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Houston’s Blue Diamond (Houston x Forest Ridge Jewel, 2006)
Monday, July 21, 2014

English setter awards announced

The standings for the national English setter awards for all field trial venues were recently announced in The American Field. It was nice to see every dog honored but especially gratifying for Jerry and me… >

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Puppy update #2

A lot has happened since my last update… Northwoods Carly Simon whelped eight puppies in the early morning hours of June 24. Jerry and I were away but Dan was on hand to lend assistance… >

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Puppies and fireworks

Friday is the Fourth of July holiday when our nation officially celebrates independence from Great Britain. From backyard to lakeshore to city-wide festivities, incredibly fabulous displays of fireworks will be part of the observance. While… >

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