Breeding and Puppies
We only breed dogs whose hips and elbows have been evaluated by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, or OFA. Hip or Elbow Dysplasia can cause severe pain and discomfort, compromising the quality of life for an affected animal and their family. While testing the sire and dam and only breeding ones who "pass" the OFA standard can't guarantee that all offspring will be clear of hip and elbow problems, it is the best practice to reduce risk of genetic defects. For more information, please go to:
Many of our Twombly Setters are purchased by folks who want an exceptional companion dog for their family. Our English setters are not droopy couch potatoes you see in some dog calendars! They are energetic dogs who enjoy running and being outside with "their people". Everyone should understand that these bred-for-hunting dogs are "people dogs" and need love, companionship and people who will take them into the world on “explorations” - not just leave them in their crate or the fenced-in yard.
Our 2021 litter - Duchess and Tip!
We are very excited about the 11 puppies born 6/30/21 to two fabulous bird dogs: Duchess of Coronation (OFA Hips Good, Elbows Normal, Hearing Normal) and Firelight KM Tip (also OFA Hips Good, Elbows Normal, Hearing Normal). Duchess was a 3 year old tricolor, Tip was an almost 3 year old white, black and ticked setter.
The puppies were all headed to homes with hunters, many are performing very well in the field during hunting season 2022!
All Eleven late summer 2021!
Shae and her mentor Beau, 2021
Gus with his grouse 2022!
Hope's first woodcock fall 2022!
Buckwheat on point early 2022
We are staying in Vermont for the 2022-23 winter - first time in over 12 years! Timing is everything as they say - we've raised and socialized a litter of pups when it's cold, snowy and icy out, and do not want to try it again. We want our 5-8 week-old Twombly pups to be out and exploring, using their noses, running up and down hills, going into cover, learning about streams and ponds, etc., and is only possible in warmer weather.
So, we will wait out the 2022-23 winter and look to either Duchess or Dolly for our next litter.
Duchess of Coronation
Dolly of Coronation
From “Every Dog Should Own a Man” by Corey Ford -
the "Boss" was Earl Twombly of Waterbury, VT.
"...They’re all good,” the Boss smiled. “They’re by old Duke, that I’ve hunted with for over six years.”
The boy was standing so near that he could almost touch him, and he braced his paws against the wire and tried to catch the boy’s eye. If he could catch the boy’s eye and tell him, then the boy would know, too.
Once the boy almost looked at him, but just then the older man spoke to him, and he turned.
“Which one do you like, son?” the older man asked.
The boy’s eyes moved slowly over the other pups in the yard, and finally came to him, and stopped. He looked expectantly at the boy, thinking of all the things they were going to do together..."
Good night kisses
Can't see me!
Let's have a drink!
pink and new!
Summit & Max: bookends!
Grace & Lady Ann
I can't get up!
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