Hunting as a primordial instinct is common to both dogs and human beings. No wonder humans and canines have stalked and hounded quarries mutually and symbiotically for millenniums. Dog breeds with strong innate sense of sight, hearing, and smell were rigorously trained to hunt, track, and pursue quarry alongside humans.
Golden retrievers, Labradors, Pointers, English Springer Spaniels, English Setters, and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers make brilliant hunting dogs.
- Exceptional ability to pi ck up scents and follow their trail
- Extremely loyal and cooperative thereby facilitating effective training
- Some breeds are excellent swimmers
- Extraordinary retrievers
- Excellent staying power
- Capable of running for hours at a time