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About Bonasa Brook Llewellins


To Whelp on or about March 12, 2014

Third breeding of our fine Bondhu/Wind'em Dam BONASA BROOK DIXIE


Our Premier Bondhu/Wind'em BONASA BROOK BOB


Dixie is a muscular 50 lb. athletic, easy handling, close working bird hunting machine afield, with a very lovable temperament at home --- She lives to hunt for the hunter. Dixie is a grouse and woodcock hunter's dream.....hunting close in the grouse timber and maintaining contact with the hunter.

Bob is a nice proportioned, strong hunting 52 lbs. bird demon afield and an affectionate, well-mannered buddy in the home. Bob is an enthusiastic, easily trained natural hunter. He is a tri-color with black and chestnut ticking, works with tons of style, at close range, and points with a nice high tail, but has been known to freeze instantly in whatever position he might be in when the scent hits his nose. He has beautiful conformation and speed and is a natural close worker.

Parents 100% DNA Certified FDSB Llewellin Setters
All puppies will have an initial health check-up and dewclaws removed by a Veterinarian. They will have their first worming at 2 weeks old, and will have their second and third worming at 4 and 6 weeks. They will have their first puppy vaccinations at 6 weeks old, and will have their second health check-up at that time. We will not knowingly sell an unhealthy puppy. In the event that a congenital defect manifests itself within two years, the affected puppy will be replaced with the next available litter.We are expecting a great litter from this pairing. Both Dam and Sire are proven, outstanding bird hunters, and both have excellent temperament, are very biddable, and possess desirable social manners. They represent the epitome of our goal to produce excellent gundogs that are loyal companions.
A waiting list has been established, by sex, on a first come basis, although we reserve the option of the right of first pick. Contact us with your choice of male or female and a $150 deposit to secure your placement on that list. When a successful mating has occurred we will contact you with the opportunity to reserve your pick with an additional $100 deposit. $600 for both male and female. Air transport is available for additional charges at prevailing rates, commercial land delivery available at prevailing rates, and personal delivery for a nominal fee. Only in the event that we are unable, for whatever reason, to fulfill your puppy request, your deposit will be immediately returned.

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Llewellin Setter
Additional Services
Training, Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Jim Thomas
22820 Co. Hwy. 28,
Kewanee, Illinois 61443
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Testimonials (8)
Submitted by: Russ Keinath on Aug 16, 2010
Jim , just a brief note to let you know how happy we are with Rockieand Rex. Both are doing very well in every way. My local trainer boarded them for a week and was very impressed. I am looking forward to many great years with them. thanks again , Russ
Submitted by: Alan Trebs on Jul 08, 2010
I’ve read the testimonials that have already been posted, and I can tell you, everything that has been said is true, and then some. I have been known each other for over 30 years. I got my first Setter, Gus, from Jim some time back, when I was hunting Illinois’ public hunting areas and my work schedule allowed me to do a lot of it. Gus had an unbelievable nose. If there was one bird in the field, he found it. If the birds were running, he would run out and around them, then work them back towards me, and retrieve when the bird was shot. Not training but innate ability exposed to a lot of birds. Coming from Jim’s family to mine, Gus readily accepted the attention of my children and the neighborhood children. Gus moved on to better pheasant fields many years ago.When Jim told us Tess was going to have a litter in 2008, my wife decided it was time for another setter. Bob entered our lives that June. Our children have grown and moved out, but there is our Lab, Ahab, and cat, Francis. All live together like children, in relative harmony. Bob made his first weeklong grouse hunt in October of that year. A lot of hot scent trails, but no birds to show for all the puppy’s effort. This year, Bob went on his second grouse hunt. More hot scent. We got a number of birds up, and to Bob’s delight, I managed to bring a couple of birds down. Bob hunts hard, daily in the field around my house. Only Bob and God know what he hunts. I live too far south in Illinois for pheasant, and the land is more suitable to deer and turkey. Even so, Bob shows all the potential to be every bit as good as Gus. Listening to Jim talk about reports he gets about the progress of all the dogs, they are all Gus class. Some even better.
Submitted by: Chad Sinnett on Jul 08, 2010
Submitted by Chad from Wisconsin

Hi Jim I just checked your website because I remembered that you where going to have a litter. I just wanted to give you an update on Hunter. He did an excellent job this year hunting. I probably bagged 35 woodcock and about 10 grouse behind him, and we only got up north three times to hunt grouse .He really is turning out to be an excellent hunting dog, and of course he is just an awesome dog with a one of a kind personality. Thanks for selling me a great dog. Ill keep you updated and try to get you some pics next year.
Submitted by: Jan and Nick Finamore on Aug 30, 2009
I would give Jim and Heide Thomas more than 5 stars if I could. Christmas Eve '08 our beloved English Setter died. She was not sick and not even 8 yrs old. We were devastated. My husband wanted a new dog NOW... so I spent the holidays on the internet looking for a dog to help ease the pain of losing our Harleigh. I emailed everyone I could find and Jim emailed me and told me he would not have a litter until spring but he would try to help me find a good dog. He coached me on to what to look for, answered my endless questions. He took so much time with me and never once did he ask me to wait for his litter. I did talk my husband into waiting for one of Jim's pups. It was worth the wait. It was important to us that the pup was socialized from the beginning since we have 4 young grand children. Jim and Heide did a wonderful job with their pups. They kept us up to date on the breeding process, the birth, lots of pictures from when they were 12hrs old until we got them. And the pups...oh...I did not mention , we got 2..a boy, Shylo and a girl, Haylee on June 22, 2009....Smart,sweet good natured, very easy to train, gentle with the grand children...they are perfect..beautiful... and now my daughter wants one of his pups and her husband and mine are going to start bird hunting again!!!! Jim knows everything about these dogs...what impressed me the most about Jim is his LOVE FOR THE BREED !!!! He loves these dogs...You will not go wrong with one of Jim and Heide's dogs...The Thomas' are the BEST and so are their DOGS!!!!!!!
Submitted by: john picone on Aug 26, 2009
It was Aug. of 08 when I came upon Jims Web site. I started to inquire about a pup and just missed his last litter I got my pup in June of 09. At 4 months old he is by far the best setter I have owned. So much of it is due to Jim and his breeding practice and the Llewellin blood line.
Wilson loves people stays close when we take walks and is a easy learner. I should be putting him on birds in the next few months. He's been a joy to have.
Submitted by: Chad Clayton on Jun 28, 2009
I had spent 6 months researching pedigrees of llewellins, and breeders. One phone call with Jim and my search for my dog was over. I hadn't even verbally confirmed a pup purchase from him when I inquired about training practices and literally within hours he had sent me an email full of extremely helpful advice. At this point I sent him a deposit and waited nearly 6 months for my pup. The pup is perfect, we absolutely couldn't be happier. In all honesty, I wish we would have bought 2, because my wife wont give mine up for me work with. Thank you Jim for the wonderful experience. Chad West Branch, Mi
Submitted by: Jeff Cameron on May 28, 2009
As a child I always dreamed of the perfect dog and was never allowed to have one, and now at the age of 29, “Chief” has made these dreams come true. Jim is a wonderful and caring fella both for his dogs and the families the dogs are going too!!!! If my “boss” (wife) would allow me to get another pup it would only be from Jim. The natural ability of Chief is amazing and his nose for birds and even a downed deer during bow season is fantastic. He and our Brittany “Jolene” are inseparable and even our cat Milo has learned to love Chief’s licks. All in all you can’t go wrong with a pup from Jim. Jim, Thank you for the chance to live my dream….Jeff in Maryland.
Submitted by: N Badeau on Dec 03, 2008
We purchase our pup in June. Jim and his wife drove our new furball to our house, hand delivered with a comprehensive care/health packet. "Radar" has adapted perfectly to our house with another dog, 2 cats and 3 kids. At 7 months he has proven himself in the field and he is truely a perfect pick! Jim and I correspond frequently and share pictures. He always has fantastic advise and honestly cares about the pups he has placed. We have purchased dogs throughout our lives and never have encountered such a dedicated, caring owner. Do not hesitate to pick your next hunting/home companion from Jim!

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