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Bird Dog Bookshelf

N O N – F I C T I O N (Field Trials):

Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America Inc., By Laws and Running Rules, AFTCA

Guidelines to Field Trial Procedure and Judicial Practice, AFTCA, 1988

Field Dog Stud Books, American Field Publishing Co., Chicago, IL

Albert Frederick Hochwalt, A Biography, William F. Brown, 1939, Dayton, OH

Field Trials ~ History, Management and Judging Standards, William F. Brown, 1982, Revised, A.S. Barnes & Co., Inc., LaJolla, CA

National Field Trial Champions, William F. Brown and Nash Buckingham, 1955, The Telegraph Press, Harrisburg, PA

National Field Trial Champions, William F. Brown, 1966, A.S. Barnes & Co., Inc., South Brunswick, NJ

The Field Trial Primer, William F. Brown, 1934, American Field Publishing Co., Chicago, IL

Cov, John B. Criswell, 1994, Cass Hill, Inc., Stigler OK

The White Knight Story, D. Hoyle Eaton, 2002, Fletcher Printing, Morrice, MI

Count Noble ~ The Greatest Dog That Ever Lived, Richard J. LeBeau, 2012, Sewickley Valley Historical Society, Sewickley, PA

Reflections On Bird Dogs and the Men Who Handled Them, Ed Mack Farrior, privately printed, Union Springs, AL

50 Years of the Grand National Grouse Championship, 50th Anniversary Yearbook, 1992, Fletcher Printing, Morice, MI

50 Years of the Lake States Grouse Championship, 50th Anniversary Yearbook, 1994, Fletcher Printing, Morice, MI

Bird Dogs and Field Trials, Jack Harper, 1983, Cass Hill, Inc., Stigler OK

Bird Dogs ~ Their History and Achievements, A. F. Hochwalt, 1922, The Sportsman’s Digest, Cincinnati, OH

Makers of Bird Dog History, A. F. Hochwalt, 1927, A. F. Hochwalt Company, Dayton, OH

Fields of Glory ~ Part One: 1874 -1899, Everett M. Skehan, 2001, American Field Publishing Co., Chicago, IL

Field Trial Records of Dogs in America 1874 – 1907, Major J. M. Taylor, 1907, Nicholson, PA

Snakefoot ~ The Making of a Champion, Robert G. Wehle, 1996, The Country Press, Henderson, NY

N O N – F I C T I O N (Training, Hunting):

Practical Education of the Bird Dog, J. A. Sanchez Antunano, 1951, American Field Publishing Co., Chicago, IL

Al Brenneman Trains Bird Dogs, Al Brenneman, 1983, The Strode Publishers, Huntsville, AL

How To Train Hunting Dogs, William F. Brown, 1942, A. S. Barnes & Co., New York, NY

Modern Breaking: A Treatise on the Rearing, Breaking and Handling of Setters and Pointers, William A. Bruette, 1904, privately printed, Chicago, IL

Handling Your Hunting Dog, J. Earl Bufkin, 1937, Ralston Purina Co., St. Louis, MO

Pointing Dogs ~ Their Training and Handling, Earl Crangle, 2000, Androsscoggin Publishing, Inc., Milan, NH

Training Your Own Bird Dog, Henry P. Davis, 1948, 1969, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, NY

Troubles with Bird Dogs, George Bird Evans, 1975, Winchester Press, New York, NY

The Upland Shooting Life, George Bird Evans, (1964) 1971, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY

New England Grouse Shooting, William Harnden Foster, 1942, Charles Scribner, New York, NY

The Brittany, Amateurs Training with Professionals, Martha H. Greenlee, David A. Webb, 2003, Glade Run Press, Valencia, PA

Training Tips Your Bird Dog Will Love, Martha H. Greenlee, 2013, Glade Run Press, Valencia, PA

Training With Mo, How Maurice Lindley Trains Pointing Dogs, Martha H. Greenlee, 2010, Glade Run Press, Valencia, PA

Home of Champions, David Grubb, 2012, Fletcher Printing, Morice, MI

Training Pointing Dogs, Paul Long, 1974, The Lyons Press, Guilford, CT

Bare November Days: A Tribute to Ruffed Grouse, King of Upland Birds, Bruce Langdon, 1992, Countrysport Press, Traverse City, MI

Bird Dogs, Ray P. Holland, 1948, Barnes, New York, NY

Gun Dogs Afield, Horace Lytle, 1942, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, NY

How To Train Your Bird Dog, Horace Lytle, 1943, A. F. Hochwalt Co., Dayton, OH

How To Win Field Trials, Horace Lytle, 1950, D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc. New York, NY

Point!, Horace Lytle, 1954, The Telegraph Press, Harrisburg, PA

Your Bird Dog and You, Mike Seminatore, 1977, A. S. Barnes, South Brunswick, NJ

Twentieth Century Bird Dog Training and Kennel Management, Er M. Shelley, A. F. Hochwalt, 1921, Becktold Printing, St Louis, MO

Bird Dog Training Today and Tomorrow, Er M. Shelley, 1947, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, NY

Bird Dogs and Upland Game Birds, Jack Stuart, 1983, Denlinger Publishers, Ltd., Fairfax, VA

Best Way to Train Your Gun Dog ~ The Delmar Smith Method, Bill Tarrant, 1977, David McKay Co., Inc., New York, NY

The Bird Dog Training Manual, Dave Walker, 2005, Wade & Moeur Publishing, Ontario, OR

Wing & Shot ~ Gun Dog Training, Robert G. Wehle, 1964, The Country Press, Henderson, NY

Training the Bird Dog, C. B. Witford, 1908, revised 1928, Macmillan Co., New York, NY

N O N – F I C T I O N (English Setters, Pointers):

Pointers and Setters, Derry Argue, 1993, Swan Hill, UK

The Pointer & His Predecessors, William Arkwright, 1999 (Second Edition), Derry G. Argue, Scotland, U.K.

History of Fishel’s Frank ~ The World’s Most Renowned Bird Dog, U. R. Fishel, 1940, Mrs. U. R. Fishel Sr., Hope, IN

20th Century Dog Breeding, the American Pointer and His Family Tree, James C. Foster Jr., Naylor Co., 1939, San Antonio, TX

The Modern Pointer, A. F. Hochwalt, 1923, Dayton, OH

The Modern Setter, A. F. Hochwalt, 1919, Dayton, OH

The Pointer and Setter in America, A. F. Hochwalt, 1911, Sportsmen’s Review Publishing Co., Cincinnati, OH

The Setter (1872), Edward Laverack, J. Eastham, 1999, Lynn Hamilton, editor, publisher

The Setter (1872), Edward Laverack, J. Eastham, 2010, Kessinger Legacy Reprints, Whitefish, MT

Bird Dogs ~ Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, Leon Mortensen, 2003, self published, Tokoroa, New Zealand

The Cream of Pointerdom, V. E. Willoughby, 1946, Semco Color Press, Oklahoma City, OK

N O N – F I C T I O N (Health):

Field Guide to Dog First Aid, Randy Acker, DVM, Jim Fergus, 1994, Wilderness Adventures Press, Belgrade, MT

N O N – F I C T I O N (General Interest):

Dog Locomotion and Gait Analysis, Curtis M. Brown, 1986, Hoflin Publishing Ltd., Wheat Ridge, CO

Dogs in Motion
, Martin S. Fischer, Karin E. lilje, 2014, VDH Service GmbH, a subsidiary of the German Kennel Club, Dortmund, Germany

Adam’s Task ~ Calling Animals by Name, Vicki Hearne, (1982) 2000, The Akadine Press, Pleasantville, NY

The Dog in Action, McDowell Lyon, 1950, Howell Books, New York, NY

Pointing Dogs, Vol I: The Continentals, Craig Koshyk, 2011, Dog Willing Publications, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The New Knowledge of Dog Behavior, Clarence Pfaffenberger, 1963, Howell Books, New York, NY

The Illustrated Book of the Dog, Vero Shaw, 1879, Cassell, Petter, Galpin, London, New York

Hunting Big Game with Dogs in Africa, Er M. Shelley, 1924, Er Myron Shelley, Columbus, MS

Peak Performance: Coaching the Canine Athlete, Christine Zink, DVM, Phd, 1997, 2nd Edition, Canine Sports Productions, Lutherville, MD

Practical Genetics for Dog Breeders, Malcolm B. Willis, 1992, Howell Books, New York, NY

N O N – F I C T I O N (Game Birds):

The Legacy of a Red Hills Hunting Plantation: Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy, Robert L. Crawford, William R. Brueckheimer, 2012 University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The Ruffed Grouse ~ It’s Life Story, Ecology and Management, Frank C. Edminster, 1947, The Macmillan Company, New York

On Bobwhites, Fred S. Guthery, 2006, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX

Texas Bobwhites: A Guide to Their Foods and Habitat Management, Jon A. Larson and 4 other authors, 2010, Univ. of Texas Press, Austin, TX

Game Birds of North America, Leonard Lee Rue III, 1973, Outdoor Life, New York, Evanston, San Francisco, London

Field Guide To Upland Birds and Waterfowl, Chris Smith, Wilderness Adventures Press, Belgrade, MT

Texas Quail: Ecology and Management, Texas A&M University Press, 2006, College Station, TX

A Pictorial Book on the Lesser Prairie Chicken, Richard D. Wilberforce, 2012, self-published, TX

N O N – F I C T I O N (Art & Photography):

Wings From Cover, The Upland Images of Robert Abbett and Ed Gray, 1996, Willow Creek Press, Minocqua, WI

A Season for Painting, The Outdoor Art of Robert K. Abbett, 2001, Collectors Covey, Dallas, TX

Call of the Quail, A Tribute to the Gentlemen Game Bird, Illustrated by Herb Booth, 1989, Countrysport Press, Traverse City, MI

In the Sporting Tradition, The Art of Herb Booth, 1993, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX

The Paintings of Eldridge Hardie ~ Art of a Life in Sport, 2002, Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA

Animal & Sporting Artists in America, F. Turner Reuter, 2009, The National Sporting Library & Museum, Middleburg, VA

Upland Gunning, Collected Etchings & Watercolors of Sport in the Field & Allied Subjects, William J. Schaldach, S.A.E., 1946, A.S.Barnes & Co., NY

To the Point ~ A Tribute to Pointing Dogs, Dale Spartas, Tom Davis, 2003, Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA

In the Field ~ A Photographer’s Journey with Sporting Dogs, Nancy Whitehead, 2009, Wudcahk Publishing, Hailey, ID

F I C T I O N :

Brag Dog and Other Stories ~ The Best of Vereen Bell, 2000, The Wilderness Press, Belgrade, MT

De Shootinest Gent’man & Other Tales, Nash Buckingham, 1934, The Derrydale Press, New York, NY

The Tattered Autumn Sky: Bird Hunting in the Heartland, Tom Davis, 2004, Lyons Press, Guilford, CT

Afield: American Writers on Bird Dogs, edited by Robert Demott, Dave Smith, 2010, Skyhorse Publishing, New York, NY

Bob White, R. W. Eschmeyer, 1952, Fisherman Press, Inc., Oxford, OH

The Best of Nash Buckingham. Selected, Edited and Annotated by George Bird Evans, 1973, Winchester Press, New York, NY

Great Dog Stories ~ Dumb-bell and Others, John Taintor Foote, 1946, Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., Garden City, NY

Jing, John Taintor Foote, 1936, The Derrydale Press, New York, NY

Jenny Willow, Mike Gaddis, 2004, Lyons Press, Guilford, CT

Zip Zap ~ The True Story of a Dog and a Dream, Mike Gaddis, 2006, Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA

Hunting Dogs, Field Trial Dogs, Brittanys
, Martha H. Greenlee, David A. Webb, 2005, Glade Run Press, Valencia, PA

Spook ~ Tales of a Bird Dog, David Henderson, 1995, Lyons Press, Guilford, CT

Algonquin ~ The Story of a Great Dog, Dion Henderson, 1953, Henry Holt & Co., New York, NY

Good Ones and Scallywags, Thomas A. Novak, 2010, Alley Cop, Freeland, MI

A Grouse Hunter’s Almanac, Mark Parman, 2010, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI

Bird Dog Days, Wingshooting Ways, Archibald Rutledge, 1998, Wilderness Adventures Press, Inc., Belgrade, MT

The Bird Dog, Ed Scruggs, 1989, Privately Printed, GA

Grouse Feathers, Burton Spiller, 2000, The Derrydale Press, Lanham, MD

Grouse Feathers Again: The Grouse Point Almanac Presents The Spiller Treasury, Burton Spiller, 2000, The Derrydale Press, Lanham, MD

The Biscuit Eater, James Street, 1941, Dial Press, New York, NY

Upland Autumn, Birds, Dogs and Shotgun Shells, William G. Tapply, 2009, Skyhorse Publishing, New York, NY

Pick of the Litter, Bill Tarrant, 1995, Lyons & Burford, Publishers, New York, NY

Diomed, John Sergeant Wise, 1897, Lamson, Wolfe & Co., Norwood, MA

A Little Competition, Tom Word, 2003, The Dietz Press, Richmond, VA

None Held Back And Other Bird Dog Stories, Tom Word, 1998, The Dietz Press, Richmond, VA

The Curmudgeons ~ South Georgia Stories of Risk and Redemption, Tom Word, 2012, BookSurge Publishing (Amazon)

The Ninth Pup ~ Quail Plantation Stories, Tom Word, 2007, BookSurge Publishing (Amazon)

The Old Man… And The Dog, Carroll Seabrook Leatherman, 1984, Nassau Press, Inc., Princeton, NJ

The Unforgettables and Other True Fables, Bill Allen, 2010, Strideaway, Minter, AL / Gorham, ME

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Strideaway is an online publication founded in 2008. We are dedicated to promoting the great sport of American pointing dog field trials, in particular American Field sanctioned trials for pointers and setters. Our objective is to present the voices and ideas of experienced trainers, handlers, breeders and other knowledgeable participants and enthusiasts from the past to the present — amateurs and professionals alike. Whether All-Age or Shooting Dog, Horseback or Walking Trials, we place particular emphasis on wild bird field trials and the dogs that compete in them. We present richly illustrated articles and stories, podcast interviews and other types of media on a regular basis with the hope of providing an ever expanding, searchable archive of information relevant to pointing dog field trials.Read article

This website is dedicated to our ever faithful friend, Bill Allen who passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on January 25, 2022 at the age of 96. We will miss him but he left us the greatest of gifts, his wonderful writings in a book we published for the 3rd time in 2021: The Unforgettables and Other True Fables.

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