Welcome to Blazin Britts, located in Forest Lake, MN. This web site was setup to showcase our American Brittanys, which we hunt and compete with in American Field and AKC Field Trials throughout the United States. We belong to the St. Croix Valley Brittany Club and Minnesota Brittany Club, if you have any questions please contact us.
I have been involved with hunting dogs since I was 8 years old, growing up with Golden & Labrador Retrievers that we trained for Duck & Pheasant hunting in Minnesota. In 1980 I bought my first pointing dog, a Brittany that I trained for Grouse & Pheasant hunting. Since then Ive hunted nearly every game bird available with my dogs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa. Wanting to do more with my dogs, I attended my first field trial, placed 2nd in a Derby stake and the hook was set.
My wife Lori and I travel to field trials across the country where we campaign our Brittanys in All Age, Gun Dog and juvenile stakes. Our dogs have won and placed in hundreds of AKC and American Field stakes throughout the years, including the ABC Futurity, ABC National All Age Championships, ABC Chicken Classic, ABC Pheasant Classic, ABC Quail Classic, and other Championships, Classics and hour stakes.
We have had some fine dog's over the years with the most notable being Hall of Fame dog 6xCh/FC/AFC Smarteyes-Joker (with 30 All-Age Hour wins), his son 6xCh/FC/AFC Joker's Jackpot (with 18 All-Age Hour wins and 2012 Purina All Age Brittany of the Year Award winner), and FC/AFC Tally-O On The Go. In 2017 I handled Ru-Jem's "Last" Penny to win the ABC National Amateur Championship.
I have been active in our local St. Croix Valley & Minnesota Brittany Clubs, having held various officer positions since 1993 and served as the Field Trial Chairman since 1996. I am also active at the National level with the American Brittany Club, as an ABC Director (2011-present), the ABC National All Age Ch Field Trial Secretary (2005-present), ABC Purina All Age Award Statistician (2004-present), ABC National Dates Chairman (2012-present), ABC Webmaster (2003-present), and the Brittany Field Trial Hall of Fame Webmaster (2010-present).
Over the years I've judge just about every pointing breed in many American Field and AKC field trials all across the country. Some of the championships I've been selected to judge include the Trail City GSP Sharptail Championship (1998), West Coast Brittany All Age Classic (2000), Twin Cities GWP Open Shooting Dog Classic (2002), Gordon Setter National Championship (2002 & 2004), German Wirehaired Pointer National Championship (2005), North Country Shooting Dog Championship (2006), Region 19 Amateur Shooting Dog Championship (2008), International Brittany Shooting Dog Championship (2009 & 2011), Prairie State Brittany Shooting Dog Championship (2010), Region 19 Amateur All Age Championship (2013), ABC National Amateur Gun Dog Championship (2014), ABC Grouse & Woodcock Classic (2015), ABC Gun Dog Classic (2016).