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  • Jeff Hintz & Northwoods Blue Ox
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Northwoods Parmigiano (Northwoods Blue Ox x Houston's Belle's Choice, 2010) loves to "Fetch" his chew toy.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Training moments…make good use of them

As a professional trainer, I’m always working with several dogs and want to make the most of my time with each. Whenever I interact with one—whether in the kennel, at feeding time, on the way… >

Tom Beauchamp proudly displays the big red ribbon won by Northwoods Iron Maiden (Northwoods Grits x CH I'm Blue Gert, 2014) for her second place finish in the Grand National Grouse Futurity Puppy Classic.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Puppies and dogs win big at spring field trials

Spring is a welcome season throughout snow-weary, northern parts of the country. It is true for all whether commuters, merchants or gardeners but perhaps it is even more so for sportsmen and women who own… >

CH Dance Smartly (CH Northern Dancer x CH Vanidestine's Rail Lady, 1991 - 1999) was our first grouse champion and the beginning of our line of pointers.
Friday, April 10, 2015

Picking puppies: the unimportance of picking order

Puppy buyers often become fixated on their order of pick in a litter. Betsy and I know—first hand—that the last pick can be the best. The first grouse champion we owned was bought sight unseen… >

Lucy (on left) is a young setter that recently swallowed a large quantity of TomCat rodent poison but is now recovering. Her kennel-mate in the background is four-year-old Beasley.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Quick lesson on poisoning and how to induce vomiting

Jerry and I recently heard from Mike, a friend and client from Minnesota. Mike has bought two setters from us— Beasley in 2011 and last year, Lucy. “Tuesday afternoon I was driving home, talking to… >

At two weeks of age, the eight puppies out of Northwoods Grits x Northwoods Carly Simon have more than doubled their weight since birth. They've grown from an average of .8 lbs. to an average of 1.8 lbs.
Monday, March 30, 2015

2015 puppies report: three litters whelped

It’s been busy and exciting around our Georgia kennel lately. Within a timeframe of about 10 days, our three pregnant dams delivered a total of 24 puppies. Jerry and I can usually predict when a… >

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