By joining the Greater Phoenix Brittany Club, you will also become an American Brittany Club member and will receive its monthly magazine, The American Brittany. The magazine contains reports of trials, shows, and club activities, advertisements, listings for kennels, stud dogs, and trainers, and articles of interest to Brittany owners.
The American Brittany Club was established in 1942 as a member of the American Kennel Club and is the recognized breed sponsor by the American Field.
The club is composed of many regional or local clubs located from coast to coast. Most hold a licensed AKC trial for championship points in the spring and fall seasons. Many hold a specialty (conformation) show also. The regional clubs hold meetings to discuss mutual problems, fun trials, training sessions, hunting tests and other events of interest to their members.
The purpose of the American Brittany Club is to promote cooperation and friendship among the breeders and owners of a Brittany and to encourage the highest standards in breeding, training and showing of Brittanys in the field and in the show ring; to discourage the breed from becoming split into groups of "field dogs" and "bench dogs" and to strive to keep it forever a "dual dog".
The American Brittany Club holds their National Specialty Show, National Championships and National Gun Dog Championships in the Fall each year. The ABC holds a Summer Specialty Show and three regional Futurities (for both field and show). The ABC sponsors the following Classics/Championships: Quail, Pheasant, Prairie Chicken, Chukar, Grouse-Woodcock and Gun Dog.
A monthly magazine is published and sent to all members of regional clubs and members-at-large as part of their membership dues. The magazine contains reports of trials, shows, and club activities as well as articles on care and training of the Brittany. There are also articles of general interest. It carries a listing of kennels, dogs at stud and trainers.
Yearly membership is $50.00. Membership in one of the regional clubs carries an automatic membership in the American Brittany Club. You may join a regional club or as a member-at-large. Contact an ABC director for the club nearest you. Click here for American Brittany Club Membership Application in Adobe Acrobat format.
From left: Jan Kilpatrick, Claude Kilpatrick with FC Rusty Ridge Where U Been, Paul Doiron, DanDoiron with FC SR's Blew By Typhoon, Margaret Horstmeyer, Tom White with MTB Louree's V-O-2Max, Tommy Negrete (Judge), Terry Ahl, Norm Ahl with Blew Me Away, and Todd Yamamoto(Judge