Hunting Dog Links:
* Uplanders Warehouse ~ Our mission with Uplanders Warehouse is to offer the best and biggest assortment of upland hunting gear anywhere. To this end, we are authorized dealers of Browning, Boyt, Bob Allen, Filson, Pella Products, Turtleskin, Walls and more. We also carry a large assortment of shotgun ammunition and other hunting accessories such as knives, optics and lights. If a product can or should be used by upland hunters, our goal is to offer it at a good value. * Dogtra E Collars ~ Based out of Torrance, California, the Dogtra Company has developed a line of remote training collars that have set a new standard in the electronic collar training industry. With a focus on durability and cutting-edge technology, Dogtra offers a full line of training collars from small-breed pet trainers to a variety of sporting dog units. * Custom Duck Calls ~ Jake's Calls makes each call custom and individually turned from hardwoods selected specifically for duck calls. The calls are made from Cocobolo Wood and Walnut with Maple or Bloodwood inserts and trim. The calls are designed for lanyards and the stopper and barrel are joined with double o-rings. * Knotsmith Lanyards ~ Classic quality whistle lanyards that will last a life time, custom made for you. * Lion Country Supply ~ The World?s Best Source for Gun Dog Training supplies and dog training collars. We guarantee the largest selection, lowest prices, and fastest service in the hunting dog training industry. We are THE Leader in electronic dog training collars and are considered "the source" for e-collars and dog training equipment by amateurs and professionals alike. * Mendota Products, Inc. ~ Mendota Products offers today's dog owners, trainers and handlers the finest accessories available at a moderate price. Handcrafted "MADE IN THE USA" construction, using only the finest materials, ensures premium performance. * Gun Dog Central ~ Gundog Central is a centralized location for finding your next Gun Dogs, Bird Dogs or Field Dogs. We've tried to make it as easy as possible for you to browse the many different hunting dogs for sale. We cater to the upland bird hunter and wetland waterfowl enthusiast, as well as people who compete in field trial events. * VersatileDogs.Com ~ Versatiledogs.com's mission is to benefit the gun dog community by providing educational information, high-quality resources, and online exposure. We achieve this mission through free access to advice and articles, gundog photos, forum and message board, as well as free contribution to directories, classified ads, and links. Versatiledogs.com and its content is supported through sponsor paid advertising. Without advertisers, we would be unable to provide this quality site free. In return, we ask that you consider emailing a sponsor or supporting their business. By supporting each other, we support the gun dog community.
Hunting Dog Organizations:
* NAVHDA ~ North American Hunting Dog Organization ~ The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Associationis a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to foster, promote, and improve the versatile hunting dog breeds in North America; to conserve game by using well trained reliable hunting dogs before and after the shot; and to aid in the prevention of cruelty to animals by discouraging nonselective and uncontrolled breeding, which produces unwanted and uncared for dogs. * VHDF ~ Versatile Hunting Dog Federation ~ * NSTRA ~ National Shoot To Retrieve Association ~ * Montana Sharptail NAVHDA Website ~ The Montana Sharptail Chapter of NAVHDA exists to promote education in the training, care and responsible breeding of the "Versatile Hunting Dog." The chapter has been created to serve Montana and its bordering states and provinces. Membership will provide opportunities to train, test and volunteer with hunting dog enthusiasts that range from experienced trainers to first-time puppy owners. As a new chapter of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association, several different membership opportunities exist. * Weimaraner Club of America (WCA) ~ The Weimaraner Club of America (WCA) sponsors many activities and programs, and it provides a channel of communications for members. One of its pioneer achievements was the development of Rating Tests for hunting and retrieving, later adding the Versatile ratings and the Bench Register of Merit (BROM) and most recently, the Field Register of Merit (FROM). Annual events include a National Championship Field Trial and sectional Field Trial Classics as well as a national meeting, a National Specialty Show and a Winter Specialty. The Weimaraner Magazine, published monthly since 1949, reports ongoing activities, show and field trial results, and other topics of interest. * American Kennel Club ~ is a registry of purebred dog pedigrees in the United States. Beyond maintaining its pedigree registry, this kennel club also promotes and sanctions events for purebred dogs, including the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, an annual event which predates the official forming of the AKC, the National Dog Show, and the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. Unlike most other country's kennels clubs, the AKC is not part of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (World Canine Organization).
Hunting Dog Health:
* Canine Eye Registry Foundation ~ CERF is a centralized, national registry of dogs certified free of heritable eye disease by members of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. * Pennsylvania Hip (PennHip) ~ PennHIP is a not-for-profit program wholly owned and operated by the University of Pennsylvania. Our mission is to develop and apply evidence-based technology to direct appropriate breeding strategies aimed at reducing in frequency and severity the osteoarthritis of canine hip dysplasia.
PennHIP incorporates a new method for evaluating the integrity of the canine hip. It is accurate in puppies as young as 16 weeks of age. It has great potential to lower the frequency of CHD when used as a selection criterion.
Pheasant Hunting Information:
* Milk River Outfitters ~ If you are looking to hunt whitetail, mule deer, antelope, or elk, Montana is the right place, and Milk River Outfitters the right company. We have access to numerous ranches along the Milk, Missouri, and Powder Rivers for whitetail, mule deer, and antelope. These ranches are carefully managed so our clients have ample opportunity at quality animals. * Ultimate Pheasant Hunting ~ Ultimate Pheasant Hunting is the number 1 website for pheasant hunting and pheasant hunting related information. * Guided South Dakota Pheasant Hunting ~ A1 Al's consists of over 4500 acres of prime South Dakota pheasant hunting habitat dedicated to providing you the best in exclusively guided wild pheasant hunts. Located near Emery, South Dakota.
Upland Hunting Dog Magazines/Books:
* Pointing Dog Journal ~ The Pointing Dog Journal magazine is the premier source of hunting with pointing dogs: setters, pointers, versatile breeds and more. Find articles on training, hunting and vet care by top pros in each issue of The Pointing Dog Journal magazine. * The Upland Almanac ~ Formerly published for 4 1/2 years as The Grouse Point Almanac, this publication has evolved into a broader realm of interest for the upland bird hunting enthusiast. The Upland Almanac comes to you quarterly with great articles on hunting destinations, conservation, dog handling, training and health, fine shotguns and shooting tips, product reviews, culinary secrets and lots of entertaining writing. Don't miss an issue!
Hunting Dog Trainers and Their Websites:
*Autumn Breeze Kennels: Autumn Breeze Kennel is a professional hunting dog trainer and breeder of German Shorthaired Pointers located in MN. Over the years we have trained and developed many field and hunt trial champions. We specialize in the breeding and training of German Shorthaired Pointers, but have worked with a diverse range of breeds encompassing pointers, flushers and retrievers. * The Dog Yard ~ Using technology and common sense to train dogs and their companions. THE DOG YARD is a professional dog training facility in Whitefish, Montana, and the home of "Swift Creek Kennel." Training is focused on working with dogs and their owners to develop strong companionships and/or exceptional field performance. * Back Country Bird Dogs ~ Training a bird dog is a serious task that requires a great level of involvement for both the dog and the owner. In order to create a working relationship between the two it is important to develop respect and honor among the pack so each hunting dog regards their owner with trust. The foundation for this begins with consistency. Every dog will learn how their behavior and that of their owner are interconnected. Important also, for the owner to maintain the terms of the relationship so a hunting dog can rely on the commands and trust of their owner to help them hunt.
For a dog to reach their fullest potential as a bird dog it is essential to be commanding as a leader but not intimidating. BackCountry Bird Dogs advocates a strong awareness of partnership with their hunting dogs, so each dog is a part of the team and not a tool of convenience. BackCountry Bird Dogs honors the relationship between an owner and his dog and individuals will receive exceptional training to take with them into the field with their companions.