Hunting Dogs

Two German Dogs Holding Pheasant
The Jagdgebrauchshundverband ( JGHV) – the German Versatile Hunting Dog Association

Learn how the German hunting dog testing system works and how it built the breeds…

Curly-Coated Retriever
The Curly-Coated Retriever

The Curly-Coated Retriever is the first retriever developed in history but lost out to more…

A seemingly identical dogs, a German Wirehaired Pointing and Deutsch Drahthaar sit next to each other
The Difference Between a Deutsch-Drahthaar and a German Wirehaired Pointer

A look at the differences between two wirehaired dog breeds that share a common origin…

A purebred dog is given a command by a dog trainer
Population Dynamics in Purebred Dogs

Setting the record on common myths and misunderstandings around purebred dogs, dog breeding, and populations…

A dog with a mosquito on its nose. A risk to heartworm
Changing The Conversation On Heartworm Disease in Dogs

Your dog’s lifestyle and your preventive actions play a role in whether or not your…

An Irish Setter on point in Ireland
Development and History of the Irish Red Setter

How the Irish Setter Breed Came to Be on Both Sides of the Atlantic With…

A puppy at a dog breeding operation
How to Make the Tough Decision to Not Breed Your Dog

Letting go of the dream to breed your bird dog Our dogs are with us…

Dogtra Pathfinder 2 GPS Dog Collar
The Dogtra Pathfinder 2: A Budget-Friendly Option for Tracking Your Hunting Dog

A look at Dogtra’s latest GPS collar and its practical use for bird hunting “Where’s…

Deutsch Langhaar in North America
For the Love of Dog – The Deutsch Langhaar of North America

Watch the origin story of the Deutsch Langhaar in North America with the DL-GNA club…

A dog receives the parvo vaccine
Canine Parvovirus: Protecting Your Dog Against Parvo

Parvo, a deadly and preventable virus, is every dog owner and veterinarian’s greatest nemesis This…

Dog trainer Jason Carter commands his dog in the field
Understanding Bird Dog Field Terminology and Commands

Bird hunting and dog training are full of terminology and words that new hunters need…

A dog with a skunk in his mouth
What to Do When Your Dog Gets Sprayed by a Skunk

A guide to de-skunking your dog and preventive practices to avoid those skunks in the…

A dog heeling during a hunting dog test
Comparing NAVHDA, JGHV, and AKC Hunting Dog Tests

Learn about the various hunting dog testing systems from the puppy level to the finished…

Teaching a dog to heel
Teaching Your Dog To Heel

A guide to teaching a dog the heel command from training methods to correction. Hiking…

A deutsch langhaar puppy at his new home.
How to Prepare for a New Puppy

Bringing home your first puppy should involve proper preparation and expectations to make a positive…

An old photography of many women behind the American Field Trials
Women in American Field Trials: Paving the Way

A remarkable cast of women paved the way through history pointing dog field trials and…

A Norwegian Harehound, called a Dunker, with multi colored eyes
Dunker: The Norwegian National Harehound

In this rugged country made of sea, fjords, high mountains, and dark forests, there is…

A dog on point while ruffed grouse hunting
How Dogs Develop on Ruffed Grouse – A Guide to Preparing a Dog for Grouse Hunting

Hunting guides and dog trainers share their thoughts on how owners can prepare their bird…

A Deutsch Langhaar recalls to its owner.
Training and Troubleshooting the Recall Command with Dogs

Learn about the recall command and how to troubleshoot any issues that may arise with…

A trapper setting up a leghold trap
How to Remove a Dog From Foothold Traps, Snares, and Conibear Traps

Learn about the types of traps a hunting dog can encounter, how to handle it,…

A pointing dog picks up on a scent during a hunt.
How a Bird Dog Understands Scent Cones with Bill Allen

Read the excerpt ‘Scent Cone Primer’ from The Unforgettables and Other True Fables, a collection…