Breed Highlights: English Setter
Breed Highlights: English Setter

As it is with most Sporting Dogs, the English Setter is highly intelligent, eager to please, loyal and affectionate. This combination makes for the perfect companion with one caveat; you...

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Breed Highlights: Brittany
Breed Highlights: Brittany

Formerly known as the Brittany Spaniel, the Brittany is actually a pointing breed with an intense prey drive. Even though the AKC officially dropped the “Spaniel” from the breed name in 1982, because they aren’t typically flushing dogs like other spaniels, many Brittany owners a...

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Beagle Breed Highlights
Beagle Breed Highlights

Whether you are a Peanuts fan who loves Snoopy or a Wallace and Gromit fan you will recognize the Beagle and its’ popularity as just a regular friendly dog. It wasn’t by chance that a Beagle was chosen to for these two characters. The Beagle just has “normal” dog features ...

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Breed Highlights: Labrador Retriever
Breed Highlights: Labrador Retriever

Known throughout the world as the best all around dog a family or a hunter can own is the Labrador Retriever. His near exemplary temperament is probably his greatest asset. The Lab, as this breed is commonly known, is usually listed first in popularity as a family pet, surpassing all other breeds...

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AKC: A Bit About The Hound Dog Group
AKC: A Bit About The Hound Dog Group

The melodic sound of a baying hound can bring chills down the spine of a hunter in pursuit of prey. Baying, the sound a hound makes when he is in hot pursuit of prey, is quite unique and difficult to describe to one that has never had the pleasure of hearing it. The Hound group is a distinct grou...

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Breed Highlights: Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Breed Highlights: Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Just as at home in the water as it is on land, the Chessie, as it is often called, is an astounding waterfowl retriever. Originally called the Chesapeake Bay Ducking Dog because of it’s unusual origination. Apparently, in 1807 an English ship wrecked off the coast of Maryland. The crew and ...

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Breed Highlights: German Shorthaired Pointer
Breed Highlights: German Shorthaired Pointer

The German Shorthaired Pointer is widely considered one of the best all-around dogs.  They were bred under a very strict, almost harsh, selective process in Germany in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, almost entirely for their biddability. Early dogs selected for breeding were often c...

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A Bit About the AKC Sporting Dog Group
A Bit About the AKC Sporting Dog Group

The American Kennel Association groups dogs into categories based on certain common criteria. One such group is the Sporting group. The Sporting group includes pointers, retrievers, setters and spaniels. Sporting dogs are t...

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