Preserving the History of Sporting Dogs
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, Gordon Setter, 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.