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In the middle of feeding time, a female puppy out Blue Riptide x Northwoods Carly Simon steps back and rests.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Puppy update #4

Puppies can be born in any month, or course, but certain times of the year are preferable. In the realm of field trial competition, the opportune season is winter, and the earlier the better. When… >

Ridge Creek Cody (CH Can’t Go Wrong x CH Houston’s Belle, 2008)
Sunday, August 10, 2014

CH Ridge Creek Cody: RIP

Jerry and I received horrific, heart-breaking news from North Dakota. During the morning of Saturday, August 9, Ridge Creek Cody and several other dogs drowned while on a conditioning run from a four-wheeler. Cody was… >

blog dog people puppy
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dog people vs. cat people

The Washington Post recently published an interesting story, “What our cats and dogs say about our politics,” by Aaron Blake. Together with The Post’s Graphics Editor Christopher Ingraham and data from the American Veterinary Medical… >

A sixk-week-old male puppy out of Northwoods Grits x Houston's Belle's Choice takes a break from his fuzzy chew toys.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Puppy update #3

Jerry and I feel fortunate that for the vast majority of our 20 years of breeding, dams have gone into labor, whelped puppies and everything turns out fine. We’ve never lost a dam and very… >

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… >

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