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grumpylilmoose 08-24-2013 04:39 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 08:18 AM

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


grumpylilmoose 08-24-2013 01:57 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 09:27 PM

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

grumpylilmoose 08-25-2013 01:01 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 04:40 AM

What type of hunting you talking?

grumpylilmoose 08-25-2013 04:55 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 06:45 AM

Boykin spaniel

WNYhunter 08-25-2013 09:34 AM

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

grumpylilmoose 08-25-2013 04:43 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

HogNDog 08-25-2013 09:01 PM

There are other breeds that you can look into, there's also the Jagdterrier, Cocker Spaniel, Jack Russell Terrier, Beagle, Boykin Spaniel, just to name a few.

Aardhond 10-06-2013 11:52 AM

Hello sir , i am aardhond from holland owner and worker of 8 patterdales or how i like to call them fell terriers or black dogs ,
For you as a beginner in ground work i would advice NOT a patterdale cuz thos dogs like to be clouse and personal whit there game wish can create allot of damage , the blacks are made to stay untill dug to so wish mean that you need a locator system like those from bellmann&fling from the uk and some good shovels google on king of spades garden tools and those are the best imo
If you dont like to dig dont go for earthwork , there is another style of hunting in the usa wish is barn hunting for coons , never did it myself but from people i know i heard that its a blast , as for more info you can join the vargy coyote board ,,,or the hunting life

2of my black dogs bred by ronny cloot from belgium

Nuttalls tyke bred by mr nuttall from the uk

Good luck and hunt safe

jrfrmn 12-18-2013 12:54 PM

Originally Posted by grumpylilmoose (Post 4075280)
Squirrel / rabbit / fox...
I wouldn't mind eventually hunting water fowl, and bigger game in a year or two.

For these three would suggest a terrier. For waterfowl a springer spaniel or a lab. I have owned springer's and they are great dogs.
Terriers also make good bird and rabbit dogs.

Jdecountryboy 01-03-2014 09:40 PM

Fiest is my personal opinion for squirrel rabbit is without a doubt a beagle and fox i have no clue. I would get a beagle probably but its gonna take time because dogs dont just come along that hunt everything u tell them too. Its gonna be extremely hard to find a dog like you want.

Jdecountryboy 01-03-2014 09:42 PM

A fiest will make a good pet in your apartment once he's house trained.

Tundra10 01-03-2014 11:18 PM

mastiff or miniature great danes!

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