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.

Listed below are litters planned for 2015. This is a unique year in that both pointer dams and all three setter dams are sisters. The two pointer females are littermates out of CH Westfall’s Black Ice x Northwoods Prancer while the three setters are from successive litters of the extraordinary nick, Blue Shaquille x Houston’s Belle’s Choice.

CH Rock Acre Blackhawk x Northwoods Vixen  Pedigree

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Northwoods Bird Dogs is excited about the opportunity to go to Blackhawk, an outstanding pointer of years past, and grateful to Sunnyhill Farm in Tallahassee, owner of Blackhawk’s frozen semen. This is Vixen’s second litter—her first by CH Elhew G Force produced outstanding grouse dogs.

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 bred to, he has the ability to improve the progeny and especially when bred to Elhew lines. Blackhawk produces incredible, 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 leggy, 40-lb. dog with the sort of sharp intelligence apparent in her eyes. Her coloration is black/orange with a dark nose. She has an even mask and her body is pure white. Vixen is a dream to have in the house and gets along well with any dog. She is hard-hunting and handles easily, backs naturally and retrieves. She is beautiful to watch in the fields and woods—whether in motion or on point, intense and stylish. She has pointed wild birds from northern Minnesota to southern Georgia.  Vixen is out of CH Westfall’s Black Ice x Northwoods Prancer, a stellar, all-female litter whether outside as wild bird dogs or inside the house. For full details about Vixen, please view Current Generation Females.

Vixen is expected to be bred in December. Puppies are $1,495.

Northwoods Blue Ox x Northwoods Chablis  Pedigree

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This breeding will be the fourth time—with good reason—Betsy and Jerry have paired Ox and Chablis. This is a true “nick.” Puppies from the 2011 litter are now proven grouse dogs and two subsequent litters have produced outstanding bird dogs. All 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 hunts hard but will adapt to the cover and handle to the hunter. He is accurate and intense on point, backs and naturally retrieves. He is a strong bird finder with an exceptional nose and has been hunted on ruffed grouse, woodcock, sharp-tailed grouse, pheasants, Mearns quail and bobwhite quail. Ox has a great disposition—calm, sweet and easy-going. He has been a key dog in the grouse guiding string since the age of two. He has produced remarkable offspring including his sons Northwoods Grits and Northwoods Parmigiano who look to be sires for the next generation. For full details about Ox, please view Current Generation Males.

Northwoods Chablis weighs 38 lbs. and has a mostly white body with a spot at the base of her tail. She has dark, lively eyes and an attractive marking by her right eye. Chablis is owned by a client of Northwoods Bird Dogs who proclaims she is one of his best on ruffed grouse and woodcock. Chablis was early-maturing; she found and handled many grouse her first season. She hunts hard, handles and is staunch. Chablis is line bred to Houston and inherited his intense style and loftiness on point. For full details about Chablis, please view Current Generation Females.

Chablis is expected to be bred in February. Puppies are $1,295.

Northwoods Grits x Northwoods Carly Simon  Pedigree

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The litter pairs two of the best setter lines of Northwoods Bird Dogs. Grits is out of Northwoods Blue Ox x Northwoods Chablis (see above) and Carly is a daughter of famed Blue Shaquille x Houston’s Belle’s Choice. Both Grits and Carly are three years old and proven wild bird dogs.

Northwoods Grits is already a tremendous young grouse dog with 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 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 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, even-masked head. Carly is a strong bird finder, whether in the grouse woods of Minnesota, the Georgia piney woods or on the North Dakota prairie. She is a dream to handle and carries her tail high and straight whether hunting or pointing. She has a sweet disposition and gets along well with other dogs and people. At three years of age, she has become a go-to dog in the grouse guiding string. For full details about Carly, please view Current Generation Females.

Carly is expected to be bred in January. Puppies are $1,295.

CH Elhew G Force x Northwoods Fallset Timber  Pedigree 

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This breeding combines top individuals from consistently talented litters—CH Rockacre Black Hawk x Elhew Katie Lee, CH Fibber McGee x Magic Carpet, CH Westfall’s Black Ice x Northwoods Prancer—which increases the odds of outstanding offspring. This concept is a cornerstone of the breeding philosophy of Northwoods Bird Dogs.

CH Elhew G Force is a handsome, liver-and-white male now three years old. He has a kind disposition and always takes his biscuit treats 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. Two previous litters by G Force have shown wonderful personalities, excellent instincts and a strong natural tendency to point wild birds.

Northwoods Fallset Timber is a beautiful, 47-lb., evenly masked female with a tremendous disposition. She is owned by a long-time bird hunter who hunts her extensively on ruffed grouse and woodcock as well as sharp-tailed grouse, bobwhite quail and pheasant. Timber was easy to train, no doubt in part to her want-to-please attitude. She lives in the house with two other female pointers and gets along well with everyone—dog or person.

Timber is expected to be bred in December. Puppies are $1,295.

Northwoods Blue Ox x Northwoods Troy McClure  Pedigree

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This will be the first litter for young McClure but one of many where Ox has been bred to a McClure sister—for she is a younger sister to proven dams Chablis, Chardonnay and Carly and just as talented. She should produce outstanding puppies.

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 hunts hard but will adapt to the cover and handle to the hunter. He is accurate and intense on point, backs and naturally retrieves. He is a strong bird finder with an exceptional nose and has been hunted on ruffed grouse, woodcock, sharp-tailed grouse, pheasants, Mearns quail and bobwhite quail. Ox has a great disposition—calm, sweet and easy-going. He has been a key dog in the grouse guiding string since the age of two. He has produced remarkable offspring including his sons Northwoods Grits and Northwoods Parmigiano who look to be sires for the next generation. For full details about Ox, please view Current Generation Males.

Northwoods Troy McClure is a beautifully made, evenly masked, tricolor that weights 38 lbs. Like all her sibling out of Blue Shaquille and Houston’s Belle’s Choice, McClure is a natural when it comes to finding and pointing ruffed grouse. She pointed more than her share during her first season and continued to do so in training. She is naturally staunch on point and backs. McClure is owned by a client and lives in the house with two other dogs. She has a wonderful disposition and gets along well with everyone.

McClure is expected to be bred in March. Puppies are $1,295.

 

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