Hunting Dog Confidential

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

The Versatile Russian Laika of the Eurasian Boreal Forest from the Western Laika, Eastern Laika,…

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 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…

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#124 | Introduction to Upland Hunting and Launch of Hunting Dog Confidential with Jennifer Wapenski

A conversation exploring her journey into upland hunting and bird dogs with the now editor…

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…

A British lab jumping into water
Differences of the English Lab Versus the American Lab

Discover the story of British Labrador Retrievers, their English development, and how the American Lab…

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…

A look at the front cover of the first issue of Hunting Dog Confidential Magazine.
Hunting Dog Confidential – The Magazine

Announcing the next chapter in the Hunting Dog Confidential journey Imagine you are standing in…

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…

French hunters enter a taxi with hunting dogs and guns in 1925
How Culture Created Varying and Unique Hunting Dog Breeds: HDC Episode #2

Exploring the idea that hunting dogs are a reflection of the hunting culture where they…

A historic drawing of the early pointing dogs in action while hunting.
Origins of the Pointing Dog: Hunting Dog Confidential Episode #1

An exploration into the origins of the pointing dog and how bird dogs developed alongside…