English Springer Spaniel
As pets, Springers are extremely affectionate and thrive on attention. As sporting dogs, they are enthusiastic, tireless, and skilled.
In the U.S. today, there are two distinct lines of Labrador Retrievers - field lines and show lines. Field Labs have been bred with an emphasis on field and hunting ability. They have higher levels of energy and endurance.
The Wonderful Weimaraner
Weimaraners are tireless, versatile hunting dogs with the skills needed to find, point, track, and retrieve birds and other small game.
AKC Tracking [offsite link]
AKC tracking events are the competition form of canine search and rescue. These Tracking events provide training for dogs and their handlers to meet some human needs for tracking and finding lost humans or other animals, as well as, demonstrating the extremely high level of scent capability that dogs possess.
Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America [offsite link]
The object of the corporation is to restore and perpetuate wild Upland Game Birds, increase interest in and knowledge of such, and to promote, regulate, control, advise, and conduct field trials on Upland Game Birds. The Field Dog Stud Book registers about 5,000 litters of puppies each year. Club membership should represent some 500,000 dogs in their respective kennels plus household pets.
Ask the Trainer [offsite link]
Hundreds of articles about sporting dogs, first year training isues, flushing, retrieving and pointing, and other related issues. A panel of trainers to answer your questions on Sporting dogs, training for hunting and tests, basic obedience for all ages, training backgrounds, and levels.
Basset.Net Field Trials [offsite link]
A field trial is a competition that shows the basset doing what bassets were bred to do: hunting small game, especially rabbits. Field trialers enjoy their sport for the outdoor exercise, the pleasure of socializing with friends, and the thrill of seeing their dogs follow a trail. If you love bassets and have never been to a field trial, you´re missing something wonderful. Tally-Ho!
Beagles Unlimited [offsite link]
This largest Beagle website has informmation about rabbit hunting, gundog Beagle field trialing, canine veterinary information, obedience and agility training, gundog Beagle bench shows, varmint hunting, rabbit recipes, firearms safety, marksmanship, breeding and any and all other Beagle related topics.
Breed Descriptions of Sporting Dogs [offsite link]
Finding the right dog is important. To help you decide what dog is best for you, heres´ breed standards, histories and owner input for - Pointers (Pointing and retrieving. Medium to Large in size. Coat of varying length and texture), Spaniels (Flushing and retrieving. Medium in size. Long coats), Setters (Pointing and flushing; Large in size. Medium to long coats), and Retrievers (Flushing and retrieving. Large in size. Coats of various lengths) and non-sporting (Airedale & Hounds)
Dobbs Training Center [offsite link]
Dobbs Training Center is the premier source for training your hunting and working dogs. They have an extensive online library of training tips for
pointers, retrievers, flushing dogs and hounds.
Ducks Unlimited Canine Club [offsite link]
Ducks unlimited is the world´s largest wetland and waterfowl conservation group. Locally organized canine club activities strengthen the human-animal bond while protecting the wetlands.
Field Trial News [offsite link]
The purpose of this site is to provide up-to-date information on field trials, hunt tests and shows, sponsored by Colorado pointing dog clubs.
HuntingNet.com Sporting Dog Features [offsite link]
HuntingNet.com has articles on Flushers and Retrievers, Pointers, a Training Glossary and more.
NAHRA (North American Hunting Retriever Association) [offsite link]
The North American Hunting Retriever Association´s purpose is to discover and reward dogs that can fulfill the hunter´s needs in the field.
Sporting Dogs Resources [offsite link]
Find extensive tips and articles on training and caring for sporting dogs.
The American Sighthound Field Association [offsite link]
The American Sighthound Field Association (ASFA) is an organization of Sighthound fanciers dedicated to the common goal of preserving and further developing the natural beauty, grace, speed and coursing skill of the Sighthound. ASFA maintains rules, procedures, and records for lure field trials. We will endeavour to promote lure field trials for sighthounds.
The Checkcord [offsite link]
A bird dog & hunting ezine with dog training tips, shotguns, hunts; Links to trainers, breeders & kennels; Clubs, retailers, hunting spots, State game & parks, licenses, seasons & more!
Versatile Dogs - Dedicated to Pointing Dogs, Retrievers and Spaniels [offsite link]
Versatiledogs.com was created to promote sporting breeds through input, photos, and stories by people who own them and use their dogs for hunting. Talk freely talk about your dogs and your hunts, learn about your breed and training, or just socialize. Post input on your favorite breed and help answer other owner´s questions.
Working Retriever Central [offsite link]
The internet´s starting point for retriever enthusiasts having interests ranging from hunting upland game and waterfowl to retriever breed club working certificates, club picnic trials, retriever hunt tests and retriever field trials. You are invited and encouraged to contribute to this web site. Any information about working retrievers is welcomed!
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