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Category: Sporting Dogs

Wire-Haired Vizsla

Wire-Haired Vizsla

History A dog of Hungarian origin, the Wire-Haired Vizsla was developed through the early to mid-1900s by breeding the Vizsla and the...

German Long-Haired Pointer

German Long-Haired Pointer

History A rare breed in North America, the German Long-haired Pointer has long been a favourite sporting dog in its native country....

Lagotto Romagnolo Breed Description

Lagotto Romagnolo

History The history of the Lagotto Romagnolo dates back to 16th century Italy, where these water dogs were used for hunting waterfowl in...

Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniel

History Water spaniels have been used in Ireland for centuries to retrieve waterfowl felled by hunters. In the 1930s, Irishman Justin...

American Cocker Spaniel Puppies Canada

American Cocker Spaniel

Personality A well bred American Cocker Spaniel has a sweet easy-going temperament. He is happy, trusting and intelligent, easy to train...

English Setter

English Setter

History The name English Setter comes from the practice of “setting”, a game bird hunting style that involves the dog stealthily...

Curly-Coated Retriever Puppies Canada

Curly-Coated Retriever

Personality Gentle and even-tempered, the Curly-Coated Retriever is also loyal and protective of his family. While he can be a bit reserved...

German Wire-Haired Pointer

German Wire-Haired Pointer

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

History When game hunting was opened to the general populace in the 1800s, people wanted an all-round hunting dog that could take on any...

Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon

Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon

History Around 1870, a Dutchman named Korthals decided to create a sporting dog that could compete with English gun dogs. Beginning with...

Barbet Puppies Canada

Barbet

Personality This brave and loyal dog is a loving pet and truly devoted to his family. Like any water dog; he enjoys a swim no matter what...

Spinone Italiano

Spinone Italiano

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

Vizsla

Smooth Vizsla

History The Vizsla is one the oldest sporting and birding dogs, documented as early as the mid-13th century. Used by the nomadic Magyar...

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppies Canada

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Personality The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a tough, tenacious and strong-minded dog. He is a working dog that needs a job to keep happy....

Weimaraner

Weimaraner

History A truly exclusive breed, the Weimaraner was created by the Grand Duke Karl August of Weimar, Germany, as an all-purpose gun dog for...

Flat Coated Retriever Breed Description

Flat Coated Retriever

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 variety...

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

History In the mid 1800s, the English preferred black Retrievers, but Sir Dudley Majoribanks (Lord Tweedmouth) decided to develop a golden...

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

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

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

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

Gordon Setter Breed Description

Gordon Setter

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

History The Setter is a specialized bird-hunting dog that flushes prey then remains still so the hunter can shoot the birds without risk of...

Irish Setter Breed Description

Irish Setter

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

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

Personality Slow but steady wins the race. The Clumber Spaniel is a good family dog who has good endurance, but likes to take his time. He...

English Cocker Spaniel

English Cocker Spaniel

History The English Cocker Spaniel has a long breeding history. Described in 1677 as dogs with “active feet, wanton tail, and busy...

English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel

History Early spaniels were named according to their size and the jobs they did. The smallest were Cocker Spaniels, mid-sized were Field...

Welsh Springer Spaniel

Welsh Springer Spaniel

History Like English Cocker Spaniels and English Springer Spaniels, the Welsh Springer Spaniel comes from mixed birding-bred spaniel stock...

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