Labrador Retriever: Popular gun dog, energetic and loyal. Cold-resistant, skilled swimmer. Excellent companion and family dog with friendly nature.
Golden Retrievers: Gun dogs, excellent for hunting. Enthusiastic, loyal, trainable. Great family companions, especially with children. Need lots of activity for mental and physical exercise.
Beagle: Scent hound, excellent for hunting small game. Great companions, good with kids. Loving and eager to please.
American Foxhound: Determined scent hound, excels in the chase. Originally used for fox and deer hunting.
English Springer Spaniel: Excellent bird dog, skilled at flushing and chasing pheasants. Retriever abilities comparable to Labs and Goldens. Well-suited for smaller spaces. Great family companion.
Pointer: Bird dog with high prey drive, determined spirit. Pursues quail and pheasants vigorously. Heat-tolerant for hunting in warmer climates. Loyal and loving companion.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever: Determined and athletic gun dog. Intelligent and devoted. Suited to cold water with oily coat. Fiercely loyal to family, wary of strangers.
Bluetick Coonhound: Versatile scent hound, pursues various creatures. High energy with excellent nose. Vocal tendencies. Best for active households, not suited for apartments.
English Setter: Versatile gun dog, skilled in pointing, running, and hunting. Excellent at bird hunting and retrieving. Split into conformation and field categories.
Irish Setter: Gun dog with beautiful red coat and agile grace. Divided into show and field dogs. Rugged and determined in bird pursuit. Friendly, affectionate, and gentle companions. Requires ample exercise.