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Archive for April 19th, 2011

The Sporting Dog

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
posted by Jim Murphy

weimeraraerSome of America’s favorite dogs are sporting animals. This group generally includes retrievers, pointers, setters and spaniels. All are bred for their intelligence, strength and hunting skills but the two most beloved family dogs in the world are Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers. Sporting dogs need plenty of exercise. If you own one, you know how much he enjoys chasing after his dog toys. Some, like the Chesapeake Bay Retriever are powerful swimmers. Breeds range in size from the small Cocker Spaniel to the medium sized Irish Setter, on  up to the large Weimaraner.  All of these dogs were bred over time to help hunters find, hunt and retrieve game. It’s clear that you don’t need to be a sporting type to enjoy the great hunting dogs.