Tag: Gun Dogs

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever Overview The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular and loved breeds of dog worldwide. The breed was started when dogs from Newfoundland came to England, retrieving nets and fowl in the icy waters of their homeland. The English were delighted at their ease in …

Kooikerhondje

Kooikerhondje Overview The Kooikerhondje is a spaniel type dog from the Netherlands designed for hunting. They get their name after the kooi, or a trap used to catch ducks. The breed would herd the ducks toward traps to be caught. They feature a feathery brown and white coat would …

Irish Red and White Setter

Irish Red and White Setter Overview Setters have a long history in Ireland, being used to hunt fowl. They would freeze in place after flushing a bird, rather than chasing it, to prevent the dog from being accidentally shot by hunters. Irish Setters were originally all Red and …

Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniel Overview The Irish Water Spaniel has been around for hundreds of years, however it didn’t become a popular breed until the mid 1800s. The dog, Boatswain, became the popular “father of the breed” and expanded the lines to what they are today. The breed is …

Barbet

Breed: Barbet AKC Breed Group: Sporting Group Other Registries: FCI(Water  Dogs); UKC (Gundog)   Barbet Overview The Barbet, or French Water Dog, is one of the oldest dog breeds in his native France. The name Barbet comes from ‘barbe’, the French word for ‘beard’. A female Barbet is called a ‘Barbette’ …

American Water Spaniel

Breed: American Water Spaniel AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: CKC (Sporting); FCI (Water Dogs); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog) Summary: The American Water Spaniel was bred to be a hunting dog specialized in waterfowl. Because of this he is a very skilled swimmer and has a water-resistant …