Flynn waiting to go in the show ring.

The United Kennel Club or UKC was founded in 1898. UKC is an international registry that recognizes more than 300 breeds.


UKC Gun Dog Group are dogs primarily used for hunting. Some of the breeds were used long before the advent of hunting with firearms. Today’s Gun dogs are primarily used to hunt birds as flushing dogs, pointers, setters and retrievers either on land in the water or both. Many of the original retrieving breeds had a shaggy sometimes curly coat which helped to keep the dog warm and repel water. The intelligent standard poodle has a strong swimming ability and is used as a retriever.  Poodles may also instinctively point.

Standard Poodles are split into two classes within the UKC Gun Dog Group, the Multi-colored standard poodles and the Standard Poodle (solid colors). Multi-colored standard poodles include partis, abstracts, brindles, phantoms and any poodle other than a solid colored dog.

Toy and miniature poodles are shown in the companion group.

This is a list of breeds in the UKC Gun Dog Group.
American Water Spaniel
Boykin Spaniel
Bracco Italiano
Braque D’Auvergne
Braque de Bourbonnais
Braque de l’Ariege
Braque Francais, de Grande Taille
Braque Francais, de Petite Taille
Braque Saint Germain
Cesky Fousek
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Clumber Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel
Curly-Coated Retriever
Deutscher Wachtelhund (German Spaniel)
Drentse Patrijshond
English Cocker Spaniel
English Pointer
English Setter
English Springer Spaniel
Epagneul Bleu de Picardie
Epagneul Breton
Epagneul de Pont-Audemer
Epagneul Francais (French Spaniel)
Epagneul Picard
Field Spaniel
Flat Coated Retriever
Fresian Water Dog
German Long Haired Pointer
German Rough Haired Pointer
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer
Golden Retriever
Gordon Setter
Hungarian Wire-Haired Vizsla
Irish Red and White Setter
Irish Setter
Irish Water Spaniel
Labrador Retriever
Lagotto Romagnolo
Large Munsterlander
Multi-Colored Standard Poodle
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Old Danish Pointing Dog
Perdiguero de Burgos
Portuguese Pointer
Portuguese Water Dog
Slovakian Wire-Haired Pointing Dog
Small Munsterlander
Spinone Italiano
Standard Poodle
Sussex Spaniel
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Information provided by the United Kennel Club

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