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 covers.  All of our dogs are more than kennel dogs, they are family members and will likely steal your hearts.  

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