Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

filmmaker Kevin Erdvig with his English Setter grouse hunting
New Film: The Point – 10 Years of Project Upland Films

Project Upland celebrates 10 years of filmmaking and the evolution of those who tell your…

An X-ray of a dog showing Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) or twisted stomach.
Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV) – Twisted Stomach or Bloat in Dogs

GDV, also known as twisted stomach or bloat, disproportionately affects hunting dogs. Here’s what you…

Most Popular Bird Dog Breeds of 2023

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

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 dog pointing a woodcock during the spring training season
Spring Woodcock: The Quiet Period and Pointing Dog Training

Explore the ethics, laws, and dog training opportunities of the spring woodcock season The afternoon…

A dog's face covered in porcupine quills
Porcupine Quills and Dog Encounters: A First Aid and Avoidance Guide

Exploring the dangers, first aid best practices, and avoidance training of porcupines and dog encounters …

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 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…

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 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 woman kisses her bird dog.
Can Bird Dogs Help Save the Future of Hunting?

Confirming bird dogs as a silver bullet of R3 in the future of hunting recruitment…

A grouse hunter holds a ruffed grouse fan open during a hunt.
Understanding the Threat Response of Ruffed Grouse in Hunting

Musing on the accelerated evolution of grouse behavior and grouse hunting tactics. A decade ago…

Filmmaker A.J. DeRosa with his wirehaired pointing griffon during their first season together.
First Season – Journey of a First Bird Dog

A candid and honest look at a first season with a bird dog.  If there…

A dog training with pigeons in field
Is Your Dog Soft or Confused in Training?

Sometimes we may give confused dogs the stigma of soft with dog training and understanding…

A bird dog on point in thick cover
Hard Lesson Learned on Wind Direction and Hunting Dogs

A hard lesson learned about wind direction for a first time hunting dog handler In…

A hunter holds up a chukar from a preserve hunt
Adapted Upland Traditions – Upland Preserves

The importance of Upland Preserves in our hunting community. With an avid outdoorsman for a…