Top 10 Hunting dogs

The top 10 Hunting dogs!
What makes a dog good at hunting?
  If your dog happens to be one of the breeds 
in this list, then the chances are they are   Amongst the best hunting dogs out there. If you enjoy hunting, then you may benefit   From having a trusty dog by your side. Humans and dogs have been tracking down   Prey together since long before 
the age of agriculture.   These days the most common hunting dogs can 
be divided into scent hounds or gun dogs.   A Scent Hound follows prey trails with 
its nose, while a Gun Dog is used to   Locate prey and flush it out. However, there are a few important   Skills all hunting dogs possess: 
a strong prey drive, endurance,   Receptiveness to training, and athleticism.
Our video today showcases 10 dogs that demonstrate   The best hunting capabilities in the world.
Dog number 1: The Irish Setter
  Developed in Ireland in the 1700s, Irish 
Setters were initially bred as ace hunting   Dogs in their namesake country, and today 
they continue to be popular sporting dogs.
  They are strikingly handsome, with feathered, 
silky red-chestnut coats and an athletic build   With a deep chest and long legs. The breed is 
a fast and focused hunter in the field, where   They move with grace and a sense of purpose. Irish Setters are smart dogs who love having   Work to do at the side of their owners. This breed is well known for its stamina   And can easily spend the entire day in the 
field. Irish Setters are also intelligent   And eager students who will learn the beginner 
and advanced training quickly, especially when   The lessons are changed up frequently and 
are fun, because they can get bored quickly.   This breed is a little sensitive and responds 
best to patience and positive reinforcement,   But they tend to work well with other dogs.
Irish setters are best suited to indicating   Where game birds are anywhere from mountains 
to bogs, farmland, and forest.
  Dog number 2: The Chesapeake Bay Retriever
The powerful Chesapeake Bay retriever, more   Commonly known as a "Chessie," is a tough-as-nails 
hunting dog; bred to take on the frigid   Mid-Atlantic waves off the coast of Maryland.
With the proper training, a Chessie is an   Exceptional companion, both at 
home and on the hunt. But this   Is a breed that requires a lot of work. Born in the 19th century, they are apparently   A mix of Irish Water Spaniels, Newfoundlands, 
and a few other indistinct hounds.   They are certainly a dog well suited to 
the temperamental Chesapeake Bay of their   Namesake. Their soft undercoat combined with a 
harsher outer coat makes for an exceptionally   Water-resistant system and quick drying. However, a Chessie's personality is a bit   More complex than the average retriever's.
They tend to have an independent streak   Mixed with intense loyalty to their owners and 
families, which can make them hard to work with.
 

Yet they are also highly intelligent and, 
once trained, extremely confident. So if   Hunting waterfowl in freezing weather 
and cold water is your jam, the Chessie   Is the ultimate companion.
Dog number 3: The English Setter
  With their sleek profile and soft expression, 
English Setters have a gentlemanly bearing.   They are elegant, strong, quick in movement, 
and always alert in the field or at play.   For over 400 years, this breed 
has been in the field in England,   Hunting grouse, pheasant, and quail. Like all setters, they are named for their   Distinctive crouching stance—known as 'setting'—on 
the hunt. They crouch down whenever they catch the   Scent of a bird. This lets the hunter know where 
their quarry is so they can more easily flush it   Out, catch it with a net, or shoot it down.
English Setters are exceptional bird hunters   As well as boisterous and amiable 
company. These medium-sized, lively   Dogs maintain a friendly, refined quality. Fans of the breed categorize them into field   And show varieties, with the hunting type usually 
having a slightly smaller frame that is considered   To be more agile in the field. English Setters 
can also be rambunctious and mischievous if they   Aren't given enough exercise, but are usually 
laid back when at home, especially after a   Long hunting session. For avid bird hunters, 
this breed makes an outstanding pet.   Dog number 4: The Bluetick Coonhound
Bluetick Coonhounds are an American breed   Said to be originally descended from the French 
hunting dogs given to George Washington by the   Marquis de Lafayette in the 18th century. This hardy, clever scenthound was developed   By crossing various breeds—including foxhounds 
for speed and bloodhounds for a keen nose.   This balance of attributes has led them to 
become the hunting dog of choice for many   Hunters in the South and throughout the US. They are generally an intelligent, little goofy,   And very high-energy breed that grows attached 
to its family and accepts new people readily.   This makes them lovable, but they can 
become challenging to manage without   Enough exercise. Yet if given a job to do, 
they'll be calm and laid-back companions.   When it comes to obedience, they may be stubborn 
or selective, but with consistent training,   The Bluetick is a good-natured breed 
that will follow commands well.
  What's more, that keen nose allows them to 
follow days-old scents without hesitation,   And they are more than willing to track all day. Plus, even though their original use was raccoon   Hunting, the Bluetick can be trained to track, 
tree, or hunt a variety of game making them   Suitable for any job.
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Dog number 5: The Pointer
  The alert and even-tempered Pointer is 
a brilliant companion, both when out in   The field and relaxing with family at home. The breed arose at the end of the War of Spanish   Succession in 1713 when British army officers 
returned home with the Pointer's predecessors.   Later, Italian Pointers were crossed 
with them, leading to the breed we know   Today. Even before the invention of guns, 
these dogs were used for hunting birds.   The dog would locate prey, and then 
the hunter would throw a net over   Both the dog and any birds it had found.
However, guns changed the hunter's methods,   So the Pointer was taught to be "steady to 
wing and shot." This means the dog stands   Still after flushing out a bird until the 
gun has been fired. They will then wait for   Further instructions before retrieving the 
quarry. This ensures the hunter can get a   Clear shot without risking the dog's safety.
In training, this breed has a willingness to   Learn and natural athleticism. They tend to be 
single-minded when out in a field environment;   Their sole focus is locating birds, and 
they will run hard and fast to do so.   When it comes to bird hunting, it's hard to find 
a more committed breed than the Pointer.   Dog number 6: The English Springer Spaniel
The English Springer Spaniel is an old breed and   A versatile hunting dog used in numerous hunting 
situations. It said that even William Wallace,   The giant commander of the Scottish rebels 
in the late 13th century, had one that rode   Into the Battle of Stirling Bridge with him. Since then, the Springer has proven itself able   To hunt everything from upland game to waterfowl 
while being an excellent companion adding   Enjoyment and efficiency to each hunting trip.
With rudimentary obedience training and some   Initial field training, this breed 
can fulfill most hunters' desires,   And there is nothing to compare to a 
springer's hard-charging trailing of a bird.   Moreover, the Springer can quarter efficiently 
in front of a hunting party, staying within gun   Range and periodically checking back to confirm it 
maintains a proper working distance. This pattern   Allows for a quieter hunt, with the handler able 
to observe their springer companion methodically   And diligently searching the field in front. 
With experience, they will even utilize the   Wind and learn to "cut off" fast running birds 
and get in front of them, thus placing the   Bird between the hunter and the dog, allowing 
for a better shooting situation.
  Dog number 7: The Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers may have a reputation   As fantastic family pets, but they were 
originally bred to be superb hunting   Dogs in the harsh Scottish highlands. Field-bred golden retrievers have a more   Compact, athletic form than their show-bred 
counterparts and tend to feature a shorter,   Denser coat that works well in water. True to their name, these dogs retrieve  

Beautifully on land and in water. A well-trained one will solve all   Kinds of retrieval tasks beautifully. They 
are often used in hunts where multiple birds   Are shot and also by hunters who want a solid 
hunting buddy for migratory bird hunting.   Another thing that makes them ideal 
for bird hunting is their ability to   Gently hold things in their mouths; this 
prevents the prey from being damaged.   In fact, they're so good at it that they can even 
hold eggs in their jaws without cracking them.   These dogs are also easy to work with 
and cooperate well with handlers.   They are devoted companions who are a pleasure 
to work with. So if you like the idea of being   A gentleman hunter with a faithful dog 
companion that's equally good in the   Field as it is in the family home, Golden 
Retrievers are for you.   Dog number 8: The American Foxhound
The American Foxhound is one of the   Longest-standing breeds in the United States. 
It arose in the late 1700s after the European   Red fox was imported to the USA in the hope 
of more exciting hunts. These foxes were   Much faster than native gray foxes, which 
led to increased breeding efforts toward   Achieving the ideal American Foxhound.
Its job during a hunt was to work in a   Pack chasing foxes until they reached the point 
of exhaustion rather than actually kill them.
  This breed tends to be somewhat headstrong 
but can run far from their owners during the   Hunt while maintaining constant contact. These dogs will usually learn to follow   Common commands and then run on their own 
initiative. They are most comfortable in a   Large pack of other dogs but are typically 
friendly when confronted with strangers.   The American Foxhound also has a characteristic 
bark, which sounds more like singing, making   It easier for its owner to recognize 
it in the dark or from a distance.   This bark can be heard from miles away, so 
this breed is not recommended for built-up,   Noise-sensitive neighborhoods. Yet, the American 
Foxhound can be an outstanding hunting companion   For those in rural areas. ===
  What breed of dog do you think 
is the best at hunting?   Let us know in the comments and share 
your thoughts with other enthusiasts!
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Dog number 9: The Beagle
  Beagles have a long history that started 
in Greece during the 5th century BCE,   But they were not developed into the dogs we 
know today until the 1830s. These dogs are a   Combination of several other breeds known 
for their hunting prowess at the time.   They became such a popular hunting companion 
that hunting with Beagles was given its own name:   "beagling." It was ideal for those 
that wanted to enjoy the chase with   Less risk. Beagling hunts mainly target 
hares and rabbits, with hunters using a  

Pack of them for hunting small game on foot. Beagles are exceptional tracking dogs. They use   Their ears to sweep more scent particles toward 
their noses and have around 225 million scent   Receptors, which makes their sense of smell 
over 60 thousand times better than humans!   Moreover, they can act well as flushers, spotting 
slight movements indicating potential prey that   Can be chased into clear areas, making it easier 
for human hunters to aim and shoot prey.   Beagles are incredibly adaptable hunting 
dogs and can be used to pursue pretty much   Anything from rabbits and pheasants 
to bigger animals like deer, coyotes,   Foxes, wildcats, and even wild boar!
Dog number 10: The Labrador Retriever
  Labs initially started out as duck retrievers 
before being brought back to England in the   1800s to become game-hunting companions. These days they can work tirelessly in various   Settings, including waterfowl 
hunting and game hunting.   Thanks to their intelligence, willingness 
to please, and desire to work hard,   Labradors are invaluable in the field 
and have unmatched versatility.
  For hunters, a lab's family-friendliness 
and "work hard, play hard" attitude make   Them a perfect sporting pup. They can be 
trained to hunt upland birds and do it with   Panache. But they really shine in the duck blind.
Their thick double coat and medium-to-large build   Make them the perfect dog for cold, wet hunts. 
Their webbed paws, athletic body, and rudder-like   Tail also make them powerful swimmers. The most significant plus side of a   Labrador for hunters who prefer 
to train their own dogs, is their   Forgiving disposition and hardworking nature. More sensitive hunting breeds like setters and   Spaniels tend to need a gentler hand, while 
Pointers are too high-energy for most homes.
  Labs create an excellent balance 
for home and hunt lifestyles. And   Like fine wine, they get better with age. A labrador retriever is the right dog for you   If you want a mix of work ethic and companionship 
from the newest addition to your hunting family.

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