevage award as the most consistently excellent reproducing line in the country with his half sister and daughter in the ring with him. He also guided and produced more than 500 birds for guided hunts in 2019/2020.

Piper de la Trinite

Piper's Profile

  • Owned by - Ryan Byrd

  • Birthdate -  10/11/2019

  • Weight - 25 lbs

  • Sire - GUN Nebuchadnezzar du Ten Bar Ranch TAN

  • Dam - Izri du mas d'Pataula

  • Pedigree

  • Hips - TBD

  • AY - TBD

  • Confirmation - TBD

  • Field Accomplishments

    • NAVHDA NA Prize I - 105

  • Show Accomplishments

    • TBD

TR Maxime Confesseur de la Trinite TAN WRT (aka: Moose) achieved his Trialer (TR) title in June 2019, at only 2 years old, and he is truly a hunting savant: pointing, retrieving, backing, and running a big and beautiful "breton" pattern. Moose has an incredible nose for birds, and can't wait to get in the field every morning. He is a big running dog, and produces pups that run with his style and energy, but confirm better than he does. He carries French lineage of champions and Elite A dogs including Toy de St. Lubin, Lurky des Sources Claires, Lasso de Sous les Viviers, Fench de Sous les Viviers, Ray de la Source aux Perdrix, Polka de la Source aux Perdrix, Minnie de la Source aux Perdrix, Jekael de Keranlouan, Cyrano du Clos des Erondes, Indy de St. Lubin, Laos du Bois de Vauchelles, Gamine du Bois de Vauchelles, and Go du Bois de Vauchelles. He also has 4 american champions in his pedigree including Fergus, Vern, Lucy, and Titus. 

Moose is the prototypical foundational dog to develop and produce consistently excellent puppies. He is a cornerstone and center piece of our breeding program and kennel.

In 2019 Moose's lineage won the CEB-US National Elevage award as the most consistently excellent reproducing line in the country with his half sister and daughter in the ring with him. He also guided and produced more than 500 birds for guided hunts in 2019/2020.

Russet Rona de la Trinite TAN

Russet's Profile

  • Owned by - Tyler Hunter

  • Birthdate -  01/25/2020

  • Weight - 34 lbs

  • Sire - ChF-L Maxime Confesseur de la Trinite TAN WRT

  • Dam - "PR" Blue Chip Dot

  • Pedigree

  • Hips - OFA Fair

  • AY - TBD

  • Confirmation - TBD

  • Field Accomplishments

    • TAN​ - 10/03/2020 FDEBGDC (Honorable Denine Ackerbauer)
  • ​Show Accomplishments

    • TBD

TR Maxime Confesseur de la Trinite TAN WRT (aka: Moose) achieved his Trialer (TR) title in June 2019, at only 2 years old, and he is truly a hunting savant: pointing, retrieving, backing, and running a big and beautiful "breton" pattern. Moose has an incredible nose for birds, and can't wait to get in the field every morning. He is a big running dog, and produces pups that run with his style and energy, but confirm better than he does. He carries French lineage of champions and Elite A dogs including Toy de St. Lubin, Lurky des Sources Claires, Lasso de Sous les Viviers, Fench de Sous les Viviers, Ray de la Source aux Perdrix, Polka de la Source aux Perdrix, Minnie de la Source aux Perdrix, Jekael de Keranlouan, Cyrano du Clos des Erondes, Indy de St. Lubin, Laos du Bois de Vauchelles, Gamine du Bois de Vauchelles, and Go du Bois de Vauchelles. He also has 4 american champions in his pedigree including Fergus, Vern, Lucy, and Titus. 

Moose is the prototypical foundational dog to develop and produce consistently excellent puppies. He is a cornerstone and center piece of our breeding program and kennel.

In 2019 Moose's lineage won the CEB-US National Elevage award as the most consistently excellent reproducing line in the country with his half sister and daughter in the ring with him. He also guided and produced more than 500 birds for guided hunts in 2019/2020.

O'Boone de la Trinite

Boone's Profile

  • Owned by - Dave Van Houweling

  • Birthdate -  09/20/2018

  • Weight - 33 lbs

  • Sire - TR Maxime Confesseur de la Trinite TAN WRT

  • Dam - Mesopotamia de l'Etoile du Nord TAN

  • Pedigree

  • Hips - TBD

  • AY - TBD

  • Confirmation -TBD

  • Field Accomplishments

    • TBD

  • Show Accomplishments

    • TBD

TR Maxime Confesseur de la Trinite TAN WRT (aka: Moose) achieved his Trialer (TR) title in June 2019, at only 2 years old, and he is truly a hunting savant: pointing, retrieving, backing, and running a big and beautiful "breton" pattern. Moose has an incredible nose for birds, and can't wait to get in the field every morning. He is a big running dog, and produces pups that run with his style and energy, but confirm better than he does. He carries French lineage of champions and Elite A dogs including Toy de St. Lubin, Lurky des Sources Claires, Lasso de Sous les Viviers, Fench de Sous les Viviers, Ray de la Source aux Perdrix, Polka de la Source aux Perdrix, Minnie de la Source aux Perdrix, Jekael de Keranlouan, Cyrano du Clos des Erondes, Indy de St. Lubin, Laos du Bois de Vauchelles, Gamine du Bois de Vauchelles, and Go du Bois de Vauchelles. He also has 4 american champions in his pedigree including Fergus, Vern, Lucy, and Titus. 

Moose is the prototypical foundational dog to develop and produce consistently excellent puppies. He is a cornerstone and center piece of our breeding program and kennel.

In 2019 Moose's lineage won the CEB-US National Elevage award as the most consistently excellent reproducing line in the country with his half sister and daughter in the ring with him. He also guided and produced more than 500 birds for guided hunts in 2019/2020.