Bird Dog Hill

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English Springer Spaniels

Our first love was the English Springer Spaniel. They are the most loving and loyal dog a person could ever ask for! We have two male Springers: Huck and Cletus. We have 9 girls:

Blacky - black & white

Sadie - black & white

Riley - liver & white

Maggie - liver & white tri

Lady - liver & white tri

Sierra - liver & white

Rosie - Black tri roan

Sophie - Liver & white

Annie - Liver tri color

All of our Springers are AKC registered

————————Temperament ————————

  • English Springer Spaniels are sociable, even-tempered, friendly, and gentle dogs that are wonderful with children.
  • They are known for their willing, obedient, intelligent, playful, energetic, and skillful natures. 
  • They are cheerful and will meet anyone with a happy wagging tail.
  • Springers like to be around people as much as possible, and may get themselves into trouble if left alone for too long.
  • They do well with other pets, with one notable exception: birds (they are natural bird hunters).
  • They love the water and are notorious for getting themselves wet and muddy. Springers need guidance and a soft,
  • firm hand in training to prevent them from becoming destructive or overactive.

———————— Height and Weight ————————

  • Adult males tend to be 19-21 inches tall and weigh around 45-55 pounds.
  • Adult females are generally 18-20 inches tall and weigh about 35-45 pounds.

———————— Living Conditions and Exercise ————————

  • The English Springer Spaniel dog breed can do very well in an apartment setting as long as they receive sufficient exercise.
  • They adapt well to city or town life, and are mostly inactive inside.
  • Dogs enjoy as much exercise as you can give them and are happiest if they have the chance to play and run off-leash.
  • They love to swim and retrieve, and need at least a long daily walk to stay healthy.

 

———————— Life Expectancy ————————

  • Well-cared for dogs can be expected to live 12-14 years.



English Setters

Our Setters are highly intelligent and devoted pets. They come from a very strong hunting line including Smith Setters, Grouse Ridge, and Still Meadows.

We have one male, Still Meadows Chimp, son of the renowned 6X grouse Champion, CH Stillmeadows Jim, arguably the best all time grouse champion.

Our girls:

1 - Lily

2 - Cider

3 - Callie

4 - Opal

5 - Ruby

Our Setters are registered through the Field Dog Stud Book Registry.

The Field Dog Stud Book is the oldest purebred dog registry in the United States, having started registrations in and currently maintaining records from 1874. The Field Dog Stud Book currently registers around 5,000 litters each year and has registered several million dogs. In addition to registration the FDSB maintains the results of DNA testing of dogs to promote genetic health.

The Field Dog Stud Book focuses on dogs breds to perform in the field. This stud book is affiliated with the field trial magazine "The American Field" which is the oldest continuously published sporting dog journal in the U.S. Our setter puppies can also be dual registered with the AKC.


———————— Temperament ————————

  • English Setters are gentle, friendly, placid dogs that are both mild mannered and sensitive.
  • They love affection and are excellent with children. Lively and enthusiastic outdoors,
  • they tend to be calm and inactive indoors.
  • This breed gets along very well with other dogs. They like to wander and are good jumpers and diggers.
  • Field types are more active and require more stimulation than show types.

———————— Height and Weight ————————

  • Adult males tend to be 24-27 inches tall and weigh around 55-80 pounds.
  • Adult females are generally 23-26 inches tall and weigh about 45-70 pounds.

———————— Living Conditions and Exercise ————————

  • The English Setter dog breed does best with an average-sized yard, and is not recommended for apartment living.
  • These energetic dogs need daily long walks and time to run free in a fenced-yard if possible.
  • Under-exercised dogs will become difficult and restless.

———————— Life Expectancy ————————

  • Well-cared for dogs can be expected to live 10-12 years.



Labrador Retrievers

Our Labs are extremely loyal and friendly to all! They enjoy retrieving in the yard for fun as well as in the field and water for sport. But they also love snuggling up to watch a movie by the fire. 

Our males are: 

Jasper (retired), Jay Jay (Yellow - Jasper's son), and Moose (chocolate).

Our females are:

Chloe (black), Sandy (cream), Cocoa (chocolate), Fudge (chocolate), and Willow (chocolate). 

They are all loving house pets as well as superb hunters. 

They are all AKC registered and are in premium health.

———————— Temperament ————————

  • Labrador Retrievers are responsive, friendly, non-aggressive, and intelligent.
  • They are outgoing, eager to please, and enjoyable.
  • The Labrador Retriever's temperament makes it one of the most popular dogs in America.
  • They are docile, playful and have an all-around pleasing demeanor.
  • They are alert, but are too friendly for guarding.
  • They love the water and love to carry things in their mouths.
      They are excellent with children of all ages.
  • They are devoted to their family and pleasing them.
  • Excellent playmates. They get along with almost anyone.
    Special Skills: Field sports dog, guide for blind, drugs search dog, family pet, and others.                  
  •  Watch-dog: High. Labradors are very alert and attune to their surroundings, and will let you know what is going on.
    Guard-dog: Medium - Low. They will evaluate a potential threat, but they are still quite friendly to all.

———————— Height and Weight ————————

  • Adult males tend to be 22-25 inches tall and weigh around 65-80 pounds.
  • Adult females are generally 21-24 inches tall and weigh about 55-70 pounds.

———————— Living Conditions and Exercise ————————

  •  Labrador Retrievers need plenty of exercise and should not be kept in a locked space.
  • Minimum light brushing of the Labrador Retriever's coat every once in a while will keep it in great shape.
  • Labrador Retrievers needs daily contact.
  • The Labrador Retriever also loves vigorous exercise including swimming.
  •  Labrador Retriever puppies are easy to raise and train and should be introduced to people at an early age.
  • Beware of overfeeding your Labrador Retriever as it is easy for them to become lazy and obese.
  •  Labrador Retrievers are happiest out in the countryside, but will adapt to an urban environment with a 
  • fenced yard when sufficient exercise is given.
  • Labrador Retrievers are active and enjoy human interaction.
  • The owner of a Labrador Retriever needs to be able to spend time to exercise, train and play with them.
  • They can become obese if not exercised regularly.
  • The best owner for this breed would be an active family living in a rural or suburban environment.

———————— Life Expectancy ————————

  • Well-cared for dogs can be expected to live 10-14 years.
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