Choosing the Right Hunting Dog

Choosing the Right Hunting Dog

July 26, 2014 0 By Jane

Hunting dogs can be much more than just a companion on the hunt. They can also be family pets and life-long friends. The key to finding your new hunting partner is to determine which breed is best suited to your lifestyle and the types of hunting that you are doing. Hunting dogs for sale from reputable breeders will have strengths and weaknesses inherent in the type of dog that they are. You will usually find retrievers, pointers, and many more types of dogs. 

Golden Retrievers

Golden retrievers are gun dogs bred to retrieve water fowl that hunters have taken down. This means that they have an affinity to water and are good swimmers. It also means that they have a soft bite to return the game undamaged to their hunter. Retrievers, and many other hunting dog breeds, can make excellent family pets as they like to be active and play. Retrievers are usually seen as a family dog because they are intelligent, hard-working, and affectionate to their human companions.


A vizsla is a medium sized pointer breed of hunting dog and is also favored for hunting birds of all kinds as well as other small game. They may need to be convinced to get into the water, but vizslas are excellent swimmers. This breed of dogs is also a very active and friendly one, making it a dog that you can hunt with and still bring home to play with the kids. Like all hunting dogs for sale, the vizslas will need lots of exercise and attention.

When looking for hunting dogs for sale you will want to make sure that you find a breed of dog that matches what types of hunting you like to do. You will also want to make sure that you find a reputable breeder who cares as much about the dogs as you do. This can help ensure that the health issues of your pup will be as few as possible and you can have a long and active relationship with your new hunting partner.

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