August 20, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
menu bar above to decide which breed best fits your
lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend


Energetic but gentle, the sporting breeds are loyal companions in field or living room!

From curly coated water Retrievers to the glamorous Setters and sleek Pointers, Sporting dogs are the hunter's best friend. Sitting silently in a blind, the water retriever explodes into action when the duck falls from the sky whereas flushing breeds locate and send birds skyward, an easy target for the sportsman. Whether curly, wavy, silky or sleek, all Sporting breeds are easy coat care and durable, hardy dogs. And there's a breed for every speed! From the slow paced Clumber to lightening fast Pointers to the in-between (and agile-minded) Labrador or Golden retriever, there's a breed to suit every family and fit in every child's bed.

Explore the Sporting Breeds below or choose from this alphabetized list of all dog breeds:
Choose a breed for the family from all dog breeds, then find a puppy for sale by responsible breeders in our puppies for sale listings of gold star dog breeders

American Water Spaniel Active, medium sized, distinctively coated, the American Water Spaniel is a great family or sporting dog.
American Water Spaniel Puppies For Sale

Boykin Spaniel Medium size multi-purpose "All American" field dog
Boykin Spaniel Puppies For Sale

Bracco Italiano Large drop eared ancient Italian gundog
Bracco Italiano Puppies For Sale

Braque Bourbonnais (Bourbonnais Pointer) Large smooth coated hardy French all-around hunter
Braque Bourbonnais (Bourbonnais Pointer) Puppies For Sale

Braque D’Ariege Large, fast moving, easy-care French pointer.
Braque D’Ariege Puppies For Sale

Braque D'Auvergne Large, smooth coated fast working French retriever
Braque D'Auvergne Puppies For Sale

Braque Dupuy Large houndy Braque, I.e. type of French Pointer
Braque Dupuy Puppies For Sale

Braque Francais Taille (De Petit or De Grande) Large smooth spotted or roaned coat, French gundog
Braque Francais Taille (De Petit or De Grande) Puppies For Sale

Braque Saint-German Large, ancient, white with orange French pointer
Braque Saint-German Puppies For Sale

Brittany Intelligent and untiring, the Brittany’s resistance to the cold and damp make him a great hunting dog.
Brittany Puppies For Sale

Chesapeake Bay Retriever The Chesapeake is versatile, dependable, a hard-working hunting dog that loves what he does.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppies For Sale

Clumber Spaniel Slow and steady, the Clumber is a dependable hunting dog and calm family companion.
Clumber Spaniel Puppies For Sale

Cocker Spaniel (American) As merry as Christmas, the Cocker Spaniel is a natural retriever and family pet.
Cocker Spaniel (American) Puppies For Sale

Curly-Coated Retriever Highly intelligent, the Curly-Coated Retriever is great in the underbrush and in the water.
Curly-Coated Retriever Puppies For Sale

Deutscher Wachtelhund Medium size, easy-care wavy coated, German spaniel
Deutscher Wachtelhund Puppies For Sale

Drentse Patrijshond Large all-purpose short coated Dutch gundog
Drentse Patrijshond Puppies For Sale

English Cocker Spaniel Conveniently sized, lushly coated, the English Cocker Spaniel is a happy, affectionate family dog.
English Cocker Spaniel Puppies For Sale

English Setter Mid-size, feathered speckled coat, amiable gundog
English Setter Puppies For Sale

English Springer Spaniel The super glamorous, formally-attired English Springer Spaniel is a compact, friendly, field and family dog.
English Springer Spaniel Puppies For Sale

Epagneul Bleu De Picardie Medium size, medium coated French gundog
Epagneul Bleu De Picardie Puppies For Sale

Epagneul Picard Medium size, densely coated gundog
Epagneul Picard Puppies For Sale

Epagneul Pont-Audemer Medium size, curly coated French gundog
Epagneul Pont-Audemer Puppies For Sale

Field Spaniel The Field Spaniel is moderately coated; beauty and utility in a handy sized hunter- companion.
Field Spaniel Puppies For Sale

Flat-Coated Retriever Medium size, easy coat, uncommonly interesting
Flat-Coated Retriever Puppies For Sale

German Broken-Coated Pointer Large, active gundog, similar to the Wirehair.
German Broken-Coated Pointer Puppies For Sale

German Longhaired Pointer Large, feathered, passionately active hunter.
German Longhaired Pointer Puppies For Sale

German Shorthaired Pointer The German Shorthaired Pointer is a symmetrical, medium-sized all purpose gundog and versatile family dog.
German Shorthaired Pointer Puppies For Sale

German Wirehaired Pointer Large, unusually colored, harsh coated bird dog.
German Wirehaired Pointer Puppies For Sale

Golden Retriever Good natured, easy-care, working retriever and family dog, one of America’s top Sporting Dog choices.
Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale

Gordon Setter A gentle, loyal, obedient bird and personal dog, the Gordon Setter is sturdy, distinctive, and dependable.
Gordon Setter Puppies For Sale

Hertha Pointer A large red smooth coated, sleek and powerful
Hertha Pointer Puppies For Sale

Irish Red and White Setter Large active, gundog, the solid red's older first cousin
Irish Red and White Setter Puppies For Sale

Irish Setter The gloriously red, high-energy Irish Setter is equally happy in the field and home.
Irish Setter Puppies For Sale

Irish Water Spaniel Dark chocolate, curly coated extrovert, field and family dog
Irish Water Spaniel Puppies For Sale

Kooikerhondje Relatively new mid-size Dutch gundog
Kooikerhondje Puppies For Sale

Labrador Retriever Large, friendly, easy-care, active gundog retrieves waterfowl, land game birds, and kids!
Labrador Retriever Puppies For Sale

Markiesje Smallish spaniel-type multi purpose gundog
Markiesje Puppies For Sale

Munsterlander Medium size hunter, easy care, loyal family dog
Munsterlander Puppies For Sale

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Medium size moderately coated water dog
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Puppies For Sale

Old Danish Pointer Medium size smooth coat, close working field dog
Old Danish Pointer Puppies For Sale

Pointer Large, short coated active bird dog
Pointer Puppies For Sale

Spinone Italiano (aka Italian Spinone) Large shaggy amiable very keen hunter
Spinone Italiano (aka Italian Spinone) Puppies For Sale

Sussex Spaniel Light feathering, long, low stationed retriever
Sussex Spaniel Puppies For Sale

Vizsla The Vizsla is a “dual” dog. Popular in the field and show ring for his power, energy and above-average trainability.
Vizsla Puppies For Sale

Weimaraner The aristocratic “Gray Ghost” Weimaraner is a gifted field dog on both fur and feather.
Weimaraner Puppies For Sale

Welsh Springer Spaniel Mid-size active sporting dog, rich red and white.
Welsh Springer Spaniel Puppies For Sale

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Harsh short coat, large ground or water retriever.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Puppies For Sale

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