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Best Bird Hunting Dogs

Discussing which breed of dog is better for hunting is kind of like comparing apples to oranges. Honestly, there are a lot of breeds that can be used for almost every type of game out there, however it’s important to know which breeds of bird dog are potentially better for the type of bird being hunted.

Here’s a brief description of the best bird hunting dogs:

When it comes to quail hunting, it doesn’t get much more classic than the Pointer. For bird dogs, their very thin coat will allow them to stay cool in harsh heat and they will endure to the end. They’re more suited to the southern portion of the United States, which is quail rich, although they fair just as well in the north.

For pheasant hunting, the English Springer Spaniel is a great companion for the hunt. Springer’s have a large amount of energy and combined with the Springer’s natural tendency to flush birds out, instead of point them out, it’s quite clear they’re the best for pheasant hunts.

As far as duck hunting goes, and waterfowl hunts in general, the Labrador Retriever takes the cake. Their physical build of double coat, webbed feet, and a thick tail make them the best candidates for water retrieving. It also helps that Labradors are one of the most intelligent breeds out there and can be trained at a young age.

If you’d like to get bird dog training in the state of Oklahoma, there are quite a few places to go to. Ronnie Smith Kennels, located in Big Cabin, is a good one; as is the Vom Kervinshof Kennel, which is located in Elgin. If you need hunting dog gear, you can find it locally or find many places online that will sell the gear you need. There are many local hunting and sports stores that sell exactly what you are looking for. If not, there is always an endless supply of hunting dog gear available online.

Make your reservations on private land today by contacting the Oklahoma Hunt Club.