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Blue Wing Kennel offers class bird dogs for the discriminating client. We live and hunt in South Dakota on the prairie uplands and potholes. Our pointing and flushing dogs are hunted extensively for pheasants, prairie chickens, and sharp-tail grouse, with occasional hunts for quail, Hungarian partridge, and ruffed grouse, whereas our retrieving dogs return dozens of ducks and geese as millions of these birds migrate over our home in the middle of the Central Flyway each fall. Our dogs hunt 100% wild birds, and 90% on public land. This type of hunting is challenging, and provides the ideal setting to evaluate our dogs. Our dogs are proven in the field and the blind prior to entering out breeding program. Our breeding program focuses on the following traits:

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NATURAL ABILITY

A dog must seek out and intelligently work likely cover. They must adapt to the birds and situation. For example, running pheasants must be worked smartly and sometimes aggressively, whereas a covey of sharptails will tolerate no pressure.

TEMPERAMENT

Trainability and stability. Dogs that are of sound temperament, willing, and eager to work and train.

ENDURANCE

Physical stamina to endure varied hunting conditions including terrain, temperature and cover.

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Erskine

Erskine is one of the classiest Llewellin Setters we’ve known. He is long-legged and lithe, and he has a high, straight tail on point. He is the quintessential tri-color setter with a dark full mask and handsome top knot.

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Jeb

Jeb is a statuesque English Pointer, with a playful temperament. He is the perfect combination of size and stature with muscle to spare. He can’t help but catch your eye with his clean white coat and high cracking tail as he streaks across the prairie like a bolt of white lightning.

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Tuff

Tuff is the epitome of a gritty bird dog, and he is a well-framed Llewellin Setter. He is a heavily ticked chestnut tri-color with a dark full mask and handsome top knot.

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Gertrude

Gertie is a strong, athletic Llewellin Setter, with an affectionate temperament. She is deep-chested with a wide stance in her front legs, giving her plenty of room to run. She is a classic tri-color belton, and she has a high, straight tail on point.

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Penny

Penny is a Llewellin Setter that covers the uplands with class, and she loves to go to work. She is petite, but her deep chest and broad stance in the front give her incredible speed. 

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Sky

Sky is a classy Llewellin Setter, with a serious, calm temperament. She has good size and holds her head high. She is a unique chestnut tri-color belton, with a half mask and a high, straight tail on point.

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Our retrieving dogs return dozens of ducks and geese as millions of these birds migrate over our home in the middle of the Central flyway each fall.

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Rob

Rob typifies the British Labrador Retriever with impeccable line manners and handsome good looks. He has one of the winninest British lab pedigrees in North America, and he really came into his own when we began running hunt tests in 2018. 

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Liz

Liz is a classy British Labrador Retriever with an affectionate temperament. She is petite with a proportionate feminine head and an otter-like tail