- This is about the trained animal; for other uses see bird dog (disambiguation).
A bird dog
is a type
of gun dog
or hunting dog
used to hunt or retrieve birds
In the southern United States the 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.
The American Field Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America Strideaway