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:                    

Who We Are - The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). 

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 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.

Future breedings and our recent litter


Nine beautiful pups were born in Dillwyn, VA on October 9, 2019 - Blue Beltons, Orange Beltons and tri-colors. The 5 males and 4 females are happily settled into their home with their forever families. We plan a late summer/early fall breeding in 2020, so stay tuned!















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......”


















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