Sporting Dog Breeds

Sporting Group is in general those dog breeds used for hunting birds and small game.
One of the oldest meanings for the word 'sport' in English is hunting as an entertainment for the elite class. To assist in the hunting of birds and small game, various sporting types of dogs were developed, which became the ancestors of today's pointer, retriever, setter, and spaniel purebred dog breeds. Because they were developed as bird dogs with energetic hunting abilities in water and field settings, most sporting dogs require regular exercise. Their naturally active and alert demeanor also makes them likeable and well-rounded companions.

 

Boykin Spaniel Brittany Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Chesapeake Bay Retriever Clumber Spaniel 
Boykin Spaniel Brittany  Cavalier King Charles Spaniel   Chesapeake
Bay Retriever

Clumber Spaniel 
         
Curly-Coated Retriever English Cocker Spaniel  English Setter  English Springer Spaniel  Field Spaniel 
Curly-Coated Retriever   English Cocker Spaniel  English Setter English Springer Spaniel  Field Spaniel 
        
Flat-Coated Retriever  German Shorthaired Pointer  German Wirehaired Pointer   Golden Retriever Gordon Setter 
Flat-Coated
Retriever
 
German Shorthaired Pointer  German Wirehaired Pointer  Golden Retriever  Gordon Setter 
         
 Irish Red and White Setter  Irish Setter Irish Water Spaniel Labrador Retriever Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever 
Irish Red and
White Setter

 Irish Setter  Irish Water Spaniel  Labrador Retriever Nova Scotia Duck
Tolling Retriever
 
         
Pointer   Spinone Italiano  Sussex Spaniel Vizsla  Weimaraner 
 Pointer Spinone Italiano  Sussex Spaniel   Vizsla Weimaraner 
         
 Welsh Springer Spaniel  Wirehaired Pointing Griffon    
Welsh Springer Spaniel   Wirehaired
Pointing Griffon

     
         

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