Dog Breeds The Best Dogs for Hunting  

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List of the best dogs for hunting, as ranked by dog breed experts and hunters alike. As any hunter knows, hunting can be a lonely, solitary adventure. There can’t be much conversation because the sound would scare away birds and other wildlife, so many hunters go off on their own into the woods. Many hunters, instead of bringing a companion hunter along for the ride, take with them a loyal dog as a hunting buddy. Hunting dog breeds have more purposes than just companionship. Often these dogs have just the right features for a fun, fruitful hunt. Some dog breeds have great hearing, so they can tell when there’s something worth hunting around. Other dogs have keen eyesight which can fetch your shot prey for you.
 

For anybody who has asked themselves, “What are the best hunting dog breeds?” this list holds the answer to your question. Dogs like beagles have strong noses and high energy, which is perfect for a hunt. Other canines,like pointer breeds, have amazing stamina for long hunting strips.

This list contains the best dog breeds for any hunting trip,long or short. Whether you are hunting small pheasants or larger prey, a dog can be the greatest hunting buddy a man can find.

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243 106
German Shorthaired Pointer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

2
93 26
Brittany is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

3
64 16
Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

4
52 15
German Wirehaired Pointer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

5
45 12
Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting
Coonhound

6
38 10
Hungarian Vizsla is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

7
41 13
Bluetick Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

8
35 12
Redbone Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

9
37 15
Weimaraner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

10
37 15
Beagle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

11
33 12
Chesapeake Bay Retriever is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

12
29 9
Irish Setter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

13
31 11
English Springer Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

14
26 8
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

15
39 19
Pointer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

16
27 10
English Setter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

17
23 8
Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retri... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

18
24 9
Small Munsterlander is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting
Small Munsterlander

19
22 8
Flat-Coated Retriever is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

20
23 9
Boykin Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

21
36 22
Golden Retriever is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

22
25 13
Treeing Walker Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

23
18 8
Red Setter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

24
18 8
Curly Coated Retriever is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

25
16 7
American Water Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

26
17 8
Gordon Setter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

27
19 10
Wire-haired Vizsla is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

28
22 13
Spinone Italiano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting
Spinone Italiano

29
17 9
Llewellyn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting
Llewellyn

30
19 13
Jack Russell Terrier is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

31
16 11
Blackmouth Cur is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

32
17 12
Fox Terrier is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

33
19 14
Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting
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34
16 13
Spanish Water Dog is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

35
16 13
Poodle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

36
13 12
English Cocker Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting

37
5 4
Rat Terrier is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dogs for Hunting
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