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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 4,400 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!  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.


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.  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.


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. 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.


PAINT RIVER’S RIPPLE LEVI

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Ripple is our smallest female at only 28 pounds. She makes a beautiful point with a wide range of styles and is a natural retriever. Her range average from under foot up to 100 yards with relatively frequent check-ins on the hunt every five minutes or so.  She is a hard charging zippy girl that motors through the grouse woods with tremendous quickness. She has excellent stamina, has terrific after the shot search work and is one of if not the best retriever we have here at PRL. 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!


PAINT RIVER’S MISSY LEVI

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Missy is a spectacular grouse dog. She has an exceptional nose, naturally points and retrieves. She hunts underfoot to 60 yards out, most often 20-50 yards. She checks in every couple minutes and hunts for the gun. She’s unbelievably light on her feet. Missy’s hunt style is  very cat-like and may stalk and point in closer to the bird to set up a shot opportunity. Missy is a real love bug and a joy in the home. Just a real gentle nature about her. Missy has a very soft mouth when handling birds.


PAINT RIVER’S STELLA LEVI

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Stella is a phenomenal grouse dog. Quality nose, naturally points, backs, and retrieves. She hunts underfoot to 75 yards out, most often 30-50 yards. She checks in every few minutes and hunts for the gun nicely. She has a beautiful gait and moves smooth through the grouse woods. A very true dog, if she goes on point the bird is usually going to flush soon thereafter. Stella has that special Llewellin sweetness to her and she a real gentle marshmallow.  Stella has a very soft mouth when handling birds. Just a pleasure in every respect.


PAINT RIVER’S TWIX LEVI

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Twix is a terrific pup born February 2018 out of Widget by Chippewa. Tremendous talent! Great natural point and retrieve. All photos from when she is under 5 months of age. She will need to have her first grouse season and hip certs but this little llew I anticipate playing a huge roll in the years to come! Stay tuned on Twix!!!