King Llewellin Setters  
Founded in 1965 ~ by Alfred O. King, Sr.   

March 21, 1945 ---- October 14, 2011

"Foot-hunting Bird-dogs … Like Your Grandpa Hunted"
P. O. Drawer 100, Enola, AR 72047-0100
Phone 501-849-3383
Longest Consecutive Years as a Llewellin Setter Breeder of 100% PURE Llewellin Setters in US


To Talk 100% PURE Llewellin Setter Birddogs email Alfred at:

Llewellin Setter Puppy Reservations, Deposits & Litter info email Drenda at:



The major markings and colors of the pups are indicated on our King Llewellin Setters LITTER CHARTS.

Also shown are small spots of the same corresponding color of the larger patches seen at birth.

The PHOTOS of Llewellin pups under 6 weeks old will show the major markings but will not show the ticking indicated all over the body as in the drawings chart.  The ticking begins to come out as they shed the baby puppy fuzz. 


The Llewellin Setter puppy is dominantly white at birth.  As the cute fuzzy ‘puppy coat’ of a Llewellin Setter pup sheds they will soon develop small colored spots (called ticking which is indicated as Ticked, abbreviated Tkd).  The ticking will be the same color as the major patches, such as Black, Tan, Orange or Chestnut all over their body.  The ticking is always more distinct on the extremities of the Llewellin Setter.  You will notice that the ticking on these litter charts is indicated at varying degrees of intensity.  The mature amount of ticking on the body of a Llewellin cannot be determined with certainty at weaning age.  At the time the Llewellin Setter pup is 7 to 8 weeks old the ticking begins to show clearly on the legs, nose and ears.  When a Llewellin pup is between 3 & 6 month old; it will begin to reach its full coloring.  The degree of ticking indicated on the charts is a guess based on the amount of ticking of the Llewellin Setter Sire and Llewellin Setter Dam. 


Dominant color is always listed first in the color classifications with the lesser color listed second.

White, Black & Ticked -- White, Tan & Ticked -- White, Orange & Ticked -- White, Chestnut & Ticked   

Rarely the coloration can be listed as Black, White & Ticked – Orange, White & Ticked – Chestnut, White & Ticked! 

Again all large spots will show up on the pup at the time of birth. 


Again dominant color is always listed first in the color classifications with the lesser color listed second; while the TRI-COLORS have a third color.

TRI-COLORED Llewellins are not common in some lines! 

TRI-COLOR is used on pups that are a combination of White, Black, TAN and Ticked.

Rarely a Tri-Color may be White, Chestnut, Tan and Ticked and are listed as TRI-CHESTNUT

In over 40 years we have had 2 Llewellins that are Quad or 4 colors! 


A TRUE BELTON IS BORN SOLID WHITE.  Many confuse the term Belton with the term Ticking. 

Relatively few Llewellin Setter pups are born solid WHITE!  As they mature they will NOT have major body patches of color. 

They will only end up marked with a number of small spots or ticking and are called BELTONS: Orange Belton, Tan Belton, Chestnut Belton or Blue Belton

The black ticking in a Belton is called Blue because the BLACK hair mingles with the surrounding WHITE hair to form a bluish-gray coloring. 

A few Beltons are TRI-COLORED or Tri-BELTONS.  A much rarer coloration is that of TRI- Chestnut Belton

Tri-Beltons are the same as a Blue Belton but develop TAN ticking around the muzzle and on the feet.   

TRI- Chestnut Beltons likewise develop TAN ticking around the muzzle and on the feet.   

A Belton may be lightly, moderately or heavily ticked. 


In the Llewellin Setter the Belton ticking is the same type of spotting as the spots of color on a Dalmatian or Pointer; the difference is in the long coat of hair on the Llewellin.  Rarely this ticking does not tend to mingle with the surrounding white coat and in such case the distinct dots of Dalmatian type ticking is striking.   In the Llewellin the eventual coloring description on these white Belton pups is impossible to determine until around 5 to 6 weeks of age. 

The degree or amount of ticking of an individual Llewellin pup can only be estimated; by the amount of ticking in both the sire and dam.

The mating of 2 Llewellin Setter dogs of like coloration is not an absolute in determining the coloring of the offspring.


The TAN gene coloration is present in all Llewellins.

The presence of this TAN coloring possibility is what makes the range and variety of coloring possible within each litter of the Llewellin Setter.


Our 100% LLEWELLIN SETTERS are registered with: 

IPDBA and are eligible to be registered with NSTRA

Please go to the following web pages to view the purpose and goal of each registry





Although the demand is greater for males than females, females are priced higher because I do not have as many female pups per litter. 

Neither a male nor a female makes a better hunting dog than the other. 

The choice is a matter of personal preference. 

Males average 5 to 10 pounds more than females; ultimately size also has a lot to do with personal choices. 

Also keep in mind that Veterinary guidelines now recommend that a dog be neutered or spayed if not breed regularly. 


A $100.00 discount is offered on all litters if purchased without Breeding Rights. 

This offer is made in order to offset spay/neutering fees if that is your choice.

The papers are signed with or without breeding rights.  The dog is still registered just specifically as you choose.


Exceptions to these prices:

(1) Older pups and Started or Trained Llewellin Setters

(2) The number of dogs we have available for breeding within particular Llewellin bloodlines

(3) The age of sires and dams as a given litter could well be the last litters for some

(4) BELTONS are priced an additional $50.00 as Llewellin pups born without any body markings are rarer  

(5) ORANGE/TAN marked pups are priced an additional $50.00 ….  [An ORANGE BELTON OR TAN BELTON would be $100.00.]

(6) CHESTNUT marked pups [Dark Brown or Liver color] are also priced $50.00 more because of their rarity ….   [A CHESTNUT BELTON would be $100.00.] 

(7) TRI-COLORS are priced an additional $50.00. 

TAN combined with White & Black [TRI-BELTON & TRI-COLORED] is an additional $50.00. 

TAN combined with White & Chestnut [TRI-CHESTNUT] is an additional $50.00 


Your total expense is the price listed beside each individual Llewellin puppy on each litter sheet; your choice of with or without Breeding Rights. 

In addition, since ID Chips are now required for registration, we will place ID Chips in all pups before leaving here.  Please add an additional $25.00 for the ID Chip to the purchase price.  This charge is optional in Llewellin pups purchased without breeding rights. 

A Five Generation Pedigree is also required for registration, the registration book has already been provided with a minimum of a five generation pedigree on all our 100% Llewellin Setters! 

WE AT King Llewellin Kennel do not CHARGE FOR:




       AIRPORT TRAVEL/EXPENSE FEES if you are unable to come pick up your Llewellin pup. 

In the past we have always provided a Remington shipping crate for a fee of $40.00.  Due to new airline requirements on #100 crates [weaning age] the overall dimension of a Remington crate would now increase the shipping charge to the next level.  IF you are not able to come the charge of $50.00 for a regulation crate available at the airline will be added to the COD charge for shipping in order to keep the shipping charges to the minimum.   Shipping expense is COD to you.