Pointing Breeds

A hunting dog pointing during a NAVHDA utility test
NAVHDA Utility Test – A Complete Overview

A look at the NAVHDA Utility Test, including test events, scoring, preparation, and what to…

An Irish Setter hunting dog on point
Irish Setter: Form, Function, and History of a Timeless Breed

Discover the Irish Setter, an iconic red hunting dog breed renowned for its distinct characteristics…

a painting of dogs believed to have been russian setters
The Russian Setter

Explore the history and story of a curious dog breed that never was. Sprinkled here…

A dog breed making machine in artwork
The Myth of the Perfect Dog

Letting go of that quest for perfection in a wide selection of dog breeds. *This…

A hunting dog retrieves game
Exploring the Types of Hunting Dogs

A tentative partnership between early humans and dogs evolved to become an unbreakable bond that…

A French Spaniel or Epagneul Francais runs in a field
French Spaniel: An Elegant, Intelligent French Pointing Breed

Characteristics, form, function, and history of the highly trainable and capable Épagneul Français To my…

A dog points into the wind
How Wind Affects Birds and Hunting Dogs

Recommendations for pinning birds in the wind across the United States As I set up…

Small Munsterlander showing full body confirmation
Small Munsterlander – Heathland Quail Dog

Dive deep into the Small Munsterlander’s journey from obscurity to a top hunting breed. Discover…

Pachón Navarro – The Spanish Double-Nosed Pointer

The history, identification, and standards of the Spanish pointing dog breed known as the Pachón…

A hunter trains a pointing dog while hunting wild birds
Transitioning a Dog from Training and Testing to Hunting Wild Birds

This guide will help you troubleshoot and transition onto wild birds with your pointing dog…

Most Popular Bird Dog Breeds of 2023

Exploring the most popular bird dog breeds of the upland hunting community over the years…

A dog on point during a grouse hunt
A Beginner’s Guide to Approaching a Bird Dog on Point

Knowing how to walk up to a dog on point can increase your chances of…

German Wirehaired Pointer side profile
German Wirehaired Pointer: Dog Breed Information, Form, Function, History, and More

Built for both land and water, the German Wirehaired Pointer defines versatility Wiry beards, grandpa-esque…

a Stichelhaar or German Rough Haired Pointer
Stichelhaar – German Rough Haired Pointer: Dog Breed Information, Form, Function, and History

The Stichelhaar (German Rough Haired Pointer) is a rough-and-tumble hunting dog that is probably the…

Craig Koshyk, Dog Historian in the field
Dog Willing – Craig Koshyk the Dog Historian of a Generation

The history of hunting dogs is preserved in the iconic Pointing Dog volumes thanks to…

A Weimaraner in a field
Weimaraner – Dog Breed Information, Form, Function, History, and More

Weimaraners are a medium to large pointing dog breed that are tireless, cooperative workers and…

Bracco Italiano on Point in a field
Bracco Italiano Dog Breed Information, History, Function, and More

The Bracco Italiano is a large pointing breed with a hound-like appearance known for its…

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon stands in the woods
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon – Dog Breed Information, Form, Function, History, and More

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a medium-sized dog that combines a rough-and-tumble coat with a…

A side profile of a Pudelpointer while hunting.
Pudelpointer – Dog Breed Form, Function, History, and More

This medium-sized versatile dog breed is known to be friendly, inquisitive, and very social. Way…

Two German Dogs Holding Pheasant
The Jagdgebrauchshundverband ( JGHV) – the German Versatile Hunting Dog Association

Learn how the German hunting dog testing system works and how it built the breeds…

A seemingly identical dogs, a German Wirehaired Pointing and Deutsch Drahthaar sit next to each other
The Difference Between a Deutsch-Drahthaar and a German Wirehaired Pointer

A look at the differences between two wirehaired dog breeds that share a common origin…