6 best all-around hunting dog :
hunting dogs are very present. Although most of them are actually reserved for hunting, the others are especially sought after for their dynamism, endurance, gentleness, and enthusiasm that make them faithful and endearing animals, but also perfect for accompanying sports masters. The first hunting dogs would be present alongside the man for nearly 9,000 years! Their usefulness, today largely supplanted by the desire to make real companions of life, remains nevertheless present.
Hunting dogs are divided into three broad categories:
- Common dogs and search dogs, who track and catch their prey, especially game birds;
- Stop dogs, which flush their prey, above all the game birds;
- Lifting dogs and water dogs that report their prey.
Top 6 rare hunting dog breeds:
Discover the top 6 hunting dogs, animals intended for the practice of this activity, but also very good companions, affectionate and tender.
The Beagle :
The Beagle is a common dog often used for hunting. Originally from Britain, he is very popular in France and is often adopted as a pet. Her beautiful white dress with beige and/or black spots contributes greatly. Lively, enduring and dynamic, he displays a good mood and a permanent enthusiasm in addition to overflowing energy. Very affectionate, especially with children, he also needs space and stimulation to avoid playing the superactive; if he is bored, he tends to do stupid things.
The Beagle measures between 33 and 40 cm at the withers, for a weight varying between 8 and 23 kg and an average life of 15 years.
The Weimaraner :
This elegant gray-haired check dog is from Germany. Dynamic and affectionate, he is known for his unusual flair, very useful for hunting as a dog. If he needs space and spending time on a daily basis, he is also an excellent pet dog and very gentle with children. On the other hand, his education requires a certain firmness.
The Weimaraner measures 60 to 70 cm at the withers, for a weight between 30 and 40 kg and an average life expectancy of 12 years.
The Fox Terrier :
This little terrier dog is, as its name suggests, intended primarily for burrow hunting. He flushes out his prey that he manages to reach in the deep burrows. Ideal also as a warning dog, he knows how to defend his territory and his family. Player, he is full of energy and always in a good mood, making him a great pet and a perfect dog for kids.
There are two breeds of Fox Terrier. One is curly-haired and the other is more rare, with smooth hair. Their dress is white with black or brown spots. They measure 35 to 40 cm at the withers for a weight of 7 to 10 kg and a life expectancy of 15 years.
The Golden Retriever :
The Golden Retriever is a hunting dog with many assets. Excellent swimmer, this game lifter is able to recover prey underwater. He is also an exceptional assistance and rescue dog. But most of all, it is a very loving pet, gentle, faithful, sensitive and patient with children. Appreciated for its beautiful golden dress, it is imposing, but sensitive and delicate.
The Grand Bleu de Gascogne :
Originally from Gascony, as its name implies, this French dog breed comes from a family of four breeds: the Grand Bleu de Gascogne, the Petit Bleu de Gascogne, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne, and the Griffon Bleu de Gascogne. This very good blood hunting dog is also suitable for hunting. Intelligent and sociable, he is very loyal and attached to his master. He is also protective of children and enjoys the company of other dogs.
Grand Bleu de Gascogne measures 62 to 72 cm at the withers, for a weight between 35 and 40 kg and an average life expectancy of 12 years.
The English Setter :
Its original speckled dress makes this sweet and friendly dog a very good pet, but the education requires a certain firmness. Very sociable with adults, children and other dogs, this British dog with the beautiful white dress spotted with black, beige and/or brown is also an excellent hunter.
The English Setter measures 60 to 68 cm at the withers, for an average weight of 30 kg and a life expectancy of only 12 years.