Craig Koshyk

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.

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A Hungarian Vizsla holds an intense point while hunting
Vizsla: The History and Overview of the Hungarian Pointing Dog

The history, appearance, hunting style, and current status of the iconic hunting dog from Hungary…

A brown Spinone hunting dog stands in a field
Spinone Italiano – Complete History and Development

The traditional, rough-haired Italian pointing dog overcame difficult odds to become a modern, versatile hunting…

History and Development of the Brittany

How the little spaniel from France developed into the wildly popular versatile hunting dog. The…

A British lab jumping into water
Differences of the English Lab Versus the American Lab

Discover the story of British Labrador Retrievers, their English development, and how the American Lab…

A Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever in the water
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever in History and Today

A look into the unusual history of duck tolling and the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling…

A Weimaraner on point during training.
The Complete Weimaraner History, Profile, and Hunting Dog Story

Profiling the Grey Ghost’s rise, fall, and rise again as a popular companion and–less commonly–a…

A gordon setter on point in Scotland
Gordon Setter – Breed History, Standards and Origins

The Gordon Setter is a lesser known hunting dog for upland game that originated in…

An African American hunter hunting birds.
Hunting Opportunity is Not Always Equal – The Stormy Present

A story on how hunting privilege changes with the color of your skin. The dogmas…

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon stands in the woods
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Information, History, and Eduard Korthals

First official stud book, first international club, the history of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and…

A Wirehaired Pointing Griffon standing in a field in North America.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Controversy in North America

In attempts to save the wirehaired pointing griffon in America, ideology in breeding split clubs…

A woman kisses her pointing dog.
How to Choose a Pointing Dog – Breaking Down 38 Bird Dog Breeds

Narrowing down what pointing breed to choose can be daunting. This guide will help find…

A bird dog trainer works a dog alone in a field
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…

An English setter being trained on Moors in England
How English is the English Setter?

Over time the English setter has become a worldwide phenomenon in the bird dog world—and…

A side profile of a Pudelpointer while hunting.
Pudelpointer – Complete Versatile Dog History and Profile

Take a deep dive into the long history and development of the versatile hunting dog…