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Just wanted to say thank you again and let you know our puppy is doing great already. Attached is a photo of our little guy Jack with the puppy. She has been adjusting wonderfully, although we know this is just the beginning :) 
~ Karrli and Caleb
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pointer puppies go to their new homes

In some ways, this litter out of Northwoods Vixen by Elhew G Force was unprecedented. Just the night before, Vixen had slept in the house with no sign of being close to whelping. When she… >

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Northwoods Prancer: March 2008 – June 2016

Prancer was a Cadillac. ~ Mark Fouts With heavy hearts, Jerry and I share the almost unbearably sad new that Northwoods Prancer has died. Prancer was whelped out of Fallset Fate, owned by Mark and… >

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Fireworks and puppies don’t mix

This caution is repetitive but it is not redundant. Jerry and I know of bad things that have happened to puppies over the Fourth of July holiday. They have become so scared that they panic,… >

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pointer puppies at 4 weeks: play, eat sleep

Warm summer days in Minnesota sure make for fine puppy-rearing weather. And now that Northwoods Vixen’s litter by CH Elhew G Force are four weeks old, they take full advantage of the long June days.… >

Left to right, Rod Lein with his dog, Joe Byers with Roxy (Northwoods Grits x Houston's Belle's Choice, 2014), Dave Moore with Bette (Northwoods Grits x CH I'm Blue Gert, 2014).
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Northwoods progeny place on field trial circuit

The goal of the breeding program at Northwoods Bird Dogs is to produce grouse dogs that have it all—personality, conformation and hunting ability. Of prime importance to Betsy and me is that our puppies 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