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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… >

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Northwoods Vixen whelps 11!

In the final days of her pregnancy, Jerry and I knew that Vixen was very big but had no idea what we all were in store for. Beginning at about noon on Saturday, May 21,… >

Ben is primarily a grouse and woodcock hunter so he and Franny spent their memorable days in aspen cuts and alder thickets.
Sunday, May 8, 2016

Merimac’s Blu Monday: 2010 – 2016

“Franny taught me more about dogs than I care to admit. She was a thinker. She was different. This is what made her special.” ~ Ben McKean It’s always heartbreaking when a treasured dog dies.… >

Our puppy, Remi (short for Remington), is doing great. She integrated into our home so quickly that it feels like she has always been here.  She is awesome with our kids and is quickly becoming their best friend.  We could not be happier with her.
~ Dave and Julie, Minnesota
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Puppy report: April 2016

Our first two English setter litters of this year are settling into their new homes and lives. The 18 puppies—nine out of CH Shadow Oak Bo x Northwoods Carbon and nine more out of Northwoods… >

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