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Mountain View Llewellin's Setter Kennel - Kentucky English Setter, Llewellin Setter, Mountain Cur Breeders

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About Mountain View Llewellin's Setter Kennel

     SPECIALIZING in ONLY raising 100% Pure LLEWELLIN's SETTERS from Richard Purcell Llewellin, Esq. himself, his  personal bloodline known as his pure "DASHING BONDHU" Llewellin Setters.  These were his personal bloodlines for 50+ years until his death. No other bloodline is his personal bloodline and is 100% genetically clean. 

     They are the ultimate, "NATURAL", close working, foot hunting gentlemen's and lady's bird hunting machines and loving family companion dogs ever created in the world. NO horse back, independent, high strong, Field Trail bloodlines. Males only average 50-55 lbs. and females average 35-45 lbs. when grown.

     NO American outcrosses, NOT ONE DROP! ALL OUR DOGS ARE "GUN DOG CERTIFIED" and hunted on wild Grouse, Woodcock, native Quail as well as Kansas Ringnecks and stocked birds. All 100% NATURAL at pointing, retrieving, and backing (honoring another dog) without the need of FORCE training, GPS tracking, or ELECTRIC COLLARS ever used. 

     Our PURE Dashing Bondhu bloodlines were originally imported directly from William Humphrey (England) 1960's, Fr. Brannon (Ireland) 1988, and a pure Humphrey bloodline imported from Belgium in the 90's.

     These are the SAME EXACT pure bloodlines that produced OLN's "HANK" of OLN's #1 Sporting Show for a number of years "Hunting with Hank"  and his son OLN's "DASH" of OLN's "Upland days with Dash and Dez".

     Please see all our dogs' pedigrees! They are the PUREST Dashing Bondhu Bloodlines available in the world! Life-Time 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE! Genetically sound for a long happy life. Safe airline shipping available around the world! 

    Please be sure to see our extensive website considered by many as the best for "Llewellin Setter History", "Dashing Bondhu History", Bio's on "Richard Llewellin", "William Humphrey", and MUCH, MUCH MORE.

 Typical litter of our Llewellin Setters.

Please see our website for more details on pups available and deposits at . A must read before you purchase a bird dog or even your next pet.

Man's Best Friend, easily house trained.

We are also still raising some select litters of our outstanding Mountain View Curs, the most natural tree dogs ever developed. Please go to  to learn all about them.

Yellow Mountain View Cur pups, also Man's Best Friend and also come with a Life-Time Satisfaction Guarantee! MVC male pups only $400. and MVC female pups only $450. each. Natural Tree Dogs!

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Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
English Setter, Llewellin Setter, Mountain Cur
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Mike & Marie Bloodgood
11290 N. Dixie Hwy.
Bonnieville, Kentucky 42713
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 42 years.
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Submitted by: Cliff Russell on Jun 01, 2013

We shipped and picked up our Llewellin Setter puppy all safe and sound now at home. He is a beautiful pup ,what a great temperament he has. I am very happy with him. Tonight he will get a good rest. and in the morning if he is up to it I may let him meet a couple of my dogs and begin to acclimate to his new home. Thankyou for everything,--- Cliff

Submitted by: Cliff Russell on Jun 01, 2013
April 08, 2013 8:37 PM

Dear Mike & Marie,

Just to let you know how happy we are with our Llewellin Setter pup. he is growing so fast he minds very well, comes to his name, retrieves, fetches on command, and is house broken. He is the third pup out of about 50 that I have had that was that good at such a young age. thanks Cliff Russell

Submitted by: Martin Hicks on Jun 01, 2013
Mike and Marie- This is Martin Hicks from Wheatland, WY and I purchased a setter from you two years ago (June of 2011). Just giving you a quick update on the pup. Her name is Lucy and I could not be more pleased with her.

She hunts close, has a great nose and retrieves to my expectations. I have hunted her on pheasants, sharp-tailed grouse and Hungarian partridge. She has done well on all species, so again great work on breeding excellent Llewellin Setters!


Martin Hicks
Wheatland Wildlife Biologist, WGFD
Wheatland, WY 82201

Submitted by: Martin Hicks on Jun 01, 2013
Hi Mike & Marie,

She again took her experience to South Dakota and hunted wild birds in late December when birds are flighty and tough to hunt, especially for a young dog. After several wild flushes she was able to slow down, find and point the birds. She had several great retrieves, but like other young dogs she also had several learning experiences, where things did not go perfect. I would expect this to happen with any dog, so I was not in the least disappointed.

North Central Wyoming is home to a robust population of Hungarian partridge. I have never hunted this bird before and did not know what to expect from my young Llewellin. The covey's were spooky, but if conditions were right my young setter was able to locate, point, back my other setter, and retrieve the birds.

I had a great experience watching her hunt this exotic bird. Habitat conditions are similar to sage grouse, which are dry and provide tough scenting conditions. She did a great her first time out and I cannot wait to take her back.

Martin Hicks
Wheatland Wildlife Biologist, WGFD
Wheatland, WY 82201

Submitted by: Martin Hicks on Jun 01, 2013
Southeast Wyoming is home to a small population of sharp-tailed grouse and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has an excellent program that enrolled private land into a walk-in program, which includes thousands of acres of sharp-tailed grouse habitat. Recent drought conditions have reduced numbers, but there is still a sustainable population to hunt. My young setter did an fantastic job finding and pointing several flocks of grouse. She was not fond of retrieving at first but started to come around to the idea after more experience. I also hunted sharp-tailed grouse in northern South Dakota and again she did a marvelous job finding, pointing and retrieving the birds.

Martin Hicks
Wheatland Wildlife Biologist, WGFD
Wheatland, WY 82201

Submitted by: Martin Hicks on Jun 01, 2013
Hi Mike & Marie,

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has a special pheasant hunt in SE WY where over 5,700 pheasants are released into great cover that is owned by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission. This hunt provides opportunity for young dogs to cut their teeth on the art of pheasant hunting. I could not be more pleased how close she hunted, her ability to go into heavy cover and the amount of cover she was able to cover, while maintaining that close distance. She started out just as I would expect a young dog to do (I had not train her on live birds) by bumping, flushing, running past birds. After several hunts she started to figure it out. Her points improved with each bird and she started to consistently back my other older setter.

In closing, I am very happy and impressed with my dog from Mountain View Kennels. I was fortunate enough to locate a stud dog from the same kennel in my home town. She was successfully bred and my family and I are eagerly waiting for the pups to arrive.

Thanks to Mike and Marie for the great bloodlines they have been producing!

Martin Hicks
Wheatland Wildlife Biologist, WGFD
Wheatland, WY 82201

Submitted by: Mark Madison on Dec 24, 2012
First let me say that Mr. & Mrs. Bloodgood are top of the line and it is no wonder why their dogs are to. I couldn’t be more pleased with my pup, who as of this writing just turned a year old. Within the first hour and a half of bringing him home, after his first mess, he would stand at the door and whine to be let out; not a single inside mess since then. He is not a kennel dog and but lives inside our home. He is truly a gentleman while inside and is all business in the field. He is a head turner. His style and grace is something to behold. People literally will stop and turn their car around or walk across a field to ask “What breed of dog is that?” He retrieves to hand, cast’s, hits the water like a lab requiring little to no encouragement on my part. It took very little time for him to respond to a whistle. His desire to please is without question. Whether you’re looking for a hunting partner or companion you will not be disappointed with Mr. and Mrs. Bloodgood’s line of dogs.


Mark D. Madison
Cle Elum, Washington

Submitted by: on Feb 07, 2012
Hello Mr. and Mrs. Bloodgood,

My name is Chad Anuszewski from Peckville, PA (Lackawanna County, Northeast PA). This is a picture of myself and Abbie (bottom left). Abbie is my 11 month Dashing Bondhu Llewellin setter, whelped on 01/20/11. Now I have been working pointing dogs for about 15 years. I started with GSPs, then worked 2 Ryman setters until I finally had the opportunity to bring a Mt. View Llewellin Setter into my house.

From the moment I brought Abbie home, she was the perfect addition, not only as a hunting partner, but also a member of the house. She gets along perfectly with my other dogs as well as my two small children.

Now I do not proclaim to be a great trainer, but I have studied many styles and spent my time paying my dues. I do not necessarily concern myself with pointing style, field trials or things of that nature. But I can honestly say that I NEVER have seen a dog with so much natural, raw talent, bird finding ability, pointing style and desire to please her owner as I have in Abbie. Even at her young age she runs circles around my Ryman Setters. I raise Chukar and quail to keep her active in the off season,
trained her weekly on wild birds for about the 2 months prior to the season and now we are hunting. She regularly holds solid points on woodcocks (we have a lot of them) and is getting better on grouse (my bird of choice).

In PA (October 22, 2011), it is pretty much a put-and-take pheasant scenario. With Abbie being such a young dog, I did not want to run her first morning until the majority of the other hunters left the fields/woods (sometimes hunters lack ethics in this type of hunt). So after about 3 hours of waiting, we took our turn. With prying
eyes and envious doubters, we took to the field. Abbie worked the fields like a seasoned setter. She worked side to side, nose up, keeping check with me as we zig-zagged the fields. These 2 cock birds (the daily limit in PA) were no match for
her ability. We stayed working that day and all-in-all, put up 7 birds total (this was after numerous hunters with their own dogs said the fields were 'hunted out'). Twice I watched her circle running birds to keep them between me and her. And with the exception of 2 wild flushes, she held solid on point for the rest of the birds we put up that day.

If there is one tip I can give prospective Mt View setter owners, get your deposit in early and keep your mind open to any pup you can have the opportunity to own and hunt over. I was number 14 in line for a female setter. Abbie was passed over until she got to me and I took full advantage of the opportunity presented to me. As you can see, the rest is history.

Thank you for keeping this line of setters available to the gentleman hunter interested in only the best natural bird dog there is out there.

Please use me as a reference any time

Chad J.Anuszewski, MS, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Submitted by: on Feb 07, 2012
Dear Mike & Marie,

Riley, got her name because that is what she has.............the life of Riley. Anyway, yesterday I took her for the first time to introduce her to pen raised quail. She has been hunted seven times this year on grouse. Anyway, she pointed and held the first bird she found and all that followed. Never made a mistake and was very cautious. As you know she is 4 1/2 months old.

It is interesting, because about three weeks ago I was hunting grouse and taking her for her solo hunt that she always gets and I see her flash point and then stalk and stop, stalk and stop, stalk and stop about 30 yards a head of her two grouse get up! I thought it might have been just happen stance that the birds got up and her stalking was just the puppy in her but after yesterday I know she was smelling those birds!

It is too early to tell how much drive and heart she has but this is certainly a good start. She has some big shoes to fill when Lady is gone. Will keep you updated.

Knoxville, TN
Submitted by: on Feb 07, 2012
Mike & Marie,

I hope all is well with you and your family. Two weeks ago I was hunting Riley by herself and we had gone down a logging road a little ways and she gets very birdie and then puts on the most beautiful point you have ever seen. Her right paw goes up under her body and tail straight up. I was expecting it to be level. The bird gets up
and flies from my right to left and I drop it on the second shot. The only time I have ever been nervous hunting grouse. I wanted to kill that bird for Riley! She goes crazy.........finds the bird in an instant and can't retrieve it because it is so big and caught between a sapling and the mountain line. Tries to bury it with leaves. Hahaha..........good thing I was close to her. I then took it up on the trail and threw it up in the air. She grabs it and brings it back to me. Great stuff.

Anyway, what a fine, fine dog she is making. Great around the house and Lady loves her to death.


Knoxville, TN

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