Top 10 Most Popular Sporting Dog Breeds

The dogs in the Sporting Group often looks balanced and characteristic expression showing intelligence and alertness with a great personality. Today, these sporting dogs are popular among families as an active and cute companion.

#1 – Labrador Retriever

Height: 22.5-24.5 inches (male), 21.5-23.5 inches (female)
Weight: 65-80 pounds (male), 55-70 pounds (female)
The Labrador Retriever is a medium-large breed of retriever-gun dog originating from United Kingdom and Canada. They have an adorable appearance and an outgoing, friendly, vivacious personality. The Labrador Retriever is a intelligent, playful, easy to train, easygoing, human-friendly dog that is suitable for making friends with all ages. They are often used as therapy dogs and they are also people who work hard in support and rescue work.

#2 – Golden Retriever

Height: 23-24 inches (male), 21.5-22.5 inches (female)
Weight: 65-75 pounds (male), 55-65 pounds (female)
The Golden Retriever is a Scottish gundog with great beauty. Golden Retrievers are friendly, smart, devoted friends, docile, easy to train and have love in life. They are eager to please and suitable for making friends with all ages, from children to the elderly. If you want to cuddle with somebody then Golden Retrievers are a great option.

#3 – German Shorthaired Pointer

Height: 23-25 inches (male), 21-23 inches (female)
Weight: 55-70 pounds (male), 45-60 pounds (female)
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a medium-sized breed of dog originating from Germany. They have power, agility, speed and endurance. In the past, they used to work in fields or lakes. And now they have a happy life, intimate attachment and full of love according to their nature in their families. The German Shorthaired Pointer is an intelligent, bold, boisterous, eccentric, and characteristically affectionate dog that is cooperative and easily trained. In addition, they always like to be the center of attention.

#4 – Brittany

Height: 17.5-20.5 inches
Weight: 30-40 pounds
Brittany, also known as Brittany Spaniel, is a gun dog breed that was primarily bred for hunting birds originating from Brittany. The Brittany has a compact and quite athletic appearance that makes them look strong, active, intelligent and alert. The Brittany is also a breed that most dogs are born with a naturally short tail. The Brittany is an energetic, loyal, friendly, sweet dog, eager to please and easy to train. However, brittanys need to be socialized early to avoid being shy and they are also dogs that require regular exercise (at least 1 hour per day).

#5 – English Springer Spaniel

Height: 20 inches (male), 19 inches (female)
Weight: 50 pounds (male), 40 pounds (female)
The English Springer Spaniel is a breed of gun dog originating from England and Spain. The English Springer Spaniel is a medium-sized compact dog with moderately long coat, and they have a gentle expression and a friendly wagging tail.The English Springer Spaniel is a friendly, playful, obedient dog, and wants to be the focus of attention and always craving exercise and stimulating spirit on a regular basis. However, they may not get along well with cats.

#6 – American Cocker Spaniel

Height: 14.5-15.5 inches (male), 13.5-14.5 inches (female)
Weight: 25-30 pounds (male), 20-25 pounds (female)
The American Cocker Spaniel is the smallest of the sporting dogs recognized by the AKC, and is a type of spaniel that is closely related to the English Cocker Spaniel and they originated from the United States. The American Cocker Spaniel has medium long silky fur on the body and ears, hanging down on the legs and belly (known as feathering) and has a head with upturned nose, rounded dome of the skull, well-pronounced stop, and a square shaped lip and the ears hang down make them very easy to identify. The American Cocker Spaniel is a smart, obedient, gentle, happy dog and can get along with children and other pets.

#7 – Vizsla

Height: 22-24 inches (male), 21-23 inches (female)
Weight: 55-60 pounds (male), 44-55 pounds (female)
The Vizsla is a hunting dog breed originating from Hungarian, they stand out with their agility, and energetic , and also a talented hunter. In addition, Vizsla is also very affectionate and gentle, not liking being left alone. They love exercise, and can be a great option for those looking for a running companion.

#8 – Weimaraner

Height: 25-27 inches (male), 23-25 inches (female)
Weight: 70-90 pounds (male), 55-75 pounds (female)
The Weimaraner is is a large breed of all-purpose gun dog originating from Germany. The Weimaraner is short coat and unusual eyes give it a distinctive regal appearance. The Weimaraner is an energetic hunting dog, prized for its physical endurance and stamina, able to run with long distances and stability. Weimaraners are affectionate, loyal, energetic, obedient, fearless dogs. However, this breed is not an independent breed and likes to be with theirs owner, and is prone to separation anxiety when alone.

#9 – Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Height: 23-26 inches (male), 21-24 inches (female)
Weight: 65-80 pounds (male), 55-70 pounds (female)
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a large-sized breed of retriever dog that originated in United States of America. Chesapeake Bay Retriever has a Labrador Retriever-like appearance with wavy coat that is waterproof and oily to the touch. in addition to being able to swim and hunt well, this dog is also known for its ability to break underwater ice when hunting ducks with powerful chest. Today, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is known as the intelligence, affectionate, happy, bright, quiet, sensitive dog, but they are also a bit stubborn and difficult to train.

#10 – English Cocker Spaniel

Height: 16-17 inches (male), 15-16 inches (female)
Weight: 28-34 pounds (male), 26-32 pounds (female)
The English Cocker Spaniel is a medium-sized gundog originating from England. The English Cocker Spaniel is a sturdy, compact, well-balanced dog and they have a characteristic expression showing intelligence and alertness. The English Cocker Spaniel is an intelligent, affectionate, loyal, kind, athletic, alert dog and can get along with children and other pets. In addition, The English Cocker Spaniel doesn’t like being alone and tends to bond strongly to one person in a family, usually the person who feeds it.

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