Despite their dense, water-repellent coats, sporting dogs are a naturally active and agile breed. Hunters of the dog world, these dogs make likable, charming companions. They have remarkable instincts in water and woods and actively participate in sporting activities, especially hunting. Additionally, they enjoy long walks and playing fetch. However, they require regular invigorating exercise to keep them active and sporty. Sporting dogs are highly trainable and friendly, as they have been bred to work closely with humans. Spaniels, Pointers, Retriever, and Setters are categorized as the most popular sporting dog breeds. As soon as you bring them home, it is time to start with serious training.