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Updated: November 28th, 2016
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Our Llewellin Setter Puppies!

The Purest of Llewellin's personal Dashing Bondhu Bloodlines
Available ANYWHERE in the Wo
Best Bloodline, Best Pups, Best Guarantee!

Our Dashing Bondhu bloodline have been line-bred for almost 150 years and basically reproduce like clones 99% of the time, except for appearance, like their color, markings, and amount of ticking. They were bred for the  Ole' English gentlemen/women pleasure FOOT HUNTING dogs and NATURALLY hunt VERY close when needed in thick heavy cover, the thicker the cover the closer they will hunt in front of you. About 80% have been sold to Ruffed Grouse hunting homes and have made excellent woods Grouse and Woodcock gun dogs and over 99% owners have been very satisfied with them with about 70% reports being their best bird dogs they have EVER owned. 
    They will also adjust to open ground and can be easily be taught to reach out making them an excellent choice for foot hunting quail, chukar, pheasant, and/or prairie grouse dogs and they have had the same 99% satisfaction and 70% being the best in their lives. 
   They build a strong bond with and have a strong willingness to please their owner's, making them easy to train the way you want them to hunt and adjust to the cover staying in eye sight and make wonderful loving and loyal family companion pets and have had the same 99% satisfaction. It's the less then 1%, that for some reason are not satisfactory is why we have our Life-Time Satisfaction Guarantee. F
our out of five (1/5th of 1%) of those returned, have been easily trained using our simple training method and resold as started bird dogs the following season. It seems one in one hundred just do not connect well with their first owner, but they will do just fine with their second. This means that only one in five hundred pups do not turn out to make a bird dog and even all of them will make a great pet for someone, so far.
    Our Dashing Bondhu breeding program has been a wonderful success over many years and we would like to praise God for it ALL as he is the creator of ALL life and the Holy Spirit lead us with Al and Drenda King's help to save the pure Humphrey bloodlines from extinction and in the process, we also preserved ALL the remaining trusted Dashing Bondhu bloodlines in our program. All our dogs are trained and proven in the field/woods and Gun Dog Certified, before being selected for breeding. Only the most natural of those with outstanding sensible, sweet personalities and amazing abilities are selected for our program. They MUST all have a strong willingness to PLEASE!
     We would especially like to praise God for sending us wonderful customers from around the world. Mike and Marie want to thank all those who purchased pups and supported their program and wish everyone a very happy, blessed, and healthy year. 
     Though we do not run a shooting preserve, our Setters have been sold to many top shooting preserves who use them because of their outstanding abilities,
unsurpassed beautiful hunting style, and consistency, day in and day out regardless the type of upland birds, hunting terrain, weather, or scenting conditions, they excel and are even being used for waterfowl and dove hunts.
     All the the best Shooting Preserve owners have told us our Setters are simply the BEST dogs they have. especially in getting their customers to come back again and again. Their clients not only enjoy them in the field or woods, they also enjoy them at the lodge or cabin before and after the hunts, making best friends with everyone they meet. If you have a preserve, hunting lodge, grouse camp, etc. and want return customers, you need a couple of pure Dashing Bondhu Llewellin Setters, your customers will be asking for them by name.

       Once again, we have received OUTSTANDING reports on last year's pups, with only one or two pups needing to be replaced. We are maintaining better than a 99% satisfaction record since we have been breeding these Setters since 1996 and have been told by geneticists that it is impossible to improve on that percentage since we must allow as much as 5% for natural birth defects which includes hunting. So not only have they proven to be genetically sound, but are amazingly 5 times above the rate of natural birth defects. 

    Please keep in mind, that anything that can be produced genetically can also be produced as a birth defect, but we do our very best to eliminate any problems and are doing everything possible to produce the very best quality, most natural, genetically sound, healthiest pups possible.
    When selecting your puppy, please realize that our Dashing Bondhu's have been line bred for 150 plus years by the worlds best breeders and are virtually like clones 99% of the time, so when it comes to good health, loving temperament, high intelligence, natural ability, and willingness to please they are all very much a like. If on the small chance a pup is different acting, we will specify it. 
   Basically, the only differences are in their color and markings. So you can be confident in choosing a pup that you want from their color, markings, and from the pictures sent to you or that are posted. Unless noted, the rest is automatically the same litter after litter regardless who the parents are. This is why we are able to provide a Life-Time Satisfaction Guarantee on every pup we offer. In fact, once we have carefully selected, trained, Gun Dog Certified, and added one to our breeding program, we have never needed to cull/remove one for producing inferior pups. "Like bred to like, produces like".
     On the very small chance any pup would show shyness or not be of the same high standards as expected, we will always note it in their email or posting and make them available without breeding rights for less. We do our very best to catch or spot any little thing out of place and will inform you before your purchase and we guarantee your total satisfaction for LIFE after the sale. NO gimmicks, NO games, EVERY PUP has a
Life-Time Satisfaction Guarantee.
    For some reason, we also end up with more males then females and it might appear we get more deposits for females, but the truth is, we actually sell twice as many males then we do females, most years. 
    We understand that males in most breeds and even most lines are usually stubborn and harder to train, both in the field and home, but BOTH males and females of these wonderful Dashing Bondhu Llewellin Setters have a strong willingness to please their owner's and most are what some call born broke. They are usually the easiest to house train and natural bird dogs, with super sweet personalities.

     Please note, because our Dashing Bondhu bloodline's are extremely intelligent, many of our pups will not point a bird wing. This is because they instinctively know that the wing is dead and many will only try and catch a wing to retrieve it to you and will not point one regardless how much you try. Fear not, this has NO indication on their ability to POINT steady on LIVE bird scent and your pup well  point on live birds where it really matters. In fact, I believe they are the smarter pups with the strongest instincts and because of this trait, our dogs are much less likely to false point, relocate points, or flash point wasting a hunter's time and will have the live bird/s body scent when they point. This is just one of the many amazing instincts these Setters have. Also, a very high percentage of our Llewellin Setter pups and adults will point with confidence naturally holding their heads and tails high (10-12 O'clock) similar or a little lower then the dog pictured in the background. If you want a dog that points old world style, insecure, holding it's tail low (8-9 O'clock), head down, they may be force trained to do so, even though low carriage is not a natural trait for a confident bird dog with exceptional scenting ability and is not preferred by American hunter's. We do not recommend you purchase one of our pups if you prefer a low style bird dog or you don't want a highly intelligent and natural dog. They are not for people who like to force train, they are natural at pointing, retrieving, and backing and do not respond well to harsh training methods.
Though they can be easily trained to flush birds on command, we personally don't use our Llewellin Setters to flush birds. We feel that this contradicts their naturally bred and programed instinct to hold their points solid until the hunter or handler flushes the bird/s and they hold until a bird is shot down.

It's our opinion that the only times a dog should break point is when birds are moving on the run, like Pheasants, Chukar, Sharp tails, and some quail species are very apt to do. All our dogs will instinctively back off a point when this happens and circle around the birds cutting them off and re-pointing them to pin them down between you and them leaving no where for the birds to go. This will cut down on the time from when your dog smells the birds and you get to shoot them. Other breeds usually break point and keep moving up on the birds and re-point over and over again, until the birds reach thick cover and stay in place or get away in thick cover. 

Also, when they make a long point off the bird/s and they are instructed with a light tap on one ear to move up and re-point closer to the bird/s. Or when they rarely point out of sight of the hunter in thick cover and have not been located by their master for a while, most will naturally back off their point to locate their master and will lead them back to the birds and re-point them. These were highly favored traits by Mr. Llewellin, Mr. Humphrey's, and Fr. Brannon's personal dogs and are all still very strong instincts we favor in all our Setter's today.

How to Train your Dashing Bondhu Setter

Dashing Bondhu dogs Past and Present

Fd.Ch.Ch. Armstrong's Dash II
The foundation dog of the Dashing Bondhu's!

Hank's Ringo Bondhu
(King Llewellin Kennel)
Pure Dashing Bondhu bred!
A perfect example how genetically similar the Dashing Bondhu's are today from the originals, with the original Fd.Ch.Ch. Armstrong's Dash II pictured on the left and  134 years later Hank's Ringo Bondhu pictured on the right. Can there be any doubt that they are the same pure Dashing Bondhu bloodlines?

BTW, Hank's Ringo Bondhu, is out of OLN's "Hank" and Dashing Chess Bondhu (our Blaze's litter-mate) and is the sire of our Hank, DB Chess, Missy, Odette and the grand sire of our Princess, Freckles, and Babe and is half brother to Irish Chess Bondhu, OLN's Dash and is related to all the rest of our dogs. So you can see he is in our dogs a lot of times. Of course Armstrong's Dash II was the sire of Fd.Ch.Ch. Dashing Bondhu, the foundation of the Dashing Bondhu bloodline and is in all our dogs many, many times, waaaaaaaaaaay back.

Attention All Customer's
Subject Microchips

     We microchip all puppies with the Pro-Mini ID microchip (smallest and safest microchips available) that are pre-registered to the International Progressive Dog Breeders' Alliance, 'IPDBA' dog registry. In the past, this has allowed us to rely on IPDBA to contact you if your pup/dog was lost and then found by animal shelters and vet clinics. It has now come to our attention that some shelters are not willing to contact the original registered owner, kennel, registry of the microchip if the chip has not been registered to an individual dog and owner with a national online microchip registry. IPDBA will continue to contact dog owner's if they are contacted, but to make sure all shelters will contact you, we recommend that you also register your pups/dogs microchip for life for a one time low fee with the Microchip Registration Center at http://www.microchipregistrationcenter.com/  or call (800) 434-2843. Please add our Customer Provider Code # C14240 , so we can keep track of our pups registered within their system.

This will assure you that your dog is registered for life in your name and personal contact info, in all three online national lists and will allow you to make your contact changes online without any additional charges for life.

Please note: We do not receive any discounts or proceeds for recommending the "Microchip Registration Center" or the Pro-Mini ID microchip. We do so because we have been pleased with their excellent service, products and want our customer's to receive the same.

100% Free with every puppy purchase!
    • Consultation before sale (best by email mvcr@scrtc.com ).
    • Help in selecting the right pup for you.
    • Mini Pro-ID Microchip (smallest chip available and Internationally recognized and required by IPDBA Registry) inserted under skin between shoulder blades for FREE!
    • Tattoo ID (usually the last three digits of microchip, usually in left ear unless right ear is lighter color), required by IPDBA Registry and also in case chip stops working and for quick ID.
    • Health/Vaccine/Worming Record provided for Free. Wormings start at 3-4 weeks and continued every 2-3 weeks. 5-6 Way Vaccines including Neo-Par ( newest and ONLY Parvo vaccine that will protect pup from all known strain) started at 4-5 weeks and continued every 2-3 weeks.
      All Vaccines and wormings, given up to date for age, usually no need for vaccines or wormings for 2-3 weeks from time of purchase.
    • All pups are born with worms, so all pups are treated with Albon/Baycox, Nemex/Ivomectin bi-weekly starting at 2-3 weeks to help eliminate all parasites. These are the best treatments available, but because no treatment is 100% effective, pups will likely require one or two followup wormings after sale. We even continue monthly treatments for all our dogs with Ivomectin, to prevent, Heart Worms, as well as most other worms.
    • Expert training advice (after sale) please see How to Train your Dashing Bondhu Setter.
    • Expert breeding advise (after sale) if needed.
    • Life-Time Satisfaction Guarantee!
By popular demand we are now offering our

Kansas Wild-Stock Ring-neck Pheasants
Fresh Hatching Eggs and Chicks
Breeders originally from eggs collected from
Kansas wild nests after hens were killed by mower.

Hatching Eggs
 Day old chicks available May-September
2016 SOLD OUT!
Book NOW for 2017 Eggs, Chicks, or Started Birds
Eggs Shipped or picked up, Chicks/Started Birds pickup ONLY!
(Very Limited Supply on chicks& Started birds)
Sorry, NO eggs, chicks or adult birds of our wild stock quail available in any form.

Book your 2017 order NOW!
(Limited Supply)
2017 Hatching Eggs/Chicks
2016 SOLD OUT!
NO Better Pheasants for stocking, shooting, training, table, or for mounting. Very brilliant, strong flyers, non-runners, hardy, and predator smart, with excellent survival and reproducing rates in both the wild and in captivity.  If you want to hunt Pheasants like you hunted with your Dad or he hunted with his Dad years ago, these are them. True WILD Ring-necked Pheasants that are surprisingly easy to raise and very hardy, broody, have the strongest survival instincts, that I have ever seen in 48 years as a Game Farm breeder. If you want to increase your local pheasant population with great genetics, or want to introduce true wild pheasants to your area, these are the BEST!  They are the true wild size, roost at night, and stay put in cover. They do not run in good cover. We have been stocking and hunting these pheasants since 2010 and not had one bird has run on our Setters, but be ready for an explosive flight. Very strong high flying birds.

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Example: How pups can change as they grow...
Not all pups change this much, but this is why we send an outline diagram of each pup showing their expected ticking as an adult. That way, our customer's will know about how much ticking a pup will have as an adult. Just because they are born all white, does not mean they won't have a lot of ticking as an adult. All pups are born without any ticking and will get a little to a lot of ticking as they develop. At 5 week old, we can make an educated guess on the amount of ticking a pup will have as an adult. The same goes for pups with markings, they are born with markings, but the amount ticking will vary from a few to a lot and won't come in fully until an adult.
(Pup shown for an example Not For Sale)

Tri-Belton pup at 3 wks
(born all white and still all white)

Same Tri-Belton pup at 6 wks old
(has faint ticking on body, but showing ticking on belly, legs, ears, and muzzle)

Same pup at 3 months old
(Tri-Belton is 3/4 ticked)

Same pup at 12 months old
(Tri-Belton is fully ticked now)
Amount of Ticking will vari from pup to pup.
Please note: Not all our pups will have this much ticking as an adult, some will have very little ticking at all. We provide a color diagram of each pup's expected ticking as an adult and try to lean to the heavy side, so their will be seldom any surprises. We try our best to please our customers.

Same pup (Tri-Belton) with his best hunting buddy Nik
and Nik's first Pheasant in MA!
Don't forget to take a kid hunting!
His Dad is one happy customer :)
2016 BEST

On behalf of Vetary.com, I want to congratulate Mountain View Kennel on receiving the Best English (Llewellin) Setter Breeder Award!

Vetary has analyzed top English (Llewellin) Setter breeders and cross referenced positive social mention data with top analytics platforms. Your site was a clear winner with U.S. pet owners over the last 12 months. For context, Vetary awards breeders with best-in-class online buzz, content, visuals, and most importantly, a strong cause and devotion toward their breed of dogs.

Current # of active 2016 Deposits


We are accepting $100. deposit checks to be added to our active or inactive waiting lists. All pups are first offered to those on our active waiting list in the order received, before being posted and offered to the public. About 90% of pups are never seen by the public, but because many of those waiting are waiting for a certain color, marking, breeding, or time frame, many will pass on pups until they get one that meets their desire, so the amount of pups that become available will often change. We have seen as many as 14 people on our active waiting list pass on a new pup and end up posted available on our website.

2017 Deposits




Please Note: Over the years, we
have also had several people on our "active waiting list" ask to be placed on an "inactive list" who may have lost a job, a family illness, hardship, or who wanted to send in a deposit to be high up on our active list for a pup sometime in the future. These people are not reflected in the numbers above. Only those currently on our "Active waiting list" are reflective in the numbers above. If any of those on the "inactive" list become "active" again they will resume their place in line according to their "date that their deposit was received". The same goes with those who become "inactive" on the active list, they will be removed from the "active list" until they are ready for their pup. This may change the placement on the active list, so placement cannot be guaranteed and may change without notice, but we do guarantee that your "date of deposit received", will ALWAYS be honored, without EXCEPTION and once a pup has been chosen by you, it is reserved for YOU.

Also, please understand as one of the breeder's who saved this bloodline, we ALWAYS reserve the right to keep a pup for OUR breeding program out of any litter. This will only be done before they are offered to anyone and when deemed necessary for preserving their genetics within the Dashing Bondhu bloodline. Again, once a pup has been chosen, the choice will be honored.

By sending a non-refundable deposit or when purchasing a pup/dog out right from us, you agree and accept all conditions and policies in our Life-Time Satisfaction Replacement Guarantee. Please, make out deposit checks to Marie Bloodgood and send to: 

Marie Bloodgood
11290 N. Dixie Hwy.
Bonnieville, KY 42713

Please read about our selection process and how it works below on this page before sending in a Non-refundable deposit.

All our pups have a 
Life-Time Satisfaction Guarantee!
Best Bloodline, Best Pups, Best Guarantee!

Out of


Please Note!
We are accepting $100.00 deposits now...

for future litters this year and beyond. The sooner we receive your deposit the more choices you will have. Of course we realize it's hard to plan to purchase a pup before you see them, so please understand, you have the right to wait until a pup to your satisfaction is available and we also guarantee your satisfaction 100% after the sale for their Life.

Mountain View Kennel, LLC is registered business with the State of Kentucky and ALL pups that are picked up, must add 6% Kentucky sales tax of purchase price ($6 per $100) including deposit (at time of sale). Only pups that are shipped do not require sales tax.

Please make out deposit checks to Marie and send to:

Marie Bloodgood
11290 N. Dixie Hwy.
Bonnieville, KY 42713

May God Bless YOU!

Litters Planned!
100% Dashing Bondhu Puppies

Gun Dog Certified Parents!
Planned litters are listed in random order and are placed together,
may already be bred or may not bred for several months.
Once they are seen breeding or start to show,
they will be listed in "Litters Due" below.
(Planned Litters are subject to change.) 

                             GDC Dashing Bondhu Ringold X GDC Dashing Bondhu Silk                                

                          GDC Dashing Bondhu Ringo X GDC IrishKing Bliss Bondhu              

                  GDC Dashing Bondhu CountOrtho X GDC Dashing Bondhu Odette                         
GDC Dashing Bondhu HanksRingo X GDC IrishKing Bondhu Lady       
  GDC Dashing Bondhu Ashly X GDC Dashing Bondhu Satin 

GDC Dashing Bondhu Hank II X GDC Dashing Bondhu Nell      

  Life-Time Satisfaction Guarantee!

Litters Due!
100% Dashing Bondhu Puppies

Gun Dog Certified Parents!

Due dates are estimated times due and may be off by a week or two.
We also may have several litters due, but females may not be showing yet.
Also, please allow for the possibility of a false pregnancy.

 All our carefully selected Setters breed "Naturally" without any assistance as nature intended. No artificial insemination or tube feeding pups to help save any not meant to survive. We always have several top proven females in with our outstanding proven studs (one stud per pen with one-three females) and they ALL MUST and do get along as a testament to their great temperaments. Some females may already be bred, but are not showing yet. We will post them as due as soon as they are seen breeding or begin to show.

Though our studs are not kenneled together, they are all loaded and hunted together like our dams and are non-aggressive toward one another. All our dogs MUST get a long well together or they will not be a part of our program.

Litters Due
Due 12/1/16 +/- GDC Dashing Bondhu Ringold X GDC Dashing Bondhu Othoette  (seen breeding)

Due 12/10/17 +/- GDC Dashing Bondhu Hank'sRingo X GDC Dashing Bondhu Miss (showing)

Due 12/15/16 +/- GDC Dashing Bondhu Ashly X GDC Dashing Bondhu Janie  (showing)

Due 12/16/16 +/- GDC Dashing Bondhu Royal X GDC Dashing Bondhu Cora  (seen breeding)

We are sure there are other females due who are not showing yet, we will post their info as soon as we know.
Life-Time Satisfaction Guarantee!

Nursery News
New 2016 Litters
All Litters are
100% Dashing Bondhu!

Gun Dog Certified Parents!

All pups will be evaluated at 5 weeks of age and will be first offered to those on our waiting list.

Litter # N16  
Double GDC Dashing Bondhu CountOrtho Bred Litter
100% Humphrey
Date of Birth: 11/05/16 Has 3 male & 3 Female pups
Sire: GDC Dashing Bondhu Count
(GDC DB CountOrtho X GDC DB Silk)
Dam: GDC Dashing Bondhu Rosette
(GDC DB CountOrtho X GDC DB Rosie)
Puppies Pedigree
Notes: We are expecting exceptional pups in this litter. When these pups are evaluated at 5 weeks, they will have to go through our waiting list and may or may not be available after that.
Life-Time Satisfaction Guarantee!

Available Puppies!
               Pure Dashing Bondhu Litters
"Best Bloodlines, Best Pups, Best Guarantee" 

           Gun Dog Certified Parents!


    Photos NEVER do our pups any justice and they always much look better in the flesh. All photos posted of pups/dogs are the most recent photos we have. We will update photos as soon as time allows us to do so.
New photos are posted and shared with everyone when we are able to update them. Only those on our waiting list will be privately emailed photos of each pup available before posting them to the public. If you would like to reserve a place on our waiting list, please follow the directions to send a deposit lower down this webpage.    
    Most years we post less than 1/10th of the pups we produce, so if you are wanting get to see pups as soon as they become available, even one or two years away, we recommend sending a deposit check to get on our waiting list for a high place on our waiting list.

Please note: For unknown reasons, as long as we have been breeding this bloodline, it has produced twice as many males as it does females and even though we sell many more males than females, we usually have more deposits remaining for females than males and sometimes have some male pups posted on our website.

Sorry, No Pups available at this time.

PLEASE, Do NOT feed any puppy/dog foods with ANY "Poultry-by-Products", "Chicken-by-Products", or "Animal Digest" in them. Many of these foods have medications, chemicals and/or additives to make those animals grow faster, larger, more tender, and moist and will effect the growth and future health of your puppy and dog. Doing so will NULL & VOID our Life-Time Guarantee.

We feed all our dogs and pups "SPORTMIX® Stamina 24/18" Dog Food.  

Available in 50# Bags

SPORTMIX® Stamina Adult Mini Chunk Dog Food is formulated for physically active dogs that require a sustained level of endurance. SPORTMIX® Stamina Adult Mini Chunk is a nutrient-rich formulation with selected high quality ingredients combined with vitamins and minerals which promote strong muscles and bones, and glossy coat. SPORTMIX® Stamina Adult mini Chunk is highly palatable; your dog will love the hardy taste. The optimum protein and fat level helps promote extra energy, vitality and endurance needed for overall good health and staying power. SPORTMIX® Stamina Adult Mini Chunk supplies your dog with a naturally preserved, 100% complete and balanced diet for a healthy active life.

Ingredients: Meat Meal, Ground Yellow Corn, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols Vit.E), Wheat Flour, Rice Bran, Corn Gluten Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Salt, Brewer's Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement.

Ingredients highlighted in red are what we want to see in our dog food.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein,  no less than 24.0% 
Crude Fat, no less than 18.0% 
Crude Fiber, more than 5.5% 
Moisture, not more than 10.0% to help maintain strong teeth. 
• Vitamin A & Omega 6 fatty acids to promote healthy skin and a shiny coat.

We ONLY recommend the "Stamina" and "Wholesome" SportMix products. The other SPORTMIX® Dog Foods are NOT recommended because they have Chicken-by-Products in them. Please DO NOT FEED ANY FOODS WITH BY-PRODUCTS or ANIMAL DIGEST, it will null and void our Guarantee!

We have fed "Stamina" for some time now and raised many litters on it and have been completely satisfied with their stamina, health, coat, litter size & over-all health, and feel the 24% protein and 18% fat is the perfect balanced  formula for our Setters well being.

We do NOT recommend dog foods over 28% protein, because we have found that they will cause loose ligaments in their hips, knees, ankles, and feet as well as cause liver and kidney problems in their later years.

We do also add Goat or Lamb Milk Re-placer 25/25 to our nursing mothers and pups food mixed with warm water for their first 7 weeks and then feed all the dry food they want for their 1st year and then may ration their food if needed, but most of our Setters are in perfect condition eating it free will. 

When feeding high quality foods you will add years to their life span, have less vet bills and even save on the cost of feeding them in the long run. Dogs actually eat and need half the high quality food as they will eat and need of cheaper foods. Saving a few dollars on a bag will usually cost more since the dog may need to eat twice as much food.

To locate a store with SportMix near you, go to http://www.sportmix.com/whereToBuy/index.php  and add your zip code. Call each store to make sure they carry the "Stamina" SportMix or "Wholesomes" SportMix formulas. Some stores only carry the lower priced SportMix foods with by-products, so you may need to have them order you some "Stamina" in their next order.

We personally do not recommend ANY Purina dog foods, especially "Puppy Chow", "Purina One", "Purina Pro Plan". We know of several dogs of many breeds (not from our kennel) who have had chronic coat, skin problems, hyper, and thin while being fed "Purina Pro Plan" or "Purina One" and when changed over to one of the foods we do recommend, they have all cleared up completely, gained weight, and calmer. Most of their foods have Poultry By-Products, Animal Digest, or Chicken by-products which will also null and void our health guarantee.

To be fair to Purina, if you are raising Game Birds, Purina Game Bird foods are the BEST food to feed them. It cost more, but it's been our experience raising game birds for over 47 years including for NY state conservation department, that the birds will hardly peck at all and will grow to be strong boned and fully feathered. Especially, Purina Game Bird Startina, we start all our quail and pheasants chicks on it. 

We have tried just about all other brands of game bird feeds and found it cost less to feed Purina Game Bird foods because of much less losses. When you consider the value of a half or full grown pheasant or even a quail, not to mention having a lot less live birds and without any feathers to protect them when released in the end and you lose even 1-2 birds, it cost more to feed the cheaper feed then it does to feed them the Purina. Also, a stronger, healthier, well feathered bird will fly and survive better in the wild and won't contaminate the native birds. All comments made are my personal opinions formed over many years of experience as a Supreme Grand Master Breeder. 

Please note: We no longer recommend "Taste of the Wild"Retriever® Hi-Pro dog food (from Tractor Supply® TSC), Ole Roy® Hi-Pro dog food from Wal-Mart® or any dog foods made by these brands. These high protein dogs foods will cause loose ligaments as they developed and our adult Setters had very little stamina and even had VERY poor scenting abilities to what the same dogs normally had when they were on "SportMix® Stamina" and it has now been confirmed with several customer dogs having the same problems when fed those foods. We never thought it was possible for a manufactured dog food to adversely effect a dogs scenting and hunting abilities until we fed them.

This may explain why we have been able to easily train the less than 1% returned unsatisfactory and place them in new satisfactory homes.  If you are feeding one of them or are not satisfied with your dogs scenting abilities, or stamina, you will see a noticeable improvement feeding them one of the following foods listed below. It may be the answer to problems you may be having with your pup/dog.

WARNING! Recent testing has shown that Blue Buffalo foods have only 5% Meat and not the quality as advertised. Blue Buffalo also makes "Taste of the Wild" and we do not recommend these very high protein dogs foods with no grains at all. Super high protein can cause loose ligaments, as well as liver and/or kidney problems later in the dogs life. Our Setters will not grow right on super high protein foods of 30-34% or more and may effect their long term health/life.

#1 Though SPORTMIX® Stamina 24/18 is available at most Feed stores, TSC's,  and Pet Mart stores, some of our customers may not be able to get the "Stamina" in their area. Even though it is available online, S/H may be high, so we recommend the following brands of dog foods in the following order:

#2 "Master Pet®" Summit 28/18 or High Energy 24/14 (Ohio Pet foods, only available in OH, PA, & parts of NY. We fed Master Pet for 20+ years, the best dog food on the market, slow cooked, highest digestibility 96+%, but can no longer get it here in KY, if it ever becomes available again we will feed it and NOTHING else.)

#4 Wholesomes® , Lamb or Chicken & Rice, is a new all natural, dog food made by SportMix® and are a high quality food, available at most pet marts and some-what more reasonably priced then Blue. It is also one that does not have super high proteins like many brands without corn, wheat, etc.. Super high protein can cause loose ligaments, as well as liver and/or kidney problems later in the dogs life. Our Setter will not grow right on super high protein foods of 27-34% or more.

Please note: We do not sell dog food or receive any coupons or proceeds for recommending any of these products and only do so to help our customers select quality safe food for their pups and dogs. We have been offered many deals to feed our dogs and recommend brands that have by-products, digest and/or other additives we refuse to feed our dogs. We would never recommend something we would not feed ourselves, regardless how much they offer.


Llewellin Setter Puppy Price List
Prices listed are subject to change.

We have tried to keep our prices low even with all the many increases in the cost to raise them and the huge demand for them. Dog food has almost doubled since 1995 as well as vaccines and fencing, etc.. Even so, we still have our Dashing Bondhu pups priced far below what they originally cost us when we purchased them. 

Also, please keep in mind that ALL our Setters are "Gun Dog Certified", we have the added expense of training each and every dog we add to our breeding program, then only selecting the most NATURAL and best TEMPERED to our breeding program, assuring our pups are out of PROVEN, Natural parents, and are "genetically sound", which could save you hundreds of dollars in professional training, veterinarian expenses, and All our pups come with a 100% Life-Time Satisfaction Guarantee! Mountain View Kennel is the first and only kennel to offer such a full guarantee and is setting the STANDARD for the rest to follow if they can. If you can possibly find a better Guarantee on any bird dog, we will match it 100%.

ALL pups are sold with FULL breeding rights, unless noted for "Non-breeding home only". We feel it is important to have whole dogs with breeding rights available in case they are ever needed to help save the pure Dashing Bondhu bloodline again, but if you prefer to spay or neuter yours, it is fine with us. There are no better or genetically sound (clean) strain of dogs available in the world, then the pure Dashing Bondhu Llewellin Setters.

For some odd reason, we do get almost twice the males pups as we do female pups born, so it often appears females are in more demand, but we sell almost twice as many males as we do females each year. 

Prices listed are for 6-9 week old pups, if you purchased a pup and will be unable to pick it up or receive it by it's 10 week birth date, please add $50 per week boarding fee after 9 weeks unless our fault. We allow some 6 week old pups to be personally picked up for early bonding and can ship starting at 8 weeks of age in most cases. Shipping prices increase with pups after 9 weeks old, because of their increased size.
Please Note!
    Starting January 1st, 2017 the price for all pups sold with Fr. James Brannon's Irish Bondhu Setters in their pedigrees will increase $100. making pups with our without the bloodline the same price. The reason for doing this is three fold.

1. We can no longer continue to price our pure Dashing Bondhu Llewellin's Setters for less than we originally purchased them for many years ago.
2. For over a dozen years
now all reports show that our pups with the highest percentage of Fr. Brannon's Setters in their pedigrees are equally as high quality in all respects as those without any. There is simply no recognizable difference between the 100% Humphrey and those with Fr. Brannon's Irish Bondhu and/or Belgium bloodlines in them, regardless the percentage of each. Perfect examples are that both "Hunting with Hank" and "Upland Days with Dash", stars have both bloodlines in them.

3. Through our years of research, we found that Fr. Brannon Irish Bondhu Setters all originated from Sir. Richard Llewellin's kennel and Fr. Brannon and the Humphrey's were very good close friends and were very familiar with each other Setters, even using each others studs. It was also very common for Fr. Brannon and the Humphrey family to switch homes/kennels for a few months during the summer, taking care of each others Setters/kennels, so the Humphey family could summer in Ireland.
Keep in mind that it would be like someone from New York state summering at New Jersey's Atlantic City.

We will continue to show percentages of Humphrey, Fr. Brannon, and Belgium bloodlines, to give them credit for their contributions and for those who care and will continue to produce 100% Humphrey pups as well as pups with as much of Fr. Brannon's and the Belgium bloodlines in them as possible to preserve as much of those bloodlines for generations to come.   

Note: This is the pricing system used for pricing our pups and for future pups not posted, the price posted on posted pups is the price of the pup (without tax or S/H).
2016 Puppy Price List 
(Still $100.-$200. Less then what we paid. Prices subject to change)

Pure Dashing Bondhu Puppies

"Best Bloodlines, Best Pups, Best Guarantee"

6 weeks - 10 weeks old
Male pup's start at $800.00 ea.

Female pup's start at $900.00 ea.


We have returned our starting prices to years past, they are for all pups of pure Dashing Bondhu pups with Fr. Brannon Irish bloodlines in them.

100% Pure Humphrey

Please, add $100. to the starting price for pups of pure "100% Humphrey" breeding. These bloodlines were originally imported by Dr. Stephenson in the 1960's directly from William Humphrey and his grandson Chris Sorenson and were kept from the public for nearly 30 years. The King's did get some putr Humphrey bred Setters in the 1960's as well and continued them for many years, but with OLN's Hank's popularity, they were crossed with Fr. Brannon's bloodline and became almost extinct in the pure form and it took us several years of hard work and expense to save the 100% Humphrey form from extinction. They are simply the best of the best. We cannot say the pure Humphrey are any better than those with Fr. Brannon bloodline, but we feel the odds of getting a one in a life-time bird dog and family companion might increase your chances. 

The starting price is for all pups that are Black, & Ticked. This is the original and most common pure Llewellin Setter color.

True Beltons, are born completely without any markings. They then begin to get ticking a few weeks later similar to one or both of the parents. Please add $100. extra if a Belton pup.

Tri-Color is, Black, (Orange/Tan), & Ticked. Please add $50. extra for Tri-color.

It has taken many years of selective breeding to produce the beautiful White & Chestnuts (Liver) or White & Orange (Tan) in this strain, especially the Tri-Chestnut (White, Chestnut, Tan,& Ticked) so please add $50. extra if pup is a Chestnut or Orange in color and another $50. extra if a Tri-Chestnut.

Quad and Quad-Belton: We originally thought we could see additional colors on our Setters and thought they could have four different colors, but after consulting with canine geneticists and much research, the consensus is that it is not genetically possible! Shades of the same color do not constitute a different color. Many Setters have lighter color on ears, belly, and other parts of their belly. Also new hair will be darker than old hair. Just look at most Irish Setters, which are solid Red, but can have much lighter shades on ears, belly, etc..

Though some may appear to be, you cannot genetically have Black and Chestnut on the same dog for an example. Chestnut gave the addition of a dilute gene, making Black appear Chestnut (Brown/Liver), so if the dilute gene is present, all black pigment will be diluted the Chestnut color, including the nose and eyelids.

Pricing Examples

Example #1: a Blue Belton, please add $100. for being a Belton.

Example #2: a Chestnut Belton, add $50. for being a Chestnut and $100. for being a Belton = $150. Total should be added to starting price.

Example #3: a Tri-Chestnut Belton, add $100. for being a Tri-Chestnut and add $100. for being a Belton = $200. Total should be added to starting price.

Example #4": A 100% Humphrey, Tri-Belton. add $100. for being pure Humphrey, add $50. for being a Tri, and add $100. for being a Belton = $250. Total should be added to starting price.

Prices will increase after 10 weeks of age and may increase every two weeks for extra care, wormings, and vaccines, so if a pup posted is marked higher than the above calculations, this is the reason.
Mountain View Kennel, LLC. is registered business with the State of Kentucky and ALL pups that are picked up, must add 6% sales tax of purchase price ($6 per $100) including deposit. So far only pups that are shipped do not require sales tax in Kentucky.

"Best Bloodlines, Best Pups, Best Guarantee"

No matter how good a breeding program is maintained,
nature is never perfect, so all our pups come with a
Life-Time Satisfaction Guarantee!

Many pups are born with pink or spotted noses, but about 95% will become solid in color when mature. Tri-color, White & Black and most White & Orange pups will have solid Black noses when mature and Tri-Chestnuts, White & Chestnuts, and some White & Orange pups will have solid brown noses when mature.

Please note: All Dashing Bondhu bloodlines go back to Mr. Llewellin's personal Setters that he himself bred for over 50 years and Mr. Humphrey and Fr. Brannon were very close friends and frequently bred, trained, and traded their pure Dashing Bondhu's until 1963 when Mr. Humphrey passed away. Fr. Brannon continued his strict breeding program of his Bondhu's until his passing and the great Ambassador was imported in 1988 and was bred to a pure Humphrey female that produced H/F IrishKing Bondhu Ashly. We have found no difference in their natural hunting abilities or genetic soundness in Fr. Brannon's Setters, both are identical. The only Belgium bloodline carried in some of our Setters are pure Humphrey Dashing Bondhu breeding without any Wind'Em, they are the same quality bloodlines imported to the USA in the 1960's by Dr. Stephenson. It was kept pure in Belgium after Mr. Humphrey's passing in 1963 and then imported to the USA in the early 1990's. 

For those interested, because of their rareness of the pure Humphrey blood, please add $100 for 100% Humphrey Bred Dashing Bondhu pups. 

All pups are microchip-ed, tattooed usually with the last three digits of microchip number, photos are also taken for permanent identification, and all our pups are IPDBA (International Progressive Dog Breeders' Alliance) Litter Registered, at no extra charge.

Deposits, Reservations, &
our Selection Process

We require $100 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to reserve a pup or to be placed on our waiting list for future pups, which will be applied to the purchase price of your new pup.

Reservations are taken in the order that deposits are "received" in hand which guarantees your place in sequential order starting at 5 week birth date. It is impossible in most cases for someone to come and pick out a pup within 48 hours of the day they are emailed info, because of the unknown timing of the picking order, so if they are unable to come in person within 48 hours of the 1st notice sent, they MUST make their selection from the photos, diagram, and description emailed them within that time. All additional questions will be answered, but if management believes the person is attempting to delay the selection process for any reason, Mountain View Kennel reserves the right to offer the available pups to the next person in line. Mountain View Kennel always reserves the right to refuse the sale of their pups at anytime. Available pups info will be emailed or sent to the first person at the top of our waiting list on or within a few days of their 5 week birth date. 

All selections MUST be made in a TIMELY manner (within 24 hours) of when email/s with info are sent. It is the sole responsibility of the buyer to check their email/s often and to keep management notified of any address changes. Any delays will forfeit your selection order regardless of when your deposit was received and pups will be offered to the next person waiting, or posted to the public on a first come first serve bases. 

This is done so other customers will be able to make their selections in a timely manner and can start picking up their new pups as young as 6 weeks of age to begin their important bonding process and also so we can offer any non reserved pups on our website as soon as possible. 

Please note: Mountain View Kennel always reserves the option for first choice on all litters for their personal program, but will honor all selections once made. This does NOT mean that a pup will be chosen from each litter. Deposits may not be transferred to another litter once a selection has been made. We NEVER accept "REFUNDABLE" deposits. If a litter is not born, or puppy does not make it, or is not desirable, deposit may be transferred to future litter or on another puppy that is available. If customer decides to purchase else where, deposit will be forfeited and will NOT be REFUNDED.

Generally, reserved puppies are to be picked up at 6-8 weeks of age or shipped at 8-9 weeks of age and no later than 10 weeks unless under special circumstances. Mountain View Kennel does not offer any TRAINING or KENNELING services and will NOT raise pups for you! 

Mountain View Kennel, LLC. is registered business with the State of Kentucky and ALL pups that are picked up, must add 6% Kentucky sales tax of the purchase price ($6 per $100) including deposit. Currently, only pups/dogs that are shipped do not require sales tax.

We raise each puppy as part of our family so we prefer that our customers pick up their pup in person if possible, so we can meet their new owners in person. Since it is not always feasible for everyone to pick up their pup, we do offer customers a reasonable service to ship their pups starting at 8 weeks of age from Louisville International Airport when ever possible. Shipping and Handling fees are extra: We can ship to any major airport in world that allows airlines that carry animals. We have shipped safely to hundreds of airports around the world, including to every state in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Greece, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Japan, Norway, Belgium and other countries around the world.

We do not ship pups to any country if they require them to be quarantined. We only will only ship pups younger than 12 weeks of age in countries rabies titer testing is required at 12 weeks or older. Titer testing will require pups be over 12 weeks old to receive rabies vaccination and must be boarded for 30 days or more days and then titer tested to prove  rabies vaccine protection is likely before shipping. Basically, a 3 month old pup might be 5-6 months old when permitted to ship them to those countries.

By sending a non-refundable deposit or when purchasing a pup/dog out right, you agree and accept all conditions and policies in our Life-Time Satisfaction Guarantee. Please, make out deposit checks to Marie and send to:

Marie Bloodgood
11290 N. Dixie Hwy.
Bonnieville, KY 42713

Airline Shipping

We prefer customers/buyers come pick up their pup/dog, but when that is not feasible, we are willing to provide the buyer a service when requested to ship the buyer's pup/dog for them fully insured to a major airport near them for a reasonable shipping/handling fee when possible. In shipments outside of the US, the Fees may not include inspection fees, taxes, or fees charged on the customers end. Once your pup/dog has been turned over to the airline representative and has left our possession, we as the seller/shipper do not accept any responsibilities for loss, damage, or destruction of your pup/dog caused after they have been turned over to the airline representative/s.

Remember, all pups/dogs are shipped on your behalf and at your request and the sale is finalized at the time the airline representative/s accept possession of your pup, they are responsible from that time on to you for the welfare of your pup/dog once in their possession.

Any loss, damage, or destruction of the buyer's/consignee's pup/dog should be covered by the airlines insurance that is paid for from the S/H fee. Of course, we will help the buyer on our end anyway we can to get their claim filed, but we the seller/shipper do not accept any responsibilities for any loss, damage, or destruction of the buyer's/consignee pup/dog while the pup/dog has left our possession. 

Fortunately, shipping is VERY safe, we have been shipping pups/dogs and many other animals for over 40 years now and have only had one problem with a pup over 20 years ago. All pups/dogs we ship are Veterinarian Health Certified and insure for their full value or maximum amount allowed.

We can now ship to most major airports in the HOT Summer or COLD Winter months, for a little more with Delta Pet Safe Summer Program (most major airports) or United Airlines (limited flights). We have shipped pups to Phoenix, AZ when 105 degrees there using Delta Pet Safe Summer Program and shipped below zero with United Airlines. Unfortunately, the Delta summer program is not available at all airports and does change and United has limited flights available from for pets from Louisville International Airport. Generally, we can ship pups when temperatures are between 10 & 85 degrees F with a Veterinarian  acclimation certificate.

We do our best to keep our Shipping and Handling Fees as low as possible. They include Vet Health Certificate, Airline approved pet carrier with dish/es, transportation to and from our Vet's and to Louisville International Airport, shipping insurance, and the shipping expenses to your airport. Airline costs are much cheaper when paid in advance and many airports or airlines require payment up front so we need payment in full before the week we plan to ship, so we can make airline reservations and Vet appointment. 

We also make all airline reservations for a Thursday date and time that suits both of us. We usually ship on Thursdays and will NEVER ship on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, or on or around Holidays because of high airline traffic. Our schedule is very busy, but we have set a side Thursdays to ship pups/dogs when weather permits. Payment with S/H fee MUST be paid in full and "received" NO LATER than the Monday before the Thursday we plan to ship them, NO EXCEPTIONS. Any payments not received by Monday will be rescheduled to ship the next week on Thursday if available. Pups MUST be at least 8 weeks old to ship.

We do not try to profit any from shipping our pups and usually it ends up costing us  gasoline costs to and from our vets office and to and from Louisville International Airport (SDF). We have found over the years that Thursdays (except around holidays) is the best day to ship pups without them missing flights or getting held up for excessive airline traffic, luggage, and cargo, so we have set a side Thursdays from our very busy schedules to ship our pups. If you require us to safely ship your pups fully insured, we MUST receive the following Shipping/Handling rates below with balance payment in full no less than 4 days before the planned Thursday shipping date: 

Age of pup
Prices subject to change!
One or two 8-9 week old pups

$350.00 S/H

One or two 10-13 week old pups
& Boarding fees if apply
14-19 week old
& Boarding fees if apply
5-9 months old
& Boarding fees if apply
10 month old or older
& Boarding fees if apply

Prices above, do not include boarding fees mentioned for pups kept for you personally over 10 weeks of age. Pups sold between 6-8 weeks old are expected to be picked up or shipped between 8- 9 weeks old, unless arrangements have been made and approved by Mountain View Kennel, LLC. management first or a shipment has been delayed on our end. In case a shipment is delayed for bad weather, canceled flights, our reasons out of the buyer control, no additional boarding fees will be charged.

It is now easier in most cases for Canadian purchases to be picked up at closes US airport and simply hand carried across border. But we can ship to a few Canadian Airports and International to most other countries, but the shipping costs are double the rates given above plus an additional $100.00 added for special State Health Certificate. 

Some Canadian shipments will require pups to stay over night in a facility/kennel at last US connection, usually in Minneapolis St. Paul, if they do you will need to pay another $75 for kenneling fee. This is because they must spend at least 4 hours at US ports of exit and the Canadian inspection offices close at many airports of import at 4 pm in Canada. This only leaves a small window. Some inspection officers will check them after hours for an additional fees, but that may vary in different Canadian ports of entry. Fees do not include inspection fees, taxes, or fees charged on the customer/buyers end.

Mountain View Kennel, LLC. will try to ship pups in a timely manner, but because shipping is a complicated and time consuming process, they reserve the right to put off shipping dates to make the most out of their very busy schedule and the safety of the pup. Safety of the pups will always be our top priority.

Multiple Purchases: Many times, two pups of similar age can be shipped together for the same price or slightly higher as one.

International Shipments: Mountain View Kennel, LLC. has and will ship pups around the World. All additional expenses must be paid before pup or dog is shipped. May require $150.00 - $300.00 more than USA shipments above. 

International buyer's should be aware that almost ALL our Llewellin Setters have great scenting ability and are naturally high style and point confidently with heads and tails held high, far off the birds. This makes them very visible in cover and beautiful to see on point. If you do not like this style, please do NOT purchase one of our Setters.

Very, very seldom anything ever goes wrong while shipping and we take all precautions for a safe and stress free experience. We insure them for their full value whenever possible, but it is the buyer's full responsibility once the puppy or dog has left our possession with the airlines. Buyer must notify the airline at time of pick up of anything that may have happened during shipping and to file all claims with the airline. Mountain View Kennel will help with the filing, but does not cover any injuries during or after shipping or pickup.

Please keep in mind, that in over 40+ years of shipping pups and dogs around the world, we have only had one problem with shipping a pup. Shipping is VERY safe!


Sorry, NO Credit Card or Pay Pal payments accepted.

Marie will accept personal checks for deposits ONLY (Must clear before shipping or pickup of pup). Balances MUST be paid by Cash, Certified Bank Check, USPS money order/s,  Bank Wire Transfer (subject to fees), or Western Union Payment made out to: "Marie Bloodgood" or "Mountain View Kennel, LLC. " ONLY.   Please send payments to Marie at:

Marie Bloodgood
11290 N. Dixie Hwy.
Bonnieville, KY 42713

Please note:

Because of the overwhelming amount of customers interested in our wonderful pure Dashing Bondhu Llewellin's Setters, we are having a difficult time answering phone calls, so we give them low priority and won't likely be able to return calls who leave phone message.

PLEASE EMAIL! we always give emails high priority and will answer them  instead of calling ASAP. In most cases we get in very late at night and can email when it's much too late to return calls. If you don't get an email reply, please check your spam folder and make sure to add our email address in your spam folder.


Please no calls or visits on Sunday's or Holiday's, these days are reserved for church and family.

Visitors are welcome by appointment ONLY!

We prefer email, but if you MUST get a hold of us by phone or want to in case you get lost on your way to pick up a pup, our number is (270) 531-7966. Please leave a message and we will do our best to get back with you as soon as we can, but cannot guarantee a return call unless your lost.

Attention Gun Owner's

We are not gun dealer's, but will consider shotguns, rifles , hand guns, in very good or better condition toward the price of a pup. Please send clear photo's, complete description, and the amount you would like to get to our email address below. We are not gun dealer's, only looking for certain makes, model, gauges and caliber's for our personal use.

We have family members very interested in, but may not be limited too, the following in very good to excellent condition.

Wanted on Trade?
We will seriously consider trading or buying (marked items).

  • Llewellin/English Setter Art, books, statues, DVDs ,etc.
  • High quality registered King Charles Cavalier Spaniel female puppy with breeding rights, prefer smaller size, will trade or pay CASH.
  • High quality hunting Beagles, must be slow-medium speed, just fast enough to keep a rabbit moving, but not enough to make them hole. Finished, started, or even pups if I can see parents run rabbits to my liking. (Lots of rabbits here to run them on.) We prefer papers, smaller size Beagles and NO deer chasers. Will trade or pay CASH!
  • Bolt Rifles in 204 cal,
  • Remington® Model 700 Sendero SS Fluted Bolt-Action 7mm Ultra-Mag or 7mm Rem Mag.
  • Browning Bar Semi-auto .338 Win. Mag. (Safari preferred)
  • Remington 742 Semi-auto with basket weave stock semi-auto 30.06.
  • AR-15's or AR-15 Uppers in any caliber larger than .223.
  • AR-15 Rifle .223, 24" SS barrel or upper, Predator type preffered.
  • Remington 1100 and/or 870 in 28ga. only High finish.
  • SS Revolvers .357 mag with 6"-8" barrel
  • All Handguns will be considered, but prefer 22 cal./22mag combos, or 9mm. small enough for Conceal Carry in Sig, all Glocks, Beretta, Kimber, Ruger, and 1911 45 cal. wanted, etc...
  • Burris Eliminator scope, prefer newer model.
  • Night scopes.
  • Electronic Predator calls and/or equipment.
  • Spotting Scopes.
  • Loading equipment, dies, cases, bullets, primers, etc. for 20ga., 28ga., .223, 9mm, .357 mag, 7mm  Rem. Mag. 308 cal..
  • Game cameras.
  • Game feeders.
  • Aluminum Dog box for large p/u, or dog trailer, etc..
  • Good Ammo in .22 cal .223 cal, 38 special, 357 Mag., 9mm, 28 ga., 20ga., 12ga., 7mm & Rem.mag.

Michael J. Bloodgood has been breeding Top gun dogs of all kinds since 1971 - present! Marie joined him in 1978. Here are some of his Dog Breeding Achievements with the help of Marie and their 3 children: 

1. Mike started breeding Gun Dogs in 1971 at age 15.
2. 1974-77 worked as an advisor in AKC Irish Setter Program and pro-trained client's bird dogs for Orion Kennels.
3. Personally bred top Field Trail AKC Beagles and dominated Beagle Field Trails from 1971-1984 with his outstanding Woodland, Pearson Creek, Pin Point, Mellimark Bloodlines and still owns a few Beagles for personal rabbit dogs today.
4. Developed an outstanding bloodline of imported German Short-Hair Pointers and bred them from 1974-1996 with 100% satisfied customers.
5. Was Saved and Born again in fall of 1986 and lead by the Holy Spirit to start the development of a new breed of Tree dog known as the "Mountain View Cur TM" the following year, which were recognized as a unique breed in two registries in 1995 and is still breeding some today. MVC's went on to win several National, Regional, and State competition hunts against ALL Tree dogs in 6 registries in seven states dominating their competition events from 1991-1996, his MVC's had Nine 1st, Two 2nds, One 3rd place, and never lost a cast in their last 12 State, Regional, National, and World Night and Squirrel hunts in hunting events. Also, won all major bench shows, including International, regional, and State shows.
6. 1992 Nominated on Board of Directors for major national dog organization.
7. 1993 Nominated as President for major national dog organization.

8. Awarded Life-Time Outstanding Breeder Award in 1994.
9. Awarded Master Breeder in 1996.
10. Purchased his first Dashing Bondhu Llewellin Setter in 1996 and was soon lead by the Holy Spirit to save the pure Humphrey's from extinction and still breeding them today.
11. Awarded Grand Master Breeder in 1997. (only four breeder's ever awarded GMB)
12. Awarded Supreme Grand Master Breeder title in 1999 (1st and only SGMB to date). This is the highest breeding award available in the world and is equal to being entered in the Hall of Fame in other major organizations.
13. Have and currently serving as Genetics and Breeding Advisor on several Breed Association Boards, Councils, and/or as CEO.
14. Chief Genetics Advisor for the International Progressive Dog Breeder's Alliance (International All Breed Dog Registry) since 1996. 
15. Was elected as President for three different Breed Associations, serving as many as eleven terms in one.
16. Help start and advised the forming of several 501c3 organizations for many breeds, endangered species,  animal rescues, and no-kill shelters.

17. Author of many published works and articles on breeding and genetics for several association News Letters and National Dog Magazines.

18. Published monthly columns in a National dog hunting magazine from 1991-1999 and is still being sought after to write more and as a speaker on better dog breeding.

19. Judged many Field Trails, dog shows and many events in several registries and organizations from 1977-present.

There are many more accomplishments made in breeding dogs and other animals, game birds (raised Ruffed Grouse successfully) and even endangered species, over 270 species and sub-species and counting. His accomplishments as an Aerospace Machinist (Specialized in making parts for Patriot Missiles, the Space Shuttles, the Space Station, Mars Rover, etc,), hunting, sports, and most of all raising a Christian family, but those are other subjects. 

Mike gives God ALL credit and glory for all his achievements made throughout his life, past, present, and future. Mike was lead to save, breed, and preserve Llewellin's personal Setters (Dashing Bondhu's) through the Holy Spirit's and he, his family, and hopefully their customers have been blessed many times over. May God bless you and your family and may God bless America and all it's true allies!


"We can not do great things, we can only do small things with great love." - Mother Teresa -


Dashing Bondhu Colors

Many people think that a certain color or pattern is what a Llewellin Setter is suppose to be. Some people think a Blue-Belton, others think an Orange masked and ticking and some others think they must be Chestnut or something else. The truth is NO color or markings define a Llewellin Setter or a Dashing Bondhu from English Setters. Mr. Llewellin and Mr. Humphrey, bred for performance, temperament, and genetic health, nothing else.
Mountain View Kennel does not breed or select for color either and while the Dashing Bondhu bloodlines are genetically capable of producing ALL known English Setter colors, the large majority of the Dashing Bondhu pups being produced today are either "White, Black, & Ticked" or are "Tri-Color" (White, Black, Tan, & Ticked) or "Blue Belton" (White, Black, & Ticked) or "Tri-Belton" (White, Black, Tan & Ticked) in color just like their ancestors Mr. Llewellin's own FdCh. Armstrong's Dash II (Dashing) and FdCh. Dashing Bondhu (Bondhu). Followed by many White, Black, & Ticked, Blue Beltons (White with Black ticking) and some White & Chestnut, Chestnut Belton (White with Chestnut ticking), Tri-Chestnut (White, Chestnut & Tan Chestnut) and occasionally some White & Orange and Orange Beltons (White with Orange ticking) may also be produced, usually when a parent is one. We could easily produce more of one color than another by simply selecting more dogs of a certain color, but like those who developed the breed and strain, we are more interested in the quality as natural bird dogs, family companions, and genetic health for generations to come. The most genetically sound program will have a large variety of colors, markings, and amounts of ticking. Breeding for one color, pattern, or amount of ticking weakens their genetic straighten, not to mention finding enough homes a litter of pups of one color, pattern, or amount of ticking. 

The term "Belton" was first used by Mr. Laverack, and was taken from the name of a town near North Umberland, England where many of the Setters there carried this distinctive color scheme.  The term "Belton" is used on Setters that are born all white (like Dalmatians) without any markings and will have ticking as they grow. The amount of ticking has nothing to do with weather or not it is a Belton and some are very heavily ticked as adults while others can have hardly any ticking as an adult or may come in any color or combination of colors.

The Blue Belton is very striking, especially with heavy amounts of ticking. They are actually just White with Black ticking, but the over-lay of silvery-white hairs over their black ticking, makes the ticking appear blueish in color. Heavily ticked Blue Beltons will appear to have a blue sheen or glow, that is not seen in any other breed of dogs. Example: The Dalmatian with black ticking will not have this effect, because the short hair will not be able to make the effect appear.

The spotting that begins to come out a few weeks after birth is called ticking. Usually an experienced breeder can tell 99% of the time the amount of ticking they will have as an adult around 5 weeks of age. This is why we always show our customers a color diagram showing the markings and amount of ticking we expect them to have as adults. We usually lean heavier rather than lighter on the estimation of ticking.

All "Tri" dogs will have some degree of Tan (orange) markings on their muzzle and Tan (orange) ticking on lower legs and feet. The amount can vary from hardly any on their feet to a bunch of tan ticking, all the way up to their knees.

A complete list of possible colors are as follows:

Predominant colors are listed first in order. Most Llewellin Setters have more White than any other color, so White is listed first, followed by the next predominant color. 

Common Colors:
White, Black & Ticked = W, B & Tkd.
Tri Color: White, Black, Tan & Ticked = W, B, T, & Tkd.

Rare Colors:
White, Orange & Ticked = W, O & Tkd.
White, Chestnut & Ticked = W, C & Tkd.

Very Rare Colors:
Tri Chestnut: White, Chestnut, Tan & Ticked = W, C, T, & Tkd.

Belton: A genetically true Belton is born solid White with no body markings at all. On Litter Registrations only pups born solid White are to be submitted as a "Belton". If a pup has any color markings even under the ear at birth, it should not be recognized as a "Belton".

Common Belton Colors:
Blue Belton = White with Black Ticking
Tri-Belton = White with Black & Tan Ticking

Rare Belton Colors:
Orange Belton = White with Orange Ticking
Chestnut Belton = White with Chestnut Ticking
Tri-Chestnut Belton = White with Chestnut & Tan Ticking


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