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Looking for info on Llewellin Setters


Wayne Ek

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One of my son's is looking at a new gun dog and is interested in Llewellin Setters. He has hunted behind my Brit's and GWP's. He also owns his own GWP, who will be retiring in the next year, so he's looking for the next hunting companion. Neither of us know's anyone who has or currently owns a Llewellin, nor have we ever hunted behind one. So I'm looking for a little information on the breed. And any information on Houdini Kennels ( Houdini Llewelin Setters ) the kennel he is looking at purchasing a pup from. Thanks.

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I know of a kennel in my area that breeds them and swears by them. The kennel also raises english setters which is where my pups father is out of. Let me know if you want me to get the info for you. This breeder would for sure answer any questions that you would have.

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I've never seen one in person, but they sure look cool in the pictures that I have seen.

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Why Llewellin? whats wrong with a field bread setter???? Is your mind made up? Just a question....Only seen one once in a field trial, didn't have nearly the style of the field dogs..Is the fact that that they are closer working dogs the draw for you?

Some guys get wiemers or some other breed just because they saw one once or they look cool or they are not very common or what ever the reason....then realize the dog won't or can't do what they wan't it to do...I'm sure style is not important to you but the field dog will do everything the Llew will do.......good luck....uplander

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Uplander, it's my boy's choice. Like I've said he has hunted behind Wirehairs and Brits. Now he's looking for a different tail to hunt behind. No pun intended. grin.gif

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Llewellyn setters are wonderful dogs to hunt behind. I had one growing up and used it for grouse and pheasants. I got into duck hunting, got a lab, and have taken my parents Llewellyn setter out for ducks and, although not the intended bird, she did wonderful. They are a great breed and are great in the field and in the home. they are a little higher strung, but I like that in a hunting dog. I usually wear out before the dog does in the field. I swear by Llewellyn setters. They're also great with little kids around. The kids can pull on the ears and tail and the dog will NOT be bothered by it. E-mail me for info on the breeder that my parents and I went through. You can get pups that you can train yourself and starter dogs from him as well. Good Luck.

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Agape,

I am sorry that i misled you but the kennel I was telling you about has Gorden setters. I kind of here that a Liewellin is just a different strian if setter. Very similar to English or Gorden.

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I just hunted in North Dakota for the past week behind a llewellian. Just got back yesterday. This is my forth year hutning over one. I think I can give you a pretty good scoop.

They are very nice dogs. They hunt and ran hard. I would say they are a bit rangy for me, but I run a lab and am not used to that. I have hunted over two llewellians in the past 4 years and both of them have had really good noses and both were hunting machines. If I didnt duck hunt so much I would consider getting one. I don't know if it's a setter thing but both of them have been very picky eaters and had to have their food mixed with tuna or bland dog food to get them to eat as the trip wore on.

My buddy who has one is still driving back home to Boston but if you are intrested in seeing one work look up R&J's rooster ranch and follow the links. Randy and Greg own hoodini. They are right in Lonsdale and will run a couple of dogs for you.

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I don't know if it's a setter thing but both of them have been very picky eaters and had to have their food mixed with tuna or bland dog food to get them to eat as the trip wore on.


Definitely not a setter thing. Some dogs not matter what breed are just picky eaters. My experience with setters has been they will keeping until you stop feeding them. They have good appetites but I found they do have touchy stomachs and require the same brand of food day after day.

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