Sporting dogs such as retrievers, spaniels, pointers, and setters often live an active lifestyle, frequently in a rural environment where their natural instincts to flush, point, and retrieve game are on high alert. Sporting Breeds include:
- Labrador, flat-coated, Chesapeake Bay, curly-coated, golden, flat-coated, and Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers
- Brittany, English, field, Clumber, American, Sussex, and Welsh springer spaniels
- Irish, English, and Gordon setters
- Pointer, German shorthaired, and German wirehaired pointers
- Portuguese water dog
Note: Any mixed breed dog with sporting dog genes will often have similar instincts.
Whether your sporting dog lives on a ranch or in a high rise, here's a list of 50 fun names inspired by the natural world these dogs love. We've divided them into two categories, water and field, depending on your breed's background.
25 Names for Water Dogs