As the longest standing breeders  of the Braque Francais in North American, Grand Ciel hunts often include a hunt behind some of our internationally titled Braques.  However, we are not exclusive when it comes to our dogs and while our Braques often work the grass, we also use our British Labs and our guides Goldens and American Labs in other cover.  All of our dogs are more than kennel dogs, they are family members and will likely steal your hearts, just as easily as they might try to steal each others retrieves.  

We are excited to have Corey Tart from Great Lake Retrievers/Point to Retrieve Kennels as an integral part of our guiding, breeding and training operations.  He will be adding his dogs, expertise and skill to the rest of team, including Rick McConico of Old Oak Retrievers. Rick and Corey train some of the best retreivers and pointers in the business and we are so happy they are working with us here at Grand Ciel.   If you are interested in personal training services, Rick can be reached at or 612.269.1194 or, Corey can be reached directly at or 616.460.4250.