Hunting Dogs

Candlewood Kennels

Candlewood Kennels

For almost 60 years some of the finest Labrador retrievers in the world—national champions, hall-of-famers, sires and dams that have made incalculable contributions to the breed—have come from Mary Howley’s Candlewood Kennels.

Rules for Steadiness

Rules for Steadiness

Once your dog has mastered the remote sit and retrieving bumpers from heel, you can move to tossing bumpers with your dog sitting at a distance.

Hunting Dogs

Spay, Neuter or Not

For both health and performance reasons, fewer owners are spaying or neutering their dogs—and then only after the dogs are at least a year old.

2018 Dog of the Year Winners

Every entry deserves recognition, but in the end this was a contest. Following are brief bios of the three winners and the great prizes they received from our generous sponsors.