Canines, Carnivores, and Conservation

You’re bound to recognize many of the dogs in the Sporting Group! This group is made up of some of the most popular dogs, like Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and Cocker Spaniels. Sporting dogs are broken up into four types:

  • Spaniels
  • Pointers
  • Retrievers
  • Setters

These dogs were originally developed to work alongside hunters to locate and retrieve game. They are made for the outdoors – they have good instincts in the water and in wooded areas, and their fur protects them from the elements.

They are very intelligent, easy to train, and are active. This is what has made them so popular among families. They’re also prime candidates for being trained as service dogs, from providing guide dog services to detecting bombs.

Sporting dogs make great companions, although they require lots of exercise. Even if you’re not a hunter, you can find plenty of other activities these dogs will be into, like agility training.

Do you have a sporting dog at home? Let us know what kind and your favorite activity to do together!