Sporting Dogs

Sporting dogs help track, pursue and locate game by indicating (e.g., bark, point), flushing and retrieving on land and/or water.

Sporting dogs might also be known as hunting dogs, bird dogs, or gun dogs. There are a number of Sporting Dog jobs. Some examples include the following.

  • Tracking game
  • Alerting/indicating (e.g., point, bark, bellow)
  • Flushing
  • Retrieving prey from land and/or water

While the American Kennel Club (AKC) identifies seven (7) Sporting Dog groups (e.g., herding, hounds, terriers, non-sporting), we like to keep things simple! If your dog functions at the hobby, amateur, or professional level to track/pursue prey (by sight or smell), point, flush, retrieve, or the like, they fit into our Sporting Dog group.



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