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EXCEPTIONAL & COMPETIVE HUNTING GOLDENS THISTLE ROCK RANCH & KENNEL in ELK RIVER, MINNESOTA, Minnesota
Berg Bros. Setters - Minnesota English Setter, Irish Setter Breeders
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About Berg Bros. Setters
We evaluate 30-40 pups/ yr that are the product of the best bloodlines and the best individuals in the country. We do this in hope of developing a couple dogs each year that can contribute to improving our program and the breed.
Females must stand out through an exceptionally demanding evaluation process in order to be used in our program. We start with 16 week old pups on liberated birds. After 6 weeks of puppy program the top ˝ go on to be evaluated on wild birds. We start on the ND prairie for Shaptail and Huns. We then take prospects in the woods for ruffed grouse for several weeks in Minnesota and Wisconsin and we finish the season on late season pheasants and wild bobwhite quail. This process thoroughly tests every aspect of a bird dog. Only the absolute standouts are bred.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
English Setter, Irish Setter
Hunting, Training, Stud Services, Boarding
Breeder Contact Info
703 200th St
Clearwater, Minnesota 55320
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 35 years.
612-308-5895Send Email to Berg Bros. SettersClick here to visit Berg Bros. Setters website
Puppies for sale
Stylish Red Setter PupsRepeat LitterExceptional 9 m/o SetterExceptional 9 m/o SetterExceptional Setter Pups
Testimonials (31) You are viewing the 10 most recent - Click here for more reviews
Submitted by: John Tunney on Jun 01, 2012Ben, Scott, Our two year old female setter we have named Puma is all and more you told me she would be. Puma is a calm, loving, intelligent, hard core hunter. This young dog is the complete package, the absolute Llewellin setter with textbook field abilities. She possesses tremedous composure when on point. Late last season in the northern woods of Maine at 2yrs & 1 week of age she handled several Ruffed Grouse moving on the ground in all weather conditions from calm to the most herendous weather as a young finished dog would. I would place this dog on the ground in any arena with complete confidence.
Thank You Ben, Scott, Best Regards, John Tunney TK'S OwenBoy on the ground (781-733-5581) Hard Core Grouse Hunter, Northern New England/ Eastern Canada
Submitted by: Carl Buger on May 01, 2012In the past I have purchased a couple of dogs from both Scott and Ben of Berg Bros Kennels and they have been fantastic. True blue stock. This past fall I sent two young pups down to Ben and Scott for training on October 1st and they stayed until December 15th. They were amazing. They were well fed and well, well, looked after during their stay. In fact I might even go as far as to say they were in better shape when they returned from their training. They were only 5 months old when they left and you could tell that they were well looked after because when they came back they never skipped a bit, it was like they had never been away from us at all. In fact I am sending down to the prairies this August again for training.
If you are ever looking for a good bird dog or training for that bird dog don't hesitate to call and use Berg Bros. Kennels as they are ranked # 1 in my books.
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Submitted by: Troy Anderson on Apr 28, 2012If you're a serious upland bird hunter that is looking for an elegant yet high powered dog that is as good in the field as he is at home you won't have done your homework until you've checked out Berg Bros. Having owned a number of accomplished shorthairs including a NAVADA prize I utility dog the bar was set extremely high for what I was looking for in my next bird dog. I found it at Berg's.
Their focus and commitment to evaluating, breeding & training the best Setters in the country is second to none. There state of the art facility and personable approach will have you convinced where your next dog is coming from.
Submitted by: nick on Mar 26, 2012Great bloodlins/breeding program + Great training program = One heck of a bird dog. Berg Brothers have done all the homework for you, it just increases your odds of having a great hunting partner for years to come. My dog Finn hunts for me, zero to little handling required, looks great on point and in field. Berg Bros stays in contact with you all the way through, Ben knows these dogs inside and out and take the time to teach/train the handler as well as the dog.
Submitted by: Don S on Mar 17, 2012Scott,
Thought you might like to know I have Mabel over at Knob Mt. Kennels with Tom. His place is only a half-hour from me and I've known him for some time. He runs dogs on spring woodcock so I thought it would be good experience for Mabel. Tom e-mailed me and said to call him as he had something he wanted to discuss. After gushing on for a long, long, time about how Mabel is the nicest dog he's had at his place for a long, long time, he asked if I'd object if he ran her in some trials. Apparently she is really been impressive.
Don S from PA
Submitted by: I.F. (Colorado) on Mar 17, 2012Juno has been an absolute delight--sweet, calm around the house and a dead serious bird dog. She has great endurance, runs a great pattern and has been staunch and steady as can be. During her first year she has developed into an almost finished bird dog. Her drive, desire, intensity and manners around game are amazing for a pup. We got in about 30 days on wild birds--a week of sharptail and sage grouse in Montana, 2 weeks of ruffed grouse and woodcock in Michigan and a bunch of scattered days in Kansas. I couldn't have asked for anything more and I'll be in touch again in the future as soon as I can talk my wife into letting me have another dog. I got to hunt a few days with my friend Dennis and Razor (now Sherlock) and he's one heck of a dog too.
Submitted by: Paul W on Mar 17, 2012I got “Star” (Zorro x Pepper) 3 years ago and she has it all – extraordinary bird finder, impeccable manners on birds, speed, stamina, smarts, perfect range with easy (no) handling, flashy going and on point. Star is my tenth setter, all very good dogs from outstanding lines, but she’s the first pup from you – and well on her way to being the best bird dog of them all.
Star handled grouse beautifully from her very first hunt at just ten months of age. She moves swiftly and stylishly through tough cover, stays to the front, covers a lot of ground and digs up a lot of birds. Amazingly, she requires no “handling”. I just walk and she stays to the front, mostly out of sight but within audible bell range, finds birds and points them with style. No hacking, no yelling, no whistle blowing.
Best, she’s exactly the type dog Scott said she’d be. He spent time listening to what I wanted in a dog, and only then suggested a pup from a particular breeding. That’s why I didn’t consider going anywhere else for my newest pup – now ten weeks old.
Paul W. (NC)
Submitted by: Larry Groppoli on Mar 14, 2012Mika is my 3rd english setter in 24 years of hunting with setters.He is my 1st from Berg brothers and by far the most passionate, bordering on fanatical upland game hunting dog I've ever owned, including retrievers. He is two now, pointing staunchly and is a natural retriever, even in cold spring minnesota waters. His athleticism is phenomenal and his nose superb. His calm, playful and friendly disposition at home and around people makes for a wonderful family pet as well. I would definately recommend a Berg brothers setter and the Berg brothers themselves are super people to work with and train with.
Submitted by: Phil on Mar 14, 2012There are not enough positive words to describe my experience with the Berg Brothers. Ben is a consummate professional, and through my experience I feel like I gained a friend in him. I did not have the pleasure of speaking with Scott but you know it is a good sign when brothers speak well of each other. Suzy Q is a started setter we purchased last week. She is everything Ben said she is and more. An absolute joy for the entire family. She integrated into our home life and schedule like she has been here since she was born. Her manners in all settings have been amazing. I am really looking forward to growing with her has handler/hunter in the coming years. We are customers for life.
Submitted by: Paul Glover on Mar 08, 2012WOW! What an amazing breeder/kennel the Berg Brother's have, but more importantly they are an extremely knowledgeable resource for anyone who is serious about English Setters. Roy is now just a little over a year old and is a wonderful dog around the house and is true machine in field. He is a great retriever with a great nose and covers ground quickly and effectively. His drive and desire to please really sets Roy out from the rest.
Ben has been exceptional to work with and is an incredible bird dog trainer. His training grounds and kennels are as good as it gets for any bird dog enthusiast. Ben really knows how to bring the best out of your dog, which takes birds and more birds and he seems to have an endless supply. His tactics are simple and effective and very easy to learn. Ben thanks for all that you have done for Roy, I cant wait until next hunting season.