Please visit all pages on our website to become familiar with our dogs, program, pricing, & purchase forms. PRS looks forward to welcoming you into our family.
PAINT RIVER SETTERS VIDEOS
MEET DUCA! OUR NEWEST STUD FROM ITALY! VISIT OUR SIRES PAGE AND SCROLL DOWN TO SEE AND HEAR MORE ABOUT DUCA!
THE WARREN WAY TRAINING SERIES
WITH KYLE WARREN OF PRS
Join Kyle in helping you learn how to raise your bird dog pup! We are committed to seeing that all our pups succeed. Having trained over 4,400 dogs and 3,500 people in his career—— Kyle brings over two decades of professionally training dogs to his new puppy family. Learn the best way to raise your soft intelligent bird dog. We are here for you every step of the way! Now over 200 videos in the library as of January 2023.
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PRS VIMEO ON DEMAND SERIES
PODCAST SHOWS: GET TO KNOW KYLE OF PRS
SETTER TALK PODCAST: KYLE SHARES HIS LIFE EXPERIENCE WITH DOGS AND TALKS ABOUT THE GROUSE DOGS HE HAS COME TO HAVE.
SETTER TALK PODCAST: KYLE BREAKS DOWN HIS TWO CATEGORIES OF BIRD DOGS TRUE DOGS & TRACKING DOGS.
PROJECT UPLAND PODCAST: KYLE TALKS ABOUT GROUSE DOGS, GROUSE HUNTING, AND WHAT PRL IS ALL ABOUT.
THE BIRD CAMP PODCAST: ABOUT THE UPBRINGING OF PRL, THE PROGRAM AND GROUSE DOGS.
GUN DOG IT YOURSELF PODCAST: PART 1 – KYLE DIVES DEEP INTO TRACKING STYLE DOGS FROM A – Z.
GUN DOG IT YOURSELF PODCAST: PART 2 – KYLE DIVES INTO TRACKING STYLE DOGS FROM A – Z.
BIRD SHOT PODCAST: PART 1 — KYLE EXPLAINS SCENT THEORY & BEHAVIOR AND APPLIES IT TO OUR BIRD DOGS.
BIRD SHOT PODCAST: PART 2 — TYPES OF DOGS AND RELOCATING, GROUSE HUNTING WITH WEATHER/HABITAT, & DEVELOPING PUPPIES.
WINGMEN PODCAST: TALKING UPLAND HUNTING AND SETTERS
WESTERN HUNTING HUB PODCAST: TALKING DOGS AMD HUNTING
SETTER TALES PODCAST: LLEWELLINS, HUNTING & TRAINING
SETTER TALK PODCAST: ANDREA CAVAGLIA— FILM MAKER, BIG GAME HUNTER & SETTERMAN. KYLE ON THE DUCA STORY!
SETTER TALK PODCAST: JOHN PYNE—TRAVELING WINGSHOOTER & BIRD DOG ENTHUSIAST
RESERVING A PUP
All current puppies and planned breedings are listed on this page. Please read and scroll down ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. We are always accepting reservations on current and future litters. A nonrefundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve a Paint River Setter puppy.
All Paint River puppy purchasers are required to purchase the PRS Vimeo On Demand video series prior to bringing home their pup. Whether this is your first bird dog or tenth bird dog it’s requirement to purchase a PRS pup. We want to insure that every step is taken by us to help your puppy succeed not just in our efforts in our breeding program but in our raising program. This video series must be purchased when your pup is 2 weeks old. This will allow you time to become familiar with the PRS program with The Warren Way, prior to your pups arrival.
CLIENT SALE POLICY
All PRS puppy owners must own their own home, have a fenced in yard (physical or electric) and have their PRS pup live indoors with them as a family companion.
OUR BUYERS ARE FAMILIES THAT ARE LOOKING FOR A LOVING FAMILY COMPANION THAT HAS EXCELLENT BIRD DOG POTENTIAL ON WILD BIRDS. WE DO NOT SELL TO HOMES WHO INTEND TO BREED OR COMPETE UNLESS THEY ARE A PART OF THE PRS PROGRAM.
DUE TO THE SOFT INTELLIGENT NATURE OF OUR SETTERS— PRS PROHIBITS THE USE OF FLANK COLLARS IN TRAINING STEADINESS AND CLASSIC FORCED FETCHING METHODS ON OUR PUPPIES IN THEIR DEVELOPMENT.
THESE TRAINING METHODS WORK WELL COLLECTIVELY FOR MANY BREEDS AND TYPES WHEN DONE PROPERLY. HOWEVER, CERTAIN LINES OF SETTERS, INCLUDING OURS, THAT HAVE A SOFTNESS AND VARIABLE TRACKING/STALKING/POINT STYLE DO NOT DO WELL WITH CERTAIN TRAINING TECHNIQUES.
WE BREED SETTERS THAT WILL STALK AND SET AT TIMES. FLANK COLLARS STAND THE POTENTIAL TO DISALLOW OUR SETTERS TO BE SETTERS TO A DEGREE. WE WANT TO INSURE THAT ALL OUR BUYERS ARE ENCOURAGING THEIR PUP TO BE WHAT WE HAVE BRED THEM TO BE.
ALL PRS puppies depart the week they turn 8 weeks old. Official pick up date is determined when the puppies are 2 weeks old. At that time clients can make their arrangements to pick up their puppies. Puppies must be picked up in person. Therefore travel options are by plane and flying with pup home in cabin or driving out to PRS homestead and back. Selection occurs 2-3 days prior to pup departure.
OUR HEALTH GUARANTEE
Our setter puppies receive several dewormings, and usually have had one vaccine depending upon age at the time of pick up. Paint River provides a three-year health guarantee, providing you follow our health and replacement puppy guidelines, on any congenital diseases that visibly impact the dog’s health.
COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH SCREENINGS
We use Embark Veterinary (click on this link to learn some more) the leading advanced DNA testing company in the country. Embark Veterinary is a research partner with the university of Cornell. Our Breeder Kit tests for many different genetic disorders, inbreeding coefficients, genetic relatedness for mean kinships, cross referencing levels and locations of homozygosity and much more! All PRS breeding dogs undergo this DNA testing in addition to vet exams for overall total body health for heart,eyes,and hips.
PLANNING FOR A PUP
The our breeding season typically consists of puppies being born every year between November and May. Our puppy owners need to be prepared to pick up their new little buddy between January and July. Sometimes mother nature doesn’t like to play according to our plans but we do our best to have puppies during this time period to keep the flow of training and hunting season streamline for life here in the Northwoods.
Whether you are ready now or in a few years it’s never too early to plan for your next puppy! We often have a waiting list for our puppies. Wait times depend upon number of litters, litter sizes and ratio of male to female puppies with how they stack up to current reservations. It can be hard to predict but the best time to plan for your next hunting family partner is now, regardless of the timetable.
You will find the girls in our program on the Dams page. Please review all bios on the females and review all info on this home page. We look forward to reviewing your puppy application and connecting!
PUPPY PURCHASE INFO
Please visit the Purchases Forms page and review the deposit contract, sales contract and health guarantee.
Paint River Setters standard current cash puppy purchase price is $2,000 (for puppies 8 weeks of age) plus the video training series. The balance of the purchase price is due upon pick up. Puppy pick up is at our home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The PRS Vimeo On Demand series — THE WARREN WAY, must be purchased when your setter pup is 2 weeks of old. The current price for an annual subscription to the entire library is $499. Once purchased you must select “Receive Updates,” which is the blue button for proof of purchase and to get newly added videos during your subscription period. Email PRL a copy of your Vimeo series receipt. Thank you. (CLICK HERE FOR PRS VIMEO SERIES).
Individual litters will sometimes have a different cost per puppy based on which sires and dams are used or due to logistics to make certain pairings happen. At the time you place your deposit you will know the anticipated purchase price from that litter. In the event we need to raise our puppy purchase price when you have a reservation you are responsible for the most current price on our pups.
Sometimes we need to raise our prices to ensure giving the dogs the best possible care when our expenses increase or if there are additional funds required for the logistics to make a particular breeding occur.
You are welcome to have your non-refundable deposit refunded strictly due to this reason as we would never force you into a contract not knowing your financial obligation.
SETTER TALK PODCAST HOSTED BY KYLE OF PRS
Join Kyle Warren of Paint River, the host of the Setter Talk podcast! Setter Talk is available for listening on ALL podcast listening platforms. Listeners get to sit down with Kyle while he talks all things setters bringing a wealth of knowledge to the show from across the country! Take a listen! Learn and enjoy!