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John Mooney is pictured with two of the French Brittany Spaniels he has at his Hampton kennel. His brother, Bruce, works part time at the business. For more information visit

Hampton kennel is one of the best in the country for French Brittany Spaniels


When he was a kid growing up on the edges of St. Paul, John Mooney had a neighbor whose dog made a habit of escaping its kennel and running the neighborhood. One year when Mooney was 8 and his brother, Bruce, was 12, they decided to take the dog, an American Brittany Spaniel, to the fields on the edge of town and train it to hunt. 

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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