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By Ron Spomer
June 18, 2013

For as long as there have been different breeds of gundog, there have been hunters arguing for the merit of one breed over the other. So, which canine really is the best all-around hunting dog? Ron Spomer thinks he has the answer.

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Latest Comments

justin smotherman wrote:
April 11, 2014

perfect dogs do exist. my very first german shorthair is a perfect example. sored through the roof on natural abilities points and held point till I said otherwise. I hunt pheasant qaul and chucker. my dog has cought many birds I didn't eeven have to shoot. if ur dog can catch a chucker we al no that saying something dog would hold her foot on the bird and not even touch with mouth until I said retrieve. awesome dog. german pointer can have it all it. just dpends. same with all other breeds im sure

Dan Jurek wrote:
February 26, 2014

I used to own labs, but switched to a pudelpointer 9 years ago. My labs were both great, but after having the pudelpointer, I can't imagine any other breed. One thing not mentioned is that besides all the great traits already mentioned they don't shed. I haven't lost one crippled grouse, woodcock, or pheasant in the 8 years I've hunted her. Over 600 wild birds shot, zero lost.

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