Hunting Dogs

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…

A bird dog being tested during a NAVHDA Natural Ability test
NAVHDA Natural Ability Test – A Complete Overview

A look at what the NAVHDA Natural ability test is and how it matters to…

A bird hunter with her hunting dog
How Much Does it Cost to Have a Hunting Dog?

Estimating the cost of owning a hunting dog over the course of its lifetime Total…

A pointer on whoa in a steady point.
The Evolution of Whoa Training Bird Dogs

Dog trainer Jason Carter takes a look at the historic context of whoa training and…

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 hunting dog eating dog food with intestinal health probiotics.
The Importance of a Dog’s Intestinal Health

A look into the factors and issues with intestinal health in hunting dogs with sport…

Group of Field Trial Pointers 1907
The Development of the American Pointer

Take a journey through the lineage and bloodlines that built the pointer in American as…

A group of NAVHDA members inspecting a hunting dog.
The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association – A Look at NAVHDA

NAVHDA explained as an organization, testing platform, and community. What do you see when you…

A woman kisses her pointing dog.
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…

A dog trainer uses the whoa command on his American Brittany
Weaving Whoa Training Into Our Daily Routines

Incorporating and perfecting the whoa command with your bird dog during everyday life. If I…

bird dog puppies working on socializing.
Where to Start in Training with a Bird Dog Puppy

Building a foundation for a bird dog puppy through socialization and learning to be part…

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…

A hunting dog is place trained with dog food.
Place Training in Your Home – Eliminating Whining and Movement

Working on at home hunting dog drills for proper place training. Sit and stay is…

A veterinarian examines a hunting dogs teeth for dental disease
Dental Disease in Hunting Dogs Leads to Poor Scenting Abilities

Ignore the old wives’ tales and learn the science behind dental disease and a bird…

A bird dog on a staircase during whoa training.
Whoa Training on Your Home Staircase

Using at home time to reinforce and build the “Whoa” command in your bird dog.…

Trimming a hunting dog nails
How to Properly Trim a Hunting Dogs Nails

Looking at proper nail cutting, maintenance, and care for hunting dogs from Veterinary Dr. Joe…

A bird dog trainer works on a flagging dog.
Understanding and Fixing Flagging in a Bird Dog

Flagging in a bird dog can be prevented and fixed with proper training. So what…

Early image of the English pointer during its development
Creating the English Pointer from the Pointer Dog Ancestry

A look at the history and development of the English pointer from the pointer dog.…

A dog trainer reads a bird dogs body language while training.
How To Read a Bird Dog’s Body Language – Becoming a Bilingual Trainer

Being able to read a bird dog’s body language can increase effective training and communication.…

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…