Active Dog Breeds: Sporting Dogs

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Sporting Dogs, as their group name is derived from their physical qualities and traits, they are primarily fit for the role of a hunter’s assistant. They are dogs with strong physical attributes which makes them fit to be trained to do work.

Active Dog Breeds: Sporting Dogs

Dogs originally savage, have been domesticated through time. Rooting from its mammalian genus, the wolves, domestic dogs can alternatively be inverse in characteristics. Domestic dogs are classified according to classes and groups, basing its sorting attributes to their breeds.

As their group name is derived from their physical qualities and traits, sporting dogs are primarily fit for the role of a hunter’s assistant. They are dogs with strong physical attributes which makes them fit to be trained to do work. Some dogs such as spaniels, setters and pointers are considered as sporting dogs due to their fit structural feature and adroitness.
Sporting dogs do not have a distinct size or appearance that would collectively sum up the dogs under its category. Instead, they vary in size, from small breeds such as that of the American Cocker Spaniel, to large dogs like Irish, English and Gordon Setters. The Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever are two of the familiar dogs under the category of sporting breeds.

Labrador Retrievers find favor in the eyes of most dog lovers especially in the US because of its gentle nature. These dogs are loyal to their owners and they are smart and recognizant dogs. They are guide dogs, in which they can assist their blind masters who need to go to places or do things.

Golden Retrievers similarly are well-liked by dog owners and they come in second to Labradors in the line of sporting breed. These dogs are responsible, reliable dogs that can gain superb hunting abilities when trained. They adhere to training well.

The Cocker Spaniel is also among the sporting line of dog breeds, and is known to be the most beautiful of all sporting dogs. The Cocker Spaniel has two sub-breeds, namely: The American Cocker Spaniel and The English Cocker Spaniel. The former is said to be smaller in size than the latter. This breed of beautiful sporting dogs is recognized for their thick coating which is silky, and usually for their dressed legs as well.

Some sporting dogs that are not common in the US are the Vizla and the German Shorthaired Pointer. Vizlas are known to have neurotic disturbance tendencies, so they are not much of active sporting dogs, whereas German Shorthaired Pointers are very active gun-dogs, and their large built qualifies them to be trained for competitions. Other breeds of the sporting line of dogs are as follows: Brittany, Weimaraner, Irish Setter, Chesapeake Bay Retriever and English Springer Spaniel.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
11th Dec 2010 (#)

please resubmit your other page, I realized it was yours right after rejecting it.

As far as this page goes - good info, my wife and I have loads of pets, dogs are not among them but she knows TONS about dogs having worked with them for years.

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author avatar hieroglyph
11th Dec 2010 (#)

Thanks Mark... I will in a moment...

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author avatar D in The Darling
11th Dec 2010 (#)

Nice article!
Keep it up and thanks for sharing!

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author avatar hieroglyph
11th Dec 2010 (#)

Much thanks...

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author avatar Denise O
11th Dec 2010 (#)

Great info! My yellow lab/white shep mix does have some characteristics of a lab, more so then the shepherd part of him.
Enjoyed your read.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar hieroglyph
11th Dec 2010 (#)

Thanks Denise! Say me hi to them also...

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author avatar Jerry Walch
11th Dec 2010 (#)

Very informative. My Huskies salute you.

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author avatar hieroglyph
11th Dec 2010 (#)

Thanks Jerry! and to Sergeant Preston and Major Barbara, thanks to you both!

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