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

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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… >

Inherited talent and ample exposure to opportunity are crucial elements to a pointing dog’s bird-finding skills. (Northwoods Nickel, CH Shadow Oak Bo x Northwoods Chardonnay, 2014)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

To point a bird, first a dog has to find it

“That dog’ll hunt!” exclaimed Bobby, dog trainer on a large Georgia quail plantation, while we were out working puppies last week. Bobby was referring to the bird-finding ability of his young pointer—a dog that was… >

Pro trainer Luke Eisenhart handles his derby winner Awesome during a morning workout in Georgia.
Friday, March 13, 2015

A morning with all-age handler Luke Eisenhart

On a foggy morning in early March, I drove northwest out of our place to Erin’s Covey Pointe plantation near Sale City, Georgia. I was fortunate to have an opportunity to ride along with professional… >

Northwoods Vixen, age 3
(CH Westfall’s Black Ice x Northwoods Prancer)
Dixie, Georgia
February 2015
photo by Chris Mathan, The Sportsman’s Cabinet
Sunday, March 8, 2015

Northwoods Vixen

Chris Mathan feels fortunate to be living for at least part of this winter near Thomasville, Georgia, in the southwestern corner of the state and far from the cold and clouds of her native Maine.… >

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… >

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