Bird Dogs & Training  |  01/18/2024

Bird Dog Parade to Kick Start Pheasant Fest 2024


Grand opening of the nation’s largest upland event

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are happy to announce the Bird Dog Parade will once again kick-off the 2024 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic this year. The annual event will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 1 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 

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 over 100 dogs have participated, representing nearly 40 different breeds. 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. 

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Contact Mikayla Peter with any questions at / 715-294-0688. 


  • 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 

The 2024 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic will take place at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls on March 1-3. Tickets and more information can be found at: