Dog Breeds

a group of setting spaniels
The Truth Behind the Setting Spaniel

The word ‘setter’ has quite the history behind it; one you may not have expected…

A painting of the Brown and White Norfolk or Water Spaniel.
Extinction: The History of Lost Dog Breeds

Among pointing dogs, a number of breeds have already disappeared; others may follow them unless…

Illustration of the Hare Indian Dog by J.W. Audubon
Early American Hunting Dogs, Part 1: HDC Episode #28

The origins of hunting dogs in North America from indigenous peoples through the end of…

Hunting Multiple Dogs: Chaos or Bliss? – Her Upland – Episode #17

There are several factors to consider when hunting multiple dogs together Hunting multiple dogs together…

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…

A Springer Spaniel puppy in a forest
A Puppy Buyer’s Guide to Finding a Bird Dog

These tips will help you find a breeder and a puppy that will fit with…

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…

Two Irish Water Spaniels on a barren landscape
Irish Water Spaniel: A Versatile Dog Breed Indeed

Discover the history, personality, hunting style, and training requirements of the unique Irish Water Spaniel…

A Hungarian Vizsla holds an intense point while hunting
Vizsla: How the Hungarian Pointing Dog Propelled Through History to Today

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

Siberian Laika hunts the forest and sounds off at game.
One Dog to Hunt Them All: The West Siberian Laika to the East Siberian Laika

The complete breakdown of the versatile Laika dog breeds Boreal forests of Europe are not…

A German Wirehaired Pointer retrieves a duck from a lake
Versatile Breeds as Waterfowl Dogs

The value of versatile hunting dog breeds extends beyond the field and into the duck…

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…

A Brittany spaniel sits in a field.
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
Defining the Differences of the British Lab and 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 Scotland…

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

From the first official stud book to the first international club, the history of the…

A Wirehaired Pointing Griffon standing in a field in North America.
The Crisis in North America to Save the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and the Cesky Fousek

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

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 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 the…