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

One of France’s oldest breeds, the Large French Pointer is an imposing dog, with a strong, wellmuscled physique. The breed, which originated in the Pyrenean region of France, is a slightly taller dog than the better-known English Pointer, but in general physique they are very similar. A smaller version of the breed, from Gascony, has a more refined appearance.… Read the full post here

In spite of its formal name, the Irish Setter is often better known simply as the Red Setter, due to its distinctive coloration. Built on racier lines than its red and white cousin, it is a lively, active dog, perpetually ready for fun. It is popular as a pet but must have plenty of exercise.… Read the full post here



Well-proportioned and athletic, the Irish Red and White Setter is a powerful, good-natured dog. Similar to the Irish Setter, it is more heavily built with a broader head and a more prominent occipital peak. The finely-textured, feathered coat has a pure white ground colour with solid red patches. Some mottling or flecking is common; roaning, however, is frowned upon in show circles.… 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

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

Although somewhat similar in appearance to the English Springer Spaniel, the German Spaniel is slightly shorter in the leg. This versatile dog operates as a talented retriever, often working in marshland. It resembles hounds in that it is also highly respected as a tracker.… Read the full post here

This breed has an agile and athletic build. The muzzle has a distinctively concave profile and is often raised high as the dog tests the air. The Pointer is prized for its exceptional sense of smell and displays considerable 1 pace on the field, covering enormous distances. This elegant dog retains strong working instincts and requires a great deal of exercise if it is to be kept as a pet.… 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

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