What on earth are Bird Dogs? Well for those that know, please give me a moment of your patience to explain it to those that have never heard of this before. Bird Dogs are in no way related physiologically to birds! Rather, the term “Bird Dogs” refer to those canine friends of ours that retrieve birds that their owners have shot. Bird dogs can also be Field Dogs, Gun Dogs or Hunting Dogs. Some of the Bird Dogs include: Pointers, Retrievers, English Setters, Irish Setters, Gordon Setters, Red Setters, Red and White Setters, Brittany Spaniels, English Pointers, Vizslas, German Shorthaired Pointers, German Wirehaired Pointers, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons, Pointers, Labradors, Golden Retrievers and English Cocker Spaniels.
If you are an avid hunter, or are heavily into the pursuit of wild-game and you are looking to find a new partner, then you need not go any further! Euro Puppy, the premier provider of champion-line puppies and dogs is at your service, with the best Bird Dog puppies for sale. With over 150 breeds to choose from, all 10 groups recognized by the FCI are represented. From companion dogs, to working dogs…and yes, even Bird Dogs. Being proudly of European origin, Euro Puppy can boast with purebred Hungarian Vizsla puppies, Labrador Retriever Puppies, Golden Retriever Puppies and English Cocker Spaniel Puppies. These are some of the best Bird Dogs that any person passionate about game hunting would appreciate.
The top European breeders that Euro Puppy works with, make sure that the breed standard of these breeds are maintained at all times. The puppies are healthy and socialized, because they are not taken away from their mothers too early. This enables the puppies to have a pleasant and balanced temperament that any Bird Dog should have. If you would like to enquire about Euro Puppy’s champion Bird Dog puppies for sale, contact us, and we would be more than happy to offer our assistance.
Well, there are over 150 registered dog breeds. Apart from this, there are those that are purebred and not registered; designer-dogs and so many sizes, colors and temperaments of pavement specials that it is not an easy question to answer. Euro Puppy has done a bit of research. We collected 20 comments and made an analysis at the end of it:
•“It depends on a person who likes the dog…but for me, any breed as long as it makes you feel comfortable and can make it as your best friend.”
•“The Border Collie is a truly great family dog and demonstrably is the most trainable for commands.”
•“The Japanese Akita, besides being fiercely loyal, is definitely the strongest animal to protect your children against stray bears.”
•“A wild mix of a shepherd dog with real wolf, or the coyote with a Keeshond! These wild mixes are truly the most perspicacious (keenly aware) due to their inherent advanced outdoor awareness (with a notably higher neurological brain stem) than any domesticated dog.”
•“If you’re truly an animal lover, it doesn’t matter about which breed is the best.”
•“They are ALL the best.”
•“I have a French bulldog and I love that breed! I am not sure that I will ever have any dog after I lose this one, but if I do, that will be a French bulldog as well.”
•“The best breed of dog for you depends on the distinctive characteristics that are important to you, the amount of time you can dedicate to the dog, the space available for the dog, your patience, type of food you lavish on the dog etc. Always think long-term when looking for a dog. A puppy that you have today will have different needs when it grows up. If you live in a apartment don’t choose a energetic dog like a lab retriever. These dogs need lots of exercise and a decent amount of space to move around.”
•“Golden Retrievers. They have everything Labradors have but are better looking with shinier fur!”
•“Labradors. They’re super friendly, playful, easy to train, and friendly with children. They’re also cute, and are a lot more fun than little Paris Hilton-ish purse dogs.”
•“Weiners! They’re Hilarious.”
•“How big is your house? How big is your family? Do you have children? These and many other questions need to be answered to pick the right dog breed. However, a dog’s personality is not only due to its breed, and mixes are usually better for many reasons. Go by a shelter and ask around. They will help you pick the best dog for your situation.”
•“I have a Beagle and a Jack Russell. The Jack Russell is very energetic. If you can handle that, they are very loyal and very loving dogs. The Beagle I have is very calm and will keep my Jack Russell busy when he is bored. I wouldn’t ever just have a Jack Russell without another dog that is a calm dog.”
•“I think you should go to the local supermarket and buy the cutest stuffed puppy you can find. No poop, no chewing, no begging.”
•“A Yorkshire terrier. They are hard to potty train but after that they can be some of the best dogs.”
•“The best “breeds” are mutts. They suffer none of the inbreeding weaknesses of purebreds, such as the common hip problems of German Shepherds and other large dogs, or the nervous yapping of small dogs. Mutts rule!”
•“Beagles are the absolute best. They are very loyal to their owners, yet are inquisitive and will follow the scents of anything that intrigues them. You must want a dog that has his own personality and treat them with respect and quite a lot of discipline, and you will not be disappointed.”
•“I like Dalmatians. They are so cute and have a wonderful personality.”
•“Personally, I prefer the English Springer Spaniel. However, every breed has its good points and it’s bad. It is important to find a breed that you like. I would suggest reviewing the good and bad points of different breeds.”
•”Many people nowadays go to rescue places to get a dog. A Friend of mine rescued a purebred greyhound that had outlived his usefulness as a racing dog, so was going to be put to sleep. He loves the dog, and the dog adjusted quickly to the family, including two boys about 5 and 8. They don’t shed much, and are kind of big, but not threatening.”
So What is the bottom line? There was no one same answer. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder it seems. Why? Well….it all depends on:
-your personality and temperament
-your place of residence
All dogs are precious and every single breed can make your life special. Just look around first; research them and choose the one that makes your smile the widest. At Euro Puppy we have an extensive list of breed infos that can help you answer the question the best.
So….what is your favorite dog breed?
Can you train Cavalier King Charles Spaniels as Bird Dogs?
Thank you for visiting Euro Puppy and for your query. Concerning Cavalier King Charles Spaniels as bird dogs…let me explain a few things, before I can answer your question…
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an interesting breed since it is first and foremost a companion dog. Even the FCI registers it in the 9th group, which is designated for companion dogs. All the other spaniels belong to 8th group as designated by the FCI. This group is for the spaniels that are more hunting / bird dogs. A Cavalier, however is in its element if it is around people and family members. Therefore it is a companion dog. However, like all Spaniels, the Cavalier also has a genetic background of being a hunting dog…or a gun dog /bird dog since it was used to retrieve birds and game.
Of all the Spaniel breeds, the original Cavalier is the only one that developed into a lap dog and therefore its hunting instincts have quite drastically been hindered. The other Spaniels, like the Springer Spaniel or an American Cocker Spaniel are also great family dogs, but their hunting, bird dog instincts are far greater, since they are still today used for such activities. Cavaliers, however have been known to catch small birds in mid-flight that fly too close to the ground. Such behavior is a result of their earlier use as a hunting dog, and as such, they can develop habits that predispose them to chase small animals such as chipmunks, squirrels, etc. Because of this, it is recommended that care should be taken when walking a Cavalier off-leash, as they can single-mindedly chase a butterfly or squirrel onto a busy road or other dangerous situations without regard for their own safety if not properly trained.
The energy of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel comes from its hunting genes and latent hunting instinct. Although it is a perfect companion dog, because of this very same energy and drive, it needs to be exercised just like other Spaniels.
So, to answer your question… yes, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel may be able to learn how to be a bird dog, due to its latent hunting instincts. However, it is a companion dog first and foremost. Other Spaniels and hunting breeds, like Vizslas and Pointers make perfect bird dogs. Therefore it is advisable to rather keep the Cavalier as a companion dog, and if you are keen to have a bird dog, then choose a bird dog, that is really a bird dog in spirit, in habit and in genetic make-up as well.
Hope this helps!