Betsy grew up with a series of golden retrievers that, in addition to being the family pet, were used by her father for pheasant and duck hunting. Her own first dogs were Labrador retrievers—sometimes two or three at a time—and she remains deeply loyal. There will always be room for Labradors at Northwoods Bird Dogs.
When Jerry and Betsy met in 1993, Jerry owned an extraordinary liver-and-white female pointer named Dance Smartly. She was intelligent, beautiful in motion and extremely talented in the woods. In 1995, they won their first grouse championship with Dancer and Betsy, too, became hooked on field trials and bird dogs.
By education and profession, Betsy is a horticulturist, landscape designer and writer with more than 30 years of experience. She founded Dazzle Gardens in 2005 and there she maintains her passion for plants and writing. www.dazzlegardens.com