The Best Hunting Dogs
Dogs make excellent hunting partners. They have been hunting with humans since ancient times. Since then, all different kinds of canines have been bred to hunt. They sniff out their prey and then track it down with the best of the best! The hunting dogs mentioned here consistently stand out from the pack.
The Labrador Retriever is a well-rounded hunting companion. They have moisture-repellent coats and weblike feet and are best known as water dogs. Their weblike feet propel them through water to fetch prey. They are highly intelligent, have a good temperament, are easy to train, and are willing to please. Labs make good trackers and pointers. Labs are consistently ranked as one of the most popular breeds in the United States.
German Shorthaired Pointer:
German Shorthaired Pointers are versatile, highly intelligent, obedient, and easy to train. They work well on land and in water and are best known as bird dogs. They are skilled trackers of raccoons, opossum, and deer. They are athletic and are considered to have the best scenting ability of all the bird dogs.
English Setters are beautiful dogs, but don’t let that fool you, they can hunt with the best of them. They were originally trained in the United Kingdom as elite bird dogs. The best qualities of spaniels and pointers are combined in an English Setter. They are easily trainable, have lots of energy, highly intelligent, excellent sense of smell, enthusiastic, and they don’t tire easily. They track down their prey silently with their excellent sense of smell and then crouch and wait for the hunter to approach instead of flushing the birds out of hiding.
Coonhounds most likely originated from breeding Bloodhounds and Foxhounds together. These two dogs are excellent trackers, which resulted in combining a keen sense smell with increased speed and stamina. They can tolerate many weather conditions due to their dense coat. They adapt easily to the heat as well as to the cold. They are very loyal, courageous, have a keen sense of smell, very fast, and don’t tire easily. Coonhounds rely on scent rather than sight to locate their prey.
The Brittany is a medium sized dog with long legs. They are very smart, good natured, easy to train, curious, and have lots of stamina. They have been used for both pointing and retrieving quail, woodcock, pheasant and grouse. They adapt to conditions on different terrains, including woods, plains and hills.
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