• Northwoods Blue Ox
  • Northwoods Setter puppies & Bobwhite quail
  • Northwoods Chardonnay
  • Jeff Hintz & Northwoods Blue Ox
  • Northwoods Parmigiano & Northwoods Prancer

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Not much is more serene than a dam and her puppies. Northwoods Carly Simon earns this rest after whelping eight puppies by Blue Riptide in June 2014.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2015 puppies report: three dams bred

There must have been something in the air around the holidays here in southwest Georgia. Within days of each other, Northwoods Carly Simon, Chablis and Vixen all came into season. In other words, Jerry and… >

Jerry and I divided the puppies into two groups—younger and older—and they rotate days in the big puppy exercise pen. This day the young ones got their turns. Handsome male Mercury (Northwoods Parmigiano x Northwoods Rum Rickey) is surrounded by four litter sisters (CH Shadow Oak Bo x Northwoods Chardonnay), from left, Gold, Mocha, Nickel and Holly.
Friday, January 16, 2015

Training puppies on Georgia bobwhite quail

The word for this training season in Georgia is “puppies.” Jerry and I have 11 puppies with us. Five are owned by clients Joe Byers, Paul Hauge and Dave and Rochel Moore; we own the… >

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Minnesota Grouse Dog annual meeting

The Minnesota Grouse Dog Association will hold its annual meeting Saturday, January 24, at 4:00 p.m., at Davanni’s Pizza in Bloomington, Minnesota. Brett Edstrom, a club official, says, “We will eat, drink, talk smart and… >

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Frisco and pheasant

Six-month-old Frisco (Blue Riptide x Northwoods Carly Simon, 2014) points with poise and intensity on a snowy afternoon. After the shot, she retrieves the gaudy ringneck. Photos taken December 2014 by Jodi Buchholz in North… >

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