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Bred to assist hunters on land or in water

American Cocker Spaniel

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality A well bred American Cocker Spaniel has a sweet easy-going temperament. He is happy, trusting and intelligent, easy to train and good...
English Setter

English Setter

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The name English Setter comes from the practice of “setting”, a game bird hunting style that involves the dog stealthily creeping up...
Curly-Coated Retriever Puppies Canada

Curly-Coated Retriever

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality Gentle and even-tempered, the Curly-Coated Retriever is also loyal and protective of his family. While he can be a bit reserved with...
German Wire-Haired Pointer

German Wire-Haired Pointer

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History While several types of gundog existed in late 19th century Germany, hunters wanted an even more rugged breed. It is believed that...
German Short-Haired pointer

German Short-Haired Pointer

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History When game hunting was opened to the general populace in the 1800s, people wanted an all-round hunting dog that could take...
Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon

Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Around 1870, a Dutchman named Korthals decided to create a sporting dog that could compete with English gun dogs. Beginning with...
English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Early spaniels were named according to their size and the jobs they did. The smallest were Cocker Spaniels, mid-sized were Field Spaniels,...
Welsh Springer Spaniel

Welsh Springer Spaniel

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Like English Cocker Spaniels and English Springer Spaniels, the Welsh Springer Spaniel comes from mixed birding-bred spaniel stock common to Europe...

Barbet

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality This brave and loyal dog is a loving pet and truly devoted to his family. Like any water dog; he enjoys a...
Spinone Italiano

Spinone Italiano

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Spinone Italiano, or Italian Pointer, is an ancient hunting breed popular in Italy during the 16th and 17th centuries. This...

Smooth Vizsla

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Vizsla is one the oldest sporting and birding dogs, documented as early as the mid-13th century. Used by the nomadic...
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppies Canada

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a tough, tenacious and strong-minded dog. He is a working dog that needs a job to keep...
Weimaraner

Weimaraner

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History A truly exclusive breed, the Weimaraner was created by the Grand Duke Karl August of Weimar, Germany, as an all-purpose gun...
Flat Coated Retriever Breed Description

Flat Coated Retriever

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History In the mid to late 1800s, S.E. Shirley produced a close-working gun dog he called the Flat Coated Retriever. Crossed from a...
Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History In the mid-1800s, the English preferred black Retrievers, but Sir Dudley Majoribanks (Lord Tweedmouth) decided to develop a golden coloured wavy-coated...

Labrador Retriever

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History One of two breeds originating in North America, the Labrador Retriever is possibly descended from native dogs that interbred with those...

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Bred specifically to look like and imitate foxes, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever came from a combination of breeds including...

Gordon Setter

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Gordon Setter is a descendant of the setting spaniels that were popular in 15th century Scotland. The black and tan setting...
Irish Red and White Setter

Irish Red and White Setter

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Setter is a specialized bird-hunting dog that flushes prey then remains still so the hunter can shoot the birds without...
Irish Setter Breed Description

Irish Setter

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The origin of the Irish Setter is uncertain. As the breed gained popularity in the early 19th century, Irish Setters came in...
Brittany Spaniel Puppies Canada

Brittany Spaniel

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance:   Personality An excellent hunter who loves the outdoors, the Brittany Spaniel is a delightful fellow, quite happy to relax once his work is...
Clumber Spaniel Puppies Canada

Clumber Spaniel

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality Slow but steady wins the race. The Clumber Spaniel is a good family dog who has good endurance, but likes to take...
English Cocker Spaniel

English Cocker Spaniel

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The English Cocker Spaniel has a long breeding history. Described in 1677 as dogs with "active feet, wanton tail, and busy nostrils",...