What is a sporting breed?
Meet the breeds...
Naturally active and alert, Sporting dogs make likable, well-rounded companions.
Members of the AKC Sporting Group
include pointers, retrievers, setters, and spaniels. Remarkable for their instincts in water and woods, many of these breeds actively continue to participate in hunting and other field activities. Potential owners of Sporting dogs need to realize that most require regular, invigorating exercise.