The Golden Retriever

The origins of the Golden Retriever can be traced back to the 1870s. Lord Tweedmouth created the breed in Scotland. He designed the Golden Retriever to be both a stalwart hunting companion and a handsome and dignified family dog. The Golden Retriever we know today has not changed much from his Scottish ancestors.

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The Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers are one most popular breeds around. This is for good reason. They are fantastic all around dogs. They are adaptable, intelligent and extremely good tempered. They are great with children and other animals, and make outstanding family pets. However, they are not dogs to be taken on lightly and do require dedication to bring out their best. ... Read more

The Vizsla

The Vizsla (pronounced VEESH-la) is a Hungarian pointer-retriever. Stone etchings from over a thousand years ago have been found which depict a hunter with his faithful Vizsla hunting at his side. They were favorites of barons and warlords who prized the hunting abilities of this beautiful dog. In Hungary in the 1800s and again after World War II, the Vizsla as a breed came dangerously close to... Read more

The Weimaraner

The Weimaraner (pronounced VYE-ma-rah-ner), also called the Grey Ghost, was bred in Germany in the early 1800s to be a hunting dog. This brave gun dog was used by royals to hunt deer, bear, and other large game. Unlike other dogs of the time, the Weimaraner lived with the family instead of in the kennels with the other hunting dogs. This evolved into a tendency to develop separation anxiety whe... Read more

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is the smallest of all the retrievers. They are also known as the Toller. They were developed in Nova Scotia Canada during the beginning of the 19th. Century. Their exact origins are not known, but it is suspected that they were originally a blend of Cocker Spaniel, Golden Retriever and Irish Setter. They were officially recognized by the Canadian Kennel C... Read more

The American Cocker Spaniel

American Cocker Spaniels are descendents of the English Cocker Spaniel. The first spaniel came across on the Mayflower. In 1878, a liver and white Cocker Spaniel named Captain was the first to be registered with the American Kennel Club. The breed became more and more popular and by the end of the 1800s, American Cocker Spaniels were much loved as both family and hunting dogs.

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The Brittany Spaniel

Brittany Spaniels originate from the province of Brittany in North-western France. They were developed during the 18th century by French Huntsman from the crossing of Land Spaniels and English Setters. The result was a dog that had far more Pointer traits than Setter or Spaniel. Brittany Spaniels first gained breed recognition in France in 1907. It was not only 1934 that they were given officia... Read more

The Clumber Spaniel

Clumber Spaniels are the largest of all the Spaniels. They were developed in the United Kingdom and get their name from Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire. They were developed to work beside the portly sportsman who hunted afoot and they specialized in hunting in heavy undergrowth. They were first seen in Canada in 1844 and in 1884 were one of the first ten breeds to be officially recognized by th... Read more