The Redbone Coonhound is first and foremost a hunting dog, known primarily for treeing raccoons, either for fur or for competition.
The Pointer ranks only 117th in AKC registration statistics, partly because it has never been popular as a family pet. But where bird hunters can be found, the Pointer can also be found.
The Labrador Retriever reached the very top position in AKC registration statistics in 1991, and has remained there ever since.
Not only can this feisty terrier rid the barn of rodents and other vermin, he will happily sound the alert when anything is amiss.
Few dogs are as energetic and enthusiastic as the Irish Setter. He throws himself wholeheartedly into whatever he does, whether work or play.
The Golden Retriever’s biddable nature makes him a versatile dog. He is first and foremost the perfect pet.
In 1953, the Beagle reached the top of AKC registration statistics, a position it held for six years. Even today, the Beagle is still the 5th most popular dog in America.
Pit bull lovers are going to great pains to revive the image of their favorite breed. The pit bull is once again increasing in popularity across America.
The green-winged teal (Anas crecca) has the distinction of being the smallest dabbling duck in North America.
Don’t dismiss this drab duck—seeing a Garganey in Kansas is a rare treat.