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maddog 05-04-2007 03:56 PM

What breed of dog is best?
 
What breed of dog is best for what kind of game?

tomdashle 05-04-2007 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by maddog (Post 793)
What breed of dog is best for what kind of game?

I don't know if there is a correct answer for this question. Any of the working class breed of dog will do just fine if properly trained. Golden and Lab Retrievers are by nature a good breed for hunting.

I've gone hunting with folks that have anything from an American Pit Bull Terrior to Mountain Dog breeds. They all did just fine. :)

UnBound 05-10-2007 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by tomdashle (Post 805)
I don't know if there is a correct answer for this question. Any of the working class breed of dog will do just fine if properly trained. Golden and Lab Retrievers are by nature a good breed for hunting.

I've gone hunting with folks that have anything from an American Pit Bull Terrior to Mountain Dog breeds. They all did just fine. :)

Labs, Golden, Chesapekes are great water dogs. My lab was a pretty good retriever, never really worked too much with her so she wasn't excellent or anything, but she got the ducks out of the water just fine.

I use a brittany for retrieving dove in the Texas brush. I LOVE my brittany!

I've walked behind some fine pointers hunting pheasant and quail, but never owned one.

Brent L 05-28-2007 03:17 PM

This has to be the broadest question ever asked on a forum board, that I have ever seen!:p :p

Buy a book on the subject and don't wase our time with such a silly question!:p

longshot 10-22-2007 03:14 AM

I don't think there is a correct answer to that queston. For me, I like labs. Other people like pointers, the list goes on. For you, figure out what fits best into your social life as well as your hunting methods.

cpttango30 10-22-2007 05:26 AM

I had a German Short Hair Pointer Great dog but would never let us shoot squirrels she was too fast to get to them. Had a Springer that was just awsome. I even had a Cocker that was the best untrained hunting dog ever. She would tag along on my dove hunting trips and bring every bird shot back to me. Never trained her one bit.

It really depends on what your hunting on what kind of dog you are going to use or need.

Labs and chesapeak are water dogs. where a Pointer or German short hair are more for upland birds.

Then if you are going after coons and such a hound
Blue tick
coon hound
ect...

If you are running bear then get a big tough dog.

Lions were hunted in South Africa with Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

I am sure you can use a lab to hunt just about anything but they are going to be better where there is water involved.

rickrem700 10-23-2007 09:08 AM

best breed hunter
 
I like the cur breed will hunt anything from small game to Bears, they are all heart, and when they are not hunting they are an excellent working dog for around the house, If you take good care of your dog the way it should be taken care of you will see they are as expensive as kids are, minus the college. So you might as well have something that you know is going to take care of momma and the kids while you are gone, and this is the answer!!!

Fastrob 11-19-2007 03:54 AM

Best Dog
 
The dog that trained me to hunt birds was a Springer Spaniel, my favorite dog.
Labs have taken up more of my time, I guess they should be considered.
Some say a Chesapeake Bay Retriever is one you have once and never again or you never have another.
German Shorthair, English Spaniel, Clummer Spaniel, Cockers are coming back I hear.
Kind of like women I guess, there is one for just about everyone if you look hard enough.

R

little pete 02-27-2008 08:57 PM

I'm with you Rickrem, a cur by any other name is a good dog. I have a big old black and tan Catahoula who even hunts when we are driving out to the highway. I hit a nice buck a few years ago but he was going to move off into the bush, so I let Pete out and he had it by the throat in a flash. Down went the deer and when he quit moving I whistled pete and back he came right now. He has retrieved ducks and grouse but a squirrel gets two chomps and spit out. I popped a moose one time and went in after him but Pete wouldn't stay with me, so I went over to where Pete had gone and there was Pete and the dead moose. He just looked at me and shrugged as only a great dog does when he knows your wrong. He is eight now and I have been trying to breed him to a female Cat dog but so far nada. I'll sure miss him when he goes and really be upset if he doesn't reproduce for me.

little pete

Duck 02-29-2008 03:39 AM

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