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Explore the history, myths, and incredible stories of hunting dog breeds around the world. Co-hosted by Jennifer Wapenski and Craig Koshyk. A Project Upland Podcast.

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    • 4.9, 70 Ratings

Explore the history, myths, and incredible stories of hunting dog breeds around the world. Co-hosted by Jennifer Wapenski and Craig Koshyk. A Project Upland Podcast.

HUNTING DOG CONFIDENTIAL is made possible by Eukanuba Sporting Dog. Complete and balanced nutrition for your canine athlete. https://www.eukanubasportingdog.com/

    From Spaniels to Retrievers

    From Spaniels to Retrievers

    Continuing where we left off on hunting spaniels, we pick up the discussion of spaniel origins and what made them different from other hunting dogs at the time. Soon, a new type of hunting required a dog that could wait patiently at the master's side before being sent to track down and retrieve the quarry. To find this kind of patience and obedience, hunters looked toward working dogs; specifically, they found what they needed aboard merchant and fishing boats traveling between Europe and North America.

    • 53 min
    Hunting Spaniels

    Hunting Spaniels

    Explore the origins of flushing spaniel breeds, including Irish water, Boykin, cocker, springer, Clumber, and many other lesser-known hunting spaniels. Learn about how these gun dogs were developed and how they are used in the field today.

    • 57 min
    Breed Origins Part 3 - United Kingdom and Ireland

    Breed Origins Part 3 - United Kingdom and Ireland

    Exploring the origin of pointing dog breeds from the United Kingdom and Ireland, specifically pointers, setters, and the Irish setter breeds

    • 1 hr
    Breed Origins Part 2 - East of the Rhine

    Breed Origins Part 2 - East of the Rhine

    Exploring the history of the pointing dog breeds that were developed in continental Europe east of the Rhine River

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Breed Origins Part 1 - West of the Rhine

    Breed Origins Part 1 - West of the Rhine

    Exploring the history of the pointing dog breeds that were developed in continental Europe west of the Rhine River

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Culture

    Culture

    Jennifer and Craig explore the idea that hunting dogs are a reflection of the culture from which they originate. This broad survey of hunting cultures will set the stage for a better understanding of our dogs and of our own traditions.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

1bervin ,

Hunting Dog Confidential- Breed Origin Series

By far the most accurate and practical explanation of pointing dog origins I’ve heard. Craig breaks down each breed by region and expertly weaves together history and tradition while explaining what he learned about these dogs by actually traveling to the areas they come from. I really enjoyed the series especially as it relates to how dogs were developed to mirror the people and history happening in the regions around them. Awesome podcast!

rgebhart ,

Breed origins series

Great information! Very well done, thoroughly enjoyed the series. I have often wondered about “Setter” and now I know!
Thanks again, keep them coming.

Robb Moore ,

Worthy of multiple listens

With an hour-plus commute 2-3 days a week, I listen to a fair amount of podcasts. While I’ve enjoyed several others immensely, I’ve never before now gone back to listen to podcast episodes multiple times - both to scratch the itch while waiting for new episodes and to further digest the rich material presented in each episode. Jennifer and Craig make a great team, structuring the series, asking great questions, and drawing on a wealth of sources to fill out for listeners the complex history and rich and varied cultural contributions that bestowed on us the wonderful array of highly-bred gun dogs available for us to enjoy today. Bravo and please keep these coming! My commute is 100x more enjoyable and educationally effective because of them.

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