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.

The Flat-Coated Retriever carrying a duck in its mouth

The Flat-Coated Retriever: History, Origin & Utility

Comprehensive look into the rich history of the Flat-Coated Retriever, including the breed's beginnings ...

Painting of A medium-sized gray dog, with fine aristocratic features, he should present a picture of grace, speed, stamina, alertness and balance. 

Understanding the Weimaraner Breed Standard

Dive deep into the Weimaraner Breed Standard with insights, photos, and illustrations from members ...

German Wirehaired Pointer head photo

Understanding the German Wirehaired Pointer Coat

It’s important to note that the (GWP) German Wirehaired Pointer coat is this breed ...

German Shorthaired pointer

A Closer Look At The Canine Front

The correct shoulder assembly varies from breed to breed. This variation depends upon the ...

Owner Handler Erin Fogg with her dog

Interview with Owner Handler Erin Fogg

Insights from an Owner Handler, Erin Fogg. Read about her opinions on various topics ...

Denise Avery with her dog

Coming to a Show Ring Near You: The Black/Black & White German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointer Breed Standard hasn't changed since 1992. As of January 1, 2023, ...

Owner Handler Hailey Perkins and Amber Corduan

In the Ring With Owner Handler Hailey Perkins

Insights from an Owner Handler, Hailey Perkins. Read about her opinions on various topics ...

Owner Handler Molly McCown with her German Shorthaired Pointer dog

Insights from an Owner Handler Molly McCown

Insights from an Owner Handler, Molly McCown. Read about her opinions on various topics ...

German Wirehaired Pointer in the field

The German Wirehaired Pointer – Judging Conformation for Field Ability

When judging German Wirehaired Pointer breed, judges should determine which dog is most suited ...

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