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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Northwoods Bismuth whelps pretty litter of eight puppies

With the NCAA championship basketball game streaming from my laptop in the background, Northwoods Bismuth whelped her litter of eight puppies by Northwoods Grits on Monday, April 3. In less time than the game took,… >

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring puppy training in Georgia and Minnesota

Wild bird contacts are essential when developing our puppies. I’m exposing them as much as possible to wild birds so their hunting instincts, natural abilities, style and poise can be fostered. All are key considerations… >

Friday, March 17, 2017

Northwoods Bird Dogs are stars!

Jerry and I watched two recent videos where three English setters—all bred and trained by us—are stars. They are equally exciting and humbling to see. The first footage features Bill Heig, owner with his wife… >

Northwoods Bird Dogs is a pointing dog breeding and training facility located in east central Minnesota. Our focus is on English setters and pointers used in the pursuit of upland birds — particularly ruffed grouse and woodcock.

We are adjacent to thousands of acres of wild bird habitat that offer excellent training opportunities. Our training programs are designed to develop a dog’s natural instincts and our proven techniques and plentiful bird exposure bring out of the best in each dog.

Our breeding program has been honed through multiple generations of English setters and pointers. Puppies and dogs from Northwoods Bird Dogs have it all—physical conformation, instinct and temperament—that make them ideal companions in the field and in the home.

~ Jerry Kolter & Betsy Danielson