CraigKoshyk Author

From their home base in Winnipeg, Craig Koshyk and Lisa Trottier travel all over hunting everything from snipe, woodcock to grouse, geese and pheasants. In the 1990s they began a quest to research, photograph, and hunt over all of the pointing breeds from continental Europe and published Pointing Dogs, Volume One: The Continentals. The follow-up to the first volume, Pointing Dogs, Volume Two, the British and Irish Breeds, is slated for release in 2020.

The Complete Weimaraner History, Profile, and Hunting Dog Story

projectupland.com On The Go · The Complete Weimaraner History, Profile, and Hunting Dog Story Profiling the Grey Ghost’s rise, fall, and rise again as a popular companion...

Gordon Setter – Breed History, Standards and Hunting Dog

projectupland.com On The Go · Gordon Setter – Breed History, Standards and Hunting Dog The Gordon Setter is a lesser known hunting dog for upland game that originated in...

Hunting Opportunity is Not Always Equal – The Stormy Present

projectupland.com On The Go · Hunting Opportunity is Not Always Equal – The Stormy Present A story on how hunting privilege changes with the colour of your skin. The dogmas...

The History of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and Eduard Korthals

projectupland.com On The Go · The History of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and Eduard Korthals First official stud book, first international club, the history of the Wirehaired...

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Controversy in North America

projectupland.com On The Go · The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Controversy in North America In attempts to save the wirehaired pointing griffon in America, ideology in breeding...

The Etymology of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

projectupland.com On The Go · The Etymology of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon The confusing history behind the name of the wirehaired pointing griffon. The word griffon (or...

A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing a Bird Dog – The Pointing Breeds

Narrowing down what pointing breed to choose can be daunting. This guide will help find the right bird dog for you. I have watched double-nosed Spanish pointers hunt quail in the...

The Great Pause – World Crisis, History, and the Hunting Dog World

Taking a look at how COVID-19 is effecting the bird dog world through historical context and organizational response. As we all do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19 many of...

How English is the English Setter?

Over time the English setter has become a worldwide phenomenon in the bird dog world—and less English in the process. “I think we are wise, we English speakers, to savor...

Pudelpointer – The Complete Versatile Hunting Dog History

Take a deep dive into the long history and development of the versatile hunting dog — the Pudelpointer. The pudelpointer is not a designer breed like the Labradoodle. But...