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I felt fortunate to chat with Robin Gates and to see CH Shadow Oak Bo up close after the morning's braces at the 2015 Continental All-Age Championship.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

An hour with CH Shadow Oak Bo

Betsy and I were excited to watch two-time National Champion Shadow Oak Bo compete at the 2015 Continental All-Age Championship held at the Dixie Plantation in northern Florida. Though I had watched him before, I… >

“Dam Row” is the first three runs on the south side where Vixen, Chablis and Carly live.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

2015 puppies report: three dams pregnant

So far, so good. Dams of three of our five planned litters for 2015 came into season in January. Within two weeks, Northwoods Carly Simon and Northwoods Chablis had been bred and Northwoods Vixen had… >

The dog handler (in orange vest) flushes as two hunters move into position over a classic point by one of the best in our string, Northwoods Carly Simon (Blue Shaquille x Houston’s Belle’s Choice, 2011) during a guided hunt on a private quail plantation.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Midwinter report from Georgia

The adage “Time flies when you’re having fun” could not be truer for our winter in Georgia. Between training puppies and young dogs, conditioning older dogs, guiding foot, jeep and horseback hunts, riding braces at… >

Handler Luke Eisenhart prepares Houston’s Blackjack for his brace. Tracking collars are permitted but the transmitter is held by the judges until after time.
Sunday, February 1, 2015

Running of the 2015 Continental All-Age Field Trial

Before the sun had cleared the tall pines early on a crisp Florida morning, CH Shadow Oak Bo was loaded into the dog wagon for his brace, second in the day’s running in the 2015… >

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… >

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