DARK HOLLOW ENGLISH SETTERS - Pennsylvania English Setter Breeders

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  If you are like us, you find it impossible to enjoy the pursuit of upland game birds without the company of a stylish, companion gun dog. For over forty years Dick has bred, trained and hunted companion English setters for his own use and for clients. Dark Hollow English Setters are bred for conformation, temperament and hunt package. They are thoughtful, cooperative dogs that are as at home in front of your fireplace as in the field. Sensitive and calm they only take time, patience and birds to develop. While they point early, retrieve naturally and often back naturally, their emotional development calls for a gentle hand.


  If you are looking for a natural gun dog that hunts to the gun, loves heavy cover and wants nothing more than to cooperate, we can be of help. These are setters of generations past that have hunted the grouse coverts of the northeast. Historic bloodlines such as Ryman, Old Hemlock and Twombly provided foundation blood for their pedigrees. We concentrate on developing the best from our proven grouse dogs.


  If interested or you just want to talk setters, give us a call. If we cannot help you, we may be able to refer you to someone who can. If we do not currently have pups, we can most always point an interested client in the right direction. We also provide stud service to qualified females, occasionally have started dogs available, and specialize in training these special companions know as Dark Hollow English Setters.


Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
English Setter
Additional Services
Training, Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
CARLISLE, Pennsylvania 17013
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 40 years.
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Testimonials (4)
Submitted by: Ed Holland on Jan 11, 2014
I have had the good fortune of training my Weimaraner, Molly with Dick Miller. Sadly, Molly was laid to rest, but my fondest upland hunting memories came as a result of her companionship and will stay with me throughout my existence. I attribute Dick's knowledge and experience as a hunter and trainer to the success that we had. Molly and I logged over 500 birds in the nine years that we spent afield together. What is most important is not how many birds we took, but how much enjoyment we gained as a team. I want to take the opportunity to thank Dick Miller for sharing his expertise with us and I would recommend to anyone thinking about owning a gun dog to read Dick's books and articles and, if you have the opportunity to do so, consult and train with Dick personally.
Ed Holland
Submitted by: terry farner on May 14, 2012
I had just lost my golden to cancer.When i went to talk to Dick W.That is when i saw raider for some reason he said i want to go home with you. We have been hunting together since. We have hunted pheasants in PA and SD. And i cannot be more pleased. I have hunted with other dogs from this kennel and was impressed. Dick and Bob are also very willing to answer any questions that might arise.
Submitted by: Bob Thompson on Feb 03, 2012
I picked Drum up nearly four years ago and we have been to PA, OH, MI-UP and SD each year to hunt grouse, woodcock and pheasants. It's nice to hear other hunters compliment his natural hunting ability wherever we go, but I am more pleased to finally have the grouse dog I have always wanted. You will be hard pressed to find a better breeder than Dick Weaver!
Submitted by: Bob Benbrook on Oct 25, 2009
I just returned from a guided grouse hunt in Wisconsin. Sumitt, my Dark Hollow English Setter, was simply fabulous on both grouse and woodcock. Although it was Summit's first time on grouse, one guide rated him as the best "guest dog" he's ever hunted with.

Summit's also a great companion dog.

I highly recommend this kennel to anyone wanting the best of the best.
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