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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… >

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Testing a new e-collar–the PE-900 Pro Educator

The past couple months, I’ve been using a PE-900 Pro Educator training collar manufactured by E-Collar Technologies, Inc. I bought a one-dog collar but the PE-900 can be expanded to three dogs and features seven… >

Northwoods Chardonnay (Blue Shaquille x Houston's Belle's Choice, 2009)
Saturday, June 6, 2015

Celebrating 20 years of breeding

What we think, what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. ~ John Ruskin It’s amazing and humbling to think about but… >

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