Which Dog Breed Would Be Your Perfect Hunting Companion?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

Dogs are the coolest. We could try to convince you why this is so, but the fact of the matter is you either get how cool they are, or you don't, and if you don't there really is nothing we can do to convince you otherwise. Now that we think of it, hunting is kind of the same thing. You are either going to dig it or you aren't, but the thing is, if you do dig it you are going to be way better off if you have a hunting dog.

But which dog breed should you team up with? Obviously, the first things that come to mind are retrievers, whether they be Golden or Labrador, but there are all sorts of other breeds that can help you get your hunt on, such as the English Setter, the bloodhound, or the coonhound. In fact, all sorts of dog breeds originally came about because of their being bred to hunt, even ones you never would expect, such as the Great Dane. So when you head on out for a day of hunting, what dog breed do you want by your side to help you on your mission?  Stay out of the doghouse and take this quiz to find out.

What are you hunting?

What are you using to hunt?

What's the terrain like?

What's the weather like?

How long will you be out?

What danger might you face?

How fuzzy do you like your dog?

How big do they need to be?

How loud should your dog be?

Are you hunting for fun or for work?

Do you eat what you hunt?

How often do you hunt?

How much do you pay for what you hunt?

Where do you hunt?

Who hunts with you, besides your dog?

Do you care if your dog gets on with other dogs?

Do you want a dog who likes other familiar people than you?

How do you want your dog to feel about strangers?

Should your dog like the water?

How strong should your dog be?

How greedy will your dog be?

How easily trained should it be?

Will you get it from a breeder or a rescue?

What time of year will you hunt?

Will your dog wear anything to hunt?

What is your dog's role during the hunt?

How will you reward your dog for a good job?

How will you travel to the hunt?

Will you hunt on private or public land?

If you decide to quit hunting, will your dog be a good pet?

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