The English Setter has been my breed since early childhood. A medium sized dog with a pleasant temperament and a strong hunting passion. If you get a dog from proper working lines, there is a fairly good chance it will be born with natural instincts to hunt and set birds.
There can still be considerable differences from one country to another, or even within a country, from lines to lines, kennels to kennels. A huge factor to this is the type of hunting conducted, type of terrains and also how well adapted the field trials are as an instrument to measure the abilities of the gene pool, and through that assess the potential breeding dogs.
The quest to find and match breeding material to achieve better results, within all aspects of hunting abilities, movements, health and looks is my main interest. In addition of course to enjoy my days shooting over the dogs, whether it’s on upland game like grouse/ptarmigan, pheasant, partridge or quail, or a wider range including ducks, geese, turkeys and peacocks.
IR.FTCh The Blue Maestro, Woody’s grand-father.