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Hunting Dogs

November 7th, 2018

Dogs are great companions for all occasions. It doesn’t matter if you just want a partner if you want protection, need a puppy that guides you on the street or even if you want help in your hunt.

In this blog, we neither intend to discuss the controversy about the hunting itself nor express our personal opinion on this topic. The fact is that our furry friends have been helping us for a long time in this task that was initially used to eat and that nowadays still exists in some places as a sport.
Some hunting admirers take their furry friends with them – Hounds, Terriers, Dachshunds and Retrievers and have lots of fun. For sure, when choosing a hunting dog, you have to take into consideration the strengths of each breed. Here we bring some examples, according to some specialized websites.
For hunting ducks, a Labrador Retriever is the best option. They are intelligent, perfectly suited for swimming and cold-water retrieving, being for sure the best all-around waterfowl dog you can find. They can hunt all day and play with the kids when back home.
Bassets and Beagles are two of the best noses in the canine world. This ability combined with speed and agility make Beagles the top choice for hunting rabbits. Their small size and friendly behavior contribute to their popularity among families that often choose this breed as a pet. You just have to keep an eye on your furniture!

Pointers have a high prey drive – their thin coat allows them to stay cool in the heat and their endurance ensures good company for any hunt. They’re well suited for quail hunting.

American Foxhounds were the dog of choice for George Washington – who is often credited as the father of this breed. They are very energetic, running rounds that love chasing, being the best breed for running deer drives.
Even if you are not interested in hunting, some of these breeds will bring lots of funny moments. Try walking with a Dachshund through the garden full of lizards and frogs… Certainly, you will have fun watching your friend sniffing every corner and ready to jump!