The National Bird Dog Museum
The National Bird Dog Museum is a repository of information, art,
photography, and memorabilia reflecting a variety of pointing dog and retriever
breeds, hunting, field trial activities, and shooting sports. Here the
tangible reminders of more than 100 years of sporting tradition awaits your
exploration. Among portraits and exhibits contained in the museum, you
will find history's most famous bird dogs represented . Many works of
notable sporting dog artists and sculptors are displayed.
The goal of the museum is to represent the many breeds of sporting dogs, the
early history of the National Field Trials, which continue to be
held each year at the Ames Plantation [www.amesplantation.org],
as well as a bit of the history of Grand Junction itself. The effect of
these efforts is a place where history comes alive. Visitors can wrap themselves
in the past and imagine what it was like to be a part of the rich and colorful
history of field trialing. They can also stay informed on the winners of
modern field trialing and sport dog champion.