Pointing Breeds

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…

Deutsch Langhaar in North America
For the Love of Dog – The Deutsch Langhaar of North America

Watch the origin story of the Deutsch Langhaar in North America with the DL-GNA club…

A dog heeling during a hunting dog test
Comparing NAVHDA, JGHV, and AKC Hunting Dog Tests

Learn about the various hunting dog testing systems from the puppy level to the finished…

An Irish Water Spaniel points at cover.
The Importance of Training Steadiness in Bird Dogs

There are many reasons to train a dog to remain steady from flush to fall,…

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…

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 Gordon Setter points a bird in North America
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…

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 Evolution of the Pointer in America from the English 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…

A bid dog flags while being trained in the woods.
Understanding Flagging in a Bird Dog

Flagging in a bird dog can be prevented and fixed with proper training So what…

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…