Can You Pass This Hunting With Dogs Quiz?

By: Becky Stigall

Can You Pass This Hunting With Dogs Quiz?
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About This Quiz

Man's best friend is willing to help with just about anything... including hunting. Take this quiz to see if you know which dogs do what while hunting.
Approximately how long ago did dogs begin helping their human friends hunt?
5,000 years
10,000 years
15,000 years
20,000 years
Hunters sought the aid of their canine companions for the purpose of hunting about 20,000 years ago. Some call the dog the most important hunting companion in history.

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Which of the following is a category of hunting dog?
Hounds
Gun dogs
Terriers
All of the above
There are three categories of hunting dogs: hounds, gun dogs and terriers. Each group does something slightly different.

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What category of dog was once used to hunt smaller game and to track down wounded prey?
Hound
Gun dog
Terrier
Terriers were traditionally used to hunt small game. In the U.S., terriers are now, for the most part, merely house dogs.
None of the above

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What type of dog is used to pursue game that runs?
Hound
Hounds are used to chase running prey. They are still used in England for hunting parties.
Gun dog
Terrier
None of the above

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What type of dog flushes out prey that hides?
Hound
Gun dog
Gun dogs are used to flush out hidden prey. Birds and some small mammals are examples of prey that hides.
Terrier
None of the above

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What group of dog uses its nose to track prey and its voice to signal position?
Terrier
Gun dog
Scent hound
Scent hounds are used to follow prey because they are good scent dogs. Their bark is so loud that they are easy for the hunter to follow, even if they are out of sight.
Poodle

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What type of scent hound will corner prey that hides in trees?
Tree hound
The tree hound group is a sub category of scent hounds. These dogs are trained to remain at the base of a tree once the prey has climbed up.
Corgi
Poodle
Labrador

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What group of dog is best for hunting birds?
Gun dog
Gun dogs are good as hunting companions in wetland areas. They are good at flushing out birds and other small game, like rabbits.
Terrier
Hound
Corgi

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What do gun dogs do after the prey has been brought down?
Locate and retrieve
Gun dogs locate downed prey. They often bring that prey to the hunter.
Locate and eat
Locate and run away
Locate and lie down

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What type of dog hunts near the hunter?
Hound
Gun dog
Gun dogs stay in close proximity to the hunter. Conversely, hound dogs may be quite a distance away from the hunter while chasing down prey.
Terrier
Corgi

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What type of dog would you use if you wanted to flush out birds from hiding?
Spaniel
Spaniels are best suited for flushing out birds from hiding. After the hunter downs the prey, the spaniel then retrieves it.
Corgi
Pointer
Shepherd

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What type of dog would you use if you wanted to quietly locate ground prey?
Spaniel
Coonhound
Pointer
A pointer quietly locates prey and points, giving the hunter the opportunity to locate the prey and flush it out for harvesting. A coonhound is a noisy hunter, and would therefore be a bad choice.
Corgi

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Which of the following is an example of a tree hound?
Bluetick
Bluetick hounds are tree hounds. They bark loudly during pursuit and once the prey is treed.
Beagle
Basset
Foxhound

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What might a hunter want a Munsterlander to do?
Hunt birds
Hunt furred game
Retrieve waterfowl
All of the above
The Munsterlander is a versatile breed that may be used to hunt both birds and furred game, as well as retrieve waterfowl. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is an equally versatile gun dog.

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Which of the following is an example of a retriever?
Coonhound
Beagle
Basset
Standard Poodle
Standard Poodles are retrievers. Other retrievers are Golden, Labrador, and Chesapeake Bay.

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Which of the following is an example of a setter?
Labrador
Brittany
Gordon
The Gordon is a setter. Other setters include the Irish and the English.
Springer

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Which of the following is an example of a spaniel?
Coonhound
Beagle
Basset
Field
Field dogs are examples of spaniels. Other spaniels are the Springer and the Cocker.

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Which type of dog is best suited to hunt geese and doves?
Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers are best used to hunt geese and doves and other prey that hide. Bluetick, Beagle, and Basset breeds are hounds, best suited for prey that run.
Bluetick
Beagle
Basset

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Which of the following would be best suited for hunting fox and wild boar?
Golden Retriever
Bluetick Hound
The Bluetick hound is best suited for hunting prey that runs, like fox and wild boar. Retrievers, Setters and Pointers are best suited for hunting prey that hides, like birds.
Irish Setter
English Pointer

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What is considered the best window for training a hunting dog?
The first two years
The first two years are considered the ideal window for training a hunting dog. During this time, the dog must not only have training, but also exposure to real hunting situations.
The first five years
The first seven years
Any time

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What type of dog uses a method of tracking prey called coursing?
Sight hounds
Sight hounds use the coursing method to track prey. Coursing is essentially sighting from a distance, then stalking and pursuing prey.
Scent hounds
Lurcher
Retriever

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What type of hound often hunts in packs?
Retriever
Sight hound
Scent hound
Scent hounds often hunt in packs. The pack does the chasing, and the hunters try to keep up.
Lurcher

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Which of the following dogs would be a good pointer?
Coonhound
Beagle
Basset
English Setter
English Setters are good pointers. They are gun dogs, often used to hunt waterfowl.

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Which of the following is the oldest class of gun dog?
Basset
Coonhound
Spaniel
Spaniels are considered the oldest class of gun dog. They were first used for hunting as far back as the Renaissance.
Beagle

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The Greyhound is a member of what group?
Sight hounds
Greyhounds are sight hounds. Sight hounds are used for their speed and agility.
Scent hounds
Setters
Retrievers

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Which dog's instinct to kill may be exploited for dog fighting?
Terrier
Terriers, such as the American Pit Bull Terrier, are often exploited for dog fighting. They do, however, make loyal family dogs.
Greyhound
Basset
Beagle

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Which dog was specifically bred for both saltwater and freshwater conditions?
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are common in the United States. They are known for hunting in icy water.
Scottish Deerhound
Weimaraner
Beagle

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Which dog was originally used in Germany to hunt ducks?
Beagle
Basset hound
Standard Poodle
The Standard Poodle was once used by the wealthy in Germany to hunt ducks. They are water dogs, often considered better at retrieving than the retrievers.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever

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Which of the following dogs was bred to kill?
Hound
Retriever
Terrier
The Terrier was specifically bred to kill. They were once used in urban areas to kill vermin and were popular in Victorian London.
Herder

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Which of the following dogs would be best used for tracking?
Greyhound
Whippet
Saluki
Bloodhound
The Bloodhound is best used for tracking. They have a strong sense of smell and a great tracking ability.

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The Saluki is a member of what hunting group?
Scent hound
Sight hound
The Saluki is a sight hound. The Saluki is also known as a Persian Greyhound.
Retriever
Flusher

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The Weimaraner is what type of dog?
Hound
Gun dog
The Weimaraner is a gun dog. They are mostly used to hunt smaller prey, like birds and rabbits.
Terrier
Herder

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What type of dog is best used for upland bird hunting?
Sight hound
Scent hound
Herder
Pointer
Pointers are useful in upland bird hunting. Upland prey tends to hide in brush, which makes pointers useful.

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Coonhounds were bred to hunt what prey?
Birds
Rats
Racoon
Coonhounds were bred to hunt coons and other game animals. They are known for their treeing ability.
Turkey

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Water dogs belong to which hunting group?
Hound
Gun dog
Water dogs are gun dogs. They are used to flush out and retrieve prey.
Herder
Terrier

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