Gundog Group

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A show champion Pointer competing for Best Gundog in a conformation show

Gundog Group is the name of a breed Group of dogs, used by kennel clubs to classify a defined collection of hunting dog breeds. Different kennel clubs may not include the same breeds in their Gundog Group. Some major kennel clubs do not have a Gundog Group, placing gundog breeds into other groups.

The Gundog Group is used by The Kennel Club (UK),[1] the Australian National Kennel Council,[2] the New Zealand Kennel Club,[3] and the United Kennel Club (US).[4]

The international kennel club federation, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, lists most gundog breeds by their hunting style or function in Group 8 Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs.[5]

The Canadian Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club place gundog breeds in their Sporting Dogs Group.[6]

Gundogs[edit]

Gundogs are types of hunting dogs primarily used to hunt birds in a variety of settings. The name refers to breeds of Retrievers, Setters, Flushing dogs and Spaniels, Water dogs, and Pointing breeds.

Gundog Group breeds[edit]

Gundog Group breeds as defined by major kennel clubs
Dog breed The Kennel Club (UK)[7] Australian National Kennel Council[8] New Zealand Kennel Club[9] United Kennel Club[10]
American Cocker Spaniel Yes Yes Yes Yes
American Water Spaniel Yes Yes
Ariege Pointer Yes
Boykin Spaniel Yes
Barbet Yes
Blue Picardy Spaniel Yes
Bracco Italiano Yes Yes Yes Yes
Braque d'Auvergne Yes
Braque du Bourbonnais Yes
Braque Francais Yes
Braque Saint-Germain Yes
Brittany Yes Yes Yes Yes
Burgos Pointer Yes
Cesky Fousek Yes Yes
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Yes Yes Yes Yes
Clumber Spaniel Yes Yes Yes Yes
Curly Coated Retriever Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drentse Patrijshond Yes
English Cocker Spaniel Yes Yes Yes Yes
English Setter Yes Yes Yes Yes
English Springer Spaniel Yes Yes Yes Yes
Field Spaniel Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flat-Coated Retriever Yes Yes Yes Yes
French Spaniel Yes
German Longhaired Pointer Yes Yes
German Shorthaired Pointer Yes Yes Yes Yes
German Spaniel Yes
German Wirehaired Pointer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Golden Retriever Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gordon Setter Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hungarian Vizsla Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Yes Yes Yes Yes
Irish Red and White Setter Yes Yes Yes Yes
Irish Setter Yes Yes Yes Yes
Irish Water Spaniel YES Yes Yes Yes
Kooikerhondje Yes Yes
Labrador Retriever Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo Yes Yes Yes Yes
Large Münsterländer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever Yes Yes Yes Yes
Old Danish Pointer Yes
Picardy Spaniel Yes
Pointer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pont-Audemer Spaniel Yes
Portuguese Pointer Yes
Portuguese Water Dog Yes
Pudelpointer Yes
Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer Yes
Small Münsterländer Yes Yes
Spanish Water Dog Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spinone Italiano Yes Yes Yes Yes
Standard Poodle Yes
Stabyhoun Yes
Sussex Spaniel Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weimaraner Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weimeraner Long Hair Yes
Welsh Springer Spaniel Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wetterhoun Yes
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Yes Yes

Other organizations[edit]

The term "Gundog Group" is often informally used by minor kennel clubs, breed clubs, sporting clubs, and Internet-based dog businesses. Many new or rare breeds, not yet recognized by any major registry, could eventually be listed in the Gundog Group or the Sporting Group of a major kennel club, such as the Canadian Kennel Club or the American Kennel Club.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Kennel Club Gundog Group
  2. ^ ANKC breeds by group
  3. ^ New Zealand Kennel Club Groups
  4. ^ United Kennel Club (US) breed information
  5. ^ Fédération Cynologique Internationale breed nomenclature
  6. ^ Canadian Kennel Club Sporting Dogs Group
  7. ^ "Breeds in the Gundog Group". The Kennel Club. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Breeds - Group 3 (Gundogs)". Australian National Kennel Council. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Standards of the Breeds: Group 3 Gundogs" (PDF). New Zealand Kennel Club. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 26, 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Breed Information". United Kennel Club. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 

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