Tag: Sporting Dog Breeds

Pointer

Pointer Overview Pointers were developed to help alert the hunter to the location of prey. Breed ancestors may include Foxhounds, Bloodhounds and Greyhounds, although exact ancestry is not known. The breed is known for “pointing out” where prey is, and where the name comes from.   Pointer Characteristics …

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Overview This dog breed was developed in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in the early 19th century. The idea behind the Nova Scotia was to create a dog that hunted ducks in the same manner as a fox. Bred for hunting, the dogs’ playful actions lure curious …

Lagotto Romagnolo

Lagotto Romagnolo Overview The curly coated dogs of the water have been around Italy for a long time. They hunted and worked around the marshes of Romangna, giving them the name Lagotto Romagnolo, or “duck dog”. As water hunting decreased in popularity, the dogs were instead used to …

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever Overview The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular and loved breeds of dog worldwide. The breed was started when dogs from Newfoundland came to England, retrieving nets and fowl in the icy waters of their homeland. The English were delighted at their ease in …

Kooikerhondje

Kooikerhondje Overview The Kooikerhondje is a spaniel type dog from the Netherlands designed for hunting. They get their name after the kooi, or a trap used to catch ducks. The breed would herd the ducks toward traps to be caught. They feature a feathery brown and white coat would …

Irish Red and White Setter

Irish Red and White Setter Overview Setters have a long history in Ireland, being used to hunt fowl. They would freeze in place after flushing a bird, rather than chasing it, to prevent the dog from being accidentally shot by hunters. Irish Setters were originally all Red and …

Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniel Overview The Irish Water Spaniel has been around for hundreds of years, however it didn’t become a popular breed until the mid 1800s. The dog, Boatswain, became the popular “father of the breed” and expanded the lines to what they are today. The breed is …

Irish Setter

Irish Setter Overview Setters have a long history in Ireland, being used to hunt fowl. They would freeze in place after flushing a bird, rather than chasing it, to prevent the dog from being accidentally shot by hunters. Irish Setters were originally all Red and White, however the …

Golden Retriever

    Golden Retriever Overview The Golden Retriever is one of the most well-known and popular breeds of dog worldwide. The breed was originally created in the 1800s by crossing Flat Coated Retrievers with the now extinct Tweet Water Spaniels. Labradors and other water loving retrievers were also …

Gordon Setter

    Gordon Setter Overview At the breed’s origins in Scotland, Setters came in two styles, “Black and Fallow”. It wasn’t until the 1800s when the Duke of Gordon became associated with the dog, due to his love of the black and tan breed. The Gordon Setter is …

Field Spaniel

AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: AKC (Sporting); ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Flushing Dogs); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog)     Field Spaniel Overview The Field Spaniel is actually closely related to English Springer Spaniels. At one point in time, young Field Spaniels could be registered as Springers …

German Shorthaired Pointer

AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: AKC (Sporting); ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Pointing Dogs); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog)     German Shorthaired Pointer Overview In the effort to create an all-purpose hunting dog, the German Shorthaired Pointer was created as a combination of Bird Dog and …

German Wirehaired Pointer

AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: AKC (Sporting); ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Pointing Dogs); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog)     German Wirehaired Pointer Overview The German Wirehaired Pointer is related to his breed cousin, the German Shorthaired Pointer. He was created in an effort to create a …

Flat-Coated Retriever

AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: AKC (Sporting); ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Retrievers); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog) Flat Coated Retriever Overview The Flat-Coated Retriever is a mix of several type of dogs to create the ultimate hunting dog. He was known as the “gamekeeper’s dog” on …

English Setter

Breed: English Setter AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: AKC (Sporting); ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Pointing Dogs); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog) Weight: 55–70 lbs Height: 25–27 inches Color: Black and White (Blue Belton), Orange and White (Orange Belton), Lemon and White (Lemon Belton), Liver and White …

Curly Coated Retriever

AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Retrievers); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog)     Curly Coated Retriever Overview The Curly Coated Retriever is one of the oldest retrieving breeds. The breed was developed in England and was preferred by English huntsmen who admired their gentle retrieving …