We have been raising Gordon Setters and Llewellin Setters for the last five years. Our dogs range from 40 to 45 pounds. They have strong pointing and bird finding abilities and hunt hard in the field. Chad Hines (Willow Creek Kennels) took them to Texas hunting with over 100 bird finds a day. We currently have two Master Hunt test dogs. Both breeds are great family and house dogs.
Clearcut Dakota 2XBandit was not quite 2 when she received her Master Hunter. Probably the youngest Master Hunter Gordon Setter. She has a lot of get up and go and will run circles around our other dogs. She loves attention and can’t wait to be in the field. We are hoping to breed her in the spring to another Master Hunter Gordon Setter.
Molly (Duchess Pearl Molly) is our Llewellin Setter Master Hunter. She is registered in the Field Dog Stud Book as a Llewellin Setter and also registered as an AKC English Setter. Molly is four years old. She hunts up a storm and spends the rest of the time in the house. She is probably the first female Llewellin Setter to receive a Master Hunter. She had a litter of seven in 2012. All the puppies went to great hunting homes. There was a combination of black & white, tri’s, chestnuts and orange & white. We are waiting on the feedback if we will do a repeat breeding. We also have a new Llewellin stud dog in the making, Gunner. He is orange & white. He may be a future stud dog.
We also had a Master Hunting dog, Yogi. Yogi passed on September 10, 2011. We are fortunate to be able to have Yogi’s sister (Boo Boo) and brother (Bear) from another breeding from the same stud and dam. Bear received his Junior’s this year and Boo Boo came within one hunt test to received her Junior Hunt. We also have Bear and Boo Boo’s mom, Ahlee. She has gone into retirement. We also have Rama from the same litter as Yogi. We plan on taking him to hunt tests next year. Rama is available for stud service.
Last of all we want to thank Chad Hines of Willowcreek Kennels for the great 2011 year on a wonderful job training and putting AKC Master Hunters on Yogi, Dakota and Molly. This year Willow Creek Kennels trained Bear, Boo Boo, and Gunner. Also we want to thank Amber of Willow Creek Kennels for her help training and caring for our dogs. We would recommend Willowcreek Kennels highly to anyone that wants great trainers.