The formal definition of a "Summit" is, "a meeting of heads of state or government with a prearranged agenda". Please don't let that scare you off. The Summit is for everyone!
1. Definition. We are bringing Epagneul Breton breed experts, breeders, leaders and owners, to the Summit to share their knowledge for all EB fanciers. The Summit is different from conformation shows or a field trial alone in that the Summit is offering something for all EB owners. Where field trials and shows are usually reserved for a small fraction of EB owners, the Summit promises a setting where the casual Breton owner can learn, experience and enjoy the friendships these dogs provide, in a setting where business can occur, deals can be made, and debate can happen.
2. Prearranged agenda. Before attending the Summit, participants will know what is being presented and will be able to be prepared with information they can use in discussion and have questions answered.
3. Hear new information first. The definition of a summit is the topmost level attainable, so some of the topics will include ground breaking genetic research to have to live with and train a new French Brittany puppy and everything in between.
Why attend? The EBGS is inviting all EB owners to attend the Summit, because your opinion is valued and we want to provide an opportunity for all EB owners to gather and share their personal experiences of EB ownership. You will be able to meet and network with other owners and breeders within the breed. While you are there, you will have influence in the debates, will hear new information first, and will grow your knowledge of the breed. But most of all you will spend time just hanging out with EB owners. So pack up your puppies and we will see you in late summer!
Thank you to each and every one of you for checking out the Summit website. We are very pleased to be able to welcome back those of you who came last year and those of you joining for the first time.
You will notice that we have changed venues this year. The Summit is very excited to move to Harpole's Heartland Lodge for 2021.
To get started, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all of you who generously helped us make this event come together to become a success. It couldn’t have done it without you!
You have all been chosen to be a part of the Summit due to a mutual passion for the Epagneul Breton breed. Your passions help us all to unite and the energy we create is what allows us to achieve our individual as well as breed goals.
During the Summit, you will have the opportunity to learn about the different initiatives through our planned events, presentations, and friendships where you will be able to join in and get hands on experiences. I hope these will help you grow as EB owners, trainers, breeders, and franciers. Please feel very welcome to reach out to me with any questions and or concerns.
Epagneul Breton Gundog Society
CONFIRMED ENTRIES FOR THE SUMMIT (04/05/21)
KINZI KEELY AND FAMILY
TOM AND KATHLEEN KIMMEL
JAKE BARTELLS AND FAMILY
PAUL SHIRLEY AND FAMILY
CLINT LAFARY AND FAMILY
DR. KRISTINA MOTT
MARY JANE HAESCHE
JIM LUCASEY AND FAMILY