A perfect example how genetically similar the Dashing Bondhu's are today from the originals, with the original Fd.Ch.Ch. Armstrong's Dash II pictured on the left and 134 years later Hank's Ringo Bondhu pictured on the right. Can there be any doubt that they are the same pure Dashing Bondhu bloodlines?
By popular demand we are now offering our
Kansas Wild-Stock Ring-neck Pheasant
2014 Hatching Eggs
Example: How pups can change as they grow...This is why we send an outline diagram of each pup available showing their expected ticking as an adult. That way, our customer's will know about how much ticking a pup will have as an adult. Just because they are born all white, does not mean they won't have a lot of ticking as an adult. All pups are born without any ticking and will get a little to a lot of ticking. At 5 week old, we can make an educated guess on the amount of ticking a pup will have as an adult. The same goes for pups with marking, they are born with markings, but their amount ticking will vari from a few to a lot and won't come in fully until an adult.
(Pup shown for an example Not For Sale)
Tri-Belton pup at 3 wks
(born all white and still all white)
Same Tri-Belton pup at 6 wks old
(has faint ticking on body, but showing ticking on belly, legs, ears, and muzzle)
Same pup at 3 months old
(Tri-Belton is 3/4 ticked)
Same pup at 12 months old
(Tri-Belton is fully ticked now)
Amount of Ticking will vari from pup to pup.
Same pup (Tri-Belton) with his best hunting buddy Nik
and Nik's first Pheasant in MA!
Don't forget to take a kid hunting!
His Dad is one happy customer :)
Available Puppies!Pure Dashing Bondhu Litters
Gun Dog Certified Parents!
Please note: None of these pups were ever sold before or returned, they are simply waiting for the right owner/family to purchase them. We believe each puppy has an owner/family that is meant for them and it sometimes takes a little longer for them to meet each other. Except those marked "Without breeding rights"we will be happy to keep any one of them for our Setter program. They are the highest quality and are like clones as far as temperament and abilities and will make outstanding "NATURAL foot hunting bird dogs" and awesome family companions, with a Life-Time Satisfaction Guarantee!
Sale Prices ENDS!
Life-Time Satisfaction Guarantee!
Best Pups, Best Guarantee!
Prices listed are subject to change.
We have tried to keep our prices low even with all the many increases in the cost to raise them and the huge demand for them. Dog food has almost doubled since 1995 as well as vaccines and fencing, etc.. Even so, we still have our Dashing Bondhu pups priced far below what they originally cost us when we purchased them.
Also, please keep in mind that our Setters are "Gun Dog Certified", we have the added expense of training each and every pup/dog we add to our breeding program, assuring our pups are out of PROVEN parents, Natural, and are "genetically sound", which could save you hundreds of dollars in professional training, veterinarian expenses, and they come with a 100% Life-Time Satisfaction Guarantee! Mountain View Kennel is the first and only kennel to offer such a full guarantee and is setting the standard for the rest to follow if they can. If you can possibly find a better Guarantee on any bird dog, we will match it 100%.
ALL pups are sold with FULL breeding rights, unless noted for "Non-breeding home only". We feel it is important to have whole dogs with breeding rights available in case they are ever needed to help save the pure Dashing Bondhu bloodline again, but if you prefer to spay or neuter yours, it is fine with us. There are no better or genetically sound (clean) strain of dogs available in the world.
For some odd reason, we do get almost twice the males pups as we do female pups born, so it often appears females are in more demand, but we sell almost twice as many males as we do females each year.
Prices listed are for 6-9 week
old pups, if you purchased a pup and will be
unable to pick it up or receive it by it's
10 week birth date, please add $50 per week
boarding fee after 9 weeks unless our fault.
We allow some 6 week old pups to be
personally picked up for early bonding and
can ship starting at 8 weeks of age in most
cases. Shipping prices increase with pups
after 9 weeks old, because of their
The starting price is for all pups that are White, Black,& Ticked. This is the original and most common Llewellin Setter color.
Tri-Color is White, Black, Tan,& Ticked. Please add $50. extra for Tri-color.
True Beltons, are born completely White without any markings. They then begin to get ticking a few weeks later similar to one or both of the parents. Please add $100. extra for a Belton pup.
It has taken many years of selective breeding to produce the beautiful White & Chestnuts (Liver) or White & Orange in this strain, especially the Tri-Chestnut (White, Chestnut, Tan,& Ticked) so please add $50. extra if pup is a Chestnut or Orange in color and another $50. if a Tri-Chestnut.
Quad and Quad-Belton: Not yet Genetically Proven! Shades of color do not constitute a different color.
Example #1: a Blue Belton, please add $100. for being a Belton.
Example #2: a Chestnut Belton, add $50. for being a Chestnut and $100. for being a Belton = $150. should be added to starting price.
Example #3: a Tri-Chestnut Belton, add $100. for being a Tri-Chestnut and $100. for being a Belton = $200. should be added to starting price.
Many pups are born with pink or spotted noses, but 99% will become solid in color when mature. Tri-color, White & Black and most White & Orange pups will have solid Black noses when mature and Tri-Chestnuts, White & Chestnuts, and a few White & Orange pups will have solid brown noses when mature.
Please note: All Dashing Bondhu bloodlines go back to Mr. Llewellin's personal Setters that he himself bred for over 50 years and Mr. Humphrey and Fr. Brannon were very close friends and frequently bred, trained, and traded their pure Dashing Bondhu's until 1963 when Mr. Humphrey passed away. Fr. Brannon continued his strict breeding program of his Bondhu's until his passing and the great Ambassador was imported in 1988 and was bred to a pure Humphrey female that produced H/F IrishKing Bondhu Ashly. We have found no difference in their natural hunting abilities or genetic soundness in Fr. Brannon's Setters, both are identical. The only Belgium bloodline carried in some of our Setters are pure Humphrey Dashing Bondhu breeding without any Wind'Em, they are the same quality bloodlines imported to the USA in the 1960's by Dr. Stephenson. It was kept pure in Belgium after Mr. Humphrey's passing in 1963 and then imported to the USA in the early 1990's.
For those interested, because of their rareness of the pure Humphrey blood, we have been working to increase the amount of Humphrey blood in some of our Setters. Please add $100 to 100% Humphrey Bred Dashing Bondhu male pups should be available in 2011 and females in 2012.
All pups are microchip-ed, tattooed usually with the last three digits of microchip number, photos are taken for permanent identification, and all our pups are IPDBA (International Progressive Dog Breeders' Alliance) Litter Registered, at no extra charge.
Attention Gun Owner's
We are not gun dealer's, but will consider shotguns, rifles , hand guns, in very good or better condition toward the price of a pup. Please send clear photo's, complete description, and the amount you would like to get to our email address below. We are not gun dealer's, only looking for certain makes, model, gauges and caliber's for our personal use.
We have family members very interested in, but may not be limited too, the following in very good to excellent condition.
Wanted on Trade?
Deposits, Reservations, &
We require $100 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to reserve a pup or to be placed on our waiting list for future pups, which will be applied to the purchase price of your new pup.
Reservations are taken in the order that deposits are "received" in hand which guarantees your place in sequential order starting at 5 week birth date. It is impossible in most cases for someone to come and pick out a pup within 48 hours of the day they are emailed info, because of the unknown timing of the picking order, so if they are unable to come in person within 48 hours of the 1st notice sent, they MUST make their selection from the photos, diagram, and description emailed them within that time. All additional questions will be answered, but if management believes the person is attempting to delay the selection process for any reason, Mountain View Kennel reserves the right to offer the available pups to the next person in line. Mountain View Kennel always reserves the right to refuse the sale of their pups at anytime. Available pups info will be emailed or sent to the first person at the top of our waiting list on or within a few days of their 5 week birth date.
All selections MUST be made in a TIMELY manner (within 48 hours) of when email/s with info are sent. It is the sole responsibility of the buyer to check their email/s often and to keep management notified of any address changes. Any delays will forfeit your selection order regardless of when your deposit was received and pups will be offered to the next person waiting, or posted to the public on a first come first serve bases.
This is done so other customers will be able to make their selections in a timely manner and can start picking up their new pups as young as 6 weeks of age to begin their important bonding process and also so we can offer any non reserved pups on our website as soon as possible.
Please note: Mountain View Kennel always reserves the option for first choice on all litters for their personal program, but will honor all selections once made. This does NOT mean that a pup will be chosen from each litter. Deposits may not be transferred to another litter once a selection has been made. We do NEVER accept "REFUNDABLE" deposits. If a litter is not born, or puppy does not make it, or is not desirable, deposit may be transferred to future litter or on another puppy that is available. If customer decides to purchase else where, deposit will be forfeited and will NOT be REFUNDED.
Generally, reserved puppies are to be picked up at 6-8 weeks of age or shipped at 8-9 weeks of age and no later than 10 weeks unless under special circumstances. Mountain View Kennel does not offer any TRAINING or KENNELING services and will NOT raise pups for you!
Mountain View Kennel is registered business with the State of Kentucky and ALL pups that are picked up, must add 6% Kentucky sales tax of purchase price ($6 per $100) including deposit. Only pups that are shipped do not require sales tax.
We raise each puppy as part of
our family so we prefer that our customers
pick up their pup in person if possible, so
we can meet their new owners in person.
Since it is not always feasible for everyone
to pick up their pup, we do offer customers
a reasonable service to ship their pups
starting at 8 weeks of age from Louisville
International Airport when ever possible.
Shipping and Handling fees are extra: We can
ship to any major airport in world that
allows airlines that carry animals. We have
shipped safely to hundreds of airports
around the world, including to every state
in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Greece,
Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Japan, Norway,
Belgium and other countries around the
We do not ship pups to any country if they require them to be quarantined. We only will only ship pups younger than 12 weeks of age in countries rabies titer testing is required at 12 weeks or older. Titer testing will require pups be over 12 weeks old to receive rabies vaccination and must be boarded for 30 days or more days and then titer tested to prove rabies vaccine protection is likely before shipping. Basically, a 3 month old pup might be 5-6 months old when permitted to ship them to those countries.
Please make out deposit checks to Marie and send to:
We prefer customers/buyers come
pick up their pup/dog, but when that is not
feasible, we are willing to provide the
buyer a service when requested to ship the
buyer's pup/dog for them fully insured to a
major airport near them for a reasonable
shipping/handling fee when possible. In
shipments outside of the US, the Fees may
not include inspection fees, taxes, or fees
charged on the customers end. Once your
pup/dog has been turned over to the airline
representative and has left our possession,
we as the seller/shipper do not accept any
responsibilities for loss, damage, or
destruction of your pup/dog caused after
they have been turned over to the airline
Remember, all pups/dogs are
shipped on your behalf and at your request
and the sale is finalized at the time the
airline representative/s accept possession
of your pup, they are responsible from that
time on to you for the welfare of your
pup/dog once in their possession.
Any loss, damage, or destruction of the buyer's/consignee's pup/dog should be covered by the airlines insurance that is paid for from the S/H fee. Of course, we will help the buyer on our end anyway we can to get their claim filed, but we the seller/shipper do not accept any responsibilities for any loss, damage, or destruction of the buyer's/consignee pup/dog while the pup/dog has left our possession.
Fortunately, shipping is VERY safe, we have been shipping pups/dogs and many other animals for over 40 years now and have only had one problem with a pup over 20 years ago. All pups/dogs we ship are Veterinarian Health Certified and insure for their full value or maximum amount allowed.
We can now ship to most major airports in the HOT Summer or COLD Winter months, for a little more with Delta Pet Safe Summer Program (most major airports) or United Airlines (very limited flights). We have shipped pups to Phoenix, AZ when 105 degrees there using Delta Pet Safe Summer Program. Unfortunately, the Delta summer program is not available at all airports and does change. Generally, we can ship pups when temperatures are between 10 degrees - 85 degrees F with a Veterinarian acclimation certificate.
We do our best to keep our Shipping and Handling Fees as low as possible. They include Vet Health Certificate, Airline approved pet carrier with dish/es, transportation to and from our Vet's and to Louisville International Airport, shipping insurance, and the shipping expenses to your airport. Airline cost are much cheaper when paid in advance and many airports or airlines require payment up front.
We also make all airline reservations for a Thursday date and time that suits both of us. We usually ship on Thursdays and will NEVER ship on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, or on or around Holidays because of high airline traffic. Our schedule is very busy, but we have set a side Thursdays to ship pups/dogs when weather permits. Payment with S/H fee MUST be paid in full and "received" NO LATER than the Monday before the Thursday we plan to ship them, NO EXCEPTIONS. Any payments not received by Monday will be rescheduled to ship the next week on Thursday if available. Pups must be at least 8 weeks old to ship.
We do not try to profit any
from shipping our pups and usually it cost
us some because of gasoline costs to and
from our vets and airport. If you plan to
ship your pups, please send the following
amounts with balance payment at least one
week before shipping date:
Prices above, do not include boarding fees mentioned for pups kept over 10 weeks of age. Pups sold between 6-8 weeks old are expected to be picked up or shipped no later than 10 weeks old, unless arrangements have been made and approved by Mountain View Kennel, LLC. management first or a shipment has been delayed on our end.
It is now easier in most cases for Canadian purchases to be picked up at closes US airport and hand carried across border. But we can ship to a few Canadian Airports add $100.00 to above S/H prices for special State Health Certificates.
If we do find a way to ship to Canada, some Canadian shipments will require pups to stay over night in a facility/kennel at last US connection, usually in Minneapolis St. Paul, if they do you will need to pay another $75 for fee. This is because they must spend at least 4 hours at US ports of exit and the Canadian inspection offices close at many airports of import at 4 pm in Canada. This only leaves a small window. Some inspection officers will check them after hours for an additional fee, but that may vary in different Canadian ports of entry. Fees do not include inspection fees, taxes, or fees charged on the customer/buyers end.
Mountain View KennelTM will try to ship pups in a timely manner, but because shipping is a complicated and time consuming process, they reserve the right to put off shipping dates to make the most out of their very busy schedule and the safety of the pup.
Multiple Purchases: Many times,
two pups of similar age can be shipped
together for the same price as one or for
very little more.
Very, very seldom anything ever goes wrong while shipping and we take all precautions for a safe and stress free experience. We insure them for their full value whenever possible, but it is the buyer's full responsibility once the puppy or dog has left our possession with the airlines. Buyer must notify the airline at time of pick up of anything that may have happened during shipping and to file all claims with the airline. Mountain View Kennel will help with the filing, but does not cover any injuries during or after shipping or pickup.
Please keep in mind, that in
over 40+ years of shipping pups and dogs
around the world, we have only had one
problem with shipping a pup. Shipping is
Ground shipping is new to us and we have never done this before, but it is possible through https://www.citizenshipper.com/ and other ground shipping ways and may cost less depending on the distance from Mountain View Kennel, LLC. in Bonnieville, KY. The benefit with ground shipping a pet is 1. Your pup is delivered to your home. 2. The cost could be much less than shipping by air, because airline fees are basically the same nation wide. 3. Puppy will not be exposed to high altitudes of flying. 4. Customers have an option if they do not trust the airlines.
The down side is that you will be relying on the person who you choose from the bids or the ground shipping company to care for your pet (be sure to ask if insured?) and it could take longer than flying, especially on long trips.
Mountain View Kennel, LLC. does not take ANY responsibility once the pup/dog has left our possession. It is totally the buyer's FULL responsibility to setup ground shipments with what ever company they choose to use. Mountain View Kennel, LLC. does not endorse or recommend Citizen Shipper or any other ground shipping company and does not provide ground shipping for their customers. The information provided is posted only for our customer's knowledge.
You would still require a pet carrier and Vet's Health Certificate. Cost for these would be an additional $45.(8-9 weeks), $65. (10-14 weeks), $85. (14-19 weeks) and $105.00 (20+ weeks). You will need to pay the additional cost of these when you pay for your pup.
Airline Shipping an 8-10 week old puppy, costs $325.-$350. S/H Total Nation wide.
Ground Shipping Estimated Rates at www.citizenshipper.com
Example #1: To: Detroit, MI (425 miles) was estimated at only $120.00 + $45. = $165.00 Total (less than air).
Example #2: To: Philadelphia, PA (739 miles ) was estimated at only $206.00 + $45.= $251.00 Total (less than air).
Example #3: To: Miami, FL (1015 miles) was estimated at $282.00 + $45. = $327.00 Total (same as air)
Example #4: To: San Francisco, CA (2352 miles) was estimated at $654.00 + $45. = $699. (more than air)
Example #5: To: Seattle, WA (2387 miles) was estimated at $664.00 + $45. = $709. (more than air)
Note: These are estimated costs, from https://www.citizenshipper.com/ Website and was not a winning bid. The winning bid can be more or less and the customer will need to go there and get a quote and post it to see what the bids are to their home from our Kennel.. There may be other fees and taxes not included in these estimations. Please, let us know if you want to try this and we can give you a pickup date/s that we are home. If you do this,
Do not send us the ground shipping costs, you pay that to them, not to us and any
loss or injuries are NOT covered under our guarantee once puppy has left our possession.
Sorry, NO Credit Card or Pay Pal payments accepted.
Marie will accept personal checks for deposits ONLY (Must clear before shipping or pickup of pup). Balances MUST be paid by Certified Bank Check, USPS money order/s, Cash, Western Union, or Bank Wire Transfer made out to: "Marie Bloodgood" or "Mountain View Kennel" ONLY. Please send payments to Marie at:
PLEASE EMAIL! we always give emails high priority and will answer them instead of calling ASAP. In most cases we get in very late at night and can email when it's much too late to return calls. If you don't get an email reply, please check your spam folder and make sure to add our email address in your spam folder.
Please no calls or visits on Sunday's or Holiday's, these days are reserved for church and family.
Visitors are welcome by appointment ONLY!
We prefer email, but if you
MUST get a hold of us by phone or want to in
case you get lost on your way to pick up a
pup, our number is (270) 531-7966. Please
leave a message and we will do our best to
get back with you as soon as we can, but
cannot guarantee a return call unless your
Many people think that a certain color or pattern is what a Llewellin Setter is suppose to be. Some people think a Blue-Belton, others think an Orange masked and ticking and some others think they must be Chestnut or something else. The truth is NO color or markings define a Llewellin Setter or a Dashing Bondhu from English Setters. Mr. Llewellin and Mr. Humphrey, bred for performance, temperament, and genetic health, nothing else.
Please Note: Statements of percentages of bloodlines in our dogs and pups are calculated approximations made to the best of our knowledge and abilities from the pedigree information we have at the time.
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All our Llewellin Setters are permanently identified with registered microchips,
Tattooed, photographed and are DNA swabbed for personal genetic identification.
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