We are located in Central Ohio and are proud to raise Ryman Type English Setters. We have hunted, trained and bred family hunting companions for nearly twenty years. Previously, we raised Versatile German Shorthair Pointers. However, we have now transitioned to Ryman Type English Setters as they are a better fit for our family and our preferred style of upland hunting. We plan to occasionally produce selectively bred litters and strive to produce classic, foot-hunting dogs with great conformation and temperament. Our dogs are hunted in Ohio and Michigan on grouse, woodcock and waterfowl.
Our dogs are bred to be true to the classic Ryman Type. We want dogs that are easy to live with and have strong desire and inherit natural ability in the field. A setter from Fair Fields Gun Dogs should require little training. Our dogs are intended to be part of the family. If you love them, spend time with them and take them hunting you should have a companion that will be a pleasure to live with and walk behind in the field. Every breeding we produce is heavily researched with these specific goals in mind. Our dogs are our passion. Our dogs are part of our family and we select each one with the highest of standards. We pride ourselves on producing wonderful family hunting companions. Please contact us for future breedings or stud service.
What is a Ryman Type Setter?
Ryman Type is used to describe the type of foot hunting English setter developed by George Ryman during the mid-1900s. His dogs were a combination of show and field trial/Llewellin lines to create a distinct type of setter, perfect for foot-hunting.
Ryman's dogs were famous for their natural foot hunting range and bird handling instincts, good looks, and laid back affectionate personalities. Today’s Ryman types are expected to follow in this tradition. They should be naturals that need little training to take them out and shoot birds over points. A Ryman Type Setter is a true hunting companion that will work in a partnership with their “owner”. In George Ryman’s words:
“…the kind that are fit to shoot over in the field on game, and the kind that are fit to look at or have about the home the balance of the year and be appreciated.”