The National Bird Dog Museum

The National Bird Dog Museum is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of bird dog, field trial, and hunting traditions. Located in Grand Junction, Tennessee, an hour east of metropolitan Memphis and within easy driving distance of Nashville, the museum houses a repository of art, photography, and memorabilia about field trials, shooting sports, and over forty breeds of bird dogs, including pointing, flushing, and retrieving breeds. The museum is a 30,000 square foot facility housing the Field Trial Hall of Fame, Sporting Dog Hall of Fame, Retriever Hall of Fame, and the Wildlife Heritage Center.

The Field Trial Hall of Fame displays portraits, photographs, personal belongings, and trophies of the most important figures, both human and canine, that have impacted the sports of field trialing and bird hunting.

The Sporting Dog Hall of Fame exhibits more portraits, photographs, and memorabilia showcasing specific dog breeds - including American Brittany, English Cocker Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel, German Shorthaired Pointer, Irish / Red Setter, Vizsla, and Weimaraner.

The Retriever Hall of Fame casts the spotlight on the various retriever breeds, such as Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and American Chesapeake Retrievers.

The Wildlife Heritage Center consists of a large collection of taxidermy showcasing the wildlife of North America and the William F. Brown Memorial Library. The library has an extensive collection of bird dog and game bird literature, a collection of stud books dating back to the 1910s, various periodicals including American Field, and resource material pertaining to wildlife conservation and resource management.

The National Bird Dog Museum is a part of the Bird Dog Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with revenue generated solely through donations from supporters. Benefactor participation is vital to our continued operation and all gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent provided by U.S. law.


Tuesday through Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Current News and Announcements

Pawliday Christmas Fundraiser Has Started

Posted on Friday 23rd November 2018 03:33:53 PM

The National Bird Dog Museum's annual "Pawliday" fundraiser has begun. This is the fifth year that the museum has had this Christmas season fundraiser, which was started especially for dog lovers. For a $5.00 donation, a paw print bearing y.. more ..

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Flooring Project Complete

Posted on Friday 23rd November 2018 02:57:38 PM

The floor renovations in the Hall of Fame, library, and banquet hall have been completed. New carpet was installed in the Hall of Fame and library and a new tile floor has been laid in the banquet hall to replace the old carpet. The work wa.. more ..

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Condolences to the Taylor Family

Posted on Friday 23rd November 2018 02:26:18 PM

We here at the National Bird Dog Museum are saddened by the loss of Marilyn Taylor, the wife of well known and longtime field trialer David Taylor of Neola, Iowa. Marilyn was a driving force behind many field trials for over thirty years. S.. more ..

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