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PAINT RIVER’S WIDGET LEVI

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Widget is a very, very special Llewellin setter. This breed is known for their intelligence well this dog is the most intelligent dog I have owned in my life and one of the most intelligent I have ever seen!! Coming from a person who has owned over 30 dogs and trained over 4,300 dogs…. you get where I’m coming from. Her problem-solving ability is ridiculously amazing. She’s very stylish and has a huge ego!! This dog is truly a talker, to me a sign of a smart hunting dog most of the time. She can talk to you all day long especially when you get home from work or going on the hunt. Widget is a cuddle bug in the bed and is just plain awesome! She has an excellent PennHip rating with D.I.’s (distraction index) at .42 and .45!  Widget weighs 42 pounds. Her natural ability is super— pointing, honoring and so connected to the handler while hunting, the synergy is incredible. She checks in with her handler every two to three minutes. She is deadly in the Northwoods.  Widget hunts under foot to 60 yards from her handler. She has good stamina and great pacing.  This dog has wowed every person that has ever seen her hunt. Amazing cautiousness on grouse very few birds get the jump on her.  Star quality is an understatement with this girl! She is a proven producer of fine upland bird dogs on a variety of species.

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PAINT RIVER’S PIXEL LEVI

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Pixel is a wonderful dog all-around. I call her my primal girl. She lives and breathes her instincts. If she is not in the house she is up at the pigeon lofts hunting, pointing, stalking birds all the time. She is the most patient hunter. Her points are beautiful and she enjoys and savers every moment of every day. She’s a very nesty dog that loves to den in the house and settle in quietly. Her determination is something to be admired by all hunters and bird dogs. Pixel has excellent stamina and drive. She works under foot to 90 yards from the handler depending upon the cover. Hunts at a beautiful lope with a lot of grace. Her PennHip ratings are excellent with both D.I.’s (distraction index) at .41 and .39!  Pixel weighs 46 pounds. One of the pictures above is of her pointing a grouse in a dense aspen stand after an hour of working hard at 50 days pregnant, if that’s not a hard core beautiful working dog then I don’t know what is. When I think about Pixel I think of a classic hunting-family dog. She’s a real gem. Solid grouse and woodcock dog. She is a proven producer of fine upland bird dogs on a variety of species.

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PAINT RIVER’S OMIIMII LEVI

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Omiimii is such a little love. I’m over the moon about this little Llew.  This orange belton female weighs in at 30 pounds, has a quality PennHip rating  with D.I.’s (distraction index) being .27 and .52.  She was a very early developer. Omi was staunchly holding her points naturally from Day One. She’s a bird finding machine. Omi hunts hard and fast but can do it for many hours. This little fireball has fantastic stamina.  She is my most heat tolerant breeding female as well. Omi is also my Llew that loves the water more than any other.  Always one of my go-to girls when taking people out with me. I personally, love Llews on the smaller side, I find they get leg injuries in the grouse woods far less frequently. She’s my only Llewellin that has yet to need a bandage in the wilds of the UP hunting Ruffed Grouse, yet she hunts as long and hard as everyone else.  She points, honors, tracks and pins in birds naturally working from under foot to 70 yards out from the handler.

Training dogs professionally full time I see 40-50 dogs and their owners every week. This is the dog that every one of my students wants to take home with them. Sweetness is the world’s greatest understatement when describing this little girl’s personality and connection to people. She is a proven producer of fine upland bird dogs on a variety of species.

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PAINT RIVER’S JOLENE LEVI

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Jolene is an incredibly well put together Llewellin. Fantastic muscle, terrific smooth dense coat with an intense point. She has the best PennHip rating of the pack with her D.I.’s (distraction index) being .23 and .25!  Jo’s personality is that of the classic setter, sweet, friendly, easy in the home and just a wonderful dog all around when not in the field. She’s one birdy girl. Jolene’s natural range in the grouse woods is within bell range at all times.

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PAINT RIVER’S RIPPLE LEVI

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This is Ripple, our newest addition to the breeding program! Very exciting! She had her first grouse season in the U.P. this Fall 2016. At only five to six months old she did an amazing job with over twenty grouse points and retrieved seven of eight ruffs to hand. Many woodcock points were made to really help a young dog develop. Ripple is our tiny girl that is only 28 pounds. She makes a beautiful point and is a natural retriever. Her range average is around 60 to 70 yards with frequent check-ins on the hunt every few minutes. I have big hopes for this kid next season! She has all the potential to be a breeding dog here at PRL. Ripple has had her PennHip certifaction and elbows checked with fantastic ratings on her D.I.’s (distraction index) at .35 and .38!  Lets not forget! She is a daughter out of two of PRL’s very best— Omiimii by Duncan from The Waters Litter!  Keep an eye on this little llew!