Gun Dog Breeds Across the U.S.

As many owners can attest, your gun dog of choice says a lot about you. And much like people, no two dogs are exactly alike.

We recently surveyed the folks at Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever to see just how many different breeds are represented within both organizations across the U.S. As two groups focused on habitat, their motivation for wildlife is closely connected to providing their gun dogs room to run.

Located across the country, the only thing more varied than the terrain they work in is the dogs they use to chase all the local upland species. Here are a few of those dogs and their handlers.

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