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The Skills And Aptitudes Of Hunting Dog Breeds

October 29, 2011

Dogs that are used for hunting are called hunting dogs. Hunting dogs can be categorized into several types, however a few dog breeds are much more versatile.

Short and long haired Pointers

Pointers are very athletic types of dogs. They are the forward scouts in hunting game. They are great at finding game and silently alerting the hunter. Pointers emanate an aura of power from their muscular physique.

Pointers have been selectively bred for a long time and are now excellent at picking up scents. Pointers communicate with hunters using a pointing position, from which they get their name.

Pointers can also work in water but are much better on land, and are no match for, say, a Golden Retriever. Pointers are great hunting dogs due to their wide skill array.

Despite their prowess in hunting they are still very good family dogs. Pointers are very loyal and bond deeply with their families. They are friendly towards other pets or dogs. Adaptation is a main quality in Pointers and you can see how they can co-exist with many different types of dogs, pets and children.

Retriever dog breeds

The Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, especially in sports. Retrievers are highly intelligent, obedient animals that, as sporting dog breeds, have a natural talent towards excellency. The Retriever has an unmatched love of water which makes him an ideal dog for waterfowl hunters.

Retrievers are known as the best duck hunting dogs, and it’s because of some interesting characteristics. Their soft mouth gives them the ability to retrieve game without hurting it, even from water.

They furs and physical build makes them sturdy and resilient in many environments. They have seemingly limitless energy that enables them to work both on land and in the water. They have webbed feet and a special coat that repels water so they are excellent swimmers.

They are easy to train due to their high intelligence and problem solving attitude. Apart from their hunting skills they are also very affectionate and bond well in families.

All in all hunting dogs have a weird reputation. They are loving, caring types of dogs and the fact that they are used in hunting shows their team-work skills and their adaptation to different environments and situations. Hunting dogs are great types of dogs.


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