Puppies

Puppies for Sale

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.

In addition to the litters listed below, Betsy and Jerry are considering another English setter litter for 2014.

Northwoods Blue Ox x Northwoods Chablis
Pedigree

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This breeding will be the third time Betsy and Jerry have paired Ox with Chablis…and with good reason. Puppies such as Biscuit, Ice, Tesla, Tia, Beasley and Grits from the 2011 litter are now proven grouse dogs. The younger litter, including Roy, Axel, Snickers, Lucy and Tana, are doing exceptionally well in their second grouse season. All dogs inherited the happy, sweet nature of both parents.

Northwoods Blue Ox is a powerfully built, 50-lb. dog with a strong gait. He has tremendous endurance and is a good warm-weather dog. Ox is fast and has desire but will adapt to the cover and handle to the hunter. He is accurate and intense on point, backs and naturally retrieves. Ox has a calm, easy-going disposition. For full details about Ox, please view Current Generation Males.

Northwoods Chablis weighs 38 lbs. and has dark, lively eyes with an attractive mark by her right eye. Chablis matured early; she found and handled many ruffed grouse her first season. She hunts hard, handles and is a tremendous bird finder. For full details about Chablis, please view Current Generation Females.

Chablis whelped one male puppy on February 5. He is reserved.

CH Elhew G Force x Northwoods Prancer
Pedigree

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In 2013 Jerry and Betsy bred Prancer’s daughter, Northwods Vixen, to G Force. The puppies are so impressive that they are going back to G Force this year. Four puppies were kept to start and for evaluation. All have great conformation, friendly dispositions and tremendous instincts around game. In addition, they are natural retrievers, classy in motion and have pointed wild birds, including ruffed grouse, woodcock and sharp-tailed grouse by six months of age.

CH Elhew G Force is a handsome, liver-and-white male. He has a kind disposition and always takes his biscuits gently. He gets along well with other dogs whether males or females. This precocious dog was started by trainer Harold Ray and won his first championship on wild quail while still a derby.  Force has since performed consistently and won frequently whether handled by professional Doug Ray or his owner, Tim Moore. Force is out of CH Elhew Fibber McGee x Magic Carpet, a phenomenally successful breeding whose offspring have placed in 20 championships. Other dogs have been top-producers on plantation hunting strings throughout the South.

Northwoods Prancer is a beautiful, evenly masked, orange-and-white female with a classic Elhew head. She is intelligent and has a wonderful disposition with a want-to-please attitude. Prancer is a focused hunter and handles easily at a medium range. She has a great nose, naturally backs and retrieves to hand with a soft mouth. For full details about Prancer, please view Current Generation Females.

Prancer is expected to be bred winter 2014. Puppies are $1,095. The entire litter is reserved.

Northwoods Grits x CH I’m Blue Gert 
Pedigree

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The opportunity to breed Dave and Rochel Moore’s champion Gert to the talented Grits is very exciting. These two should produce natural grouse dogs with the strength and stamina for any field conditions and make easy-to-live-with companions.

Northwoods Grits, at age two, is already a tremendous grouse dog. He has the potential to be as good as any in their string, including Blue Chief, Blue Shaquille and Northwoods Blue Ox. He has a handsome, blocky, evenly masked head and weighs 50 lbs. Grits has an excellent nose and a strong, powerful stride. For full details about Grits, please view Current Generation Males.

CH I’m Blue Gert is a 40-lb. female with a strongly muscled conformation that seems perfect for a grouse dog. Her body is white with light ticking but the deep orange on her handsome, blocky head nicely sets off a dark nose and eyes. Gert is a strong bird-finder, looks beautiful on point and has style, enthusiasm and verve that draws people in to root for her. Dave said, “Gert has zero quit. She’s always searching for a bird.” Gert is a 2XCH and 2X RU-CH in cover trials after her placement at the 2013 North Country Walking Shooting Dog Championship.

Gert is expected to be bred spring 2014. Puppies are $1,095. One female is available.

Northwoods Grits x Houston’s Belle’s Choice 
Pedigree

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In each of her three litters, Choice has produced outstanding, talented grouse dogs. This year Jerry and Betsy chose their up-and-coming male, Northwoods Grits. This will probably be the last litter from Choice.

Northwoods Grits, at age two, is already a tremendous grouse dog. He has the potential to be as good as any in their string, including Blue Chief, Blue Shaquille and Northwoods Blue Ox. He has a handsome, blocky, evenly masked head and weighs 50 lbs. Grits has an excellent nose and a strong, powerful stride. For full details about Grits, please view Current Generation Males.

Houston’s Belle’s Choice is an athletic, 42-lb., dog with an even mask. She has remarkable style in motion—smooth, graceful, light-footed and strong. Choice points with loftiness and is a natural backer. For full details about Choice, please view Current Generation Females.

Choice is expected to be bred spring 2014. Puppies are $1,095. The entire litter is reserved.

Blue Riptide x Northwoods Carly Simon 
Pedigree

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This will be the first litter for 2½ -year-old Carly and the second out of Riptide. Carly is a younger sister to proven producers Chablis and Chardonnay and just as talented. She should produce equally outstanding puppies.

Blue Riptide is an exceptional son of Blue Chief and Blue Blossom. He is a 52-lb, leggy, striking tri-color with an wonderful temperament. Like his sire, he naturally points, backs and retrieves. Riptide has had countless wild birds shot over his points and is a favored family pet as well. His first litter out of Blue Ghost produced excellent, natural grouse dogs with dispositions to die for.

Northwoods Carly Simon displays ideal conformation for a setter female—squarely built and leggy—and has an easy,  fluid gait. She weighs 39 lbs. and has a beautiful, evenly masked head. She is a strong bird finder, whether in the grouse woods of Minnesota, the Georgia piney woods or on the North Dakota prairie. Carly is a dream to handle and carries her tail high and straight whether hunting or pointing. Plus she has a tremendous disposition and gets along with other dogs or people. For full details about Carly, please view Current Generation Females.

Carly is expected to be bred spring 2014. Puppies are $1,095. The entire litter is reserved.

 

Puppy Slideshow:

She is handling quail great, listens well, handles to the front naturally and with little care, and backs some of the time. She is nice and calm in the house. Quotes End
~ Matt
Blue Shaquille x Snyder's Liz, Setter


The whole family loves her—she is the sweetest dog we have ever had. She is very calm in the house and will sit on your lap all day if you let her, but when you take her in the field she's a demon! Quotes End
~ Kevin
Northwoods Blue Ox x Northwoods Chablis, Setter


At only five months she’s really impressed me with her natural abilities. She’s already had some nice points on grouse; many, many points on woodcock. My compliments on your fantastic dogs and breeding program! Quotes End
~ Ron
Blue Riptide x Blue Ghost, Setter