Sports breeds are pointers, setters, retrievers, and most spaniels. This group of fairly active dogs covers a wide variety of breeds bred to assist hunters in searching, scaring and offering prey.
All members of this group need activity, but it is not necessary to be a hunter to become the owner of such a dog. Many breeds of this group love children. The sizes of representatives of this group vary from small to large. The best family dogs of this group are labrador retrievers and golden retrievers. Let us proceed to the description of ten popular breeds of this group.
1. Labrador Retriever
It is the most popular and best family dog. Labrador Retriever is a gentle, loyal, intelligent, reliable friend of children. This large retriever is not an apartment dog, but it can easily adapt to city life if it is provided with sufficient activity. Good-natured Labrador Retrievers and the desire to learn can be used to turn him into a guide dog.
2. Golden Retriever
This is a good hunter and guide, a participant in various competitions and a devoted friend of the family. The golden retriever, which is incredibly popular, is a devoted and confident dog, distinguished by its cheerfulness, reliability and good learning ability. Representatives of this breed are amazing family dogs, friendly with everyone: with people and animals. Golden retrievers adore children, attracting them with their unstoppable energy.
3. Cocker Spaniel
The American Cocker Spaniel is smaller than its relative - the English Cocker Spaniel. This beautiful dog stands out for its chic thick, silky hair and a frame of paws. A cocker spaniel can be taken on the hunt, but he is also a great companion and exhibitor. Cocker Spaniels love strangers and children and can adapt to apartment life with daily walks.
4. German Kurzhaar
This is a sports, hunting dog, not created for the city. This large dog stands out for devotion, intelligence and willingness to learn. German Kurzhaar can participate in any exhibitions and competitions. This popular breed needs mental and physical training. Although it is an excellent family dog, the German kurtshaar should not be trusted with small children.
5. English Springer Spaniel
It is a lively descendant of English hunting spaniels. Springer Spaniel - the largest representative of the spaniels. Springer Spaniel - hunting dog, family dog and pet children. Springer spaniels are prone to aggression and domination, so they need early learning.
6. Weimar Pointer
This is a large hunting breed. An energetic Weimar cop needs a sporting family that shares her passion for physical activity. Dogs of this breed need an experienced owner, who is able to restrain and control them, as well as providing early socialization. Weimar Pointer is not very enthusiastic about children, especially if it is unfamiliar children. The Weimar Pole likes to live in a house and enjoy socializing with the owner. A trained Weimar cop is real happiness, and an untrained Weimar cop is naughty and wayward, tending to dominate other dogs.
7. Breton Epanyol
It is an active, medium-sized dog, distinguished by loyalty, intelligence and good learning. The Breton epanyol is a terrific hunter, family pet in need of little care and loving children. Breton epanyol needs activity, and it can be a good guard.
8. Hungarian survived
This is a short-haired, hunting dog of medium or large size with an elegant posture and a strong, muscular body. Hungarian vyzhla - mobile, sweet, loving and a little sensitive. This sports breed needs activity and a constant company of people. Hungarian needs training to gain confidence and prevent restless behavior. This is not a city dog.
9. Chesapeake Bay Retriever
It is the strongest and most domineering sports breed. This big dog loves to hunt, but can be a good family dog that loves children. This clever dog is a bit suspicious of strangers and a good guard. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is not a city dog, loving activity and swimming.
10. Irish Setter
This is a reckless, intelligent, kind and charming dog. This breed is not peculiar to aggression, and she is ready to love everyone. Irish setters are slightly independent and easily distracted, but easily trained. This is an excellent hunter.