Monday, November 2, 2009

Choosing a Good Hunting Dog

The dogs are bred for hunting humans for centuries. Whether hunting for food or sport, various breeds of dogs are used to help flush the hunted animals in the open to retrieve the slaughtered animals (especially ducks, pheasants and other birds), and l 'smell and track animals for the hunter. It is with these potential duties in mind that a hunting dog should be chosen.

When you choose a dog for hunting, you may want your needs and base the choice of what you want the dog to do, how easily it can be trained judge, or may be "frightened" by the report of a gun is fired, and how good is his nose.

Hunting Breeds

There are several breeds of dogs natural ability to assist in various aspects of hunting. Hounds, for example, are excellent trackers, especially bloodhounds. They have a very keen sense of smell, even for a dog, and have no problem following several scents at once. Retrievers are very interested in good pick. And to make excellent hunting dogs.

Hunting breeds are divided into four general groups. These are the general hunting dogs, hunting dogs, retrievers, dogs and birds. Some specific breeds of dogs in May correspond to more than one category.


Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers are experts at finding prey and retrieve cases. They are especially useful on duck hunts because their oily coats help them move effortlessly through the water to find and recover the case of waterfowl.

Pointers and Setters

These dogs are useful in hunting because they let the hunter know when prey is nearby. They are generally used in bird hunts and are trained to freeze and point their body towards the hunted birds (pointers) or old low to the ground when they spot a bird (setters). Spaniels also good pointers.

Hounds and Trackers

Dogs with blood and other dogs with the heightened sense of smell are used to track all animals. Whether you use traditional British fox hunt or their usefulness in tracking deer, bears, games and other hunters for the United States, they should target their exceptionally good.


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