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Epic Moment: First Pheasant

by Rick Van Etten

It happened on a Sunday afternoon nearly 45 years ago. I was a freshman in high school, and we lived… more »

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How to Re-Train a Hunting Dog

by Christina Lasich, MD

The first question in a dog handler’s mind when a dog is not doing what is expected should be “Why?”… more »

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Hottest New Waterfowl Shotguns for 2015

by John Taylor

From affordable to expensive, there’s plenty of guns to choose from this year. I shot a Stoeger 3000 for a… more »


GUN DOG Training: Why You Should Increase Repetition, Not Punishment

by John McGonigle

   Physical discipline of canines is controversial and can lead to heated discussions. There are laws against animal cruelty, many… more »


GUN DOG Q&A: Are Right-Pawed Dogs Better?

by Ed Bailey

Reader Question: “A student in training to become a dog behavior therapist and trainer sent me the following: I watched… more »

New Dog Nutrition Products for 2015

by Tony J. Peterson

Keeping a well-bred hunting athlete healthy is typically pretty simple; it just takes time, commitment and the right fuel. Proper… more »

The M-555 comes with a set of 5 flush-fitting choke tubes, with full, improved modified, modified, improved cylinder, and cylinder constrictions.

Stevens Model 555 28-Gauge Review

by Steve Gash

The Stevens brand has always had a reputation for producing high quality at a low cost, and that tradition continues… more »


Breed Profile: The English Setter

by Jerry Thoms

When Jill, the 18-month-old English setter, was released in the 20-acre hayfield, the 45-pound white, orange and black dog took… more »


Advantages of Fitness Training Bird Dogs in Water

by John McGonigle

As a rule, retrievers love water and spaniels are no exception. Just try to walk an unleashed springer past a… more »


Best New Upland Shotguns for 2015

by John Taylor

Hunting the uplands means many things to many people. The quarry may be diminutive bobwhites or big cackling roosters. Quail… more »


Great New Upland Loads & Chokes for 2015

by Bob Humphrey

Like everyone else, shot makers follow the trends and right now the hot ticket is creating non-toxic loads that perform… more »


Scott Linden’s Ultimate Upland Checklist

by Gun Dog Online Staff

“Don’t leave home without it” was a popular advertising catch phrase a couple decades ago. While originally referring to a… more »


Breed Profile: Cesky Fousek

by Tony J. Peterson

It’s up for debate when the Cesky Fousek, pronounced Chess-kee Foe-sek, actually showed up on the hunting scene. Some argue… more »


Syren Tempio & XLR5 Sporting Reviews

by Steve Gash

It’s no secret women are the most rapid growing segment of the shooting sports, and a recent survey by the… more »


How to Protect Your Bird Dog From Lyme Disease

by Brad Fitzpatrick

Lyme disease was first identified in 1975 when an alarming number of children around Lyme, Connecticut were diagnosed with rheumatoid… more »


GUN DOG Spotlight: CZ’s Dave Miller

by Steve Gash

It’s easy to think of big companies as impersonal conglomerates, but in the really good ones the personalities of key… more »


8 Great New E-Collars for 2015

by Tyler Shoberg

Like a meteorologist forecasting the weather, my German wirehaired pointer signaled an impending storm. We’d reached the end of a… more »


Dog Days: Gun Dog Gear Buyer’s Guide

by Brad Fitzpatrick

Summer is a critical period for dog trainers. It is the time to reinforce training principles and condition your canine… more »

American cockers fell out of favor after their meteoric rise in popularity, which led to careless breeding. There are still hardcore hunters who favor the diminutive breed, and a dog that comes from the right pedigree can be a dream to hunt with.

Breed Profile: American Cocker Spaniel

by Tony J. Peterson

It is generally accepted that spaniels originated in Spain, with the earliest literary mentions of the breed dating back to… more »


Best Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Issues in Your Bird Dog

by Dave Carty

Heat-related problems manifest themselves in various forms, heat stroke and heat stress among them, but they’re all harmful to your… more »