Hunting Dog Confidential Podcast

The Hunting Dog Confidential Podcast was created in 2020 to help fill a gap in more historic and journalistic style hosting in the upland community. With co-hosts Jennifer Wapenski and author Craig Koshyk the series starts at the very beginning of the hunting dog story inspired by Craig’s first book Pointing Dogs Volume One: The Continentals. After decades of traveling the world in search of lost breeds, historical records, and the people and places that created the incredible hunting dog community, Craig is considered the foremost authority of hunting dog breed history and information. This podcast is for those that want to get lost in at the very beginning of the creation of hunting dogs down to the very details that define the breeds we love today.

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Hunting Dog Confidential is presented by: Eukanuba Premium Performance Dog Food and supported by Dakota 283SportDOG Brand, and Syren USA.

Russell Dodd and Irish Water Spaniel pheasant hunting in the snow
Irish Water Spaniels with Russell Dodd: HDC Episode #23

Learn about upland and waterfowl hunting and AKC testing with a dog that bridges the…

Grant St Germain with his duck tolling retriever on a waterfowl hunt.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers with Grant St. Germain: HDC Episode #22

Explore an old hunting method of luring ducks to the hunter using the fox-like Toller…

Marjolein Kamman-van Eijk
Hunting and Field Trials in Continental Europe with Marjolein Kamman-van Eijk: HDC Episode #21

Versatile dogs and English Setters find their niche while hunting and trialing in Europe and…

David Hudson taking photographs on the English moors
Pointers and Setters on the English Moors with David Hudson: HDC Episode #20

Travel across the Atlantic to discover the world of shooting and field trialing with Pointers…

Etching of three men in a field netting partridge
Hunting Methods: Hunting Dog Confidential Episode #19

What defines a hunting dog and how are they used to pursue various types of…

A historic photo of two hunting terriers
Hunting and Working Terriers: HDC Episode #18

Learn about how terriers use their courage and tenacity to serve as effective hunters of…

A historic image of teckels hunting game
Hunting with Teckels and Feist: HDC Episode #17

Discover the origins of two very different hunting dogs with a versatile set of hunting…

A historic photo of coonhounds at a tailgate with raccoon hunters
Scent Hounds, Running Hounds, and Badger Hounds: HDC Episode #16

Discover the origins and development of scent hounds used for hunting foxes and raccoons In…

A medieval illustration of hunting hounds
Lurchers and Longdogs: HDC Episode #15

Uncover the little-known world of sighthound hybrids, developed for highly-specific working and hunting purposes In…

A medieval illustration shows a sight hound being released on a rabbit.
Introduction to Sight Hounds: HDC Episode #14

Discover the history of the fastest canine athletes from Greyhounds to Salukis to the Indian…

An illustration of a hunter with hounds and rabbits
An Overview of Hounds: HDC Episode #13

Understanding the broad category of hounds and how their hunting styles developed and evolved over…

A Russian Laika stands in the snow and looks up at a tree
Origins and Use of the Spitz-type Hunting Dog Breeds: HDC Episode #12

Explore some of the oldest types of dogs that have developed alongside humans for hunting…

"Chasse au Badinage" A duck tolling retriever attracts ducks in this historic depiction of duck hunting
Duck Tolling and the Murray River Retriever: HDC Episode #11

Discovering the Murray River Retriever and the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever In this episode,…

Curly coated retriever by Walter Weber
Curly-Coated, Flat-Coated, and Golden Retrievers: HDC Episode #10

Exploring the origins and current state of three retriever breeds from England This episode continues…

Painting of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever
The History of the Labrador and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers: HDC Episode #9

Tracing the stories of two retriever breeds with the same origin but vastly different paths…

General Custer and his Newfoundland Dog
The Origins of Retrievers: Hunting Dog Confidential Episode #8

Uncovering the truth of where and how the retriever breeds were developed Our exploration of…

Painting of two duck hunters and a spaniel in a canoe
From Hunting Spaniels to the Origins of Retrievers: HDC Episode #7

Exploring how spaniels and working dogs led to the early origins of the retrieving dog…

"Hawking" by H. Alkin depicting a falconry hunt on horseback with spaniels
Hunting Spaniels History and Modern State: Hunting Dog Confidential Episode #6

Exploring the origins and current states of flushing spaniel breeds This episode kicks off a…

Hunters in the United Kingdom on a partridge shoot with hunting dogs
United Kingdom and Ireland – Pointing Dog Breed Origins: HDC Episode #5

Exploring the origin of pointing dog breeds from the United Kingdom and Ireland In the…

A pair of Large Munsterlander hunting dogs in Germany
East of the Rhine – Pointing Dog Breed Origins: HDC Episode #4

Exploring the origin of pointing dog breeds from continental Europe east of the Rhine We…

A French field trialer and his pointing dog circa 1920
West of the Rhine – Pointing Dog Breed Origins: HDC Episode #3

Exploring the origin of pointing dog breeds from continental Europe west of the Rhine In…