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About Bourg-Royal's Kennel

We are very happy to introduce you our Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and our German Wirehaired Pointer. Enter and visit us! You will know all about our passion.

Since 2001, we breed and develop the potential and qualities of both “Versatile Pointing Dog” breeds.

Their particular standard is improved by their sporting abilities and companionship. You will fall under the charm and the gentleness of these marvelous hunting and companion breeds.

At Bourg Royal’s Kennel, our vision is to breed: “Good & nice dogs! “Eduard Korthals” Philosophy.

 The aim of every good breeder is always to breed something better that what you have. If you lose sight of that, you might as well just forget it.” Janet Glenn, NB. CKC Dec. 2006.

All our dogs and puppies are raised with affection, socialization and good training, this way they all have what it need to have the best temperament and cooperation. For our Griffs and Wires we are continuously aiming at our philosophy: Best hunting and family companions. Our dogs live with us and we enjoyed them in daily activities during all seasons. Some of the best are our fall hunting trips.

You are looking for the best hunting &/or family companion, for all your outdoor activities, then you will be pleased with a Bourg-Royal’s griffon or GWP. Our mission is to offer you the best companion that will answer your expectations.


Our passion began, 35 years ago. At first, Gilbert was a fervent waterfowl hunter, new horizons open up for him & Renee with upland bird hunting and continuing waterfowl as well. So a versatile hunting dog was beginning to be more appealing. It was clear then that the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon well known for his great versatility would meet our future endeavor and aspirations both for a hunting & family companion. The idea to welcome one German Wirehaired Pointer, affectionally call “WIRES” appeared in Gilbert’s  mind  after attending his first NAVHDA Invitational in North Dakota in 2000 as an observer.

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and German Wirehaired Pointer are Versatile Pointing Dogs. They hunt and search at by all weather and all grounds.

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is resistant, easy to train, loyal & affectionate. A little clown at home with us &  the children. The German Wirehaired Pointer is honest, dedicated to his family and very affectionate as well, like a “velcro dog” and usually call “Wires”. The wires need an experienced owner and handler as his very intense desire to work design him in a very energetic way.

 In September 1997, Gallixe Duchasseur came to our family from Duchasseur Kennel owned by Steve Brodeur. She became thereafter very useful hunting dog on which based the emergence of our Kennel. Tested and obtained FD title at CKC, NA & UT prizes at NAVHDA.

 In 2001, Steve asked us to use Gallixe as a brood bitch for one litter with Pipo De La Riviere D’Oe FD UT I. I t was the beginning of this great adventure and our introduction into canine reproduction as just after we started our own breeding program with her as our foundation bitch under the affix of Bourg Royal.

Out of her first litter of 12 pups, several were characterized by their qualities from hunting and conformation. This 2001 Litter received, the distinction: “ Natural Abilities Breeders Award ” at NAVHDA. 

Gallixe went to the rainbow bridge and passed in December 2008.

From this first litter, we welcomed a young female, a very talented WPG, Duchasseur Moustache in March 2001. Daughter of Gallixe and Pipo she gave us such wonderful moments and love throughout her entire life.

At the  AWPGA National in Maryland 2008, USA, Moustache was honored for her all brilliant career as hunting dog and in the show achievements with: 2007 AWPGA Field Dog of the year, AWPGA Field Dog « Hall of Fame » & the prestigious « Captain Fracasse challenge trophy », First female griffon in America to obtain its achievement for« Good & Nice ».

Moustache left us in July 2015 at the age of 14.5 years.

Her versatile hunting talent helps us to develop more than  5 generations of very biddable and dedicated hunting Wirehaired Pointing Griffon.

We began to import from France lineage in 2007, with a young stud; Cyr Des Hauts Chênes du Perche(2007-2018). In 2010; another young stud joined the kennel; Fortis Des Sonnailles Du Haut Davy.  In 2011, a mature Dam with  Cristal D’O des Roches de Vouise and in 2015 : Leyritz Des Étangs D’Assat. Good Korthals lineage from France.

Our German wirehaired pointer female, VC. Can Ch.Thunderhill’s Crystal’s Ice FD, arrived at the kennel in November 2001. She  was very stylish, gifted with an exceptional precocity. At 7,5 months, she received a Price I (112) in Natural Ability at Navhda and at 10,5 months, Ice received a Price I in Preparatory Utility at Navhda. She earned a Price I in Utility NAVHDA in 2005 and was qualified for Invitational NAVHDA in OHIO in September 2006. Ice was trained, prepared and handled by Mrs. Donate Thibault and passed successfully this High-level test. Ice earned her “Versatile Champion” title.

Ice came from Thunderhill’s Kennel in Wisconsin, USA, property of Mr. Jeff Paulus. Jeff is recognized  for his very talented and titled GWP at NAVHDA, AKC and in Trial. 

Her Dad, CZSAR was the National Field Trial Champion 1997 and a Dual Champion (Ch. Field Trial and Ch. Conformation at the AKC). He was also recognized as one the best GWPCA stud dog of his generation.

 Ice left us a few weeks after Moustache in 2015 just shy of her 14 years, after a great life as a hunting dog and family dog.

We imported in June 2007 a stud from Oregon; Bone Points Foster FD NA I UT II. In a meantime, Followed in 2008 by Can/Ch. Scotian Smoked at Bourg-Royal’s FDX NA I UT I (Cheecks) from Scotia Kennel in Oregon. She’s daughter of NFC 2xNAFC AFC DC Tumalo Joe. She ran at the 2014 Invitational in Iowa, USA, handled by Gilbert. We imported in 2011 a sire in co-ownership; Snooker, BISS Am/Can Ch. Aimn Hi Scotia Color of Money FDJ UPT II UT II at the kennel for breeding and coming from Oregon (Scotia Kennels)too. Snooker passed in 2018 after a great life. 

More recently we also infused new blood in 2015 and 2016 for our breeding program with the import from Ohio and Oregon with; Can/Ch.Ripsnorter Depht of the Field at BourgRoyal NA I aka Minox from Ripsnorter Kennel in Ohio and Scotian Christmas in Dixie at BourgRoyal NA I aka Dixie from Scotia Kennel in Oregon. Recently we received from Scotia Kennel in Oregon:  Us/Ch.Bourg Royal’s Scotian Breathless JH NA I CD aka Jesse. our future stud prospect.

There is no exact science or magic formula when It’s canine reproduction. The “Law of Nature” leads us to work as much as possible to develop the natural qualities of hunting “versatile”. Our breeding program is based on the respect of the breed standard for both the structure/conformation standard & working/hunting standard  in respect that the “form serve the fonction”

We are here to help & guide you to develop your puppy to develop the best hunting and/or family dog you are looking for. We are available for follow up and/or guidance in the training was it for hunting and/or basic as well as socialization. (link Training CECAP) We are very proud to present our dogs ourselves in all hunting tests events. We participate and as well most of the time in the show ring. For us thr form serve the function. In Fall we do hunt with our dogs, this is a very rewarding activity.

In 2007, we moved to Saint Lambert-de-Lauzon on south shore of Quebec City to have more space for the dogs and a better environment for training & breeding the best qualities and develop the potential and qualities of our versatile pointing dogs. Our kennel/ breeding program is registered since 2001 to the CKC, NAVHDA, AQGAPD, AWPGA, GWPCA , CFGAPDK and with the REQ.(Quebec Business Registry)

Renée Fortier & Gilbert Tremblay

December 2018