Gun dogs, also gundogs or bird dogs, are types of dogs developed to assist hunters in finding and retrieving game, usually birds.
Gun dogs are divided into three primary types: Retrievers, flushing dogs, and pointing breeds. Some kennel clubs define a Gundog Group for gundogs, while other kennel clubs include them in the Sporting Group. The three most popular types are: Spaniel, Golden Retriever and Labrador.
There are several types of gundogs, each type consisting of multiple breeds; see each type for a detailed description and a list of breeds:
|Flushing Spaniels||English Cocker Spaniel|
|Water dogs||Standard Poodle|