It had been a few years since we hunted behind a gundog. We decided
We were a
we wanted. But we knew we wanted a Dual-Type dog that hunted close, and has a strong desire to hunt for you, and
not for himself. It was also important that he be a calm house companion, that
was good with kids &
After alot of
research, we decided to go with the English Setter. We really liked what we saw
in the Classic, Ryman/Old Hemlock type of dog.
dog we had
In 2007, we bought our second pup Maggie, from
Stevens Classic Setters, and she is a joy to have. These dogs are
not just working partners in the field, but are members of our family. We
feel very fortunate to have them in our lives.
Our Goals are:
To produce easy to train dogs that are "naturals"
in the field, and calm & quiet in the house
Retain the genetic purity of the Ryman and Old
Produce pups that hunt close and require
very little handling-no yelling, no whistling, no harsh discipline
you with a
Produce dogs with sound bodies & minds
Lastly, some good friends, who know and love this breed, once said,
for a dog