Urban Uplander English Setters

The merry English Setter is known as the gentleman of the dog world but is game and boisterous at play. English Setters get on well with other dogs and people. A veteran all-breed dog handler says, 'As a breed to share one's life and living space with, no other breed gives me more pleasure than the English Setter.

Meet our setters below!

Urban Uplander's Lil Bit of Shotgun Sugar JH

NAVHDA NA Prize III
AKC Junior Hunter

Call Name: Suge (Shoog)
Bred By: Deb Beirl- Beirl's English Setters (Mellen, WI)

Urban Uplander's Jasper Laced Cloud

Call Name: Jasper
Bred By: Dr. Dale Hubbard- Perfection Bird Dog Training (Jasper, AL)

Urban Uplander English Setters and Our Future Breeding Program

Urban Uplander English Setters is a small hobby kennel dedicated to the training, breeding, preservation, and overall well-being of the English Setter.  Our dogs are wonderful family companions and fantastic hunters in the field. We preserve our dogs' hardwire genetic hunting capabilities by participating in upland performance sports such as AKC Hunt Test/Field Trials, and NAVHDA.

Urban Uplander strives to be an ethical breeder. In order to breed the best dogs possible, we must first provide DNA Genetic Tests, OFA-CHIC Health Tests, prove dogs through titling, find suitable sires/dams that compliment the temperament and workability of mate dogs, and have wonderful and serious owners committed to future pups.

Additional signs of an ethical breeder:

We are at least 2 years away from producing puppies, but to secure a future Urban Uplander pup or to learn more about ethical breeding please contact us!

The English Setter

The English Setter is a medium-sized sporting dog of sweet temper and show-stopping good looks. It is one of the AKC's four British setters created to work on the distinctly different terrains of England, Ireland, and Scotland. English Setters are elegant but solid dogs of beauty and charm. The word 'belton,' unique to the breed, describes the speckled coat patterns of colors that sound good enough to eat: liver, lemon, and orange among them. Under the showy coat is a well-balanced hunter standing about 25 inches at the shoulder. A graceful neck carries a long, oval-shaped head proudly, and dark brown eyes convey a soft expression. The merry English Setter is known as the gentleman of the dog world but is game and boisterous at play. English Setters get on well with other dogs and people. A veteran all-breed dog handler says, 'As a breed to share one's life and living space with, no other breed gives me more pleasure than the English Setter.

More English Setter resources below...

American Kennel Club

Founded in 1884, the not-for-profit AKC is the recognized and trusted expert in breed, health, and training information for all dogs. AKC actively advocates for responsible dog ownership and is dedicated to advancing dog sports.


Learn More Here

English Setter Association of America

The English letter association of America is the national club for the English Setter in the United States of America ESAA is the guardian of the breed and determines the official breed conformation standard.


Learn More Here

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

Information about OFA-CHIC Health Testing Requirements


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Urban Uplander's English Setter Related Blog Posts 

All of the blog posts that refer to Suge or her training.

Beirl's English Setters

We chose an amazing breeder for our future hunting companion! It took a lot of time and research to narrow down the perfect breed and the perfect breeder, and we couldn't be happier with our choice! This blog post will tell you all about Beirl's Ryman Type English Setters and the wonderful work they do!

Suge's Year 1 Expectations

The first 16 months is where most of the pup's learning will take place. We have high hopes for our new pup. Here they are!

Puppy Pickup Weekend Recap

Here you will find the recap of our trip from this weekend to Wisconsin to pick up our English Setter, Suge. This weekend I was able to bring to begin a new bond with our newest pack member and also strengthen bonds with pre-existing family members! It was an amazing weekend and I'm so thrilled to get to share it with you! A large part of this weekend was getting to merge my passion for dogs with my brother's passion for photography.