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best hunting/indoor family dog #5129886 05/27/14 04:01 PM
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ok all... i am looking for feedback (i realize some of you are biased b/c of the dogs you have and you love them dearly) but i am truly seeking what dogs typically do best as family dogs that can go hunting with me. thanks in advance for the feedback and i look forward to hearing from you all. thx

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Iv got hogs an can show you a good time.


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Ok, I'll play.

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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.
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I think it depends more on the individual pup than it does on the breed, but all the above are great.



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This comes up all the time, plenty to dig through already.

Based on what little information you have give. On your family, home, hunting needs, hard to give an opinion anyway.


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I'll take a Black Female every time.

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Patrick I know you've been going through this for a long time now. I know you don't want a Lab but they really are the best suited dog for your needs. Also labs come in small packages if you do your homework and find the right breeding.

They will fit your needs the best. I'm not just saying that because I'm a Lab guy because I'm not, I'm a dog guy and I can say without a doubt a Lab will suite your needs better than any other breed I know of.

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X2 for my Velcro dogs..

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Sorry.. did not quote.. someone mentioned a Vizsla.. aka Velcro dogs.. very good family dogs and love to hunt.. do not take to kenneling, harsher methods like english pointers though..

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A Deutscher Wachtelhund bred to be like that


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Vizsla or lab depending on what you hunt most.

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OK yes I am sided towards my Vizsla but I also have to put a mark in the GSP corner. Vizslas are just such great family lovers.

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I love my brittany. There's too many reasons to list but I'll list a few.
Extremely smart. He picked up retrieving dove just off of instinct in his first day out hunting.
Very family friendly. When he isn't at the ranch working all he wants to do is play and love on everyone and in return be loved on. (He's a bit of an attention hog, thinks he's a lap dog.)

Fantastic dogs I think, I can't wait to add another to the family.


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Look into Boykin Spaniels. We love ours.


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I love my lab but the hair is unreal. Great dogs and I told my wife if someone could make a lab that doesn't shed they'd have the perfect dog in the world.


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I have owned a Brittany, Labrador, and Vizslas. All good family dogs. GSPs are bat crazy though. I would read up on the breed and breeder descriptions for each and choose on the type of hunting you will do, the individual traits of each breed, and on the parents of the breeding you get your pup from. Just kidding about GSPs. All four can make great family dogs.

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I would think it would be based on what you consider a "Family Dog". the reason I ask is most dogs when imprinted at a young age will be great Family Dogs. they will do great with kids and can live in the house without any problems. I think the questions is more of how much time will you be able to spend with the dog. this is where specific breeds will come in. If you have lots of time then some of the more energetic breeds will be fine. If you have limited time I would recommend a less energetic breed. I think most hunting breeds will work great just figure out how much time you have and get a healthy puppy and have fun.


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thanks for all the feedback everyone. to elaborate more i mostly hunt dove and waterfowl. in regards to my living situation i live in an apartment but it has a few great dog play areas and is next to a running trail i use daily. typically speaking i will be able to speand time working/playing with the dog in the morning hours and evening hours. however, during the day i would not have much if any time ot spare to play with the dog. i do have family that lives close by that has, in the past, come by and taken care of my other dogs (though i do not ahve any right now). so that is an update on what i know thus far. i noticed noone said golden's... is that b/c they just have mostly had the hunting part of them bred out? just curious. thanks again fro the advise.

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Originally Posted By: patrick123
thanks for all the feedback everyone. to elaborate more i mostly hunt dove and waterfowl. in regards to my living situation i live in an apartment but it has a few great dog play areas and is next to a running trail i use daily. typically speaking i will be able to speand time working/playing with the dog in the morning hours and evening hours. however, during the day i would not have much if any time ot spare to play with the dog. i do have family that lives close by that has, in the past, come by and taken care of my other dogs (though i do not ahve any right now). so that is an update on what i know thus far. i noticed noone said golden's... is that b/c they just have mostly had the hunting part of them bred out? just curious. thanks again fro the advise.


Goldens are a great choice as well if you don't want a Lab. Just make sure you do your homework and get a quality field bred dog since you want to hunt with it. The show bred or common back yard bred Goldens are not going to be of much use in the field, there bred way to big and slow for field work. I've never seen a show bred Golden that would hunt worth a damn, there 100lb lap dogs. But if you do the research and spend the cash you should be able to find a quality Golden that will fit your needs very well.

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Ok, I'll play.

Brittany. smile


Agree 100%. Just need CCBIRDDOGMAN to take my boy Max for a month or 2 to properly train him. What say you Kevin?

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I wouldn't say that. I have a golden in the kennel right now that would blow the doors off of most dogs. It all has to do with finding the right breeding.


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Ok, I'll play.

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Agree 100%. Just need CCBIRDDOGMAN to take my boy Max for a month or 2 to properly train him. What say you Kevin?


Let's see what the bird populations look like this year, I might can find a box he could ride in on a few trips. up If nothing else, you can bring him up to the lake & we can work him on some pigeons right by the house in the morning & go Crappie fish in the afternoon. Win Win.


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