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Breeding Programs, Jerry Kolter, Podcast

The Importance of Females in a Breeding Program

First posted in the fall of 2011.

Last month I sat down with Jerry Kolter of Minnesota’s Northwoods Bird Dogs and asked him about his breeding program. Jerry and his wife Betsy have been breeding their line of English setters since 1995. Jerry has had a long successful career in field trials though today he concentrates more on training dogs and breeding setters and pointers for grouse/upland bird hunting and field trialing alike.

Click on the link below to listen to the Podcast Interview:  SA_Interview_JerryKolter.mp3

Thanks to Jerry for his insight.

Jerry Kolter in 1995 with Minnesota/Wisconsin Shooting Dog of the Year, Ch. Dance Smartly.

Champion Blue Streak, 2004, North Dakota



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