Dakotah English Setters

Champion bred companions for loving homes, hunting, obedience,
breed and agility in Pennsylvania

You can play the game, strive & you can win, but in the end it's all about the love.

 

 Ch. Wyndswept’s Reflection of Skye CGC

OFA HIPS EXCELLENT OVC ELBOWS NORMAL BAER NORMAL THYROID NORMAL

 

 PLEASE NOTE:  WHEN FILLING OUT THE "CONTACTUS" FORM, BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER.I'VE RECEIVED NUMEROUS REQUESTS FOR PUPPY INFORMATION BUT THE EMAIL ADDRESSES HAVE BEEN INCORRECT.  i CANNOT CONTACT YOU IF YOU GIVE ME WRONG INFORMATION!

WE TAKE OUR LOVE OF THE BREED VERY SERIOUSLY AND WILL BE WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY IF YOU PURCHASE A PUPPY FROM US.  Before contacting me, I would appreciate it if you would read the article at the link below:

 http://rufflyspeaking.net/puppy-buyer-ettiquette/

 

 At this time we are not taking reservations for puppies, however, we will help you find a puppy if you wish.

 

 

 WE HAD A VERY HEALTHY LITTER BORN APRIL 29, 2014.

All puppies from this litter are sold but if you are looking for a puppy, please call.

 

                                                                               

CH DAKOTAH'S WYND IN THE WILLOWS
(THYROID NORMAL HIPS OFA GOOD,  ELBOWS NORMAL, BAER NORMAL!!)
WILLOW HAD AN ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS WINNING RECORD
AS SHE COMPLETED HER CHAMPIONSHIP!
Thank you Chris Berg!
 
WHAT A GLORIOUS GIRL!
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Greetings,

My name is Mardi Hockenberry and my husband, Bob, and I fell in love with the English Setter breed when we brought our first two puppies home in 1979 from the late John and Peggy Childs of Button Ball Kennels. 

Those first brother and sister littermates, Koty and Bristol, taught us all about life with English Setters. Koty was deaf and he taught me how to train with hand signals. Since my parents were very involved with obedience training, I wanted to show my dogs in obedience while Bob wanted to hunt with a bird dog. Back then, dog training methods were rather harsh and the soft nature of those sweet setters would teach me to follow a different path of positive reinforcement training.  One can NEVER have a heavy hand with an English Setter! Now I enjoy obedience, agility, conformation and on occasion, Bob likes to take his gun for a walk with our lovely and birdy setters. Because I train as a relaxing hobby on a weekly basis, I need our setters to have a high level of intelligence, a happy working attitude without fear or shyness as well as healthy physical structure and stamina. Therefore, these are priorities when I breed a litter.

We live on a 200 acre farm in the rolling hills of Stone Valley in central Pennsylvania. We breed a litter now and then, concentrating on quality, not quantity. We offer very inexpensive kenneling to our puppy buyers when they need to go on vacations, free grooming and/or training to groom your own puppy and free game bird exposure if you wish to hunt. We welcome anyone who would like to visit, be it for a weekend or just for the day, to see our English Setters and to sit and chat while getting to know our "kids" and/or to reunite with puppies we have bred.

We are members in good standing of:

The English Setter Association of America

Previous National Specialty Raffle Chairperson

Previous National Specialty Hunting Test Chairperson

Brandywine English Setter Club

Current Secretary

Previous Vice-President

Previous Various Committee Chair

Previous Host and Chairperson for ESAA Hunting Tests

Current Co-Chair – Nominating Committee

Mt. Nittany Dog Training Club

Previous Secretary

Previous Instructor

Previous Obedience Trial Secretary

 

Nita-Nee Kennel Club

 

 

We abide by the English Setter Association of America Breeder’s Code of Ethics. All of our breeding stock are checked for health clearances.

 

  We Guarantee:

  • Each puppy has had their dew claws removed.
  • Each puppy has had their first set of shots.
  • Each puppy leaves our home healthy. You are given 3 days to take your puppy to a vet for a check up to verify a clean bill of health. If the puppy is found to be sick, it is to be returned to us immediately for full refund.
  • Each puppy has been BAER tested and the results have been sent to the ESAA BAER Database
  • Each puppy has been temperament tested, litter or house trained depending on the time of year.
  • We will be a constant resource to you for the life of the puppy and beyond.
  • Copies of health certifications for the sire and dam will accompany the puppy’s papers at the time of sale and transfer.  

In return, we ask:

  • You have a fenced in yard or electronic fence and give your puppy plenty of supervised exercise and play time.
  • You give your puppy lots of socialization.
  • You provide your puppy with adequate shelter, preferably in your house. (English Setters do very poorly living outside).
  • You give your puppy regular bathing and grooming. English Setters require at least 2-3 hours a week of brushing, clipping and bathing.
  • You keep your puppy on heart worm preventative year-round.
  • You keep your puppy up-to-date on rabies, distemper and parvo vaccinations.
  • You agree to have your English Setter’s hips and elbows x-rayed at 2 years of age and submitted to OFA.
  • You agree to have your English Setter’s thyroid checked at two years of age and reported to us.
  • We are offered the first right-of-refusal if you should decide to give up or sell your English Setter.

    PS - I highly recommend the slide show of my photo album "Puppies Galore" ! 

 

  

  

We are located 20 minutes south of Penn State University on Rt 26.  When doing a Google Map look for McAlevy's Fort, PA

 Bob & Mardi Hockenberry

3761 Powells Road

Petersburg, PA  16669

814-667-2210

dakotahes@hotmail.com

 

 

Due to NEW USDA/APHIS Law We follow this Disclaimer:

Beginning November 18, 2013, I will be joining a very large number of other breeders across the U.S. in no longer shipping puppies. Due to a change in Department of Agriculture regulations for pet breeder s that USDA itself has interpreted in contradictory ways, it is impossible for most persons who sell dogs to know whether it is legal to ship a dog that the buyer has not already seen at the seller's location. Violations of this rule carry severe penalties. For our safety, ALL sales must take place at the breeder's premises.

This ruling is going to seriously curtail the choice of those wishing to buy the puppy of their choice unless you are willing to travel to your breeder of choice regardless of distance. As written this will also affect service dogs being made available to those in need.

While we do understand the need to stop those who don't properly care for their animals, and who knowingly sell sick puppies, we already have state and federal laws for those things.

If you would like to help us fight this bad choice of regulation policy, please contact me or your breeder of choice to see what you can do to help. It is YOUR right to be able to buy a puppy from whoever you choose and to pick it up personally or have your puppy shipped to you or to meet your breeder at a mutually agreed upon place to save you travel and expense. However you only have that right if it remains OUR right to offer those choices.