Bird Dogs & Training  |  12/05/2022

Bird Dog Parade To Kick Start Pheasant Fest 2023


The bird dog parade pays tribute to our beloved friends and hunting companions

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are happy to announce the Bird Dog Parade will once again be kicking-off the 2023 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic this year. The annual event will take place on Friday, February 17 at 11 a.m. in the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Presented by Purina Pro Plan and South Dakota Tourism, the bird dog parade pays tribute to our beloved friends and hunting companions, without whom so much of the upland tradition would be lost.

The parade is the grand opening of the nation’s largest upland hunting event, and displays the incredible diversity of sporting dog breeds. In past years the parade has had over 100 dogs participate, representing nearly 40 different breeds.

Full List of Suggested Breeds:

  • American Cocker Spaniel  
  • American Water Spaniel  
  • Airedale Terrier  
  • Blue Picardy Spaniel  
  • Bracco Italiano  
  • Braque Francais   
  • Boykin Spaniel  
  • Brittany  
  • Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing  
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever  
  • Curly Coated Retriever  
  • Griffon (Cesky Fousek)  
  • Deutsch Drathaar  
  • Deutsch Kurzhaar  
  • Deutsch Langhaar   
  • Deutsch Wachtelhund  
  • English Cocker Spaniel  
  • English Pointer  
  • English Setter  
  • English Springer Spaniel  
  • Epagnuel Breton (French Brittany)  
  • German Shorthaired Pointer  
  • German Wirehaired Pointer  
  • Golden Retriever  
  • Gordon Setter  
  • Irish Setter  
  • Kleine Munsterlander  
  • Labrador Retriever - Black  
  • Labrador Retriever - British  
  • Labrador Retriever - Chocolate  
  • Labrador Retriever - Yellow  
  • Large Munsterlander  
  • Llewellin Setter  
  • Mixed Breed (Bird Dog Rescue)
  • Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever  
  • Pudelpointer  
  • Small Munsterlander  
  • Spinone Italiano  
  • Standard Poodle  
  • Vizsla  
  • Weimaraner (Standard Coat)   
  • Wirehaired Pointing Griffon  
  • Wirehaired Vizsla 

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Contact Alexa Pudil with any questions at / 651-209-4957

The 2023 National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic is taking place at the Minneapolis Convention Center February 17th-19th. You won’t want to miss this celebration of wildlife conservation, bird hunting, dog training, wild game cooking or the hundreds of exhibitors that will be on display. Learn more about the largest upland hunting and conservation event in the world and purchase tickets for the showfloor and national banquets at!