Hunter's Heart Brittany Spaniels

Photo of Boo running


Since 1999, Hunter's Heart has been breeding and training working Brittany Spaniels. Our Brittanys are happy, enthusiastic scent detection dogs (who find target odors ranging from wildlife conservation to pipeline leaks, from mantrailing to pointing birds). Their eagerness to please and athleticism makes for versatile partners. In addition to lost item recovery, tracking, hunting, and field titles, our Brittanys have won multi Elite High in Trials in scent detection, gold at AAC Regional Agility Championships, Best of Breed at the National Brittany Specialty, and achieved numerous top 5 national rankings in obedience, conformation and agility. 


We breed occasional litters of outstanding Brittany puppies, for hunting, scent detection, dogsports and companions for families with an active lifestyle. Visit us to meet multiple generations, from puppies to grandparents. Health tested working dogs with sound structure and proven performance increase the chances that future puppies will enjoy working and playing well into old age. All puppies are raised inside our home, where we begin early scent introduction and extra early socialization (inspired by service dog research) at 2 days of age. 

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Hunter's Heart Rickards Red TD UTD LI-1 is the Boo X BB son I always hoped for. Rickard assists conservation efforts by finding pipeline leaks.

When Rickard completed his field Tracking Dog title, he was the only dog of 18 entries to pass under the challenging conditions. He completed his Urban Tracking Dog title and ranked #1 Brittany for Lost Item Recovery NASDA LI-I in 2022. 

Rickard is friendly but focused, confident and unflappable. He loves retrieving, swimming, and chasing his sisters. 

  • DOB: June 6, 2018
  • CKC Reg #FL771325
  • CHIC certified by the OFA
  • Eyes CERF certified #BS-EYE621/26M-VPI.
  • Hips #BS-19115G30M-VPI
  • Elbows #BS-EL2105M30-VPI
  • Breeder/Owner: Carla Simon

Rickard sired his first litter in summer 2022. Email Carla to enquire about stud service for approved females. 

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Hunter's Heart Andre DeGrasse LI-1 (from ZZ x Finn's 2021 litter) ranked #2 Brittany for Lost Item Recovery NASDA LI-I in 2022. Andre is a medical alert service dog candidate for migraine detection. Andre is sweet, playful and an amazingly patient puppy raiser with his younger siblings. He passed CERF certification, and is being evaluated as a breeding prospect. He makes us smile every day, and look forward to what the future holds.

Photo of Andre after a tracking seminar
Photo of Andre visiting seniors in assisted living
Photo of Andre chasing the flirt pole
Photo of Andre starting a track in the field
Photo of Andre indicating evidence left behind on the track
Photo of Andre holding a stuffed animal toy


Hunter's Heart Spirit Bear (from ZZ x Finn's 2022 litter) is currently in training for his first international wildlife conservation deployment. He's confident, eager, and outruns most dogs. Bear loves wrestling, playing in the snow, and tugging (especially stuffed chipmunks).

Despite having an intact tail and dewclaws, Bear won Winners Dog at the Westwind Sporting Dog Specialty Show in 2023, plus two money wins in CKC Puppy Sweepstakes. While he  matures, we're enjoying finishing his obedience and scent detection training. 

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CH HuntersHeart RedDevil Fantome FDJ CGN AN SGDC SDS-SP TOG MN EV EC EI, “Boo” is retired from bed bug detection. 

Boo is renowned for his steadfast point. Boo loves to hunt birds and if they fall in the water, even better. He taught many other hunting dogs to swim by example. He's a multi High In Trial winner and in Elite UKC Nosework Competition, where he searched a 3000 square foot area, to find 3 hides in under 38 seconds. In addition to qualifying in the field, Boo was Canada’s #2 agility Brittany (2017) and #4 show Brittany (2013). 

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Boo is the son of National Specialty Winner BISS Can/Mex/Int’l CH ATChC HuntersHeart Big Chief FDJ CDX RE CGC (who was Canada’s top agility Brittany for several years, ranked top 5 in both obedience and show, and won gold at the AAC Regional Agility Championships at the age of 12 years) x BPIG winner CH RedDevil’s Fire Without Flame CD.

Boo’s a proven producer, who's sired several litters including bomproof  detection dogs, avid hunters, dogsports partners, and family members. 

DOB: Nov. 6, 2009
Hips: OFA Good
Eyes: CERF certified
Patella: Normal
Breeder/Owner: Carla Simon
CKC # WW31371, AKC # SR61032302, Microchip: 9560 0000 2077359

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We're always striving to produce a better dog with every generation. Hunter's Heart She's Got Legs, "ZZ" is a great combination of the best of Boo x BB's scenting abilities, drive, temperament and health. We count on her to find elusive bed bug infestations, which she is happy to do.  

At home, she's a playful and affectionate mother who serves as a great role model so puppies go to their new homes with better manners. ZZ x Finn's 2021 and 2022 litters are maturing nicely as hunters, detection dogs, family pets and dogsports partners.

  • DOB: Sept. 22, 2017
  • CHIC Qualified by the OFA
  • Hips: OFA Good
  • Eyes: CERF 2020
  • Patella: Normal
  • CKC # ES723807
  • Sire: CH HuntersHeart RedDevil Fantome FDJ CGN AN SGDC SDS-SP TOG AN AE SI MC MV
  • Dam: HuntersHeart Black Betty NC NI NE PTE AGNJ
  • Breeder/Owner:  Carla Simon


HuntersHeart Black Betty NC NI NE PTE AGNJ, aka “BB” is a liver & white female. She’s an avid gun dog with a keen nose, and the sound temperament needed for professional detection in every environment. BB is a retired bed bug detection dog. Around the house, she’s a gentle girl who likes snuggling.

BB won High in Trial in UKC Nosework, National High in Trial Agility Brittany (CKC) and was ranked #4 Agility Brittany in Canada (CKC, 2017). 

BB is the daughter of USA National Amateur Gun Dog Champion AFC DC CH GCH Triumphant’s To Hot To Handle JH x CH HuntersHeart Prairiestorm Vite FDJ MSCDC AGDC ADC AGNJV HPN NAC, CKC 2015, #1 Agility Brittany (CKC 2016) . 

DOB: Sept. 9, 2011
Hips: PennHip certified
Eyes: CERF certified
Patella: Normal
Click here to verify BB's results on the OFA website. 
Breeder/Owner: Carla Simon
CKC #YS441550

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National Specialty Winner BISS Can/Mex/Int'l CH ATCHC Huntersheart Big Chief FDJ CDX RE CGC (1999 - 2015)

Chief loved to retrieve, and passed that on to most of his progeny. He was a friendly, happy worker, a staunch pointer and was our hunting dog for 16 years.  Years after his death, clients fondly remember Chief, and he's sadly missed. 

Chief's accomplishments included:
• Money wins in rally-obedience, obedience and agility
• Gold medal at the Regional AAC Agility championships, at 12 years of age.
• National Specialty Best of Breed, Best Brace in Show, Best in National Veteran Sweepstakes X 2, and National Agility prize winner (CKC)
• Winner of the Kong Cup Retrieving Challenge, 2002

• Canada's #1 Agility Brittany (AAC 2005-2008), #3 Obedience Brittany, #4 Show Brittany
• Top Sporting Dog in CKC Agility (Golden Retriever Club of Alberta 2007) 
• On the podium for 6 years at Regional Agility Championships
• Multiple group wins, including International Pointing Group 2nd (FCI)
• In international IABCA shows, awarded “V1”, the highest rating possible

DOB: Nov. 6, 2009
Hips: OFA Good BS10791G29M-PI
Elbows Normal BS3L277M29-PI
Eyes: CERF certified
Breeder/Owner: Dr. Carla Simon & Mr. Gary Andrusiek
CKC # JL612894, AKC # SR61032302

Chief closeup, photo by Tracey Geddes.
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Photo of our foundation Brittanys, who are gone but never forgotten. From left to right: Storm (Boo's grand sire), Chief (Boo's sire) and Spirit (Boo's grand dam). 

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