The Auvergne Pointer is a large and relatively heavy gundog, with distinctive coloration and markings. It is an important breed characteristic that the ears and the area around the eyes are black. Elsewhere on the body, blue roaning, resulting from overlapping black and white hairs, is desirable. This patterning is known as “charbonnee”, or “charcoaled”, although some Auvergnes show clearly defined black markings on a white background.… Read the full post here

Standing taller than any other breed of spaniel, and with a unique coloration showing a purplish hue described as puce liver, this breed has a powerful presence. The coat is comprised of tight ringlets and is naturally oily and water-repellent. The first 10cm (4in) of tail has curly hair, whereas the rest to the tip is either bare skin or is covered with straight hair.… Read the full post here

The Large Münsterländer can be instantly distinguished from its smaller relative by its distinctive coloration, which is a striking combination of black and white, rather than liver and white. The larger breed should also have ticking or roaning in the white.… Read the full post here

This sturdy breed can be distinguished from its larger relative not only by its size, but also by its coloration, which is invariably liver and white. It is otherwise of similar type, being a powerful, muscular dog very well suited to working in the field for long periods.… Read the full post here

The harsh, wiry coat and the longer hair above the eyes and on the jaws distinguish this sturdy breed from the other forms of German pointer. The distinctive texture of the coat helps to prevent twigs and other debris becoming entangled when the dog is working.… Read the full post here

This muscular, medium- to heavy-boned retriever has a dense, water-repellent coat. The feathering is paler than the ground colour, which can be various shades of red, often with white markings.… Read the full post here

The tail is the most distinctive feature of this  intelligent, short-coated retriever. It has a thick base, tapering along its length, with no signs of feathering. A short-coupled, solid dog, it has a broad skull, wide nose, and powerful neck.… Read the full post here

The coloration of this retriever has helped to make it one of the most popular of all breeds. The coat can vary from shades of cream to gold, but must not be red. The Golden Retriever is a responsive dog to train, and provided it receives plenty of exercise it makes an excellent family companion.… Read the full post here

As its name suggests, the coat of this retriever lies close to the body. It is dense and fine-textured, with feathering on the legs and tail.… Read the full post here

The Field Spaniel has a long body in relation to its height, and a silky, flat coat. The breed was originally divided into two categories, the lighter of which became the Cocker Spaniel.… Read the full post here