Hunting Dogs

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

With its thick wavy coat and retrieving skills, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is made for the water. Even in the icy waters of the Chesapeake Bay, this is a dog that loves swimming and will tenaciously stick to a task until he gets the job done. Off the water, your Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy is an excellent family pet. He's affectionate, loyal and, with plenty of exercise, relaxed around the house. He can also be more independent than some hunting dogs and tends to be protective of his family. With early socialization and plenty of outdoor activities, you'll have an athletic, smart companion.



German Shorthaired Pointer

A star among hunting dogs, the German Shorthaired Pointer excels at all kinds of hunting, on land and water. Extremely smart and willing to work, the breed is full of enthusiasm and boundless energy packed into an elegant, agile body. Your German Shorthaired Pointer puppy is easily trainable and forms strong loving bonds to his people, especially kids. He's always up for physical exercise, whether running, dog sports, swimming or any vigorous outdoor activity. He's happiest with lots of play time and loving attention from you. 



Labrador Retriever

The gentle, intelligent and family-friendly Labrador Retriever from Canada continues to be the most popular breed in the United States, according to AKC registration statistics. This versatile hunting breed comes in three colors - yellow, black and chocolate - and because of their desire to please their master they excel as guide dogs for the blind, as part of search-and-rescue teams or in narcotics detection with law enforcement.

bluetick coonhound

Bluetick Coonhound

Bluetick Coonhounds are speedy and compact nocturnal hunters named for the mottled (or “ticked”) black-and-blue pattern of the glossy coat. A small female might stand 21 inches at the shoulder and weigh 45 pounds; a large male can top out at 27 inches and 80 pounds. Blueticks are well-muscled but sleek and racy, never chunky or clumsy. The baying, bawling, and chopping bark of Bluetick Coonhounds in hot pursuit might sound cacophonous to some, but to coon hunters it’s the music of the night.

Brittany Spaniel

Brittany Spaniel

​Brittanys are unique sporting dogs: Smaller than setters but leggier than spaniels, they stand about 20 inches at the shoulder. Known for their beautiful, boldly patterned coat, Brittanys come in combinations of white and vivid orange and liver (reddish-brown). They’re rugged and strong—the word “muscular” occurs more than once in the breed standard—but smooth, clean, and quick afoot. The face has the “softness” prized by bird-dog lovers; high-set ears convey the breed’s essential eagerness.




For more information on different Sporting and Hunting breeds, visit the AKC website.