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What is a good hunting dog/house dog breed?

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  1. mallard2

    mallard2 Active Member

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    What dogs do you like for companions from the sporting dogs? Have any photos?

    Thinking about temperament, shedding, loyalty, and fun to take outdoors, etc.


    Thanks!
     
  2. wayneo

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    Hard to beat a Lab. Loves water, kids, easy to train, smart, after two years old, will sit at your feet or go duck hunting.

    Wayne
     
  3. Perazzi_MX8

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    I had a Springer Spaniel years ago. She was great at home and the field with unending energy. That dog would hunt and retrieve and never slowed down. If I get another one, it would have to be a fat-old-dog that I could keep up with! My vote is get a Springer......Good Luck.
     
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    English Cocker
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    Lab from hunting stock.
     
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    You must be lucky as it might be kind of late for the Grntitan. I can hear the sirens coming. Wrong category, Policy Police doesn't let anyone go.
     
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    Lab............any color you want as long as its black.

    D.P.Reynolds
     
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    Springer-but they can be a little nuts!!
     
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    French brit -- smallest pointing dog

    Lab- from good bloodlines-

    I like American water spaniels- hard to get a bad one

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene

    PS- do have a litter of the best bred French Brits on the ground now-
     
  10. Jamotom

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    Depends on what you hunt.

    Labs are fine, but read up on what you will get out of akc stock. Unfortunately, through indescriminate breeding via AKC labs carry a high preponderance to have hip dysplacia (sic). I have had several friends have good hunting labs getting into their prime be cut down by it. If you are going to buy a lab do your research and look back several generations.
     
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    Copper is a pure bred golden retriever. He made it to nine years old this year despite some scary health problems (cancer). Right now though, it looks like he will again be chasing roosters (his favorite pastime) this fall.

    Jon Reitz
     
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    I have had all of the breeds mentioned except for the English Cocker. All
    have been good dogs, but my favorite by far (if used for upland game) is the
    Llewellin Setter. Great in the field and the house. Gary
     
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    English Springer Spaniel Field bred dog. Had them for 40 years. My best dog was Winchester... everyone should have at least one great dog. Fred
     
  14. Trap MD

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    Lab as mentioned a few times already. I will also say a German Shorthair. I have had 2 and known of quite a few others that were all great house dogs and very good hunters.
     
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    Just starting with my fourth lab. Trained them all myself. black, black, chocolate and now a yellow. Good smart dogs. Paul in GINebraska.
     
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    No doubt: A quality English Springer Spaniel Field Trial pup...

    They are EAGER to please, LOYAL, obedient, soft hearted yet tough, unrelenting hunters and easy to train....

    Mine died two years ago at age 12 and I am still mourning him......
     
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    I was fortunate to meet a group of guys that train English Springer spaniels for field trials, got my Springer 3 years ago and my pup one year ago. Before Springers I had an English Lab, and before that two Chesapeakes (too early to spell properly).

    I am constantly amazed at how affectionate these dogs are with my family. I only hunt upland birds, and these dogs keep going all day long. And best of all they do not shed at all compared to my previous breeds.

    Finding a group of people to train with is great fun, and the field trial folks are a wealth of knowledge. You do not need run field trials to train.

    If you go lab I would suggest a British breeding. If you want contacts for Springer breeders in MN let me know.

    David
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  18. slayer

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    good family dogs? Well, maybe the yellow lab? They hunt a little too. Bill
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    I have 2 English cocker field dogs and I believe they are the best family/ hunting dogs. Very loyal and will hunt their hearts out for you . Small for the house and big returns in the field. Mine weigh 31 and 39 lbs. great with kids. Go to www. Fieldcockers.com for more info. Mike
     
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    I no longer hunt, but my friends come by and take my house pet---a Chessie !
     
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