These athletic dogs were bred to find and retrieve game in water or in the woods. Sporting breeds historically worked closely with their owners in these activities. Sporting dog breeds are also called Gundogs. Today, they like to be active so will make an excellent hunting or exercise partner. Sporting puppies will grow up to need a lot of exercise to stop them from getting into trouble (or getting overweight). In fact, American Kennel Club warns potential owners that most Sporting dogs most require regular, invigorating exercise. Sporting dogs are usually gentle-natured and quite intelligent. You should find your puppy quite easy to train and will settle into your home without any trouble.
Since this breed was used for hunting in packs, it is very sociable with other dogs. All large dogs must be well socialized with humans and other animals when young, if they are to be safely kept as pets. Large working dogs such as the Alano Español need regular training and activity for their whole lives.
Also known a Brittany Spaniel, the Brittany is an excellent hunter. The same traits that make this active dog a wonderful hunter also make the loving and loyal Brittany a good choice for a family pet.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is known to be one of the most intelligent, brave and obedient breeds of dog. And of course, this breed is known for its love of water.
The Dalmatian is a large, strong, muscular dog. They do not like to just sit around all day with nothing to do. They are playful, happy, easy going and very dedicated.
Active families make the perfect match for the English Setter, a medium sized gundog with striking color markings and an exuberant and at times mischievous personality.
The English Springer Spaniel is a very sociable, happy dog that is great for a family with children.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is one of the most energetic breeds, and is a hunting dog by nature.
Whether you are looking for a sporting dog or a family pet, the Golden Retriever ‘s easy trainability and loving nature makes it a great puppy choice!
Whether you are in search of a companion dog, obedience competition or show dog, the adaptable Gordon Setter may be right dog breed for you.
The most popular dog breed in the USA, the Labrador Retriever makes a loyal, loving and affectionate family pet.
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