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The Difference Between Irish and American Water Spaniels

The American Water Spaniel and its look a like cousin, the Irish Water Spaniel, share many commonalities. They were both bred to hunt on land and water, have shaggy coats that help protect them from cooler temperatures and are well renowned with hunting enthusiasts around the world. They are both intelligent, lively breeds that thrive on human companionship. The American Water Spaniel and Irish Water Spaniel are also rare breeds and locating one can mean spending months on a waiting list. [...]

Uncommon Jobs for the American Water Spaniel

Specially developed for hunting, the American Water Spaniel is a lively breed that thoroughly enjoys the outdoor life. However, their high intelligence mixed with a need to have and provide companionship has proven them highly capable of a life beyond ordinary petdom. Many individuals working in unique fields have also found unique purposes for their American Water Spaniels. Though not commonly used as service animals, the breed loves to be of use and they have many ideal physical and temperamental characteristics for a very fulfilling work life. [...]

Drooling, Howling and the Black and Tan Coonhound

Pytalism, or excessive drooling, is common in the Black and Tan Coonhound. Their extra loose and floppy jowls do not do much to keep the slobber inside their mouths. For some, this is an endearing trait; for others, it can be a nuisance. However, drooling is every bit a part of this breed as its tail and little can be done to stop it. Plus, this trait very much plays a part in the Black and Tan Coonhound's extraordinary ability to track scents. It is said that much can be told about a person by the way they deal with their Coonhound's drool. [...]

Black and Tan Coonhounds of the Rich and Famous

Because hunting and tracking has largely fallen by the wayside, the Black and Tan Coonhound is a breed not commonly seen in many homes these days. It still remains an extremely popular choice with hunters and it has also made quite an impact on law enforcement and search and rescue programs. As it was from its early beginnings, the docile breed has only one thing in mind and that is to catch the scent of leads and follow them. This has made them invaluable not only in the days when hunting was a primary source of food but also now; especially when it comes to important tasks such as finding lost and missing persons. Yet, the Black and Tan Coonhound also pops up amongst some of the most important names of history. [...]

Sealyham Terriers for Hunting

Nowadays, since hunting is not as popular as before, dogs that were bred for such a purpose could somehow put their abilities to rest if their owners are not those who are enthusiastic about the sport. However, those that have owners that enjoy hunting can use their hunting instincts when the opportunities arise. Quite a lot of dogs were bred in the past with the primary purpose of being hunting companions. There are the hound dogs that either hunt by sight or smell or both and there are also terriers that are known for their speed and agility. These dogs' hunting abilities may not be put to much use today, but they still retain the innate abilities that would make them effective in any type of hunting activity. [...]

Hunting with Your Dachshund

Hunting is, after all, what your dachshund was bred to do. Though most lie lives of luxury that involve a lot of sitting on couches, even the most pampered of dachshunds is ready to go to earth at the slightest provocation. In fact, they may be some of the smallest hunters out there, but their natural instincts to chase down other creatures remains as strong as you might imagine five-hundred years of selective breeding. [...]

Hunting and the Scottish Deerhound

The Scottish Deerhound is considered a sighthound, which makes it an excellent dog for hunting. Throughout the Middle Ages, this dog breed was known as a noblemen's dog and it was bred for the specific purpose of becoming a Scottish chieftain's deer-hunting dog. In those times, no one below the ranking of an Earl could own a Scottish Deerhound. This dog's estimable talents include not only sighting and hunting but also tracking, racing and lure coursing. It is also known for its speed and agility. [...]

The Field Spaniel: The Stubborn Hunting Dog

There are now many hunting dog breeds available for dog lovers to choose from, especially those who are also fond of the game. While there are hunting dogs that hunt by sight, there are others that hunt by smell. There are those dogs that are best at retrieving their quarries while others are good at pointing to where their quarries are. There are some that are better at being setter dogs, which crouch near their preys, so that they won't escape. There also dogs which possess all these abilities and much more, making them perfect hunting dogs. Among all these different types of dogs, there is one breed of dog that makes use of its keen nose and exceptional hunting instincts to track down its quarry, and this is the Field Spaniel. [...]

The Field Spaniel in Action

While there are dogs that appear ungainly in their actions, there are also dogs that seem to exude poetry in motion. The unhurried gait of the Field Spaniel, combined with its long stride, make it one of those dogs that many people would love to see in action. Considering their love for any kind of sporting activity, there are many dog lovers now, especially those with active lifestyles, who prefer owning Field Spaniels. The sporting instincts that this breed of dog possesses, which outweigh those of other dogs under the spaniel line, make the Field Spaniel a perfect companion for sporty people. [...]

The Saluki and its Different Gaits

The Saluki is a dog of many talents, but mostly he is a hunting dog. As with most hunting dogs, they have two important gaits - the trot and the gallop.Of the possible gaits, the trot is the most important gait for a hunting dog like the Saluki, especially during the actual search for game. Many times the game was hard to find so the dog really had to work hard to get it. He needed a gait that would cover a lot of territory in the shortest amount of time as possible, while still being slow enough for the dog to actually get a good view of the land. [...]

German Wirehaired Pointer as Hunting Dog

If you love the thrill of hunting, the German Wirehaired Pointer is the perfect dog for you. Originally bred due to the increased need for a versatile hunting dog, the German Wirehaired Pointer still retains that versatility today, serving well on land and in water. The Pointer has been very well-received by hunters of all types due its full-service capabilities to hunt various game in a wide variety of terrains. Whether you hunt for sport or for work, the German Wirehaired Pointer is the most skilled companion a hunter will ever need. [...]

German Wirehaired Pointer in Search and Rescue

The German Wirehaired Pointer is somewhat an all-purpose dog. It is a great hunting companion, loving family pet, and competent watch dog. But did you know that its keen hunting instincts also make it a great search and rescue dog? This dog's ability to search and locate game makes it predisposed to the similar training of search and rescue. With proper training, the German Wirehaired Pointer will be a fantastic search and rescue dog. [...]

The Grace and Power of the Ibizan Hound

It is quite uncommon for those who want to own dogs as pets to consider grace as one of the main requirements for a dog. This is especially true if you are looking for a hunting dog such as a hound. For those who know about dogs, particularly the hound line, the Ibizan Hound is considered one of the few dogs that possesses the power of a hunter as well as the grace of a dancer. This hound breed has existed for thousands of years and its characteristics have never failed to impress dog lovers. [...]

The Saluki as a Hunting Dog

The Saluki has been around for over 5,000 years with a lot of their original origin unknown and uncertain. The one thing about this dog that is certain is they were used for their great hunting ability back then and are still used for their great hunting ability now. The tribes that existed in the Middle East bred the Saluki for its stamina, intelligence, speed, courage, and endurance and were used to hunt hare and gazelle.Their training began at an early age with the rat being their first prey, before working up to the gazelle. The dog was fearless, which contributed greatly to its success. The Saluki was the preferred dog of kings for hunting. They were also so treasured they were given away in the form of a gift or in exchange for wives or horses or camels. [...]

Hunting Styles Of The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Ducks by nature are very curious birds, which often ends up with the ducks swimming into danger because of this. Luring ducks closer, or duck tolling, is something a pair of foxes in the wild often does to take advantage of the ducks' curiosity. This method of hunting used by foxes has been studied over the centuries by hunters and naturalists. A red fox would ignore the ducks while it rambled, cavorted, and leapt on shore near the water's edge, getting the attention of ducks swimming a safe distance away from shore. Out of curiosity, the raft of ducks would gradually move closer to shore to take a better look until the birds were dangerously close to the fox. A second fox hides on shore in the tall grasses then rushes out and grabs a duck before the birds know what is happening. [...]

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