Versatile Dog Breeds

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 . .…

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…

A pudelpinter during a NAVHDA youth event.
Plant A Seed – A NAVHDA Short Film featuring the Pudelpointer

Watch this Project Upland film featuring NAVHDA member Noah Foreman and his pudelpointer. Noah Foreman…