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    Question Dogs for deer

    I'm thinking of getting a dog for hunting but not sure what breed, any ideas??
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    [QUOTE=Kiwiman;126378]I'm thinking of getting a dog for hunting but not sure what breed, any ideas??[/Hi kiwi man , there are a few on here with deer dogs , scroll through the dog section and you will see a few . The versitiles seem to be the most popular , ie German short hairs , wire hairs pointers and Hungarian vizslas . But in saying that there are some very good labs on deer too . There are quite a few things to consider . Do you want just a deer dog ? Maybe a vizsla then or if you want to duck dog as well a lab or gsp or wh pointer ? .
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    Hi thanks for the info, i will have a read and see how we go
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    My best Hunting dog was a Curly Coat Retreiver called Sam.

    She was awesome on Pheasents and Deer and not too bad on the ducks too.

    So many good breeds to choose from.

    Good Luck.

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    Black Lab, Versatile for Deer or Birds. They have a thick coat and love water.. And just plod along all day.



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    Shootm, do you find the lab a bit loud in the bush when you're stalking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipgr View Post
    Shootm, do you find the lab a bit loud in the bush when you're stalking? Sent from my MT27i using Tapatalk 2
    Don't think the phesseys can hear him coming !
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipgr View Post
    Shootm, do you find the lab a bit loud in the bush when you're stalking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootm View Post
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    Sweet. Just talked to a guy recently who had a vizsla for his deer work and a lab for retrieving; I asked him why he didn't use the lab for both and he said that it was too loud in the bush while the vizsla was very quiet. Just wondered what you thought.
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    GWP, but then I'm biased... Basil, 10 1/2 weeks in this photo. Such a cool character, quite different from my Springer spaniel... Can't wait to get him out on deer once he is ready

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    Awesome looking dog there sam. I've always liked the liver and white coloured ones. But he is marked well imho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootm View Post
    Black Lab, Versatile for Deer or Birds. They have a thick coat and love water.. And just plod along all day.



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    Fark here we go...which dogs best thread...these can be good!

    Most of the "'hunting type" breeds from decent breeders will do the job alright with appropriate training. GWP, GSP, Vizsla, Lab, Heading dog/collie, Spaniels, etc etc etc.

    I chose a GSP as my first hunting dog. Sure she shivers, whines, annoys the crap out of me, but she is a hunting mate that will NEVER let you down or be "too busy" for the quick hunt after work. While my GSP isn't perfect by any means she is a pretty versatile wee hunter. Heres' a very small selection of photos from trips on;



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    Up to you what breed you choose, just remember a dog is a 10 year + investment.

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