English Springer Spaniel

The English Springer Spaniel was recognized in Britain in 1902 and was introduced to North America about twenty years later. During the 19th century, spaniels from the same litter were separated by... Read more »

American Water Spaniel

In the mid1800s, the American Water Spaniel was bred from a lineage of the Curly-Coated Retriever and the Irish Water Spaniel in Wisconsin. Thanks to its versatility, the breed was immensely popular... Read more »

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever can trace its lineage back to various retrievers, setters, collies, and spaniels brought to Nova Scotia by early settlers. The dog, used as a retriever and... Read more »
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Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Breeders developed the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen in the sixteenth century in the Vendeen region of France. The PBGV is a descendent of the larger Griffon Vendeen. The Petit is the smallest... Read more »
barbet dog


The Barbet is also known as the French Water Dog and has been around in France for centuries; used to hunt waterfowl, this breed is famous for its willingness to work. Breed... Read more »


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... Read more »