Draco Kennels Quality Gundogs
Proudly Raising Dogs You Can BRAG About!
"We picked up a wonderful, happy and healthy Gordon Setter puppy, Woody, from Draco Kennels.
As first time puppy owners living 1,000 miles away from Hardinsburg, we were a little nervous having read a couple of the reviews, but we needn't have worried!
Having visited the kennels, we almost felt bad taking Woody away from such a natural and happy environment; Diana has created a perfect environment for growing dogs with play areas and a pool.
We left with all necessary papers/proof of vaccinations and Diana was kind enough to give us a towel which smelt of Woody’s family. (We will never wash it!) Thanks to regular handling by Diana and her family, we also left with a puppy who was happy having his ears, feet and mouth touched. This came in handy when we visited the vet the next day! (Incidentally, he was perfectly healthy, with no sign of worms, fleas, etc.)
Thank you Diana for giving us our perfect dog! Instagram: Woody_Gordon_Setter."
"We bought a Boykin from Diane. Best decision we ever made. Bo is what you would call a dream dog. Extremely healthy, die hard hunter, excellent swimmer and soft mouthed retriever. I trained Bo myself and it was an absolute joy. He’s beautiful, has a wonderful coat and no allergies. On top of it all he is a cuddle bug. All around perfect hunting dog for our very active family. I can’t say enough great things about him."
"My husband and I purchased 2 Gordon setter puppies from Diana. She has been the best breeder that I have dealt with. She TRULY cares about her animals and her property shows that. She always communicated with us and sent pictures. The puppies have wonderful personalities. She is a very hard worker. Can not say enough good about her and the dogs. The lineage of the dogs is amazing! I like that she gets the parents from other countries, so that the breed is fresh and not overbred."
"Got a beautiful and healthy Gordon Setter full of life and showing great potential as a hunting dog. You can see her on her instagram @June_Bug_theGordonSetter. Diana is breeding beautiful healthy pups, and we highly recommend!"
"Can not recommend highly enough! Got a Gordon and a Boykin. Intelligent, happy, healthy pups. If you are looking for a pup, look no further!"
"I first spoke with Diana 11 years ago. It was the first time I was looking for a Gordon Setter pup. And I could not have made a better choice! Diana made us feel like we were part of the family! Draco blessed us with a perfect, beautiful, bold Gordon pup which we named Zeus. From the first moment we got him, he was a little ball of fire and excitement! Of course, with a little devilish mischief period which makes it all the more fun! I couldn't believe how social and loving and wanting to please us he was right from the beginning. He was so smart and grew into this majestic creature. He knew when we were happy and when we were sad, he would actually come to us and try to make us feel better and lick the tears from our faces to try to make us happy. That's all he wanted to do was make us happy and please us. I never thought a dog could bring so much happiness and pride and joy to us, but he did and more. I attribute this all to Diana and her breeding and preparing the pups for the world. Zeus was a superstar in the field and of the neighborhood. The kids everyday couldn't wait to get off the school bus and rush over to him and pet and accept all the affection he would offer! Everyone wanted to meet him, and he wanted to meet everyone as well. I could BRAG all day! We are so proud to be part of the Draco family and so excited once more as we are awaiting our SECOND Gordon puppy from Diana. I thank Diana and Draco for bringing such happiness to our lives. I can't imagine a life without one of Draco's magnificent Gordon Setters to share it with!!! I am eternally grateful."
Craig and Kimberly Boehm
"We bought a puppy today and had a wonderful experience. I read other reviews talking poorly of the dogs situation and living areas - that is FAR from the truth. The first thing I said when I saw all the dogs was how spoiled they all are and they all looked so excellent and very healthy! All the dogs had plenty of playing room and even had mini kids play house and dog houses for shades and all had plenty of food and looked nothing but healthy. She was extremely nice to my husband and I, we even had our three young children with us and she was very nice and explained everything we asked about. We received all papers pedigree and vet records while there. We hope to in the next year to be able to come back again for another dog. I would ignore any bad reviews, we honestly had nothing but a wonderful experience and very pleased with the uptake and conditions of all the dogs."
"I have had my girl Fiona for just over a year now and she has been just amazing. Her temperament is great, she gets along with everyone and even though she is still very much a puppy she knows to slow down and be gentle around children. Her energy level is quite high but if you put in the effort to exercise her regularly and plenty she settles right down in the house and will curl up in your lap any chance she gets.
I initially was hesitant to purchase a dog online without having more then pictures but Diana put my worries to rest. Her puppies are well socialized and very well taken care of as they grow up. When I took the trip down to Kentucky from Michigan all the paper work was set and ready to go and I left with the cutest little ball of fluff who slept in my lap the whole drive home. As far as hunting goes, my Gordon goes out with me quite often and on all sorts of game. She comes out to the field for goose season and will sit quietly next to me while we wait, or take her into the grouse woods and she runs nose to the ground looking for upland birds. No doubt in my mind my next dog will come from Draco Kennels."
"I have a Setter I got from this kennel almost 4 years ago. I had her shipped to me at 8 weeks old and all I have to do was pick her up at the airport and take her home. She is EXACTLY 100% what I was looking for in my setter - her eventual markings, her size, her personality and disposition. I picked her out of the available pups after talking with the breeder about what I was looking for in my puppy and the breeder helped me select my perfect puppy out of the litter that best fit my desires. The pup was mine and in my home within 48 hours. I’d definitely get another setter from them and have it shipped to me the same way."