Labradors are popular gundogs. This lively, loyal dog breed can swim in frigid water.
Golden retrievers are gundogs like Labradors. They hunt birds and small prey well. Goldens are loyal and trainable. They make great family pets and are good with kids.
Beagles have a great nose and strong voices. This breed mostly hunts bunnies. Beagles are fantastic family pets and good with children.
English springer spaniels are great in flushing and chasing pheasants. This dog can equal Labrador and golden retriever retrieving talents.
English Springer Spaniel
The pointer, or English pointer, is a bird dog with a strong prey drive. The pointer aggressively pursues quail and pheasants.
Chesapeake Bay retrievers are athletic and determined. This breed is smart and loyal. Like the Lab, the Chessie's oily coat resists cold water.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
The bluetick coonhound can track and hunt any animal it finds. This breed chases cougars and mountain lions. High-energy canines with good noses.
The English setter points, runs, and hunts. These dogs can retrieve, making them good bird hunters.
Irish setters are famed for their red coats and quickness. Like English setters, they come in display and field varieties. This breed is robust, hardworking, and determined to hunt birds.