Gun dog breeds (47) | MyDogBreeds

golden retriever dogs

Golden Retriever

The Golden retriever originated in 1800s at Scotland by a British aristocrat. The British lords in the Scotland were very much interested in hunting. ..

Gun dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
english springer spaniel dog

English Springer Spaniel

The English Springer Spaniel is one of many gun dog breeds that flush and retrieve. They descended from the Shropshire Spaniels and Norfolk Spaniels. ..

Gun dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
american cocker spaniel dog

American Cocker Spaniel

Descended from the English Cocker Spaniel when the latter were brought to the United States in the late 1800s. American hunters wanted a smaller dog f..

Gun dogMedium dogUnited States
german shorthaired pointer dog

German Shorthaired Pointer

Being a member of the Sporting Group, the German Shorthaired Pointer is a dog which was developed in the 19th century in Germany, and specifically for..

Gun dogLarge dogGermany
brittany dog

Brittany

One of the most intense bird dog breeds in existence is the Brittany, bred for hunt. The breed used to be called the Brittany Spaniel, but since the b..

Gun dogMedium dogFrance
irish setter dog

Irish Setter

The Irish Setter is a gun dog, originating in Ireland and recognized by his beautiful red or mahogany coat. Descending from the Setter group, the I..

Gun dogLarge dogIreland
english setter dog

English Setter

History The English Setter seems to have been a hunting dog in England as far back as the 15th century. These dogs were known to be ‘setter types’ ..

Gun dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
french brittany dog

French Brittany

Brittanys are the product of France, actually developed in the Brittany Province. They are gun dogs designed to hunt birds. Referred to more often tha..

Gun dogMedium dogFrance
bracco italiano dog

Bracco Italiano

The attractive and popular breed in Italy, the Bracco Italiano was used for tracking and retrieving, evolving in Piedmont and Lombardy. It is believed..

Gun dogLarge dogItaly
boykin spaniel dog

Boykin Spaniel

The Boykin Spaniel was originally bred by South Carolina hunters as the perfect dog for hunting wild bird during the early 1900s. Alexander White of S..

Gun dogMedium dogUnited States
pudelpointer dog

Pudelpointer

The Pudelpointer is cross between the Poodle and the English Pointer. The first Pudelpointer was bred in 1881 by Baron Von Zedlitz in Germany. The ..

Gun dogMedium dogGermany
american water spaniel dog

American Water Spaniel

The American Water Spaniel was developed in the United States. He is the state dog of Wisconsin and was developed there in the 19th century. The blood..

Gun dogMedium dogUnited States
picardy spaniel dog

Picardy Spaniel

The Picardy Spaniel hails from France and has always been used as a gundog, having been crossed with different British hunting dogs. While this dog..

Gun dogMedium dogFrance
portuguese pointer dog

Portuguese Pointer

The Portuguese Pointer comes from Portugal where the dog was developed as a gun dog. It is believed that the dog is descended from the Spanish Pointer..

Gun dogLarge dogPortugal
braque d auvergne dog

Braque d'Auvergne

Sometime over 5 centuries ago, in the Cantal Region of France, was born a hunting breed, that might be the real ancestor of today’s pointing hunter do..

Gun dogMedium dogFrance
perdiguero de burgos dog

Perdiguero de Burgos

The Iberian Peninsula is thought to be the place of origin for many of the pointing breeds of Europe, and the Perdiguero de Burgos hails from Spain. K..

Gun dogLarge dogSpain
barbet dog

Barbet

The Barbet is an ancient European waterdog, with the first references to it coming way back from 1387. This breed is thought to serve as a common ance..

Gun dogMedium dogFrance
irish red and white setter dog

Irish Red and White Setter

Classified as a gun dog in the UK for hunting game birds, and as a sporting dog in the USA, the Irish Red and White Setter was available with his red ..

Gun dogLarge dogIreland
ariege pointer dog

Ariege Pointer

The Ariege Pointer is a French hunting dog, coming from the Ariegeois region of France. Known as the Ariege Pointing Dog, French Pointer or Braque ..

Gun dogMedium dogFrance
pont audemer spaniel dog

Pont-Audemer Spaniel

The Pont-Audemer Spaniel hails from France. The dog, known also as Epagneul Pont-Audemer is a rare breed of gun dog, and dates back to the 19th centur..

Gun dogMedium dogFrance
russian spaniel dog

Russian Spaniel

The Russian Spaniel is a gun dog which has originated from the English Cocker Spaniel and the English Springer Spaniel. Today while he is a gun dog he..

Gun dogSmall dogRussia
irish water spaniel dog

Irish Water Spaniel

The Irish Water Spaniel is one of the larger spaniel types and also one of the oldest. He is sometimes referred to as the Southern Irish Water Span..

Gun dogMedium dogIreland
blue picardy spaniel dog

Blue Picardy Spaniel

The Blue Picardy Spaniel is a direct descendent of the French spaniel. It was in the 14th century that recorded descriptions of the French ‘setting do..

Gun dogMedium dogFrance
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Canadian Pointer

There are some dog breeds whose history and origins are dubious. The existence of the Canadian Pointer is also a matter of debate, and research reveal..

Gun dogMedium dogUnited States
pachon navarro dog

Pachon Navarro

Known also as the Navarra Pointer, this is a Spanish hunting dog native to Navarre, Spain and descended from the extinct Old Spanish Pointer. Major..

Gun dogLarge dogSpain
deutsch drahthaar dog

Deutsch Drahthaar

Hailing from Germany in the 20th century, the Deutsch Drahthaar, also known as the German wirehaired Pointer, has always been a hunting dog. He was de..

Gun dogMedium dogGermany
clumber spaniel dog

Clumber Spaniel

Ever since winning in Confirmation at Westminster Kennel Club’s annual show, the popularity of the Clumber Spaniel has increased markedly. The breed o..

Gun dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
grand gascon saintongeois dog

Grand Gascon Saintongeois

Known also as the Virelade, the Grand Gascon Saintongeois hails from the Saintongeois region of France, being a newish addition to the hunting dog bre..

Gun dogLarge dogFrance
slovakian rough haired pointer dog

Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer

The Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer is a gundog from Slovakia. The dog came about by crossing the Cesky Fousek, German Wirehaired Pointers and Weimaran..

Gun dogLarge dogSlovakia
slovensky hrubosrsty stavac dog

Slovensky Hrubosrsty Stavac

Breeding of the Slovak Hruborsty Stavac, fondly referred to as the SHS began around the 1940s. There were some dog lovers who were interested in cr..

Gun dogLarge dogSlovakia
smooth haired weimaraner dog

Smooth Haired Weimaraner

The Smooth Haired Weimaraner is a beautiful silvery-grey dog that was once bred for hunting way back in the 19th century. He has always been descri..

Gun dogLarge dogGermany
spanish pointer dog

Spanish Pointer

The Spanish Pointer is a large hunting breed. The dog hails from Spain and it is believed that the dog was used to develop other pointing breeds. I..

Gun dogLarge dogSpain
spinone italiano dog

Spinone Italiano

This Italian breed has an ancient blood line tracing all the back to 500 BC. Originally bred to hunt, he is today a friendly, alert and loyal companio..

Gun dogLarge dogItaly
stabyhoun dog

Stabyhoun

The Stabyhoun is a near extinct breed and one of the rarest ever. He was never recognized by the major kennel clubs but was entered into Foundation St..

Gun dogMedium dogDenmark
styrian coarse haired hound dog

Styrian Coarse Haired Hound

The Styrian Coarse Haired Hound is a German hound, a medium sized breed that was found to originate in Styria in Austria. It was bred to be a boar hun..

Gun dogMedium dogAustria
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Talbot

Known as the Talbot Hound, nobody really seems to have accurate records as to the origins of the Talbot dog breed but it seems to have originated in F..

Gun dogLarge dogFrance
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Vikhan Sheepdog

The Vikhan Dog is a rare breed that very little is known about. It is not sanctioned by any breed club or kennel club. The breed originally came from ..

Gun dogLarge dogPakistan
vizsla dog

Vizsla

The Hungarian Vizsla or Magyar Vizsla is a hunting dog developed in Hungry. It is the smallest of the pointer-retriever type breeds. They are loyal fa..

Gun dogMedium dogHungary
large munsterlander dog

Large Munsterlander

The Large Münsterländer hails from the Münster region in Germany. It was in 1919 that the first breed club was founded. The dog’s ancestors were di..

Gun dogMedium dogGermany
weimaraner dog

Weimaraner

The Weimaraner is a German breed also know as the Grey Ghost. He was bred to hunt by royalty in the early part of the 19th century. They went after la..

Gun dogLarge dogGermany
longhaired weimaraner dog

Longhaired Weimaraner

You may be used to the sleek, silver shorthaired Weimaraner, but did you know you get a beautiful long haired version too? Known also as the Long Coat..

Gun dogLarge dogGermany
braque francais gascogne type dog

Braque Francais (Gascogne Type)

The Braques Français – Gascogne – is a hunting dog from southern France’s Gascony region. Known also as the French Gascony Pointer, this dog has desce..

Gun dogLarge dogFrance
tyrolean hound dog

Tyrolean Hound

The Tyrolean Hound, also known as Tyroker Bracke or Tiroler Bracke originates from Tyrol, Austria. It seems the dog was developed in the late 1800s fo..

Gun dogMedium dogAustria
cockalier dog

Cockalier

Known also as the Cockalier Spaniel, the Cockalier is a sweet crossbreed – a mix between the Cocker Spaniel and the Cavalier King Charles spaniel. ..

Gun dogMedium dogUnited States
braque du bourbonnais dog

Braque du Bourbonnais

The Braque du Bourbonnais is an ancient breed, seen in the 15th century in France in the province of Bourbonnais. He became extremely popular with hun..

Gun dogMedium dogFrance
cesky fousek dog

Cesky Fousek

The Cesky Fousek is also known as the Bohemian Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon and he hails from the Czech Republic. The name ‘Fousek’ is referring to th..

Gun dogMedium dogCzech Republic
drentse patrijshond dog

Drentse Patrijshond

The Drentse Patrijshond came about in the 1930-1950s. The breed developed from pointing dogs which originated in Spain, arriving in the Netherlands in..

Gun dogMedium dogNetherlands

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