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“Where Can I Get
A Good Bird Dog?”
This is one of the most common questions I get from friends, customers and complete strangers. It's why we created the Orvis Endorsed Breeder and Trainer Program— to take the anxiety out of your search for a bird dog and to make it easy for you.
Your anxiety is well placed, too; after all, you're about to choose your companion for some of the most special times you'll spend in the outdoors (and perhaps the indoors) over the next 10 years. Most breeders are hobbyists. They breed three or four litters over one or two generations out of well-placed love for a great animal.
However, there are a number of breeders who are true professionals, who are acutely mindful of the drastic genetic variation in a breed and who breed for certain characteristics over many generations. I think we've picked the best and the most reliable of these breeders.
In joining the Orvis program, they have each agreed to uphold our customer-first approach to their profession: They guarantee your satisfaction with their dogs.
One bit of parting advice that my Dad gave me . . . pay little attention to the purchase price. When you get a good dog, you'll be struggling to find ways to spend more money on a companion who has given you so much joy for so many years.