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Gun Dogs Explained

"Gun dogs, also called bird dogs, are a category of dog breeds developed to assist hunters to find and retrieve game, usually birds"


Gun Dogs - German Shorthaired Pointer

The Gundog is divided into three primary classes:

  • Retrievers
  • Flushing Spaniels
  • Pointing breeds

There are several types of gun-dogs, each type consisting of multiple breeds.

Although classified according to method of work,

Gun dogs often have skills which extend beyond the tasks outlined for their classification.

Depending upon how they are trained, they may also be useful in a variety of hunting situations.




The family of gun dogs includes:

Gun dogs explained. Bracco Italiano dog picture

B

Bracco Italiano
Braque du Bourbonnais
Brittany

C

Cesky Fousek
Corded Poodle

G

German Longhaired Pointer
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer

H

Hungarian Vizsla
Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla

Gun dogs explained. Golden retriever dog picture

I

Italian Spinone

K

Kooikerhondje
Korthals Griffon

L

Lagotto Romagnolo
Large Münsterländer

P

Pointer (also known as English Pointer)
Poodle, American Standard
Portuguese Pointer
Pudelpointer

Gun dogs explained. Labrador retriever dog picture

R

Retriever (Chesapeake Bay)
Retriever (Curly Coated)
Retriever (Flat Coated)
Retriever (Golden)
Retriever (Labrador)
Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling)

S

Setter (English)
Setter (Gordon)
Setter (Irish)
Setter (Irish Red and White)
Small Munsterlander
Spaniel (American Cocker)
Spaniel (American Water)
Spaniel (Boykin)
Spaniel (Cavalier King Charles) Spaniel (Clumber)
Spaniel (English Cocker)
Spaniel (English Springer)
Spaniel (Field)
Spaniel (Irish Water)
Gun dogs explained. Bracco Italiano dog breed picture
Spaniel (Sussex)
Spaniel (Welsh Springer)
Spanish Water Dog
Spinone Italiano
Standard Poodle

W

Weimaraner
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon









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