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Adoption Process

Royal Llewellin
Setter History

The Martin Dingman Royal Llewellin Setter has a long and rich history dating back to England, during the mid 1800’s. This rare breed was developed through well documented and selective breeding practices, beginning with champion, show quality Field Setters, and outcrossed to the now extinct South Esk. Martin Dingman Royal Llewellins have been traced back to the original bloodlines from England, Scotland, and Ireland, as well as the architects of the breed, Mr. Edward Laverack, Lord Richard Purcell Llewellin, and Lord William Humphrey.

A Family Member

This unique breed is exceptional in the field, and even better as a family companion (a rare combination for sporting dogs). Martin is an an advocate of the outdoor sporting life dating back to his childhood days, alongside his grandfather who raised and hunted Walker foxhounds. Martin's goal as a breeder is not to produce the most, but the finest Llewellins, and to protect and continue the tradition of these beautiful and very special dogs.

Martin Dingman’s Royal Llewellin Family

Currently, Martin and his family enjoy the companionship of Henry (8), Saxon (3), and the latest addition, Ivy (14 wks). Martin has a limited number of Llewellin puppies available each year, from the same bloodlines as Henry and Saxon, reserved for families who truly have a love and appreciation of the breed.

Thank you for your interest in Martin Dingman Royal Llewellin Setters. The MD Royal bloodlines trace directly back to the architects of the breed, who are Mr. Edward Laverack (the father of the Modern Setter), Sir Richard Purcell Llewellin, and Mr. William Humphrey. The goal of our small breeding program is to protect, maintain, and strengthen the original Royal Bloodlines. Operating a commercial kennel designed to produce large numbers of puppies is of no interest, as we are dedicated to breeding only the finest Royal Llewellin puppies in the world.

If you are interested to learn more, and to continue the adoption process, please fill out the Puppy Adoption Application below. This application has been developed specifically to match the finest pups with the families best suited for these very special animals.

Typically the MD Waiting Room is reserved 12-24 months in advance. After your Puppy Adoption Application is completed and returned, you will be notified within 24-48 hours. Upon approval, a 50% deposit becomes due immediately, with the balance payable at Puppy Pickup.

Get Notified When Adoption Available

There is currently a 2 year wait for Martin Dingman Royal Llewellin Setter adoption. Contact us for details. 

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