Sporting Group

Naturally active and alert, Sporting dogs make likable, well-rounded companions. First developed to work closely with hunters to locate and/or retrieve quarry. There are four basic types of Sporting dogs; spaniels, pointers, retrievers, and setters. Known for their superior instincts in water and woods, many of these breeds enjoy hunting and other field activities. Many of them, especially the water-retrieving breeds, have well-insulated water-repellant coats, which are quite resilient to the elements. Thinking of getting one? Just realize that most require regular, invigorating exercise.

Sporting Group Judge Charlene Rutar

Insights from Sporting Group Judge Charlene Rutar

Charlene Rutar: I have owned German Shorthaired Pointers for 38 years and have bred ...

Sporting Group Judge Cindy Lane

Insights from Sporting Group Judge Cindy Lane

Cindy Lane: I have been breeding and showing Cocker Spaniels since 1975. Several (of ...

Sporting Group Judge Betsy Horn Humer

Meet Sporting Group Judge Betsy Horn Humer

Interview with Sporting Group Judge Betsy Horn Humer by Showsight Magazine. Where do you ...

Sporting Group Judge Dr. Steven Herman

Interview with a Sporting Group Judge Dr. Steven Herman

Dr. Steven Herman: The sign in my office reads: “Full-Time Dog Man, Part-Time Attorney.”I ...

Sporting Group Judge Barbara Young

Meet Sporting Group Judge Barbara Young

Barbara Young: Where do I live? How many years in dogs? How many years ...