Breed Group by WKU / PKU

GROUP FOUR – Hunting Dogs

hunting dog is a canine that hunts with or for humans. There are several types of hunting dogs developed for various tasks and purposes.

GROUP 1 -Shepherds

The Shepherd Dog Group include dogs that are one of the oldest groups that were first used when ancient people began keeping livestock. 

GROUP 4 – Hunting Dogs

hunting dog is a canine that hunts with or for humans. There are several types of hunting dogs developed for various tasks and purposes.

4.01 Australian Greyhound

4.02 Azawakh

4.03 Afghan Hound

4.04 American Blue

4.05 American Foxhound

4.06 English Foxhound

4.07 English Setter

4.08 American Cocker Spaniel

4.09 English Cocker Spaniel

4.10 American Water Spaniel

4.11 English Springer Spaniel

4.12 Ariege Pointer

4.13.1 Large French-English Hound

4.13.2 Middle-sized French-English Hound

4.13.3 Small French-English Hound

4.14 Alpine Dachsbracke

4.15 Briguet

4.16 Burgos Pointing Dog

4.17 Barak

4.18 Austrian Hound

4.19.1 Basset-hound

4.19.2 Basset Fauve de Bretagne

4.19.3 Large Basset Griffon Vendeen

4.19.4 Small Basset-Griffon Vendeen

4.19.5 Basset Artesian Normand

4.19.6 Blue Gascony Basset

4.20 Barbet

4.21 Belgian Shorthaired Pointer

4.22 Large French Pointer

4.23 Beagle

4.24 Beagle Harrier

4.25 Brittany Spaniel

4.26 Bourbonnais Pointer

4.27 Bloodhound

4.28 Bavarian Mountain Hound

4.29 Bernese Hound

4.30 Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound

4.31 Hungarian Greyhound

4.32 Weimaraner

4.33 Welsh Springer Spaniel

4.34 Wetter hound

4.35 Eastern Siberian Laika

4.36 Hungarian Vizsla

4.37 Greyhound

4.38 Hanoverian Hound

4.39 Dunker Norwegian

4.40 Drahthaar

4.41 Scottish Deerhound

4.42 Zapadno-Sibirskaia Laika

4.43 Italian Pointer

4.44 Irish Wolthound

4.45 Italian Hound

4.46 Irish Water Spaniel

4.47.1 Irish Red Setter

4.47.2 Irish Setter Red & White

4.48 Swedish Elkhound

4.49 Clumber Spaniel

4.50 Karelian-Finnich Laika

4.51 German Short Haired Pointer

4.53 German Long Haired Pointer

4.54 Bulgarian Hound

4.55 Latvian Hound

4.56 Lithuanian Hound

4.57 Labrador Retriever

4.58 German Spaniel

4.59 Norwegian Elkhound

4.60 Otterhound

4.61 Picardy Spaniel

4.62 Polish Geyhound

4.63 English Pointer

4.64 Polish Hound

4.65 Porcelaine

4.66 .1 Flat-Coated Retriever

4.66.2 Golden Retriever

4.66.3 Curly-Coated Retriever

4.66.4 Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

4.66.5 Chesapeake Bay Retriever

4.67 Rhodesian Ridgeback

4.68 Russian Wolfhound

4.69 Russian Hound

4.70 Russian Hunting Spaniel

4.71 Russian-European Laika

4.72 Russian Piebald Hound

4.73 Spinone Italian

4.74 Sloughi

4.75 Slovakian Wire-haired Pointing Dog

4.76 Slovensky Kopov

4.77 Setter Gordon

4.78 Sussex Spaniel

4.79 Stabyhoun

4.80 Shikoku

4.81 Tasy

4.82 Taygan

4.83.1 Dachshund Standart Smooth Haired

4.83.2 Dachshund Miniature Smooth Haired

4.83.3 Dachshund Rabbit Smooth Haired

4.83.4 Dachshund Standart Wire Haired

4.83.5 Dachshund Miniature Wire Haired

4.83.6 Dachshund Kaninchen Wire Haired

4.83.7 Dachshund Standart Long Haired

4.83.8 Dachshund Miniature Long Haired

4.83.9 Dachsund Kaninchen Long Haired

4.84 Whippet

4.85 French Spaniel

4.86 Pharaoh Hound

4.87 Finnish Hound

4.88 Field Spaniel

4.89 Eastern Greyhound

4.90 Cesky Fousek

4.91 Swedich Dachsbracke

4.92 Shiba Inu

4.93 Estonian Hound

4.94 Thai Ridgeback

Group Four –

Hunting Dogs

Some hunting dogs, like pointers and setters, are bred to simply find the prey, usually fowl, and mark the spot where it is so the hunters can find it. A good activity for these breeds is search and rescue.

Humans and hunting dogs have a long, storied history together. In fact, some of the first domesticated dogs were likely bred to help assist humans in capturing and killing game for food.

Today, hunting dogs still provide their human companions with invaluable assistance on hunting trips. The term does not describe an official breed group recognized by the American Kennel Club. Rather, it refers to dogs that either hunt with or hunt for humans, which includes many breeds from the sporting group and the hound dog group.

Hunters desire certain qualities and characteristics in hunting dogs. They need a good sense of smell to track and retrieve the quarry. For longer trips, a hunter will need a dog with a lot of energy and stamina.

If you are the Pack Leader to a hunting dog — or a mixed breed dog that is part hunting dog — you will need to find activities that fulfill their particular hunting drive, or they may direct those instincts elsewhere, resulting in problem behaviors.