Breeding Program

Breeder of 100% Llewellin Setters since 1965

The following is an overview of our breeding plan as we move into the 2nd decade of the 21st Century  

PLEASE BE ASSURED THAT WE WILL CONTINUE BREEDING OUT BELOVED 100% LLEWELLIN SETTERS ON A SMALLER AND VERY REFINED SCALE   

WE WILL maintain a broad pool of Llewellin Setter bloodlines. 
Ours – Mike Lacey’s – Mike Bloodgood’s - will provide a wide base to insure that none are in-bred but WILL be fully LINE-BRED 100% PURE Dashing Bondhu Llewellin Setters. John Lyon promises to maintain the full American Bred Llewellin Lines. 

Our goal for the DASHING BONDHU line is to preserve it in purity. 
We have 5 MALES which are 100% DASHING BONDHU! 
We have 10 FEMALES which are 100% DASHING BONDHU! 

For almost 50 years in our breeding program we have maintained and insured that 100% Dashing Bondhus remain for future generations of foot-hunting gundog enthusiast. 
WE INTEND TO CONTINUE BREEDING SEVERAL OF THE DISTINCT LINES
WITHIN THE FAMILY OF DASHING BONDHU BREEDING!  

Our goal is to present the Dashing Bondhu families thus preserving each as separate for future generations.

Dr. Stephenson of Arkansas imported several Dashing Bondhu from Chris Sorenson   
Dick Biggs of Arkansas [COUNT Line] also imported several Dashing Bondhu from Sorenson & Wostenholm
Alfred King of Arkansas, though never importing directly from Chris, did acquire and preserve a good number of Dashing Bondhu from several Llewellin Setter breeders as well as individual owners who imported between the mid 60’s and into the 70’s.  AND OF COURSE
Chris Sorenson - Last owner of the original R. L. Purcell Llewellin Kennel in England! 

THESE DASHING BONDHU lines will be maintained by use of dogs that go back to the breeding of William Humphries by he and others during the 50’s - 60’s & 70’s!  These breeders all bred from the dominant William Humphries Dashing Bondhu & Wind’em line; descending directly back to R.L. Purcell Llewellin himself. 

 “HANK” is included in this group of Dashing Bondhus. 
We have 3 100% Ireland, Scotland and Dashing Bondhu males!
1 grandson of HANK & 1 grandson of DASH! 
We have 10 females in equal proportions of each family! 

Madam Marie Therese a Goes – Belgium; Bondhu/Wind’em lines from Wm. Humphries  
Derry Argue - Scotland; [ADVIE & MACHAD Lines], outstanding line of gun dogs, regrettably I can find very few that have not been crossed with American lines.  
Father Bannon – Ireland; [Machad, Scinn Amach [Dashing Bondhu] & Cloncurragh/Wind’em Lines] from Wm. Humphries  
Trevor Wostenholm - from South Africa; [NUTCRACKER Lines] Bondhu & Wind’em lines from Wm. Humphries  
Dr. Everett E. Bickers of Indiana imported the majority of these lines into the US. 

There have been others with Dashing Bondhu lines but did not maintain the lines in 100% purity. 

PLEASE BE ASSURED THAT WE WILL CONTINUE BREEDING OUT BELOVED 100% LLEWELLIN SETTERS ON A SMALLER AND VERY REFINED SCALE   

We plan to continue breeding until our oldest son can take over the responsibility handed to us by a group of breeders of Llewellins prominent in the 1950’s & 1960’s.
These steps are being taken in order to move forward in this same direction.
This responsibility, when realized, was not taken lightly.
We did not ‘plan’ to be the ones who maintained the lines; it was a gift that happened.

We continue to be the breeder of THE 100% Llewellin Setter! 

Our 100% LLEWELLIN SETTERS are registered by IPDBA  http://ipdba.8k.com/