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Home of National Champions


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Click here for Texas Trip 2014!

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Puppies Born December 6, 2013: 9 roan bitches
"Edgar" - Geena x Sig puppy born in May, 2012



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My name is Greg Dixon.  I’ve hunted with bird dogs for over twenty years.  I started training professionally full time in 1994 and finished my first field champion in 1998.  Since 1998; many dogs that I have trained have earned multiple titles including Field Champions, Amateur Field Champions, National and National Amateur Champions.  I’ve trained Master Hunters, NAVHDA Utility dogs and many good ol’ huntin’ dogs.  I feel one of the keys to success is training on wild birds and offer wild bird trips to Texas and North Dakota where your dog can encounter native birds in a training situation.  I’ve got the knowledge and experience to help you with your bird dog. 

Backwoods Kennels offers training for your pointing dog year round – whether winter in Texas, summer on the prairies of North Dakota or at home in western Wisconsin. The kennel and grounds are located less than an hour east of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota and sits on 200 acres in the heart of grouse and pheasant country.

Backwoods Kennels is dedicated to training your dog for hunting, field trials and hunt tests. Your dog will experience quality care and training in a controlled environment by one of the most experienced dog trainers in the Midwest.

For an evaluation of your dog, give me a call at 612-805-1508.


Field Trials
We specialize in training and trialing field dogs, both AKC and American Field.
Competition Dogs
Check out this page for finished dogs, and dogs being trained and campaigned now.
Hunt Test
Training and handling in all levels of AKC licensed Hunting Tests is available.
Available Stud Service
Click here for a list of dogs available at stud.
We occasionally have puppies - check this page for planned litters and lots of puppy pictures!
Dogs For Sale
Dogs at all stages of training for sale.

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Professional Services

Introduction for Young Dogs

Give your pup the right start by letting a pro develop its inherited natural abilities.  The foundation for success starts with the proper introduction to birds, cover, water and gunfire.  Beginning yard work includes whoa, heel, come and other basic commands while the pup gets plenty of attention as it learns.  This is the most important stage of your young dog’s life.

Basic Gun Dog Training
General gun dog course includes basic yard work – whoa, heel, come, steadiness to wing and shot, force breaking and conditioning.  Proven conditioning methods build stamina and desire while working toward a well-mannered, cooperative hunting companion.

Handling and training available for your hunt test or field trial dog.

After the program, time will be spent with the owner, teaching how to handle and continue the dog’s training.  Individual problems and solutions discussed with dog owners.

NFC/FC Backwoods Sure Shot Wilson, winner of the 2003  GWPCA National Championship in Reno, NV. Shown from left  with handler Greg Dixon, judges Eldon Hongo & Ken Ruff and Liz Dixon with Wilson.
2 X NFC/DC Backwoods Sure Shot Marley, owner Helen Shelley
Red Baron's Ms Dixie Delight, Owner Red Brannan
winner of the 2003 GWPCA Field Futurity


NAFC/FC/AFC Triad's Keepsake of Oakleaf, MH
2000 National Amateur Field Champion
Owner:  Linda Kelly, handler Kitty


Foreground:  NFC/FC Willow’s On The Spot
Owner: John Lunseth
Background: NFC/FC Backwoods Sure Shot Wilson
Owner: Ron Wilson


2 X NAFC/FC Ice Hot's Cobb, owner Paul Jaeger
FC St. Croix's Double Diamonds, owners Bruce and Sue Mueller


Winter Training in Texas
Backwoods Kennels offers dog training for your bird dog during the winter months.  Send your promising young dog or your seasoned hunting companion to a warmer climate for an early start or a needed tune-up.

Winter months are lost months for your hunting dog.  While everyone else fights the cold, snowy winter, give your dog the opportunity for plenty of exercise, sunny skies, birds galore and top notch training.

The Texas trip is generally 10 weeks in length, and starts the end of January.

For training rates or more information please contact us at (715)778-4675, (612)805-1508 or email Training

We feed and recommend Purina Pro Plan


Heated indoor/outdoor kennels


Boarding available while you vacation


A certificate of vaccination is required









A deposit with your reservation is required


Limited space – reserve now!


                                                                                              DC Backwoods Penny Lane                                    FC Brophy's Super Charged
                                                                                             Owner:  Helen Case Shelley                                                      Owner: Ike Austin

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Check out the puppy pics on Puppies


Puppies hunting quail on the farm in late November, 2007.  The first 3 pups are 6 months old, the last pup is 4 months old.

Contact Information

 Home:  715-778-4675
           Greg's cell phone:  612-805-1508
  Liz's cell phone:  612-865-7556
Electronic mail
Training Information: Greg or Liz Dixon
Sales: SALES
Postal address
N7815 County Road N
Spring Valley, WI  54767                 

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Last modified:  October 14, 2008