NLGDC Owner Brag Page

NLGDC Owner Brag Page

 This page clear intent is to allow  NLGDC members to brag about their  Llew's when they show an outstanding skills. Post will  be changed as submissions are approved.

Date posted: November 08,2023

Llewellin Common Name: Otto

FDSB Reg, Name: Chiausi Otto Matic

Whelped: February 21, 2015

Dam::  Chiausi Laurel MT Seneca

Sire: Chiausi Little Joe

Owner: Shawn Kelly

How did I get so lucky?

From the day we picked up Otto from Robert Mastandrea we Knew we had something special.

  • We have trained with our local NAVHDA chapter and have taken him to a level seldom seen in a setter in the International Organization.
  • He loves running field trials with NLGDC and is also an amazing wild bird finder having hunted several states.
  • He is Our Best friend and companion.

Registrations: American Field, North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association

Placements: NLGDC:1ST Place Olen Chapman memorial Derby 3/11/2017, (2) 2nd place awards Hoosier Field Trial 10/28/29/2017

NAVHDA: NA: 112/112. UT: 204/204, Invitational 2018 NP

Date posted: December 23,2022 

Llewellin Common Name: Savage

FDSB Reg, Name: Savage Thunderstrom

Dam: Sinking Fork's Maggie’s Little Bella

Sire: Sinking Fork's Thunder

Owners: Bill and Tammy Butler

I want to give a Big Thank You to Sinking Fork Llewellins, Owners Tim & Crystal Powell for giving us the opportunity to own Savage which is a Maggie’s little Bella/and Sinking fork Llewellins Thunder pup. Savage really shined and showed his natural ability. Savage first trial he ran in the Open & Derby both days. Savage had a 7-bird run and scored over 1300 points at 11 months old. He scored higher than any dog of the entire weekend open and derby. (Bellas out of Rafael Franco/Maggie & Steve Preston/ Indy)

Date posted: October 28,2021

Llewellin Common Name: Coup

FDSB Reg, Name: Dashing Coup Bondhu

Dam- Syds Quick Zip
Sire- Chas Whity Bondhu
Owners: Dan & Cathy Shirley


Dashing Coup Bondhu came from Kim Johnson’s kennel in Illinois. Heavy in Wilbur Williams breeding's. Along with Coup I guided many hunts in Alabama with him displaying natural ability. Coup is such a humble Lewellin, never see him upset or ill. Tim Powell of Kentucky handled Coup to two First place finish in Ohio. One First place in Illinois and second place finish in Kentucky to gain his First Championship.

Date posted: July 15,2021

Llewellin Common Name: Lightening

FDSB Reg, Name: Lightening Storm
Dam- Sinking fork Betty Lou
Sire- Buck of Powell

Kennels Name: Sinking Fork Kennels of Kentucky

Owner: Crystal and Tim Powell

Age: 8

Lightening or what we like to call “li li” is a stud on the field. He is 70 pounds of pure muscle but don’t let his size fool you, he is a BIG baby at heart. He loves the lady’s in his life and doesn’t take kindly to males but does warm up. He has won several NLGDC trials and is a back away from a championship. He loves his pool, momma and all the attention he can get from the ladies.

Date posted: March 12,2019

Llewellin Common Names: Zeke, Champ and Shiner

Kennels Name: Country Setters

Owner:William And Pat Wardle


Zeke: Age 3 yrs

Champ: Age 8 yrs

Shiner: Age 4 yrs

 Zeke will be 3 years old in April. He is the son of Pat's Kentucky Dash,a NLGDC and a 2 time UFTA Champion. Zeke went to Nationals of UFTA and competed in the amateurs. There were 27 dogs in each field with the top 6 going to the finals. He was 6th after the first day and was 4th after the second day. He ended up 20th out of 140 dogs

Champ is the son of Pat's Kentucky Dash. He will be 8 in April. He is a UFTA Champion. He went to UFTA Nationals and ran in the Open. He was first after the first day and 3rd ater the 2nd day of Qualifing where they took the top 5 out of each group of 30 dogs. He had a great run and the the other run he chased a safety bird and finished 25th out of over 200 dogs. A good accomplishment just making the finals.
Shiner will be 4 in April. He was sired by Straight Creek Iron Man Joel and mother Wardle's Country Blaze. He only run about a year and become a NLGDC Champion. He is a tremendous bird dog. and great to handle. I am quite proud of all my dogs.

Date posted January 16, 2019
Llewellin Common Name:Comer
Kennels Name: Twin Thickets
Owner: Bob Wilson

Twin Thickets Comer is soon to be a foundation male for Twin Thickets Llews. At 2 1/2 year old he has the attributes we cherish in our hunting kennel. Comer is high on both ends, loaded with bird drive, nose to spare, 200 yard + range, and a true gentleman in the field and kennel. Comer is primarily a wild bird dog, but before and after the Kentucky season he will compete in an occasional trial. He placed first in the Spring NLGDC puppy trial in 2017, along with a third place derby finish in the Fall 2017 NLGDC trial. He is owned by my daughter Zoe who trains and handles him in the trials. It was Zoe’s keen eye early on that he was chosen from the litter of ten. Comer’s pedigree speaks for itself with Highway Dan, Autrey’s Rowdy Waco, White Rock Rhodesia, and Pooles Royacelle Rhett within. His mother, Twin Thickets Mabelline a star in our kennel, died suddenly and unexpectantly 7 mos. after he was whelped. Through many blessings he is a replica of all of her attributes, making him a special llew in the Twin Thickets line.

Date posted December 12, 2018
Llewellin Common Name: Harper
Kennels Name: Fowler Kennels
Owners: Colin Fowler/ Lauren Fowler
Age: 5

Harper just turned 5. Fowler Kennels, registered in my daughter Lauren’s name. Harper is out of Jerry Idlett’s 3x NLGDC CH My Way Buddy and Russ Leaming’s Blue Skye Ivory. She made the top 30 runoffs at UFTA Nationals before she turned two, earned her UFTA Am CH, has her two wins and just needs to finish points for Open CH. Stated running some NSTRA this year as Am with a plan to just get enough points to qualify for Regionals.   Her win this past weekend ends her runs as Am just one point short of current DOY candidate. She is driven to find birds, completely natural retrieve and successful on wild grouse, pheasant, and quail in addition to anything with feathers you care to plant in competition. Not afraid of 300 yards casts she still handles in a 7-acre field when asked. She has trial wins in front of me and 4 other handlers but most at home curled up in bed behind my knees!

 Date posted  March9,2018
Llewellin Common Name: Bella
Kennels Name:  Sinking Fork Kennels of Kentucky
Owners: The Powells
Age: :15 months

A word from her Dad & Mom:

Very proud of this little girl Bella (FC Streeks little Maggie/ Indy). What a great weekend. She is Blowing our mind with all of her natural ability! She brought Home all this hardware in one weekend. She finished no worse then 2nd all weekend in all 4 classes. 1st in puppy 1st in Derby 2nd in Open on Sat. Then there was Open only on Sun with a 2nd place. Not to bad for a 15 month old. Love running this dog. She is a pleasure to be with in the field. Sinking Fork Llewellins also had Jessie finishing 4th in open on sat. Very proud of all the dogs. They did great. Can’t wait for 2018 and 2019 season.