Bird Dogs & Training  |  01/07/2020

Annual Bird Dog Parade to Kick-off 2020 National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic

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The annual Bird Dog Parade will be kicking-off the 2020 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic. This annual show-stopper will take place on Friday, February 14 at 11 am in the Minneapolis Convention Center. Presented by Federal Premium, National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic will take over Minneapolis, Minnesota from February 14–16.
At 11 a.m. on Friday, a crowd will gather at the Minneapolis Convention Center to see flushers, pointers, setters, retrievers, and more, led by their owners, in the grand opening of the nation’s largest upland event. The Bird Dog Parade is presented by Purina Pro Plan and South Dakota Tourism.
Priding itself on showcasing the diversity that exists among our beloved sporting dog breeds, we want to pay tribute to these amazing animals. Below is a list of the breeds registered for this year.

Updated: Breeds registered for this year's parade:
Airedale Terrier
Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon (Cesky Fousek)
Boykin Spaniel
Bracco Italiano
Braque Francais
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Curly-Coated Retriever
Deutsch Drathaar
Deutsch Kurzhaar
Deutsch Langhaar
English Cocker Spaniel
English Pointer
English Setter
English Springer Spaniel
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer
Golden Retriever
Irish Red and White Setter
Irish Setter
Irish Water Spaniel
Kleine Munsterlander
Labrador Retriever - Black
Labrador Retriever - British
Labrador Retriever - Chocolate
Labrador Retriever - Yellow
Large Munsterlander
Llewellin Setter
Mixed Breed (Bird Dog Rescue)
Red Setter
Small Munsterlander
Spinone Italiano
Standard Poodle
Wiemaraner (Standard Coat)
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Wirehaired Vizsla

Parade registration is now closed, our dog limit is reached for this year. The parade coordinator, Grace, can be reached for any additional questions by phone at (877) 773-2070 or by email at Additional event details can be found here. Grace will keep in touch with all participants via email as we get closer to the event.

Parade check in will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 14 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Each dog owner/walker along with their bird dog will walk the parade route, stopping on the parade stage where your name, dog’s name, and breed will be announced before each group continues to the show floor. The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes.
Photo Credit: Pheasants Forever Staff