English Setter Breeding, Hunting Dog Training and Dog Boarding
A little slice of heaven, Chenango Valley Kennels is a grouse world hallmark, home to English Setters and English Pointers who live to hunt grouse and woodcock. Our kennel is home to outstanding English Setters, grouse dogs that are also favorite family dogs, bred and trained by Vincent Guglielmo. Built in 1987, our hunting kennel is located in New York State’s spectacular Chenango Valley.
ENGLISH SETTER BREEDING PROGRAM:
We pride ourselves in our selective breeding program, producing the finest grouse dogs for your hunting pleasure. We plan a litter once or twice a year and primarily target hunters, however English Setters settle easily into a household as family members. Our English Setter pups usually go to their respective homes the end of summer each year and are invited back for professional training with us. You can get your new English Setter pup off to a great start by exposing the pup to birds as soon as possible, and we can help. The dogs we develop are intelligent, range comfortably and wish to please. Grouse hunting is our passion, one shared by our English Setters.
Along with other Chenango Valley grouse dogs, on the About Us page you can view our premier English Setter sire, Bullet, in action on a You Tube clip recorded recently for the television program, “American Gundog“. Bullet is out of Chenango Valley, Bozeanne’s Whiskey River, Grouse Ridge and Tug Hill hunting bloodlines. Tred Slough put it wonderfully in, “When the Twain Did Meet”, an article on our kennel published in The Shooting Sportsman magazine, “His dogs are beautifully trained and revel in their work, as does the man himself…Vinny Guglielmo is a dog trainer and, occasionally, a very selective dog breeder. His immaculate kennel is home to wonderful English Pointers and English Setters with joyful, achingly deep eyes. Together the man and the animals hunt lovely grouse country. They hunt it hard and often. The dogs are happy in their work…”.
TRAINING HUNTING BREEDS AND GROUSE DOGS:
Although English Setters are our breed of choice, we train all pointing breeds from young pup to veteran, and welcome the more difficult cases. Unless it is “brush up” training we enforce a three-month minimum stay to ensure quality training for your dog. Anything less will not be fair to your dog and we will not be able to guarantee results. Our season ranges from May to the end of September, as hunting season opens October 1st. (That’s when I’ll be in the woods, hunting with my English Setters.) Once you have provided a “wish list” we rough out a training schedule. Your dog will require 1 week here to acclimate to new surroundings and handlers, so work begins week #2. Learning curves vary so we ask that you wait for us to contact you concerning your dog’s progress. It’s comparable to sending your child to college and waiting for their report card at the end of the school term. At the end of your dog’s “term” you will be invited to watch your dog work, as you will need our instruction as well. It’s important for you to reinforce what they have learned. Once you are home we ask that you call with any questions or concerns. Our goal is to maximize the enjoyment you and your hunting partner will experience in the field.
We welcome dogs of all sizes and shapes year ‘round for boarding. We are a 32-run facility, each run measuring 4’ x 16’, which can comfortably accommodate one or two dogs. We ask that your pet be current with booster and rabies vaccinations. If you do not wish to bring food it will be provided. Blankets are discouraged but treats and toys are welcome.(Entertainment to be provided by our English Setters.)
RADIO INTERVIEW: Vinny Guglielmo "How To Get Results with Your Dog and Birds". Click Arrow below to listen.
Article by Rod Cochran "New York Grouse Hunting Then & Now" with Vinney Guglielmo.
A Pleasantly Surprising Hunt: After reading the article on Vincent Guglielmo and his Chenango Valley Kennels
(“And the Twain Did Meet,” May/June ’08), I contacted him and made arrangements
to hunt with him in
New York this past October.
I don’t know where you’ll be when New York’s small game hunting season opens on Friday, but I have a pretty good idea where Vinnie Guglielmo will be. The Chenango Valley Kennels (www.cvkennels.com) dog trainer