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grumpylilmoose 08-24-2013 03:39 AM

Best breed under 25lbs?
Are there any good all around hunting dogs that stay around 25lbs?
I live in an apartment, that has a weight restriction.

I'd be hunting mostly small game due to limited freezer space.

Doc E 08-24-2013 07:18 AM

I've been pretty impressed by field bred English Cockers.


grumpylilmoose 08-24-2013 12:57 PM

They sound great I always over looked them due to the ones I've seen looking like minature poodles as far as size goes, so assumed the purpose got bred out of them.

HogNDog 08-24-2013 08:27 PM

There's the Patterdale Terrier, they make great little hunting dogs in my opinion.

grumpylilmoose 08-25-2013 12:01 AM

I have an E-mail out about a Patterdale.
Two years old, fixed,.kills mice, hates cats would it be possible to still train him to hunt?

bald9eagle 08-25-2013 03:40 AM

What type of hunting you talking?

grumpylilmoose 08-25-2013 03:55 AM

Squirrel / rabbit / fox...
I wouldn't mind eventually hunting water fowl, and bigger game in a year or two.

mn trucker 08-25-2013 05:45 AM

Boykin spaniel

WNYhunter 08-25-2013 08:34 AM

beagle is my choice. Some are tough to train but once they are they are great house dogs.

grumpylilmoose 08-25-2013 03:43 PM

I really like the aggressive nature of a patterdale terrier from everything I've read.

That they will seriously try and kill the hunted animal, I think their drive would help making hunting far easier for me, just starting in the hunting hobby.

however they are the only breed I have looked into for their hunting potential.

I do need to start researching the other breeds, pros and cons.

Maybe stories of personal experience can help me?

I won't be doing any hunting til at least 2014

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