MEET YOUR DOG – GUN DOG: “Outdoor Adventurer”

(Adapted From Kim Brophey’s Groundbreaking Book, “Meet Your Dog”)

American Cocker Spaniel, American Water Spaniel, Barbet, Boykin Spaniel, Brittany, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Clumber Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, English Pointer, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel, Field Spaniel, Flat Coated Retriever, German Shorthair Pointer, Golden Retriever, Gordon Setter, Irish Red And White Setter, Irish Setter, Irish Water Spaniel, Labrador Retriever, Lagotto Romagnolo, Munsterlander, Portuguese Water Dog, Spinone Italiano, Standard Poodle, Sussex Spaniel, Vizsla, Weimaraner, Welsh Springer Spaniel, and more … including mixes of any of these breeds.

Gun Dogs are Gun dogs, or bird dogs, are types of hunting dogs developed to assist hunters in finding and retrieving game.  

You Will Fall In Love With A Gun Dog Because He/she Is:

Enthusiastic – He/she is generally eager and willing to get on board whatever the day brings.

Cooperative – He/she is a team player at heart, he/she was made to be an attentive partner in life.

Outgoing – He/she has an extroverted spirit both with people and other animals.

You Might Find A Gun Dog Hard To Live With Because He/She:

Active – While his/her ambition for athleticism is admirable, his/her physical needs can be a little intense at the end of a long day.

Immature – The very same silly puppy nature that makes his/her so playful can manifest in annoying traits such as a short attention span, neediness, impulsivity, foolishness, or insecurity.

Doting – Though many of us adore the endless affection of our dogs, you may find him/her a little heavy on the PDA if you really value your personal space.

You Might Find Yourself Seeking Professional Help For:

  • Distractibility and Impulsivity
  • Overwhelming greeting behavior with people, such as jumping and licking.
  • Hyperactivity or restlessness.
  • Sensitivity to loud noises and storms.
  • Problematic oral fixations, including incessant ball-pushing for yet another round of fetch, sock hunting and consumption, and self-injurious licking granulomas.
  • “I’ll never grow up” Peter Pan complex.