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 recent 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) and Firelight KM Tip (also OFA Hips Good, Elbows Normal). Duchess is a 3 year old tricolor, Tip an almost 3 year old white, black and ticked setter.
The puppies are all headed to homes with hunters, they should all be wonderful bird dogs and will deserve to be raised and trained with hunting as a primary focus and will reward their owners as great companion bird dogs. We are looking forward to many of these pups coming back in the spring/summer for "Bird Dog Training Camp"!
Firelight KM Tip
Duchess of Coronation
Dolly of Coronation has had a wonderful hunting season during the fall of 2021 in Vermont! She works at a perfect distance for the small coverts in northern Vermont, and is a reliable bird finder and retriever. Dolly is also an awesome companion in the house and "out and about". She will be 2 years old in June '22, and will have hips and elbows x-rayed and evaluated by the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals). Given good results, we hope to breed her at her next cycle, likely winter 2022-23!
Duke of Coronation, now age 5, has had several bird seasons hunting wild and pen-raised birds in the Adirondacks, New Hampshire, Vermont and New Jersey. He works closely with his hunter and is a solid bird finder and retriever. He shares his home with a younger male Twombly Setter, is a perfect gentlemen with people and other animals wherever he is. The OFA has determined that Duke has "Good" hips and "Normal" elbows.
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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