Sporting Breeds

1May 2016

The Sporting Breed includes the following:
American Water Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel
Curly-Coat Retriever
English Setter
English Springer Spaniel
German Wirehaired Pointer
Golden Retriever
Irish Setter
Irish Water Spaniel
Labordor Retriever

Some common characteristics of the Sporting Breed Group include a high need for daily exercise and high distractibility.  A walk around the block every day is not nearly enough exercise for this type of dog. Sporting breeds have been bred to notice and react to everything going on around them.  Having high distractibility offers this breed an advantage to notice and find birds and other game, however can make it difficult for them to focus on basic obedience exercises.

You can visit the American Kennel Club website for more information and a full list of the Sporting Breed Group.