ONTARIO SPORTING DOG ASSOCIATION
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Sporting dogs are the breeds synonymous with the age old, outdoor activity of hunting. Dating back to prehistoric time man has used dogs to pursue and assist in the harvest of wild game animals.
HUNTING WITH DOGS
Some reasons for the use of sporting dogs are:
to ensure a more successful hunt
to aid in the search and recovery of wounded game
to allow a hunter to more easily identify the species and sex of the game
and companionship afield.
The American Kennel Club, lists 24 breeds of Sporting Dogs, and lists 22 breeds as Hounds.
The Canadian Kennel Club, lists 29 Sporting Dog breeds, 30 Hound breeds, and 26 breeds in the Terrier group.
The United Kennel Club, lists 291 breeds and recognizes 223 breeds as Hunting or Sporting dogs in Canada and North America.