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What Not to Expect from an English Setter

The English Setter has earned its reputation not only as an extraordinary hunting breed but a wonderful companion animal as well. They are extremely intelligent and known for forming strong bonds with their owners very early on. If there is one thing that all English Setter owners agree on as a basic truth, it is that this breed very much depends on human interaction to stay healthy. Not only do they expect to be part of the family, they are quite actually the best type of dog for those needing a twenty four hour guardian or an enthusiastic traveling buddy. [...]

The Lakeland Terrier and its Courage

The Lakeland terrier is a breed of dog that is used for hunting purposes as well as being a great family dog. Although many used the Lakeland terrier as a family pet or a show dog, their main purpose originally was as a hunting dog used in the pursuit of foxes. [...]

The Lakeland Terrier Is This The Right Dog For You?

The Lakeland terrier, although originally used for hunting, is now a very versatile dog used in the show ring as well as a family pet and companion. If you are thinking of getting a Lakeland terrier, consider some of the characteristics of the dog before deciding if he is the right one for you. You may find this dog is all wrong or that the Lakeland terrier is the perfect choice of dog for you and your family. [...]

The Lakeland Terrier as a Hunter

The Lakeland terrier is a breed of dog that was bred to hunt vermin. Anyone that knows anything about this terrier knows this, too. What many don't realize is just what an extraordinary hunter the Lakeland terrier is. They are brave, bold, energetic and very courageous. [...]

Manchester Terriers as Hunting Dogs

Many people think that the only dogs that are worth while when hunting are the bigger breeds. However, many people are now using smaller breeds such as the Manchester terriers as well.When it comes to the Manchester terriers as being hunting dogs, not all of them are cut out for the job. In fact, in order for a Manchester terrier to become a hunting dog, there are many things that it will need to learn first. Many times when people think of a hunting dog, they think of them as chasing around big animals such as bears. However, there are also many other different kinds of hunting dogs. When it actually comes down to hunting dogs, it does not matter what size of animal it is that they are hunting; it is that they are actually hunting a specific animal that they are supposed to be hunting. [...]

Otterhounds as Hunting Dogs

The large size of this canine, weighing up to 125 pounds, and tremendous strength makes the Otterhound a good hunting dog for anything from small mink and raccoon to bear and mountain lion. Though the Otterhound can hunt alone, it usually hunts in packs.The Otterhound has a thick course outer coat that serves as a protection from shrubs and bushes. The Otterhound is also known for its long strides which he can keep up for hours on the hunt.But as the name suggests, the original Otterhound was bred for the specific purpose of hunting otters which were destroying the trout population in rivers and streams in the United Kingdom. The fishermen could not afford to have their livelihood jeopardized in this fashion and so the Otterhound was selected to rid the fisherman of this pest. [...]

Activities Otterhounds Enjoy: Hunting, Agility Training, Tracking

The Otterhound, referred to as a scent dog, was interbred with bloodhounds and Southern hounds for the specific purpose of tracking Otters in the United Kingdom. Though no longer used for this purpose, Otterhounds still enjoy hunting as an activity and hunt Mink in the U.K. They serve as a means to rid the farmer of these dreaded pests. In North America, they are used to hunt raccoons, bears and even mountain lions. Of course since these scent hounds love hunting they would no doubt love agility training. Agility training originated in England around 1978; this sport for canines was borrowed from horse steeplechases, a jumping activity. Today this sport is very popular and is growing in leaps and bounds. Both large and small dogs can participate in the fun. [...]

Otterhounds the Working Dog

Otterhounds are descendants of the bloodhound and an ancestor of the Airedale. They are large dogs weighing up to 125 pounds. By and far the Otterhound is a working dog, first bred in England in the 13th century to rid the waters of pesky Otters that were killing out the fish population. These dogs are definitely water dogs, with web feet and a thick course water proof undercoat. They are excellent swimmers with the stamina to swim for hours chasing their prey. [...]

Hunting With The Briquet Griffon Vendeen

The Briquet Griffon Vendeen offers owners a very unique and useful type of dog. These dogs are designed to be hunters and to help their masters in located and catching their prey, whatever it may be that their master wants them to retrieve. They are not aggressive dogs. They are not fearful or shy dogs either. They are devoted, hard working dogs known by their temperament and their ability to obey. They are also well known for their hunting skills. The hunter that is looking for a dependable companion on his hunting trips should take consideration of the Briquet Griffon Vendeen for all that it can offer. [...]

Harriers The Harehounds

As sometimes occurs, the origins of the Harrier breed are somewhat shrouded in mystery; various accounts exist regarding exactly how and when the dogs developed. The first known pack of actual Harriers existed in the year 1260, so everyone agrees that the breed is quite old. But where exactly did these dogs come from? One theory is that very early crossings between Bloodhounds, Basset Hounds and extinct Talbot Hounds resulted in these mysterious dogs. Another theory postulates other crosses: between the English Foxhound, the Greyhound and the Fox Terrier. The last theory, and the one which many people accept, is that these dogs were merely the "next size down" of the Foxhound and were developed by simply breeding down the latter. [...]

Training the Finnish Spitz to hunt

Finnish Spitz are an active and lively breed of dogs and can be trained to be the perfect pets as well hunting dogs. [...]

Things you didn't know about the Finnish Spitz!

The Finnish Spitz is one of the oldest known breeds and enjoys a long legacy across centuries. Along with its proud lineage, these dogs also possess certain unique characteristics and are known for some of the most interesting facts associated to their history and development. [...]

Finnish Spitz - The Gun Dog

The Finnish Spitz is a small-sized, rugged breed, with a fox-like appearance and a lively temperament. A member of the small hunting breeds, the Finnish Spitz originated in Finland and is one of the oldest known breeds, with the breed standards dating back to 1812. Known as the Finsk Spets and Suomen-pystyykorva in Finland, meaning the "Finnish prick-eared dog", these dogs are famous for their hunting and watchdog capabilities. The Gun Dogs, as they are often referred to, exhibit a perfect combination of the finer attributes of the Setter, Pointer, and the Retriever. [...]

Harriers and Tracking

All dogs have an amazing sense of smell, much more advanced than that of a human. That sense of smell was improved in certain breeds, and these breeds were used to "track" game or people; tracking involves following a scent trail left by a person or animal and a dog's ability to track has proven to be useful to humans on many occasions. Dogs have been used to track missing persons and they have been used to track prey on hunts. The Harrier is a breed of dog that was developed as a scent hound, with an excellent sense of smell. While Harriers are not used on the hunt as often as they once were, you can still put that nose to good use and have your dog participate in tracking activities and games. [...]

Harriers and Tracking

All dogs have an amazing sense of smell, much more advanced than that of a human. That sense of smell was improved in certain breeds, and these breeds were used to "track" game or people; tracking involves following a scent trail left by a person or animal and a dog's ability to track has proven to be useful to humans on many occasions. Dogs have been used to track missing persons and they have been used to track prey on hunts. The Harrier is a breed of dog that was developed as a scent hound, with an excellent sense of smell. While Harriers are not used on the hunt as often as they once were, you can still put that nose to good use and have your dog participate in tracking activities and games. [...]

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