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Best breed under 25lbs?

Old 08-24-2013, 03:39 AM
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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.
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:18 AM
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I've been pretty impressed by field bred English Cockers.

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Old 08-24-2013, 12:57 PM
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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.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:27 PM
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There's the Patterdale Terrier, they make great little hunting dogs in my opinion.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:01 AM
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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?
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:40 AM
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What type of hunting you talking?
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:55 AM
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Squirrel / rabbit / fox...
I wouldn't mind eventually hunting water fowl, and bigger game in a year or two.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:45 AM
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Boykin spaniel
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:34 AM
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beagle is my choice. Some are tough to train but once they are they are great house dogs.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:43 PM
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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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