13 Hunting Dog Breeds with Spots (with Pictures)

There are many different types of dogs that are spotted. After a lot of research, we have come with a list of some of these spotted dog breeds. This way it is easier for you to know some dog breeds that are spotted.

What hunting dog breeds have spots?

Here is a list of 13 hunting dog breeds that have spots.

  1. Beagle
  2. Bluetick Coonhound
  3. Bracco Italiano
  4. Braque Francais
  5. Brittany
  6. English Pointer
  7. English Setter
  8. German Shorthaired Pointer
  9. German Wirehaired Pointer
  10. Irish Red & White Setter
  11. Large Munsterlander
  12. Small Munsterlander
  13. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

We will tell you more about these dogs further down.

Why do dogs have spots?

Each of these dogs has a different type of body weight and build as well as the type of fur, but they are commonly seen with spots of some kind in their fur coloring. While these are a list of some of the hunting dog breeds that are known to have spots, they are not the only hunting dog breeds that might have spots, and there are many other types of dog breeds that are not hunting dogs that might have spots.


They are known to be friendly, curious, and merry. The male can be 13 to 15 inches in height and weighs 20 to 30 pounds. The female can be 13 inches and under in height and weighs under 20 pounds. They usually live 10 to 15 years. Their colors can be black and tan, black, red, and white, black, tan, and blue tick, black, tan, and white, blue, tan, and white, brown and white, brown, white, and tan, lemon and white, red and white, or tan and white. Their coat is close, hard, and medium length.

Bluetick Coonhound

They are known to be smart, devoted, and tenacious. The male can be 22 to 27 inches and height and 55 to 80 pounds in weight. The females can be 21 to 25 inches in height and 45 to 65 pounds in weight. They are known to live to 11 to 12 years. Their coat is known to be mottled, also known as ticked, black and blue with a glossy coat. Their fur is known to be coarse and lays close to their body, which makes it appear smooth and glossy. They are great scent hounds.

Bracco Italiano

They are known to be affectionate, intelligent, and enthusiastic. Once fully grown, they can be 21 to 27 inches in height and weighs from 55 to 90 pounds. Their coloring is usually either white with patches of varied sizes of orange and dark amber spots or white speckled with liver. Their coat is usually short, dense, and glossy with it being shorter and finer on the head, ears, front part of legs, and feet. They are a pointer and make great gun dogs.

Braque Francais

They are known to be obedient, sociable, and athletic. They can weigh from 37 to 55 pounds, and the male of this breed can be 19 to 23 inches in height while the female can be 19 to 22 inches in height. Their coat color can either be red of head and body or white with red spots. They make good gun dogs because they are pointers and retrievers.


Although they’re referred to as spaniels (they have now dropped the spaniel from the name), Brittany’s hunting style is closer to point not flush like others in the spaniel family.

They’re leggy dogs that have a notable amount of agility and strength while covering the hunting ground. American Brittany are about 17.5 to 20.5 inches in height. They weigh about 30 to 40 pounds. They have fine silky hair.

English Pointer

They are known to be loyal, hardworking, and even-tempered. The male can be 25 to 28 inches in height and weighs 55 to 75 pounds. The female can be 23 to 26 inches in height and weighs 45 to 65 pounds. They can live 12 to 17 years. Their colors can be liver and white, lemon and white, black and white, or orange and white. Their coat is short, dense, and smooth with a sheen. They are a pointing dog.

English Setter

One of the breeds that you will often see in oil paintings of old-time grouse hunters: this pointing breed is well known. There are branches of the English Setter line that fit different hunting styles, some breed for bigger, slower, closer working dogs; some breed for high octane, smaller rocket dogs that hunt huge prairie from horseback. Either way, you will get a stylish pointing dog that is known for being a loving companion. Setters come in 3 traditional coloring patterns, brown and white, black and white, and tri-color (brown, black and white).
Size: 24-27 inches and 35-70 lbs.

German Shorthaired Pointer

They are known to be very friendly, smart, and willing to please. When fully grown, the males are known to be 22 to 25 inches in height and weigh anywhere from 55 to 70 pounds. The females are known to be 21 to 23 inches in height and weight from 46 to 60 pounds.

They are known to live to the age of 10 to 12. Their fur is usually liver and white spotted in distinctive patterns, but the hair can be a little different for each area of the dog, such as short, thick, and tough hair, somewhat longer on the underside of the tail and back edges of the haunches, and softer, thinner, and shorter on ears and head.

They are very versatile when it comes to bird hunting. They are a pointer breed and have a keen nose for knight hunting. They are perfect for duck hunting because they will retrieve the duck on land or in water. With their webbed feet and sleek but sturdy build, they are great at swimming.

German Wirehaired Pointer

They are known to be affectionate, eager, and enthusiastic. Once fully grown, males can be 24 to 26 inches in height, and females are usually at least 22 inches in height. As for the weight, they can be 50 to 70 pounds. They usually live from the age of 14 to 16. Their fur is usually a very harsh wire coat that protects them from thorny underbrush and foul weather. They usually have a shaggy beard and shaggy eyebrows, which give them an intelligent and worldly expression. As for coloring, they are usually liver and white spotted or liver and white spotted with ticking and roaming. They are great retrievers, which makes them perfect gun hunting dogs.

Irish Red and White Setter

They are known to be courageous, spirited, and determined. The males can be 24.5 to 26 inches in height and weigh 42 to 60 pounds, but the female can be 22.5 to 24 inches in height and weighs 35 to 50 pounds. They can live up to 11 to 15 years. Their coloring is usually white with solid red patches, and there can be flecking around the face, feet, and up the foreleg to the elbow or flecking up the hind leg as far as the hock. The coat of this dog breed is long, silky, fine hair on the back of fore and hind legs and on the outer ear flap, a reasonable amount of hair on the flank extending onto the chest, throat, and tail, and the rest of the body has short, flat, and free from curl. They are pointers.

Large and Small Munsterlander

Munsterlanders are German breeds. There are actually two breeds here we are clumping into one heading. There is a breed called a Larger Musterlander and a breed called a Small Musterlander. Both are on the rare side but are great versatile/pointing breeds. They have long feathery tails like English setters, but don’t expect the same stylish points you would get from a setter, what you can expect is to have extra ability as a waterfowl and fur dog that would be difficult to find in a setter.

Large Musterlander – 23-25 inches, and 50-70 lbs.
Small Musterlander – 20-22 inches, and 35-55 lbs.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a Dutch breed that most of its development took place in France, and so sometimes mistaken as a French breed. They are a versatile/pointing breed known for working closer to the hunter. They make excellent waterfowl dogs. They are a low/no shed dog that is often described as having a goofy personality likely because of their often comical facial furnishings. They are about 22-44 inches in height and 35-70 lbs. They have coarse white guard hairs and a softer brown undercoat.

Scott Phelan

I came from a non-hunting family, in my teens I got interested in hunting and taught myself to hunt. I got my first hunting dog after college and became obsessed with all things hunting dog and hunting dog training. I have spent the last 10 years training and hunting with dogs. My dogs and I have hunted quail, chukar, huns, pheasants, grouse, woodcock, ducks, and geese all over the USA and Canada. Hunting dogs are my passion.

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