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These dogs all make up some of the best bird dog breeds. Their temperaments, rigor in the field, and overall desire to hunt make these breeds easy picks as additions to your side in the field.
This medium breed is as swift and athletic as they come. Make sure to have an exercise plan in place before considering the breed as they have inexhaustible energy. On the home front, they are sweet and patient, making them good for families with children of all ages.
Sometimes going as just ‘Pointer’, this medium sized breed was bred to find game and come to a point, showing their human companions where they birds were.
This gundog developed to retreive ducks and other waterfowl in the Chesapeake Bay area in the US (Mid-Atlantic region) has an intelligent and dominant pressence. Chessies are high energy but also make for good family dogs.
Fierce, energetic and bold in the field, these pups are just as happy placing their attention in the home. They are loyal and kind, making them a perfect choice for a family with kids of all ages.
This Scottish retriever is among the most popular breeds in the US. They are loving and friendly characters that have a love of life that is infectious. They are great family pets, as their patience and trustworthiness is second to none.
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SMARTEST DOG BREEDS
These medium sized sporting dogs love flushing and retrieving birds. While they are professional and alert in the field, they are affectionate and cheerful at home.
This compact Spaniel comes in many different colors – even in the same littler. They are smaller than Cocker Spaniels, but they carry similar temperaments, which include hard working and talent in the field and a happy, loving disposition at home.
Thier outgoing personality and loving and caring temperament make this breed a wonderful family dog. While wonderful at home, they thrive even more in the outdoors – both on land and in water.
These medium to large sized hunting dogs are powerful and athletic in the field, be that upland game or in the water. Their energy levels and exuberant personalities make them not the best choice for families with small children.
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HYPOALLERGENIC DOG BREEDS
America’s most popular dog breed, the Labrador Retriever is an outgoing, even tempered dog that is as notably proficient in the field and retrieving waterfowl as they are at stealing the hearts of their family. Their demeanor and trusting, gentle ways make them a good choice for families of all sizes and age ranges.
This small terrier, originally bred in England for fox hunting, As they would need to, to chase after foxes, they are clever and bold in personality. To be a family dog, they need to be socialized young.
The flashy red coat of the Irish Setter hallmarks its signature look. They are high spirited and high energy in both the field and the home. Make sure to have a plan to get their energy out and they’ll appreciate it.
The German Spaniel is a kind and gentle hunting dog that is content in a family setting. They love their human companionship.
This medium sized sporting dog is part of the Setter group (red Irish Setters, Irish Red and White Setters, and Gordon Setters). Mild-mannered overly accommodating, they make for great companions for any age. Their protective nature makes them adequate watch dogs.
Named for a Scottish aristocrat, this large setter is an active breed that is happy and loyal. If they could stay puppies for forever, they would.
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CUTE DOG BREEDS
These even tempered medium to large sized dogs were a versitile hunting dog in Germany. When treated well and with respect (especially with the unpredictability of younger children), these dogs are sweet and affectionate.
The Curly-Coated Retriever is a durable hunting dog specializing in upland game and waterfowl. It is the tallest of the retrievers and is easily discernable from other Retrievers by its distinct curly coat, reminiscent of a Poodle.
The “decoy dog” is the smallest of the retreivers. They are intelligent and are eager to please their owners, makng them wonderful as a “toller”. Their patience and size make them great family dog for families of all ages.
Originating in the South of the US, the Black Mouth Cur is a medium to large size breed in the cur group of dogs. They are versatile in the field and caring at home.
This versitile hunting hound is used for everyhing from racoon to big game like deer to cougars. Though developed in the US, their heiratage links back to the Scottish foxhounds. Its deep red coat is striking and memorable.
Originally bred before guns, they drove birds into nets and flushed game for falconers. Since the gun, they’ve assumed roles more traditional to point and retrieve. While a good choice for a family, make sure to have a way to exhaust their energy – which is a lot.
The Spinone Italiano is a docile, patient medium sized dog. They are versatile in the field, used for anything from flushing upland birds to diving in to retrieve waterfowl. Their love of life is infectious.
This medium-size setter is happy go lucky and playful. They make for fantastic family dogs with minimal grooming needed.
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FLUFFY DOG BREEDS
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SERVICE DOG BREEDS
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