Friday, 12 November 2010

Top 5 Hunting-dog Breeds

Not only are dogs man's best friend, they also make excellent hunting partners. The bes t breeds won't spray you in the face with a load of buckshot a la Dick Cheney, but they will track down a bevy of birds so skillfully that going home empty-handed seems impossible.
Dogs have been assisting humans in the hunt since ancient times, when the Egyptians used greyhounds to track down gazelles [source: Encyclopedia Britannica]. Since then, scores of dogs -- from the uniquely shaped dachshund to the graceful vizsla -- have been bred to sniff out prey.
A hunting dog's desirability depends a lot on how well it's been trained, the target prey, the type of terrain and whether you want your best bud to point to the target or simply bring it back to you. The five hunting dogs in this article consistently stand out from the pack.

Hunting Dog 5: English Springer Spaniel

Hunting Dog 4: Coonhound

Hunting Dog 3: English Setter

Hunting Dog 2: German Shorthaired Pointer

Hunting Dog 1: Labrador Retriever

Article by Jennifer Horton

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1 comment:

  1. Where are the JRT and the Patterdale and whippets?????