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Annabella Kennels

November 17th, 2017 No comments
American BrittanyAnnabella Kennels is a full-time gun dog training and breeding facility! We pride ourselves in breeding upland hunting dogs who excel in the field and also make great companions .Our breeding program has been built on decades of research and by traveling the United States from coast to coast, hand picking dogs that would continually produce true to form. We focus on breeding puppies who are focused, intelligent, willing to please, easy to train at home or in the field, naturally point and retrieve, and are great companions. Our dogs can sit and watch the game by the fire on Friday evening and put game in the bag Saturday morning. They are bred to be a loving companion to all in the family including children. We have a very high standard for our dogs to live up to. With each litter we look to improve the breed and help individuals find their next hunting companion. We continually compare our breeding to others across the country as we have the opportunity to train many dogs each year. We strive to provide you the best fit for you and your family. If you are looking for a Field test dog, a hunting companion dog, a dog who can keep up with you on your long runs, or one who can make a great family pet, we will take the time to help you find the right dog for your living situation. This is our passion, this is our life, this is our family. Our dogs are part of our family and very much who we are. Give us a call to discuss what your needs are what dog would make a great addition to your family.

Grooming and Bathing Puppies

November 16th, 2017 No comments
Whenever we send Brittany puppies to there new homes we always try to make sure they get a clean start. We give them a bath using puppy shampoo (which is available at walmart) this makes sure we don't strip the oils from there coats. One of our puppies is headed for Nevada  and the other is headed for California. Now if they can just stay clean for a few hours puppies love to get into everything.  We were thrilled to find hunting homes for all of our puppies. Only one stayed here in Utah. The other two went to Wyoming and Arizona families.
Brittany Puppy bath time

Brittany Puppy bath time

Raising Brittany puppies

November 15th, 2017 No comments
 
Brittany Puppies

Brittany Puppies

Between 3 and 4 weeks the puppies will have their teeth coming in enough to start eating solid foods. At first I add a cup of hot water to make a kind of mush with out of their high protein puppy food. I am always amazed at how they know just what to do. The only problem is they seem to eat with both front paws in the food dish. This can be a very messy part of raising puppies but it is fun to watch. They are getting around pretty good and starting to venture out of the whelping box during the day. Now that the pups are starting to eat they begin to poop and momma quits cleaning up after them. I line the whelping box with newspapers and change them out daily, if not more often.

Working Hard

November 16th, 2012 2 comments
Working Hard at Fastenal After being self employed for the past 7 years, I bit the bullet and got a "real job". There are some benefits to having a J-O-B. One of the benefits for our family was getting better health insurance. Having a deposit magically appear in the bank every two weeks can be nice also. Fastenal has been a good solid company to work for, they have great training and a reliable product. I have been working outside sales for them since July 2012. How does this relate to bird dogs? Well, one of the reasons I applied with Fastenal is they have 2400 branches in the USA. The opportunity for moving our family/kennel to better bird dog country is excellent. The wild bird population in Utah is not the greatest. We have always wanted to move to the midwest and see a different part of the Country. Where would you live if you could pick anywhere in the lower 48 States?
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Winter Weather

February 2nd, 2010 No comments

Snow Hauling Water for Dogs

Part of the fun of the winter weather is that my main water system is shut down for the winter. So I am left hauling water to the kennels in five gallon buckets from the no-freeze faucet up at the house. Good times.
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Roading Brittanies in the Snow

December 23rd, 2009 No comments
Snowy Day Dog Runnning

Snowy Day Dog Runnning

One challenge of living in a climate where there is 4 seasons is roading the dogs in the snow and cold. We have to be careful and attentive because the deer tend to move lower when a big snow falls. This can present some distractions when training and roading the dogs. It can also be a good time to break the dogs from chasing deer and rabbits. A gentle reminder from the e-collar usually does the trick after they learn that chasing deer is uncomfortable. Another potential hazard in our area with winter are the presence of bobcat and fox trap sets.
12 inches of new snow

12 inches of new snow


This morning we woke up to 12 inches of new snow. It makes things interesting with simple chores like cleaning the kennels. First we have to dig the kennels out of the snow. Our kennels have an indoor outdoor access so the dogs can get out of the weather in addition to their K-9 Kondo insulated dog houses. We also use a heated water bucket with a thermostat to keep their water from freezing solid on the sub-zero nights. Lizzy is enjoying the snow very much and loves to bound through it checking the area for tweety birds. I can tell she is gonna run big as she gets older.

Bathtime for Puppies

December 17th, 2009 No comments
Brittany Puppy Baths 9.5 weeks

Brittany Puppy Baths 9.5 weeks

The last two brittany puppies are going to their new homes tomorrow. One is headed for Nevada (Freckle face) and the other (Brown face) is headed for California. Alyssa helped me give the puppies a bath and comb out their coats. Just if they could stay clean for more than 24 hours. We were thrilled to find hunting homes for all 5 of these females. Only one stayed here in Utah. The other two went to Wyoming and Arizona families.
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