Kooikerhondjes as bird dogs? December 29, 2020gmwetzelCarebird dog, gun dog, hunting, spaniels Are Kooikers bird dogs? Or gun dogs? Or sporting dogs? What do these words mean in the context of a breed that is a spaniel but was not meant to work under a gun, and can Kooikers be redeployed to do more traditional bird dog work in the field?