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The Natural Ability Test which is designed to evaluate the inherent natural abilities of young dogs and gain insight into their possible usefulness as versatile gun dogs. It rates seven important inherited abilities: nose, search, tracking, pointing, water, desire and cooperation.

Harper de L’Escarbot

harper_lgDog’s Name: Harper de L’Escarbot

Achievments:

2014 1st place Open Solo “L” in ND, Judge Butch Nelson

2014 Best Junior Female at Nationals, in GA Judge Jacques Goubie

2014 Best Female in GA Judge Reynald Lefebrvre

2014 Pass GUN “L” , GA Judge Fred Overby

2013 Placed 2nd Junior Female in Benson at Nationals, Judge Franchi of France.

TR Vigueur de L’Escarbot

elsie_bgDog’s Name: TR Vigueur de L’Escarbot NA Pz1, UT Pz2, MH

Sire: Toy De Saint Lubin

Dam: Souris Du Clapet Aux Bartavelles

AKC # SR17846802

Birthdate: 05-31-04

Sex: Female

Color: Orange Roan

Owner: Douglas Lodermeier Sr. & Christine Martatos

Breeder: John & Bruce Mooney

Epagneul Breton “Elsie” Masters Three Registries

By Doug Lodermeier Sr.
In September of 2012, TR Vigueur de L’Escarbot, MH, NA PZ1, UT PZ2, completed mastering three registries  “hunt/field” criteria with her Utility Prize (UT) in the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association  (NAVHDA). Previously Elsie received titles denoting that of a finished dog in both UKC, and AKC registries.  She is also a member of the St. Croix Valley Brittany Club Hall of Fame.

In all, Elsie has earned 9 individual titles within the three registries. Elsie has earned her UKC Trialer title, AKC  Junior, Senior, and Master Hunter tiles, and NAVHDA Natural Ability (NA) Prize 1, as well as 2X Utility title  (UT), Prize 2 and 2X UT Prize 3. Elsie finished one point short of the coveted Prize 1 twice which would have  made her eligible for the NAVHDA Invitational, the highest testing venue for a dog within that registry. It is thought that Elsie is the first and only Epagneul Breton to accomplish all three of these milestones.

Elsie will begin training for the Utility Test again in early 2015 in an attempt to gain her UT Prize 1 and make a  trip to the NAVHDA Invitational.  All of this has to wait of course as Elsie is starting the hunting season. After all, she is a hunting dog first and foremost!

Achievments:
NAVHDA NA Pz1
2x NAVHDA UT Pz3
2x NAVHDA UT Pz2
AKC JH
AKC SH
AKC MH
UKC TR
Hall Of Fame Field Dog – St. Croix Valley Brittany Club, 2011

June issue of Club L’Epagneul Breton of the United States magazine. (edited).

Baron Maquis de L’Escarbot

baron-testLgBaron Maquis de L’Escarbot son of T’Ursene de St. Lubin (France) and Toy de St. Lubin (France)

He got a Pass at the Nationals in Montana and a Reserve at Florida and Georgia events. Think now I can add “GUN” to his title but haven’t got anything for the UKC on that yet. He got a First Place in the Altered Class Males (the blue ribbon) in Montana but I don’t they did the altered class right so don’t know where this stands – no one has contacted us one way or the other.

Producer: John and Bruce Mooney
Owner: Jim and Fatmi Anders (Chantilly, VA)

1st Place Specialty, Best of Winners Specialty

Alan de L’Escarbot (“Cotton”) son of Tabia du Buisson de Choisel (France) and Toy de St. Lubin (France)

wins a “Pass” in Gun Dog, 1st Place Specialty, Best of Winners Specialty, Best Male, Best of Variety, Best of Breed and another “Pass” for Gun Dog (his 4th). Cotton has now earned the designation of “Total Dog” because he won the show event and earned a Field award in the same weekend at the FBGDA of Georgia Yearly Field Trials held at Veteran Memorial Park in Cordele, Georgia on January 9th & 10th, 2009.

Producer: John and Bruce Mooney.
Owner: Bill Wall (FL)

First Ever French Brittany Spaniel NAVHDA Versatile Champion

ht12Ubu de L’Escarbot (“Boo”) – FIRST EVER FRENCH BRITTANY SPANIEL NAVHDA VERSATILE CHAMPION

Not only did Boo get her Versatile Champion title, she was one of only a few dogs who got a perfect score!

The highlight was the last event. She was required to watch a live shackled duck flung into the air while I blanked it. After the duck hit the water 70 yards away, I sent her for the retrieve. The duck took off and Boo went the completely wrong way. She covered over 600 yards of lily pad infested water, almost caught two wild ducks, and took 19 of the possible 20 minutes before she emerged in front of the gallery with a duck in mouth. The duck had hit land and crawled 40 yards up a hill towards the gallery. People were standing and cheering for 30 lb. wonder dog.

Vigueur de L’Escarbot (Elsie) – Hunt Test

test_11Vigueur de L’Escarbot (“Elsie”), daughter of Souris du Clapet aux Bartavelles (France) and Toy de St. Lubin (France)

Producer: John and Bruce Mooney.
Owner: Doug Lodermeier

1.) NAVHDA Natural Ability Test: Prize 1. 06/04/05
2.) AKC Hunt Test Junior Hunter Title. 10/02/2005
3.) AKC Hunt Test Senior Hunter Title. 04/06/2008

Alan de L’Escarbot (Cotton)

ht11Alan de L’Escarbot (“Cotton”) wins a TAN, and a second in Confirmation Show at eight months (2006), and two passes at Gun Dog. (2007 & 2008).

Producer: John and Bruce Mooney.
Owner: Bill Wall

Brady de L’Escarbot

bradyBrady de L’Escarbot
Sire: Toy De Saint Lubin
Dam: Taleg De Cornoutaille
Producer: John and Bruce Mooney.
Owner: Dave Kenney
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Ubu de L’Escarbot (Boo) Hunt Tests

test_10Ubu de L’Escarbot (“Boo”), daughter of Pamel di Poggio Sanremo (Italy) and Ramses du Bois de Vauchelles (France)

  • Completed first two legs of Junior Hunt Title
  • Earned a Prize I Score of 106 on Natural Ability Test August 15, 2004 Minnesota Chapter of NAVHDA.
  • Earned a Prize I Score of 201 on Utility Test on June 3, 2007 Minnesota Chapter of NAVHDA. She has now qualified for the 2008 NAVHDA Invitational to be held in Stillwater, MN.Producer: John and Bruce Mooney.
    Owner: Jed Kess

2nd Place in confirmation show in Puppy Class

test_5_bigFrench Brittany Gun Dog Association, Inc.

UKC Sanctioned 2006 U.S. National Epagneul Breton Field Trials, Cordele, Georgia

2nd place in confirmation show in Puppy Class

Alan de L’Escarbot was also awarded a TAN at this event

Producer: John and Bruce Mooney.
Owner: Bill Wall with Alan de L’Escarbot