sporting dog


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Related to sporting dog: gun dog
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Noun1.sporting dog - a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with gunssporting dog - a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
hunting dog - a dog used in hunting game
bird dog - a gun dog trained to locate or retrieve birds
water dog - a dog accustomed to water and usually trained to retrieve waterfowl
retriever - a dog with heavy water-resistant coat that can be trained to retrieve game
Spanish pointer, pointer - a strong slender smooth-haired dog of Spanish origin having a white coat with brown or black patches; scents out and points to game
setter - a long-haired dog formerly trained to crouch on finding game but now to point
spaniel - any of several breeds of small to medium-sized gun dogs with a long silky coat and long frilled ears
wire-haired pointing griffon, griffon - breed of medium-sized long-headed dogs with downy undercoat and harsh wiry outer coat; originated in Holland but largely developed in France
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He could not be better likened than to an admirable sporting dog on the scent of some unusual game.
I did not stop to consider the subtleties of the system by which the real hunter lagged behind while his subordinate pointed the quarry like a sporting dog.
My sporting dogs consist of two pointers, two harriers and two setters.
BW: Even though Garmin is now making some of the more advanced training collars available today, that's not how Garmin got involved in the sporting dog industry, is it?
To keep your sporting dog sharp and healthy, consider Kinetic.
And when she began sponsoring top agility competitor Stuart Harmes, Llanarmon-yn-Ial, her dog food found a ready market in the sporting dog sector too.
com “The World Wide Sporting Dog Superstore” has introduced a new state of the art web site that caters to the needs of the Sporting Dog Enthusiast as well as the Waterfowl Sportsman.
The North Carolina Sporting Dog Association calls the bill a legislative attack on hunting with dogs.
Whether it's a pointer locked up on a covey of quail or a birdy lab excitedly searching the cattails for a downed green head, hunting with a well-trained sporting dog is one of the finest experiences I know.
Sportsmen's Alliance sent out a blast e-mail on Tuesday, urging sporting dog owners to call their representatives and ask them to oppose the bill.