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

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Veteran Northwoods Vixen (CH Westfall’s Black Ice x Northwoods Prancer, 2011) makes it look easy.
Monday, July 27, 2015

July training on woodcock

Much of Minnesota’s woods are thick and hot now during high summer but whenever I have an opportunity to work dogs on wild birds, I say, “Let’s go!” Just to the south of our kennel… >

Jerry and Northwoods Chardonnay (Blue Shaquille x Houston's Belle's Choice, 2009). Photo by Chris Mathan, The Sportsman's Cabinet.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Attitude is everything

Many of our clients have met our neighbor, friend and training helper Jeff Hintz. Besides his devotion to pointers and hunting wild birds, Jeff  is very active online. He emails and texts to people all… >

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dogs and fireworks

Saturday is the Fourth of July holiday when our nation officially celebrates independence from Great Britain. We observe it in many ways—from parades, festivals and barbeques to fabulous displays of fireworks. While Jerry and I love… >

With ears flying, Northwoods Vixen (CH Westfall's Black Ice x Northwoods Prancer, 2011) shows plenty of speed. Photo by Chris Mathan.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Too much exercise?

Is there such a thing as too much exercise for a young dog? Jerry and I think, yes, there is. So does Turid Rugass, Norwegian dog trainer and behaviorist. “It’s a common misconception that energetic… >

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