German Shorthaired Pointers are descendants of the Old Spanish Pointer who was taken to Germany in the 17th century. Several breeds went into their development, but they are unknown today. They were originally developed to be both a scent hound and a bird dog.
As hunting dogs, German Shorthaired Pointers can range and quarter with speed, follow a trail with persistence, and point and re... Read more
Irish Setters were developed in Ireland by crossing Irish Terriers, Irish Water Spaniels, English Setters, Pointers and Gordon Setters. They were originally called the Irish Red Setter and were red and white in color. They were bred to be all-purpose hunting dogs, able to both point and retrieve over any terrain. They are very fast, have good noses, and are particularly good for bird hunting.Read more
The first Setters were developed in France during the 1500s by the crossing of the Spanish Pointer and the French Pointer. These original Setters were called "Setting Spaniels". In the 1800s they were brought to Great Britain where they were bred with French hunting dogs and developed into the dog we know today.
English Setters are multi-talented dogs. They are excellent hunting compan... Read more
Gordon Setters were developed in Scotland in the late 18th century. They get their name from the Scottish Duke of Gordon who is credited with developing them into the dogs we know today. They received official recognition with the American Kennel Club in 1892.
Gordon Setters are strong dogs with exceptional stamina, outstanding sense of smell, good retrieving abilities and are able to w... Read more
As their name implies Welsh Springer Spaniels originate from Wales. They are one of the oldest of the nine Spaniel breeds and are descendents of the English Springer Spaniel. They are exceptional gun dogs, being keen retrievers of fallen game, even from icy waters, possess a good nose, great stamina and are experts at springing game.
Curly Coated Retrievers hail from England. They were established around 1860 and are one of the first recognized Retriever breeds. They were developed to be a hunter's companion and a retriever of fallen water fowl. They only enjoy a very modest popularity in North America, but are far more popular elsewhere in the world.
Like all Retrievers, the Curl... Read more
Flat Coated Retrievers were developed during the mid-19th century in England. Their exact heritage is uncertain, but it is believed that they have Newfoundland, Setter and collie-type dog in them.
Flat Coated Retrievers were first seen in America in the 1870s and were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1915. For several years after their recognition, the breed became v... Read more
The Sussex Spaniel was developed in 1795 in Sussex in Southern England. The breed was developed to be a hunting dog that was easily followed through the dense Sussex undergrowth. They are the only Spaniel that howls when in pursuit of game.
The Sussex Spaniel was officially recognized in Britain in 1885. They were imported to the United States in the mid to late 1800s and were one of th... Read more