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

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Northwoods Blue Ox: January 2007 – January 2018

For the past 11 years, there’s been an orange and white setter in our kennel full of tricolors. But not anymore. Last week, Betsy and I made the painful but merciful decision for our beloved… >

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Christmas puppies out of Grits and Carbon

As a late Christmas present, Northwoods Carbon whelped a litter of three females and six males on December 26. All nine puppies are tricolor. This litter’s sire, Northwoods Grits, is out of one of our… >

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!

From all of us in southwestern Georgia, wishing peace, love and joy to our bird dog friends this holiday season. >

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Like father, like daughter

In the grouse woods, not many dogs are as fast, focused and unrelenting as Northwoods Grits (Northwoods Blue Ox x Northwoods Chablis, 2011). Back in the hunting cabin though, Grits’ style is altogether different. He… >

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Life is puppies!

Jerry and I are excited to announce four planned litters for 2018. There are three English setter litters and one pointer litter. Three dams and all sires are proven producers. Our first litter—Northwoods Grits x… >

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