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Gun dog

Gundogs, also called bird dogs, are a category of dog breeds developed to assist hunters to find and retrieve game, usually birds.

Gundogs are divided into three primary classes: Retrievers, flushing spaniels, and pointing breeds.

When a bird is shot, the dog should mark where it fell and wait until given the command to retrieve.

Once so commanded, the dog will race to the point of fall, pick up the bird, and return it to the handler.

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