Sporting Dogs

Weimaraner

Weimaraner

    Origin and brief history The Weimaraner breed can be trace to the Noble courts of king Louis IX of France. They were thought to be breed for nobility to use as a Gundog and as such soon were in great demand as a status symbol for the rich. They soon developed...

Vizsla

Vizsla

  Vizsla Origin and Brief History: The etchings of what are believed to be Vizslas are traced back to the 10th century.  The breed originates from Hungary, where they were used as hunting dogs.  Vizsla translated from Hungarian to English means “pointer.”  It is...

German Pointer

German Pointer

    German Pointer Origin  and Brief  History It is believed the German Pointer is a descendant  of several different pointing and hunting breeds. The German Shorthair pointer,  there is also a Wirehaired version,  is the one focused on here. The shorthair...

Gordon Setter

Gordon Setter

  Gordon Setter     Origin and brief history: The Gordon Setter was originally bred to be a hunting dog back in 17th century Scotland.  While the Gordon Setter was eventually outpaced by other faster and more agile dogs, they remained valuable because of...

English Setter

English Setter

      The English Setter   Origin and History The English Setter is one of the oldest breed of dogs. The English Setter was original breed in England more than 400 years ago. It is strong believed that that were breed from developed from Spaniel breed. The...

Irish Setter

Irish Setter

    Irish Setter   Origin and brief history: The Irish Setter is one of several different types of the "Setter" breed.  The Irish Setter became popular in 18th century Ireland and is a combination of 5 different types of dogs.  Although they were originally...

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

  Brief Origin and History Golden Retrievers first appeared in Scotland in the 1800’s when Lord Tweedmouth began cross breeding Tweed Water Spaniels, Red Setters, and Yellow Retrievers in order to produce a dog that would be well suited to the environment of...

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

  Origins and Brief History The Labrador Retriever is a working dog, whose origins go all the way back to the 1700's in Newfoundland Canada where they were primarily used as retrieval dogs for hunting and fishing.  These days, the "Lab," is considered to be a...

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

    Chesapeake Bay Retriever   Origin and Brief History Tracing its origins back to the very early part of the 19th century, the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers lineage is reported to have started with a sinking ship off the coast of Maryland in 1807. On...

English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel

  English Springer Spaniel The English Springer Spaniel is a medium-sized breed of spaniel. Known for its energetic and friendly personality, the English Springer was first bred for use as a spotter and a flusher in game hunting. English Springers have also long been...

Welsh Springer Spaniel

Welsh Springer Spaniel

    Welsh Springer Spaniel Origin and Brief History: The Welsh Springer Spaniel developed from the English Springer Spaniel and Cocker Spaniel in Wales.  Both of these breeds were considered to be a part of the hunter spaniel breed.  Spaniels started to be...

Brittany

Brittany

    Brittany   Origin and brief history The Brittany is bred as a gun dog for bird hunting. The Brittany’s characteristics are more like a setter or a pointer however they are often referred to as a spaniel. The Brittany’s name originates from a region of...

English Cocker Spaniel

English Cocker Spaniel

  ENGLISH COCKER SPANIEL   Simply A Loving Pet and A Superior Hunting Dog!....... Being probably the best Gun and Field Dog there is they have been around for 500 years!..   Origins and Brief History   To be certain English Cocker Spaniels have pretty...

Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel

    Origin and Brief History Cocker Spaniels are part of the wider Spaniel family, with the modern Cocker Spaniel including most notably the English and American breeds. The Spaniel breed is first thought to have originated in Spain. When they arrived to...