Pointing Breeds

A Brittany holds a bird dummy during retrieve training
Introduction to Force Fetch for Pointing Dogs

Demystify the process of training your pointing dog to reliably retrieve any object on command…

Durrell Smith bobwhite quail hunting in Georgia with his pointers.
Get the Art – A Project Upland Original Film

The Host of The Gun Dog Notebook brings us on his personal journey into the…

healthy-forests
#138 | A Passion for Healthy Forests with Mike Neiduski of the Ruffed Grouse Society

Sharing the message of healthy forests and abundant wildlife with Southeast regional director of the…

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…

Mo Lindley training a bird dg using the Gibbons-West method
The Gibbons-West Method of Pointing Dog Training with Mo Lindley

Understanding the Gibbons-West method of training pointing dogs As a first-time bird dog owner and…

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…

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…

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

The first official stud book, first international club, history of the wirehaired pointing griffon and…

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 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…

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…

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…

Early image of the English pointer during its development
Creating the English Pointer from the Pointer Dog Ancestry

A look at the history and development of the English pointer from the pointer dog.…

An English setter being trained on Moors in England
How English is the English Setter?

Over time the English setter has become a worldwide phenomenon in the bird dog world—and…

A hunter with two French Brittany's
The French Brittany – A Hunting Dog Profile

Cobby-bodied little dynamos, French Brittanys have an enthusiastic following in the upland community Original purpose…

A Llewellin setter on point.
Llewellin Setter – The Full History of the Richard Purcell Llewellin Legacy

Is there such a thing as the Llewellin setter in the 21st Century? Speak the…

A large Munsterlander in a field training for bird hunting
A Large Munsterlander Profile

A little known breed, the Large Munsterlander is big on natural talent and good looks…

A side profile of a Pudelpointer while hunting.
Pudelpointer – Complete Versatile Dog History and Profile

Take a deep dive into the long history and development of the versatile hunting dog…

a versatile hunting dog sits next to a dog trainer
The Reasons to Consider a Versatile Hunting Dog

The author explores all the parts in between upland game that make a true versatile…