About Hunting Dogs

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Hunting is a sport that involves the use of firearms or other weapons such as archery equipment and other primitive equipment in the pursuit of wild animals or birds. It also can describe any activity that employs the use of these weapons for target shooting purposes, but is usually reserved for the pursuit and taking of wild game with weapons. Hunting is the primary means by which animal populations are kept within humane and manageable limits by the harvesting of a suitable percentage of the population to maintain a viable and healthy census of wildlife. Overpopulation results in disease, starvation, nuisance infiltration and unwanted human interaction. Hunting is an extremely important economical consideration as well as for game management purposes.

Hunting Dogs Articles

Posted In Breeders on Thursday, April 19th 2018
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Posted In Breeds - Hounds on Saturday, April 21st 2018
The first word that comes to mind when looking at this well-known dog is “athlete”.
Posted In Breeds - Hounds on Friday, April 20th 2018
This breed is not a common one in the US, but as its name would indicate, is a common dog of Finland and Sweden where it is used as a hunter throughout the fall and winter months.
Posted In Breeds - Hounds on Friday, April 20th 2018
If there is a dog that was made to hunt, the Black Mouth Cur is it.
Posted In Breeds - Hounds on Friday, April 20th 2018
This is not a common dog in the US but as its name indicates is a common dog of Greece that was bred to hunt hare.
Posted In Breeds - Hounds on Friday, April 20th 2018
It’s hard to imagine anyone who doesn’t instantly recognize the familiar shape and actions of the beagle.
Posted In Breeds - Hounds on Thursday, April 19th 2018
If there is an easy hound both for hunting and around the house, the Treeing Walker has got to be near the top of the list.
Posted In Breeds - Hounds on Thursday, April 19th 2018
One look in a Basset Hound’s eyes says it all. These dogs are the epitome of lovable with their brown sad eyes showing their sweet gentle ways.
Posted In Breeds - Hounds on Thursday, April 19th 2018
When does a hound not look like a hound? When it looks like a Karelian Bear Dog.
Posted In Breeds - Hounds on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
Anyone who hunts coons with any degree of seriousness will always have at least one Bluetick in the pack
Posted In Breeds - Hounds on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
One of the most loyal and intelligent members of the hound family is the friendly Black and Tan Coonhound.
Posted In Breeds - Hounds on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
The Redbone Coonhound is a beautiful, strong and robust dog with a clean well shaped head.
Posted In Breeds - Hounds on Sunday, April 15th 2018
These short haired hounds are found in many different color variations and are very pleasant sociable animals that display a confidence in their manner
Posted In Breeds - Pointing Bird Dogs on Saturday, April 21st 2018
This long haired pointer has a sturdy build and is longer than it is tall.
Posted In Breeds - Pointing Bird Dogs on Friday, April 20th 2018
This dog is a mid-sized very well muscled animal that is longer than it is tall
Posted In Breeds - Pointing Bird Dogs on Friday, April 20th 2018
When it comes to an all around, intelligent hunting dog, with the proper training as a puppy into adolescence...
Posted In Breeds - Pointing Bird Dogs on Friday, April 20th 2018
This dog is known as the Spanish or Burgos Pointing dog.
Posted In Breeds - Pointing Bird Dogs on Thursday, April 19th 2018
This unusual dog appears to be a well-balanced agile athletic dog that can run all day and not tire easily.
Posted In Breeds - Pointing Bird Dogs on Thursday, April 19th 2018
The Weimaraner is an athletic working dog that is fairly large and well known for its social qualities as a house pet.
Posted In Breeds - Pointing Bird Dogs on Thursday, April 19th 2018
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a multi-talented sporting dog. This handsome dog has a deep chest and highly set and close-hanging ears to the head.
Posted In Breeds - Pointing Bird Dogs on Thursday, April 19th 2018
When it comes to a high energy enthusiastic pointing dog that lives to hunt and run the fields, the English Pointer is second to none
Posted In Breeds - Pointing Bird Dogs on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
Not too many pointers have different names for the male and female of the same species but this one does.
Posted In Breeds - Pointing Bird Dogs on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
This handsome pointing dog is of French descent as the name might indicate.
Posted In Breeds - Pointing Bird Dogs on Tuesday, April 17th 2018
The Wirehaired Griffon is a very powerful-looking hunting dog
Posted In Breeds - Retrievers on Friday, April 20th 2018
This dog has several features which might remind the observer of the Golden retriever.
Posted In Breeds - Retrievers on Friday, April 20th 2018
The Chesapeake is a familiar face when the terrain turns wet and the sounds of ducks on the wing comes to the ear.
Posted In Breeds - Retrievers on Friday, April 20th 2018
The Kooikerhondje is not the typical visualization of a retriever, although retrieving is well within its capabilities as a working dog.
Posted In Breeds - Retrievers on Friday, April 20th 2018
The Curly-Coated Retriever is a large sturdy dog that has somewhat smaller hanging ears.
Posted In Breeds - Retrievers on Thursday, April 19th 2018
The Golden Retriever is a medium to large dog with a broad skull and muzzle that is tapered without being pointed.
Posted In Breeds - Retrievers on Thursday, April 19th 2018
This breed is a medium sized dog that beneath all of the curly dense hair is obviously very muscular.
Posted In Breeds - Retrievers on Thursday, April 19th 2018
The Flat-Coated retriever is a magnificent looking animal with its solid black or liver coat and feathered legs tail and chest
Posted In Breeds - Retrievers on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
The Labrador is about as synonymous with waterfowl hunting as a dog can get.
Posted In Breeds - Setters on Saturday, April 21st 2018
The English setter is the picture of grace and beauty with its flowing lines and well muscled frame.
Posted In Breeds - Setters on Friday, April 20th 2018
The Red and White Irish setter is a distinctively different looking animal from the well known Irish Red Setter
Posted In Breeds - Setters on Friday, April 20th 2018
The Gordon setter is a slender and robust animal with a strong head and long deep muzzle. It has long ears that are low set and hang close to the face.
Posted In Breeds - Setters on Tuesday, April 17th 2018
The Llewellin setter is a classic upland game bird dog that is equally suited for hunting birds and keeping the children occupied in the house
Posted In Breeds - Spaniels on Friday, April 20th 2018
The Irish Water Spaniel is the biggest spaniel of all their species. They have large heads and a long squared muzzle tipped by a dark liver colored nose.
Posted In Breeds - Spaniels on Friday, April 20th 2018
The Welsh Springer is a medium-sized compact hunting dog that is a family dog first but all too easily trained to hunt due to its natural instincts.
Posted In Breeds - Spaniels on Friday, April 20th 2018
While the smaller size of the Russian Spaniel might not seem suitable to the hunting field, looks can be very deceiving
Posted In Breeds - Spaniels on Friday, April 20th 2018
The Field spaniel is a medium sized powerfully built animal with a deep chest and a slightly larger head than would be expected in a similar sized dog.
Posted In Breeds - Spaniels on Friday, April 20th 2018
The Springer is a familiar face in the upland woods and fields during bird season. This medium sized dog is compact and powerful without looking bulky or restricted in movement.
Posted In Breeds - Spaniels on Friday, April 20th 2018
The Brittany is an energetic medium-sized spaniel with fairly long legs. Their legs are as long at the shoulder as is the entire body length.
Posted In Breeds - Spaniels on Friday, April 20th 2018
This spaniel is a muscular strong-boned hunting dog that has long wavy thick hair. It is a sturdy animal capable of retrieving hare and fox easily.
Posted In Breeds - Spaniels on Thursday, April 19th 2018
The Boykin is not a common spaniel but it is only because of the recognition of the more common breeds that they get so little attention.
Posted In Breeds - Spaniels on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
The French spaniel is a very rare breed that is not often seen in the field although its hunting abilities are excellent.
Posted In Breeds - Spaniels on Friday, April 13th 2018
The American Water Spaniel is an active hard worker that is both muscular and resilient. It has long hanging ears that like the rest of its body is covered in curls.
Posted In Dog Training Schools on Thursday, April 19th 2018
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Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Saturday, April 21st 2018
Last year, I was cleaning and preparing for the 2012 holiday season and my thoughts wandered as they always do during such chores.
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Friday, April 20th 2018
One of the potential obstacles in developing a quality bird dog’s skills is that in order to successfully train the dog for the reality of hunting...
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Friday, April 20th 2018
Don't get me wrong, I love the opening day of bird season, but it really takes a toll on me...
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Friday, April 20th 2018
Considering all of the species of game that could be encountered at any point in time with a hunting dog, at face value it is a wonder that any particular scent could be recognized by the animal.
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Friday, April 20th 2018
One of the unfortunate traits of hunting dogs is that they are natural hunters and for some a deer is a fox or a coyote or even a rabbit and that becomes a very big problem quickly.
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Friday, April 20th 2018
Time for a true confession. I blew it, and it showed up “big time” on training day. I was blind-sided by my inadequate preparation.
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Friday, April 20th 2018
Dogs are an amazing family of animals that are intelligent and exhibit traits that have been “trained into” them genetically in the course of their development.
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Friday, April 20th 2018
Once the dog is trained in the basics of “sit, come, stay, heel”, it occurs to the hunter that while these commands are necessary...
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Friday, April 20th 2018
... I began to wonder “If puppies were given an instruction book to help them in their mischief, how would it read?” ... Here are a few of what I imagine would be “excerpts” taken from its leaves:
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Thursday, April 19th 2018
Training a hunting dog to specifically hunt any game bird or animal is a matter of familiarization of the animal with the specific scent of his intended quarry.
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Thursday, April 19th 2018
There is a natural order to teach the commands to train a hunting dog that simply makes sense.
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Thursday, April 19th 2018
For the purposes of the overall training of dogs in general, there are a few basic rules that are essential to all types of training
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Thursday, April 19th 2018
Dogs have been domesticated and breeds developed for thousands of years. All dogs owe their lineage to the gray wolf with mitochondrial DNA evidence showing...
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
Several years ago, a fellow I know—let’s call him “Butch”—wanted to train his German Shorthaired Pointer. ...They progressed through mount/dismount, whoa, and things came along nicely—to a point.
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
There is an amazing process that goes on between hunting dogs and their owners whenever a gun finds its way into his hands
Posted In Hunting Dogs Just Beginning on Saturday, April 21st 2018
Of the many breeds of dogs from the smallest to the largest...
Posted In Hunting Dogs Just Beginning on Thursday, April 19th 2018
Our sporting dogs face dangers which often result in expensive vet bills. Barbed wire, sharp stumps, broken branches, broken glass, animal bites, cuts, holes, and the resulting ...
Posted In Hunting Dogs Just Beginning on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
The sport of hunting with dogs is an all-encompassing genre of outdoor activities that include usually a gun, a dog and some animal or bird to pursue