This volume of Hunting Dog Confidential features a satisfying dose of legacy and history. Within these pages are historical texts that give us perspective on old hunting and training methods. There are celebrations of the dogs of our past and the unforgettable moments they gave us during their lifetimes. Read about how science and an understanding of genetics can take the dogs of the past and push them into the future as better, healthier versions of themselves. Consider how tests and trials preserve hunting skills and improve dog and handler alike. It’s the old and the new, woven together in an idea we call “legacy.” The past is never so far behind us that it can’t continue to illuminate our future.
No matter your breed preference or hunting style, you’ll connect with these stories and learn something in the process. From cover to cover, this magazine is a celebration of our hunting dogs. We say that these are their stories, but in reality, we know them to be our stories, too.
Hunting Dog Confidential is published under the direction of Editor-in-Chief Craig Koshyk and Managing Editor Jennifer Wapenski, co-hosts of the HDC Podcast. Together with their wide network of dog-obsessed writers and photographers, they aim to deliver a unique user experience in storytelling through words and images.