About Us

Thomas Brittanys is located in Ellijay Georgia, we have been loving and breeding brittanys for over 30 years.

Our main focus is having a dog, that is as good in the field as it is for the hearth; we believe that with our dogs you will find that they have this winning combination.

We found ourself hearing about the "Bullet " dog after we had purchased a little female dog from a breeder. She was about 4 months old and very bidable. Did not matter what we showed her, she was up for it. It did occur to us that we had seen that name on her papers, but did not know it. We did some research and found out just what a treasure we had in our little Ellie.

Ellie was our only dog at the time, and we soon got another female named Pearl, she is a Kansas Kid dog also out of the Bullet line, also another excellent dog.

We took those dogs hunting everywhere, one trip i made that stands out in my mind was a trip to North Dakota. There were four of us, three dogs in crates, 8 pieces of checked luggage, 9 pieces of carry on, 5 guns checked of course. oh did i say that there were two ladies on this trip, hence all the luggage. all we really needed were the dogs, guns and two carry ons. We arrived in Minneapolis just had to stop in at Cabalas and guess what, buy more clothes. Our journey on the plane was wonderful that is the way to travel with a dog, delta was our carrier and we had no cliches, but there wasn't a hop that could carry three dogs. so we drove to Bismark, dosn't look far on a map, but it is flat without anything in between. But some of the most beautiful land, i'm sorry we did not have time just to stop and let the dogs run those fields. I could go on about this trip but my space is limited, it was a week long, i killed my first bird a record with 30"tail feathers 15minutes after i stepped on the field, we limited out every day but one, that day it snowed 8 inches. IT WAS WONDERFUL. Can't wait to go back.

When Ellie was two we made the fateful trip to North Carolina to visit Nolan Huffman. We met Nolan, a very modest and humble man, on a grey December day. There was Buddy laying in the driveway, he slowly got up, his muzzle was turning white with age and his years of running NSTRA was telling in his hips but there was a female to see Buddy, he stepped lively to the truck. I said I think that's Buddy, my husband said, you sure, he's pretty old. but i said he looks like the picture, it's just cold. We met Nolan and it was like we had been friends for life. He took Ellie down to his kennels for his girls, Buddy following all the way, Ellie looked pretty indignant about the whole thing, like I thought you would sell Pearl first. We left, that is a 6 hour trip one way for us, it took nearly 3 weeks for Ellie to get her mind straight about why she was there and what had to happen for her to go home. Many cold nights in the blue barrel, not on the foot of the bed.

But not in vain, she delivered a litter of 4 puppies, we kept 3 and our daughter got one. Tess, Jack and Pete came from that litter 3 years ago.

I must stress something at this point, we do not raise many puppies, and guarantee our puppies for two years against any unforseen medical problems. We feel that we are breeding and raising the best dogs we can, and we should stand behind them. Also if you cannot keep your puppy we need to contact us before you contact anyone else we will help you.

Tess has had her first litter of puppies with Nolan's newest dog, Nolan seems to think that this dog, Beeline Bullet's Oxidation (Rusty), is better than "Buddy". That dog will have to go a long way to top his sire, but if Nolan is backing him, i'm a beliver. You can be one too. Tess had 10 puppies in this litter. We bred our dog Ellie to Rusty last year, and got an amazing litter of 8, they were all gone before they were 7 weeks old. We kept two dogs, Dusty, and Belle, Tinkerbelle. Both of them are roans, beautiful color.

We raise our puppies in our home, we don't let outside on the ground, before they have their first series of shots at 6 weeks of age. This is very important because puppies cannot fight off the different diseases that live in the ground and that are carried by bugs. To be raised in a home is also better because they are already adjusted to the sounds of the television, vaccum, phones, and the sounds of people coming and going. About the age of 4 weeks we place a live quail in a container in the whelping box. You would not belive the puppies at this young age, they are drawn to this quail, they might just be 4 weeks old but they have years of hunting in their genes.

I start feeding my puppies at 3 weeks of age a special diet. This offering of food helps them from being so hungry and aslo helps the mother from being devoured. i then increase the times of being feed and add a white meat of poulty, like turkey. I put turkey thru the food processor and add it to the soften dog food at week 4 1/2 week. You can add water at week 41/2, before then they just play in it. Offer dry food to the puppies at 5 weeks as much as they can eat, or self feed, don't forget water, change it often to keep it clean.

We also start our puppies on puppie papers so that you will be a little a head on house breaking and the create should only be used for sleeping not for punishement. They will start sleeping in their crates in week 6.

We will be starting again this year with our dogs, Jack, Pete and Tess to complete them on their runs for Jr. Hunter and start Belle and Dusty on theirs. and also running the boys, Jack and Pete on NSTRA. The reason we stop running last year was my health, nasty brain tumor but it is much better now, so off we go to run the dogs. Wish us well.

Our dogs have been one of the greatest blessing we have had in our lives. Anyone that have had one of these wonderful dogs in their lives will understand just how smart, loving and just how endearing they become to you. Thomas Brittanys are not just a bird dog, they are you friend for life. Call us and we can give you references. Thank you for your time in allowing us to share a little bit of our lives with you. Laura and Frank Thomas