Please visit all pages on our website to become familiar with our dogs, program, pricing, & purchase forms. PRL looks forward to welcoming you into our family.
2022 PRL GROUSE DOG CLINICS
Late summer every year prior to the hunting season PRL host a couple grouse dog clinics. These workshops teach dog owners how to be the best dog handler & hunter with their grouse dog in the Northwoods. We cover all the necessary skills for both dog and human: navigation, reading your dog, scent theory & behavior, grouse habitat & behavior, hunt strategy, essential obedience and trouble shooting all specific problems that you and your dog have as a hunting team. Space is limited as we like to keep participation small enough so all people attending are observing ALL the other dog teams at the clinic. It’s an intense three day event that will put you and your dog in the best position possible to succeed this fall! Making every hunt a successful hunt with or without any birds in the bag! Email us today for more information. All breeds and all ages from five months old and up are welcome to attend.
PRL GIRLS DEMO SPRING 2020
PRL GIRLS DEMO SPRING 2021
Join PRL 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 2021.
PODCAST SHOWS: GET TO KNOW KYLE OF PRL
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 Llewellin Setter puppy.
All PRL puppy purchasers are required to purchase the PRL 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 PRL 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 4 weeks old. This will allow you time to become familiar with the PRL program prior to your pups arrival.
PRL CLIENT SALE POLICY
All PRL puppy owners must own their own home, have a fenced in yard (physical or electric) and have their PRL 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 PRL PROGRAM.
DUE TO THE SOFT INTELLIGENT NATURE OF OUR SETTERS— PRL 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 PRL 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 PRL homestead and back. Selection occurs 2-3 days prior to pup departure.
PRL HEALTH GUARANTEE
Our Llewellin puppies have their 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
PRL uses 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 PRL 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 PRL breeding season typically consists of puppies being born every year between November and May. PRL 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 Llewellin Setters current cash puppy purchase price is $1,900 (for puppies 8 weeks of age). The balance of the purchase price is due upon pick up. Puppy pick up is at our home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The PRL Vimeo On Demand series must purchased when your PRL pup is 4 weeks of age. The current price for an annual subscription to the entire library is $399. 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 PRL VIMEO SERIES).
Individual litters will sometimes have a different cost per puppy. 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.
If there is a price increase it would likely occur when the stud is selected. 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. Thank you.
SETTER TALK PODCAST HOSTED BY KYLE OF PRL
Join Kyle Warren of PRL, 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!