Sporting Group Breeds
Sporting Dogs can also be called "gun" dogs or "bird" dogs. They are intelligent, alert and have lots of energy. The sporting dogs have been used historically by hunters to locate, flush or retrieve game from land or water, many of the breeds are now considered to be wonderful family dogs and the number 1 most popular dog breed in the world falls into this category, the Labrador Retriever. The Golden Retriever is also in this catogory. There are 30+ sporting dog breeds.