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

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A tri-color female puppy out of Northwoods Chardonnayby x Shadow Oak Bo looks strikingly like her dam.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Puppy update #5

The kennel at Northwoods Bird Dogs is gradually clearing out of puppies. The three females out of CH I’m Blue Gert by Northwoods Grits went to their new homes in early September. That leaves the… >

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Friday, September 12, 2014

A pointing dog’s first hunting season

(Jerry and I wrote this piece for the StarTribune, September 15, 2013. http://www.startribune.com/sports/outdoors/223773411.html ) The golden leaves of autumn lie crisp on the forest floor. The dog’s bell rings merrily as the hunt moves from one… >

CH Houston's Blackjack (CH Can't Go Wrong x CH Houston's Belle, 2008). Photo by Ben McKean.
Friday, September 12, 2014

CH Houston’s Blackjack on all-age circuit

CH Houston’s Blackjack was recently acquired by Dr. Paul Hauge from Jack’s co-owners, Frank LaNasa and Leroy Peterson. Jack is a six-year-old setter male out of Paul’s 2X CH/4X RU-CH Houston’s Belle by CH/RU-CH Can’t… >

An accurate location by the young pointer Pesto and a proper flush and good shot by hunter Mike Powers will result in this happy scene.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Flushing grouse and woodcock for a pointing dog

Flushing grouse and woodcock in front of a pointing dog might seem like a simple concept. It can make the difference, though, between a bird in the bag and an empty shot shell. In more… >

Elmer (Northwoods Grits x Houston's Belle's Choice, 2014).
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Summer photo album

If Jerry and I could sum up the summer of 2014 in one word, it would be “puppies.” With the exception of the Northwoods Blue Ox x Northwoods Chablis puppy in early spring, never have… >

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