Sporting Group

Naturally active and alert, Sporting dogs make likeable, well-rounded companions. Members of the Group include pointers, retrievers, setters and spaniels. Remarkable for their instincts in water and woods, many of these breeds actively continue to participate in hunting and other field activities. Potential owners of Sporting dogs need to realize that most require regular, invigorating exercise.

German Shorthaired Pointer

Thanks to the efforts of German breeders to develop a faster and more reliable pointer, we have the marvelous German Shorthaired Pointer or GSP as a hunting companion today. The GSP was incorporated from other pointer breeds such as the old Spanish Pointer, Hounds of St. Hubert, Foxhound, the English Pointer and some other unidentified hounds. The result of this development is a much faster and more excellent hunting dog. The GSP can [...]

By |2019-11-05T07:01:19-08:00September 21st, 2019|Sporting Group|Comments Off on German Shorthaired Pointer

Field Spaniel

The Field Spaniel is a very friendly, lovable dog. She is very active and makes a great family pet. She really requires a properly fenced in enclosure for exercise. She is very intelligent and learns new tasks quickly. She generally gets along very well with children and other pets. Adult Size The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the male Field Spaniel is about 18 inches to the withers [...]

By |2019-11-05T06:34:37-08:00September 20th, 2019|Sporting Group|Comments Off on Field Spaniel

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is an excellent gun dog that likes to swim and can work well in cold weather. This is a large dog that has a distinctive oily coat that helps with repel water. The Chesapeake is different than other retrievers in that he can be more aggressive, willful and reserved with strangers.   The breed can live peacefully with the family, although you may find that this dog is [...]

By |2019-11-04T07:59:39-08:00September 15th, 2019|Sporting Group|Comments Off on Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Curly Coated Retriever

The Curly-Coated Retriever is not an apartment dog. She needs at the minimum, a properly fenced in enclosure to romp and burn off her energy. Ideally, she should have access to recreational water occasionally because she lives to swim and fetch. She is generally good with older children. She makes a good watch dog and a great family dog but she may not get along with other pets. Approximate Adult SizeThe approximate adult [...]

By |2019-11-04T08:54:51-08:00September 9th, 2019|Sporting Group|Comments Off on Curly Coated Retriever

Cocker Spaniel

The American Cocker is one of the nine spaniel breeds which are all members of the sporting dog group. The history of the breed dates back to fourteenth century Europe, where the dogs were known as "spanyells" and they were bred for hunting to flush and retrieve game for their owners. They were found in France and Switzerland but are believed to have originated in Spain. When introduced into England the spaniel [...]

By |2019-11-04T08:47:03-08:00September 6th, 2019|Sporting Group|Comments Off on Cocker Spaniel

Irish Setter

The rich red color of the Irish Setter is the unmistakable mark of one of the favorite Sporting Dogs in the United States, at least in the Conformation Ring. This dog usually sends the crowd into huge rounds of applause as it floats around the ring. This is an animal that is definitely a "crowd-pleaser" and it is no wonder. A well balanced smoothly moving Irish Setter is a breathtakingly beautiful animal...the [...]

By |2019-11-05T07:51:42-08:00September 1st, 2019|Sporting Group|Comments Off on Irish Setter

English Setter

Dubbed as an elegant sporting breed, the English Setter is one of the prime breeds that are being used as a gun dog that efficiently points and retrieve bird games. This dog is in the same family as the Irish Red and White Setters, Irish Setters, and Gordon Setters. The term "setter" is used to describe the dog's almost sitting position when it has found a game. This breed possesses a [...]

By |2019-11-04T09:33:59-08:00July 23rd, 2019|Sporting Group|Comments Off on English Setter

Flat Coated Retriever

There's no question in the popularity of the Golden Retriever and the Labrador but sadly, there is a less popular breed out there that's more excellent as a retriever in both land and water. This outstanding breed is called the Flat Coated Retriever and it hails from the United Kingdom. This breed was thought to have first existed during the middle of 19th century, was introduced in 1860 in the United States [...]

By |2019-11-05T06:51:38-08:00July 19th, 2019|Sporting Group|Comments Off on Flat Coated Retriever

English Cocker Spaniel

Most people know what a cocker spaniel looks like but everyone should be aware that there is an English Cocker Spaniel and an American Cocker Spaniel. These two may look the same but they are different in a lot of forms and are definitely separate breeds. Both breeds are being used as hunting companions and as conformation show competitors. The English Cocker Spaniel is considered as a gun dog but has two varieties [...]

By |2019-11-04T09:13:58-08:00July 18th, 2019|Sporting Group|Comments Off on English Cocker Spaniel

Sussex Spaniel

The Sussex Spaniel is a loving and cheerful dog. It can make do in an apartment as long as it gets frequent walks. A better situation would be a properly fenced in yard for exercise. It must be noted that some do like to be noisy. They generally get along well with other pets and dogs as long as they have been extensively socialized with them when young. It is also said [...]

By |2019-11-05T14:17:57-08:00July 18th, 2019|Sporting Group|Comments Off on Sussex Spaniel

Spinone Italiano

The Spinone Italiano can do with a small yard as far as exercise is concerned. They appear to be a friendly dog that gets along well with other pets and other dogs. There are always exceptions to the rule. They generally love older children, especially if they have grown up with them. As a reminder, never leave a child unsupervised with a puppy or dog. *Approximate Adult Size. The approximate adult size [...]

By |2019-11-05T14:07:12-08:00July 16th, 2019|Sporting Group|Comments Off on Spinone Italiano


Vizsla in Hungarian is known as alert and responsive, as most of the dogs are. Have you ever left the house for a few minutes with your pet all alone and have returned back to find the cushions torn, things around the house broken and the furniture chewed? Before knowing how separation anxiety was caused in your pet, it is better to go through the Vizsla training tips.Owning a pet is having [...]

By |2019-11-05T14:28:38-08:00July 10th, 2019|Sporting Group|Comments Off on Vizsla