It should not be from the hunting dogs to demand protection or watchdog qualities, because their characteristic feature is full trust to any person, and not just the owner. Because they can work with anyone with a gun.
But their hunting instinct is still preserved, and therefore such breeds need a certain content. First of all, they need increased physical activity. This is especially necessary for the greyhound, which begin to hurt without special exercises.
List of popular hunting breeds of dogs
Hunting breeds of dogs number more than 45. But their number is reduced due to the fact that dogs previously used only for hunting, now move just to the category of pets.
American, English , French cocker spaniels gained special fame due to extreme friendliness and optimism. They are well trained and obedient, get along well with other pets. They need constant attention of the owner and danger is loneliness.
Labrador Retriever is a very mobile water lover. He is a dedicated companion, easily adapting to different conditions. Affectionate, obedient and intelligent friend. Not aggressive, but also not timid.
Basset Hound - calm and affectionate dog with a spectacular appearance. Can be naughty and stubborn. This is an excellent hardy and tireless hunter, but the breed, thanks to its irresistible appearance, has become extremely popular as a decorative one. Basset Hounds are very fond of children and ideal for living in the family. Like all hunters in need of long long walks.
English setter is a friendly, affectionate and calm dog with a powerful developed hunting instinct. Comfortably feels among people, children and pets. The ideal family companion.
Bloodhound - affectionate, child-loving breed, but resentful and does not recognize physical punishment, offended forever. Requires long and very active walks without a lead.
Poodle - despite the fact that has long been perceived exclusively decorative dog, in fact, also a hunter who collected game on the water.
There are large and dwarfish. The little ones are more nervous and therefore prone to frequent barking. They like to play with children and get on well with all members of the family. Love to play with the ball and swim. Easily trained and obedient.
Dachshund is intelligent and intelligent, but does not tolerate gross and disparaging treatment. With improper education, she can become disobedient and stubborn, do not respect the master and take revenge with small dirty tricks. Rabbit dachshunds are smaller and have a softer character. Dachshunds love walks and are very inquisitive, constantly hunted. They are unpretentious and hardy, have a stable nervous system and good health.
Beagle is a very affectionate and cheerful dog with a beautiful voice. Everywhere feels comfortable: at home, on the hunt, on a visit. But by nature - a tramp and likes to sometimes walk "by himself." Handsome and healthy, needs regular physical activity.
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