National Bird Dog Museum

The National Bird Dog Museum is a repository of art, photography, memorabilia, and information relating to a variety of pointing dog and retriever breeds, hunting, field trial activities, and shooting sports over the past 100 years. Among the portraits and exhibits contained in the museum, you will find all of 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 preserve the history of 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, as well as a bit of the history of Grand Junction and West Tennessee. The museum hopes to inform its visitors of this rich history and in doing so, inspire the perpetuation of the field trialing and bird hunting sports into future generations.