Northwoods Bird Dogs is now producing the seventh generation of English setters and fifth generation of pointers. Jerry and Betsy are committed to producing top quality dogs from the best dams and sires in the country. They strive for puppies that have it all—excellent physical conformation, superior instincts, intelligence and wonderful dispositions. With proper environment and training, their puppies will mature into outstanding dogs, whether in the woods, fields or in the home.
A limited number of litters is planned each year. Some puppies are available for sale while others will be owned and trained by Northwoods Bird Dogs.
Listed below are litters planned for 2018.
Northwoods Grits x Northwoods Carbon Pedigree
Northwoods Grits is a tremendous grouse dog, adding his name to among the best in the history of the Northwoods string. Grits has a handsome, blocky, evenly masked head and weighs 50 lbs. He has an excellent nose and a strong, powerful stride with an eye-appealing way of going. He has the ultimate disposition—calm, quiet and a want-to-please attitude. For full details about Grits, please view Current Generation Males.
Northwoods Carbon weighs 35 lbs. and is heavily ticked with a solid, tri-color head. She is classy in motion and has tremendous prey drive and intensity on point. She matured early—pointed wild quail in Georgia at five months of age. When you turn Carbon loose, she is focused on one thing—finding birds. Perhaps best of all, Carbon has a super sweet temperament. This is her third litter. Her previous puppies have been outstanding.
Carbon whelped three females and six males on December 26, 2017. Puppies are $1,495. Some males are available.
CH Rock Acre Blackhawk x Northwoods Vixen Pedigree
This is a repeat of the highly successful 2015 breeding. Several of the nine puppies are campaigned in field trials across the country and have won no matter the venue or bird. Others are outstanding hunting dogs and home companions.
CH Rock Acre Blackhawk was a well-conformed, medium-sized, nicely marked male. He is still one of the best producing sires in pointer history. No matter what female is used, he has the ability to improve the progeny especially when bred to Elhew lines. Blackhawk produces naturally talented wild bird dogs with eye-appealing style. Pups that been given opportunity in field trials have won at every level of competition.
Northwoods Vixen is a beautiful pointer with black/orange coloration and excellent conformation. She has an even mask, a dark nose and sharp brown eyes. Vixen is a dream to have in the house and gets along well with any dog. She is hard hunting, handles easily, backs naturally and retrieves. Vixen is a proven dam and her puppies inherit her intelligence, playful personality and her talent in the field. For full details about Vixen, please view Current Generation Females.
Vixen is expected to be bred late January 2018. The litter is reserved.
RU-CH Erin’s Prometheus x Northwoods Carly Simon Pedigree
This is a repeat of the exciting 2017 breeding.
RU-CH Erin’s Prometheus is a handsome, 50-lb., orange-and-white setter. He is talented and athletic with a head full of sense. He is from a litter of other winners including CH Erin’s Hidden Shamrock, a male that competed in the three-hour National Championship in 2016. The sire of that litter, CH Ridge Creek Cody, was whelped and started by Northwoods Bird Dogs. Prometheus’ dam is from the foundation of Skydance setters.
Northwoods Carly Simon displays ideal conformation for a setter female—squarely built and leggy—and moves with a fluid, easy gait. She weighs 39 lbs. and has a beautiful, evenly masked head. No matter the state or bird, Carly is a strong bird finder. She is a dream to handle and carries her tail high and straight whether hunting or pointing. Her four previous litters have produced exceptional dogs including daughters Carbon and Bismuth. Carly’s puppies inherit her sweet disposition, attractive looks, bird finding and poise in the woods. For full details about Carly, please view Current Generation Females.
Carly is expected to whelp in late March 2018. Puppies are $1,495. Some males are available.
Northwoods Grits x Northwoods Gucci Pedigree
Northwoods Grits is one of the best all-around grouse dogs ever produced by Northwoods Bird Dogs and he passes those traits to his progeny. For full details about Grits, please view Current Generation Males.
Northwoods Gucci weighs 40 lbs. and is heavily ticked with an evenly masked, tri-color head. She is super classy in motion with a lofty, easy gait. Her style is beautiful whether pointing or backing. She hunts well in warm weather, has a medium range and handles easily. She is equally at home in the grouse woods, the piney woods or on the Montana prairie. She won the Minnesota/Wisconsin 2017 Derby of the Year. (http://northwoodsbirddogs.com/gucci-co-wins-derby-of-the-year/) This is her first litter.
Gucci is expected to be bred in mid winter 2018. Puppies are $1,495. Some males are available.