Club de l'Epagneul Breton of the United States®

Breed History

A Brief History of the Epagneul Breton:

The Breed's Origins in France and More

Recent Development in America

By C. Frederick Overby

The Breed's Origins in France

Commonly referenced in the western hemisphere as the "French Brittany," the Epagneul Breton goes back much earlier than the breed's official creation. In 1907, in Loudeac, France a lawyer named Arthur Enaud and other fanciers of the breed organized the first association which was created to nurture, develop and promote the breed. In the decades prior to 1907, the breed had begun to evolve and develop in France, but without any formal structure or organization among those who admired the early representatives of the breed.