gun dog

Definitions of gun dog
  1. noun
    a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
    synonyms: sporting dog
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    bird dog
    a gun dog trained to locate or retrieve birds
    water dog
    a dog accustomed to water and usually trained to retrieve waterfowl
    retriever
    a dog with heavy water-resistant coat that can be trained to retrieve game
    Spanish pointer, pointer
    a strong slender smooth-haired dog of Spanish origin having a white coat with brown or black patches; scents out and points to game
    setter
    a long-haired dog formerly trained to crouch on finding game but now to point
    spaniel
    any of several breeds of small to medium-sized gun dogs with a long silky coat and long frilled ears
    griffon, wire-haired pointing griffon
    breed of medium-sized long-headed dogs with downy undercoat and harsh wiry outer coat; originated in Holland but largely developed in France
    flat-coated retriever
    an English breed having a shiny black or liver-colored coat; retrieves game from land or water
    curly-coated retriever
    an English breed having a tightly curled black or liver-colored coat; retrieves game from land or water
    golden retriever
    an English breed having a long silky golden coat
    Labrador retriever
    breed originally from Labrador having a short black or golden-brown coat
    Chesapeake Bay retriever
    American breed having a short thick oily coat ranging from brown to light tan
    German short-haired pointer
    liver or liver-and-white hunting dog developed in Germany; 3/4 pointer and 1/4 bloodhound
    Hungarian pointer, vizsla
    Hungarian hunting dog resembling the Weimaraner but having a rich deep red coat
    English setter
    an English breed having a plumed tail and a soft silky coat that is chiefly white
    Irish setter, red setter
    an Irish breed with a chestnut-brown or mahogany-red coat
    Gordon setter
    a Scottish breed with a black-and-tan coat
    Brittany spaniel
    tall active short-tailed French breed of bird dog having a usually smooth orange- or liver-and-white coat
    clumber, clumber spaniel
    a thickset spaniel with longish silky hair
    field spaniel
    large usually black hunting and retrieving spaniel with a dense flat or slightly wavy coat; cross between cocker and Sussex spaniel
    springer, springer spaniel
    a large spaniel with wavy silky coat usually black or liver and white
    English cocker spaniel, cocker, cocker spaniel
    a small breed with wavy silky hair; originally developed in England
    Sussex spaniel
    an English breed with short legs and a golden liver-colored coat
    water spaniel
    any dog of two large curly-coated breeds used for hunting waterfowl
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    hunting dog
    a dog used in hunting game
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