Definition of Sporting dog
1. Noun. A dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns.
Generic synonyms: Hunting Dog
Specialized synonyms: Bird Dog, Water Dog, Retriever, Pointer, Spanish Pointer, Setter, Spaniel, Griffon, Wire-haired Pointing Griffon
Lexicographical Neighbors of Sporting Dog
Literary usage of Sporting dog
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1885)
"... be very hard for even an expert to find the defects in a dog scoring as high as 97. mens, and by so doing improve the breeds. A Dim-sporting dog ..."
2. Sporting Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02751662] (1821)
"... yet been distinctly decided, that a person who kept a sporting dog, though he did not actually use it for that purpose, was exempt from the penalty. ..."
3. Fores's Sporting Notes & Sketches: A Quarterly Magazine Descriptive of (1901)
"... hardly considered as a sporting dog at all, and certainly seldom so used, in Germany he may be said to be only looked upon from that standpoint. ..."
4. The Sportsman and His Dog: Or, Hints on Sporting by Elzéar Blaze, Herbert Byng Hall (1850)
"The sporting dog judges his master as a soldier judges his general. ... The sporting dog loves the chase above all ; he loves it as much as the most ardent ..."
5. The Dogs of the British Islands: Being a Series of Articles on the Points of by John Henry Walsh (1882)
"Nevertheless, the poodle was originally, to all intents and purposes, and exclusively, a sporting dog, and to this day in the fenny districts of the ..."
6. Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes (1901)
"Though this class of sporting dog, has, to a great extent, fallen into disuse, there are others equally clever, useful, and intelligent, which have come to ..."