Happy Boykin Spaniel Day

Celebrating South Carolina’s state dog

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What’s in a (Dog’s) Name?

G&G readers share the stories and inspiration behind their pets’ monikers


Southern Getaways for You and Your Pup

These luxurious hotels and resorts across the South are totally dog friendly and then some

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Childhood Memories: The Family Pet That Started It All

A patient kitty, a pair of ducklings, and a pup of “unfortunate breeding” were just a few of our readers’ first animal companions

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The English Cocker Renaissance

Why this little breed is joining the bird-dog regulars in the field

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Ask G&G: Hair of the Dog and Hints for Dogwoods

Trivial pups, hangover truths, and trimming trees


Five-Word Dog Stories

We asked readers to tell us their sweetest, silliest, and shortest canine tales. Here are illustrated versions of some of our favorites.


Puppy Prescription: Introducing a Bird Dog to Noises and Water

Baby steps and keeping it fun are keys to trainer Stephen Faust’s approach


The Importance of “Whoa” for Bird Dogs

Why nailing this command is critical for a pointer


A Trainer’s Tips for a Young Dog’s First Dove Hunt

Patience and a little change in mindset can make all the difference for a pup learning its way around a dove field


Mike Hester’s Dogged Pursuit

With sheer determination, Mike Hester has spent decades turning his family’s farm into a hotbed of wild quail and champion bird dogs. And it all traces back to a love of the hunt