non-sporting dog

or non·sport·ing dog

[ non-spawr-ting, -spohr- ]
/ nɒnˈspɔr tɪŋ, -ˈspoʊr- /

noun

one of any of several breeds of variously sized dogs that may have been developed to hunt or work but now are usually bred for show or as a pet, including the Bichon Frise, bulldog, dalmatian, chow chow, keeshond, and poodle.

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Origin of non-sporting dog

First recorded in 1955–60
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