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There are several breeds of dogs that can be used for hunting different game species. Some dogs can be used to hunt several types of game animals.

  • Pointers are used primarily for upland game birds.
  • Retrievers are large, hearty dogs used primarily to retrieve waterfowl; they also can be trained to hunt other game birds.
  • Spaniels are used mainly as flushers.
  • Hunting Hounds are used to hunt raccoons and rabbits in the Southeast, lions and bears in the West, and deer in some states.
Hunting dog
A trained hunting dog can be an excellent hunting partner.