What are some good breeds of hunting dogs?

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  • Iris
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    It depends on what you want them for.

    Terriers hunt prey that are restricted to the ground, then kill them.

    Hounds chase prey and kill it. They bay loudly to indicate their location and sometimes are used in packs.

    Setters and pointers find prey and indicate its location.

    Retrievers and spaniels bring back fowl who have been shot.

  • 1 decade ago

    It depends on what you are hunting. Some dogs are better suited for upland game. Other breeds are better suited for waterfowl. I am personally fond of both Labs and Golden Retrievers having hunted behind both breeds.

  • 1 decade ago

    It depends on what you are hunting. If you are hunting ducks, labs are good dogs. If you are hunting coyotes, greyhounds are good dogs. If you are hunting coons, any of the various breeds of coon hounds are good. If you are hunting birds, I prefer German Shorthairs. They will go all day, and still have energy to keep on going.

  • 1 decade ago

    Surprised no one has said beagles yet. About the only thing I have not seen them used to hunt has been waterfowl. All around best hunting dog in the US.

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  • 1 decade ago

    it depends on what you are hunting for ! if you are hunting rabbit you would want a beagle dog, if you are hunting coon you would use a walker ,black & tan,bluetick,or redbone, hounds.there are many different type of hunting dogs.labs are retriving dogs they go and collect your game after you shoot it .spaniels &pointers are bird hunting dogs.search the web for more info on hunting dog types. and remember , take a kid hunting !!!

  • gone
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Springer and Brittney Spaniels, Chesapeake Bay retrievers, Blue tic hound dogs, American Fox Hounds.....All run different patterns, some have different styles, but all are excellent.

  • 1 decade ago

    The best type of hunting dogs are probably bloodhounds, or Fox terriers. That's all I can think of right now.

  • 1 decade ago

    dogs are breed for specialized species of game some like beagels or labs are are usefull for several difernt types of game gut the best way would be to detemine the prefered game species and buy a puppy to match that you can train

  • 1 decade ago

    English pointer, German short-hair, English setter are all good for upland game. Labs, springer spaniels, Brittanies are good waterfowl dogs. however any of these can be trained for both types of birds.

  • 1 decade ago

    depends what u hunt. the all around versital in and out of water treeing and baying dog would have to be a rocky mountain CUR.

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