The type of
dog you are going to choose for your hunting should be directly
the type of hunting you are projecting. If you are being after
animals, for example, you would be more satisfied with a hound dog than
would be with a terrier.
Regardless of what dog
you prefer to take with you on
hunting trip, we are certain that you will have a new friend by the end
hunting journey. Make sure that you select the right type of hunting
your trip, so you can enjoy the best possible hunting season.
The hounds are the
most common category of hunting dogs.
They are in reality divided into two classes or sub-categories: the
and the scent hound. As their names imply, each sub-category of dog
to a certain skill that the dog tends to be more skilful in.
the Whippet, are adapted to hunting
because of their high visual acumen. They apply a technique that is
as coursing, referring to the notion of spotting the prey from a
following it in a immediate pursuit.
Scent hounds, similar
to the Coonhound, work by scent rather
than sight. They incline to pick up on a tracing of the prey from the
and pursue that scent, hopefully to the target. Scent hounds frequently
packs and are considered as owning some of the most sensible noses of
The next popular group
of dogs used for hunting are the Gun
dogs. Gun dogs are used largely by short range hunters using shotguns.
names are reflecting the particular skill they have to offer to the
There are three popular sub-categories of gun dogs:
1. The Flushing
2. The Pointers and
3. The Retrievers.
The Flushing Spaniels,
such as the English Cocker spaniel,
are utilized to locate and spring the prey for the hunter. They are
stay close to the huntsman, assuring an easy hunting.
The Pointers, such as
an English Setter, tend to “point out”
the prey by pointing at upland birds or other upland animals being
also some of the times help to flush the prey out from their hiding
The Retrievers, at one
time known as Water Spaniels, are
great dogs for finding and capturing shot or killed game for the
example, if the huntsman kills a bird, the retriever heads over to pick
and brings it back to the hunter.
Another popular type
of hunting dogs are the terriers. They
are used to hunt mammals, for the most part. Terriers, such as the
are used to locate the actual hideout of the animal and spring or
animal. Some terriers are bred to kill the animal at the animal's den.
number of terriers are used to hunt what are known as “pest species”.
species refer to groundhogs, hunted by the Jack Russel Terriers, or the
or fox, hunted by the Fell Terrier. The rules, regulations and legality
of these huntings are in question, so you should check with your local
authorities before you arrange your hunting trip.
Regardles of their
type and special skills they may have,
hunting dogs are still very popular option for hunting. Whether you
sighthound, scenthound, gun dog or terrier, you can be confident that
fellow hound will be working very hard for you at discovering your
a hunting dog can not only provide great companionship, but it can
right to your footstep and literally take the hunt out of hunting. They
only make a vigorous hunting companion, they also make excellent
Source: Romwell Travel Advisory -