Sporting Dog Breeds

Terrier Hound Toy Herding Working Sporting Non-Sporting Miscellaneous Class Designer Dogs

Many of the dogs in the Sporting Group have been key hunting companions for centuries, and continue in that role today. But just as many now participate only in competitive events and never retrieve a duck or a grouse. Whether bringing you a pheasant or a Frisbee in its mouth, each member of the sporting group is an active participant with an even temperament.

Spaniels, retrievers, setters and pointers are the components of the Sporting Group and in the modern era, many of these breeds have become popular pets in families that do not hunt, but maintain an active lifestyle. After centuries of breeding for the demands of high activity, these dogs need regular opportunities to use their energy if they are to be happy and well-adjusted members of the family.

Many of these dogs were bred for work in harsh settings: woods or marshes, lakes or tors. As a result, a number of them have waterproof coats and webbed feet, while others have smooth fur that repels brambles and burrs. All members of the Sporting group respond quickly to training and enjoy being part of a dynamic and lively family.

Featured Breeders

Terrier Hound Toy Herding Working Sporting Non-Sporting Miscellaneous Class Designer Dogs