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Houdini Llewellin Setters, LLC - Minnesota Llewellin Setter Breeders

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About Houdini Llewellin Setters, LLC

Dedicated to breeding healthy, field tested, intelligent gun dogs that are also wonderful calm family pets. .

These gun dogs make great pheasant, chuckar, quail and grouse hunting partners, they work for you NOT for themselves in the field. 

All my breeding stock has been health checked and screened to produce only the best.  DNA registered Llewellin Setters - FDSB registered, NOT IPBDA the "created" registry.

I am continually trying to improve my breeding program by evaluating what other breeders have in their kennel, if I like what I see I may incorporate a certain line into my breeding program. Our dogs are not only hunted but a number of my foundation stock are field trialed in the American Field and AKC Field Trials and Hunt Tests. Most of the foundation stock have field trial placements, hunt test titles and the cream of the crop are all out of my American Field CH. Arties Royal Mac. At this time Mac is one of three living llewellins in the USA that is a true AF Champion. I believe he still has the most Amercian Field horseback placements of any living llewellin setter so far. Not only is Mac an AF CH. in walking trials he also has a horse back AKC Field Champion (FC) title and is a point short of his AFC title. These same dogs that compete and place in the field trial arena against all breeds are intelligent enough to adapt to hunting the 30 acre hunting preserve field that requires the 50 to 70 yard dog vs. the 300+ yard field trial dog when hunted on horseback. I feel it is very important to start with not only hunt proven dogs but Field Trial proven dogs, the way the Field Dog Stud Book (FDSB) intended when it started back in 1874. Look around you will see some of the next generation llewellin kennels and llewellins running in American Field are from my foundation stock, so I must be doing something right.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Llewellin Setter
Additional Services
Hunting, Training, Stud Services, Boarding
Breeder Contact Info
Randy J Herman
9460 Elmore Ave.
Lonsdale, Minnesota 55046
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 20 years.
612-716-4969
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Testimonials (3)
Submitted by: Paul Fay on Feb 07, 2010
I was looking for another bird dog to step in for my aging lab when I decided to go with a setter. I am very glad I did. We purchased our Llewellin setter from Houdini Llewellin setters in June of 2009. We had called several breeders, but after talking to the folks at Houdini and hearing how much they cared about their dogs and their breeding program we decided to go with them. Sophie came from their Lady/Buster litter. We were always kept informed of the litters progress on a weekly basis which put any concerns we may have had to rest. Our Sophie was very well socialized when we finally received her at the end of August. She is very intelligent and confident, the makings of a good bird dog. I've been taking Sophie hunting since she was 5 months old and she already has pointed several different species of birds. At the end of December, when the roosters are the smartest, we had a great pheasant hunt where we harvested two roosters one day due to her hard work and solid points. There is no doubt in my mind that we made the right choice by getting our Sophie from Houdini. When asked if I would get another Houdini Llewellin Setter my answer is yes, with out reservation. The folks at Houdini have been great to work with and are always ready to answer any questions that I may have. I can't say more than that they care about their dogs ,and we are glad they do.
Submitted by: Steven Guanzini on Feb 16, 2007
When I finally decided to go with a Llewellin, Houdini Llewellins was the first and last stop I made. This is the first hunting dog that I have purchased for myself and was a little sceptical about the entire thing. After talking with Houdini, they made my feel as if I was doing the right thing. Every question I had, from hunting style, to the dame and sire, was answered very quickly. I was not worried about being pushed away due to the amount of questions I had pertaining to these dogs. I was graciously invited to see the dogs work in the field and the they "spoke" for themselves. Not only was my wife impressed by their social attitude, but the way they hunt is extremely impressive. Working with Houdini has been the best possible puppy buying experience I could have imagined. The only problem is that I had to wait so long to bring home such an adorable and loving puppy.
Thank you very much Houdini.
Submitted by: Josh Nethers on Feb 16, 2007
I purchased a puppy in 2003 that was sired by their Wind'em dog and he was fantastic. The dog naturally backed and retrieved and had a beautiful point. He was the best dog I have ever seen. We hunted midwestern grouse and woodcock and lots of upland birds in Montana. I have another Wind'em pup on order and will have him in mid March. Search no longer--Houdini Llewellins are superior foot hunting dogs.

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