Submitted by: Chris Eastep on Dec 14, 2017
After my last setter passed, I contacted Jim to talk about a chance to visit his kennel and see if he would have any litters that would work with our timeline for adding our next family member. That began our wonderful experience of working with Jim. We stopped by on a family trip to western Washington and my entire family really enjoyed meeting Jim and his dogs. He truly loves what he does and shares that excitement willingly.
Needles to say, a few months later we brought home Cazador (Caza commotion), and have been very happy with our newest, furry, family member. Caza is now almost 2 years old and my feelings have not changed or decreased in the least for Jim or his operation. What a wonderful setter. My 7 and 4 year old boys adore him. He is smart and good looking, with a perfect mask and an ideal personality. Chukar, pheasants, quail, grouse? No problem. Can you say repeat customer? Now, how can I convince my wife?
Submitted by: Brian Weigelt on Dec 12, 2017
Jim, at High Tailin' It Setters, was recommended to me by my good friend and hunting partner, who owns three English setters himself.
It was evident from my first phone conversation with Jim that he truly loves what he does and loves each and every puppy. From the questions he asked me, it's obvious that he also cares very much where each puppy is going to end up. I believe these are very important qualities of a breeder.
Parker (our puppy) is now seven months old and has exceeded my wife and I's exceptions, as both a family member and a hunting companion. When inside, he loves to snuggle and be with us, in whatever room one of us is in. Once he crosses the door threshold, Parker is all about the birds, either in the yard or in the field.
Parker and I have hunted eleven days so far this year, mostly chukar and huns with a little pheasant as well. He has an awesome nose and stamina that seems to never end. Last weekend, five of us were hunting chukar and we got seven birds. Parker and I got three of the seven. There were two other dogs along as well. I'm just saying, Parker is a great hunter, and I believe this is due to Jim's breeding.
If you want a dog for a personal companion, hunting partner, or both, then Jim should be your choice of breeders. Trust me, I would not endorse him if it weren't true and accurate. You won't be disappointed!
Submitted by: Jerry and Becky Rector on Dec 07, 2017
Who doesn't love their dog with their whole heart? After several years of being without our greatest friend and companion, my husband checked on the web for English Setter dog breeders while on a trip to the state of Washington. To our complete surprise, he located Jim Jorgensen's website and dog breeding operation in Rochester, Washington, about 40 minutes from our relative's home in Aberdeen, Washington. He called and discovered that the High Tailin' It Setters Ranch had a brand new litter. We traveled to the ranch, met Jim and were smitten with and purchased a beautiful white female pup with distinctive black and tan markings.
It has been a joy and pleasure to work with Jim. His ranch is lovingly tended, a beautiful space, grounds and environment for raising magnificent dogs. Jim is very clear in all aspects of his efforts in providing for the quality of the dog which he provides. He communicates effectively his procedures, practices and recommendations both verbally and in writing.
From the very onset of meeting Jim, we were welcomed and informed as to the lineage of the dog and the specific care and best practices to follow in order to assure the best adjustment, outcomes and success for our dog.
We have felt comfortable to call or e-mail Jim with any questions or concerns we have had. Jim has demonstrated utmost integrity in all areas of the purchase and follow through on all details (such as shipping and recommended care).
Jim is a devoted, compassionate, knowledgeable, dedicated individual. He provides an excellent, qualitative dog--a magnificent companion for home, field and range.
Submitted by: Monica Zee on Mar 17, 2015
March 15 at 2:09pm
When we went up to Jim's, we were expecting to learn a little bit about English setters, as we were used to Labs and Shibas and curious about a change.
After seeing Annie and Duke, we didn't care what the puppy looked like, we wanted one from that litter! With parents that excellent, there was no way those puppies would grow up to be anything less than stellar! We ended up getting the last available pup.
Jim was amazing, on the first visit, subsequent ones, and even with follow up phone calls, emails, check-ins. During the time our little Oakley was still with his mom, Jim sent pictures and videos regularly, making sure to highlight each pup for the soon-to-be owners. He was informative and clearly knew and obviously loved each dog, be they adults or puppies. When we needed help or had questions after Oakley came home, Jim was available and took his time helping us out. He is a hands-down exceptional breeder to work with.
And Duke may be the Father of all Brag Dogs, but all his offspring are Brag Dogs in their own right-- Oakley is the friendliest, most trainable, intelligent dog we've had! We get compliments from the vet on his perfect proportions, from the puppy daycare who love to snuggle him during his naps, from strangers on how cute he is, and from puppy kindergarten classmates who remark on how well-behaved he is.
Thank you, Jim, for all the love, care and work you put into your pups AND their owners-- it shows all over! Thanks again!
Submitted by: Chris Woodbury on Mar 16, 2015
10-week check-in . . .
We could not be happier with the pup we got from you. He has become an integral part of everyone's day. Rose, our Labrador took a few days but has welcomed Zeke completely and plays with him as if she wasn't 9 years old. The kids are fully engaged and understand when and what to say to correct any negative behavior.....interestingly, he listens! As for me, he has been incredibly good medicine. He gets me up between 5 and 6 to go out, let's me know he wants to eat, and then settles down in my lap after a little playtime. He is probably the smartest dog I have ever owned which is surprising to me being that he is so young. He comes when he is called at a dead run! He sits to voice or hand signal although he gives a little verbal objection sometimes=) He stays like a champ, he knows "off"(couch), leave it, "out"(pantry), "back"-when he's crowding the door, and he always sits and let's everyone through the door (including Rose) before he comes in. We've been walking on the leash quite a bit and will be covering "heel" this week. All these lessons have been very casual as we have been focusing on bonding and the hierarchy of the house. As a side note, he LOVES to retrieve the noisy turkey rope toy I got him, 12 in a row today right back to me, probably doesn't hurt that his playmate is a superstar retriever! As for the muscles he has that you commented on in the picture I sent, his playmate is over 100 pounds, so gets a good workout everyday. That's all for now, again, thank you Jim, Zeke is all I had hoped for.
Submitted by: Chris Woodbury on Mar 01, 2015
FYI -yesterday and today, 3 retrieves to hand - it was Andrew's underwear, but the point was received. I stopped at 3 to end on a positive note.
He is sooooo smart! Kennel training is going well - he had 1 accident in the house that was totally my fault. He has actually gone to the door and yelped to be let out. So smart, so awesome.....
Thanks Jim - you may never know the depth of this gift I have received...
The boys are all over picking up poop and feeding etc. Last night he climbed into my lap to watch the news.....perfect.
Submitted by: Ed Young on Nov 18, 2014
It has been two years since my wife and I purchased our beautiful English Setter, Kimber Iza Pistol and we are still as excited and happy about this dog as we were the first day. Kimber is growing up to be a wonderful, loving dog. She is pointing birds well and is progressing into everything I desired in a bird dog. I am still fighting with my wife over whether to get another puppy from Team Duke but I have had no luck in spite of all of the pleading and "doggie kisses" from Kimber. Thanks,Jim. You've made us one happy family.
Submitted by: joanne pinnell on Nov 11, 2014
What can you say about the best. Three weeks ago we sought to fill the hole left by the death of our 13 year old setter. I spoke with Jim about our loss and he was so very understanding that I knew that he would help us find the perfect match. I trusted him more than any of the other breeders I had spoken with and we went to see his 11 month old Olivia the next day. She stole our hearts and continues to do so as I write this. She is so very smart, easy of personality and willing to please. We have had English Setters for 48 years and she stands out as one so very very special. I credit Jim and Lori for this. They breed great pups with spirit and a willingness to please. Jim made it clear that he would be a resource for us as his responsibility was to the pup to make sure she had a good home. That is the best endorsement I could give, a breeder that produces great dogs and considers them first. Thank you so much for this wonderful girl. I would never look anywhere else for they breed the best Setters anywhere. What a Brag dog. She shines, our Olivia.
Submitted by: Joe Caldwell on Sep 24, 2014
A note to the public. This breeder is awesome. Jim and I connected, I was interested in a companion level. Jim met with me, I'm permanently disabled from a fall in '98. I have to use a cane to get around, he brought a one year old dog named "Johnny". I did try and Johnny was very responsive. He made every attempt ("Johnny" to heal to my right; unfortunately, I could tell, that the situation was not a fair situation to the dog. Jim, the owner, went out of his way, to help, encourage and ultimately accept and listen. He too recognized that despite all best efforts, "Johnny" would be better off elsewhere. I have been around dogs all of my life and used to work rescue and foster homes for English Bulldogs and Boxers. I have met many so called "caring breeders", this one is the real deal and my hat is off to the kindness and understanding of Jim and "Tim Duke". You're a credit to the bread and genuine human beings.
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Submitted by: james salter on Apr 27, 2014
In somewhat of an unorthodox post, I would like comment on my personal interaction with both Jim and his amazing dogs. Yesterday my wife and I purchased a beautiful Setter from Jim for our four year old son. Our family had been discussing adding a forth member and hunting companion for some time now. After visiting with numerous breeders, we last met with Jim. My wife, son and I were blown away with the pup Mr. Jim showed us. Our family decided to take the puppy home and the experience was better than we hoped. After a quiet ride home, little Jackson (the new puppy) was very quick to adjust to his new surroundings. Jackson was already crate trained. Jackson never once jumped up on my 4 year old son. Jackson was walking on a leash and heeling within 24 hours. And unbelievably, Jackson was also showing signs of potty training after one day. And here comes the hard part: Despite having grown up with hunting dogs (outside dogs), it turns out that I was (unaware) allergic to Jackson. Heartbroken, our family reached out to Jim the next day explaining our situation. Jim quite literally welcomed our family with open arms and welcomed Jackson back. As a professional, I can tell you coming across this level of professionalism is a rarity. We are sad things didn't work out with Jackson, but our family felt like we discovered a new friend with Jim and his. If you are considering adding a quality bird dog to your family, do yourself a favor. Talk to Jim, see what he has to offer, and don't think twice, and don't look back. Listen to what he has to say and trust what he tells you. You will not be disappointed.