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Applying the Paretto Principle, or the 80/20 rule, 20% of grouse hunters bag 80% of the birds.
Friday, December 19, 2014

Bird dogs and the Pareto Principle

In some recent reading, I came across a reference to the Pareto Principle. Vilfredo Pareto was an Italian economist who, in 1906, discovered an unequal distribution of land ownership in his country:  80% of the… >

The California Chukar Championship and companion derby stake are held in a valley against the beautiful backdrop of the Alabama Hills.
Monday, December 8, 2014

The California Chukar Championship & Derby

The differences in field trial venues across the U.S. are amazing. Jerry and I are very familiar with grouse trial grounds, whether aspen cuttings of the Lake States, Pennsylvania’s  more open, mature forests or thick… >

blog bo as cover dog 460
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

CH Shadow Oak Bo: the cover dog

“Yikes!” I thought. “I know that dog.” I was browsing the magazine section of The Bookshelf, a very nice shop in Thomasville, Georgia, where Jerry and I are living for the winter. On the cover… >

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