A dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns(noun)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "sporting dog" in a sentence
"A comparison of the Madrid portrait with the so-called Giorgio Cornaro of Castle Howard ” a famous portrait by Titian of a gentleman holding a hawk, and having a sporting dog as his companion, which was seen at the recent Venetian exhibition of the New Gallery ” results in something like certainty that in both is the same personage portrayed."