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Top 10 BEST Pheasant Hunting Dogs.

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All good bird hunting breeds on that list that can do their job. These days I like a close working English Setter best, for many years I have used my Airedales with pretty good success. A bit surprised that the English Pointer was not listed.

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I know it is not pheasants, but the best woodcock dog i ever followed was a wirehaired pointing griffon. He would be locked on a tiny bush with a clump of hay around it, and you would swear there is no way in hell there is a bird there. Go over and kick your foot around the bush and there would be the woodcock. He loved to hunt and loved people and kids in his down time.

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Nice post, Bill....Few things are more fun than hunting upland birds with a good dog...Or even a MEDIOCRE dog....

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Loved hunting over my English Springer. 


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18 minutes ago, cynthiafu said:

Love hunting with my mutt

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Nice Hunting dog there! And a big ol Rooster Pheasant. Try to get you out next Spring on the trail of a Gobbler. 

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He looks SO PROUD of himself!!  Like he pointed it, shot it and is going to dress it and cook it too!

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Those Airedales have a face made for radio but they sure can hunt!


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I find a duck's opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread

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Does anyone still use Brittany Spaniels? When I was a kid, my family had one. It flushed a few pheasants on state land for my dad, but really was just a house pet


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We had a Brittany about 15 years ago. Great hunter that required very little training, she was a natural in the field. She was also a very good house dog and family pet. 

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1 hour ago, Biz-R-OWorld said:

Does anyone still use Brittany Spaniels? When I was a kid, my family had one. It flushed a few pheasants on state land for my dad, but really was just a house pet


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Yes, I see them quite a bit, number 4 in the video above.

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A friend had a Brittany she was great but the long hair was always full of brambles and hitchhikers


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I find a duck's opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread

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Strictly pheasants... I would say a labrador  retriever. Dog will run all day . Not range to far . Stocky enough to bust briars and brambles . Coat thick enough to protect them from  being stuck and tore up. Keep them warm  on cold winter days  and  warm in water and rain .  Great  nose .Most tend to be bidable and ready to please. 

That said I love pointers and setters. I have personally raised and hunted  Irish  setters ,german shorthaired  pointers, gordon  setters, a brittany , and labs.

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11 hours ago, Biz-R-OWorld said:

Does anyone still use Brittany Spaniels? When I was a kid, my family had one. It flushed a few pheasants on state land for my dad, but really was just a house pet


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I have had 2 Brittanie's, the current one is “retired”.  The person I hunt upland with also has Brittanie's.  They are a great field dog that points the bird until you walk up and flush it.  The dog should hold steady after the flush until released with BIRD DOWN!  (With training! My dogs were after the bird as soon as the gun went off, but I never did field trials, just hunted for fun). They will also find the dead bird and retrieve to hand also with lots of training.  

Best of all, they are great family dogs, great with kids and friendly.  The only drawback is they shed quite a bit of hair (as much as a lab) and they are very energetic, so they need lots of exercise.  But their sweet demeanor more than make up for it! 

I’ve got lots of pics on Photobucket - but can’t get on that site anymore....

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