The Sporting Dog Group

In the world of Pug and dog lovers, there is a group of dogs that has captured the eye of millions around the world, the sporting dog group. At, when we talk about these dogs, we are talking about great companions, loyal, smart and very trainable. These dogs could be perhaps the most intelligent of them all due to the many tasks they have been bred to perform. The sporting dogs can be divided in three main sub groups or categories, the Pointer, the Retrievers and the Setters. First of all, the Pointers, these animals as their name suggests point at quarries so that the hunter can easily locate what he killed or locate the game he intend to kill as well, these dogs will point with their nose and keep a rigid position indicating the precise location of all kinds of game.

The sporting dogs classifies as retrievers are used to retrieve the game the hunter has already killed, some of the sporting dog breeds have particular adaptations to water such as their coats that allow them to retrieve game from the water easily. Finally, Pug offers the Setters which were bred with the main purpose of not allowing the game to escape as the hunters captured it with a net. Many of these sporting dogs are still used with the main purpose they were bred for, and they all have those special instincts in the woods and water. A very important fact Pug readers must know about the sporting dog breeds is that they are extremely active and need a lot of exercise to remain physically and mentally healthy. Another important characteristic to mention about these dogs is that they are excellent around people since they are very trainable and most of the times friendly. Needless to say that the sporting dog enjoy the outdoors and for the water dogs, they simply love to swim. Also, you might like to take a look at the Non Sporting Group.

The sporting dog group is made of several breeds such as the American Water Spaniels, the Braque Francais, Brittanys, Chesapeake Retrievers, Clumber Spaniel, the popular American Cocker Spaniel, Curly-Coated Retrievers, the English Cocker Spaniel, Flat-Coated Retrievers, French Spaniels, German Shorthairs, the beautiful Labrador Retrievers, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons, Sussex Spaniels, Vizslas, etc. All of these dogs were bred for hunting purposes and their skills are as varied as their looks. However, these sporting dog breeds have adapted almost perfectly to family life and most of them are great around kids due to the levels of energy they are very playful and active. Like Pug mentioned before sporting dogs should have their daily exercise, long walks, swims and any other kind of games such as retrieving a ball in the yard or a stick in the park.

Learn more about each individual breed of the sporting dogs and fall in love with them at Also learn about other groups such as the non-sporting dog or the toy groups where you will be able to find breeds such as the pug.