FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions from potential owners of Old Hemlock Setters:

How are Old Hemlock Setters registered?

Are Old Hemlock Setters available?

What does an Old Hemlock Setter cost?

Where are the kennels?

Where do I pick up an Old Hemlock Setter?

How do I get on the waiting list?

Can I purchase a started Old Hemlock Setter?

What does co-ownership mean?

 
How are Old Hemlock Setters registered?

We follow the lead of George Bird and Kay Evans by jointly registering the dogs in names of Roger Brown, Jeff Kauffman and the new owner(s).   This gives us control of the bloodline and what dogs can be bred. We use the same Old Hemlock Setter contract that George and Kay developed and have added the requirement of OFA certification of the hips and elbows of the sire and dam.  With the co-ownership, we have a family of Old Hemlock Setters across the country, generally living as part of a  family and in the house, as potential breeding stock that are hunting dogs proven in the field and hunted often. Old Hemlock Setters are not just brood bitches and stud dogs living in a kennel.

Are Old Hemlock Setters available? 

Old Hemlock Setter puppies are available periodically.  A waiting list is maintained of prospective owners.  Generally, there are one or two litters available per year.  Updates are sent when we have a breeding planned to those individuals who have indicated that they want a puppy and again when we have puppies on the ground. This has worked well.  Many on the waiting list have elected to remain on our list, but not take a puppy when life’s circumstances are just not right. Those keen for a puppy usually respond to those notices promptly and eagerly.  This makes placement much easier and more pleasant for all.

What does an Old Hemlock Setter cost?

Current price for a puppy is $1000.  ($200 to be included on the waiting list and $800 upon on pick up)

Where are the kennels? 

Old Hemlock does not maintain a physical kennel in one location. The females and males are spread across the United States, most in central and eastern portions, in private homes.   The most recent litters were in Minnesota and Maine.

Where do I pick up an Old Hemlock Setter?

New owners are expected to go to the litter location to pick up their puppy.  We do not ship puppies.

How do I get on the waiting list?

We have some dogs that show real potential that will be bred in the next couple of years. If you are interested, please contact Roger Brown with your email address, mailing address, and phone numbers. Also, include a description of what kind of hunting you do, your age and where you keep your dogs. No deposits are required to be on the waiting list.

Can I purchase a started Old Hemlock Setter?

We do not sell started dogs.

What does co-ownership mean? 

Co-owned or joint ownership means that the owner’s names as well as Roger Brown’s and Jeff Kauffman’s names are listed as owners on the registration papers.  All signatures of the owners are required for litter enrollment and puppies’ registration.  This ensures that Roger and Jeff are involved in selecting the dogs used in the breeding program and meet the necessary health checks and are the type and style of Old Hemlock Setter which  they want to produce.
If you are interested in joining the Old Hemlock Family and obtaining one of these setters, you can contact Roger Brown at 740-567-3569 or email at rcbrown@oldhemlock.org.