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My Bird Dog Bucket List

There’s no hiding the fact that I love bird dogs. I love everything about them. Although I currently only have German Shorthaired Pointers (see Wells in cover photo,) the list of breeds I’d like to branch out to is long.

To list a few …

Irish Setter

” The Irish Setter is a high-spirited gundog known for grace, swiftness, and a flashy red coat. They are famously good family dogs: sweet-tempered companions for the folks, and rollicking playmates and tennis-ball fetchers for the children. ” – AKC

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

“The hardworking Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, renowned as the “supreme gundog,” is known for the harsh, low-shedding coat the breed is named for. Outgoing, eager, and quick-witted, Griffs are incomparable in the field and loving at home.” – AKC

Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer

” Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer is a dog of moderate strength, working type, but with nobleness in his lines. The basic color of the coat is called “grey” and the hair is harsh (hard). He must be fit and able to work on the plain, in the woods and in the water and especially to work after the shooting, searching and retrieving wounded game. He is obedient and easy to train. ” – AKC

Picardy Spaniel

” The Picardy Spaniel is a powerful, muscular built dog characterized by an oval shaped head with a long muzzle, low hanging ears, broad chest, and a curved tail. It was bred as a gun dog for hunting, pointing and retrieving. They are an ideal choice for family pets due to their kind, calm and gentle nature. ” 101 Dog Breeds

Large Munsterlander

” The Large Munsterlander is a versatile German sporting dog who hunts, points, and retrieves, working well on land and retrieving from water. At first glance, the Large Munsterlander resembles one of the Setter breeds, but he has a broader skull that is slightly rounded. ” – Vet Street

German Wirehaired Pointer

” GWPs are balanced, well muscled, resilient, agile, and generally built to beat the bushes all day long without tiring. The harsh wire coat protects against thorny underbrush and foul weather, and the shaggy beard and eyebrows complete an intelligent, worldly expression. ” – AKC

Wirehaired Vizsla

” The Wirehaired Vizsla is an exuberant hunter on land or lake, whose dense, wiry coat distinguishes him from his close cousin, the Vizsla. Calm and gentle around the house, these upbeat Hungarians like running, swimming, and upbeat play. ” – AKC

Which do you think my next dog will be?!

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