Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and Chesapeake Bay retrievers are often considered the best dogs for waterfowl hunting. Other lesser known retriever and spaniel breeds that were bred to work in water are also ideal choices.
Labrador retrievers are the most popular of all waterfowl hunting dogs not only due to their outstanding bird retrieving ability but also because they are great family dogs. These dogs arer devoted and loyal to their human families, and they are great with children. Like the Labrador, the English Springier Spaniel also makes a great choice for waterfowl hunting and is a great family companion.