Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever was first developed in the British Islands. The breed comes from crosses between the Flat-Coated Retriever, Spaniel breeds, Setters, the Newfoundland and possibly the Bloodhound. This breed was first shown as the Golden Flat-Coat. Highly obedient, the Golden Retriever as been used for many tasks like hunting and tracking, but also for … Read more

Field Spaniel

The Field Spaniel originated in England and was bred to retrieve and hunt game alongside their owners. These dogs are a mixture of the Basset Hound, English Springer Spaniel and the Sussex Spaniel which gives them their longer body and shorter height. This breed has a compact, solidly built body that is slightly longer than … Read more

Flat Coated Retriever

The Flat-Coated Retriever was developed in the nineteenth century and is a cross between several already established breeds, including the Irish Setter, Labrador, Water Dog, and the St. John's Newfoundland. The Flat Coated Retriever was at one time fairly popular with English sportsmen until the beginning of the World War, but eventually was overshadowed by … Read more

English Cocker Spaniel

The English Cocker Spaniel or Cocker Spaniel gets its name from the woodcock, a bird that hides in dense thickets and for whom this spaniel was originally bred to hunt. The different types of English Cocker Spaniels were separated into seven breeds; the Clumber, the Sussex, the Field, the English Springer, the Welsh Springer, the … Read more

English Setter

The Setter was first developed in France in 1500 and comes from the Spanish pointer and the French pointer. It?s only in the early 1800?s that the English Setter was developed by Sir Edward Laverack. A second strain of English Setters was also created by the English breeder, Llewelling.

English Springer Spaniel

The English Springer Spaniel is the first of all the English hunting spaniels. During the Renaissance, it was considered as the ideal companion for the European hunter, but it?s only in the 1700?s that the breed began to be popular in America. This breed hunts on land and water and makes a fine retriever. It … Read more

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

In the winter of 1807, two Newfoundlands were brought to Maryland on an English ship. The two dogs were given to a family and were later mixed with local retrievers. This breed was first used for hunting in the Chesapeake Bay and later revealed to be an outstanding retriever.

Clumber Spaniel

The Clumber Spaniel was developed in 1768 in France by a duke of Noailles. Because of the Revolution, he transferred his dogs to England where the breed was perfected and first shown in the nineteenth century. Several British monarchs, like Prince Albert, King Edward VII and King George V, loved Clumbers. The Basset Hound and … Read more

Cocker Spaniel

The Cocker Spaniel, also called the American Cocker Spaniel, comes from a careful breeding of the English Cocker Spaniel that were brought to the United States. The name Cocker comes from the word woodcock, which is a bird that the Cocker was originally bred to hunt. Today, the Cocker is more used as a companion … Read more

Curly Coated Retriever

The Curly Coated Retriever originated in England and was bred to retrieve game either on land or in lakes and rivers. They are thought to be a mixture of the Irish Water Spaniel, Old Water Spaniel, Poodle, and Lab but their exact blood lineage is uncertain. These dogs make fantastic workers as they will go … Read more