BACKWOODS KENNELS & TRAINING
of National Champions
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
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 from 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
For an evaluation of your dog, give me a call.
- We specialize in training and trialing field dogs,
both AKC and American Field.
- 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.
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
- NAFC/FC/AFC Triad's Keepsake of
- 2000 National Amateur Field Champion
- Owner: Linda Kelly, handler Kitty
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
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
For training rates or more information please contact us at (715)778-4675 or
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
- Check out the puppy pics on
- 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.
- 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
- Postal address
- N7815 County Road N
- Spring Valley, WI 54767