sporting dog


one of any of several breeds of usually large dogs especially suited by size and training for hunting by pointing, flushing, and retrieving game and including the pointers, setters, retrievers, and spaniels.

Nearby words

  1. sportfishing,
  2. sporting,
  3. sporting blood,
  4. sporting chance,
  5. sporting chance, a,
  6. sporting house,
  7. sporting lady,
  8. sportingly,
  9. sportive,
  10. sportively

Origin of sporting dog

First recorded in 1780–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019