hunting dog

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The Weimaraner was originally bred for hunting in early 19th century Germany. Early Weimaraners were used by royalty for hunting large game such as boar, bear, and deer.

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English Springer Spaniels were originally bred as hunting dogs that would "spring" (or flush) game-birds into the air, where a trained falcon or hawk would bring it to the handler. This is also the origin of the breed's name.

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Did you know that West Highland Terriers were originally bred for hunting rats, foxes, badgers, otters, and other small critters?

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"Images of Brittanys were first seen on tapestries and paintings from the 17th century. These images depicted orange and white dogs hunting and retrieving game. The first written and verifiable record of Brittanys comes from a hunting description written by Reverend Davies in 1850."

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During the Middle Ages Scottish Deerhounds were used as deer hunting dogs for Scottish tribes.

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"The original purpose of the Gordon Setter was to hunt gamebirds. Their quarry in the United Kingdom may be partridge or grouse, pheasant, ptarmigan, blackgame, snipe or woodcock: whilst overseas bird dogs are worked on quail, willow grouse, sand grouse, guinea fowl, sagehen, francolin."

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Did you know that in their homeland of Finland, the Karelian Bear Dog is used mostly to hunt elk, and is the favored dog of native big-game hunters?