Redbone Coonhound

Foxhounds had a long tradition in Virginia, earning a place on large plantations well before the American Revolution. However, after the war, Americans began moving westward, taking their dogs with them. In the backwoods of the South, they started to run into difficulties—foxhounds were bred to chase foxes across the land to their burrows. Many… Continue reading Redbone Coonhound

Pointer

Sometime after 1650, a new kind of dog came into being all across Europe. This dog was the result of mixing various breeds of foxhound, bloodhound, greyhound, and setting spaniel types. Its original purpose was to partner with greyhounds in chasing down hares. The new dog went ahead of the hunters to sniff out the… Continue reading Pointer

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever reached the very top position in AKC registration statistics in 1991, and has remained there ever since.

Jack Russell Terrier

Not only can this feisty terrier rid the barn of rodents and other vermin, he will happily sound the alert when anything is amiss.