BEST GUN DOG EVER!
“I bought an English Pointer from you guys in February of 08 “Alabama Alley” and have been training her since. She had her first solo hunt this Saturday and she was dynamite solid points, strong nose and ranged real close she got up 6 pheasants, 4 raised and 2 wild. She is an extremely good house house dog and well mannered and a beautiful dog that everyone comments on. I just want to say how happy I am with her! Thank you guys.”
– Stephen, California
“Chick is doing great! We go out to the field once a week or so. So far, she is a natural. She stays to the front and comes running when I call without hesitation. She has a nice high happy tail, and she is just a great looking pup with a beautiful head, great markings, and good strong straight legs. AND she is very intelligent. We are very happy with her! . . . She points anything that flies, butterflies, flies, bees, pigeons. I can look out in the kennel and see her pointing something. I don’t know what, but she stands until it moves. She’s very pretty on point, very classy. . . . At this point, in her limited training, she is displaying that she is stylish on point, very birdie, and a natural retriever!”
– Allen & Lena, Virginia
Why didn’t you tell me this darn dog was going to be so good! I was skeptical for years of owning a pointer because of all the stories I had heard about how hard-headed they were, but your pointers handle like a dream and are determined to please you. They are very natural and have an intense desire to retrieve.
– Dan, Michigan
“Just to let you know “SilverHawk Hank,” our pointer pup we received from you in March is doing great. . . he has a great nose, it is always going. . . Hank has been across to the upper part of Michigan and on our family farm hunting grouse and woodcocks and they did limit out each time.”
– Kathleen, Michigan
“The pup did real good . . . She is very alert and active and shows that you do a great job with your pups.”
– Bud, Tennessee
106 quail killed on a hunting trip in Mexico with TwinCedars Elhew “Tia” and “Tila”
“Allow me to tell you that the puppies that we bought from you in February are already showing very well on wild quail. They have excellent noses and are very intelligent in their search . . . That is correct, 106 birds. The female pup you sent me, now two years old, pointed so many coveys that we cannot believe it. Pictured are the results.”
– Juan Carlos & Inigo, Mexico
Update:”Bob-Whites last weekend. Elhew pointers for quail are definitely THE WAY TO GO!!!”
– Inigo, Mexico
“Do you have a female puppy left from the litter on the web page? I bought a male out of the same breeding from you last year and he has made a nice first year dog.”
– Guy, Arkansas
As you know he is my first Bird Dog. And like I have said before everyone I know who has seen him work can not believe he is as young as he is. What I can tell you is that all those birds were from him. I put out 10 pheasants and 8 quail. He pointed all 10 pheasants but the guys shooting only got 8 of them. Of the 8 quail released 2 flew away on release leaving 6 to hunt. He pointed all 6 and the hunters shot 3 and 3 got away. He also was flawless on every command I gave him. He really works hard to please me every time out.”
Hope everything is going well. I just wanted you to know that the pup I got from you has just finished his first season. He has surprised everyone who has seen him hunt at what he can do for a 1 year old pup.
Anyway I just wanted you to know how this wonderful pup I received from you is doing and also did you get any phone calls about pups. I have gave some people interested your number.”
Hope everything is going well. I had a friend ask where he might be able to get a pup like mine and I gave him your number. He is very interested in a pup I think he will probably ask if you have breed Kate and Bo. He also said he may have a friend interested also. One other thing, Mr Fowler at Fowler farms told me that my pup was too fast to help guide hunts for him. We released 10 birds in singles the other day and my hunt was over in less than 45 mins with all 10 birds in hand.”
I wanted to drop you this note on the pup I got from you in May 2007. We named him Pete and he is a very nice Llewellin Setter. I trained him a little and relied on his natural instincts. I can’t stress enough to the people who purchase pups from you that they must find a source of live birds and a place to train them, even just if with a bird launcher/cap gun. The result is that Pete has been an awesome hunter, using the instincts you bred him for, to hunt very well. I’m still on the hunt with him in Kansas for Pheasant that was his first exposure to wild birds.
He has done great!!
The Roosters have run, and he has learned to adapt, and signal me. I can then send him on and he will rush forward and find the bird again and re-point.
The last rooster we got is pictured here. He pointed it three times and finally pinned it. One of the hunters in our party walked around it and didn’t think it was there. After he walked off, I believed the dog and flushed and killed the Rooster in the picture.
The boots and vest Pete is wearing are required because he had hunted so hard that his belly and feet were shot over the three days.
I couldn’t be happier with Pete as a family dog or a hunter!
“Hi Randy, Took the pup to dad’s yesterday morning, called and told him I was coming down but didn’t say anything about the dog. Parked in the driveway about 40 yards from back door, knew he would be watching out the back door. Opened the truck door and just sat the pup on the ground then got out of the truck, pup just looked up at me and I said come on and I headed for the back door. She followed just prancing all the way. When we got to the back door dad already had the door open with a big grin on his face. Wanted to know what I had with me, told him his next bird dog. Talk about a man being outdone, he was one. He knew I was looking for him one but I think he’d bout give up on me finding one. Any way we went on in, he sat down in his chair, wasn’t but about a minute the pup went over to him he leaned over and started talking to it when it reared up on his leg he picked it up. I must have visited 45 minutes, the pup fell asleep in his lap and stayed there the whole time. When I left they both walked with me outside. Dad asked if I would stand with the pup while he went down to the shed to get some stuff to make it a bed in the house. Well he didn’t make it far and the pup was right by his side. They disappeared around the back of the shed, when they came back the pup was busting through snow as deep as it was tall staying right with dad, and him looking proud as a peacock! I knew then the deal was sealed. And I want to thank you again for helping me make it possible.”
– Ed, Indiana
You might remember me, I got the last of a litter Llewellin female that had a lot of black on her two years ago. Lady is the best I have ever had in my life and I’m 63 years old. Lady hunts consistent and methodical, loves to please and has a nose that is unbelievable, she is careful and excellent in the field. I continue to be well pleased, Lady learned how to handle pheasants in one day, she flushed the first one because she didn’t know how to handle them running, the second one she pulled back, circled way around, and headed it off and pointed it. I can teach her almost anything I want her to learn in just a matter of a few sessions. This is the most humble dog I have ever had and I have spent a lot of time with her, she is a constant companion in the yard while I am working outside and loves my wife and me and our grandchildren. What a dog!
A very satisfied customer,
-Jerry Asberry, Paducah, KY
I’ll keep my faith, money, freedom, and guns.
YOU KEEP THE CHANGE!
Hope everything is going well with you!! We thought you might enjoy seeing some photos of one of your pups. This is Brandy who belongs to Bruce Strom from Rockford, Ill. She has been here since early Sept. and is going to make a very fine gun dog. How are Buddy & Jeremy doing?? Let us hear from you!
-Phil & Jane
“Hi Randy & Kena, Well, we finally named her after much thought. ‘Annie’ is doing great!! The first thing the kids ask in the morning is ‘Is Annie awake yet?’ Needless to say, she is played out in the evening. Annie loves playing outside and listening to the birds and trying to follow the deer trails and then coming inside and crashing by the front door. She has such a wonderful personality. Here’s a few recent pictures (We take them on a daily basis!!)
– Dudley, Kim, Kendal & Harrison Alexander, Texas
“Greetings from Sisters Oregon.
I wanted to shoot you an email and say how happy we are with the pup we got from you. He is now just over six months and is the fastest learning dog I’ve ever worked with. We named him “Highway Sage” and we call him “Sage” I began training him at ten weeks and actually took him wild chukar hunting at five months. I thought he was going to be good for a couple hours on the Deschutes canyons keeping up with my friends 7 year old German Shorthair – but he lasted all day. Sage did so well I took him two more times before the season ended – he did very well. Sage continued to mature at six months old and did very well on a stocked chukar hunt – chasing one wounded bird three hundred yards to where it landed and then chasing the running bird down for another 50 yards. He was so proud of the bird he preferred to keep it to himself but eventually he decided to give up the goods for a bunch of praise.
Just short of six months old I took him to some wide open country and had fifteen roosters released. In retro-spec we wouldn’t have just let all of them fly from the bird box because these birds wanted to get out of Dodge. We spent all day tracking them down – it felt more like a wild rooster hunt than most wild pheasant hunts I’ve been on. At just short of seven months old Sage blew our doors off. I’d have to say he performed almost as strong as the highly trained and very experienced German Shorthair. Considering he’s only seven months old and I’m still planning to give him a concentration of teaching over the summer and fall – I can’t wait to see how he works next year.
I included three shots of Sage on the pheasant hunt that I thought you might like to see. I have them sized for my computer so let me know if you have trouble viewing them. The first shot is Sage locked up on a pheasant – showing some nice style. The second shot is the retrieve after the shot. The last picture was a real highlight. This was Sage’s first “honor point” performed all on his own. It was so cool that we didn’t move for about thirty seconds to let the dogs stay dialed in. Unfortunately, the bird ran like a screamin’ banshee so we didn’t get a shot until later – but the dogs tracked the bird together – so it was pretty fun.
Thanks again for such a great dog – I think we’re going to be eating lots of chukar, pheasant, grouse and quail next year!”
“I wanted to send ya’ll an updated picture of Ellie. She is a great dog & our family, neighbors, etc. enjoy watching her play and point birds all day!!”
– Jimmy & Dana, Tennessee
“Randy, I thought you might like to know how “Jake” is adjusting (my son named him). We went to field for the first time yesterday and he is a natural. After the first bird he was holding point long enough for me to flush. Not too bad for his first day in the field. We didn’t lose a single bird (he found them all) but he isn’t quite ready to retrieve in the field yet. Once again thank you very much for helping us with the selection of the dog.
Attached is a picture of Jake and I with the profits of our first hunt.”
– Jay, Georgia
“Hunting today. Luke. Coming along well. Putting him on a lot of birds. Has a strong desire to please. Working on getting him steady on birds. Good nose.”
I just realized the other night that I had not contacted you. Back in Nov of 2006 we got our Angel dog from you. I never wrote to thank you so much for such a wonderful dog. Ellie has brought a lot of joy and happiness to all she meets. She always puts a smile on your face. Duane’s father passed away a few years ago, leaving his mom alone and depressed. She now has (for a long time now) Ellie. Every morning she comes over and picks Ellie up and they spend the day together, they go for car rides and walks (weather permitting) and then she is picked up and taken for her daily run or hunt depending on the time of year – she is really a God send. We live on the same block as an assisted living home and in the evenings we walk over and see the people sitting outside. These people can no longer have their pets with them and Ellie puts big smiles on their faces. They pet her and talk about their pets, it is a very happy time for all. It is so nice knowing that we can make a little difference.
Sure we have had our little situations with her, we have lost her a couple of times – people have been very good about contacting us when they find her (thank goodness). All of course wished that they could have kept her. When she went to school for hunting at first the trainer was kind of leery of taking her – not thinking she would be able to do hunting. ( He is a very well known trainer) But by the time it came time to pick her up he had gotten pretty attached and was very sad to see her go. And she has turned out to be a wonderful hunter.
We have a membership to a hunt club so she can go a little longer than just the regular season.
Words could never express the joy and happiness this member of our family has brought us and so many others.
Thank You once again we love her very much.”
-Duane, Glenda and Family, Minnesota
These pictures are of Buddy, a pup out of Twin Cedars Annie and Highway Dan, at 5 1/2 months old on one bird, on point, at the start of the retrieve, and at the finish of the retrieve. “He is an impressive pup and he’s only six months old!”
-John Youngblood, owner and trainer, Tennessee
“I just thought I would drop you a note to let you know how Dutchess is doing. She is in excellent health and a wonderful companion.
She graduated Saturday from an 8 week puppy training class at Pet Smart. It was a weekly class for Dutchess and I to learn to work together with basic commands and such things. She did a fantastic job all through the classes. Very quick to learn with an unbelievable desire to please, with anything I showed her and asked her to perform. She is a beautiful little dog. The training classes are conducted in the store and part of the training is negotiating all the sounds, the smells, other dogs and people. She is a hit whenever she is in the store. She just loves all the attention she gets. The instructor said a customer in the store told her he was getting a rare puppy that are hard to train but are great dogs. When he told her it was an English Setter she told him to come to our next class and see how well one does with training.
She demonstrates excellent manners with other dogs and with people. My one grandson is afraid of animals. No animal has ever bitten him or growled at him, but he was afraid. Since he has been around Dutchess on a regular basis he says she is the best dog ever and is becoming more comfortable playing with her and around other animals as well. It’s like she senses she needs to go a little slower around him so she doesn’t scare him.
With the house training she is doing very good. To the point that when she has an accident you wonder what went wrong. Her last best stretch without an accident in the house was a little over 3 weeks (I happen to think that is fantastic for any puppy her age). The other people in the puppy class couldn’t believe how well she was doing and were envious of her progress. With obedience to commands, her dog manners and house training.
Take care and Have A Great Day”
“We are excited to bring Allison home. We enjoyed our visit with Alli’s birth family. We were impressed with the disposition of all of your dogs. You have a top notch facility! . . . Alli & Clay are best friends already! Alli is part of the family with the dogs, cats, and us. . . Alli is a ‘wonderdog,’ she was barking at the door to potty and sleeping with us the second day we had her. . . It is remarkable the joy one puppy can bring to a family. Alli has definitely brought great joy to our family.”
– Pete, Kelli, & Clay, Ohio
“We had a tremendous time at your Kennel. What a first class operation. Your Dogs were great. So friendly and warm.”
– Bob, Sue, & the girls, Wisconsin
“Thought you might like to see some pictures of Mac. . . He’s doing great. . . He seems to have a great nose and hunting desire. He looks great and we have made him a pet also – bring him in at night from his kennel.”
– Tom, Georgia
Just wanted to update you on my pup’s progress. He seems to have very good scenting ability and is very intelligent. We are taking it kind of slow at this young age but he is already handling very well and locating birds with great intensity.
– Everett, California
” ‘Scooter’ made the trip like a pro. . . He is a real treat to have and was well worth waiting for Annie to deliver in style.”
– Bob, Missouri
“Just want to let you know that the male pup that I bought from you is doing great. He seems to be very bold and you can tell that he has been socialized with human touch since birth. . . So far he is doing great, he has really bonded with me. He is very bold, he is hunting when I take walks with him in the evenings. he is already pointing a grouse wing on a string by sight and by scent. He has been doing so well that yesterday I planted a quail for him where he could not see it, and when he came within 30 yards or so of the bird, his head went up and then his tail up and he immediately locked up into a beautiful point, very stylish looking, he held it for a long time before he broke point to go after the bird. This dog seems very birdy and so far I am very pleased with his temperament and his high head and tail carriage. Yesterday, while we were playing out in the front yard, I noticed him wind scenting something, so I tried to see what it was, and about 75 yards or so there was a rabbit in my horse pasture that he was scenting, wow I hope this is a small picture of things to come. . . Thanks for selling me this dog and for answering all my questions. . . P.S. I forgot to mention that this pup loves to fetch my old leather gloves over and over again, he can’t seem to get enough.”
– Mike, Kentucky
“Sadie is doing great. . . I have a swimming-fishing hole we put in our field and if we go down to the pond we can’t keep her out, she loves water . . . She is the joy of my life . . We spend a lot of time just playing. . .”
– Trish, Missouri
“Just wanted to let you know how our pup is doing. At our vet checkup this week he weighed in at 19 pounds. ‘Spot’ is a wonderful dog. He is very social, has been around many people, other dogs, rides in the truck or car, etc. He is so darn smart it amazes us. For example, this afternoon I was standing out on the pier looking across at the lake trying to figure out if we now have a beaver in there and all the sudden there goes Spot swimming out past the pier right toward where we were looking. I guess it was because we were looking and pointing in that direction but I would swear he was like, ‘ok, I’ll go check it out.’ I guess you can tell by now that he likes the water! Everyone just gushes over him. Our vet said he hasn’t seen a Llewellin in years. He seems to have become quite attached to us as well. Warmest regards and thanks so much for a wonderful dog.”
– Lisa, Mississippi
“‘Cassie’ did fine on the trip home. She slept most of the way. I had her outside and she is already acting birdy. Thanks for your help. We will keep in touch and will send pictures to let you see how she is growing. Also, please feel free to post our email addresses and name for references if you would like. . . Thanks again. If we hear of any one interested in getting a bird dog we will give them your web address.” . . . “Sending you some pics . . . She is pointing and doing really good. She knows what she is supposed to do. We could not have picked a better dog than the one we got.”
– Pat & Rhonda, Indiana
” . . . wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the pup. She has taken to our home and the field with great results. . . She has such a gifted nose, that it can find anything and especially trouble. She has just enough of a stubborn streak in her that I really appreciate in a working dog, and the family appreciates with her play. She points as if she’s been born to do it and has such a high energy level in the field that she would go forever. I really could not have made a better choice. . . I only wish now we had gotten two, but there’s always next year. I know ‘Maggie’ is only a little over four months old, but she makes us feel like we’ve known her forever. Thanks again.”
– Peter, Indiana
“I just want to tell you that Burt is in heaven over getting the pup he wanted. Gosh, I have not seen him this excited ever!!!!! He made me watch the training video and he is already spending way too much on her. The whole time telling me how we cannot spoil her, it’s pretty much guaranteed that she’ll be spoiled rotten in no time. . . I just want to thank you once more for all your help. Keep in mind that if anyone ever wants to talk to a ‘previous customer,’ we would love to do it and we would give you two thumbs up!”
– Burt & Alex, Arizona
“It has been about three months since we picked up our Llewellin pup from the Highway Dan/Twincedar Annie litter. ‘Lily’ has been a wonderful dog, and quickly made herself at home . . . She is very smart, sometimes too smart for her own good, but she definitely keeps me on my toes with her training . . . I have no doubt that she could easily handle everything that I throw at her. Just by watching her in the backyard, I am impressed with her hunting instincts –she is constantly pointing and chasing bugs, birds and anything else that might wander across her path. I’ll probably be introducing her to birds in the near future, so I will try to drop you a line about her progress once she gets going. Lily is, by far, one of the sweetest and good natured dogs I’ve ever had, as well as one of the smartest. She seems to have a great hunting drive, and a real desire to please. She loves to talk to us, although sometimes she talks too much!! . . . We are very happy with Lily, and we’re so glad that we were able to find you when we started looking for another dog. We were impressed with the quality of your kennel, and truly appreciated the time that you took to discuss everything with us before we made our decision. Thanks again, and I’m sure you’ll hear from us in the future.” – Steve & Tessa, Mississippi
“Randy: Just wanted to give you an update on our pup, Lily. Its been just over a year since we picked her up from your kennel, out of the Highway Dan/Twincedar Annie litter. Since then, we’ve sent her to Dr. Fortner for training … we dropped her off in late August and picked her up in early November. He was quite impressed with her, and commented on how easy she was to train. Various issues prevented me from actually hunting her until this month, but you would never know it from the way she performs. She is a fabulous hunter. Her nose is unbelievable; she often points birds 20-25 yards away — quite an accomplishment for a 15 month old pup! Her style is amazing, and as you can see from the pictures, she is incredibly intense. Throw on top of that what a great pet she is, and I cannot tell you how pleased and excited we are to have her. I cannot tell you enough what a great operation you have, and how good the dogs you produce are. They are not just great hunters, they are great family members too. I guarantee that I will be back in a few years to pick out another pup so I can have a couple of hunters! Thanks again for allowing us to have this wonderful dog.
PS I had the chance to meet Buddy when I dropped Lily off with Dr. Fortner, and I wanted to congratulate you on how well he has been doing in the trial circuit. I feel a little proud every time he wins another stake, just because I know you and Dr. Fortner! Also, let Jeremy know that he is getting quite the reputation as a handler amongst the NLGDC crowd. Keep up the great work!!”
– Steve & Tessa, Mississippi
“Tanner” (Brittany) at 4 mos
“Hunter” (Llewellin) at 6 mos pointing a wing while retrieving a dummy bird
“Hunter” at 7 mos on point
“They are learning their house manners well and are a real thrill to have in the woods with us. Both dogs are progressing very well and we are extremely pleased with each of them. Hunter is developing into a very handsome dog. Tanner is going to be a real gem. He is smart and responds well to commands. The pictures show both of the dogs on point.”
– Dick, Wisconsin
Just a quick note to let you know that the setter pup (Gypsy) I got from you is doing unbelievable work for a 9 month old dog. Great finds, solid points held to wing and so far no creeping on running birds. She backs and honors like a finished 4yr old. She will fetch every bird she can get to first, but I can call her off if necessary. She does like to run around a bit before retrieving but I’m not complaining. She has a great personality around the house and has had no issues with other dogs. Up ‘til now she has worked on pigeons, quail and chucker. Next week she graduates to pheasant and I am now planning to take her to South Dakota for some wild birds in November. Believe me, I did not expect to have her to this point for another year. This pup is making me look like a much better trainer than I am. It is just amazing what natural abilities a dog can be born with. You are to be congratulated for breeding such a fine dog. I even started working her on blind retrieves, we’ll have to see about this but I figured there must be something I have to actually train her to do.
Kentucky White Boy “Tuck”
“YOU CALL THIS A HUNTING DOG? RANDY I WAS PLAYING WITH THE PUP THIS AFTERNOON AND TOOK A COUPLE OF PHOTOS. THOUGHT YOU MIGHT ENJOY THEM. I’M A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT HIS STYLE AT THIS POINT. HA. HA. HAVE A GREAT DAY.”
“AS YOU CAN SEE BY THIS PHOTO [#4] , HE IS SETTLING IN NICELY. I’LL SHOW PETE THE PHOTOS THURSDAY WHEN I MEET WITH HIM. BE IN TOUCH. THANKS , JIM.”
– Jim, New Jersey
ALL STACKED UP!!!
“THOUGHT YOU MAY ENJOY THESE SHOTS, BOO ON POINT WITH PETEY BACKING AND A SOLO OF PETEY. I GAVE YOUR NUMBER AND WEB SITES TO A COUPLE OF CLIENTS THIS PAST WEEK, YOU SHOULD HEAR FROM THEM SOON. HOPE ALL IS WELL. ALL IS GOOD HERE. TALK TO YOU SOON.”
Just a note to bring you up to date on Brandi…she had a great “first season”. She went with me to Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, New Mexico and here in TN…she is well traveled. She found here share of birds all the way and I really think she works pheasant better than my old dog. The last day of the season here in TN she found a covey and held her point until I could get into position (at least 5 minutes) to shoot. I had to go back about 50 yards, cross a creek and then come back and get down in the creek to flush the birds. But I got a bird! She also made one of the few points we got on singles in New Mexico.
I took her to a hunting preserve last week and she found all the birds that were released and retrieved. But the most impressive thing was she made 2 very long retrieves. One bird I flushed 3 times without getting a shot and the third time she followed it until it came down and brought it to me. The other I got a piece of and it flew about a 100 yards and again she followed and brought it back. Another bird flushed and she saw it (it didn’t fly but a few yards) she pointed and held her point until I could get to her and I flushed the bird… IMPRESSIVE!
Again thanks for a great little dog.”
-Charles & Sandra, Tennessee
“And she brings the paper in each day!!!”
I wanted to send you a few pics of the pup I received from you Dec-07. We had somewhat of an extensive season for an old man and a young pup in Fall-08. She is about 3/4 size as I call her “Half Pint” sometimes but hunts about 110%. Hope you can keep the Edwards Line going although this will probably be my last pup after 40+ years in the field. ”
“Randy, Pete out for a run…loves to chase ducks until he has to swim then it’s easier to run on shore. Birdy you bet.
I have hunted Pete on Ruffed Grouse in No. Wisconsin. Ran circles around the GSP he hunted with. Grouse hunting is very similiar to brush busting rabbit hunting. Pete is fearless… Maybe too much he and porcupine met this year. Mouthful of quills for Pete, (Vet said calmest dog she ever dequilled), oh yeah porcupine died of lead poisioning!
I hunt Pete on quail, chuckar, and phesants.
House dog, you bet. Good with kids. Folks if you are looking for great dogs don’t look to the right or left… Travel to the micropolitan town of Wingo Ky.
Make sure you only take with you enough money to buy one dog…you will be apt to take home multiples. Randy will spend as much time with you as you need picking out the pefect pup for you.
Kennels are clean, well ordered, and a class act all around. Yep I have two of his wonderful Brits!
If you have any questions about Randy or Twin Cedars Kennels feel free to call me. O. 812 423 3143. H 812 490”
“This one Is Keady at 11 months. Keady was honoring/backing Pete at 8 months and was pointing and retrieving at 10-11 months…busting point you know, as soon as she hit the field… well what can I say she is a puppy…you want a dog trained you gotta take it to Randy. My 3 year old Brittany just kinda puts up with the as of yet non-“Randyized” pup Keady. Eager, aggressive, fearless,Keady is your dog. Randy’s dogs are great house dogs, sensitive companions but hunting machines. Around little kids they are the most gentle souls you could ask for…Well maybe not Keady…she still is a pup.”
“Hi there! We are so thrilled with the newest addition of our family. We named him Bishop. He is such a great puppy! He is adjusting well and pooping outside! Thank you for your patience yesterday and all your helpful knowledge. We will continue to send pictures as he grows! Many thanks.”
– Jarron & Jennie, Tennessee
“Hi there, just a quick update. Bailey is great dog, she minds so well and has yet to have an accident in the house. Dan has been slowly working with her. She loves to snuggle and has to be with us all the time. It doesn’t matter what we are doing she will come and lay down in the room we are in just so she can keep us in her sight. All the neighbors have fallen madly in love with her and we have had more company in the last few days then I think we have had in months! Dan has some pic’s he will be forwarding shortly. One is very proud of, but I will let him show off his pic’s . . . Once again. Thanks and like I said, all is going so well. I am soooooo glad we went with her. I just can’t tell you enough what an awesome dog she is.”
– Sherri, Dan & Josh, Oregon
“Just wanted to write a quick note to let you know “Dale Boca” is doing fabulous. She has arrived safely- even through the horrible snow, and is adapting very well. We lover her! I have attached a few pictures so you will know she is in great hands.”
– Jenn & Todd, Pennsylvania
“I thought I would drop you a line and show you a picture of the pup you sold me last July This is Daisy at 6 months old after her first Pheasant hunt in PA. Without her I would have came home empty handed. She did an excellent job of finding and pointing these birds for me. I still need to work with her a little more on retrieving, but overall she is a great bird dog. ”
– Steve & Carole, New Jersey
“Duke” and “Bear”
“Duke is a great dog! He loves birds, is always glad to see me and very energetic but never out of control. Duke obeys commands and loves water. He is as good in the water as our Lab, Bear. Duke has great scenting ability and points with intensity. He is also a great companion.”
“Last month they took her pheasant hunting for the first time and she found and pointed 5 of the 6 pheasants the hunters got. . . She is a very affectionate and lively dog.”
-Bill, Kathy & Kyle, Wisconsin
“I bought a Brittany from you out of some of Ed’s Brittany line that were born in October. I just thought I would update you on some of his progress! So far Shelby has turned out to be one of the best dogs I have ever owned! He has a drive for hunting that is hard to believe! He is a little over 8 months old now and I actually shot a few birds over him before the season ended. He pointed and retrieved them for me at 5 and 1/2 months old. He is now Whoa broke and he has become a retrieving machine! He knows many commands and has done well with them. It has been quite an experience for both of us, since I am new to training for bird hunting. I really get excited when he is running at a good pace and he swings sideways and locks up on a bird! I throw his retrieving dummy on land and in the water and he brings it right to me every time. His endurance and energy level is very high. Thanks again for a great dog!”
– James, Colorado
“We truly love her and she wins over everyone she meets.”
– Bill, Ohio
“Annie is already four months old and has lost her first few teeth! She finished her puppy shots today and our vet has told me at each visit what a perfect pup she is. She says she is perfectly proportioned, has great bone structure, is extremely alert, and has beautiful markings and color. She weighs 17 pounds and will weigh in at about 35 when full grown. She has very long legs. At home Annie is very active (which I expected) and spirited. She moves and glides as fast as the wind. She is very obedient, loving, house broken and always very happy. She is very intelligent and has learned so much. Example-when she needs to go out she jumps and hits the door knob to tell us. She doesn’t miss anything. She recently discovered the birds and squirrels in the yard. She even follows the airplanes. She plays for hours with our 4 year old granddaughter-they are real buddies. Needless to say we are very happy with our ‘Annie Wingo.’ . . . She has gotten a lot of freckles, her markings are striking and her eyes are greenish gold. People stop us all the time and comment what a beauty she is. She’s the smartest dog I have ever had. She often knows what I am going to do before I do it.”
– Mary, Florida
“Kate goes everywhere with us. . . Seems to be very smart. . . If she is quiet, watch out, she is into something. . . We really enjoy her.”
– Roger & Janice, North Carolina
“Ben is simply an amazing puppy. He learns VERY quickly. We placed a dog bed in the house and he will go there without hesitation when the ‘BED’ command is given. He also will kennel when told. This holiday weekend, we got 4 quail and took him out into the field. We bagged the birds in netted bags and planted them for Ben to find. You should have seen him after the first couple of birds . . . he sure knows what they smell like! I am very pleased with him. Our family is very lucky to have found such a wonderful dog! . . . Ben is such a wonderful dog, I really don’t know where to begin. He has become my 6 year old son’s best friend, and he even plays well with my 10 month old son. A perfect family pet, he can go to ‘bird dog mode’ in an instant. I have started training him with a few live birds and pheasant wings, and he loves it. I have introduced the sound of a cap gun. He has had perfect health, and has a great personality. My wife, rather skeptical , is now even open to the idea of getting another dog in a couple of years. Thank you again so much for your help. . . maybe I can get another puppy from you soon! . . . I just thought I would check in with you and give you an update on Ben at his first birthday. He is doing great with his training. I actually shot some wild birds over him this winter, and he has had a ball pointing, bumping, chasing pen raised birds. he will ‘whoa’ on command, heels and retrieves well.”
– Mark, Tennessee
“Buddy is too fast to catch in the action!”
– Kyle, Tennessee
“Just wanted you to see the progress of our puppy since Christmas. She is 16 lbs. now and full of spirit! She and our Golden are real pals. Thanks again. She is a great dog. . . She is a very smart and attentive pup, with a lot of energy. She and our golden play and wrestle around constantly.”
– Lisa, Florida
“Thank you for a wonderful pup, we are very pleased with our little ‘Belle.’ It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Very interested in another pup.”
– Jim, Kansas
“Spice” (11wks) & “Ginger” (1yr)
“We took ‘Ginger’ to the vet today. He said that everything was ok. He said that she was a very fine pup. . . Ginger went hunting today and found her first wild birds. She did remarkable. She held the birds perfectly. Killed two birds on the rise. She found both of those and then pointed several singles . . . It has to be mostly natural for her because I have not been able to put the kind of work in with her I would have liked. . . Ginger is still doing great. I have killed probably 15-20 wild birds over her. She had three really solid points and found every one of the dead birds. If anyone needs a reference you can give them my name.” . . . “‘Spice’ & ‘Ginger’ are doing wonderful!”
– Shawn, Kentucky
“I just wanted to let you know how happy we are with the puppy and how much we appreciate you working with us on getting her. She did great on the 8-hour ride home today and has fit right in on our couch with my husband, watching football!!! We really love her, and our son was ecstatic to see her. She has a very sweet personality and has us laughing all the time. She’ll be a family pet for us, but we have some friends with land up in northern Michigan, so she’ll get the chance to get out and do what comes naturally to her next summer. She really loves the outdoors. Thanks again!!”
– Kim, Michigan
“We are having so much fun with our pup, we are interested in a female to complete a pair. Do you anticipate any Fall/Winter litters?”
– Brian, California
“He’s adjusting to his new home and becoming comfortable around us. he’s very playful and loves attention-and sleeping with Nicklaus. Once again, thanks for everything. . . ‘Dipper’ is energetic, loving, playful-a good natured puppy. We’re still working on house training-not quite there yet, but I think we’re making progress. It looks like he’s already growing. Claude thinks Dipper is showing good hunting instincts already-he’s constantly running around with his nose to the ground.”
– Nancy, Texas
“I have been very pleased with my Brittany from Twin Cedars. He is very healthy and good tempered. He seems to be pretty quick to learn. The blood line seemed to be good, the kennel area was clean and the other dogs looked to all be in good shape. I talked with the Johnson’s several times by phone and via email and they were quick to answer all my questions and seemed very interested in their dogs. I found them on the internet and looked into them and several other breeders but chose to deal with Twin Cedars. . . I am very satisfied with my Brittany.”
– Phil, Kentucky
“I named our pup ‘Duke.’ he is adjusting well, and did ok last night. Your pups were in great shape and it was hard to make a choice.”
– Jeff, Indiana
“Everything is great. He is a very bright and cute pup. He seems to be very sociable also, we have bonded greatly already. I am quite happy, and thank you for being soooo helpful through this entire process.”
– Mark, Pennsylvania
“I bought a Brittany from your kennel about two years ago and have been so happy with her that I am thinking about buying another one. Will there be any pups ready to go home in the middle to the end of May.”
– Dan, Illinois
“I just read your opening about your Brittany from John Edwards in NC. I read the tribute to John you placed on your website and want to thank you for doing that. I too own dogs from his kennel and share your thoughts about him. . . I would like to keep in touch with you because it is time to begin looking for a replacement for one of the original dogs I purchased from John 11 years ago. . . I wish you well, and if I can ever help you vouch for that breeding let me know.” – Randy
“Greevs” 10 wks old pointing 1st chucker in New Jersey & 12 wks old pointing 1st quail in South Carolina
“I have had Brittanys before, but this is not like any Brittany I’ve ever had. We couldn’t be any happier with him. He’s very bold in the field, already using his nose, and looks to me like he has quite a brain. Very inquisitive, very responsive, and already birdy. We have not led him into birds. We bring him into the field that we know has birds and let him run and hunt until he finds one on his own. We have done lots of play retrieving and when I have him running loose in the field while I’m putting out ducks for training my labs he will take them back to the truck before I can get them all put out! I intend to compete with him in NAVHDA and I am sure he will excel. I also intend for him to be an AKC Master Hunter. He should not have any problem achieving this status. Thanks again. We’re really enjoying this great pup.”
– Pete & Liz, New York
” . . . ‘Tucker’ surprised us with the way he handled the trip. We were prepared for the worst of what can come out of a pup in 8 hours, but there was not one incident. We enjoyed meeting you folks and seeing the kennel, it’s quite impressive. We wish you the best of luck and we’ll keep you posted on Tucker’s progress on becoming a grouse dog. We appreciate all of your effort, thank you.” . . . “Our boy Tucker is looking like he’s got what it takes! Gives my husband chill bumps. Thanks again for all your effort. And, we have been looking in on your website, the other pups are looking good too.” – Kenny & Tia, West Virginia
Update: “Tucker” (11 mos.)
“I just had to send you a note on Tucker. Thursday I went to one of my favorite covers in Logan County, WV. The terrain there is steep to real
steep. I had just topped the ridge and there is a razor back point that runs off the main ridge. Tucker was on point about half way (100 yards)
out this point. I walked past him, telling him what a good boy he was, into the greenbriers. Nothing. “Tuck” circled around to my left and
locked up again ten yard in front of me. I worked my way on down the side of this point trying to stay up and ready for the flush. I love
this stuff, I don’t know why. When I got to him he relocated again but this time he locked up in mid stride, stretched out with his chest
almost touching the ground. The hill side there dropped off almost straight down and I could not see the ground where he was looking. The
birds don’t need much of an escape plan, they just jump down hill and set their wings and are gone. These two banked to the left and came
into my view way below and allowed me to salute them with both barrels. I have not seen a dog handle ol’ ruff that way that wasn’t old and
arthritic. I wouldn’t take a million dollars for that pup. Flushed 9 birds that day, only three from a point. They were all Tucker’s points.
At just 11 months of age, he might just make a bird dog. I have attached a couple of pictures of Tucker for you to see.”
– Kenny & Tia, West Virginia
We hope all is well in Wingo! Great looking bunch of pups you have on the web site.
We have just finished up another grouse season in West Virginia. The flush rates were similar to last year. We averaged around 1 flush/hr. in three of the four counties we hunted. Half that in the other. My shooting percentage went up, I blame Tucker for that.
Tucker will be four years old at the end of this month. We speculated after his first year that he just might make a bird dog. He has and is. In my opinion anyway, and for Tucker, the only one that matters.
I have been huntin’ with dogs ever since I was a pup. Dad always had Beagles, coonhounds and foxhounds, and we had a “ton of fun” with them. But, I can’t ever remember having more fun than I am right now huntin’ grouse with Tucker. He knows his job and loves it. I’m confident in him, and I have learned to never question that nose of his. He sure makes it easier for me to hold up my end of the deal.
I’ve told you I’m not a trainer, I’ve just turned him loose and followed him. He has figured the game out on his own. Thank you.
Again we truly hope all of you good folks are in good health and spirit and we will always appreciate you efforts. Thanks again,”
-Kenny and Tia, Kenna, WV
“It was great meeting you, Kena, and Alison. Thanks for taking the time to show us around the kennel. I was very impressed. The positive exposure to other dogs is already telling. ‘Tilly’ already appears socialized around other dogs, despite being freshly uprooted from her kennel mates and exposed to a new environment. She boldly approached the 70-pound retriever next door. Even at 8 weeks, there is no doubt about Tilly’s hunting instinct. I presented her a quail wing, which she tried to pounce on twice before figuring out she couldn’t catch it. The third time she held rock solid until I walked in to ‘flush’ the ‘bird.’ Later, I threw a fleece ball for her. She tried pointing it too until she finally decided it wouldn’t fly off, so she picked it up and immediately retrieved it to hand–something she’s repeated every time since. Today, I caught her posed stock still, pointing at the closet door. I wondered, ‘What in the world?’ until I realized that’s where I’d stored the wing. She’d walked near the closet and scented the ‘bird’ through the gap between the door and the hardwood! It took me longer to figure out than it did her, so I expect she’ll teach me a lot about hunting before it’s over with. . . I’m very impressed. Twin Cedars has obviously excelled at it’s part of the job. All the tools are there; now it’s up to me to extract and encourage the strong hunter that I know is encoded in this fine dog’s DNA. If nothing else, Tilly and I will have a blast continuing to learn from each other.” . . . “Just a quick update: Tilly is pretty solid sitting, heeling, and staying. I’m amazed at how quickly she’s learning. She’s still retrieving to hand, and we’re still play training with pointing. . . I’ve been taking her to a big field with a good wooded edge and cover just to get her comfortable in birdy territory . . . Thanks again for all your help. I’m more delighted with the pup each day.”
– Brian, Alabama
“Thought you might like to know that ‘Maggie’ is doing well. She weighs over 16 pounds now, we’re working on obedience training . . . she sits well, doesn’t care much for ‘down’, ‘stay’ is a trial for her but she can do it. Also, at just over 4 months old she’s pointing a little. We have a lot of mocking bird chicks that fall our of the nest this time of year. Maggie’s found two in the past week. Yesterday she locked up on one . . . as pretty a point as a person could want. Too bad you couldn’t see it or the grin on MY face.”
– Larry, Tennessee
“We just thought you might like to know how little ‘Bella’ was doing. She is a constantly energetic and loving dog. She is so attached to her new big sister Sadie. Sadie & Bella play all the time, and wherever Sadie goes, Bella follows. She is so curious about birds , and will be attending bird school in four months. She is a wonderful puppy, and we love her so much.”
– Joe & Misty, Washington