Gundog Breeds & Breeders

Gundog Breeds and Breeders

Gundog Breeds

Gundogs (also called bird dogs) are a category of dog breed developed to assist hunters to find and retrieve game, usually birds.

Gundogs are divided into three primary classes: Retrievers, flushing spaniels, and pointing breeds.

There are several types of gundogs, each type consisting of multiple breeds. These are Pointers, Setters, Retrievers, Flushing Spaniels and Waterdogs. The list below contains a more detailed list of the breeds.


  • Bracco Italiano
  • Braque du Bourbonnais
  • Brittany
  • Cesky Fousek
  • Corded Poodle
  • German Longhaired Pointer
  • German Shorthaired Pointer
  • Hungarian Vizsla
  • Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla
  • Italian Spinone
  • Kooikerhondje
  • Korthals Griffon
  • Lagotto Romagnolo
  • Large Münsterländer
  • English Pointer
  • Portuguese Pointer
  • Pudelpointer
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • Curly Coated Retriever
  • Flat Coated Retriever
  • Golden Retriever
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever
  • English Setter
  • Gordon Setter
  • Irish Setter
  • Irish Red and White Setter
  • Small Münsterländer
  • American Cocker Spaniel
  • American Water Spaniel
  • Boykin Spaniel
  • Clumber Spaniel
  • English Cocker Spaniel
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • Field Spaniel
  • Irish Water Spaniel
  • Sussex Spaniel
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel
  • Spanish Water Dog
  • Spinone Italiano
  • Standard Poodle
  • Weimaraner
  • Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Gundog Breeders

When purchasing a gundog puppy, you should always do your homework. This is not something to be rushed.

Questions like parentage, the kennels history and whether the actual breed that you are choosing is the right choice for you and your family/lifestyle or not, are all issues you need to raise.

UFR do not 'recommend' any particular breeders or breed, and it is your responsibility to do your research...however we have a number of wonderful supporters who have helped spread the word about retrieving under the SSAA, and we'd love to give them something back.

Below is a list of breeders you can contact for Gundog breeds.