Reservations are excepted with a $200.00 deposit. Reservations are done in chronological order, and you may reserve a puppy based on gender. All puppies will be Microchipped which is included in the price of the puppy. All puppies will be up to date on shots



Puppies will be named in accordance with the French naming system. Each year is assigned a letter, 2015 dogs names start with "L" and the kennel name, "L'Etoile du Nord" is appended to the end. E.g. a female whelped in 2015, would have a name such as "Lucky de L'Etoile du Nord"


AKC and UKC Registration

Update effective 2015

The puppies will be registered with UKC and the litter will be registered with AKC, but, for AKC, the puppy registration will be up to the owner. I understand that their may be a few that wish to compete in AKC and do not wish to prevent them from doing so, as such I register the litter so the owner can choose to register the puppy if they so desire. AKC Registration will be restricted for breeding purposes. I will grant unrestricted registration in AKC to dogs who have had their hips certified, either by OFA or PennHip



Update effective 2015

I guarantee that your puppy will be free from genetic defects that can be tested for. E.g. Hips, eyes, Sable gene, etc, for 30 months.  If a dog is found to have a testable genetic defect, upon receipt of a Veterinarian report, to include the Microchip number and Spay or Neuter Certificate, I will work with you resolve it to YOUR satisfaction, be that another puppy, or a refund. I will NEVER require your dog be returned to me, as they are now a member of your family, and I have no desire to break up a happy family.



While it is ideal for you to pick your puppy up in person, that is not always possible. Puppies can be sent from the Fargo North Dakota Airport for puppies going East, and Bismarck, for puppies going West. All shipping charges will be your responsibility. Unfortunately with the rising cost of fuel, and the fact that it is a 4 to 5 hour round trip for me to go to the airport, it will be necessary for me to charge $50.00 for the round trip to the airport and back.



L'Etoile du Nord Kennels has appeared in several National, Regional and Club Publications


Gun Dog Magazine September 2012

Darius de L'Etoile du Nord has a full page picture to lead off the article on French Brittany's. Mark Dinsmore is quoted in the article on finding a French Brittany. Pictures of Vern, Darius and Heloise, who is one of Vern and Ardoise's puppies, appear half way down the article.


 Jamestown Sun January 28th 2013

The Jamestown Sun (North Dakota) Did an article on L'Etoile du Nord kennels coming to North Dakota


L'Epagneul Breton First Semester 2012 issue 34 L'Epaneul Breton member profile

L'Epagneul Breton, A publication of the Club de L'Epagneul Breton of the United States features Mark Dinsmore as their member profile.


Field N' Forest Spring 2007 The Brittany "A classy French import" 

Field N' Forest is a publication produced by Mills Fleet Farm stores. Vern's photo leads off the article, and Mark Dinsmore talks about French Brittany's and American Brittany's

If you have any questions, or would just like to talk dogs, please feel free to contact me.


L'Etoile du Nord Kennel


Mark Dinsmore


Sykeston North Dakota



I am a breeder of Epagneul Breton's (French Brittany Spaniels) for the bird hunting enthusiast.


I look to produce Epagneul Breton puppies that excel in hunting ability, conformation and



My Epagneul Bretons are proven in the field, where I compete in AKC, UKC, NSTRA and I have

competed in France.


My dogs also show in the Ring where I have 1 Grand Champion and 3 Champions in UKC.

I train my dogs for hunting and competition, and handle them myself in competition.


My dogs are bred for high natural bird drive and bird finding ability, and to be your companion by the fireplaceafter the hunt.


Mark Dinsmore

Mark Dinsmore, breeder trainer and hunter



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