1. Labrador Retriever
The most popular dog in the United States, the Lab is, as his name suggests, a retriever. Labs were brought to England in the 19th century and refined into a sporting dog for waterfowl and upland game. These dogs became popular with sport hunters, and were recognized in Britain in 1903. After World War II, the Labrador Retriever also became a popular hunting breed in the U.S. Now, these friendly, active, and outgoing hunting dogs are also known as excellent family companions, as well as search and rescue, police, and service dogs.
2. German Shorthaired Pointer
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a versatile hunter and all-purpose gun dog. The breed was developed in the late 1800s to be suited for multiple tasks like pointing, retrieving, trailing game, and hunting small and large game. As a result, the German Shorthaired Pointer can perform almost any type of activity and is a very skilled hunter. GSPs are also known as being friendly, smart, and willing to please. These dogs are great companions, but need exercise to satisfy their high activity level and sporting dog roots.
The Vizsla, also known as the Hungarian Pointer, is a sporting breed developed in medieval Hungary as a hawking dog. Later, he was used as a gundog, due to his excellent pointing and retrieving abilities. When the Vizsla was brought to the United States, his hunting skills were quickly recognized, and he was used for hunting upland game, rabbits, and waterfowl. The Vizsla is an extremely driven and active dog. He is easily trainable and is known for being gentle, affectionate, and enthusiastic.