- Bird dog
:"This is about the trained animal; for other uses see
bird dog (disambiguation)."
A bird dog is a type of
gun dogor hunting dogused to hunt or retrieve birds.
In the southern
United Statesthe term bird dog refers to dog breeds such as the pointer, English setter, Red setter, German shorthair pointer, Brittany, and other pointing breeds.
In 1953, William F. Brown, editor of The American Field, compiled the necessary rules and regulations governing elections of the field trial dogs and their owners and trainers to a proposed Field Trial Hall of Fame.
* [http://www.birddogfoundation.com/ Bird Dog Foundation] [http://www.americanfield.com The American Field] [http://www.aftca.org Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America] [http://www.strideaway.com Strideaway]
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