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The Sporting Group. History. Descendants of dogs bred to work WITH human hunters. Specific breeds were designed to do specific tasks Locate Flush Retrieve Called SPORTING, not KILLING

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The sporting group

The Sporting Group


History

History

  • Descendants of dogs bred to work WITH human hunters.

  • Specific breeds were designed to do specific tasks

    • Locate

    • Flush

    • Retrieve

  • Called SPORTING, not KILLING

    • Wolf killing instincts bred out gradually over time to condition the breeds to stop just short of the kill.


The locaters

The Locaters

  • Pointers and Setters

    • Locate the game and indicate to the hunter where it may be found.

    • Can become bored very easily if not given a job.

    • May become “obsessed” with objects in yard

      • Work WITH this breed, not against it!


The flushers

The “Flushers”

  • The Spaniels (Cocker, Brittany, Irish Water, Clumber, Springers, etc…)

    • Designed to find the game and flush it out of hiding so hunter can kill it.


The retrievers

The Retrievers

  • The Retrievers 

    • Golden, Labrador, Chessie, Nova Scotia, Flat Coated, Curly Coated, etc…

    • Designed to play the ultimate game of fetch!


Sporting special requests

Sporting Special Requests

  • Sporting dogs are usually high energy breeds.

    • If not used as hunting companion, needs LOTS of exercise

  • Sporting dogs are very focused

    • These breeds generally need a job to do to keep them occupied

    • Can become destructive or OCD if allowed to get bored

  • Sporting dogs are very intelligent

    • Are very quick learners but can be stubborn.

    • Base training techniques on what your dog responds to best


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Sedge color


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Brown color


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Video of mix breed dog with Cerebellar Abiotrophy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNo_a8GAwr0&feature=related


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PRA


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Brown Roan Spinone Italiano


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REFERENCES:

www.petplace.com

www.wikipedia.com

www.merckvetmanual.com

Be the Pack Leader, Cesar Millan with Melissa Jo Peltier, 2007


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