This group is divided into 4 categories: 1. Retrievers, 2. Spaniels, 3. Hunt/Point/Retrive, 4. Pointers & Setters. Dogs that were originially trained to find live game and/or to retrieve game that had been shot and wounded.They make good companions and they make excellent family dogs.
These are used for hunting using their senses: Sight or Scent! The scent hounds includes the Bloodhound and the sight hounds includes breeds such as the Greyhound. these types require a significant amount of exercise. They can come across as aloof, though they make great companions.
These are usually herding Dogs.Usually, this type of Dog has a double coat to protect it from the weather especially those working in severe conditions. Dogs that have traditionally been used to herd reindeer are a part of this group.
These are Vermin hunters, both above and below ground. The word Terrier comes from the Latin word Tera, meaning Earth. They are known to huunt & pursue Foxes, Badgers, Rats and Otters. If you have seen a painting that depicts a hunting scene, chances that the dog in the painting is from this type.
The Toy breeds are small companion or lap dogs. Many of the Toy breeds were bred just for this capacity although others are here because of their size. They usually are attention seeking and have friendly personalities. Some are known to be finicky eaters.
This consists of miscellaneous breeds that are of the non-sporting varietysuch as the Poodle, the Dalmation & Akita. The name Utility, essentially means fitness for a purpose and this is a varied bunch. Some of these are the oldest known dog breeds in the world.