Sporting Dog Breeds – Athletic and Versatile Dogs

Spaniels, setters, retrievers, and pointers are among the energetic, active and alert members of the Sporting Dog Breeds Group. The dogs in this breed group were bred to have serious stamina and they are known for their instincts and reliability in the hunting field, and are used to locate, flush, and even retrieve game.  Most sporting dogs are excellent swimmers, and can’t resist an opportunity to jump into a body of water. These dogs are multi-taskers.

Sporting Dog Breeds make likeable, well-rounded companions and have earned the reputation of being among the best family dogs because of their gentle natures and high level of trainability. These dog breeds fit best to people who enjoy an active outdoorsy lifestyle. They do well in agility and other types of athletic competitions and they are excellent running and hiking companions.