Pointers, often known as English pointers, are determined bird dogs with high prey drives. Pointers aggressively seek quail and pheasants. The breed is heat-tolerant and suitable for hunting in warmer climes.
English springer spaniels excel at flushing and chasing pheasants. This dog retrieves like a Labrador or golden retriever. The English springer spaniel's lower stature helps it hunt in fewer settings.
American foxhounds are determined scent hounds. This hound loves to chase. The breed originally hunted foxes from English foxhounds.Foxhounds are loyal and affectionate pets, but they need lots of activity to burn off their energy and endurance.
The beagle has a strong nose and a loud voice. Hunting rabbits is this breed's specialty. Beagles are good with kids and make great family pets. They're affectionate and accommodating.
Labrador retrievers are popular gundogs. This lively, loyal dog breed can swim in frigid water. Duck hunters like Labradors. Labs are friendly and willing to please, making them great household dogs when not hunting.
English setters hunt, point, and run. Bird hunting is easy with these retrievers. Setters were divided into conformation and field as their popularity grew. Hunting dogs are smaller and lighter-feathered.
Bluetick coonhounds can track and tree almost any animal. This breed has chased cougars and mountain lions. High-energy, good-nosed dogs. Even without prey, they're vociferous.
Chesapeake Bay retrievers are determined and athletic gundogs. The breed is smart and loyal. Like the Lab, the Chessie's oily coat resists cold water. Unlike the Lab, this breed isn't everyone's best friend.