The Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers were developed to not just brave, but relish, the rough frigid waters of their namesake, Chesapeake Bay. They were developed in the Chesapeake Bay area of the United States during the 19th century, where they won great renown for being a top-notch retrievers of fallen ducks and geese.

The breed's development started in 1907 with two Newfoundland dogs that... Read more

The Pointer

Ancestors of the Pointer originated in Spain and were brought to England in the 1700s. There they were crossed with the Italian Pointer and were developed into the dog we know today.

Pointers are hard working hunting dogs that freeze into a point when they scent a hiding bird and then retrieves it after the hunter shots it. They possess great stamina and are extremely fast, and are one ... Read more

The English Cocker Spaniel

English Cocker Spaniels are one of the oldest of the Spaniel breeds. Despite their name, they did not originate in England, they originated in Span. However they were developed and standardized in England. The Kennel Club (UK) officially recognized them in 1892, and both the Canadian and American Kennel Clubs recognized them in 1946.

The English Cocker Spaniel was developed to be a gun ... Read more

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons were developed in Germany from 1865-1885 by a Dutchman named Eduard Korthals. In the UK, the breed is known as "Korthals Griffon" after their creator. The breed was first seen in the United States in 1901, where it was registered under the name “Wirehaired Pointing Griffon”

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are multipurpose hunting dogs; they both point and ... Read more

The Field Spaniel

Field Spaniels are the second rarest of all the Spaniel breeds. They originally hail from England and were developed in the late 19th century to flush birds from their hiding spots and retrieve them after the hunter shot them down. The American Kennel Club officially recognized them in 1894.

Field Spaniels are mild mannered, easy going and reliable. T... Read more

The German Wirehaired Pointer

As their name implies, German Wirehaired Pointers originally hail from Germany. They were developed in the 19th century to be rugged all-purpose hunters that could work equally well in forests, mountains, fields, thickets and water.

German Wirehaired Pointers are a versatile breed. They are able to scent and locate hiding prey, point to notify the hunter of its location, and then retrie... Read more

The Sporting Dog Group

In days long past, the word "sport" was used to refer to the hunting done by the nobility and rich for entertainment. The Sporting group, or gundog group if you are in Europe, consists of dogs that were developed to assist hunters by pointing, flushing and retrieving game. A large amount of the sporting dogs originated in Europe where the sport of hunting was once very popular.

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The American Water Spaniel

American Water Spaniels are one of the few breeds developed in the United States. They were developed in Wisconsin by hunters who needed a hard working dog that could plunge into the icy Wisconsin waters without knocking a small boat over. The breed is able to both flush birds and small game, and retrieve fallen ducks.

They were officially recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1920, a... Read more