Versatile Dog Breeds

A German Shorthaired Pointer training in a field
‘The Most Popular Versatile Dog in the World’ — A Historical Breakdown of the German Shorthaired Pointer

The author explores the German Shorthaired Pointer’s multiple connections with hunting dogs around the world…

Preparing for the hunting dog VJP test
How to Prepare a Dog for the VJP Test

Getting your dog ready to run in the puppy natural ability test for the German…

Hunting and Forest Management in Germany with Nadja Niesner: HDC Episode #25

Hunting in Germany is not only for recreation, but also for management of invasive species…

Nadja Niesner with her Weimaraner and a pheasant
Big Game and German Utility Dogs with Nadja Niesner: HDC Episode #24

Versatile dogs of German origin have a rich history in hunting big game We start…

A hunting dog find s a truffle in the thick understory of the forest.
Truffle Hunting With Your Dog

Learn how to work with your dog to find wild or cultivated truffles in the…

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 group of NAVHDA members inspecting a hunting dog.
The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association – A Look at NAVHDA

NAVHDA explained as an organization, testing platform, and community What do you see when you…

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…

An instructor teaching a teenager during the NAVHDA Youth Program
The NAVHDA Youth Program

The NAVHDA youth program focuses on fostering meaningful relationships and events to inspire the future…

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 Deutsch Drahthaar with a young boy.
The Difference Between a Deutsch-Drahthaar and a German Wirehaired Pointer

A look into the ongoing struggle of Deutsch-Drahthaar and German Wirehaired Pointer owners If you…

A Small Munsterlander retrieving a game bird.
Small Munsterlander – A Bird Hunting Dog Profile

Smallest of the German pointers, the small Munsterlander is big on style and drive This…

A woman training her first bird dog in a field.
These True Stories of Bird Dog Training Will Give Hope to the Process

Explore articles and films from novice bird dog folk in the Project Upland community The…

A German longhaired pointer retrieves a bumper during bird dog training.
German Longhaired Pointer (Deutsch Langhaar) – A Bird Hunting Dog Profile

The sleek appearance and superb hunting traits of the German Longhairs and Deutsch Langhaars are…

A squirrel looks at a hunter
Squirrels and Rabbits help Define Versatility in Upland Hunting

Are we just bird hunters or are we lovers of things small game? It was…

A Braque du Bourbonnais standing on a tailgate
Braque du Bourbonnais – Bird Hunting Dog Series

Minimal tail and maximum desire make the Braque du Bourbonnais a wonderful choice for hunters…

A hunter with his English Setter.
English Setters – Bird Hunting Dogs Series

English setters define a tradition of elegance and field performance Original purpose English setters are…

A German wirehaired pointer hunting grouse in New York.
German Wirehaired Pointer – A Bird Hunting Dogs Series

Built tough for land and water, the German Wirehaired Pointer defines versatility This series of…

A German Shorthaired Pointer stands on a tailgate just before hunting
German Shorthaired Pointer – A Bird Hunting Dogs Series

A look at the versatile hunting dog the German Shorthaired Pointer This is the first…