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Pawleys Island Gun Dogs

Bettering the breed

About Us

At Pawleys Island Gun Dogs, we have been building our reputation as a trusted Dog Breeder/Stud Dog Service in Pawleys Island, SC.  We breed for quality, health, temperament and take our commitment to preserving ancient breed standards very seriously.   Our dogs are not only our hunting partners, but members of our family.

Our Dogs

Webfoot's Yellow-Tailed Blackbeard SH CGC TD
Proven Sire / Standing Stud

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador is a retrieving gun dog of medium size, with a dense, water-resistant coat, an "otter" tail, and a clean-cut head with a "kind" expression.  The first Labradors arrived in England from Newfoundland aboard fishing boats early in the 19th century, and imports to America began in the early 1900's.  Labrador temperament is outgoing, indulgent with peers, human-oriented and tractable.  Labradors can be found in guide and assistance dog programs, and substance detection and search and rescue work.  Since 1992, the Labrador Retriever has headed the list as the most popular breed in the U.S.


Bellaebravo Happy Camper SH CGC TD


Spinone Italiano

The Spinone is a versatile hunting dog of ancient heritage, with origins in northern Italy.  Suited for working in all climates and all terrains, he is a cautious hunter who follows the scent, moving ever so gradually and proceeding with utmost discretion.  His prey stops and he stops; the prey moves again, and the pursuit resumes.  He moves with an easy, free moving trot, geared for endurance.  He is an excellent swimmer and a model retriever.  The Spinone is a large, rugged dog of distinctive appearance, with a hard-textured, weather-resistant coat, longer eyebrows, beard and mustache, and eyes described as human-like.

Pawleys Island Gun Dogs S.S. Tugboat SH


Proven Sire / Standing Stud

Labrador Retriever

Tugboat, Teach's son, continues to impress everyone who has the privilege to work with him.  This lad has a rugged, robust personality with a incredible, natural drive to retrieve  Tugboat exudes confidence and desire to please.  He earned his AKC Junior Hunter title in December 2021 and his AKC Senior Hunter title in October 2022.

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GCH CH Bellaebravo Happy Feet

Spinone Italiano

2021 National Standings

#8 Spinone Italiano

#2 National Owner-Handled Spinone

Award of Merit SCOA Parent Club Specialty

Best of Opposite Morris & Essex

Top 20 Spinone / Top 20 NOHS Spinone

1st Award of Merit Royal Canin

National Championship, Orlando, FL

2022 National Standings

Top 20 Spinone / Top 20 NOHS Spinone

#5 National Owner-Handled Spinone

Select Bitch Westminster Kennel Club

 Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown, NY

Multiple Owner-Handled Group Placements

RBIS Owner-Handled 2021

Gia is full of personality and extremely confident.  .  She is very affectionate, inquisitive, smart, driven and of course, a complete clown!

Webfoot's Posh's Tally JH

Labrador Retriever

Tally is the Grand Dame of Pawleys Island Gun Dogs.  She has been an essential hunting partner of both water fowl and upland game.  Now in retirement, Tally still rules the roost and keeps the youngsters in check.  Tally's beautiful personality and unwavering commitment to the retrieve is what lead us in the direction of the Sporting Dog breeds.


CH Collina d'Oro Big Sky's Yellowstone at Pawleys Island Gun Dogs

Spinone Italiano

Dutton joined the Pawleys Island Gun Dogs family in October 2022 from breeder, Collina d'Oro Spinone of Grants Pass, Oregon.  Dutton has an impressive family tree and has some huge paws to live up to!  This one is going to be one to watch....stay tuned.


Webfoot's Yellow-Tailed Blackbeard SH CGC

Certified Therapy Dog


Teach x Bristol Litter


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Pawleys Island Gun Dogs S.S. Tugboat SH


AKC Pointed

Bellaebravo Happy Camper SH CGC

AKC Pointed / Certified Therapy Dog


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GCH CH Bellaebravo Happy Feet

NOHS Silver 2022

Westminster Kennel Club Select Bitch

Multiple Owner-Handled Group Placements


Origin - Italian

God's Gracious Gift

2022 Breeding Announcement

Whelped 01/29/2023

3 brown roan puppies, 1 male and 2 females

Puppies have been placed in their new, loving homes.


OHBIS CH Collina d'Oro Big Sky's Yellowstone at Pawleys Island Gun Dogs


Group Placing, Multiple OH Group Placing

This stunning young pup came out strong at his showing debut in BPUP in Florida - 2 Puppy Sporting Group 1st Placements!

Following-up with a BPUP in South Carolina - Puppy Sporting Group 2nd Placement. 


His first weekend out in the regular classes, 6-9 months, in North Carolina he came out swinging earning both of his Majors, WD BOW, earning BOS over a Special, racking up a total of 9 points over 3 days,

3 Owner-Handled BOB and an Owner Handled Group 4th Placement!

Continuing his unbelievable batting average, at just 8 months old, Dutton finished his AKC Championship with a grand slam going BOB twice over a Special, Sporting Group 2nd, OH Group 2nd, OH Group 1st and OH BIS!