Field Spaniel Temperament

Field Spaniel

The Field Spaniel is a cross between Black Cocker Spaniels and Sussex Spaniel strains, which later arose as a separate breed in the second half of the century. By the turn of the twentieth century, the Field had become quite...
Spinone Italiano Temperament

Spinone Italiano

The Spinone Italiano, or Italian Pointer, is a versatile gundog developed in northwestern Italy’s Piedmonte region and renowned for its ability to pursue a thick brush game. Depictions of Spinone-type dogs date back to around 500 B.C. The breed’s name...
wirehaired pointing griffon puppies chewing on ropes

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

E.K. Korthals (1851—1896), a Dutch banking heir, one of the world's most innovative dog breeders, developed the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon in the late nineteenth century. Inspired by his work managing a large kennel of hunting dogs in Germany, Korthals devoted...
Curly Coated Retriever

Curly Coated Retriever

The Curly Coated Retriever is one of the oldest retriever breeds descended from a combination of the English Water Spaniel, Irish Water Spaniel, Poodle, Retrieving setters, and native water dogs of Newfoundland. Curly Coated Retrievers were brought to Britain from...
Vizsla

Vizsla

Experts believe that the Vizsla lineage includes breeds that the Magyars collected as they swarmed across Europe before settling down in Hungary over a thousand years ago. Ancient writings from the middle ages on falconry depict dogs similar to that...
Pointer

Pointer

During the 17th century, the Pointer was initially used to locate hare and not birds, as one might think. The dogs pointed out the game, and then Greyhounds were unleashed to pursue. During the 18th-century, wing-shooting gained popularity, and that’s...
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